Top 13 Catherine Hicks Quotes

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“As an only child, I embrace loneliness. Hollywood loneliness helped to understand Marilyn Monroe in a real way. I was able to portray her very well.”

― Catherine Hicks

“Acting is about giving yourself away, like the U2 song ‘With or Without You.’ You just don’t stay behind a character and make people laugh or cry. At some point you have to take off that mask, and when you do, you’re a human being, not just an actor. After all, I’m Catherine the person first. You share that.”

― Catherine Hicks

“There’s a oneness to showing yourself to an audience. They feel that. It’s healthy. That’s what acting is all about.”

― Catherine Hicks

“The soul is a muscle, and it needs to be exercised a little every day. Say a morning prayer just to say something.”

― Catherine Hicks

“I don’t believe any religion should be exclusive or feel superior in any way, or be judgmental. It should be a quiet, private thing.”

― Catherine Hicks

“One of the reasons you take a role is because it’s something you always wanted to do, from going to the movies as a kid. I always wanted to do a 1950s movie, for example. And I got a chance to be in ‘Peggy Sue Got Married.’ I would have taken only one line of dialogue to be in that.”

― Catherine Hicks

“I noticed the drama majors on campus when I was at Notre Dame. They just seemed to be freer spirits than the rest of us. There was joy in their work; they were the only ones studying something whose work made them happy. I envied that.”

― Catherine Hicks

“People always want you to look pretty. I would like to live in the Midwest in a small town and never put makeup on. But they won’t let you do that. Once I went through a period when I did do that, wore no makeup, wore my hair any which way, and people looked at me like I was a bum.”

― Catherine Hicks

“I am a Russell Brand fan. I’m one of the few people who think he did a cracker-jack job in ‘Arthur.’”

― Catherine Hicks

“My parents were part of the Christian Family Movement, where we would have Masses said in our home and rotate with other families. I recall priests coming to our home and saying Mass in our living room. Catholicism was really woven through so much.”

― Catherine Hicks

“At Cornell, my acting teacher said you cannot be religious and be an artist. I sort of got it, because faith is a comfort and art comes from a lot of places, in a lot of people, from the dark chasm.”

― Catherine Hicks

“I’m a happy member of the church. I’m proud of it and defend it. It makes me bold and gives me confidence. I feel I know the answer to life – that it’s all about. If you’re not searching for the answer to life, you have more time to make art. It’s a rock for me upon which I can tap dance.”

― Catherine Hicks

“Before we took down the tree each year, Dad would always say a prayer that we would be together the next Christmas. I cling to that prayer, which serves as a reminder that it’s important to be grateful in the present for the people you love because, well, you never know.”

― Catherine Hicks
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