Top 242 Soap Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Soap Quotes from famous people such as Rose George, Supriya Pathak, Shaheer Sheikh, Liza Soberano, Graham Parker, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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In the early 19th century, they tried selling soap as healthy. No one bought it. They tried selling it as sexy, and everyone bought it.
Rose George
When TV came, it was a great medium and then daily soaps came in and ruined the quality of the work we were doing.
Supriya Pathak
One thing just led to another, and today, here I am, acting in a daily soap, and I am just loving it.
Shaheer Sheikh
At the end of the day, I make sure to remove my makeup. I also drink a lot of water and use a good soap.
Liza Soberano
I never learned music. I’m quite uneducated, and usually I sat in front of the TV, with soap operas on, in England. It was very inspiring for me, I’d done all this traveling around, I came back living with my parents, everyone around me was like they’re living in a soap opera.
Graham Parker
I was always snobby about soap operas, and commercials, too, but one does have to eat. I remember auditioning for a commercial for a mouthwash or chewing gum or something, and I had to pretend to be the back end of somebody in a horse costume. After that, I said, ‘That’s it. That’s it. You’ve sunk too far!’
Jean Smart
I don’t like reality shows and have never watched them, but I’m addicted to ‘Real Housewives’ because it’s authentic old-time soap opera reborn!
Camille Paglia
Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.
William Osler
‘Gone With The Wind’ is one of the all-time greats. Read Margaret Mitchell’s book and watch the film again; it’s a soap opera in all its glory. It is superb and memorable.
Timothy Dalton
My soap operas have been seen by a billion people all around the world.
It’s a great counter to doing the soap because it’s a comedy. It’s real physical comedy.
Corbin Bernsen
I remember the first time I was an extra on a soap I was screaming I was so excited.
Chrishell Stause
I think of myself as a realistic writer, not a creator of soap opera or melodrama.
Joyce Maynard
I don’t slot genres according to soap, historical, mytho and crime. For me, the most important thing is my role.
Sourabh Raj Jain
The learning curve on soaps is through the roof because it’s a three-camera setup. There’s a master and then there’s two singles. And the great thing about soaps, and soap actors will tell you, is that when you get your line wrong, they don’t re-shoot it. They just cut to the person listening.
John C. McGinley
Doing the soaps, every day it’s constant training. Dealing with camera angles, the other people – it’s great training.
Billy Magnussen
Very few people run around and get amnesia and have comas and come out of them and do all the silly of people have strokes and have comas and come out of them and do all the silly things we do on soaps.
Erika Slezak
I look back at that time fondly. It’s something I never thought I’d get the chance to do, be in a soap. Working with Barbara Windsor and Steve McFadden – they’re legends in their own lifetimes aren’t they?
Sophie Thompson
That’s the problem with soaps, of course. The stories never end. They can go on and on and on.
Amanda Donohoe
If you do TV, sign a proper daily soap, then you won’t be able to do anything.
Gautam Rode
My morning routine varies by how much time I have. In the winter, I like to take baths, but in the summer, I prefer a good shower with some soap and then maybe some moisturizer afterward. I use D.R. Harris and Geo. F. Trumper products, which we also stock at our shops in Paris and Antwerp.
Dries van Noten
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
Mark Twain
Even the Beatles lived their lives as a soap opera.
Chris Lowe
‘All My Children’ taught me a great work ethic; you work so hard on a soap opera!
Eva LaRue
My grandmother will watch any episode of a show I’m on, but she watches her soap operas every day. When I was on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful,’ you would have thought I had won an Oscar. She told everybody at church that I was on her favorite soap.
If you stare at suds, you’ll go crazy. But in soap suds, you’ll find bubble cubes and many other forms. I just take those things, magnify them and sometimes blow smoke inside it so you can see it better.
Tom Noddy
I have learned that you can do anything you want to. They used to ask me if I thought the first lady ought to be paid. If you get paid, then I have to do what first lady is supposed to do. But you can do anything you want to, and it’s such a great soap box.
Rosalynn Carter
I never pictured myself as a telenovela galan – never imagined I’d be in a soap opera.
Jencarlos Canela
I used to love those little cute bottles of amenities in the hotel room. And while the soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion may smell great, they waste an incredible amount of plastic and space in your luggage.
Ashlan Gorse Cousteau
Just as soaps were very pivotal in the transition from radio to television, they will be right in the thick of things again in the transition from television to the Internet. Exciting news.
Cameron Mathison
Our neighbors who have fallen on hard times can use basic sanitary items, such as soap, socks and undergarments; when we go shopping for ourselves, how about adding an extra item for someone in need?
Eric Adams
You have Showtime, you have AMC, you have all of these,

You have Showtime, you have AMC, you have all of these, you know, incredible networks that are now bringing forth their product without the handcuffs, if you will, of trying to sell soap to the entire country.
