Photo of actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard Quotes

Image: Photo of actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard

“Character is an essential tendency. It can be covered up, it can be messed with, it can be screwed around with, but it can’t be ultimately changed. It’s the structure of our bones, the blood that runs through our veins.”

“When you hit a wall – of your own imagined limitations – just kick it in.” …

“The mind ain’t nothing without the old body tagging along to follow things through.”

“That’s the thing about later. You don’t know what’s coming up. You don’t know how all the loose ends are going to gather together. Something for sure is going to happen but you don’t know what it is.”

“I believe in my mask– The man I made up is me
I believe in my dance– And my destiny.”

– Sam Shepard  (1943- )

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