Top 86 Dramatic Quotes

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“I came out seven times in one weekend. I have a flair for the dramatic.”

― Adam Rippon

“Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak, in criticism, of form.”

― Allen Tate

“My character Preet in ‘Fanaah’ had a very distinctive appearance: loud make-up and dramatic clothes.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“Sondheim has been a part of my musical collective since I was eight. I was a dramatic little kid.”

― Annaleigh Ashford

“We like mature storytelling. We like dramatic storytelling. We like intense storytelling.”

― Anthony Russo

“Stuxnet, a computer worm reportedly developed by the United States and Israel that destroyed Iranian nuclear centrifuges in attacks in 2009 and 2010, is often cited as the most dramatic use of a cyber weapon.”

― Barton Gellman

“Dad was an amazing storyteller and illustrator, which he did in his spare time – very inspiring and dramatic.”

― Bat for Lashes

“When you guest-star, you’re usually at the center of the dramatic arc, so that’s fun.”

― Bellamy Young

“I really think the biopic thing so rarely works, because people’s lives don’t have a dramatic shape that can be satisfying.”

― Bill Condon

“My songwriting is so influenced by orchestrated music, dramatic, super glam rock-y stuff. Two of my biggest influences in songwriting were Elton John and Freddie Mercury.”

― Brandi Carlile

“I was this extremely dramatic actress. And then, suddenly, I was doing comedy.”

― Carol Kane

“I’ve got a range as an actor! There was a time I played dramatic leading men.”

― Charles Dance

“’Superunknown’ was one of the most dramatic shifts in what we were doing musically. I don’t think I realized it at the time.”

― Chris Cornell

“West Yorkshire is quite dramatic and beautiful, the crags and things.”

― David Hockney

“Until Genevieve I had tended towards the more dramatic type of role.”

― Dinah Sheridan

“I wanted to be a dramatic actor. I never realized I was funny until I was 20-something.”

― Eugenio Derbez

“I like to watch comedies; the most dramatic that I used to get was ‘Forrest Gump.’”

― Evan Peters

“I have always said, even before I ever did TV, that I have a very dramatic family.”

― Farrah Abraham

“I think poets are much more dramatic, more theatrical than fiction writers.”

― Francine Prose

“I love the dramatic idea of having nothing on.”

― Francois Nars

“At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that’s better than an absent one is a dead one.”

― George S. Kaufman

“Dramatic shows are the ones that I am attracted to.”

― George Takei

“I’d be really interested in making a dramatic, low key 3D film.”

― James Mangold

“A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.”

― Jane Fonda

“A dramatic decrease in oil availability is not at all far-fetched.”

― Jane McGonigal

“The most dramatic moves I have made as an actor have been from stage to screen and from sitcom to drama.”

― Jasika Nicole

“Obviously musical theatre is not my thing, but dramatic theatre is much more up my alley.”

― Jason Priestley

“The ‘modern’ air-traffic-control system, and the FAA itself, was created in the aftermath of one of the most dramatic commercial midair bashes, way back in 1956.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“I have done all of the genres, and the dramatic role is my favorite.”

― Jeff Daniels

“The runs started in Thailand after the IMF intervened in such a dramatic way. Then the IMF came to Indonesia.”

― Jeffrey Sachs

“Life can be dramatic and funny all in the same day.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“We want to create these dramatic situations, whether they are real or not, to entertain audiences.”

― Jerry Bruckheimer

“I’ve always done comedy, and I’ve always wanted to do a dramatic role. I wanted to be a sheriff.”

― Jerry Van Dyke

“Things are rarely as exciting or dramatic as we make them out to be in the press.”

― Joaquin Phoenix

“Post-operatively the transplanted kidney functioned immediately with a dramatic improvement in the patient’s renal and cardiopulmonary status.”

― Joe Murray

“Poets can’t resist the dramatic pull of their lives and so inevitably write autobiographical verse.”

― John Barton

“Unfortunately, I’ve seen violence, and I think, in films, it is the dramatic extremity of it.”

― John Hillcoat

“Italians have no sense of the dramatic.”

― Jose Carreras

“I’m a dramatic, depressive person.”

― Josh Tillman

“I’ve been really fortunate to do so many comedies and then so many dramatic roles and then television and movies and stuff like that.”

― Judy Greer

“As a teenager I was severely, cripplingly dramatic and in search of self.”

― Juliette Lewis

“To the biographer all lives bar none are dramatic constructions.”

― Katharine Anthony

“I really look for peak experiences and dramatic material that can allow peak experiences.”