Gina Torres
I don’t like soap operas. But I like to watch movies. My favourite is ‘Annapolis.’
Douglas Costa
Of course it worries you as an actress to stay away from projects. I was approached for many TV soaps as well as reality shows. But, to stay away from work was my decision, and I’d glad to be part of such an interesting and unique concept like ‘Ghar Jamai.’ I am happy that I am playing a role that is so relatable.
Nia Sharma
The good part about getting older is you stop trying to prove anything to anyone, including yourself. All you are in the pursuit of is collecting experiences – beautiful, fragile little soap bubbles that you store in your heart, and every once in a while you pull one out and gaze at the delicate pictures it shows you.
Twinkle Khanna
I enrolled in an acting workshop and my first acting role was on the TV soap opera ‘Melrose Place.’
Famke Janssen
If you’ve ever been to a poetry slam, you know that the highest scoring emotion is self-righteous indignation: how dare you judge me. So in that way, the poem, ‘What Teachers Make,’ is an absolutely formulaic slam poem designed to allow me to get up on my soap box and say, ‘Let me tell you what really makes me angry.’
Taylor Mali
The general view is that actors start on soaps and then maybe graduate to prime-time television or film; normally you don’t see a film actor going to do a soap.
James Franco
My mom would always over decorate the house to the point where she’d switch like soap dispensers and all the towels. We would blow fuses in our house all the time because we have too many lights going on and I just feel like we did Christmas right around the Bristowe residence.
Kaitlyn Bristowe
Every job you have, there are days that are more difficult than others. I worked on a daytime soap opera, where the volume at which you’re producing this medium is incredible.
Justin Hartley
Serial fiction is a conceit of comic books and soap operas. As one goes, so goes the other in terms of public consciousness.
Mark Waid
I started in this business on soap operas.
Lauren Holly
Daytime soap operas, which I used to adore, have been declining in quality and importance for over a decade, and I gradually stopped monitoring them.
Camille Paglia
It was the late ’70s when my parents met. My dad was a lighting director for a soap opera, and my mom was a temp at the studio. They moved into a house in The Valley in L.A., to a neighborhood that was leafy and affordable.
Meghan Markle
Once when I was 16 I had my car taken away from me for being past curfew. Oh, and I said a bad word once, and I actually did get my mouth washed out with soap.
Ashlee Simpson
I have great respect for daytime drama. I love the branding. I love the style. What can I say? I love good soap!
Justin Hartley
I remember I had a low point when I was working on a soap opera, ‘General Hospital,’ five years ago. It was my first real job, and it was so overwhelming. You would work five days a week and have to learn sometimes up to 30 pages of new dialogue a night, then have one take to shoot it all, the next day.
Lindsey Morgan
I have to stay in soaps to pay my bills to Kodak.
Michael Zaslow
I think ‘Y&R’s future is contingent upon the ratings. Obviously, none of the soaps are kept alive for the sake of loyalty. It’s all about ratings. It’s show business. Period.
Eric Braeden
Having the games on TV, I’ve always believed it’s like watching a soap opera – fans can’t wait for the next episode.
Rocky Wirtz
Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I was one of the lucky people who found what I loved at a really young age. When I was 16, I got my first job in a Portuguese soap opera, and I realized how much I really loved it.
Daniela Ruah
Privately, we always called ‘Hill Street’ ‘Cop Soap.’
Steven Bochco
I think TV is evolving, but on the other hand, there is a presence of regressive shows happening, but I choose to ignore that because I am part of a very different and challenging soap.
Anita Hassanandani Reddy
I don’t know, a lot of people go crazy about ‘Breaking Bad,’ but I don’t like the soap opera aspect of it and only following one character. I like the context to all of it, all the pieces, like ‘The Wire.’ It’s more about the state of things; it’s not about the narrative of a person.
Gael Garcia Bernal
Because we’re in a small town and somewhat isolated from the fast lane of high tech, we’ve been able to grow and concentrate on our work instead of being distracted by the competition and getting caught up in the soap opera of Silicon Valley.
Jack Dangermond
I really feel sorry for people who think things like soap dishes or mirrors or Coke bottles are ugly, because they’re surrounded by things like that all day long, and it must make them miserable.
Robert Rauschenberg
My beauty regime is very simple. I just take my make-up off before bed. And oh, I always put moisturiser on. But that’s about it, apart from a bit of soap maybe.
Keeley Hawes
Soaps are a great springboard for any actor but if you want to be taken seriously, you have to be careful.
Michelle Ryan
To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of American soap operas. I grew up Spanish, so I grew up watching a lot of novellas.
