Spalding Gray Famous Quotes & Sayings

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36 Spalding Gray Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Spalding Gray Sayings: Real life has always let me down. That's why I do the monologues. I have Real life has always let me down. That's why I do the monologues. I have always said I would rather tell a life than live a life. But I have to live a life in order to tell one.
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Spalding Gray Sayings: Radio allowed me to be a creator, and TV stole that creation from me by Radio allowed me to be a creator, and TV stole that creation from me by literalizing - and to some extent limiting - my vision.
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Spalding Gray Sayings: I was raised as an upper-class WASP in New England, and there was this old I was raised as an upper-class WASP in New England, and there was this old tradition there that everyone would simply be guided into the right way after Ivy League college and onward and upward. And it rejected me, I rejected it, and I ended up as a kind of refugee, really.
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Spalding Gray Sayings: I think of New York as a puree and the rest of the United States I think of New York as a puree and the rest of the United States as vegetable soup.
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Spalding Gray Sayings: I refer to jet lag as 'jet-psychosis - there's an old saying that the spirit I refer to jet lag as 'jet-psychosis - there's an old saying that the spirit cannot move faster than a camel.
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Spalding Gray Sayings: I say that I can't make anything up. I think of myself as a collage I say that I can't make anything up. I think of myself as a collage artist. I'm cutting and pasting memories of my life. And I say, I have to live a life in order to tell a life. I would prefer to tell it because telling you're always in control, you're like God.
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Spalding Gray Sayings: I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I I fantasize about going back to high school with the knowledge I have now. I would shine. I would have a good time, I would have a girlfriend. I think that's where a lot of my pain comes from. I think I never had any teenage years to go back to.
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Spalding Gray Sayings: When I first came to New York City in 1967, I joined up with Richard When I first came to New York City in 1967, I joined up with Richard Schechner's Performance Group - where we worked in the Performing Garage in SoHo.
Spalding Gray Sayings: When people used to ask me why I got involved with Hollywood films, I would When people used to ask me why I got involved with Hollywood films, I would say jokingly that it was for the health insurance.
Spalding Gray Sayings: I hadn't had a perfect moment yet. And it's very important for me to have I hadn't had a perfect moment yet. And it's very important for me to have perfect moments in exotic countries like that ... it kind of lets you know when it's time to go home ...
Spalding Gray Sayings: I may look like an American WASPy doctor or lawyer, but I feel just like I may look like an American WASPy doctor or lawyer, but I feel just like Woody Allen. Don't cast me for my looks - I have a very ironic, existential, crazy Jew in me.
Spalding Gray Sayings: The finished product is a result of a series of organic, creative mistakesperception itself becoming The finished product is a result of a series of organic, creative mistakes
perception itself becoming the editor of the final report.
Spalding Gray Sayings: Everything is contingent, and there is also chaos. Everything is contingent, and there is also chaos.
Spalding Gray Sayings: All the beautiful waitresses existed like eternal responsibilities. All the beautiful waitresses existed like eternal responsibilities.
Spalding Gray Sayings: If I can make people laugh it's like being a good lover. If I can make people laugh it's like being a good lover.
Spalding Gray Sayings: The only thing I don't doubt is my doubt. The only thing I don't doubt is my doubt.
Spalding Gray Sayings: I'm the man who sits behind a table and tells true stories from his life. I'm the man who sits behind a table and tells true stories from his life. I'm also an actor. I was trained as an actor at Emerson College, and I use that training to play myself.
Spalding Gray Sayings: I'm kind of this control freak that likes to create his own hells before the I'm kind of this control freak that likes to create his own hells before the real one can get to him
Spalding Gray Sayings: To be famous is to be stuck in an inflexible place. But at least it To be famous is to be stuck in an inflexible place. But at least it is to be stuck with money.
Spalding Gray Sayings: Skiing is better than sex actually, because for me a good round of sex might Skiing is better than sex actually, because for me a good round of sex might be seven minutes. Skiing you can do for seven hours.
Spalding Gray Sayings: How theraputic it is to surrond yourself with people stranger than yourself. How theraputic it is to surrond yourself with people stranger than yourself.
Spalding Gray Sayings: The fact that New York continues in the face of all of the chaos, of The fact that New York continues in the face of all of the chaos, of the crime, of the madness, you just think that it would just pop and vanish, just explode.
Spalding Gray Sayings: What's so fascinating about New Yorkers is that each person has a whole lexicon of What's so fascinating about New Yorkers is that each person has a whole lexicon of personal logic in the way that they decipher and do what has to be done to enjoy, stay alive, take pleasure in this place.
Spalding Gray Sayings: I consulted a therapist at Mass. General. After about 20 minutes, he stopped me and I consulted a therapist at Mass. General. After about 20 minutes, he stopped me and said, 'You're just a big existential garbage pail. Go home and relax.'
Spalding Gray Sayings: I understood once I held a baby in my arms, why some people have the I understood once I held a baby in my arms, why some people have the need to keep having them.
Spalding Gray Sayings: I was darkly convinced that at age 52 I would kill myself because my mother I was darkly convinced that at age 52 I would kill myself because my mother committed suicide at that age. I was fantasizing that she was waiting for me on the other side of the grave.
Spalding Gray Sayings: I knew I couldn't live in America and I wasn't ready to move to Europe I knew I couldn't live in America and I wasn't ready to move to Europe so I moved to an island off the coast of America - New York City .
Spalding Gray Sayings: I'm basically a fearful person. I'm a phobic person. I'm basically a fearful person. I'm a phobic person.
Spalding Gray Sayings: And just as I was climbing into that first-class seat, and wrapping myself in a And just as I was climbing into that first-class seat, and wrapping myself in a blanket, just as I was adjusting my pillow behind my head, and having a sip of that champagne, and just as I was bringing down and adjusting my Thai purple sleep mask, I had an inkling. I had a flash. I suddenly thought I knew what it was that had killed Marilyn Monroe.
Spalding Gray Sayings: When Mom had her first nervous breakdown, she said she had a vision of Christ When Mom had her first nervous breakdown, she said she had a vision of Christ coming to her in the living room.
Spalding Gray Sayings: When I was in therapy about two years ago, one day I noticed that I When I was in therapy about two years ago, one day I noticed that I hadn't had any children. And I like children at a distance. I wondered if I'd like them up close. I wondered why I didn't have any. I wondered if it was a mistake, or if I'd done it on purpose, or what. And I noticed my therapist didn't have any children either. He had pictures of his cats on the wall. Framed.
Spalding Gray Sayings: One of the ways to reincarnate is to tell your story. One of the ways to reincarnate is to tell your story.
Spalding Gray Sayings: He won't fly on the Balinese airline, Garuda, because he won't fly on any airline He won't fly on the Balinese airline, Garuda, because he won't fly on any airline where the pilots believe in reincarnation.
Spalding Gray Sayings: I think of my father and how confused he was by me. He understood my I think of my father and how confused he was by me. He understood my love for theater, and he understood that New York City was the only place that it was happening in America, really, in any live way.
Spalding Gray Sayings: And in this role (the Stage Manager) I could speak from my heart, you know! And in this role (the Stage Manager) I could speak from my heart, you know! ... provided I can memorize the lines.
Spalding Gray Sayings: I see [my pen] as an extension of my musculature. It's like being a painter. I see [my pen] as an extension of my musculature. It's like being a painter. It's the closest I can get to my breath.