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It was great to do and it's exciting to do those things.
by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

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

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot


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