Quotes by Alec Baldwin

Actors are treated like suppositories that are inserted into cavities of the movie-going public.
– Alec Baldwin
Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines.
– Alec Baldwin
Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy.
– Alec Baldwin
Great acting can be almost a psychotic mix of self-consciousness and unself-consciousness. And that's the terrible conflict. You have to be free to jump off into that volcano and you have to be pathologically self-conscious.
– Alec Baldwin
I don't want to go all over the map here, but where is the protest against this war when almost on a daily basis, someone is dying over there?
– Alec Baldwin
I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.
– Alec Baldwin
I think my exact comment was that if Bush won it would be a good time to leave the United States. I'm not necessarily going to leave the United States.
– Alec Baldwin
I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.
– Alec Baldwin
I was a guy who grew up with no money and no special qualities. When you become successful in this business and you've got a lot of money, it's a very potent blend. You meet beautiful women, you've got a lot of time on your hands, people pay attention to you a lot more than you deserve - I acted out on that as much as most young guys do who come to that place.
– Alec Baldwin
I was very competitive with my brothers when I was younger. Now we are all in completely different worlds. I'm not in direct competition with my brothers for anything, ever. Stephen and I and Billy and I are better at staying in touch with each other. Danny is married, he has a new baby and he is very peripatetic, he goes to golfing tournaments and charity things. He really travels a lot.
– Alec Baldwin
I'm very patriotic. I'm an arch-patriot. When they play 'The Star Spangled Banner,' I get all choked up. I love my country.
– Alec Baldwin
If you are passionate and truthful, you find success. There are a more people who have lasted forever as actors earlier because films used to be character driven and now they are mostly plot driven. Much of the most delicate work being done today is on television. It often has the best acting because of their ability to be truthful.
– Alec Baldwin
Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor.
– Alec Baldwin
My two best pieces would have to be Ghosts of Mississippi and my new film Bookworm. Bookworm was special for me to do because I really idolize the writings of Mamet. Also, I got to work with Tony Hopkins, and I really love Tony.
– Alec Baldwin
Sometimes, you know, the president is a father-like figure in American society, to most Americans, even today, no matter how cynical we've become. And people don't want to think that daddy's a bum all the time. They don't want to think that Daddy's a liar, a cheat and a fraud.
– Alec Baldwin
There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time.
– Alec Baldwin
There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap.
– Alec Baldwin
To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough. Denzel Washington's career is an enormous luxury. Compare him to Wesley Snipes. Do you think that they set out for it to be that way? All actors set out for the same thing: to make both entertaining films and important films.
– Alec Baldwin
Well, actors get very frustrated with giving control to other people. They have their own ideas and wants for their characters. Warren Beatty once told me that he thought actors ended up directing out of frustration. If you have a strong sense of how to communicate a film, you should direct. The problem is that it is a huge commitment. I'd rather direct a play than a film due to the time. A movie can tie you up for a year or more.
– Alec Baldwin
When Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon spokespeople say to you, 'Well, this is going to be a long war, we're going to be in Afghanistan for the long haul,' what that euphemism means is that the moratorium on criticizing the government must be extended longer and longer and longer - ideally, beyond the 2002 election.
– Alec Baldwin