― Kathryn Bigelow

“My husband and I are both actors; we’re obviously dramatic.”

― Katie Lowes

“I wasn’t born an actress, but I was certainly born dramatic!”

― Katie McGrath

“Biopharmaceutical research and development efforts have achieved dramatic improvements in global health and longevity, and we are committed to continuing our quest.”

― Kenneth Frazier

“McQueen is an astonishing film maker. He uses really unusual shots and builds incredible dramatic tension.”

― Kevin Whately

“People are always so surprised when I want to do dramatic stuff.”

― Kristen Wiig

“My wife, Katey Sagal, has transformed herself from a sitcom cartoon to a dramatic powerhouse.”

― Kurt Sutter

“There’s a certain joy in taking a dramatic narrative and then adding that element of horror to it.”

― Lauren Ashley Carter

“I feel honored to have been a part of that dramatic change.”

― Lionel Hampton

“The separation of a childless couple is dramatic, but the separation of a couple with children is always tragic.”

― Louis Garrel

“I grew up on courtroom dramas, and I really love the feel of a dramatic thriller.”

― Luke Roberts

“I live a dramatic life, it’s just not on TV yet.”

― Marc Wallice

“The fact is that war films, by their very nature, are pitched at a high dramatic range.”

― Mark Boal

“I like to read dramatic novels and I absolutely love magazines.”

― Maud Welzen

“I got into radio when I was eight, and I was one of the busiest child dramatic actors in America.”

― Mel Torme

“Many people know that Shakespeare’s dramatic ‘canon’ was established in 1623 by the publication of the so-called First Folio. That hefty volume contained thirty-six plays.”

― Michael Dirda

“I actually went to college with Adam Sandler. He was a dramatic actor, too!”

― Molly Shannon

“I like a dramatic eye and a bold lip.”

― Natalia Kills

“I was always looking for the most dramatic emphasis.”

― Neil LaBute

“Dramatic fiction – William Shakespeare made his biggest mark writing dramatic love stories.”

― Nicholas Sparks

“I think it’s great when dramatic actors do lighter, funny roles.”

― Noureen DeWulf

“I never put out a history, I put out a dramatic history.”

― Oliver Stone

“I definitely would like to do some more dramatic roles.”

― Owen Wilson

“It is quite true – in fact, obvious on the surface – that the vast majority of dramatic shows and comedies, as well, advocate a liberal and humanistic and relativistic lifestyle and concept.”

― Pat Boone

“The NBA is intense, but the NFL is a whole ‘nother level of intensity and dramatic, game-changing plays.”

― Paul Allen

“With the dramatic canvas, I found you could still operate with the documentarist’s observational eye.”

― Paul Greengrass

“I was really dramatic, really concerned with love or life.”

― Paula Pell

“I think probably the discoveries made by Hubble Space Telescope have been very dramatic, very amazing.”

― Peggy Whitson

“I’m fairly dramatic.”

― Perfume Genius

“I’m aware of other artists, but what I’m really most interested in is viewing individual pictures. I like dramatic pictures.”

― Peter Saul

“I think it helped that ‘Fleabag’ had such a dramatic arc to it, even though it was disguised as a comedy.”

― Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“The whole problem of the sound-work is distancing oneself from the dramatic.”

― Pierre Schaeffer

“Southern poets are still writing narrative poems, poems in forms, dramatic poems.”

― Robert Morgan

“The PAWS Act is a simple bill that could have a dramatic – and potentially life-saving – effect on the lives of many.”

― Ron DeSantis

“Queer art is as much about starting conversations as it is about making dramatic statements.”

― Sasha Velour

“Jessica Lange in Frances… was dramatic and passionate and one of the strongest performances I’ve seen a woman do.”

― Sherilyn Fenn

“My life is not as dramatic as it is depicted in the shows. I am not at all submissive. I am free-spirited.”

― Sriti Jha

“The dramatic rise of Turkey in the councils of world power was one of the main geopolitical developments of 2010.”

― Stephen Kinzer

“Casino gambling is colorful and dramatic and theatrical.”

― Steve Wynn

“Why are we casting all these stand-up comedians to do ‘Breaking Bad,’ one of the most dramatic TV shows ever?”

― Steven Michael Quezada

“When I work, I think mainly in terms of dramatic choices.”

― Sydney Pollack

“Probably the most dramatic pieces in my wardrobe would be capes.”

― Tyson Chandler

“My father is a very theatrical and dramatic person.”

― Viva Bianca

“We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States.”

― Zbigniew Brzezinski
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