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David Strathairn quotes on time, literature, decisions, culture, people, character, etc.

14 Thought-Provoking Quotes By David Strathairn

Famous As: Actor
Born On: January 26, 1949
Born In: San Francisco, California

David Strathairn is an American actor who shot to fame in the 1980s and 1990s for his role in ‘City of Hope,’ ‘Return of the Secaucus 7,’ ‘Eight Men Out,’ ‘Limbo,’ and ‘The Brother From Another Planet.’ He has earned a number of awards and accolades, including a ‘Primetime Emmy Award,’ an ‘Independent Spirit Award,’ and a ‘Volpi Cup.’ He has also been nominated for four ‘SAG Awards,’ a ‘BAFTA Award,’ two ‘Golden Globe Awards,’ an ‘Academy Award’ and a ‘Critics’ Choice Award.’ He earned a ‘Satellite Award’ nomination for his role in ‘Nomadland.’ Zoom through the potpourri of quotes by David Strathairn on animals, television, films, culture, character, team, history, money, life, energy, music, journalism, legacy, democracy, belief, etc.

When you're creating a character out of nothing, you have to make all the guesses as to how they walk, how they talk, how they think. It was all there on the table for us to pick and choose for Murrow.

David Strathairn

When people and animals die, they stay with us in our minds.

David Strathairn

Television and film are our libraries now. Our history books.

David Strathairn

So much money and energy is expended making a film that I think it should be used for positive ends.

David Strathairn

It's either the Amendment or this Confederate peace. You cannot have both.

David Strathairn

In order to crash the party and be a clown with your own skit, you had to be there for quite a while.

David Strathairn

If it's a role like this one, an actual live person, a legend, there's lots of material laid out.

David Strathairn

If anyone was talking about journalism in the '50s - it was Edward R.Murrow.

David Strathairn

I don't think I could've carried the weight that Murrow carried.

David Strathairn

I checked out all types of tobacco trying to find one that would be easiest to live with, I ended up using pipe tobacco. It burned slower, and it wasn't as harsh on my throat... It also smelled better.

David Strathairn

Film, television and to a certain extent, theater are modern day libraries.

David Strathairn

Film is our literature, so we should tell stories that are apropos of our culture, in that we can learn something about ourselves.

David Strathairn

Decisions made in real time are never perfect.

David Strathairn

You work enough with someone and you develop a shorthand. You know how he likes to work through the day and he knows where you're vulnerable and where your weaknesses and strengths are, so it makes for a good team, a team that knows who's over there behind your back.

David Strathairn