My Favorite Quotes
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 Kurt Keener - “We did it to build mental toughness. That is what we are trying to get kids to believe in. That toughness gave us the mental edge that we need in tight games like this.”
 Catherine Keener - “Your head shouldn't swell about it. You can't take it personally.”
 Dean Keener - “We were ecstatic when he signed (his letter of intent).”
 Catherine Keener - “It's important for me to connect with the script and to know after meeting the director if it's a person I'm going to feel unguarded around.”
 Catherine Keener - “If you give a character room to breathe, they come alive.”
 Catherine Keener - “I've worked with a lot of great directors.”
 Catherine Keener - “I... had guys on the set who didn't like me... they weren't interested in the cold character.”
 Catherine Keener - “I just never fantasized about Mr. Rogers, but I like his whole vibe.”
 Catherine Keener - “I'm unqualified for anything else. I'm barely qualified for this.”
 Catherine Keener - “I thought you weren't going to go there.”
 Dean Keener - “I will be surprised if hes not the next great one out of this league. Hes about 30 to 40 games and 20 pounds away from being a big-time professional prospect.”
 Catherine Keener - “I have a hard time visualizing anything, which is why I'm not a director, and which is why I try to work with ones I know have a strong idea in mind.”
 Catherine Keener - “Insecurity is just something that's there all the time. I've never been crippled by it.”
 Catherine Keener - “For a long time Dermot worked more, and I would always go on location with him... Dermot did all the work-I think he commuted maybe 10 times between flying to Omaha from Toronto. It takes effort when you're both working, but we try not to work at the same time.”
 Catherine Keener - “I read the script about five times, out loud, and I still had no idea what it meant.”
 Catherine Keener - “My work environment has always been very safe and very warm, so I have the freedom to speak directly to my friend,s and vice-versa.”
 Catherine Keener - “I haven't had a lot of time to reflect on what's just happened, but I do know that it was really good and I'm very happy with all the jobs. It wasn't intentional that I kind of wanted to mix it up a little bit. But I did know - I was aware of this - a couple years back of starting to be perceived as this tough, urban, blah blah blah. One person writes that and then another person will and then it becomes true. I didn't feel that way. I felt like everybody was different.”
 Catherine Keener - “Sometimes it just doesn't translate to people. You just move on, and you feel bad because people worked so hard on it and everyone loved it... Everybody was treated so well and was going for something and trying to do the best work possible.”
 Catherine Keener - “I encounter really tough men and women who are just so harsh, you can't bend them. You do come across these kinds of people in every profession-just unyielding.”
 Catherine Keener - “I don't think I'm very ambitious at all. But I seem to play people who have that quality.”
 Catherine Keener - “If you look at the parts... they are really great parts, and the writing is always great, and the people that I've been able to work with are amazing.”
 Catherine Keener - “These days there are a lot of people who just want to be famous. I think that comes from a naive place, because those people generally don't know what it's like.”
 Catherine Keener - “Most times when people pitch you as being perfect for a part... they don't look at you as an actor who can transform. A lot of people are so literal.”
 Catherine Keener - “The more people involved in making a movie, the worse it is, generally.”
 Catherine Keener - “It occurred to me that it would be interesting to be a man for a short amount of time, just to see if there actually is a difference in the way that we think and feel, like people are always talking about. I don't really know that there's a difference, because I've only been a woman.”

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