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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

When I'm in London I do have the convenience of being
close to St James Park which is also good for me because
it gives me an excuse to get out and get some much needed exercise!
- David Blunkett

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody
in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution
is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
- Alvin Toffler

When I come to London, I always like to see what's playing at the NFT.
- Walter Salles

I used to have a list of things from my school buddies
of what kind of art material they wanted.
I'd go up to the West End of London and spend the whole day knocking stuff off.
- Ronald Biggs

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people in London and in Egypt.
We're very concerned about it.
We are providing our expertise to aid in the investigation in London.
- Alberto Gonzales

London, thou art the flower of cities all!
- William Dunbar

I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome,
and I always say, 'There's no place like New York.
It's the most exciting city in the world now.
That's the way it is.
That's it.'
- Robert De Niro

I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth,
and of London as a big freckle.
- James Weldon Johnson

The anguish in London is a vivid reminder of why we
cannot relent in taking the steps necessary to defend
our homeland from the present terrorist threat.
- Mike Pence

Very good wine was bought at ten pounds per pipe,
the contract price; but the superior quality was fifteen pounds;
and some of this was not much inferior to the best London Madeira.
- William Bligh

I think now, more than anytime I can remember,
bands are sounding pretty similar whether they're English or American,
from Manchester or London...
or Leeds or Welsh or Irish.
- Graham Coxon

It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.
- Jay London

When I was a teenager in Iceland people would throw
rocks and shout abuse at me because they thought I was weird.
I never got that in London no matter what I wore.
- Bjork

In London, nobody comments on what you wear -
they think that's not important to you or your state of well-being.
- Steven Berkoff

I paid my dues at drama school and worked backstage
in every Theatre in London.
- Richard O'Brien

We then journeyed on to London Street,
down which the tidal ditch continues its course.
- Henry Mayhew

However, we do not lack anti-terrorist laws.
I do not believe that the recent London bombs were
the result of any deficiencies in our legal system.
- Kenneth Clarke

In this film, we took a helicopter up and showed London as a vista,
which is not very often done.
- Mel Smith

We knew we did not want to record at Impulse Studios again,
after the experience of recording in a 'real' studio
in London for the Radio One session we did.
- John Gallagher

I think London's sexy because it's so full of eccentrics.
- Rachel Weisz

In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea.
- John Osborne

When it's three o'clock in New York,
it's still 1938 in London.
- Bette Midler

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.
- Peter Shaffer

The young Japanese, especially, love to wear the latest
thing and when they come to London they head for my
shops as part of what they want to find in Britain.
- Vivienne Westwood

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man
in London if he has a comfortable income.
- George Bernard Shaw

The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and
entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within
it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin.
- Gerry Adams

America is a nation with no truly national city,
no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center,
the political capital, and the financial hub.
- C. Wright Mills

Well I grew up in England, and I was in the London police.
- Tony Greig

The London Games will be designed for the athletes
and we will provide them with the very best venues
and the very best conditions to pursue their sporting dreams in London.
- Sebastian Coe

I'd never have written the big books in London.
- Jilly Cooper

I worked in rep for six years, then I came to London
and to the National Theatre.
What's better than that?
- Imelda Staunton

The Royal Festival Hall in London is nice;
people hang out there.
I think this inviting, non-exclusive character is very important.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present
a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling
and beautiful countryside.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless;
and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to
show than a rainy Sunday in London.
- Thomas de Quincey

Right now I just finished writing the music for a Rugrats
feature film and the third week of September I go to London,
and the Orchestra is going to perform the score.
- Mark Mothersbaugh

I loved living in London, and I didn't want to leave.
- Delta Burke

Fancy your having no sunshine in London yesterday!
Here it was glorious, like full summer,
and I sat up with the window wide open,
listening to the discourse of two amorous thrushes.
- Marie Corelli

After school I moved to London to get involved in music.
I took the whole thing very seriously.
- Dan Hawkins

London is the clearing-house of the world.
- Joseph Chamberlain

London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers
and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
- Arthur Conan Doyle


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