James Earl Jones Quotes

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James Earl Jones Quotes

The arts have always been an important ingredient to the health of a nation, but we havent gotten there yet.
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There's nothing I would retire for, so I won't retire.

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I think self-criticism is sort of a given when you're an actor. It's also about being curious and not being flippant. Anyone who accepts being in this noble profession is automatically self-critical.

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Speech is a very important aspect of being human. A whisper doesn't cut it.

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People who lusted after Marilyn Monroe had no idea she stuttered. It is the secret of her sexiness, actually.

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You don't build a bond without being present.

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When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.

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Even during the rationing period, during World War II, we didn't have the anxiety that we'd starve, because we grew our own potatoes, you know? And our own hogs, and our own cows and stuff, you know.

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There is not enough magic in a bloodline to forge an instant, irrevocable bond.

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Acting is not about anything romantic, not even fantasy, although you do create fantasy.

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I'd like to film a British commercial; they're better than American ones.

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So in my junior year, I switched to the drama department.

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When I was in New York after I left the Army, I studied for two years at the American Theater Wing, studied acting, which involved dance and fencing and speech classes and history of theater, all that.

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The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again.

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I found my voice in books ...

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We used to be "shiftless and lazy," now we're "fearsome and awesome." I think the black man should take pride in that.

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