Top 499 Dramatic Quotes

In this post, you will find great Dramatic Quotes from famous people, such as Ajit Pai, Aimee Osbourne, Deborah Norville, Lily-Rose Depp, Peter Maurer. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

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Sometimes… I can’t believe what mum says or does when she’s being really dramatic.
There is no dramatic difference in happiness on the part of people who are wealthy.
Deborah Norville
I just shot my first dramatic movie in France, and for those dramatic scenes that I shot, I would not want to look at those. There’s a certain mindset you have to put yourself into for those scenes, and looking at the monitor would just take you out of it.
Self-reliance is not always possible; we have to acknowledge that there are situations of dramatic crisis which will force us to substitute non-existing public delivery systems.
There are many critics who think the megachurches thrive on people who enjoy dramatic Sunday services with fine music but don’t wish to become veryreligious‘ on a day-to-day basis – that the megachurch appeal is a mile wide and an inch deep.
He was always – I like to say of Malcolm – he was just simply electrical. Everything he did almost was dramatic, and it wasn’t that he was trying to be: it was just the nature of him.
Our lives are largely made up of a series of mundane moments, but those little moments are often the finesse that shapes our entire existence; it’s not necessarily the big, dramatic events, although they do, too, of course.
You first and foremost need to be honest with the script because you don’t want to do anything to screw up the basic fundamentals of the story. You don’t want to create anything overly dramatic when you don’t need to, and you don’t want to create anything less dramatic than necessary, either.
I like dramatic stuff, and I have a goofball side, too. I like to do comedy and off-beat things as much as something really, really serious.
That straight man character is a short trip between comedy and drama in a project, so I can play the comedic beat on the same page as a dramatic beat. It gives me a lot of freedom as an actor to play scenes in multiple ways because I don’t play the clown, nor do I play someone who is particularly maudlin.
The earth‘s history over the past several million years is that for every 100,000 years, we go through a dramatic climatic cycle where we get 90,000 years of ice age and 10,000 years of a warm period. I think people today just have the expectation that we deserve a perfectly benign climate forever.
I’ve got a soft spot for Theatr Colwyn because my granddad used to run the Colwyn amateur dramatic society in the 1930s.
Terry Jones
Defund the police does not mean abolish the police. It means a dramatic reduction in the number of police in our poor communities and particularly our poor Black and Brown communities.
I started out more interested in drama, but comedy just came naturally to me, and it’s become what I’m most known for, even though my sensibilities still lean towards the dramatic for the most part.
Paulo Costanzo
I do think, oddly, that a comedic actor has a better chance of pulling off a dramatic role than a great dramatic actor has of being able to pull off a highly comedic role.
I think most of the dramatic new ideas come from little companies that then grow big.
There is no question that Australia‘s most dramatic assault on the world market has been with its value wines. These are generally not from specific appellations but blends made by huge enterprises like Penfolds, Rosemount or Casella Estate – the group behind Yellow Tail.
There’s a certain joy in taking a dramatic narrative and then adding that element of horror to it.
I’m a dramatic, depressive person.
The argument that gay marriage doesn’t affect straight marriages is a ridiculous red herring: Gay marriage affects society and law in dramatic ways. Religious groups will come under direct assault as federal and state governments move to strip them of their non-profit statuses if they refuse to perform gay marriages.
I probably would be continuing to do voice-overs, continuing to do cartoon shows, and at the same time I’d probably be on a sitcom or a dramatic television show.
In Hitchcock‘s eyes the movement was dramatic, not the acting. When he wanted the audience to be moved, he moved the camera. He was a subtle human being, and he was also the best director I have ever worked with.
Bruce Dern
Our globe is under new dramatic environmental pressure: our globe is warming, our ice caps melting, our glaciers receding, our coral is dying, our soils are eroding, our water tables falling, our fisheries are being depleted, our remaining rainforests shrinking. Something is very, very wrong with our eco-system.
The action comedy ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearlraises one of the most overlooked and important cinematic questions of our time: Can a movie maintain the dramatic integrity of a theme park ride?
If I had not made strategic choices, I would have had far more access to dramatic roles. But the one thing I don’t regret, even about bad choices, is that there’s always something you can get out of it.
For the birth of one champion, there are many young boxers behind them who had setbacks. In terms of that, I think boxing is very dramatic.
It would have been impossible to get ‘The Verdict‘ off the ground without Paul Newman obviously, but today without any star, kind of a dramatic piece would be very tough.
As a filmmaker, the most dramatic and the most dread-inspiring thing is when the audience can see more than the characters themselves can see.
I’m still shooting on low budgets, though none of my movies has lost money, and I rarely get sent anything that stars a guy or is a thriller or is seriously dramatic. And I would love the opportunity to do those things.
You can survive your income falling if it’s not dramatic. Your income can decrease for a long time before you start living beyond your means.
I really think the biopic thing so rarely works, becaus

I really think the biopic thing so rarely works, because people’s lives don’t have a dramatic shape that can be satisfying.
Even when you’re making a movie about life, death is a presence, and I guess it’s part of my dramatic viewpoint. I’m not sure why exactly. Maybe I’m drawn to it as a story element.
If you look at Stan Lee and the Marvel comics, yes, there’s a lot of awesome, serious and dramatic action that takes place.
David Dastmalchian
Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.
Stuxnet, a computer worm reportedly developed by the United States and Israel that destroyed Iranian nuclear centrifuges in attacks in 2009 and 2010, is often cited as the most dramatic use of a cyber weapon.
Things just kind of stick with me, and writing, for me, is always an investigation into my own feelings about them. I wonder why things stick to me, and I try to synthesize those into a dramatic experience in some ways.
There are some guys I know for a fact, like Louis C.K., who always talk about how not-great of an actor he is, and he’s terrific on his show. But I know Louis would play a fantastic dramatic role in something, too. He just needs somebody to grab him and say, ‘Come in here and do this.’
Your billion-dollar ideas don’t show up in the middle of dramatic distraction. They show up when you have the business and personal discipline to make space for your creative mind to flourish.
Wearing this kind of costume is not something I fantasize about. It’s not natural, it’s not comfortable. I don’t see myself as this. But it gives you dramatic license to do almost anything when you’re dressed as a bug.
Joan Severance
As a very small child I found recorded noise and the solitary singer beneath the spotlight so dramatic and so bravewalking the plankwillingly… It was sink or swim. The very notion of standing there, alone, I found beautiful.
I believe nothing happens by mistake. You know, the universe has a divine plan. That sounds dramatic.
True expression is hard when performing opera. The problem is that opera relies on the dramatic context of the piece. It can be interpreted and represented, but there are guidelines; there is a vocabulary within the pieces that you must know objectively and reflect.
Zola Jesus
The argument that gay marriage doesn’t affect straight marriages is a ridiculous red herring: Gay marriage affects society and law in dramatic ways. Religious groups will come under direct assault as federal and state governments move to strip them of their non-profit statuses if they refuse to perform gay marriages.
I think comedy drama is a tricky one. But it’s like in real life: often really tense, dramatic situations can be punctuated with the mundane and banal, and that’s what we try to capture in ‘Stella.’
Every small town has its dramatic group, its barber-shop quartet, every home has music in one form or another.
You just want to get it right so badly, so it’s stressful when it comes to those vulnerable, dramatic scenes.
Perhaps the single most dramatic example of this phenomenon of software eating a traditional business is the suicide of Borders and corresponding rise of Amazon.
From a dramatic viewpoint, there are few professions that grant their members entry into other lives, high among them cops, doctors, clergymen, journalists and prostitutes. Perhaps that explains why they figure in so much television and cinema. Their lives are lived in the midst of human drama.
The dramatic rise of Turkey in the councils of world power was one of the main geopolitical developments of 2010.
Southern poets are still writing narrative poems, poems in forms, dramatic poems.
I think all art comes out of conflict. When I write I am always looking for the dramatic kernel of an event, the junctures of people’s lives when they go in one direction, not another.
I like dramatic ballets, particularly if they’re ballets in which I have a chance to go from one extreme of style or characterization to another.
If you are a great dramatic actor then you often don’t know if people are enjoying your stuff at all because they are sitting there in silence. But with comedy it’s a simple premise. If it’s funny, people laugh. If it’s not, they don’t.
I was this extremely dramatic actress. And then, suddenly, I was doing comedy.
I don’t want to tell sad stories about myself. We may not have had a lot to spend when I grew up, but my childhood was good. The public likes to hear a dramatic story. They want a star to rise, have a meltdown and then return to greatness. Very American.
I was in Canada for many years before coming to the U.S. I have done dramatic roles but after coming here, it has been only comedy stuff.
Don’t you understand how dramatic it is to be a comic? To be a fool, to get people to laugh at this show-off? Milton Berle could take Laurence Olivier and stick him under the table if he wanted to. And so could I.
To continue living, we have to die. That’s the story of humanity – generation after generation – that we are going to die. There’s nothing dramatic about death except that one loses one’s life.
Has anybody ever seen a dramatic critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good.
P. G. Wodehouse
I find myself more affected by music the more I do it. Particularly when you’re touring, and you’re in the bus, and you’re listening to loads of music. Life becomes far more dramatic, I guess – you’re never in the same place; you’re constantly meeting new people. You almost become more sensitized to music.
I’m sure there are people who think I only do music, people who think I only do theater, and people who think I only do dramatic stuff. I do things that interest me.
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
When I was a child I devoured every book I could get my