Julie Gonzalo
I think ‘Empire’ is entertaining. It’s a soap opera. Does it touch on stereotypes? Sure, it does… I don’t know if that’s necessarily good or bad.
Regina King
WWE is a company that produces fiction. It’s a soap opera that runs 52 weeks a year without reruns.
Linda McMahon
'Star Wars' is a grand soap opera, and 'Star Trek' is a

‘Star Wars’ is a grand soap opera, and ‘Star Trek’ is about technology, they tried to explain the reality of it, as far-fetched as it might be. And that’s why I’ve always liked the science behind the fiction.
Robert Kazinsky
Julianne Moore and Michael Keaton began in 1980s soap operas and 1970s sitcoms, respectively, such ancient history by show business standards that you need carbon dating to measure their careers.
Steve Erickson
My first time on camera was ‘One Life to Live.’ I mourn for actors coming up that the daytime soap opera is becoming extinct. It’s theater onscreen.
Gina Torres
Soaps are one of the few areas on TV that really embrace older women. In drama, there’s this ridiculous invisibility for women between the ages of 40 and 60. Unless you’re old enough to play a grandmother, there just aren’t the roles.
Amanda Donohoe
Dr. Bronner’s is the best. My mom had Dr. Bronner’s around since I was a little kid, and I’ve used it in the shower as soap ever since.
Adam Scott
In a movie, you work three months to tell a story that happens in two hours. In a Mexican soap opera, you work one day to make a story that’s an hour and a half. So you can see the difference in the quality of the project.
Diego Luna
Dumb luck brought on the move from business to acting. I had moved to New York when I was 23, in the year 2000. On a lark, I went to audition for a soap opera.
Teddy Sears
Its really important to have cooperative co-actors when you’re working and specially when you are doing a daily soap.
Erica Fernandes
I feel blessed to keep my adventurous passion at peak while doing a daily soap.
Divyanka Tripathi
I think if you study people in the street today, you do sometimes feel that they have taken their behavior and their language from things that they have seen rather than read – from soap operas and movies and so on.
Ronald Frame
If I knew how to operate a DVR, you’d find episodes of ‘The Tavis Smiley Show,’ ‘Democracy Now!’ and lots of stuff from TV Land. What you can find now on my Hulu account are Korean soap operas, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and films from the Criterion collection.
T’Keyah Crystal Keymah
Wash four distinct and separate times, using lots of lather each time from individual bars of soap.
Howard Hughes
I only put soap on my face once a day, in the evening, and I’ll add in a face mask or exfoliating product ever so often.
Lisa Haydon
I use ordinary soap bubbles, the dime-store stuff, two wands and a plastic straw.
Tom Noddy
I see far stronger and more charismatic personalities strolling around Philadelphia’s neighborhoods than are being featured in most of today’s bland daytime soaps.
Camille Paglia
If work isn’t rooted in comedy, people will turn from it, or they’ll use it like soap opera.
Israel Horovitz
As a little girl, my destiny was stamped onto the canvas of my imagination at 5 years old. I was watching soaps with my grandmother… The most gorgeous black women I had ever seen in my life came out, and I knew that that is what I wanted to do – be fabulous and black and on TV.
Niecy Nash
Purpose has always been part of Unilever’s DNA. Our founder, William Lever, built a business around the sale of Lifebuoy soap that was not only profitable and sustainable but also helped transform the health of the poor in Victorian Britain.
Paul Polman
My dad became a soap opera actor, and I was an extra in a skating rink scene on the soap. I didn’t audition. It was nepotism all the way.
Jennifer Aniston
To be in a soap you have to be someone who is prepared to be at the grindstone, because it’s all hands on deck.
Kym Marsh
The whole point here, and the seed that JJ Abrams laid in my mind is, is the power of curiosity enough? What happens next? That dramatic construct is what has driven soap operas and serialised novels over the course of history.
Peter Molyneux
There are teachers in the United States who cry in the daytime because they see a child or children who haven’t eaten properly, children who haven’t used soap in so long.
Bill Cosby
Soaps taught me the fundamentals of the game. You know, how to show up, hit your mark, how to be on time. That soap opera world is a microcosm of the entertainment culture.
Michael Weatherly
There are billions of people in the world who deserve the better quality of life that products such as soap, shampoo, and clean drinking water can provide.
Paul Polman
Soap Actors are fun and interesting. They all have something special that you want to be around.
Austin Peck
I think it’s quite limiting to do a soap.
Russell Tovey
Acting in soaps proved a health hazard to me and I withdrew.
Delhi Ganesh
During dad’s time, we didn’t have many sabhas to nurture plays. Later soaps threatened to subdue theatre.
Y. G. Mahendran
I have a TV Soap Boomerang award, and I always start my year with the Australian Open tennis! Tennis, soccer, you name it.
