Top Quotes from Taylor Negron

By | April 16, 2018

For a long time, I lived in West Hollywood and watched young gay men strolling through life having no idea what came before. They didn’t know about the riots at Stonewall, the vice squad, the raids.

Taylor Negron

I remember when the palm trees were short and Tomorrowland was modern.

Taylor Negron

I think people are obsessed with their pets because pets don’t speak. It’s that simple. After you hang up the phone, you never hear a dog say, ‘You’re a liar, and you are making the same self-sabotaging mistakes that have kept you single for far too long.’

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Most people don’t really like to pose. It is difficult to get them to be present and relaxed under this kind of molecular scrutiny. I want them to understand I’m not simply painting them: I am painting them within a precise moment in time, as a shadow moves across their eyebrows. Then it is gone. The moment is over.

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Before I paint someone, I always ask, ‘How much examination can your body take?’ ‘How much do you want me to see?’

Taylor Negron

I do think Jesus would skip church on Sunday morning and instead visit the nursing homes and retirement homes where so many have abandoned their loved ones.

Taylor Negron

Latin people love to dance. Nothing is more powerful than a Latin man doing ‘Mambo Number 5’ by himself.

Taylor Negron

My creativity all comes from the same place. I wear one very comfortable, large hat.

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I have a nice little movie career, and I write plays and do my act.

Taylor Negron

To make money, I did portraits . The truth is so bizarre! I’m kind of embarrassed. I was like a 19th-century pirate painter. I’d say, ‘Your mom would love a painting of you!’ A salesman! I’d hawk paintings.

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I love the idea of metamorphosing and changing, the legalized insanity of acting.

Taylor Negron

I’m savoring being in California every minute, learning that traffic is just God’s way of saying ‘Hi.’

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I’ve always loved silent movies. I recently saw ‘Tilly’s Punctured Romance’ at the Academy, which is the first comedy made with Charlie Chaplin in 1914, and I sat there, and I couldn’t believe that the entire audience of 2,000 people were laughing that hard from a movie made in 1914 – and there were no words; it was all faces.

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I love the idea that movies, like ‘Fast Times,’ can be iconic and change people’s lives in little, tiny ways.

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Younger audiences are into me because I did ‘Stuart Little,’ and that movie was a very big deal for kids. And in ‘Angels in the Outfield,’ a generation of kids learned about magic and angels. And then, of course, there are these two blond girls named Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and I played their nanny on their TV show.

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I was a top-notch cartoon model for Hanna Barbera, and they made me into a cartoon series called ‘Devlin,’ which ran for seven years, and I was on lunch pails and coloring books and all of that. It’s really interesting being a coloring book when you’re young – most kids colored in coloring books, but I made money off coloring books.

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When the Bible was first published, bathhouses were mandatory, no one could read, and only the people in the Church could write.

Taylor Negron

These days, many people are unwilling to see their dog as an animal. Let’s face it: they are cute, but they will bite. Not only do I look at dogs as animals, I look at myself as an animal, which explains why, since I got my permit, I drive with my head out the window.

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I personally won’t have anything live in my house that can’t move the car on street-sweeping day or grate carrots. Plus, I don’t mind being talked to harshly. I want to be challenged by something more complex than a Wheaton terrier.

Taylor Negron

We buy the tabloids to witness someone else’s life go wrong, so we can feel a bit better about our own troubles.

Taylor Negron

I live in one of Judy Garland’s houses. As a fan, I never much liked Judy Garland, but living here, I feel like I have come to know her. People have given me a few of her possessions, and my neighbors have told me things that I wish I didn’t know.

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Everybody knows if you don’t have an examined life, you go mad.

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I paint. I still do it every day. I never neglected it. It’s a gift. It’s almost like religion for me. It’s the quickest way for me to become still.

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My mom and dad are New Yorkers who left the tenement streets of the Bronx and came to Los Angeles when ‘West Side Story’ was real. They have the scars to prove it.

Taylor Negron

Our family business was operating batting cages. The pitching machine spit out the balls at lightning speed. Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax. Whitey Ford. 50 cents for 12 pitches. Of course, my mother ran the place, and I was her slave: selling candy, hosing down the street, and the most dreaded of all jobs, feeding the pitching machine with balls.

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My father became the Mayor of Indian Wells, California, a tony desert enclave of rich, conservative Republicans.

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I am getting to that age where I am too old to play the boy next door and too young to play Uncle Fester.

Taylor Negron

As an American roughly the same age as Barack Obama, I will not be ridiculed or reduced to a stereotype. I want to age appropriately.

Taylor Negron

In Beverly Hills, around 3 P.M. on Bedford Drive, a strange rite occurs. All the men and women who have had facial surgery leave the their surgeons and walk up and down the street bandaged like mummies in Prada, waiting for their loved ones to pick them up.

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