The best Quotes by Edward Norton

The best Quotes by Edward Norton

Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor.

It's better for people to miss you than to have seen too much of you.
I've always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You're trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that's about so you can represent it.
Just because you've made a couple movies, you've done some good movies, you've been nominated for some Academy Awards, whatever, nobody's entitled. It's a business. If they don't see it, I can think they're wrong, but I'm not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film.
The more you can create that magic bubble, that suspension of disbelief, for a while, the better.
I'm fascinated by the ways in which people express themselves, because their responses are often counter to what they're actually feeling. Like when they're frightened, they tend to freeze. When they're angry, it doesn't always come out as volume. There are wonderful contradictions in the way that people express their emotions.

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An entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.
Tyler Durden in Fight Club
Time to stand up, for what you belive in.
Tyler Durden in Fight Club
The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club.
Tyler Durden in Fight Club
The things you own end up owning you.
Tyler Durden in Fight Club
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
Tyler Durden in Fight Club
Power is knowing that you can do whatever you want, and not one person can stop you.
Moses Randolph in Motherless Brooklyn
When someone isn’t seen for what they truly are, that’s a very dangerous thing.
Paul Randolph in Motherless Brooklyn
Okay, listen. I got something wrong with me. That’s the first thing to know. I twitch and shout a lot. It makes me look like a damn freak show. But inside my head is an even bigger mess. I can’t stop twisting things around, words and sounds especially. I have to keep playing with them until they come out right.
Lionel Essrog in Motherless Brooklyn
He’s the one who taught me how to use my head, turn it into a strength. He gave me a place in this crappy world, until I screwed up.
Lionel Essrog in Motherless Brooklyn
Someday I'd change my name to Shut Up and save everybody a lot of time.
Consensual reality is both fragile and elastic, and it heals like the skin of a bubble.
Enough of this. Does every conversation with you have to be the director's cut?
How strange it began to seem that cars have bodies that never are supposed to touch, a disaster if they do.
There is nothing Tourettic about the New York City subways.
I'm always serious. That's the tragedy of my life.
Waves, sky, trees, Essrog - I was off the page now, away from the grammar of skyscrapers and pavement.
Boobs give us many useful things. Boobs give us milk, cheese... breasts nourish our young until the age where we can go out and hunt for them.
Birdie Jay: "I didn't even know that that word referred to Jewish people. I thought it was a generic term for 'cheap'."
Peg: "'Jewy'?"
He sends me his ideas that I'm supposed to...- You know what, you tell me: Genius or insanity?
"Uber for biospheres." I don't know. Okay. Maybe?
"AI in dogs equals discourse." Okay? I mean, all night long, they just keep...- But then, remember?
"Child equals NFT." We all laughed, but then the Crypto Kids app paid for this building.
Genius always looks like insanity at first.
My dear friends, my beautiful disruptors, my closest inner circle, we could use a moment of normalcy. And so you are cordially invited for a long weekend on my private island where we will celebrate the bonds that connect us, and I hope your puzzle-solving skills are whetted. Because you will also be competing to solve the mystery of my murder.
Everything is so woke these days, it's out of control.
Birdie: "This can't Shazam. It's a lamp!"
Claire: "I love you, Birdie."
Ladies and gentlemen, you expected a mystery. You expected a puzzle. But for one person on this island, this is not a game.
You're gonna like Massachusetts. It's very patriotic - perfect for a fresh start.
Georgia Miller in Ginny & Georgia - Season 1 Episode 1
I'm lucky to have been raised in the most beautiful place - Amherst, Massachusetts, state of my heart. I'm more patriotic to Massachusetts than to almost any place.
I will work my heart out to earn the trust of the people of Massachusetts.
The man in the White House is not the cause of what is broken, he is just the latest and most extreme symptom of what's gone wrong in America. A product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.
Elizabeth Warren (as Senator of Massachusetts) - February 9, 2019
I went to Massachusetts to make a difference. I didn't go there to begin a political career running time and time again. I made a difference. I put in place the things I wanted to do.
Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.
No one has ever been delighted to be in Boston in December. December? What are you excited about? "Oh, I love chapped lips and getting thrown up on by Patriots fans, how peachy."
Trevor Noah in The Daily Show - December 2022
Welcome to Boston, where the weather is made up and the seasons don't matter.
Boston's freeway system is insane. It was clearly designed by a person who had spent his childhood crashing toy trains.
Let's be honest: There's no better college town than Boston.
We say the cows laid out Boston. Well, there are worse surveyors.
Everything about Boston is unique. It isn't one thing. Boston is its own deal.

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