Quotes by: Mandy Patinkin
During 'Chicago Hope,' I never let directors talk to me, because I was so spoiled. I started off with people like Milos Forman, Sidney Lumet, James Lapine, unbelievably gifted people. So there I was, saying, 'Don't talk to me, I don't want your opinion.' I behaved abominably.
Isaac and I are going to Israel to ride for peace enviromental justice and a safer world for us all.
I desperately want to see the day today and do the best I can not miss a shred of sunlight. It'll be over before I know it.
When you work on a text of a lesser quality, as the interpreter or the delivery person, you are obliged to try to fill it out as you see so many people do in lesser work.
If a movie musical came along and the part was right and somebody wanted me to do it, I would do it in a heartbeat.
The biggest public mistake I ever made was that I chose to do 'Criminal Minds' in the first place.
I'm an obsessive hiker and I do it every day for two hours and it really helps me when it comes to learning songs or scripts.
When I'm on the road with concerts, people ask me to autograph my CDs, but more and more they come up with the cookbooks.
Singing in Yiddish was a great thrill for me and came about through Joe Papp, the founder of The Public Theater.
I'm not frightened about terrorism. I'm frightened about the roots of what we call terrorism.
I grew up in Synagogue in the boys' choir. We didn't listen to music in the house; only at temple. Then I went to a mostly African American high school on the South Side of Chicago and joined a gospel choir.
Actually, the language in Shakespeare is wonderfully musical. You need to hear the music to connect with the words.
I wanted to go to a liberal arts college, I wanted to have that experience.
I have never been asked to be in a movie musical. Other than 'Yentl,' which I didn't sing in.