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In order to get out of the dumps, there are many steps to walk up, and most of the ones I know of, not only for myself but others, are made of money. — Vincent Price

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I trust people who are violent about art, as long as they aren't closed-minded. But, unfortunately, most art blowhards are also art bigots. — Vincent Price

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Art is love-times-love; the creator loves it and his audience adores it. To miss the sensation of loving art is to miss a kind of parenthood - false pregnancy perhaps - but as Van Gogh said, "If, defrauded of the power to create physically, a man tries to create thoughts in place of children, he is still part of humanity" ... a big part. — Vincent Price

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What do you do when you find yourself out in a lie - even a white one? Well, one thing for sure, you don't put on black, you don't mourn and beat out a staccato mea culpa on your breast. You go! Get the hell out! Take a chance! Forget you're an American, living in the suburbs of success, hoping to move into the big city ... You go! — Vincent Price

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The follower of fashion can be as honest as the leader of the rebellion against it. — Vincent Price

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Right at this moment, I only want silence. I believe that the end of life is silence in the love people have for you. I've actually been running through what people have said about the end. Religion says that the end is one thing, because it serves their purpose. But great thinkers alike haven't always agreed. Shakespeare knew how to say it better than anyone else. Hamlet says 'The rest is silence.' And when you think of the noises of everyday life, you realize how particularly desirable that is. Silence. — Vincent Price

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Well, what do you owe yourself? Do you dare take time out to listen to the grass grow, or can you even afford the expense of getting far enough away from life's daily cacophony to hear it grow if you took the time? — Vincent Price

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It's just endless what you can learn from a single work of art. You can fill up the crevices of your life, the cracks of your life, the places where the mortar comes out and falls away-you can fill it up with the love of art. — Vincent Price

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We may all be a peculiar lot ... often broke, often dissatisfied because we're not doing more and better work ... but we know how to have a ball that makes the rest of the world seem square. — Vincent Price

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What's important about an actor is his acting, not his life. — Vincent Price

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In art, religion, and politics the respect must be mutual, no matter how violent the disagreement. — Vincent Price

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I sometimes feel that I'm impersonating the dark unconscious of the whole human race. I know this sounds sick, but I love it. — Vincent Price

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The jet is a great invention. Besides being a world shrinker, par excellence, it has much of the quality and charm of a roller coaster. And it's big. Once, years ago, on a ten-stop, cross-country air trip, I turned to the man next to me and said, quite genuinely: What keeps these big goddam things up in the air? — Vincent Price

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There comes a time in life when you know what you like and have to make up your mind to like what you know, or at least have begun to know. In other words, you must determine in what direction your knowledge is leading, thus far. — Vincent Price

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Be curious about life, and cautious with it! — Vincent Price

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Someone called actors 'sculptors in snow.' Very apt. In the end, it's all nothing. — Vincent Price

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I have come more and more to the belief that we owe our arts a thousand times what we are paying them. We support our cigarette factories, soap manufacturers, beauticians, all the luxury and pleasure businesses of our over-indulged civilization, but we pay our painters an average wage ... and yet when the future digs us from the past they won't care how we smell, what we smoke, or if we bathed. All they'll know of us will be our architecture, our paintings, sculpture, poems, laws, philosophy, drama, our pottery and fabrics, the things which our hands made and our minds thought up - oh, the machines they'll dig up too, but perhaps they'll point to them as our destruction, the wheels that drove us down to death. — Vincent Price

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One thing is certain: the arts keep you alive. They stimulate, encourage, challenge, and, most of all, guarantee a future free from boredom. They allow growth and even demand it in that time of life we call maturity but too often enter it with a childish faith that what we learned in youth is sustenance enough for the years when most men are mentally famished but won't admit it - or when they are apt to curb their hunger with the sops of complacency, security, and the assurance of death. — Vincent Price

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The story ends with a crack the actor Hans Conreid made on seeing my two hundred black and white pots. Said Hans, "You're one actor no one will ever be able to say he hasn't got a pot to ... " End quote. — Vincent Price

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We exponents of horror do much better than those Method actors. We make the unbelievable believable. More often than not, they make the believable unbelievable. — Vincent Price

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Many Hollywoodians may have good taste and an interest in culture but they certainly hide it. They're afraid they'll be branded as sissies if someone finds out they write poetry or own a painting. They're so timid about culture. — Vincent Price

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I was never educated to be an actor. I went to a regular college. It was a great thing for me because I feel that the main thing to get out of college is a thirst for knowledge. College should teach you how to be curious. Most people think that college is the end of education, but it isn't. The ceremony of giving you the diploma is called commencement. And that means you are fit to commence learning because you have learned hot to learn. — Vincent Price

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I do, however, get along fine with apes and I have worked sack of potatoes in front of the camera. Trainers tell me they like my voice and that because I treat them as people they like me. Well, it's easy to do, since some of them are people and easier to work with than some - people, I mean actors. — Vincent Price

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If I could prescribe a single rule for looking at a work of art it would be to enjoy it. If we're honest with ourselves, we have to admit we enjoy our tears just as much as we enjoy our laughter. The only moments of life that are a bore are when we don't care one way or another. — Vincent Price

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A man who limits his interests limits his life. — Vincent Price

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San Diego has the finest zoo in America, but the Los Angeles Zoo is not much more than a home for retired Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lions. — Vincent Price

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I'm extremely profane, unconsciously so, when I see something great for the first time; I don't know why, but beauty and profanity are related to me in the same way. It may be that I want to think of art in the vernacular, but I have no control over what comes out of my mouth when my eyes take in great beauty ... it might just be the reason I avoid going to museums with elderly ladies. — Vincent Price

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Sometimes you read a passage by a great writer, and you know what he says and how he says it will always be, for you, the only possible way it could be. Less often a painter will describe an event in a way that fits into your interpretation of that event so perfectly that it becomes the event itself. — Vincent Price

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There's something fascinating about seeing something you don't like at first but directly know you will love - in time. People are that way, all through life. You come against a personality, and it questions yours. You shy away but know there are gratifying secrets there, and the half-open door is often more exciting than the wide. — Vincent Price

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Do you ever rub your eyes and suddenly find you're awake and not asleep, as you'd grown to suspect you were? — Vincent Price

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Art is excitement which if we can't create ourselves, we can at least, through love of it, make available to others. — Vincent Price

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No one but Gene Tierney could have played 'Laura.' There was no other actress around with her particular combination of beauty, breeding, and mystery. — Vincent Price

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I don't play monsters. I play men besieged by fate and out for revenge. — Vincent Price

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It's as much fun to scare as to be scared. — Vincent Price

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There is nothing more soul-satisfying than the first succulent bite into the juicy frankfurter, — Vincent Price

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I'm always intrigued by my nonsensical concern with picking out a bunch of things that look exactly alike the ones that somehow I feel are the best and belong to me. It's that same crazy urge or superstition, or whatever it is, that makes me open a Bible in a hotel room, hoping for some great happenstance spiritual word of advice. More often than not, I hit a long passage of begats and begots, which contain little inspiration other than the fact that procreation is the highest aim of life. — Vincent Price

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I know what I like - I like art - and I like what I know. — Vincent Price

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Man has ruled this world as a stumbling demented child king, long enough. And as his empire crumbles, my precious black widow shall rise as his most fitting successor. — Vincent Price