Sam Shepard Quotes & Sayings (Page 2)

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Sam Shepard quotes and sayings page 2 (78 year old playwright). Here's quote # 11 through 20 out of the 49 we have for him.

“To sing a song is quite different than to write a poem. I'm not and never will be a novelist, but to write a novel is not the same thing as writing a play. There is a difference in form, but essentially what you're after is the same thing.”
Sam Shepard Quotes
“It's funny, in a way the actor is a writer. It's not like the two things are so separate as to be like apples and oranges. The writer and the actor are one.”
Sam Shepard Quotes
“Hollywood is geared toward teenage idiocy.”
Sam Shepard Quotes
“There are places where writing is acting and acting is writing. I'm not so interested in the divisions. I'm interested in the way things cross over.”
Sam Shepard Quotes
“I didn't go out of my way to get into this movie stuff. I think of myself as a writer.”
Sam Shepard Quotes
“I'm not in demand. I'm all washed up.”
Sam Shepard Quotes
“I always thought the desert was the antithesis of peace - something that attacks you. So you don't go to the desert for peace.”
Sam Shepard Quotes
“My old man tried to force on me a notion of what it was to be a 'man.' And it destroyed my dad.”
“Film acting is really the trick of doing moments. You rarely do a take that lasts more than 20 seconds. You really earn your spurs acting onstage. I needed to do that for myself. I would hate to say at the end of everything that I never did a stage play.”
“I don't get offered leading parts. I suppose I've become a kind of character actor or sideman. I think it had to do with probably in the '90s, I refused so many leading roles that they gave up on me, or I just became unpopular, or I became old. All those reasons.”

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