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Alfie was the first time I was above the title;
by Michael Caine

Alfie was the first time I was above the title;
the first time I became a star in America.
- Michael Caine

When I'm doing an accent, you shouldn't notice it for a while,
if I'm doing it right.
- Michael Caine

The standing ovation threw me...
to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.
- Michael Caine

I prefer to remake flops.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was a remake of a flop,
and The Quiet American is a remake of a flop.
- Michael Caine

 

I'm a sort of boy next door.
If that boy has a good scriptwriter.
- Michael Caine

I wouldn't make an anti-American film.
I'm one of the most pro-American foreigners I know.
I love America and Americans.
- Michael Caine

The first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger.
I thought, That's what I want to do.
- Michael Caine

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If you think you're going to be up for an Oscar,
you schedule your moviemaking.
- Michael Caine

I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can't deal
with a woman of their own age.
- Michael Caine

When you reach the top, that's when the climb begins.
- Michael Caine

January is the garbage can of movies in America,
directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out.
- Michael Caine

For all my education, accomplishments,
and so called 'wisdom'...
I can't fathom my own heart.
- Michael Caine

If you're a movie actor, you're on your own -
you cannot control the stage.
The director controls it.
- Michael Caine

I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end,
I wanted to be regretting the things that I had done,
not the things I hadn't.
- Michael Caine

English is clipped in speech.
Texas is exactly the opposite.
- Michael Caine

Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life,
because it's so bloody difficult to write.
- Michael Caine

Anyone can write.
But comedy, you've got to do some writing.
You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.
- Michael Caine

Things are not quite what they seem always.
Don't start me on class, otherwise you'll get a four-hour lecture.
- Michael Caine

Save your money.
You're going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.
- Michael Caine

I'm the audience's representative on earth.
- Michael Caine

The absent are never without fault.
Nor the present without excuse.
- Michael Caine

Obsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse
is that I never grew old.
- Michael Caine

I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.
- Michael Caine

I read books like mad, but I am careful to to let anything I read influence me.
- Michael Caine

Funny things happen to you in movies for silly reasons.
- Michael Caine

I did everything.
I ran my life exactly as I wanted to,
all the time.
I never listened to anybody.
I'm pig-headed.
- Michael Caine

There's quite a lot of bad stuff written about me.
My wife even says a lot of bad stuff about me.
But she is wonderful.
- Michael Caine

The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years.
- Michael Caine

I see myself as 38, but you don't notice it.
- Michael Caine

Oh, what a shock.
My career must be slipping.
This is the first time I've been available to pick up an award.
- Michael Caine

Be like a duck.
Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
- Michael Caine

I'll always be there because I'm a skilled professional actor.
Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point.
- Michael Caine

At 69, I got the girl!
And it wasn't a 68-year-old girl, either.
- Michael Caine

A lot of my best parts I've been the second choice for,
so you never get too egotistical about anything.
- Michael Caine

My own mentality is that I've retired.
They send me these scripts and if I absolutely have to do it,
then I go to work.
- Michael Caine

Actually, my mother and Alfie came for three weeks'
Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years.
I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely.
- Frank McCourt

But there is something seductive and the character,
Alfie is so charming, and does make you think like
you are the most important thing in the world but he's not that nice,
is he.
- Sienna Miller

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
- John Dryden

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Today is the first and last day of forever.
- Edward, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Recognizing my blindness is the first step
toward regaining my sight.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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