Doug Davidson
I wash my face every night with Ivory soap, and I don’t wear much makeup.
Brandy Norwood
I’ve just realised that I lean towards telly that features people of a similar age to me. That’s a bit weird, isn’t it? I watch soaps with casts of all ages because there are at least three or four people in my age band. Somehow it’s fine if they’re a murderer as long as they’re not a young one.
Sarah Millican
I'm not that keen to do a daily soap, but I'm always re

I’m not that keen to do a daily soap, but I’m always ready for reality soaps.
Sara Khan
I just figured, ‘I don’t want to go to university anymore,’ so I went to Stockholm. I went into this teaching school and after one year I got a part in a soap opera in Stockholm. It’s called ‘Rederiet.’
Sofia Helin
I have turned down soaps operas. I want to be outside, and I want to have the gun. It is cowboys and Indians to me.
Michael Horse
I was offered daily soaps in the past but that was something I did not want to take up.
Varun Sharma
I wasn’t allowed to do commercials. I wasn’t allowed to do TV series. I wasn’t allowed to do soaps or basically anything that would mean I missed too much school.
Keira Knightley
My mother taught me to appreciate a good drugstore beauty aisle. I regularly use Aquaphor, Chap Stick, Purpose Face Soap, and Aveeno body moisturizer.
Ivanka Trump
There’s no better training than working on a soap opera because of the amount of hours, the amount of pages you do a day are unbelievable. It’s the best training I had in terms of discipline.
Daniela Ruah
I was the first movie star to plunge into night-time soap opera.
Dorothy Malone
It irritates me so much the way people talk about soaps because it is far more difficult working on a soap than it is on a big studio film.
Margot Robbie
In the case of ‘The Housewives,’ I call the ‘Housewives’ sociology of the rich. I think it’s just fun to watch. It’s guilt-free gossiping that you can have. It’s like the modern-day soap opera, in my mind.
Andy Cohen
To all my soap fans out there, my horror fanatics, comedy lovers, I will tell you this: ‘Death Valley’ is an action-packed drama, comedic, horror TV series that has a non-stop adventure in each episode. It’s like a huge pot of Texas gumbo. If you like all four of those genres, then you’ll love this show.
Texas Battle
So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. ‘What! no soap?’ So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber.
Samuel Foote
Writing for a soap – writing for 25 characters day in, day out – is one of the most difficult jobs in Hollywood.
Eric Braeden
Soap operas were my first professional experiences, and I always knew I was eager to explore a lot more work in a lot more arenas.
Joanna Going
In films, you work for three to six months, and you’re out of the character. But for a daily soap, you don’t have that luxury. So the character has to be convincing. Otherwise, your mind is not in it, and you’re just working for money, which is a good amount in serials. But I want both: good acting and good money.
Karishma Tanna
In a totalitarian state like North Korea, a group of neighbors gathering once a week to watch the latest episode of a forbidden soap opera is committing a political act, and forming, with the market traders who deliver them this treasure, a rudimentary civil society.
Tom Malinowski
I don’t see myself doing daily soaps.
Divya Agarwal
How many soaps does P&G make? In a sense, they’re all the same. Can you tell me the difference between trading soybeans, cotton and rubber? They’re all soaps to us.
Whitney MacMillan
Soap opera seems to be a dirty word, but actually they are the most popular shows we have. People want to know what happens next, people hate the villains and love the lovers. It’s good, fun TV. But I wouldn’t call ‘Downton’ a soap opera as such.
Dan Stevens
It’s better to be on a soap opera to renew your career and following than to be on any other medium.
Joan Fontaine
When we work for daily soaps, it is very time consuming: like, we work for 12-14 hours. But, doing a show that’s interesting makes it worth it.
Jennifer Winget
It frustrates me that Britain can’t make something like ‘CSI’ or ‘The Sopranos’. Instead, British TV puts soap in primetime while every other civilized nation leaves it in daytime. Viewers should be more demanding.
Jamie Bamber
Who needs soap operas now when we have social media timelines? Now you can get a similar drama fix by just paying attention to your friends and family members’ Facebook pages.
Luvvie Ajayi
Soap operas are like TV boot camp. You have to be able to self-direct, learn a ton of dialogue in a short amount of time, and deliver a performance in one or two takes.
Andrea Navedo
My first break was in a Hong Kong movie that I shot in China – I was going out there and working as a western stunt man, if you like, but at the same time in England I was working in daytime soap stuff. Eventually I put the two together.
Scott Adkins
Commercials certainly pay more than films. I was pleasantly surprised at the profitability of commercials when I did my first ad for a popular soap brand years ago. I was paid a huge amount of money for a mere 30 seconds of screen presence. After that, ads have been a regular feature in my career.
