John Mahoney Quotes

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John Mahoney Quotes

I didnt want to be the archetypal sponging brother-in-law, so I didnt go into acting when I got to the States. I thought, No, Ill go to school and then Ill be an English teacher; thatll be fun. But I was horrible as a teacher. As hard as I tried, I just couldnt inspire those kids to take an interest in Milton and Shakespeare and Donne.
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You can take the boy out of England, but you can't take England out of the boy. And ummm, yes, I feel a huge emotional attachment to England.

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So much luck! I'm not putting myself down, I'm not saying I don't have talent - I must have, to have got this far - but I honestly believe that some of the greatest actors in America are tending bar and waiting tables and driving taxis, and it will never happen for them.

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I don't much care to watch myself. There are still probably 50 or 60 episodes of 'Frasier' that I have never seen.

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I belonged to Stratford Children's Theater when I was a boy growing up in Manchester. Even then, I was always doing character parts.

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I think the Democratic Party realizes, having lost two presidential elections, we need to do a better job of creating a farm team.

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I was never very mature in my relationships with women. First sign of conflict, I was gone.

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That's how I learned how to act. I learned by doing it. I didn't start acting until I was 37.

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I don't need the money after 11 years on 'Frasier,' and there aren't that many great roles onstage left for somebody my age. I'm more interested in playing those roles than I am in playing bit parts in movies.

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I'm not intimidated by other actors at all - or directors. I don't care who they are. But I am intimidated by writers. I hold them in the highest esteem.

— John Mahoney

I've got a business manager and he'll just come right out and say, 'It wasn't the best part for you,' or 'It was okay, but I've seen you do better.' So when he does say, 'Wow that was great!,' then I know that he means it and it's something.

— John Mahoney

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