When I was a child I devoured every book I could get my hands on. I loved losing myself in colourful and dramatic stories – and my absolute favourite was ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.’ Everything about it electrified me, and when I re-read Roald Dahl’s books as an adult it surprised me.
The cutest part is that both my grandparents have tried to adapt to my dream. When I sat them down and showed them a film that I did – with an intimate scene in it – I was surprised that their reaction wasn’t dramatic. My grandmother even came to me to ask, ‘How do you do it?’
I really look for peak experiences and dramatic material that can allow peak experiences.
In a very literal way, of course, Shakespeare did change the course of history: when it didn’t fit the plot he had in mind, he simply rewrote it. His English histories play fast and loose with chronology and fact to achieve the desired dramatic effect, re-ordering history even as it was then understood.
If you are a great dramatic actor then you often don’t know if people are enjoying your stuff at all because they are sitting there in silence.
He doesn’t like to be hit. Not that anybody likes to be hit, but Brock for whatever reason has shown much more of a dramatic response to the negativity of those shots. To the point where he’s not asleep, it isn’t like he got knocked out, he’s not getting dropped, but he just turns his face away from adversity.
Once we were in the studio, we realized we were getting certain effects through the shooting of the dramatic scenes on video, shooting off a screen and then getting wave patterns and stuff like that.
Your instincts for what’s dramatic are the same whether you’re working on a drawing or on a script.
There is a comfort zone of knowing where things are going and having characters in place, but the action gets more and more dramatic and is very challenging to describe.
The rise of populist movements and the shrinking of the middle class – with all the economic pain and political turbulence that comes with that – seems to have increased the appetite of both parties for dramatic proposals.
Post-operatively the transplanted kidney functioned immediately with a dramatic improvement in the patient‘s renal and cardiopulmonary status. This spectacular success was a clear demonstration that organ transplantation could be life-saving.
Joseph Murray
We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States.
I’ve always been a little bit cautious about what projects I step into. I don’t mean to be dramatic, but I feel that every single thing you do in life, you give a piece of your soul, and I want to be responsible with that.
I like very, very dramatic eyeliner: I take it all the way out to my eyebrows.
To be able to prove my credentials of a dramatic actor, I took up roles which were different and challenging. I’ve never repeated a role, even if it did well for me.
If there is a tendency in modern television I hate, it is the unstoppable march of the dramatic reconstruction to tell the stories of anything from an ancient Egyptian battle to the early life of Paul Gascoigne.
At the peak of his scientific triumphs, Newton became a ‘head,’ a student of the inner spiritual world – or in modern terms, a neurologician. Modern physicists do not dwell on this dramatic life-change in their hero.
Obviously, when you do something with drama and comedy in it – and by that, I mean a scene that has drama and comedy in it – you know the minute you introduce music, you’re either scoring the drama or you’re scoring the comedy, and therefore the scene becomes either dramatic or comedic.
I like the freedom of novels. With the memoirs, I always had to keep to the facts. I like that with novels, if I want to go off and write something quite dramatic or outrageous or something completely different, I can do it if I want to.
I’m a history buff, and right now we’re sitting on one of the most dramatic historical shifts that this planet has ever seen and we have a front row seat for it.
The Bible app is designed to make absorbing the Word as frictionless as possible. For example, to make the Bible app habit easier to adopt, a user who prefers to not read at all can simply tap a small icon, which plays a professionally produced audio track, read with all the dramatic bravado of Charlton Heston himself.
I wanted to be a dramatic actress. Life doesn’t go the way you think it’s going to go.
There was a time when I was like, ‘I’m a dramatic actor,’ ‘I’m a comedian’… There’s no line anymore. You have to be able to cross over.
I’m more interested in character than events. I’ve observed that about myself as a writer. I find events, even the most dramatic sort, not to be such fertile ground.
Many people know that Shakespeare’s dramatic ‘canon‘ was established in 1623 by the publication of the so-called First Folio. That hefty volume contained thirty-six plays.
I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic.
Shelley Berman
‘Life Is Good’ represents the most beautiful, dramatic and heavy moments in my life.
I grew up on courtroom dramas, and I really love the feel of a dramatic thriller.
Luke Roberts
I understood when I was quite small that there were two special things about the Jews. That we’d endured for over 3,000 years despite everything that had been thrown at us, and that we had an extraordinarily dramatic story to tell.
I’m obviously very keen on the theater and I think it’s inevitable that some of the orchestral and chamber pieces have got dramatic elements which might even suggest an unspecified dramatic plot of some kind or other, even though it’s not in my mind at the time.
Peter Maxwell Davies
Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white – dramatic. You have to be strong.
The Jewish people remember the dramatic vote in the U.N

The Jewish people remember the dramatic vote in the U.N. Assembly on November 29, 1947, when representatives of the nations recognized our right to national revival in our historic homeland.
It is better to predict dramatic things that don’t happen than boring things that do.
The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.
George Pierce Baker
Watching foreign affairs is sometimes like watching a magician; the eye is drawn to the hand performing the dramatic flourishes, leaving the other hand – the one doing the important jobunnoticed.
David K. Shipler
You say to yourself: ‘What could people, in all these countries, find in my books?’ and yet I think we’re all the same, anywhere. Everybody is a hero or a dramatic person in their own story if you just know where to look.
Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white – dramatic. You have to be strong.
I have spoken to Donald Trump about this. He understands the dramatic budget cuts our military has faced.
I think there are ways to get so caught up in your career and being so heavy and dramatic, and everyone wants to be a tortured genius.
You don’t need a murder on a Martian colony. What is more dramatic than love? There’s highs and lows, especially in your twenties, when it completely takes you over.
Before the whole Disney realm had undergone this huge revamping, as a kid, I always saw myself doing these dramatic indie parts. And then I fell in love with doing comedy and doing kid shows and really working for kids.
I’m primarily thought of as a rocker, and certainlyFrankenstein‘ had a very dramatic power rock image. It was almost a precursor of heavy metal and fusion. But I also love jazz and classical and if there’s one common thread that runs through all my music, it is blues.
I’m Icelandic. We’re all so dramatic.
Hildur Gudnadottir
The whole point here, and the seed that JJ Abrams laid in my mind is, is the power of curiosity enough? What happens next? That dramatic construct is what has driven soap operas and serialised novels over the course of history.
I never really thought about myself being in really big movies at all. In fact, I always though I’d do, I don’t know, smaller movies is not quite the right word, but more character-oriented, dramatic things. I took myself a little bit seriously.
A counted number of pulses only is given to us of a variegated, dramatic life. How may we see in them all that is to to be seen in them by the finest senses?
My dad was a singer. Old classic stuff like ‘Brown Eyed Girl,’ or ‘Delilah’ if he was getting really dramatic. And there was always a gig. All the men would go out and play, congregate back at our house, and I would be up with them wailing into the wee hours.
I don’t listen to a lot of new stuff. I just like the old stuff. It’s all quite dramatic and atmospheric. You’d have an entire story in song. I never listen to, like, white music – I couldn’t sing you a Zeppelin or Floyd song.
I was always looking for the most dramatic emphasis.
Sondheim has been a part of my musical collective since I was eight. I was a dramatic little kid.
The big influence on me was Robert Altman, who, especially in ‘Nashville,’ transformed my sense of dramatic structure and showed how you could handle overlapping stories.
I wouldn’t be a great candidate for dramatic fighting TV; I’m not a cat-fighting kinda person.
I would love to do a dramatic comedy. All of that, it all interests me. At some point I want to do my ‘Monster,’ like Charlize Theron, so I’m buckling up for that.
‘Writer’s block‘ sounds so dramatic and worrisome, and I don’t worry about it. I know deep down that I’m a writer, and it’s just a matter of time until it comes back, and when it does, it’ll be good like it’s always been.
I want to do straight, dramatic acting so I do a hit show when you get chased by aliens!
It’s hard enough as a kid these days to feel normal and just try to fit in. To be a diabetic is just a dramatic thing to go through.
Jay Cutler
I got scouted for modeling, and it was really scary – I was walking my dog wearing heels for the first time ever because I had a party to go to the day after, and I wanted to practice, and this black car kind of started following me, so I, being dramatic, picked up the dog and started to run.
I am not trying to be a historian and a dramatist; I’m a dramatist, a dramatic historian, or one who does a dramatic interpretation of history.
But I think Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang really got that thing where, if a movie reads really funny and then has some dramatic or violent or sinister stuff in it, you can’t forget that primarily it has to be even funnier than you read it or that other stuff doesn’t work.
Sometimes when you belt, it kinda makes the song more dramatic than it really needs to be. There are certain songs that you hear, and you’re like, ‘Wow, he’s singing about his girlfriend, but he sounds kinda mad the way he’s yelling, ‘You’re so pretty!”
I don’t want to be someone whose shot takes you out of the dramatic sequence or takes you out of the emotional story that you’re trying to tell or says, ‘Hey, look at this cool shot I have here.’ To me, that’s not right.
I’ve always been interested in the Depression as this very dramatic pivotal period in American history.
Writing about conflict has provided these dramatic oppo

