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I mean, I did a film, a musical of 'Scrooge',
by 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

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 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Uncertainty" is NOT "I don't know."
It is "I can't know."
"I am uncertain" does not mean "I could be certain."
- Wener Karl Heisenberg

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
- Albert Einstein

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means
you haven't succeeded yet.
- Robert H. Schuller

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that
we are immune to their operations.
- David Gerrold

Just because something doesn't do what you planned
it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
- Thomas A. Edison

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
- Irene Peter

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

Be clear with yourself about what you mean
in conversations with others, and especially with yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

Father or stepfather - those are just titles to me.
They don't mean anything.
- Oliver Hudson

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance;
and a people who mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
- James Madison

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,'
they really mean,
'not really.'
- Dave Parnas

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

Just because I don't care,
doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Matt Groening's TV series The Simpsons.

I mean, what are they scared of? Who's going to vote
for anyone from the Communist Party,
for God's sake?
- Tim Robbins

A little girl at the wedding afterwards asked her mother
why the bride changed her mind.
What do you mean? responded her mother.
Well, she went down the aisle with one man,
and came back with another.
- Anonymous

I mean, I think about it, but I don't design my record
to get a certain public response.
- Liz Phair

I don't want to be 60 years old standing on stage telling some jokes.
I want my life to mean something.
- Steve Harvey

Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition:
with it we are great,
generous, and true; without it, we are little,
false, and mean.
- Letitia Landon

Knowledge is not eating, and we cannot expect to devour
and possess what we mean.
Knowledge is recognition of something absent;
it is a salutation,
not an embrace.
- George Santayana


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