Amruta Khanvilkar
You can’t ever get sick on a soap: we work really long hours, the show is on TV five nights a week, and it’s random and chaotic.
Samara Weaving
Misery loves company. This is a Hollywood soap opera, and I’m not going to be a star in another Bryant soap opera.
Karl Malone
I don’t watch daily soap. I’ve never seen my shows as well except for the scenes in which I really want to improve something or correct something.
Jennifer Winget
On a soap, happiness never lasts for very long!
Chandler Massey
Did you know you’re supposed to soap and scrub for as long as it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice?
Faith Salie
People love a good scandal. We love a good freakin' sca

People love a good scandal. We love a good freakin’ scandal and a good soap opera.
There are some artists who are doing some good music, especially those who are independent, but with labels, I say that I get the feeling of selling soaps.
Neha Bhasin
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
C. S. Lewis
I think some period drama can be quite alienating, but ‘Downton’ isn’t. This is going to sound quite, um, pretentious, but someone said that it’s like a soap written by a poet.
Michelle Dockery
You know what TV is? It’s 22 minutes of selling soap.
Eddie Griffin
The Italian Renaissance extends beyond food, of course. Just about every major Italian furniture designer now has a shop in Paris, and Le Bon Marche recently opened an outlet for Santa Maria Novella perfumes, elixirs and soaps from Florence on its ground floor.
Elaine Sciolino
I think that baseball games are like soap operas. If you watch five in a row, you know enough to get hooked.
Jennifer Garner
Sometimes on a soap, it can become about all this other stuff – the party circuit, reality shows – but I gravitated towards people who kept it all about the work.
Himesh Patel
The only thing that I travel with is an Ole Henriksen facial cleanser, something that my skin is used to avoid using different soaps at different hotels all the time, and Givenchy Man Pro-Energizing Massive Moisturizer. I usually keep my hair pretty short, too, so I don’t require a lot of stuff.
Justin Timberlake
Buying phosphate-free soap allows you to say, ‘My detergent doesn’t have the harsh chemicals others do.’ The question is, how are you washing with it? The very worst thing for the Earth about detergent is that we heat water to use it.
Daniel Goleman
I think hosting is a far better option than acting in soaps as one feels much more responsible for the show.
Priyanshu Chatterjee
I really fought to make my character not a stereotype. I play a soap star with dyed blonde hair.
Sadie Frost
I think audiences were somewhere fed up with watching the same Saas-Bahu soaps all the time. I’ve been part of one of them.
Mandira Bedi
I had a soap opera, and my next job was working with Kyle McLachlan on The Invisible Man.
Elisabeth Rohm
‘Revenge’ is a shameless soap in the style of Eighties shoulder-pad slap-offs like ‘Dallas,’ ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Falcon Crest.’ Yet there’s no wink-wink camp.
Rob Sheffield
Even before Bigg Boss,’ I have been doing a daily soap and that made me popular and got me the reality show.
Sara Khan
‘Buncha Losers’ comedy is one of those homegrown American art forms, up there with infomercials and Elvis-shaped soap carvings. No other civilization could have invented it. The French took a stab with Sartre’s ‘No Exit,’ but then they had to ruin it with a lesson at the end.
Rob Sheffield
When you’re in a soap, it’s fantastic, and I’m really grateful for the fans who watch you and support you. For me, it was the best experience because I was able to act every day and work with so many different directors and get some great storylines and learn on-screen.
Emma Rigby
To be let go from a soap opera is the most embarrassing confidence basher in the world. It’s like, ‘Oh, if I’m not good enough for that, I’m not good enough for anything.’
Cam Gigandet
I don’t have time to spare for a daily soap; it needs commitment.
Sangram Singh
I started with commercials – for shampoo, pancakes, insurance, Volvo. I did a Lux soap commercial with Sarah Jessica Parker. And I got a role in an indie film called ‘Satellite’ that did well in festivals.
Stephanie Szostak
Imagine a country that flies into space, launches Sputniks, creates such a defense system, and it can’t resolve the problem of women’s pantyhose. There’s no toothpaste, no soap powder, not the basic necessities of life. It was incredible and humiliating to work in such a government.
Mikhail Gorbachev
With soap and hand sanitizer in high demand, many Americans will continue with their germ-fighting habits after coronavirus. They will wash their hands more frequently and implement ‘social distancing’ on a regular basis, particularly during flu and cold season.
Sharyl Attkisson
When I was little, I had this old video camera, and I set it up, and I would pretend that I was on comedy shows and soap operas and things like that.
Christina Grimmie
A beautiful soap left in the guest bathroom, some fresh flowers by the bed, or a small gift of chocolates in their room will make anyone feel welcome.
Tinsley Mortimer
They do the soaps differently in Mexico. You just have to know the storyline and not memorize the lines. There would be someone feeding you lines while you were performing.
