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Quaid obtained a pilot's license as part of his research to play astronaut Gordon Cooper in "The Right Stuff" (1983).
"I was very uncomfortable with all the attention when it first started happening to me. I retreated quite a bit from the world, both physically and emotionally. BUt then you just accept that you can;t control what the rest of the world thinks or does." --Dennis Quaid on fame to ELLE in 1996
"Dennis had changed from a tortured guy to a man who's serene and responsible and honest. Sometimes it makes me nervous how right he's got his head screwed on." --friend and fellow actor Brett Cullen to Premiere, February 1995.
"I run to the outskirts of what is generally accepted as commercial. That my be a fault of mine. I like stories you can't predict. If the story interests me, then I sit up. I find most movies today are really well-made television shows. I'm not putting theme down, but sometimes they disappoint me in that they don't take enough chances. I like working with filmmakers ans stories that are on the edge." --Dennis Quaid quoted in Vogue, November 1993.
"Something physical always leads me to the inside of the character," --Quaid quoted in New York Newsday, October 31, 1993.
Quaid has a band, Dennis Quaid and the Sharks.
"I definitely was able to relate this to my own life, in that I've come through periods where I lived this secret life", Quaid explains, referring to his addiction to cocaine. "I was hiding that, or at least thought I was, and there's a lot of shame that went with the behaviour of that. What I had at the time was not really an authentic life, but a secret life until it all came out."---Quaid talking about his character in "Far from Heaven" crankycritic.com
"Hollywood is just one big high school and nothing has really changed. You know it's who's the most popular this year and so what's the big difference?"---Quaid talking about the success of "The Rookie" filmmonthly.com March 26, 2002
"Being a celebrity couple is not so easy-it's double the publicity, and it's hard to have a private life. . . . I have to tell you that I'm happier with my life now than ever: I have a great son and a great career. I'm not only here, but here stronger than I've ever been-I have absolutely no regrets about the ups and downs of my career."---Quaid on being part of a celebrity couple Premiere April 7, 2004
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