But a lot of shows, they pose questions and they give you a puzzle where there's no solution. Aaron Stan
I've been recognized very seldom. I think I just look different in person than I do as the character.
You know all those dangerous mutants you hear about in the news? I'm the worst one.
It was actually kind of a blur, the whole thing.
You have to find it in the moment, and that's one of the challenges of being an actor - especially a film actor - is that you have to maintain these heightened emotions for long periods of time. There's no trick to it. You just have to do.
People have always liked to be frightened. People love to feel that jolt of adrenaline. People love roller coasters. People love skydiving. These things that really get your heart pumping, and horror films are sort of a safe way to get that rush I guess.
I didn't follow the whole 'X-Men' story because it got too complicated. I'd pick up a comic book and have no idea what was going on.
Actors, we like stories, we like storytelling, we love being a part of the story, and if you give us a story that's interesting then we'll want to do it.
I consider myself a blue-collar actor, just chugging away.
I try to pick characters that I find interesting and complex and that I feel I can bring something of myself to.
Wes Craven is obviously a horror film icon so I was definitely very interested in bringing something back to life that Wes had created.
The best compliment was Ben Kingsley coming up to me, putting his hand on the back of my neck, and saying, "Good job, son.".
Of course, I'm not allowed to talk about the script, but I can say it is a really good story.
I do know that I've read somewhere that it's been statistically proven that in times of war, horror films are much more popular. I don't know why that is. You'd think it'd be the opposite. You'd think people would want to escape from it.
You always take a little bit back with you at the end of the day. I always put a little bit of myself into the characters, too. You find parallels, points of connection, things like that. But I'm not an actor who gets so incredibly haunted by my characters that I can't come back.
Sometimes they keep us in the dark, but it's TV, so sometimes they keep us in the dark because even they don't know yet. You know what I mean? So, it sort of develops as it goes along and according to various needs that arise.
It's nice to know when you're a part of a story, it's nice to know at least something about the beginning, middle, and end.
But a lot of shows, they pose questions and they give you a puzzle where there's no solution.
My life has been the antithesis of that book 'The Secret'. I've always been interested in doing what I do. I love storytelling and I really enjoyed acting, but it never seemed like a realistic thing.
Misanthropy ariseth from a man trusting another without having sufficient knowledge of his character, and, thinking him to be truthful, sincere, and honourable, finds a little afterwards that he is wicked, faithless, and then he meets with another of the same character. When a man experiences this o
The wisest of you men is he who has realized, like Socrates, that in respect of wisdom he is really worthless.
In the world of knowledge, the idea of good appears last of all, and is seen only with effort.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Do you, like a skilful weigher, put into the balance the pleasures and the pains, near and distant, and weigh them, and then say which outweighs the other? If you weigh pleasures against pleasures, you of course take the more and greater; or if you weigh pains against pains, then you choose that cou
Again, truth should be highly valued; if, as we were saying, a lie is useless to the gods, and useful only as a medicine to men, then the use of such medicines should be restricted to physicians; private individuals have no business with them.
'But the man who is ready to taste every form of knowledge, is glad to learn and never satisfied - he's the man who deserves to be called a philosopher, isn't he?'
Until philosophers hold power, neither states nor individuals will have rest from trouble.
All well bred men should have mastered the art of singing and dancing.
I am not given to finding fault, for there are innumerable fools.
Seek truth while you are young, for if you do not, it will later escape your grasp
The like is not the friend of the like in as far as he is like; still the good may be the friend of the good in as far as he is good.
Our need will be the real creator.
Just as things in a picture, when viewed from a distance, appear to be all in one and the same condition and alike.
Hence it is from the representation of things spoken by means of posture and gesture that the whole of the art of dance has been elaborated.
Any peace is better than any war
So the state founded on natural principles is wise as a whole in virtue of the knowledge inherent in its smallest constituent class, which exercises authority over the rest. And the smallest class is the one which naturally possesses that form of knowledge which alone of all others deserves the titl
The Dance, of all the arts, is the one that most influences the soul. Dancing is divine in its nature and is the gift of God.
But he who has been earnest in the love of knowledge and of true wisdom, and has exercised his intellect more than any other part of him, must have thoughts immortal and divine. If he attain truth, and in so far as human nature is capable of sharing in immortality, he must altogether be immortal.
For neither birth, nor wealth, nor honors, can awaken in the minds of men the principles which should guide those who from their youth aspire to an honorable and excellent life, as Love awakens them