Erik Estrada
It was hard to make a living as an actor in New York if you did not do soap operas or commercials.
Robert Picardo
I want to reach everybody, from the little girls who are 3 years old, to the grandmother who watches my soap, to a young man in love.
I got to talk about global warming on the No. 1 soap opera in the country.
Laurie David
I don’t think I have the power to do more mythological shows, but I would love to if it’s like a finite series. But doing that as a daily soap is not easy.
Shaheer Sheikh
Deep down, I’m a small-town girl who has it drilled in her DNA to grow up, marry, have kids, settle down. Maybe I will knock the same theory in my kids’ heads, too. I’m also liberal, a political enthusiast, a bookworm, and the least bit ambitious to pull off a soap drama queen act.
Mouni Roy
When you hear complaints about pro wrestling, it's that

When you hear complaints about pro wrestling, it’s that there is too much soap opera, too much storyline.
Christopher Daniels
Between the ages of 18 and 20, I made three hour-long films. One was a superhero film called ‘Carbolic Soap.’ One was a cop film called ‘Dead Right.’ And the other was called ‘A Fistful Of Fingers.’
Edgar Wright
‘Shakti’ is not a run-of-the-mill daily soap.
Rubina Dilaik
People don’t want to pay 8 or 9 dollars to go see a problem that they have in their life, on screen. They pay to get away from that. That’s why they watch soap operas.
Omar Epps
If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.
Judy Garland
It’s been an interesting progression, going from soap to a sitcom with ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and now being a series regular on ‘Homeland.’
Nazanin Boniadi
I’ve done soap operas in New York, playing a continuing character who goes through changes and develops, but none of that has created the enduring interest that ‘Twin Peaks’ has.
Everett McGill
My father raised us like… we were not allowed to see people in any sort of colors, but also we were not allowed to call people fat. If ever we were to say, ‘Oh that fat person, or this person,’ he would make us put a bar of soap in our mouth and count to 10. We weren’t allowed to look at people like that.
Khloe Kardashian
The one thing that always drove me crazy, especially on soaps, was when someone would have something they were hiding, and then six months later, they were still holding onto that secret, and the world has come to a complete, total end as a result of it. If they’d only just confessed!
Julie Plec
‘Teachers’ is in no way a realistic soap; we’re not trying to do that, which is why we never do ‘issues.’
Jane Fallon
I was like, ‘Welcome to the world of soap operas! Clothes off and in the bed!’ I thought that’s how it was going to become every day Everything just moved so fast so I really wasn’t seasoned to that.
Greg Vaughan
I inherited good skin from my mother, and I stay away from soap, which dries it out.
Raquel Welch
Bubbles are just a little liquid soap and a breath of air.
Tom Noddy
I did Palmolive and Monsavon, which is two soap films, and you can’t do two at the same time. I was underage, see, so I didn’t really know. I didn’t realize that you’re not supposed to do two soap films at the same time. Because on one side of the Champs-Elysees there was Monsavon, and on the other there was Palmolive.
Anna Karina
Dumb luck brought on the move from business to acting. I had moved to New York when I was 23, in the year 2000. On a lark, I went to audition for a soap opera. I thought, ‘Hey, this will be a really fun story to tell my grandkids one day, that I auditioned for a soap!’
Teddy Sears
I was on a soap opera before that for three years, where I was the nicest guy on earth.
Ray Liotta
I’ve always said, I prefer the opera to the soap – those extreme characters and circumstances.
Anthony Geary
I was very lucky with ‘Soap’ and ‘Who’s the Boss,’ which was great fun, and then went on ‘Coach’ and ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ I’ve been truly blessed, and the work has all been fun and a joy.
Katherine Helmond
Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?
Alan Perlis
I wash my face with soap and water. I use whatever I have. I will even wash my hair with the hotel shampoo, so I don’t use anything special. I try to keep it simple.
Stephanie Sigman
I do not see myself doing daily TV soaps!
Mithila Palkar
Honestly, soaps are great training. You’re doing 90-plus pages a day. It was my acting class, where I built my foundation for showing up and being professional.
Michael B. Jordan
You’ve got to realize that any lady on a soap is devoting her life to it, 24/7.
Joan Van Ark
The amazing thing with a soap is every day you’re challenged, the amount of storylines we go through, the amount of emotions you get to play is really challenging.
Kelvin Fletcher
I’ve been to so many dos and presentation dinners and TV shows. I’ve been among all the top stars – soap stars, people from music – it’s been brilliant. But I’ve kept my feet on the ground.
Amir Khan
I have the greatest fans. I have fans that come from soap opera world. I have fans that come from superhero world, which are a whole different section of fans. They’re so cool. When people are fanatical about something, it’s contagious.
