Tim Blake Nelson Quotes

  • I tried to film 'Leaves of Grass' in Oklahoma, but it was literally about a million dollars less to shoot in Louisiana.
  • Really, life is full of contradictions. Life is messy.
  • I've done about every kind of fishing you can imagine, but I've never noodled. And the reason I've never noodled is because I don't want to get bit by a water moccasin. I'm just too afraid of snakes.
  • 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' was this role that utterly fell into my lap and changed my life.
  • I am not a natural singer, but I can sing, and probably the way I sing is more imitative than from myself, which is why I am never going to be an amazing recording artist.
  • I wanted to get the most broad foundation for a lifelong education that I could find, and that was studying Latin and the classics. Meaning Roman and Greek history and philosophy and ancient civilizations.
  • Drama and comedy, to me, are all about being surprising, coherent, and true, all at once.
  • I frankly encountered more anti-Semitism in the northeast than I did in Oklahoma, but not much either place. Anti-Semitism is not part of my life.
  • I love writing about Oklahoma. I love writing Oklahoma characters; I love playing Southwestern characters.
  • I think we all live dichotomies. I'm a father of three boys and a loyal homebody sort of husband and father. And yet I act in movies and write and direct movies.