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When I played drunks I had to remain sober because
by Richard Burton

When I played drunks I had to remain sober because
I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.
- Richard Burton

You may be as vicious about me as you please.
You will only do me justice.
- Richard Burton

The more I study religions the more I am convinced
that man never worshipped anything but himself.
- Richard Burton

How strange are the tricks of memory,
which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life,
religiously preserve the merest trifles.
- Richard Burton

 

I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child.
Our love is so furious that we burn each other out.
- Richard Burton

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not,
is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
- Richard Burton

If you're going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it.
- Richard Burton

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The Welsh are all actors.
It's only the bad ones who become professional.
- Richard Burton

Travelers are like poets.
They are mostly an angry race.
- Richard Burton

An actor is something less than a man,
while an actress is something more than a woman.
- Richard Burton

Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know.
- Richard Burton

They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
- Richard Burton

Little islands are all large prisons:
one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.
- Richard Burton

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces;
but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
- Richard Burton

This diamond has so many carats it's almost a turnip.
- Richard Burton

I've done the most awful rubbish in order to have somewhere to go in the morning.
- Richard Burton

I give thanks for everything that has occurred
to bring me to this moment in time.
Every event that has ever occurred in my life
has played a crucial role in delivering me to this instant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I always played to win.
- Hansie Cronje

When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately -
unless it was,
you know, important, like a league game or something.
- Dick Butkus

George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it.
He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did.
He had never known before then what could happen to your money.
- Paul McCartney

A lot of people put all that stuff on a pedestal,
and they won't touch it.
But I don't think that's the reason they did that.
I think they played that stuff out of pure joy.
- Brian Setzer

I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion,
which I hated.
I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would
have written more songs of my own,
but I didn't.
- Connie Francis

We started out when I was 6 years old.
We played ukuleles and sang Everly Brothers songs.
- Edgar Winter

I stopped playing in Jr. events when I was 12 and played women's.
- Natalie Gulbis

The faces in New York remind me of people who played a game and lost.
- Murray Kempton

I can't think of any NBA team over the last few years
that lost three starters.
And we replaced them basically with three guys who
really haven't played in this league.
- Isiah Thomas

When it comes to the game of life, I figure I've played the whole course.
- Lee Trevino

For most of my career, I've played roles that were
written for other actresses.
- Victoria Abril

You have to remember that I played longer than anybody else on the main tour;
I played until I was 40,
and then played another six years or so on the seniors tour.
- Jimmy Connors

I've played villains on stage - you know,
the Iagos and so on - but I think of myself as a funny person.
I mostly did comedies before I did TV work.
- Michael Emerson

I've always played strong women who are doing their own thing.
- Yancy Butler

I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands;
all kinds of bands.
- Stan Getz

When we started off it was all nervous energy and we
probably played everything twice as fast as we do now.
- Dan Hawkins

Golf is played with the arms.
- Sam Snead

I'd played in about four or five bands before we started up,
only a couple of which did club dates.
- Daisy Berkowitz

Well, it's always nice to know the fans didn't forget
what you did when you played in the NHL.
- Guy Lafleur

I have a greater appreciation for kitchen appliances,
having played one.
- Anthony Daniels

I've played Lear three times, I would love to do it again.
- David Ogden Stiers

Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law,
but being a form of moral effort.
- Stephen Leacock

I learned so much about playing and touring being on
the road and in the studio with Jeff,
but I'd always played a lot of gigs in Seattle even
prior to joining the Fusion.
- Kenny G

I played drums on Keith Carradine's first record.
- Don Henley

I met Sonny after (Blind Boy) Fuller died,
and me and Sonny played in the streets like everybody else.
- Brownie McGhee

I don't think I've ever played the Olympia before,
but I'm not totally sure.
- Bryan Ferry

A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players.
I don't know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me.
- Earl Weaver

Yes, I always played the bad woman.
I actually did.
- Barbara Billingsley

I think it is most important for a teacher to play
the pieces and studies that are being played by the student.
- James Galway

There was a time there in the mid '80s to the '90s
there that we played six finals,
three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10
months a year for a long time there.
- Mark Messier

I guess I've played a lot of victims,
but that's what a lot of the history of women is about.
- Jodie Foster

I already played James Dean in a film called Race with Destiny,
but it hasn't come out yet.
- Casper Van Dien

No.
Maceo played sax, didn't he, well they used to sit in.
- Tommy Chong

My older brother and myself always played together in bands,
but we never knew we would be professional musicians.
- Wynton Marsalis

I think it's important to stretch as you get older,
but I try to do basically all the things I did when I played,
except I can't do them as well and as much.
- Mike Ditka

I love playing with Jeff.
That's something I never really say in the press,
but he's my favorite bass player.
I've played right next to him for 10 years.
- Mike McCready

He was the only person caught in the collapse,
and afterward, most of his work was recovered too,
and it is still spoken of, when it is noted,
with high regard, though seldom played.
- William Gaddis

Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking
you should have played him differently.
You're the one playing the part so it has to be yours.
- Ewan McGregor

There is this stereotype of Icelanders all believing in spirits,
and I've played up to that a bit in interviews.
- Bjork

Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game.
I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching.
- Steve Waugh

I always imagine later on these songs I could've played with a band,
but it never worked out that way.
- Nuno Bettencourt

It's the first villain that I've played in a movie
that has absolutely no vulnerability and no innocence,
nothing whatsoever that is likeable about her other than she's so bad.
- Daryl Hannah

I've played four characters now, my latest one being Sandor the gypsy.
- Thayer David

When I had people scratchin' my shorts a bit,
it played better.
We lost a bit of that in all the personnel changes
and it's an element we need to get back.
- Tom Bergeron


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