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To be a character who feels a deep emotion,
by Albert Finney

To be a character who feels a deep emotion,
one must go into the memory's vault and mix in a sad
memory from one's own life.
- Albert Finney

I was in London.
It's a long way to go for a very long party,
sitting there for six hours not having a cigarette or a drink.
It's a waste of time.
- Albert Finney

I think that I'm busy in the present,
and I don't want to go back.
Well, there's been an unauthorized biography,
and you can't stop them.
It didn't worry me.
- Albert Finney

It was great to do and it's exciting to do those things.
That's another thing, that one enjoys the game.
- Albert Finney

 

No, she is right up there with the best I've worked with.
I was very impressed with her, I really was.
- Albert Finney

We're given the springboard of the text,
a plane ticket, told to report to Alabama,
and there's a group of people all ready to make a film
and it's a marvelous life.
- Albert Finney

My girlfriend and I rented a nice house on the river
and I was there for about two and a half months,
and we were just out of Alabama.
I hardly got to see Alabama.
- Albert Finney

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They have to exist or not in their own right.
I mean, with kids, you don't say, 'Which is your favourite,'
or 'Which did you enjoy bringing up the best?'
- Albert Finney

You just feel comfortable with him, and he certainly
makes sure that you're comfortable.
He makes sure that you feel good and that you're happy with what you're doing.
- Albert Finney

I don't think that we necessarily lie.
I mean, we make our living by pretending that we're someone else.
I don't tell tall tales.
I always tell the truth.
- Albert Finney

Within two weeks of working with her,
I realized how good she was for the role because she
was absolutely with it and she has got terrific instincts,
I think, as an artist, too.
- Albert Finney

I like playing accents, and doing things like that,
it was fun.
It was fun.
- Albert Finney

There might've been wires, but I have this ability to make myself light.
Well you know what, in ballet, when you kind of lift yourself here,
it's all up in the head.
- Albert Finney

I mean, I did a film, a musical of 'Scrooge',
in '70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors.
I hope that the day will come when we don't have to turn up at all.
- Albert Finney

My dad was great.
He was very droll, very dry.
- Albert Finney

I don't enter, I'm entered.
It's up to someone else.
It's up to them.
- Albert Finney

She is up there with the best of them.
I can only talk about my experience,
but it was genuinely special.
- Albert Finney

I haven't seen the film yet because I just got in from London.
In the scenes where the two characters are bantering with each other,
it is like bobbing at the net in tennis.
- Albert Finney

He tells you stories, but then, after a while,
when you want more, he doesn't give you more.
He insists on this old elaboration, the old stories that never changes.
- Albert Finney

When I read the script, I liked the script very much
and I thought it was a marvelous part for her,
because I think it is a change of pace.
I mean, we know how wonderful she is in romantic comedy.
- Albert Finney

I think that one of Tim's great qualities and abilities
is in what seems like a thumbnail sketch to get something quite telling,
very simply, when you're doing it or being in that thumbnail sketch,
you don't feel that it's important.
- Albert Finney

We meet before the movie and she gives you charts with
sounds on them and makes a tape of examples.
While they are setting up the scene,
I go with her to the trailer and we go through the
scene and correct the speech.
- Albert Finney

She goes on the set with headphones and gives you notes.
She's terrific and I always run to her now,
because she is just great to work with,
as well as very good at different accents.
- Albert Finney

You come on as a guest.
You don't get the girl anymore.
But that is our lives.
You start off as the boyfriend, then you are the lover,
then you are the husband, then you are the father,
and then you are the grandfather.
- Albert Finney

Well, I've always thought that my career was in England,
really.
I used to do more in the theatre, and I felt that I should be there.
It's not far is it? It's amazing the way that special
FX have taken a quantum leap in what they're capable of doing.
- Albert Finney

That is one of the reasons one enjoys acting.
Now and again, you get scenes where you work with somebody
really good and you have a good time trying to make
it really work and really work well.
- Albert Finney

I'm doing another Churchill.
I did a Churchill for HBO and that was up to 1939 and
there's talk of the war years.
They were going to do it this fall, but the script
wasn't going to be ready.
- Albert Finney

It's a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we've had.
We're very lucky in that way.
Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front
of a blank canvas and say,
'How do I start? Where do I start?'
- Albert Finney

I'm not bothered by the paparazzi and I don't feel hemmed in,
I've never felt that.
My youth, mind you, there wasn't quite the same attention
to celebrities as there is now,
but I've never felt that.
- Albert Finney

All we did in Alabama was have a read through with the script,
but there was, 'No, well, it needs more.
You've got to do this, Albert.
You've got to do that, Jessica.' It didn't feel like that at all.
- Albert Finney

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can easily judge the character of others
by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
- Albert Einstein

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Judge your natural character
by what you do in your dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
- Henry David Thoreau

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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