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I don't enter, I'm entered.
by Albert Finney

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

All changes, even the most longed for,
have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;
we must die to one life before we can enter another.
- Anatole France

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
- Garrett Hardin

I have a very low threshold of death.
My doctor says I can't have bullets enter my body at any time.
- the Woody Allen movie Casino Royale

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to
enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you
to the threshold of your mind.
- Khalil Gibran

I, Philip Kearny, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest
against this order for retreat.
- Philip Kearny

Basically, I believe the world is a jungle,
and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home,
a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.
- Bette Davis

We had a booming stock market in 1929 and then went
into the world's greatest depression.
We have a booming stock market in 1999.
Will the bubble somehow burst, and then we enter depression? Well,
some things are not different.
- Jeffrey Sachs

I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger,
and I'm not healthy.
But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.
- Oriana Fallaci

To so enter into it in nature and art that the enjoyed
meanings of life may become a part of living is the
attitude of aesthetic appreciation.
- George H. Mead

Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat,
when you enter the laboratory.
Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat,
when you leave.
- Claude Bernard

There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may
not enter upon this country,
if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
- Walt Whitman

Before I left the castle I so fixed its entrances that
never more can the Count enter there Undead.
- Bram Stoker

What is the good of your stars and trees,
your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
- E. M. Forster

I hate losing and cricket being my first love,
once I enter the ground it's a different zone altogether
and that hunger for winning is always there.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I found Spotted Tail's lodge.
He invited me to enter.
- Buffalo Bill

Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the
harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we
let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Without the power of the Industrial Union behind it,
Democracy can only enter the State as the victim enters
the gullet of the Serpent.
- James Connolly

Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing
harmful can enter except by your permission.
- Arnold Bennett

All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
- Dante Alighieri

The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
- John Locke

The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy
is likely to be perverse,
in that high interest rates enter into costs and thus
exert inflationary pressure.
- William Vickrey

When I was a child, all I wanted was to enter the Austrian
team and to compete on the World Cup tour.
I had to fight hard to reach this.
I wanted badly to win each race.
- Hermann Maier

On the contrary, all the world would point to that
nation as violating a treaty,
by going to war with a country with whom they had engaged
to enter into arbitration.
- Richard Cobden

When you succeed at creating your own world,
whether it's in any realm - like Tolkien was able to do -
and people are able to enter that world,
it's a special thing.
- David Selby

It is only in the light of the inescapable fact of
death that a person can adequately engage and enter
upon the mysterious fact of life.
- John E. Hines

It is sometimes the man who opens the door who is the last to enter the room.
- Elizabeth Bibesco

Give yourself entirely to God, enter and hide in the
hidden ground of your soul.
- Johannes Tauler

You have to react to what's around you in the moment,
whatever the music is.
Just think of it as some place you have to enter and
you need to find the key.
- Jan Garbarek

As we enter into the 110th Congress,
it is imperative that we address ethics reforms needed
to make this institution run correctly.
- Jo Ann Davis

I never use a score when conducting my orchestra.
Does a lion tamer enter a cage with a book on how to tame a lion?
- Dimitri Mitropoulos

It's time for the human race to enter the solar system.
- Dan Quayle

A man's heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter,
but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant.
- Helen Rowland

I enter the world called real as one enters a mist.
- Julien Green

It's official, Arnold said he will enter the race for governor.
At least that's what everybody thinks he said.
- David Letterman

I am not a jazz singer.
I wouldn't place myself on that footing.
I wouldn't even enter that arena.
- Boz Scaggs

The universal narrator knows all and can enter a character's
head any time he chooses.
- Arthur Herzog

Life is full and overflowing with the new.
But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter.
- Eileen Caddy


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