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Marisa Tomei's thoughtful quotes on career, family, relationship, Hollywood, fame, business and fashion.

26 Thoughtful Quotes By Marisa Tomei

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actress

Born On: December 4, 1964

Born In: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Marisa Tomei started acting during her high school years in New York and slowly fell in love with the craft. A highly talented and versatile actor, Marisa started her career in the 1980s on television and came to prominence playing a key role in the series ‘As the World Turns.’ She became a Hollywood darling in 1992 after the release of the film ‘My Cousin Vinny,’ for which she won an Academy Award. She has graced the silver screen with the role of Aunt May in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Based on her speeches, media statements, interviews and talk show appearances, we have compiled a list of her best quotes. Let’s have a look at some of her thoughtful quotes on career, family, relationship, Hollywood, fame, business and fashion.

I never got into coffee.

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I'm a person who has to eat! I graze every few hours.

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I've just been lucky. I'd like to have more choices, and I'd like to have a leading part.

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I prefer to express myself physically, or non-verbally. I prefer just to react without having a lot of dialogue.

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I can't tell stories to save my life. I like to have fun, and I go out and have a lot of fun. But I'm not really an entertainer that way. I'm much more shy.

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Comedy is what I really want to do and propel.

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Singing really oxygenates your blood. You stretch your lungs and take in much more air into them than before. It's really good for your health.

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I feel like theatre gives me the grounding, and keeps me alive, basically. Film gives me the thrill, and it's like a one night stand. But I do enjoy being around people who love it so much.

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You can't really be old in L.A., it's kind of like a crime.

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I'm not that big a fan of marriage as an institution and I don't know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.

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I grew up on musicals, and I know they are quite the thing now, but I'm actually a little indignant, because I started taking singing lessons years ago - I put the time in!

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Politics itself is so unsexy, isn't it? But when the politics in creative works are really explored - not used as a vehicle - the results can be really interesting.

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Not to get overly psychological about this, but it's probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much.

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I don't prefer much of film over stage... The only thing I prefer is the paycheck.

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You have your structure, but within it, it gets fuller and you can highlight other parts of the performance.

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I was exposed to the arts, but there was no one in my family who was an artist.

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With acting, it was really more of a general kind of experience of really just loving being in the theater.

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I really don't like when things are all polished and perfect - the perfect love story and the hair is perfect.

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I am really not of the school of naturalism. I like style, and you can use more style in theater than in film roles. I love to sink my teeth into a part.

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You express different energies at different times in your life.

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I've just been really lucky to not be too much of a stereotype.

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I find that protein wakes up my brain and gets me ready for the rest of my day.

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I love being outside and getting fresh air.

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I think the fantasy of being a movie star is more powerful than the reality. So, for me, even if it's not a great film or a great play I'm doing, to know that you went for it. You had an experience that made you grow artistically and personally. What's really satisfying is knowing that you did a good job.

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A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman's voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality.

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All of us have read the stories about young people in Hollywood and all the challenges they have to confront there, and I think that artistically, I really didn't understand the commercial side of the film business, so I went back to a purely artistic setting.

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