Writing about conflict has provided these dramatic opportunities to talk about really substantial moments in a person’s life. I’m not writing about superheroes; I’m writing about ordinary people.
There’s a lot of actors that I admire because they can just switch one second into the character. Then, they go back to jokes, and then they’re doing something really dramatic. I can’t do that. I have to really focus.
‘Superunknown’ was one of the most dramatic shifts in what we were doing musically. I don’t think I realized it at the time.
It’s a rough and tumble game whenever power is involved – people’s ambitions, their desires, their competitive spirit will often push them to play outside the rules. It’s dramatic, it’s interesting, and I think it’s something we can all identify with to a degree.
Ian Fleming and Norman Felton were friends. ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ was basically a tongue-in-cheekBond.’ It wasn’t quite as serious and dramatic as ‘Bond,’ nor did we have the budget for that.
The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.
I’m at least getting my foot in the door as far as doing straight dramatic parts, which no one would have ever considered me for in the ’80s. I never objected to that because I love doing comedy, and I’m not the kind of actor that insists that unless you’re doing a serious dramatic role, you’re not acting.
Curtis Armstrong
When I was old enough to walk home alone from school, I loved seeing our house from a distance. It sat on the corner of South Muirfield Road and West 4th Street and had this proud, majestic look. But I rarely went through the front door. The back was more dramatic.
Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man’s expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid.
Most people don’t know that I am an accomplished dramatic actor… But I’ve performed in several Shakespeare productions including Hamlet, except in this version, Hamlet lives in an apartment with two women, and has to pretend he’s gay so that the landlord won’t evict him.
I like everything loud, over the top, dramatic.
I was a dramatic kid. I remember, I was very young, and once I knew what I wanted to do I, like, created a theater company, and I would direct, and we would sell lemonade to buy props.
I’m developing some other things in other genres, including one dramatic piece. So, anything’s possible.
At the heart of any successful film is a powerful story. And a story should be just that: a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end, powerful protagonists that audiences can identify with, and a dramatic arc that is able to capture and hold viewersintellectual and emotional attention.
Julia Bacha
The NBA is intense, but the NFL is a whole ‘nother level of intensity and dramatic, game-changing plays.
I’ve lived this very dramatic life, with high points and terrible low points. Nothing has been ordinary, and I want to have the experience of the last breath. I want a little drama to it.
Dominick Dunne
What’s interesting is that younger characters just have a more vibrant, exciting point of view on the world. They are more emotional, they are more dramatic, and they are just electric.
I’m used to adapting my novels for feature film – it can be challenging to cut and compress three or four hundred pages into two hours of dramatic action.
So I think that is one of the reasons we can face some regional problems, which are very difficult, very dramatic and is necessary to have instruments to solve these problems. NATO is such instrument.
The thing about the 2008 season which sticks out for so many people was we were coming off the 18-1 year where we went to the Super Bowl and lost in dramatic fashion with the catch and everything else that happened.
I never put out a history, I put out a dramatic history.
I am a quiet person, not too loud or dramatic.
Some novels present a story form many points of view. Most movies tell only one person’s side of the story. Sometime it’s easy to use the strongest point of view, or find the character with the most dramatic experience. It depends on which themes the scriptwriter wants to explore.
When I do an action thing, it speaks louder than the things that I’ve done that are dramatic and comedy. Actually, if you look at my resume, I have just as much comedic things as dramas, and I have far less action things than all of the other things, but I’m kind of defined as an action person.
I’ve wanted to follow my dad into acting for as long as I can remember. ‘I’ve had a very serious round of dramatic training, and I like action films that take their characters seriously, so I figure I’m making it the best of both worlds if I try to bring some serious acting to a shoot-’em-up picture.
Brandon Lee
I find it extraordinary that contemporary dramatists don’t find women interesting. Women are rarely, if ever, the central dramatic engine; they’re there as an adjunct, and that hasn’t changed at all.
I was never the class clown or anything like that. When I was growing up and doing theatre in Seattle I was always doing very dramatic work. Now I can’t get a dramatic role to save my life!
The play is one of the very few pieces of great dramatic and comic writing that I have read in a long, long time. I was drawn to it because of the power of the writing, which gives me the actor a chance to explore many facets of myself.
Linda Lavin
I love comedy, but I did always consider myself a dramatic comedian.
In high school, I got into a speech class run by a nun who used to put on plays. She put me in a oratorical competitive program. You would tell a story, and they were very corny, something like ‘My Childhood Hero.’ It was something out of ‘Readers Digest.’ I always thought it was too much and too dramatic.
Look, I happen to still like really dark, dramatic, fractured characters.
Perusing colorful storylines on the backs of book jacke

Perusing colorful storylines on the backs of book jackets, I realized that none of them could possibly be as dramatic as my life to date. Then sadly, I also realized I could never find the ending of my story from the safety of an armchair.
Sarah Kay
I was in theater school playing Lady Macbeth and doing these great dramatic parts, and then I got out into the real world and was auditioning for commercials, and just not getting to do anything that felt remotely meaningful.
Poland is a wildly dramatic and tragic story. It’s just unbelievable what went on with those people. How they survive, I don’t really know. The Germans had a particular hatred for the Poles; they really considered them subhuman Slavs, and they were very brutal to them.
Oh gosh, I noticed dramatic changes in my body after I started doing yoga, but I also think you have to shake things up.
I want to keep doing different things. I’d like to do a more personal, dramatic movie next, I think. But as long as it’s about characters and good writing and good parts for actors, that’s what’s important.
Heading is a skill, and it would be a shame to lose that from the game. There is nothing more dramatic than when you see someone score a diving header, for instance.
Until Genevieve I had tended towards the more dramatic type of role.
Dinah Sheridan
I was trained as a dramatic actor. I’m really excited to do some more dramatic stuff.
Spencer Boldman
I love Agassi – I really followed him a lot when I was a teenager and remember when guys like him and Michael Chang were just unstoppable. He was really inspiring. Every match was so dramatic and exciting. The guy played with a lot of heart.
When I moved to New York out of college, that was my goal. To be a stage actress. And to do dramatic works. Like ‘Madea’, and ‘Night, Mother’, and ‘Sam Shepard’, and all that kind of stuff. That’s what I really wanted to do.
Rachael Harris
Scientists have demonstrated that dramatic, positive changes can occur in our lives as a direct result of facing an extreme challenge – whether it’s coping with a serious illness, daring to quit smoking, or dealing with depression. Researchers call this ‘post-traumatic growth.’
But Germany will always suffer, I fear, from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich.
Pop managers are fixed in the dramatic stock character repertoire too, ever since the first British pop film musical, Wolf Mankowitz’s ‘Expresso Bongo’ of 1959, with Cliff Richard as Bongo Herbert and Laurence Harvey as his manager. The key components were cast as X parts gay, X parts Jewish and triple X opportunistic.
Humorous writing is often thought of as substandard in comparison to work with a more dramatic or tragic intent. I don’t know what to say to this except that I disagree wholeheartedly.
Travel at faster than the speed of light certainly can have dramatic implications that are difficult to understand, such as time travel.
I think through humor you can get a point across better than through just a dramatic narrative.
I was really more interested in dramatic work, but I thought, ‘Well, I guess I could do comedy.’
Donny Most
Coming from the Malayalam sets, when I went to Telugu, people told me that I wasn’t acting and that it felt dead. It was very subtle in Malayalam, while it is slightly dramatic in Telugu. It is quite fascinating to understand what each industry expects of you and work according to that.
I start with the history, and I ask myself, ‘What are the great turning points? What are the big dramatic scenes that are essential to telling the story?’
I’ve always liked the idea of taking old dramatic ideas and devices and making them feel relevant or contemporary or whatever.
I’m a quite dramatic person.
I can’t imagine doing an hour-long dramatic series because it’s so much work. A sitcom is a wonderful gig. You work from 10 to 4 every day, it’s fun, and you get to live at home.
There were two drama societies in Enniskillen when I was growing up, St. Michaels and the Enniskillen Amateur Dramatic Society, and I had the pleasure of working with them both.
The San Gabriel Mountains rise like a rampart at the edge of the city, safeguarding more than 500,000 acres of mature forests, mountain streams, dramatic waterfalls, and towering peaks that reach over 9,000 feet. These untamed places attract bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and other threatened or endangered species.
Free time keeps me going. It’s just something that’s always been a part of my life. I was originally a painter, and I made films sort of as an extension of that, and then I started to try to make dramatic films because the early films were experimental films.
I became an actor by doing school plays and youth theaters, and then National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. And then I did study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. For me that was a good way to enter the field, to work in the theater.
Britain’s great postwar meritocratic experiment was broad-based, but it was in politics that the change was most dramatic.
My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis. This is causing dramatic consequences for the very existence of Polish families. A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have serious repercussions for Europe. Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help.
I think the best dramatic actors know how to tap into their character’s humor.
I know, when I was in film school, some of my films were silly, but a lot of them were more dramatic. I don’t think I intentionally set out to do comedy stuff. I guess that’s a consequence of coming up working with David O. Russell and skewing toward those sensibilities.
Poets can’t resist the dramatic pull of their lives and so inevitably write autobiographical verse.
Novels taught me that history is dramatic. I wanted my

