Vinessa Shaw Best Quotes

Vinessa Elizabeth Shaw is an American film actress and model. Shaw has starred in numerous motion pictures since the early 1990s and has had her most memorable roles in Disney’s 1993 Halloween-set film … Enjoy Vinessa Shaw’s best quotes below.

“Coming to know one another based on a shared humanity through dialogue is the key to breaking down the walls of isolation and reversing the decline of life-to-life bonds among human beings.”
“I believe that dialogue is the key to breaking through our tendency to separate and isolate. Dialogue changes isolation and loneliness into connection and interdependence. This, I believe, is the essence of Buddhism.”
“How many Buddhists does it take to change a lightbulb? Many in body, one in mind.”
“I’m not very good at dating. I’m very decisive. If I like someone, then they’re my boyfriend. It’s pretty straightforward.”
“The compassionate actions of a Buddha are essential to reforming and revitalizing society.”
“I was going to school thinking I was going to do something entirely different, thought acting was just a hobby at that point, met Stanley Kubrick and was like, ‘Whoa, this can be an art form, and you can really move people the way you do simply by acting.’”
“I had done the child acting thing, which is pretty much learning your lines, standing there looking natural, and having fun.”
“In ‘Garden Party’ or ’40 Days and 40 Nights,’ I played characters who people don’t necessarily like; I just find some humanity in them.”
“My dad’s a surfer-psychologist, and my mother’s an actress-fitness instructor, and we all practice Buddhism.”
“Anywhere in the world, any day of the week, in 192 countries and territories worldwide, one can find an SGI Buddhist meeting where dialogue is at the fore.”
“I think all movie love scenes are hard because you can’t truly be as intimate as you would be with anyone you’re truly with, and everyone’s watching you.”
“I think all of the directors I’ve worked with are mostly curious about the time I had on ‘Eyes Wide Shut.’ They really just want to know about it. They’re all fans of Kubrick.”
“I’m a Buddhist and active in my Buddhist’s Association, and I’m actually a National Young Women’s representative for the organization, so I travel a lot helping young women who are practicing Buddhism.”
“It’s such an awkward, strange thing that was concocted, to have auditions. Back in the old days, you’d just have a screen test, and they’d say, ‘Oh, you seem natural in front of the camera,’ and you’d just go do 10 pictures for Paramount or whatever.”
“My grandmother is still a woman who worries about what she looks like when she goes outside. She’s from that era, and I can remember saying to her, ‘Grandmother, we’re just going to the grocery store.’ And she’d be like, ‘I’ve got to fix my face!’ You were very aware of how you were presenting yourself to society in 1960s Las Vegas.”
“When I realized that nothing is perfect and no one is perfect, I was able to overcome my initial fears. I was holding myself to some weird standard that I was putting outside of myself, i.e., the director or casting director – they’re not expecting perfection. I had all these strange trappings I would put myself in.”
“When you practice Buddhism, you have to always self-reflect, and you can’t avoid your problems. That makes me understand human beings better. I feel that the more I do that in my own life, the more I can see how to play a character.”

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