Justin Hartley
If we can survive being married and working on a soap together, commuting back and forth when we lived in New Jersey, and we didn’t get divorced then, we’re never gonna get divorced.
Mark Consuelos
I’d love to be an old actress and still be in a soap.
Debra Stephenson
I was on the soap opera ‘Days of our Lives.’
Ashley Benson
I usually go to Lush for hair products. I had no idea that this existed, but they have a shampoo rock, and it looks like a bar of soap, and I was tripping out when they told me it was a shampoo, so that’s pretty sweet.
Christian Serratos
Life goes on, and I’m moving on to the next thing, but I hope the soaps that are still running will thrive. They have millions of loyal viewers.
Susan Lucci
Sometimes it's necessary for soaps to hang on to an aud

Sometimes it’s necessary for soaps to hang on to an audience by sensationalizing, but it’s a beast I don’t understand any more, an art form that has fostered extraordinary talent. It’s a great arena to learn your craft before you move on.
Sarah Lancashire
Daily soaps are unpredictable, and one can’t predict when the track changes.
Amrita Rao
The idea that you must bathe every day is, to a certain extent, a manufacture on the part of the soap industry.
Adam Conover
When my career started on daytime soaps, those characters usually didn’t have much depth to them. The main goal was to memorize my lines in order to film efficiently the next day. But with ‘Jane The Virgin,’ the writing is strong, and everything is intentional.
Andrea Navedo
Soaps are a double-edged sword. There can be prejudice from some writers and producers who feel you will lower the currency of their work if you’ve been in one. You have to rise above such ludicrous prejudice.
Sarah Lancashire
When fiction started on TV, the daily soap splurge happened and I knew that I would not get caught in a daily soap.
Javed Jaffrey
I tell you, being on a soap is the hardest work, and it gets so old. Get on your mark, get in the light, don’t turn too far upstage – that’s all it is.
Robin Wright
The soap opera was so long ago – the thing about soap operas, and there’s something to be said for doing it, but you do a script a day. I don’t want to say it’s a training ground; it really isn’t, but what it does teach you is discipline.
Frank Grillo
If you look at the Karamazov Brothers on TV, they’re really small and the heart is taken out of their act. That’s true for most variety acts. I’m an exception. When the camera comes in close and looks at those soap bubbles, you can really see what bubbles do.
Tom Noddy
It’s funny in the U.K., where I’m not really known because I never did a soap. My English cousins in the Lake District think I’m not a real actor because they’ve never seen me in ‘Home and Away’ or ‘Neighbours.’
Jacki Weaver
So many actors started on soap operas. So yeah, I’d graduated Julliard and done some theater. I’ve done a few guest spots on TV but nothing that long-term. I did a little ‘E.R.’ back when it was on, and a pilot for ‘Cold Case.’
Finn Wittrock
A show like Knots or any other show that can be called a soap opera does terribly in syndication because if you’re a viewer and you miss a week you don’t know what’s going on.
William Devane
Memories are like mercury. Every time you sort of try to get near them, they slip out of your hand like a bar of soap.
Daphne Guinness
Think ‘Game of Thrones.’ In the old days, this sort of show might be considered bad writing. It doesn’t really seem to be moving toward a crisis or climax, it has no true protagonist, and it’s structured less like a TV show or a movie than a soap opera.
Douglas Rushkoff
I made films for soaps and I was the Coca-Cola girl for England. I did a lot popular films, too.
Anna Karina
Films are fun, and I want to do comic roles. Daily soaps are interesting, too, but the travel to and from the sets takes a toll.
Upasana Singh
In junior high, when we got our first VCR, I used to tape four soaps a day. I was a diehard ‘General Hospital’ fan from when I was nine to 25.
Julie Plec
There’s a certain section of the public who spot me in the street but it’s never horrible. I’m not a soap villain who gets spat at.
Holly Willoughby
My dad had a good sense about merchandising, and I appeared in all kinds of products from pencil boxes and soap to suits and caps.
Jackie Coogan
The lockdown has affected all the artistes, especially the daily soap artists and the new faces of the television industry.
Bharti Singh
We had a cistern for water. My grandmother churned butter and made lye soap. She and my mother did the washing in a wash kettle outdoors, using a fire to heat the water. That’s the way they did the wash until the 1950s.
Bobbie Ann Mason
Soaps are the best. They really are. If you can do a soap, well, you can do anything. You have to learn pages of dialogue very quickly.
Alec Baldwin
I keep getting many offers for TV soap operas, and strangely a lot of them are mythological. None seem to be interesting enough or have the budgets that would convince me to accept them.
Pooja Bedi
I started out doing theater and a soap in New York and that’s… sort of what I got stuck in. I was blessed enough to have long runs, and it’s sort of hard sometimes then to get out.