Novels taught me that history is dramatic. I wanted my students to know that, too.
Laura Amy Schlitz
Why are we casting all these stand-up comedians to do ‘Breaking Bad,’ one of the most dramatic TV shows ever?
Steven Michael Quezada
For a production that suggests a mysterious dreamscape, I have a particular affection for the Vivian Beaumont Theater. It is the largest dramatic space available in New York City in terms of plays, although musicals have been done there very successfully as well.
Jack O’Brien
When sudden death takes a president, opportunities for new beginnings flourish among the ambitious and the tensions among such people can be dramatic, as they were when President Kennedy was killed.
I grew up listening to Queen. They were no stranger to throwing in the unexpected and something a little more dramatic.
I would love to work with Tom Hardy. Maybe do something crazy or dramatic that is different for me.
I’ve always said people say on a dramatic show, ‘I was crying. It was so emotional when he went and grabbed that little girl from a burning building and handed her over to her mother.’ In comedy, the best thing you can say is, ‘I think it’s funny.’
At a young age, when I was fascinated with China, I read ‘The Travels of Marco Polo‘ and learned about this exciting, dramatic world he captured and reported on. He’s so little known, but yet this mythology has survived that’s so misrepresentative of his story.
I want to be a little more dramatic nowadays. I definitely want something big and funny, but I look for things that can just have people see me in a different light and let me mature as both an entertainer and an actor and a comedian.
Cedric the Entertainer
I was originally a painter, and I made films sort of as an extension of that, and then I started to try to make dramatic films because the early films were experimental films.
I just happen to like the action-adventure movies. No law that says you can’t work in all types of dramatic stuff.
Brandon Lee
I thought I would be a dramatic actor – everyone starts that way.
‘Line Of Duty,’ for dramatic purposes, tends to create characters whose corruption is balanced on certain ethical conflicts, whereas the majority of corruption in the real world is simply based on greed.
What you do, is you gradually become more and more experienced, and more and more realistic about dramatic tolerance, i.e. about how long the play should be.
To portray something that you’re really not, it’s like a little escape, and I love to act and to be dramatic. I feel like the wrestling ring in WWE is the perfect platform to do that. It’s totally acceptable.
Things are rarely as exciting or dramatic as we make them out to be in the press.
There’s a bit of hazing when it comes to the youth performers and a disbelief that you’re capable of handling dramatic or comedic material on an adult level.
What I like writing about are people’s relationships, not necessarily great big dramatic things but the smaller things in life and how they affect characters and challenge and change the people that they are. I do like a happy ending, so my books have to have a happy ending.
Penny Jordan
A dramatic decrease in oil availability is not at all far-fetched.
I’ve noticed, as a comedy fan, that I really like Paul Thomas Anderson or Quentin Tarantino because when they’re funny, they’re actually funny. It’s not like when other dramatic writers have comedy, and I’m just like, ‘Well, that’s not funny. Why are you even trying to make a joke here?’
I came out seven times in one weekend. I have a flair for the dramatic.
I had always sort of done dramatic things, and I love them; it’s my background. But when I think about ‘Fresh Meat,’ I just think about the cast and the crew that we had… we just had a great time.
Maybe there’s a chance to get back to grown-up films. Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people.
Robert Altman
‘Ali’ offers stunning re-creations of bouts Ali fought. In the second Liston fight, the auditorium is underlighted and clouded with fetid cigar smoke, which was why the famous picture of a snarling Ali standing over Liston was so dramatic; indoor arenas are now bright enough to be spotted from Alpha Centauri.
Look, I happen to still like really dark, dramatic, fractured characters.
I don’t know why we have this flair for having dramatic finishes, but we’ve definitely had a few through the years.
Life is full of trials and tribulations. It’s dramatic when you don’t treat people right when you’re in the tribulations, but I know now how to get out of it. You have to make a decision to say ‘No more’, and then you know what to do when the trials happen.
Not to sound too Pollyanna-ish, but I think most people are decent, caring human beings. You don’t necessarily see that reflected in fiction maybe, because possibly it’s perceived as not having much dramatic potential.
We had a teacher in school who would organize dramatic shows. And she decided to put on a show about – I don’t know whether you remember – ‘Ferdinand the Bull‘, the comic script. However, she decided, you’re going to sing Ferdinand, me, as a role.
I quite like the drama of an encore. I think an encore is for those artists who are inclined to do dramatic gestures, and I certainly would say I am inclined towards them.
The first dramatic experience I had of music was when I was five. The electricity had gone out in Georgia, and my mum played the ‘Moonlight Sonata’ on the piano.
In books or films, it is desirable to have a climactic

In books or films, it is desirable to have a climactic battle scene, but the world does not operate in those gross dramatic terms. In Vietnam, there was a general aimlessness, not just in the physical sense, but beyond that in the moral and ethical sense.
Usually, in musical theater, if you sing operatically or if you sing in a legit style, you’re the heart of the show. You maybe get to be moving and do dramatic stuff, but it’s very rare to be that funny.
I just try not to look at any role as a comedic role or a dramatic role. I just try to stay in the movie I’m in.
I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows. I had also done a little disc jockeying.
It is quite truein fact, obvious on the surface – that the vast majority of dramatic shows and comedies, as well, advocate a liberal and humanistic and relativistic lifestyle and concept.
Pat Boone
I was in the play ‘Fat Pig in the West End,’ which is a comedy but has dramatic moments.
After 10 years of WWE, in a somewhat dramatic fashion, it just didn’t feel right, so I stepped out of my contract, and after 10 years of that schedule, I had all this time.
Forgotten was presented to me by the drama department at LWT as a concept and I found it immediately intriguing and very powerful. I was completely led by the power of the piece and its dramatic potential.
Nothing dramatic can be expected from the Sports Code, because the Olympic Charter has to be respected.
A beautiful deleveraging balances the three options. In other words, there is a certain amount of austerity, there is a certain amount of debt restructuring, and there is a certain amount of printing of money. When done in the right mix, it isn’t dramatic.
There was a little less pressure to be fit on ‘The Avengers‘ than ‘Captain America.’ I had just finished ‘Captain America,’ so I was already built. Plus, ‘Captain America’ has that one scene dramatic scene where my transformation is revealed. ‘The Avengers’ has not one shirtless scene.
I love the dramatic idea of having nothing on.
My grandmother had the most dramatic effect on my life because she set me in one direction, and I had to go back the other direction for my sanity, and for my ability to be a social human being.
I don’t mind doing action or kung fu, but I’m also really happy to do something dramatic. I’d like to show that a Chinese girl doesn’t have to do crazy martial arts to get the part.
Zhu Zhu
In film or TV work, you can have this amazingly dramatic pause, and they’ll just edit it out.
The backstage play, in which the private lives of theater people are put onstage for the world to see, is one of the diciest of dramatic genres.
In a film, there are dramatic moments and a bunch of different moments that lead up to a dramatic moment. On some songs, I try to paint the picture of before that drama happens, so by the time you get to the end of the project you’ve experienced infatuation and intimacy before it dives off to drama.
It’s a rough and tumble game whenever power is involved – people’s ambitions, their desires, their competitive spirit will often push them to play outside the rules. It’s dramatic, it’s interesting, and I think it’s something we can all identify with to a degree.
The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.
In the space of a decade, China and India have emerged as dramatic, dynamic competitors.
It allows you to say things that sound very dramatic and get away with it. If you had characters in modern fiction say the same things as they’re driving down the street in an Oldsmobile they’d sound ludicrous!
Terry Goodkind
I dream of acting with Kevin Costner. I would love to do a movie with him. Not something funny, but a dramatic role.
Being a reality star is very chaotic: it’s a very dramatic job to do. I always 24/7 have to be on and ready for any type of criticism at all times.
The doctors must tell you that one of the risks of surgery is that you might die. This poor doctor was talking to an actress. It was very dramatic to me. To him, it was just a thing he had to say.
There’s something really wonderful about making people laugh, and if you can find the laughs within a dramatic piece, it’s also very rewarding.
Gemma Whelan
The whole problem of the sound-work is distancing oneself from the dramatic.
Pierre Schaeffer
I don’t know if there’s any change more significant that a human being can make than that of a woman becoming a mother. There’s no change more dramatic.
I think when smallpox was eliminated, the whole world got pretty excited about that because it’s just such a dramatic success.
To me, some of the funniest movies would be probably categorized in the dramatic genre, and likewise, some of the most dramatic films, or films that have the most dramatic moments, are in comedies.
Gray is great. People think gray is a neutral, but I think it’s such a moody, intense, dramatic and sexy color. It’s very sleek.
When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story.
Aaron McGruder
Our globe is under new dramatic environmental pressure:

