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Gabriel Byrne Quotes
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Presents don't really mean much to me.
I don't want to sound mawkish, but -
it was the realization that I have a great many people
in my life who really love me,
and who I really love.
- Gabriel Byrne

What is that song that Willie Nelson sang? 'Oh,
the days dwindle down to a precious few.'
I think of that.
No big deal.
I've reached a stage in my life where I am content.
- Gabriel Byrne

The only way you can continue to make artistic films
is to make an occasional one of those.
They kind of keep your marketability going to the extent
that people will employ you.
- Gabriel Byrne

I thought to myself, there's a man who gave up his life to serve others -
to touch people in that way is probably the greatest
thing you can do as a human being.
- Gabriel Byrne


 

I think there's a bit of the devil in everybody.
There's a bit of a priest in everybody,
too, but I enjoyed playing the devil more.
He was more fun.
- Gabriel Byrne

O'Neill presents a very complex multi-layered kind of challenge.
His characters are always deeply complex and,
to a great extent, inaccessible.
- Gabriel Byrne

I would like to break out of this dark,
brooding image, cause I'm actually not like that at all.
- Gabriel Byrne


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It's actually pretty complex, because there's two levels
of reality in the narrative.
One is what really took place, and the other is Spider's
poisoned version of what took place.
- Gabriel Byrne

I don't think we're living in great times for movies,
to tell you the truth.
- Gabriel Byrne

And then, I suppose, there's also a cinematic reality on top of that.
Because it was extremely difficult to keep tabs on,
it was quite confusing acting that.
- Gabriel Byrne

Not to oversimplify it, somebody once said a good rule
of thumb in interpreting a character is to find the
good in the bad people that you portray and the bad in the good.
- Gabriel Byrne

I'm not a very gregarious person.
I can't bear attention being called to me in a public place,
which is ridiculous in a business that pays you to be noticed.
- Gabriel Byrne

It was either Voltaire or Charlie Sheen who said,
'We are born alone.
We live alone.
We die alone.
And anything in between that can give us the illusion that we're not,
we cling to.'
- Gabriel Byrne

A completely disrespectful photographer was asked to stop taking photographs,
and then said, 'I've got what I want.
What are you going to do about it?' How would you feel
if somebody walked up and started taking your photograph?
I don't think you'd be very happy.
- Gabriel Byrne

From doing A Moon for the Misbegotten,
I've learned that nobody's love can save anybody else.
There are people who want to die, and nothing or nobody will stop them.
The only one who can save you is yourself.
- Gabriel Byrne

I had one of the best days of my life.
I spent the afternoon with my two kids and my ex-wife at Serendipity.
Then I came to the theater, and you know,
I think I did the play the best I've ever done it.
- Gabriel Byrne

There are three hundred and sixty-four days
when you might get un-birthday presents,
and only one for birthday presents, you know.
- Lewis Carroll

Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans.
It presents one of man's first attempts to order his
view of the outside world.
- Stephen Gardiner

I often buy myself presents.
Sometimes I will spend $100,000 in one day in a posh boutique.
- Celine Dion

The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every
time you meet a human being.
- Jane Wyman

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders,
and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
- James K. Polk

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
- Kyle Chandler

Lighten up! Slow down the shopping.
Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
Consider gifting hand-made cards with messages
of true appreciation in place of store-bought presents.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Handmade presents are scary because they reveal that
you have too much free time.
- Doug Coupland

I'm not materialistic.
I believe in presents from the heart,
like a drawing that a child does.
- Victoria Beckham

If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.
- George Ade

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil;
but it needs a little much of letters and phone calls
and small, silly presents every so often -
just to save it from drying out completely.
- Pam Brown

The New Testament presents, in its way,
the same union of the divine and human as the person of Christ.
In this sense also 'the word became flesh,
and dwells among us.'
- Philip Schaff

One sheds one's sicknesses in books -
repeats and presents again one's emotions,
to be master of them.
- David Herbert Lawrence

A signal is comprehended if it serves to make us notice
the object or situation it bespeaks.
A symbol is understood when we conceive the idea it presents.
- Susanne Langer

He is ready, if the occasion presents itself,
to throw the whole English population in the St.
Lawrence.
- Wilfrid Laurier

The world presents enough problems if you believe it
to be a world of law and order;
do not add to them by believing it to be a world of miracles.
- Louis D. Brandeis

