If you start to disrespect the character you're playing or play it too much for laughs that can work for a sketch it will sell some gags but it's all technique. It's like watching a juggler - you can be impressed by it but it's not going to touch you in any way.
Let us touch the dying the poor the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
I don't really care what people tell children - when you believe in Santa Claus the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy one more fib won't hurt. But I am infuriated by the growing notion posited in some touchy-feely quarters that all women are or can be beautiful.
There's something brave and touching about game girls of all ages keeping themselves smart in hard times - one thinks of those wonderful women during World War II drawing stocking seams in eyebrow pencil up the back of legs stained with gravy browning because nylons were so hard to get hold of.
New terms used like 'overseas contingency operation' instead of the word 'war' - that reflects a worldview that is out of touch with the enemy that we face. We can't spin our way out of this threat.
Truth is tough. It will not break like a bubble at the touch nay you may kick it about all day like a football and it will be round and full at evening.
In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep serious way.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself even though you never touch its coat tails.
As long as I tell the truth I feel that nobody can touch me.
Justice and truth are too such subtle points that our tools are too blunt to touch them accurately.
Your days are short here this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place touch the depths of truth feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Truth is tough. It will not break like a bubble at a touch nay you may kick it about all day like a football and it will be round and full at evening.
When it comes to locations I'm one of those crazy authors who has to see it touch it taste it before I trust myself to recreate it for my readers. Having said that visiting a locked-down pediatric psych ward was the most intimidating research I've ever done - and I've visited maximum security prisons shooting galleries bone collections etc.
Well I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn't handle the travel. I'm a single parent. I had young kids and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn't working for me. So I stopped.
I don't even drink! I can't stand the taste of alcohol. Every New Year's Eve I try one drink and every time it makes me feel sick. So I don't touch booze - I'm always the designated driver.
In rivers the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes so with present time.
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
It's been quite a roller coaster ride but I've grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives... for that I give thanks.
All this technology has not changed the way NFL Films does business and our process. Yes with one touch of a button now you reach millions of people but it is still the same approach that my father and I started out with.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally yet at the same time stand back objectively: I've seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy.
It is in our faults and failings not in our virtues that we touch each other and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one.