Top Quotes by Annie Parisse

I’m usually cast as the sassy, brassy best friend.

Annie Parisse

I guess the reason that I’m a horror fan is that I think it gives people the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of being scared in a safe environment. I think that’s why, for all of human history, we’ve been telling each other scary stories: because it exorcises something that we need to exorcise in a safe place.

Annie Parisse

You’d just be amazed what people will do. You really would. And not crazy people. Ostensibly normal people. When the right person touches the right button in someone, you can get them to do almost anything.

Annie Parisse

When I first became an actress, I expected to do regional and classical theater; I just love the whole creative process.

Annie Parisse

One of the things I love about ‘Rubicon’ is I really recognize the New York City that they’re depicting in it, having lived here for 15 years.

Annie Parisse

I am a hobbyist photographer so I relate to the visual arts that way, but I’m not a painter.

Annie Parisse

It’s always a little nerve-wracking to do a love scene, more than anything because it’s just awkward.

Annie Parisse

I don’t paint. I am a hobbyist photographer, so I relate to the visual arts that way, but I’m not a painter.

Annie Parisse

One man’s cult is another man’s religion.

Annie Parisse

That’s the kind of TV I like to watch, where you just don’t know what’s going to happen.

Annie Parisse

I’m a big fan of horror, personally.

Annie Parisse

Clybourne Park’ was my first job after the birth of my son, who was 11 weeks old when we started rehearsals. And while that was truly harder than anything I’ve ever done, I was grateful every day to be going to work on such an incredible play, with such a generous, intelligent, supportive group of people.

Annie Parisse

One of my favorite classes was horror in theater and psychology.

Annie Parisse

Psychopaths are actually, really, really, really rare in our culture, are people who don’t… Or in society, in the world. They’re people who don’t feel guilt. They’re people who don’t feel fear. I think that most of us feel those things. There’s a kind of… They’re almost like superheroes. Not to glorify them, but you know what I mean?

Annie Parisse

Reading a play, you view yourself as part of a whole. You see where the whole thing is going, and so you’re willing to go to the very ugly place that your heart may go in order to serve the whole.

Annie Parisse