David Ogden Stiers

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Writing is hard work. Generating stories that catch people's attention and holding it are very difficult.

David Ogden Stiers

Every time I hear, Cut. Print, something cold and electrical goes off in my head, because I'm never going to change that film.

David Ogden Stiers

Something happens to us all when we experience something as a unit that doesn't occur when we're on our couches or holding our little portable DVD players.

David Ogden Stiers

I'll always say if something I did isn't stellar. I'll find ways to let it be known that I am not among the soul of this project.

David Ogden Stiers

High school music teachers... nobody makes a living off it.

David Ogden Stiers

When something really extreme happens, you have to find a way to embrace that and include it in how you think about the character. Sometimes it's not easy.

David Ogden Stiers

Spirit is not present in digital. You can tell when performers are committed. All you have to do is offer yourself and be affected by it.

David Ogden Stiers

You read each script as you get it and you try not to contradict what you've done before and keep the sense of evolution present.

David Ogden Stiers

Because I don't take money, I'll go anywhere and do a benefit concert with almost any orchestra.

David Ogden Stiers

I love pulling people into concert halls who might not otherwise go and getting their ears tuned.

David Ogden Stiers

We're not puppets on a string, but the shows are, and they get dangled and placed opposite one another. It's a business. There you are.

David Ogden Stiers

There are moments when you wish you had had two more rehearsals, but the architecture is there, and the playing is often more than competent.

David Ogden Stiers

We lament the speed of our society and the lack of depth and the nature of disposable information.

David Ogden Stiers

Very often, I don't make it through moments of recording because it is genuinely funny and absolutely ridiculous that a 60-year-old grown man is making these noises.

David Ogden Stiers

I am not a long-run actor. I admire actors who can do that.

David Ogden Stiers

I love being in the middle of it - listening a bar ahead, helping people achieve a performance, and hopefully not getting in the way of them!

David Ogden Stiers

I had a meeting in LA in which they took a really overstuffed hour and a half. It was as close to old Hollywood as I remembered it in the last 20 years.

David Ogden Stiers

I am certainly not a mainstream religious man.

David Ogden Stiers

I've played Lear three times, I would love to do it again.

David Ogden Stiers

People are nice enough, but you can hear the giant tick of the second hand. People are so harried.

David Ogden Stiers

It's rare to be treated like a friend you haven't met in a Hollywood meeting.

David Ogden Stiers

I will never master this craft. Orchestras are very, very forthcoming with me.

David Ogden Stiers

If it's right and true, it's listened to and accommodated.

David Ogden Stiers

My father, who died a few years ago, was a good, simple, very honest man. His faith and affection for his family was just unassailable, without question.

David Ogden Stiers

It's really important to stay engaged and involved in the character.

David Ogden Stiers