The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes.
- Theodor Adorno

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind,
which are delivered down from generation to generation
as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
- Joseph Addison

Set up a situation that presents you with something
slightly beyond your reach.
- Brian Eno

For the metropolis presents the peculiar conditions
which are revealed to us as the opportunities and the
stimuli for the development of both these ways of allocating roles to men.
- Georg Simmel

WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the
national security of the United States.
- Peter King

To him who looks upon the world rationally,
the world in its turn presents a rational aspect.
The relation is mutual.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

I think journalism gets measured by the quality of information it presents,
not the drama or the pyrotechnics associated with us.
- Bob Woodward

I listen to National Public Radio, which,
to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.
- Ed Harris

Writing as a woman presents enormous problems but I
have attempted it several times and haven't had many complaints.
- Jim Harrison

When I was 12, all I wanted for Christmas was a trampoline or a four-wheeler.
I ended up getting both presents for Christmas.
- Chris Brown

Our children await Christmas presents like politicians
getting in election returns:
there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.
- Marcelene Cox

But I also like to shower my parents with presents.
I bought them a beautiful car and a house.
- Eva Herzigova

The dynamic, creative present, however conditioned
and restricted by the effects of prior presents,
possesses genuine initiative.
- Corliss Lamont

Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital
defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally,
and none is readily apparent.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I love Christmas, not just because of the presents
but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.
- Ashley Tisdale

I still buy nice pieces but, at the moment,
they're presents for other people, so I only collect vicariously.
- Michael Aspel

Prostitution presents a moral, economic and social
problem that cannot be resolved juridically.
- Frederica Montseny

A writer who presents men and women as creatures truncated
below the waist is exposed as one who goes about without his trousers saying,
'see, I have had my testicles removed.'
- Norman Lindsay

I'm happy with the way everyone presents themselves onstage.
- Daisy Berkowitz

As fast as each opportunity presents itself,
use it!
No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be,
use it!
- Robert Collier

When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself.
- Edgar Cayce

Right now my career is totally schizophrenic,
because when an American production like Hitchcock
Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of
showing them my independent films.
- Atom Egoyan

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can
calm the agitations of the soul;
it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
- Martin Luther

Similarly, the problem of the rights of the state in
the disposition of inheritances left by individuals
presents social aspects of the first importance.
- Rene Cassin

For the larger interest of humanity,
Islamic society presents the safest place on this planet.
- Jermaine Jackson

Northern Uganda presents a situation of extraordinary
violation of the rights of children.
- Carol Bellamy

Baseball presents a living heritage,
a game poised between the powerful undertow of seasons
past and the hope of next day,
next week, next year.
- John Thorn

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule
among the infidels if any Catholic,
not gifted with the necessary scientific learning,
presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
- Thomas Aquinas

Chum was a British boy's weekly which,
at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book;
and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas
presents for male children.
- A. E. van Vogt

I would rather the man who presents something for my
consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a
gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me
down with a curtain of hot wind.
- Grover Cleveland

Sometimes it's just harder to remind yourself about
what you're doing and why you're doing it...
Other times, you have a great desire for it,
but physically you're not responding the way you want.
That presents other challenges.
Then sometimes it all comes together.
- Andre Agassi

For example, in painting the form arises from abstract
elements of line and color,
while in cinema the material concreteness of the image
within the frame presents -
as an element -
the greatest difficulty in manipulation.
- Sergei Eisenstein

Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment,
and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science
fiction author who wants to create life there.
However, as I began to research it more thoroughly,
I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers.
- Sarah Zettel

There is nothing strange about fear:
no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something
with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears
who is without it we are at once enslaved by him.
- Henry Miller

I don't know if it's how I speak or what it is about
me that presents that sort of label,
but I don't know how many times I have to be out in
public with a girlfriend to stop that from being said.
- Jeff Garcia

Which suggests something about media and war:
it's not just that events happen and the media documents and presents them.
There is a third element: what the public is ready to accept,
what the public wants to know.
- Bruce Jackson

Yeah, I started when I was 6 years old.
My brother and sister would get all of these presents
at Christmas time from the cast and crew of their show and I was jealous.
So I decided that I had to become an actor.
- Sara Gilbert

In this film George presents issues that are important,
essential and vital, whoever you are,
about constitutional rights and the bedrock of a democracy.
I am drawn to those kinds of stories because they inspire me -
they are responsible to a populace and responsible to man.
- David Strathairn


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