Susan Sullivan
People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness.
David Brooks
‘Bleak House’ is like the best soap you could ever hope to watch.
Denis Lawson
We’ve all but abandoned soaps in our own culture. I lost my beloved ‘Guiding Light’ in 2009, and ‘One Life to Live’ was just the latest casualty to fall beneath the programming axes.
Teresa Medeiros
Many years ago I was in another soap opera called The Newcomers which was on twice a week for three years. I really don’t think I could do another stint like that again.
Jeremy Bulloch
It’s an electrical network, isn’t it? It’s molecules in space… and they’re linked to each other electrically. Which is to say, one end of a soap molecule is attracted to a nearby water molecule electrically. The bubble is this network. The whole thing is inter-dependent.
Tom Noddy
I won’t say I’ll never go back to a soap because an actor’s life is so precarious. You can have the most wonderful patch where everyone wants to work with you, and in the blink of an eye the phone won’t ring for a month, even a year.
Sarah Lancashire
You have to think about the WWE as soap operas.
Linda McMahon
It's much easier for me to be silly than it is to be se

It’s much easier for me to be silly than it is to be serious on soap opera.
Doug Davidson
‘Criminal Intent’ scripts are very good. Like others involved in ‘Law & Order’ stuff, I’ve come to appreciate the lack of ‘soap,’ if you will. The story dominates. You don’t spend a lot of time with the psychological underpinnings of the police.
Jamey Sheridan
I’ve been on soaps.
Chrishell Stause
Soap opera wouldn’t be my first choice, but at this point in my life, I would consider a soap. It would allow me to act and still do other things with my life.
Joe Lando
I only use my sick days for hang-overs and soap opera weddings.
Kate O’Brien
I’ve been told if you’re an actress you can’t sing, if you’re a dancer you can’t act, you can’t do theatre and be respected if you’ve done a TV soap, you can’t have a No. 1 record. All these different things they’ve told me I can’t do, but I wanted to do them, so I’ve done them.
Martine McCutcheon
When you play a daily soap character that character lives with you for a really long time.
Jasmin Bhasin
I have acted in over 50 films and 15 daily soaps, but the thrill I feel while performing for my home audience is unparalleled.
Himani Shivpuri
I was a regular on ‘Holby City,’ and I did daytime; that’s how I started off. Off in Hong Kong doing stuntman stuff, then coming back to England doing daytime soap operas.
Scott Adkins
Getting trouble is always a problem when you are young and in a soap.
Kelvin Fletcher
For actors coming out of long-running soaps, it’s really important to have a little break from the screen and look for roles that are removed from the ones they have played.
Bradley Walsh
I think what we’ve been able to do with ‘Longmire’ is balance this procedural with a bit of a soap opera, and it’s a character study of this character, Walt Longmire, and the people around him.
Katee Sackhoff
They’re getting me involved in intrigue again, and I think it follows a classic formula in a soap opera.
Michael Zaslow
I have nothing but admiration for the actors on soap operas. It is unbelievably challenging to put out an hour show in one day.
Catherine Mary Stewart
I can’t imagine soaps will ever stop, because people will always watch as long as they have great stories and characters. But the soaps will have to keep evolving, won’t they?
Katherine Kelly
I take off my makeup with Ponds cold cream, and then I wash myself with gentle soap and water, and that’s it.
China Machado
All the women in ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Brookside,’ they are all so funny. A lot of women bore me, but I love the strong women in soaps.
June Brown
Even though shows like NYPD Blue are soaps in my opinion, but they’re individualized to an extent that you can still follow what’s going on if you miss a week.
William Devane
I don’t want to get into the daily soap drama.
Mandira Bedi
I am a person. I am not a soap opera.
Kate Winslet
I love soap operas – the stories, the plots! And I love the game shows and the courtroom dramas and the detectives – Jessica Fletcher, ‘Columbo,’ ‘Perry Mason,’ ‘L.A. Law.’ Any sense of guilt appeals to me in a television program – a sense of guilt, or a sense of making a lot of money.
Peter Ackroyd
Surfactants allow us to protect a water surface and to generate these beautiful soap bubbles, which are the delight of our children.
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
It used to take us six days to film an hour of ‘Gunsmoke.’ But I didn’t mind the fast pace of soap opera work. It was nice being able to shoot scenes in sequence. We couldn’t do that on ‘Gunsmoke.’
Amanda Blake
I don’t run a non-profit. There are lots of non-profits in America – in Detroit, parts of Wall Street, etc. I run a not for profit. We’re a business. The only difference is that instead of selling soap or sneakers, we sell hope and leadership.
Nancy Lublin
I love doing the nighttime soap, the emotional, psychological, hard stuff that I got to tackle on ‘Hannibal.’
Gina Torres