Quotes by David Duchovny (Actor/American).

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Generally, I don't like to walk out of a movie. It's like a relationship - you want to see it to the end; otherwise, you won't know if you left early or not.
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What makes me mad is arrogance, pretension, putting on airs.
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Sex is great until you die, but it's never as great as it was when you were a kid, when it was a mystery.
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I envisioned that as my life: staying in academia to make a living and then taking summers off to write my novels.
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Fame does lead to money, which I don't have a close relationship with. I'm the kind of guy who never sees the money - it all goes somewhere else. I don't understand it, I don't like to deal with it. I have a fear of not having it, because I grew up without it.
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Most journalists expect me to answer all their questions about aliens and spaceships.
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I'm half Jewish, half Scottish. It's hard for me to buy anything.
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The worst thing a man can admit is 'I'm not 100 percent fulfilled by my family.' But it doesn't mean he doesn't love his family. I love my family, but I still want to work; I still want challenges. It took me a while to fall in love with the responsibility of family life, and it was a deep thing when I did.
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Approaching a part or thinking about taking a part, I never think, 'Is that person like me?'
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I understand the self-loathing and the resentment, and the discipline that it takes to sit down in front of a typewriter or computer every single day, whether it's going well or not going well.
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I still feel like I haven't grown up.
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I think of myself as more of a comic person. I don't know about a comic actor.
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There are certain things I learned when I first started learning about acting, to try and place the character physically and emotionally. And the way you place them emotionally is often with humor.
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Maybe the best things about celebrity are the things like being able to get that seat on the plane that you wouldn't normally get, but that's kind of like cheating.
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I had to work in one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the world for almost three weeks. Pity me.
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I wanted to write plays. I was at Yale graduate school at the time for English literature, not for acting... I liked the idea of collaboration, and I thought if I'm gonna write plays, I should learn something about speaking the lines that I might try to write.
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Whenever somebody says they need an angle for their story I always fear that they've got an idea and they want me to fit into it or they want me to come up with an idea myself or I'm supposed to be more revealing than I've been, and to me it just sounds like something I don't want to do.
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I'm kind of stupid when it comes to gadgets.
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At one time there were voiceover artists, now there are celebrity voiceover artists. It's unfortunate because these people need the money less than the voiceover artist.
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I think Polanski's an amazing director.
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One of the great things about doing series television is the guest actors that you can have come on and play around with.
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I think there are ways in which shows can pop their heads up a little bit in the morass of everything you can watch.
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I don't make decisions based on money.
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On the one hand, people think they own kids; they feel that they have the right to tell the kids what to do. On the other hand, people envy kids. We'd like to be kids our whole lives. Kids get to do what they do. They live on their instincts.
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I love the ocean, wide-open space and trees, but I'm not a gardener or anything like that. I think I may be, eventually. I was raised in the city, so I don't have that skill set, but my heart is more with the dirt than the concrete. It's an unrequited love with nature - a one-way love affair.
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