Ed Harris quotes

Born
November 28, 1950, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Ed Harris is an American actor.

A lot of films come out before they’re finished.
– Ed Harris

I have a tight family group that’s really important to me. I don’t want to work all the time.
– Ed Harris

I’ve always wanted to work with Paul Newman. I had a couple opportunities in the past, and I didn’t take advantage of it, so it was really fun to be working with him.
– Ed Harris

I have some property. We have a few acres, so I like working on it, whether it’s cutting stuff down, cleaning stuff up, building steps, or working with concrete, you know, brickwork.
– Ed Harris

I feel like my place in this industry is still progressing.
– Ed Harris

You can’t betray yourself too often, or you become somebody else.
– Ed Harris

I actually have a decent singing voice, and I’ve never been able to sing onscreen. I’d love to do a musical.
– Ed Harris

If I’m daring at all, I guess it would be emotionally. I try to keep things interesting for myself and to do things that challenge me.
– Ed Harris

I think most people that are looked upon as doing something daring don’t necessarily think of it that way-they do what they have to do.
– Ed Harris

I chose films made by people I wanted to work with, about subject matter I thought was intriguing.
– Ed Harris

I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight.
– Ed Harris

There’s always a reaction based on fear. People assume if you’re criticizing a decision to go to war, then you’re saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case.
– Ed Harris

I feel pretty comfortable with who I am. After a while, if you’re not, it’s like, what are you hoping for?
– Ed Harris

When I decided to direct, never having done that before, is something I’m very proud of.
– Ed Harris

One of the first things I learned about acting was, the only person you compete against is yourself.
– Ed Harris

For The Truman Show, I worked for a few weeks, do my gig, then I was done.
– Ed Harris

I was concerned about filling my life up with something important to me. To me, it was just necessary.
– Ed Harris

I hope to direct a few more films before I leave the planet, so I hope I can find the material.
– Ed Harris

I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight.
– Ed Harris

You get three hours’ sleep and then you start all over again. Relentless. Pre-production was almost harder than filming. I was all over the city every day. It was really exhausting.
– Ed Harris

Seeing what happens when you rip yourself open is what your job is all about.
– Ed Harris

I have a tight family group that’s really important to me. I don’t want to work all the time.
– Ed Harris

I chose films made by people I wanted to work with, about subject matter I thought was intriguing.
– Ed Harris

I haven’t directed a film since ‘Appaloosa,’ and I’ve been looking for something because I love the directing thing.
– Ed Harris

If I started worrying about how my constituents are going to react to every move I make, I wouldn’t be able to do my job here. I’ll do what I think is right and explain it later.
– Ed Harris

I listen to National Public Radio, which, to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.
– Ed Harris

When Bush first got elected, the very first time there was talk of going to war with Iraq, the mainstream media gave his position total credibility. I didn’t get it then, and I don’t get it now.
– Ed Harris

I enjoy acting, and I appreciate people who have passion about what they’re doing and have a vision about the film they’re trying to make.
– Ed Harris

I like to act with people that know what they’re doing.
– Ed Harris

I am not one of these guys who works job after job after job.
– Ed Harris

You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences. The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds is behind much of the fighting.
– Ed Harris

I am not one of these guys who works job after job after job.
– Ed Harris

Pollock said several times that he couldn’t separate himself from his art. Not knowing much about modern art when I began to read about him, I was much more his persona – his struggles as a human being – that was interesting to me.
– Ed Harris

I like to act with people that know what they’re doing.
– Ed Harris

It’s hard to see a film that’s been made from a book that you really loved because it’s such a different experience.
– Ed Harris

If I’ve been an architect of my own career in any fashion, one thing that I’ve attempted to do is not get typecast, in order to be able to play all different kind of characters. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of that over the years.
– Ed Harris

We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.
– Ed Harris

One of the first things I learned about acting was, the only person you compete against is yourself.
– Ed Harris

You can’t betray yourself too often, or you become somebody else.
– Ed Harris

I had some really dear friends who died from AIDS-one in particular. His family wasn’t around and he didn’t have many friends. I spent a lot of time with him in his later days.
– Ed Harris