Quotes by: Ed Harris

Ed Harris
Harris at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival
Born Edward Allen Harris
(1950-11-28) November 28, 1950 (age 66)
Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Occupation Actor, producer, director, screenwriter
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Amy Madigan (m. 1983)
Children 1

It's hard to see a film that's been made from a book that you really loved because it's such a different experience.
Ed Harris
I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight.
Ed Harris
There's always a reaction based on fear. People assume if you're criticizing a decision to go to war, then you're saying something against the soldiers-which is not the case.
Ed Harris
If I started worrying about how my constituents are going to react to every move I make, I wouldn't be able to do my job here. I'll do what I think is right and explain it later.
Ed Harris
I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things. People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive, but I've got a right to say what I believe.
Ed Harris
You get three hours' sleep and then you start all over again. Relentless. Pre-production was almost harder than filming. I was all over the city every day. It was really exhausting.
Ed Harris
I listen to National Public Radio, which, to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.
Ed Harris
I've always wanted to work with Paul Newman. I had a couple opportunities in the past, and I didn't take advantage of it, so it was really fun to be working with him.
Ed Harris
In the past 10 years, I've looked at life as this Pollock stuff. And now I'm almost in the post Pollock phase.
Ed Harris
I had some really dear friends who died from AIDS-one in particular. His family wasn't around and he didn't have many friends. I spent a lot of time with him in his later days.
Ed Harris
One of the first things I learned about acting was, the only person you compete against is yourself.
Ed Harris
When I decided to direct, never having done that before, is something I'm very proud of.
Ed Harris
Seeing what happens when you rip yourself open is what your job is all about.
Ed Harris
I have a tight family group that's really important to me. I don't want to work all the time.
Ed Harris
I think most people that are looked upon as doing something daring don't necessarily think of it that way-they do what they have to do.
Ed Harris
I love this country very much, and I'm proud to live here, but I think our current administration is extreme. These are not merely conservative people, these are extreme right-wing people.
Ed Harris
If I'm daring at all, I guess it would be emotionally. I try to keep things interesting for myself and to do things that challenge me.
Ed Harris
I was concerned about filling my life up with something important to me. To me, it was just necessary.
Ed Harris
You can mostly forget ethnic or religious differences. The competition for a bigger share of the oil proceeds is behind much of the fighting.
Ed Harris

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