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Quotes by Dianne Wiest on humor, ideas, opinions, Oscars, drama, business, and music.

27 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Dianne Wiest

Famous As: Actress
Born On: March 28, 1948
Born In: Kansas City, Missouri

Dianne Wiest is a prominent American actress. She has bagged in an ‘Academy Award’ twice for her phenomenal performances in ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ and ‘Hannah and Her Sisters.’ She also earned a ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ and a ‘Golden Globe Award.’ Some of her noteworthy film and television credits include ‘Road to Avonlea,’ ‘Parenthood,’ ‘In Treatment,’ ‘Little Man Tate,’ ‘Rabbit Hole,’ ‘The Lost Boy,’ ‘Dan in Real Life,’ ‘Let Them All Talk,’ ‘Radio Days,’ ‘I Care A Lot,’ and various others. We have rounded some profound sayings by Dianne Wiest on love, money, ideas, business, theatre, character, people, memories, Broadway, acting, intelligence, war, pain, time, home, patience, kindness and more.

Young people are more intelligent and sophisticated.

Dianne Wiest

You are at the mercies of the dailies. With an indie you don't have that.

Dianne Wiest

Woody is so musical in his filmmaking. I've never worked with anyone I've trusted so completely. He won't let you hit a false note.

Dianne Wiest

When I was 8, I began to study ballet. In seventh grade, my mother took me into New York to study at the School of American Ballet. I loved ballet - its precision, the escape from uncertainty, and the music.

Dianne Wiest

What I love is a peanut butter and pickle sandwich. I'll just have peanut butter and bananas, then peanut butter and pickles. Peanut butter and chocolate I don't recommend.

Dianne Wiest

Unless you are unique, your opinion goes out the window.

Dianne Wiest

Theater is not to make a living, so I don't have the money pressure.

Dianne Wiest

The studios are very much business. Maybe it was always that way. It is really commercial now. Judgments are made and directions are given to make the cash register ring.

Dianne Wiest

The formula is the star. I couldn't work inside that formula.

Dianne Wiest

Sweet things happen. They still do.

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It was just this crazy craziness, and the fact that it was shot in Paris, and it had these incredible people in it. It was an easy thing to say yes to.

Dianne Wiest

I've never really felt at home in L.A. I've only been here to work, and then I immediately go back to New York.

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I've been grateful for what comes along.

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I'm more aware of time. The element of time.

Dianne Wiest

I used to watch dailies and felt I had to keep on top of the character, but I don't feel that any more.

Dianne Wiest

I shot Footloose nearby, and we used to hike. Very fond memories.

Dianne Wiest

I recently turned down a film that I didn't want my kids to see. Priorities shift. Sometimes I'm sad about that, but not enough to do anything about it.

Dianne Wiest

I look at the kids coming out of Yale. They are so intelligent with their careers. I wish I had that.

Dianne Wiest

I had to choose, I'd be so sad. They are flip sides of the same coin. I love both comedy and drama.

Dianne Wiest

I got a few laughs and decided I was going to act.

Dianne Wiest

I failed to fulfill what should have been an interesting role. I couldn't take their formula and bring what I had, my humor, my ideas, and make it my own.

Dianne Wiest

Don't think I'm always nice. I know that's how I've been cast... If they want me to be mean, I can step up to the plate more easily than I would like to admit, as my children will tell you.

Dianne Wiest

Directors say that you should get actors before they are recognized. They will be a pain or have an opinion.

Dianne Wiest

Being a family member is hard no matter where you are. It's hard to be a kid. It's hard to be a parent. It's hard to be a brother or sister. It takes patience and kindness and forbearance.

Dianne Wiest

At West Point, we first lived in Central Apartments in a third-floor walk-up next to the hospital where my father worked. My two younger brothers and I shared one big bedroom, and my parents had a tiny one.

Dianne Wiest

After the war, my father, Bernard, left the Army Air Forces to fly for Trans World Airlines. But after I was born, he retired from commercial flying to be with my mother, Anne, and me. I was born in Kansas City, Mo., but we left when I was 6 months old.

Dianne Wiest

At our house, my father loved the arts. Among his favorite things was 'The Metropolitan Museum of Art Album of Miniatures' - a box set of small books on different art periods. I'd go into the living room at night and sit on the arm of his chair as he studied the images.

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