Frank Langella quotes

Born
January 1, 1938, Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Frank Langella is an American actor.

All of our health is basically genetics.
– Frank Langella
One of the safest places to be in the world is the stage.
– Frank Langella
Getting old is not for sissies, kid.
– Frank Langella
There are no taboos in bed, and there shouldn’t be any taboos in bed.
– Frank Langella
There is no right in acting.
– Frank Langella
I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
– Frank Langella
It’s my job to try to communicate with as little showiness as possible. I was a really showy actor as a young man.
– Frank Langella
Revelations come when you’re in the thick of it, pitting yourself up against something larger than yourself.
– Frank Langella
If you’re lucky as you get older, you respect the craft and it becomes a skill.
– Frank Langella
The best kind of kinky sex is to have kinky sex with your wife or husband, the person you love.
– Frank Langella
I’m hardly a saint.
– Frank Langella
As a matter of fact, I rarely ever play myself.
– Frank Langella
Absolutely. I can produce. I can write. I can direct.
– Frank Langella
You can only lead by example.
– Frank Langella
It’s a living, breathing thing, acting.
– Frank Langella
I always choose to do the thing that scares me.
– Frank Langella
I have a list a mile long of faults that sometimes bring me to my knees in self-hatred.
– Frank Langella
I’m a firm believer in absolute honesty.
– Frank Langella
However, I don’t by any means suggest that I’m always playing myself.
– Frank Langella
It’s interesting to fantasize having a man sink his teeth into your neck for sustenance, knowing that it isn’t going to be terribly painful but rather very exciting.
– Frank Langella
I just feel that no matter what comes in a career – and mine has been all over the map – you must stay at the table, pick up the cards you’re dealt and play them.
– Frank Langella
Physical qualities don’t really matter much.
– Frank Langella
Intelligence is enormously sexy.
– Frank Langella
But when I was seven or eight, I did my first little piece of acting.
– Frank Langella
We do most of what we do out of our sexual energy and our sexual needs.
– Frank Langella
You get kinder when you get into my age range. You think back to how really unkind you were, and how cynical you were and how you tossed things away and you tossed people away, and you didn’t care because you were climbing some mountain that you thought you needed to be on top of.
– Frank Langella
Sometimes you have to get out of your own way as an actor. Young actors tend to over prepare sometimes and over think it. And actually there is nothing wrong with walking on a set with an empty brain and then on action allowing your adrenaline and your trust in yourself to take over.
– Frank Langella
You start acting in spite of your neuroses, not because of them.
– Frank Langella
I’d always felt a man should marry later in life.
– Frank Langella
Each of us needs something – food, liquor, pot, whatever – to help us survive. Dracula needs blood.
– Frank Langella
And the test for any actor is whether you stay at the table or go away.
– Frank Langella
But I firmly believe that you can’t be emotionally free until you are emotionally committed.
– Frank Langella
The only thing you have then to believe in is your craft.
– Frank Langella
Vampires are sexy to a woman perhaps because the fantasy is similar to that of the man on the white horse sweeping her off to paradise.
– Frank Langella
I always signed autographs when I could and always stayed and chatted with them when I could.
– Frank Langella
I watch actors destroy themselves by trying to get it right.
– Frank Langella
My body of work means nothing to me.
– Frank Langella