Our globe is under new dramatic environmental pressure: our globe is warming, our ice caps melting, our glaciers receding, our coral is dying, our soils are eroding, our water tables falling, our fisheries are being depleted, our remaining rainforests shrinking. Something is very, very wrong with our eco-system.
I don’t get offered many dramatic roles. As soon as my face pops up in a movie, everyone knows I’m the funny guy.
Chris Elliott
Every writer has compressed time and procedure, and used clarifying dialogue. That’s not a scandal: it’s a legitimate dramatic technique.
My passion is doing movies, and as long as I keep doing that, I’ll be happy. I want to do movies, fun roles and dramatic ones. I love all of it.
I do appreciate the ’80s as an era, the general sounds and aesthetics of the era. The Cure, that whole kind of image is really kind of amazing, I think. The power ballads and how everything sparkles and words are really dramatic. Huge drums, things like that. I do really find it inspiring.
I never consciously got into comedy. It was sort of one of those things where I was a theater student, I was acting, I was doing comedy, I was doing dramatic stuff, so it’s been something that I’ve always done and enjoyed doing and had an instinct to be relatively good at.
With teenagers, the emotions are higher and things are more dramatic. That doesn’t mean adults don’t also act like children in their own way.
I don’t think I ever want to just leave comedy and become a straight dramatic actor. But if the opportunity comes, I would love to be seen as universally talented in all trades.
I love all kinds of movies. I love a really good comedy and not the cheesy ones. My parents hate this, but I love horror films. Those are my favorite, and of course, dramatic roles. I’m really drawn to those as well. All different genres.
Newt Gingrich’s rhetorical tics are well-known – his fondness for the word ‘frankly,’ his eagerness to frame even the most mundane development in dramatic world-historical terms, and his eagerness to accuse his enemies of practicingmachine‘ politics.
I try to approach all episodic work the same. No matter the content. I look for a dramatic or emotional spine to the story I’m telling, something that stands out to me thematically about the episode and its relationship to the rest of the season/series.
I think some people watch ‘Raging Bull,’ or they watch ‘The Piano Teacher,’ and I think they’re more, maybe, able to process an antihero in a dramatic context, where people more want comedy to take care of them. But that’s not really taking care of people. That’s just providing escape, which sometimes is necessary.
Every small town has its dramatic group, its barber-shop quartet, every home has music in one form or another.
My responsibility is to make a film and find my dramatic language; I don’t have any political or social responsibility.
I have always been interested in health care and doing something that is dramatic.
I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement with Johnny ten years ago. I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time, but you have to remember I was only 19 years old.
I feel honored to have been a part of that dramatic change.
Lionel Hampton
The effects of human rights education can be dramatic in awakening people to the value and power of their own lives, as shown in the following stories.
Sometimes you can take those dramatic roles and maybe interject a little humor into them, and I think the reverse also works.
In real life, events seem much less dramatic.
It’s hard to define change in oneself unless something really dramatic happens, like you give up some vice, fall in love, or something like that.
I studied Shakespeare at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, and ‘Orange’ was my first audition ever for TV or film.
I was never much of a singer. I was terrible. It’s embarrassing: I was trying to sound like everybody else. I went through a big Cure phase, so I was trying to do that kind of dramatic voice.
For me, watching people get out of control, and be indulgent and dramatic was very silly.
The Medicaid program has been on the books for more than 50 years. The Graham-Cassidy bill proposes a dramatic, sweeping change in the way that program would be allocated and administered. And a program which does need reform, but we need careful reform. And I don’t think this bill does that.
I can’t see any reason why a dramatic story can’t be in 3-D. I think ‘Lawrence of Arabia‘ would have been fabulous in 3-D.
I’m a comedian at heart, and I really can make people laugh, but ever since ‘Amadeus,’ all I seem to do is play dramatic roles and villains.
I want to go out in dramatic fashion. Win, lose, or draw, I want to have a retirement match, and a lot of guys have done it.
I want to go out in dramatic fashion. Win, lose, or draw, I want to have a retirement match, and a lot of guys have done it.
A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad.
Kelly Preston is a remarkable human being and a great dramatic actress. It was a privilege as a director to tap into this part of her. Rarely do I make a kind of spiritual connection with my cast. Kelly was a wonderful exception. She is truly very special and I adore her.
George Hickenlooper
My kids make me laugh every single day - especially whe

My kids make me laugh every single day – especially when they’re their most precocious. My son said to me the other day, ‘Why are you so dramatic?’ And I just thought, ‘Really? You know that word? And also, you’ve already noticed how dramatic I am?’ That just really made me laugh.
In ‘Of Mice And Men’ I play a straight dramatic role and I’m the only female in the play.
Fred Hoyle was one of the first scientists to become famous on television and radio. It was because he told a dramatic story about the universe – about how amazing it is and the extraordinary discoveries that astronomers like him were making.
Keegan-Michael Key and Lindsay Sloane are two of the best, literally, just dramatic actors.
I’m always looking for silhouettes that seem ‘invisible‘ to the eye, as in that it’s so well-tailored to your body that you won’t even notice what you’re wearing. It needs to be dramatic in a subtle way.
In real life, I’m very rational, and I’m not very dramatic.
Sophie Kennedy Clark
The nature of the global business environment guarantees that no matter how hard we work to create a stable and healthy organisation, our organisation will continue to experience dramatic changes far beyond our control.
You’re creating a score that has to have an emotional and story logic to it. You want a dramatic arc. You want all the songs to push story forward. That’s the same whether it’s for stage or film or television or whatever.
I think poets are much more dramatic, more theatrical than fiction writers.
Francine Prose
We like mature storytelling. We like dramatic storytelling. We like intense storytelling.
I had a teacher/director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where I trained for a year, named Mary Duff, who taught me practically everything I know.
Rosemary Harris
In the film world, and I know this from just talking to other people, that I’m known as a kind of dramatic, serious, almost humorless actor, and the fact is I’m a funny guy, and I spend most of my life trying to find a lighter side of things and on stage was given plenty of opportunity to do that.
At first, being a storyteller, it was fun to dress up and fun to sing songs and pretend to be very dramatic – all of that stuff was just fun early on.
Kelly McCreary
I don’t want to do something for the sake of doing it. I want it to be a great role and I want it to be really funny – or dramatic – but I mean I want it to be something really, really special.
My mother was a dramatic and egocentric person, and she died before my father, who died of Alzheimer‘s disease. But I’d often thought, God, we were so lucky that was the order in which they died because she would have felt put upon.
Sue Miller
I’m more dramatic than other people are, or I just show it more. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I have a lot of passion.
Fake eyelashes can instantly give me a more dramatic look and also help to accentuate my eyes, which are a focal point to achieving the Lion Babe look.
When you’re young and everything dramatic is exciting, you start to believe that hype that, in order to be an artist, you have to suffer. I’ve graduated from that school.
I’ve worked a lot in comedy. As much as I love playing dramatic roles, it’s always nice to be able to have some humor around when working.
I’ve seen firsthand the dramatic savings that solar energy can generate.
I think people will be curious to see what I can do as a dramatic actor.
My mother worked for a woman, Maria Ley-Piscator, who with her husband founded the Dramatic Workshop, which was connected to the New School. My mother did proofreading and typing and stuff or her, and as part of her payment, I was able to take acting classes there on Saturdays when I was 10.
When I was 16 years old, I joined a drama group called North Queensland Academy of Dramatic Art under a woman called Maggie Shephard-King. She inspired me to audition for the role of Romeo in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’
Don’t ever take a dramatic lesson. They will try to put your voice in a dinner jacket, and people like their hominy and grits in everyday clothes.
Dale Robertson
My grandmother, Angela, was the Fox family matriarch. She was magnetic but also wicked. She had this huge life force and was great fun, but she would play each member of the family off against each other, which could make for extremely dramatic Christmases.
Mike and I like a balance of tones. We never set out to make an overtly silly show or an overly serious dramatic show.
I started radio in 1950 on the Lone Ranger radio program, a dramatic show that emanated from Detroit when I was 18 years old and just beginning college. I did that for a couple of years.
I have done all of the genres, and the dramatic role is my favorite.
English dramatic literature is, of course, dominated by Shakespeare; and it is almost inevitable that an English reader should measure the value of other poetic drama by the standards which Shakespeare has already implanted in his mind.
Some dramatic event often crystallizes popular attention, and the world turns on a dime.
I would like to do something that pushes me as an actress to make me better. I would love to do something dramatic or crazy. I think that would be so much fun.
Sammi Hanratty
Often as we teach and testify about the law of tithing,

