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Wallace Shawn Quotes

I have been vain since birth. I expected other people to like what I did, although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years.
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In an amusement park, you can go on a roller coaster that carries you up and down, or you can go on another kind of ride that whirls you around in a circle. Similarly, there are different sorts of entertaining experiences in the theater.

— Wallace Shawn

'The Fever' is a one-person play. I decided I would perform it myself, and I decided I would not perform it in theaters, because the character in the play says certain things that I meant.

— Wallace Shawn

I am recognized a lot for 'Clueless,' but I am recognized a great deal for 'The Princess Bride.' I don't know ... maybe everybody who has seen that movie just goes out on the street.

— Wallace Shawn

Even with my wife, I find sharing soup is hard.

— Wallace Shawn

I don't happen to have a sense of humor personally, so I don't know what's funny about a character ... This happens to be a feature of my life generally.

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I never planned to be an actor. It turned out I could make a living doing it.

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It's obviously a characteristic of human beings that we like to feel superior to others, but our problem is we are not superior

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What I'm really involved in when I'm writing is something that no one ever mentions when they see any play. Writing is like trying to make gunpowder out of chemicals. You have these words and sentences and the strange meanings and associations that are attached to the words and sentences, and you're somehow cooking these things all up so that they suddenly explode and have a powerful effect. That's what absorbs me from day to day in writing a play.

— Wallace Shawn

My style as a human being is to indulge people who need to escape, yet I insist on confronting them as a playwright. It's quite embarrassing, it's quite unpleasant, it's quite awkward.

— Wallace Shawn

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