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14 Thought-Provoking Quotes By David Strathairn

Famous As: Actor
Born On: January 26, 1949
Born In: San Francisco, California
Age: 73 Years

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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