Often as we teach and testify about the law of tithing, we emphasize the immediate, dramatic and readily recognizable temporal blessings that we receive. And surely such blessings do occur. Yet some of the diverse blessings we obtain as we are obedient to this commandment are significant but subtle.
Everything I write about either I have gone through or I know somebody has gone through, so it’s very close to me, but sometimes it’s about taking those feelings and exaggerating on them a little bit: being a bit more dramatic but still keeping them relatable.
I learned to dive in Belize, which is sort of like learning to drive in an Aston Martin. The reefs and refuges are some of the most dramatic in the world. But the real reason I went was to dive the Blue Hole, a 400 ft. sinkhole near Ambergris Caye. Google it, and you’ll see why.
The more I learned about real pirates, the more exciting they seemed to me. They appeared to be even more dramatic than pirates of the movies or TV shows.
All the women in my family are very dramatic by themselves. They make the biggest things out of nothing. I think that’s where I learned a lot about being emotional.
I think if I hadn’t been born in a pit village I’d have been part of a dramatic society.
I think the most significant change in my life is the decision to do a series. An hourlong dramatic television series on a broadcast network swallows you and chews you up and refuses to spit you out. You’re making a decision that’s going to be a profound and significant impact on the practical aspects of your life.
There were certain young actors I had trained with at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art who had always got the big parts and I was always the spear-carrier. Suddenly the roles were reversed and I couldn’t understand why, and nor could they.
David Warner
My favorite makeup look was for my ‘Eyes Wide Open’ video done by Torsten Witte. It was so dramatic and definitely captured the magic of the video.
I’m primarily thought of as a rocker, and certainlyFrankenstein‘ had a very dramatic power rock image. It was almost a precursor of heavy metal and fusion. But I also love jazz and classical and if there’s one common thread that runs through all my music, it is blues.
I Googled every actor from my favorite film ‘Annie.’ Albert Finney was also from Manchester and he went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – so I auditioned there, too.
I feel like I work on scripts for comedy as well as dramatic stuff the same.
Rachael Harris
As for my voice, it cannot be categorised – and I like it that way, because I sing things that would be considered in the dramatic, mezzo or spinto range.
Casino gambling is colorful and dramatic and theatrical.
I suppose I was formed by too many movies and too much television. At some point I absorbed the dramatic formula.
If I’m a game show host, will someone buy a ticket to see me do standup? To do a dramatic role in a movie?
While labour market reports scream with dramatic youth unemployment data, hundreds of employers cry out for employees with the right skills sets. As recruiters, we suffer this shortage every day.
For a lot of readers these days, a book is something you have to agree or disagree with. But you can’t agree with a novel. For my generation, it was assumed that a book is a dramatic thing, that the eye of the book is not telling you what to think.
I think I’ve definitely found a niche working in comedy, but dramatic films are what brought me here. After I saw ‘Titanic‘ in the theater, I got the bug.
Carly Craig
When you’re a French woman and you have a lot of Latin blood, you can be very dramatic. It definitely makes your personal life exciting – and exhausting.
My responsibility is to make a film and find my dramatic language; I don’t have any political or social responsibility.
There I was limited to what happened the same way I am with Riel. It doesn’t feel like a great burden to have your story, to some degree, set. I am enjoying figuring out what I think is the most dramatic way of telling this set of historical facts.
Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak, in criticism, of form.
Quince may resemble pears and apples, but unlike their fruit brethren, raw quince are inedibly tannic and sour. This means you do have to cook them, but the transformation is dramatic, and well worth your efforts.
I was a dramatic kid. I was always like, ‘Watch me put on my play, Mom and Dad! You have to watch me put on all these outfits and do this play!’ But my family is very academic and straightforward and normal Midwestern people, so the idea that I could act as an actual job wasn’t really there.
I’ve got a range as an actor! There was a time I played dramatic leading men.
I can be dramatic. I can be funny. I can be sexy. I can be sad. I can be glad.
I snootily say I can’t take too many dramatic parts, as it’s taking work from actors who aren’t funny.
I was always the guy who made jokes and ribbed people at parties. After I went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts I got sidetracked into clubs and started doing comedy.
Obviously musical theatre is not my thing, but dramatic theatre is much more up my alley.
The evidence that things are changing fast can be seen in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging. We should be collecting emails as we used to collect telephone numbers and using them to better communicate our message to key voters.
I am used to doing dramatic work, but its fun to grab a

I am used to doing dramatic work, but its fun to grab a gun, and go running around, getting beat-up. Its fun to do the action stuff, because it is really physical. There is nothing like getting into a character by getting beaten up physically.
Devon Bostick
I like to consider myself a problem solver. I don’t like to spend a lot of time talking about the problem, stressing out or being dramatic about it. I like to try and figure out how I can fix it.
If you think back to your time as a teenager, everything was dramatic.
I think that’s what distinguishes Schmidt, really. In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human. There’s no melodrama; there’s no device, It’s just about a human being.
I was a very dramatic pre-teen.
I look for two things when I am about to launch into a book. First, there has to be a dramatic arc to the story itself that will carry me, and the reader, from beginning to end. Second, the story has to weave through larger themes that can illuminate the world of the subject.
David Maraniss
I’m known as a kind of dramatic, serious, almost humorless actor and the fact is, I’m a funny guy, and I spend most of my life trying to find a lighter side of things, and on stage was given plenty of opportunity to do that.
In song the same rule applies as in dramatic verse: the meaning must yield itself, or yield itself sufficiently to arouse the attention and interest, in real time.
When I started auditioning, I’d take any audition I could get. The more dramatic ones didn’t go as well as the comedic.
I think it’s true of every great comedy that it’s rooted in some dramatic, incredibly personal truth. And it’s true of all great drama that there has to be comedy.
It’s funny, because I was trained as a dramatic actor at New York’s Colonnades Theater Lab in the ’70s, along with Jeff Goldblum, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. People I worked with there saw a comedian in me. I’m still most at home in comedy.
Leave America and you’ll find that the consumers in many other countries enjoy watching advertising. Not because the products are better, but because the ads are produced to be entertaining. Sometimes they are funny. Sometimes they are dramatic. Sometimes they are just beautiful.
I think 5G is going to make a dramatic difference in sport and beyond.
I think the struggle, whenever you make a film or television movie based on a real person‘s life, is finding a dramatic arc that will hold an audience’s attention.
What is more important is finding the soul of the character, and making sure it fits well into this story. And that it be dramatic and interesting and captivating, because these people weren’t entertainers, you know.
Mary Stuart Masterson
I happen to still like really dark, dramatic, fractured characters. They’re the reason I got into movies.
There are, I think, four distinct types of weird story: one expressing a mood or feeling, another expressing a pictorial conception, a third expressing a general situation, condition, legend or intellectual conception, and a fourth explaining a definite tableau or specific dramatic situation or climax.
That’s the thing: pop music has sometimes had a bad reputation for being about a lot of other stuff than the music. And I am just a lover of pop music. I love pop. I love big choruses. Dramatic choruses – they’re the best thing in the world. And I do this because I love making music and performing the songs.
My illness is one often characterized by dramatic overspending – in my case through frenzied shopping sprees, credit card abuse, excessive hoarding of unnecessary material goods and bizarre generosity with family, friends and even strangers.
At the peak of his scientific triumphs, Newton became a ‘head,’ a student of the inner spiritual world – or in modern terms, a neurologician. Modern physicists do not dwell on this dramatic life-change in their hero.
Definitely for myself, I find myself gravitating towards dramatic work. In terms of sitcoms, you know, I always tell my agent I don’t want to be seen.
To be honest, I watch way more dramatic films when I’m chilling at home. I think when you work in comedy, you just want something different in your private life. Makes you feel balanced, I guess.
Opera is the original marriage of words and music, and there’s a theatre element, a dramatic element. It’s right up my alley.
Shane Koyczan
Cassini was an international undertaking, led by NASA and the European Space Agency and designed to be, in every dimension, a dramatic advance over Voyager. At the size of a school bus, it was bigger than Voyager and outfitted with the most sophisticated scientific instruments ever carried into the outer solar system.
As soon as you are trying to be funny or dramatic, that’s when things start feeling fake and boring.
Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis greater than at any time since 1917. The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe.
I wish I could write ‘Taxi Driver,’ or ‘Blue Velvet,’ something brave, audacious, dramatic and dark. I don’t know if I have the darkness in my own soul to be able to tap into it, unfortunately.
Some people in Hollywood think of me as a model for dramatic midlife transitions: suburban housewife to Emmy-winning actress. But I never plotted a master plan for following my dreams.
Kathryn Joosten
The Fable story hinted at a dramatic time before ‘Fable 1’ when the Guild was founded, this would be a perfect setting for ‘Fable 4.’
My mother and my father are both very funny people, and they’re both artistic in their own right. Oftentimes, we get very dramatic about things, but we also laugh really hard.
I have always said, even before I ever did TV, that I have a very dramatic family.
I've always just admired women who were able to navigat

