Top 24 Quotes of Dinah Manoff

When I like myself, which is not too often, but when I do like myself on film, it’s when I point, and I go, ‘Look what she did! She did the funniest thing – look at her!’ Where I can really separate back from it and I don’t see me anymore, then I’m really excited. That’s, like, really fun for me. That jazzes me.

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Once you have been hot and cold, you get real appreciative when you got a place to go every day with decent material, a paycheck to come in, and nice people to work with.

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My mother used to ask me to stay home from school and keep her company. I’d fake I was sick, and she’d fake believing me.

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My mother is a hardcore actor’s actor. She’s not a celebrity. She really isn’t… And so her main concern was that I not fall into the auditioning-is-my-life syndrome.

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Mother was so good that I was defeated even before I started to be an actress. I thought I could never make it unless I spent years in the Actors Studios, went on the blacklist and lived in New York, as she did.

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I’ve always dated hunks.

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I’m clean and sober.

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I’m an entertainer: I want to make people laugh, cry. I want to move them.

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I’m a slob. I live in sweatpants and workout clothes.

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I’d grown up in a production company, but discovering the importance of the work, I realized I had something to bring here.

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I work out. I eat great. I’m in shape.

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I wear a St. Christopher medal. On the back it says: ‘Good luck, good luck, good luck – Mama.’

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I wanted to direct more than I wanted to act. And I found I couldn’t do everything.

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I think that from 15 to, like, 18, I went through a very rough time. Something basically everyone goes through in those years – not knowing what you’re going to do.

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I sure don’t miss going out on auditions!

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I started acting as a way to support myself.

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I remember unbelievable tension in our home. There were lots of meetings, lots of worries. I remember my father told me I had to be careful of what I said on the phone because it was tapped. And I remember how his friends adored and revered him.

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I loved being a troublemaker. At Santa Monica High, I would smoke on campus, go barefoot, anything.

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I kept turning down roles because I knew I just wasn’t ready for them.

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I happen to think, really, that I’m good at what I do.

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I found out my limit. I’m not a singer and a dancer.

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I don’t understand people who want to leave a good job. To me, without being terribly judgmental, those are people who haven’t gone through their stint of being out of work for long periods of time.

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I am my father’s daughter: I have his language, his expressions.

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Definitely, I have a New York personality.

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