Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Amy Ryan

Usually in stories there are big problems in the beginning or couples are pulling away, there's a lot of bitterness.
Amy Ryan
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It's fun to play happy people.
Amy Ryan
I will admit, it's so intoxicating working with Steve Carrell. Creatively and professionally.
Amy Ryan
The Tonys are also kind of like a homegrown party. You know everybody.
Amy Ryan
When I was growing up I actually was into Bon Jovi!
Amy Ryan
There are certain things you learn to do as a parent - using every single part of your body because you're multitasking all the time. You're holding the baby and you're closing the door with your left foot.
Amy Ryan
There are so many choices I made simply for health insurance. Is it the ideal role I wanted to play, or the TV show I wanted to be a part of? No, but it let me afford to go to the doctor.
Amy Ryan
I really don't have a problem showing the ugly side of people. If that means my wearing no makeup, that's fine. To me, that's beautiful.
Amy Ryan
I come from a working-class background in Queens, New York.
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It's funny to see the finished product of a movie, stuff that's so beautiful, and to remember the particulars.
Amy Ryan
You know, I don't think, you know, therapy never ends, really.
Amy Ryan
Being an actor, we're so dependent on the writers.
Amy Ryan
'The Wire,' I was such a fan of that show the first season - I think that's the best-written show on TV.
Amy Ryan
I know how to separate my own laundry.
Amy Ryan
First of all, the actor needs to get out of the character's way. You follow the character without judgment or prejudice or preconceived ideas.
Amy Ryan
I can really laugh at myself and make a fool out of myself.
Amy Ryan
I'm so fortunate in that I've never had another job to pay a bill but acting, since the day I got out of high school.
Amy Ryan
One of the great perks of being an actor is you're only as smart as the job you're in, you know, and you're only as informed as the job you're in, and you do become an expert, and you read all the books, but then there's a part of, like, you move on.
Amy Ryan
If your body is excited to do something, that's what you should be doing. Or if it really scares you, you should be doing it.
Amy Ryan
I find that all great directors, and I would include Ben Affleck and Clint Eastwood in that, they have great confidence. And with great confidence comes great freedom for the actor.
Amy Ryan
I'd love to do a costume drama movie. For no other reason, except that it sounds fun to me.
Amy Ryan