I’ve always just admired women who were able to navigate through dramatic and comedic waters and sort of do it all.
I think it helped that ‘Fleabag’ had such a dramatic arc to it, even though it was disguised as a comedy.
I started radio in 1950 on the Lone Ranger radio program, a dramatic show that emanated from Detroit when I was 18 years old and just beginning college. I did that for a couple of years.
I wasn’t born an actress, but I was certainly born dramatic!
I hoped the dramatic power of the play would rest on that tension between elegant structure – the underlying plan is that you see the first and last meeting of every couple in the play – and inelegant emotion.
I was so irritated that people in Denmark considered me to be this serious guy who only did dramatic roles.
I don’t want to be solely a dramatic actor. It’s such an important part of my quality of life to goof around and talk about my farts.
You can’t fight the fact that Detroit is a de-industrializing market and it isn’t facing dramatic, positive transformation.
My dad was obviously a really quirky, unconventional Asian man who didn’t care about what other people thought. When he would fight with my mom, he would be really dramatic. He would be like, ‘Devil, get away, for I am God’s property.’ He would say crazy things that were so melodramatic but so theatrical and funny.
Sometimes if something is entertaining and amusing, people tend to think that it doesn’t have the depth of something that’s dramatic. I don’t think that’s true.
Without a doubt, stem cell research will lead to the dramatic improvement in the human condition and will benefit millions of people.
I enjoy dramatic narration, of course, because I’m an actor and I started as an actor. But I love things that are a challenge, and I look forward to more work with that in the future. So there’s always a sun coming up the following day for me.
Peter Cullen
My father started out as a riveter, but he had the soul of an artist. He worshiped Shakespeare and had aspirations to be an actor. He claimed that from the first day he laid eyes on me, I was going to be this great dramatic actress.
Christine Ebersole
I was really dramatic, really concerned with love or life.
The film’s dramatic requirements should always take precedence over the mere aesthetics of editing.
Edward Dmytryk
Often as we teach and testify about the law of tithing, we emphasize the immediate, dramatic and readily recognizable temporal blessings that we receive. And surely such blessings do occur. Yet some of the diverse blessings we obtain as we are obedient to this commandment are significant but subtle.
I think I’m good at playing dramatic and serious roles, but it’s not necessarily what I want to keep doing.
The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.
I worked on dramas before, I love sinking my teeth into something dramatic or a period piece, but there’s something so fun about doing a comedy. When you go to set and your only job is to make people laugh, there’s an unbelievable energy on set.
When people say, ‘Who are you?’ I’m a sculptor and a painter. That’s how I define myself. The acting is fun, and I hope to leave behind a couple things in my life of dramatic integrity and art.
My general view is the delivery of news is changing in dramatic ways, and will continue to change into ways we can’t even predict.
I decided to take a stab at acting. I entered the American Academy of Dramatic Art, where one teacher told me I’d never make it – I was too tall.
Fred Gwynne
For a man once called the Indian Obama by the historian and public intellectual Ramachandra Guha, the diminishing of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar could not be more dramatic.
I always focused on being an actor. I did stand-up briefly, but I also did a lot of dramatic work. But since I’ve been on ‘The Daily Show,’ people think I’m a comedian. That’s not how I see myself.
Performing is just standing up there and doing something. Performance takes on an edge to it. It has a more dramatic context.
Journalists, whose job is to pull back and tell dramatic stories that bring power into focus, find it impossible because things like economic theory are both incomprehensible and, above all, boring. The same is true of ‘management science.’
I know having a Jason Bourne all alone in a field firing at bad guys is much more dramatic, but it’s not real.
States are like people. They do not question the awful status quo until some dramatic event overturns the conventional and lax way of thinking.
Victor Davis Hanson
I just don’t think there are any rules to color. You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there, make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black. Do something with it. If it’s dark, accentuate the darkness.
David Bromstad
I know my voice has a limited range of motion; I don’t write dramatic monologues and pretend to be other people. But so far, my voice is broad enough to accommodate most of what I want to put into my poetry. I like my persona; I often wish I were him and not me.
The great amount of fun that I have is I can cast dramatic actors to play comedic roles, and I can cast comedic actors to play dramatic roles because, really, there’s no such thing. There’s just actors.
We had a great dramatic society in school, and that's w

We had a great dramatic society in school, and that’s where I first got exposure both as an actor and director.
Every species becomes extinct; at some point, we will go extinct. The question is, as Homo sapiens, are we going to be able to adapt to the change that we’re actually part of? We’re causing such dramatic changes to the planet, so yes, you do stop and think, ‘I wonder where we’re headed.’
Louise Leakey
For some reason, people imagine that dramatic things happen to people who don’t look beautiful.
Jim Carrey and Steve Carell did dramatic roles. I look up to them. You want a career like that.
A mood disorder is dangerous. You’ve got to get those dramatic waves of highs and lows stabilized. It’s dangerous if you don’t.
From the director’s point of view, it’s infinitely easier to do violence than to do a good dramatic scene.
George Cukor
The really cool challenge of ’24’ was learning on camera how to be a dramatic actress. The biggest difficulty was the industry side of things. I was very lucky that I had Joel Surnow, one of the creators of ’24,’ in my corner. Early on, the Fox executives couldn’t believe that I was on the show.
My wife, Katey Sagal, has transformed herself from a sitcom cartoon to a dramatic powerhouse.
My general view is the delivery of news is changing in dramatic ways, and will continue to change into ways we can’t even predict.
I stopped being interested in improvisation, and I continue to not be that interested in it. Comedians can do it on a different level because they have a goal, but if you’re improvising something that’s dramatic, there’s not that much to be good at.
I always had a dramatic flair. I’d like to dress up like a cowboy, play make-believe. But I didn’t realize acting was something I had to do until I got to college.
We designed a car that is for daily commutes and that you charge every day. The less you use the gasoline engine, the better mpg. Essentially, the Karma can achieve dramatic savings and low CO2 output when used as intended, as a daily commuter.
Unfortunately, I’ve seen violence, and I think, in films, it is the dramatic extremity of it.
I’ve just always been interested in alter-naturalism and seeing if you can make real life interesting enough to be dramatic without enhancing it. Like, could you make a movie or write a play in which there’s no compression of time, there’s no enhanced event, it’s just real life?
We must develop huge demonstrations, because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions… Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts.
There is something quintessentially American about the USWNT. Last-minute, dramatic finishes and technical finesse aside, the spirit of the program reflects a determination and perseverance that resonates with the deeply held belief that with hard work, anything is possible.
I’ve been really fortunate to do so many comedies and then so many dramatic roles and then television and movies and stuff like that.
Casino gambling is colorful and dramatic and theatrical.
I know a dramatic role is going to happen, but you just got to be patient, you know? It’s going to happen when it’s supposed to happen. I’m not rushing it. I’m not trying to make it happen tomorrow.
If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any kind of incentive to struggle, or to put up with things, to reach for those impossible dreams, all those dramatic things.
As long as humans have existed, we have always desired to live longer. Every society, every religion, every culture. Of course, they all failed at dramatic life extension.
I’m very serious about becoming a dramatic actor. I don’t want to play cameo parts walking on as Carl Lewis the athlete. I want to go on stage or screen and be taken seriously.
My parents have influenced my fashion choices. I inherited many of their older garments, and I like their style. I love my mother’s elegant and dramatic couture dresses and the feeling for colour my father has.
Elizabeth Jagger
Life can be dramatic and funny all in the same day.
I’m getting to the end of my magnifying glasses now. One eye’s gone completely. The other is gradually dimming. Dimming – that sounds very dramatic, doesn’t it? I’m so lucky. I can still make a living – and the same kind of living.
Since ‘Mononoke’ has such a dramatic story, I played up the drama, emphasizing the power of a magnum opus.
Joe Hisaishi
‘There are no easy pickings.’ That would be a more accurate, less dramatic statement than ‘There’s no such thing as a free lunch.’
I was married to a law student, and I used to attend classes with him at Georgetown University Law Center. Being of dramatic bent, I was drawn mainly to Criminal law and Evidence classes. A just-beginning writer, I would find an empty chair and listen, mesmerized, to the lectures.
The United States came within a whisker of invading Utah in 1858 and starting a civil war three years before the Civil War. Because the conflict ended up fizzling out, it’s not the most dramatic story about the West.
David Roberts
I don’t want to be overly dramatic, but Iraq and Syria are gone, and they aren’t coming back, at least not as centralized states.
Has anybody ever seen a dramatic critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good.
P. G. Wodehouse
I think it's great when dramatic actors do lighter, fun

