Christopher Walken quotes
Quotes by and about Christopher Walken
(Continued from his main entry on the site.)
Walken: "Early on, I played one or two disturbed people and I guess I must have been good at it, because it stuck. But, you know, I'm a regular guy. I stay home a lot, I make an effort to keep a distance from the whole social thing, the openings, the parties. I try to live in a calm way."
Walken: "Most of the jobs I get are basically very unwholesome people. There's always something wrong with the guy. ... I tell my agent I want ... a part where I have a wife and kids and a dog and a house, and my kids say to me, 'What do you think I should do, Dad?' and I say, 'Be careful.'"
Walken: "I'd love to [play] a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts."
Walken: "Careers are not often as chosen as people think they are. People talk to me about my choices. I don't make choices, hardly. Things happen, and you say yes or no - usually 'yes', because it's always better to do something."
Walken: "My own way of thinking is very conservative, very linear and not particularly imaginative."
Walken: "I'm not much of an analyzer."
Walken: "I think it's sensible to be nervous and careful and to have backup plans."
Walken: "I think we express ourselves as much with [intonation] as with the [actual] words."
Walken: "I live ... in the country and I like that. It's very quiet, it's beautiful."