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Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed. I speak figuratively, of course.
You've got to perform in a role hundreds of times. In keeping it fresh one can become a large, madly humming, demented refrigerator.
Sir Ralph Richardson
You are indebted to your imagination for three-fourths of your importance.
The world is growing old; Who would not be at rest and free Where love is never cold?
Frederick Willaim Faber
O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!
Wars of the Roses
Richard III of England
Give them pleasure--the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
A film is -- or should be -- more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
I am not a heavy drinker. I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.
Tempt not a desperate man.
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
War is the biggest ego trip of all time.
The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.
They can't censor the gleam in my eye.
What's a man's first duty? The answer's brief: To be himself.
A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge, or vicar.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.
Kindness gives birth to kindness.
I hope I never need to believe in God. It would be an awful confession of failure.
Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-- it would be precisely like a novel, with a single difference; every word of it would be true from beginning to end.
I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible.
Irene Mayer Selznick
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
George B Mere
t is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.
Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered and the other half are afraid they will be
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
Hollywood has always been a cage... a cage to catch our dreams.
They spend their time looking forward to the past.
Failure is not fatal; victory is not success.
It is never too late with us, so long as we are aware of our faults and bear them impatiently.
I love life because what more is there.
What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation. The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences. That's what their substance is.
Policy is the people you work with.
There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect.
If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you but if not, you have infinite power against you.
A "war against terrorism" is an impracticable conception if it means fighting terrorism with terrorism.
I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying. Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
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