"In terms of number of movies, I've been in an extraordinary amount. If you count only the minutes I'm onscreen, it's not so long."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."Wallace Shawn on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."Wallace Shawn on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."Wallace Shawn on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."Wallace Shawn on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."Wallace Shawn on Walt Disney
"I led the life of an intellectual up until a certain age. I remember Freud's 'Interpretation of Dreams' was a big favorite when I was 11. It sounded so interesting. And it really was!"
"I think the whole system of education would change if I were in charge and had the ability to make changes. I don't think I would keep Princeton exactly being Princeton."
"But because we've all been readers, we know what the experience is like, and we hope that what certain writers have given to us, we will give to someone."
"You can go to a play that is enjoyable because it's funny, and then on the next night you can go to a play that's enjoyable because it's 'disturbing.'"
"I don't happen to have a sense of humor personally, so I don't know what's funny about a character... This happens to be a feature of my life generally."
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