I think it’s great when dramatic actors do lighter, funny roles.
Noureen DeWulf
Every writer has compressed time and procedure, and used clarifying dialogue. That’s not a scandal: it’s a legitimate dramatic technique.
But I think Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang really got that thing where, if a movie reads really funny and then has some dramatic or violent or sinister stuff in it, you can’t forget that primarily it has to be even funnier than you read it or that other stuff doesn’t work.
I went to the London Academy Of Music and Dramatic Art and returned to New York where I started my career.
David Naughton
Maybe six months out of drama school, I was working at the Dundee Rep Theatre, I worked there for about a year, and I had an audition for the National Theatre of Scotland. I went into the audition room and when I came out I realized my fly was undone. I did this whole dramatic speech with my fly hanging low.
‘Of Mice and Men,’ Steinbeck’s fifth novel, adheres to a simple dramatic structure, which observes the classic Aristotelian unities of time, place and action.
But, sooner or later I’d love to do a comedy. I mean I think that, you know, people don’t think that that’s in my wheelhouse because I’ve sort of played a lot of dramatic stuff and that’s certainly a side of myself that I want at some point in the right context, in the right stuff, that I find really funny.
I always use some fake lashes for any kind of dressed-up face, whether it’s a few individual lashes, or a dramatic strip. I find that fake lashes really bump the beauty up a notch and make me feel great.
To be memorable and to have dramatic impact, informational detail must function actively within the dynamic of a story.
I like to be dramatic in my music because that’s when it gets to your heart.
The area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security.
In an action film you act in the action. If it’s a dramatic film you act in the drama.
I’m reteaming with the producers of ‘Twilight‘ on an awesome script. It’s very serious, dramatic and different for me. I’m excited to see what’s next. I love all aspects of film and all genres.
People often want the big dramatic works, not the smaller quieter ones, but I don’t worry about how it fits together anymore; I just have to do it. I feel compelled to make a work: it’s like an itch I have to scratch, and once it’s been scratched, it goes away.
For me, hour-long drama was always the thing I felt the most comfortable doing, and I’ve played so many dramatic roles in the theater.
Kate Burton
Conservatives believe in smaller government and in the power of the electorate. So I think that we’re less likely to try to use a dramatic forum to warp people’s political views.
There is a severe horse overpopulation crisis caused by overbreeding in the racing industry. It’s time for that industry to accept responsibility for its castoffs and take dramatic action to protect a species that has so loyally served humankind.
When I was young, I was rather attractive, and I thought that I would be a leading lady. I always thought of myself as a dramatic actress, but of course the opportunities for blacks weren’t there at the time.
Maidie Norman
I like to watch comedies; the most dramatic that I used to get was ‘Forrest Gump.’
Most women seem to be required to pit themselves against men in dramatic situations, and the men got to pit themselves against ideas or God.
Judy Davis
I actually went to college with Adam Sandler. He was a dramatic actor, too!
Because I’ve done so many hour dramas, people tend to think of you as more of a dramatic actor and don’t see you as doing comedy.
Amy Acker
I like dramas. I’ve always liked dramas. And I’m a pretty light person. I don’t consider myself a very dramatic person. But I do like doing that onscreen.
The opening solo on ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ is still the most dramatic radio moment of the year.
I always found the dramatic side of things easier than the comedy, because there’s so many ways to do comedy, and it’s also subjective. Someone might not laugh at what you do, whereas if you’re going to do a dramatic scene, there’s usually only one way you can do it.
Rhys Thomas
Gene Colan was like no other artist of his generation. His ability to create dramatic, multi-valued tonal illustrations using straight India ink and board was unparalleled.
I’m not trying to uncover the facts of my life but to discover the dramatic truth of the situations I was in.
Edward St Aubyn
Most people haven‘t seen my dramatic work, but I did 10 years of theater before I ever became a comic. I’m just better known for comedy.
It’s a lot of a workload doing an hour dramatic show. It’s just incredible what little time off you get.
The PAWS Act is a simple bill that could have a dramatic – and potentially life-saving – effect on the lives of many.
Software-industry battles are fought by highly paid and out-of-shape nerds furiously pounding computer keyboards while they guzzle diet Coke. The stakes aren’t very dramatic. Life? Liberty? The pursuit of happiness? Nope, it’s about stock options.
I can't imagine myself doing something like 'Narnia' ag

I can’t imagine myself doing something like ‘Narnia’ again. I would love to do something with Ridley Scott, you know, some action/adventure or something like that. But I’d also love to do a dramatic piece. It’s really just whatever you read and take to.
William Moseley
Schengen cannot survive without the most dramatic reform, and the external borders of Europe must be rapidly strengthened.
The Righteous Brothers got so heavy because of the dramatic hit records like ‘Lovin’ Feelin.’ Bobby and I just felt like we were a couple of Orange County guys who were just having a great time singing rock n’ roll, and then, boy, it became something else.
Israel has its attractions. It’s the most dramatic country in the world. Everybody’s engaged. Everybody argues. When I leave Israel, I get a little bit bored, you know?
I absolutely love doing comedy, however, of course as an actor, I would love the opportunity to do more dramatic roles.
Some of the best dramatic actors have started in comedy.
I know I can handle dramatic roles, but I don’t think I should have to play a young mother on crack to prove it.
Something very significant appears to be happening in America. There is a dramatic shift in voter affinity toward the GOP, and it may prove to be the mountain-too-high for Barack Obama’s campaign.
I don’t always set stories in villages, more often in towns. But always in smallish communities because the characters’ actions are more visible there, and the dramatic tension is heightened.
Joanna Trollope
Your billion-dollar ideas don’t show up in the middle of dramatic distraction. They show up when you have the business and personal discipline to make space for your creative mind to flourish.
It’s true, I did write – but it’s probably not as dramatic as it sounds.
I definitely would like to do some more dramatic roles.
Owen Wilson
Facing dramatic global challenges, we need a global capacity to address them that reaffirms the importance of multilateralism and the importance of a rules-based set of international relations, based on the rule of law and in accordance with the U.N. Charter.
What does it feel like to be a parent? What does it feel like to be a child? And that’s what stories do. They bring you there. They offer a dramatic explanation, which is always different from an expository explanation.
I’m aware of other artists, but what I’m really most interested in is viewing individual pictures. I like dramatic pictures.
Peter Saul
I know that sounds dramatic, but shooting everything twice and going through the emotions of two different humans was crazy for me at 16. In terms of my career, that was something that really, really formed me.
Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.
I’ve never met a funny person who wasn’t smart. I’ve met a lot of dramatic people who were stupid. But I’ve never met a funny person who wasn’t smart.
That’s what I love about those old movies – the music is like a constant companion. Even in scenes that aren’t particularly dramatic, like a woman checking her watch, you hear the music as a comment on that action.
Petra Haden
Jessica Lange in Frances… was dramatic and passionate and one of the strongest performances I’ve seen a woman do.
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
I have a terrific relationship with Woody and realize it’s full of dramatic overtones, but it’s really quite simple. It revolves around conversations, film talk, sports talk, books, and art.
Soon-Yi Previn
Physical comedy and musical theatre were never actually in my main focus at school. I was more of a dramatic actor. I always thought I was better at that.
The birthplace of ‘Western’ civilization is generally agreed to be Greece, and its birth date is generally agreed to be some time during the 6th century B.C.E. Obviously, there is not one single dramatic moment that definitively started the whole thing.
I may not lead the most dramatic life, but in my brain it’s ‘War and Peace‘ everyday.
I was very dramatic – very, like, ‘It’s never going to happen. My life is over at 16 because I’m not already famous. I’m not going to get my record deal. I’m not going to be able to sing for a living.’
I want to photograph what I see and put it in a dramatic context. I’m an actor and a writer, and I want to tell these stories and present these shapes, colors and movements as I see them, as I see them serve a narrative. As I see that narrative serve an audience. That’s what I want to do.
I’m seventy-one now, so it’s hard to imagine a dramatic change.
Philip Levine
Well, I went to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy – I went to the conservatory – for acting.
Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.
I’m clean and sober for over a year and no one seems to care! They’re like, ‘Oh, her dramatic weight gain.’ So, stop making fun of me!
Every story about me is so heavy and dramatic. That's n

Every story about me is so heavy and dramatic. That’s not how I do life. But that’s the impression people have, and that’s what keeps getting reiterated. As if I’m still stuck in all the muck of the past. And I am so not.
I like dark, dramatic roles; they’re just really powerful and real.
Daveigh Chase
If you look at the exports, Sasha Baron Cohen, Simon Pegg, Ricky Gervais, all these actors are comedians arent they? But they seem to be excelling in the dramatic world as much as the comedy world, so I think the days of people saying if youre a comedian, you wont get drama I think thats all out of the window now.
Danny John-Jules