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I do remember, as a child, that I always imagined,
by Ben Kingsley

I do remember, as a child, that I always imagined,
when I was maybe 6 or 7, my fantasy was that everywhere
I went I was being followed by an invisible film crew.
- Ben Kingsley

I think if I were to go back on stage I might be in great danger of acting.
- Ben Kingsley

Movie magic is movie magic and acting magic is acting magic.
- Ben Kingsley

The hierarchy of class in London was rigid.
It was like a religion.
It still is to a certain extent.
- Ben Kingsley

 

But filming is good for you, because the crew isn't allowed to laugh.
You can't get addicted to getting the laugh.
- Ben Kingsley

There have not been any troughs as regards my work.
There's never been a trough of my assurance.
- Ben Kingsley

I try and reduce myself to an almost blank slate and
hope to God that I am creative.
- Ben Kingsley

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There is so much to do on a film set.
It is an extraordinarily invigorating and wonderful place to be,
when things are running well.
- Ben Kingsley

I think I'm more bonded, emotionally and in a craft sense,
to films that tell extraordinary stories about extraordinary destinies.
- Ben Kingsley

I honestly have no strategy whatsoever.
I'm waiting for that script to pop through the letterbox
and completely surprise me.
- Ben Kingsley

Hopefully, as I get older in the business,
I make my choices more accurately, and I perhaps know
from either the script or the first meeting that it isn't going to work.
- Ben Kingsley

I think Romeo and Juliet is uplifting.
That's how much a son wishes to avenge his father.
That is how much two young people can love each other.
- Ben Kingsley

One of the greatest things drama can do,
at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love,
home, family, loyalty and envy.
Tragedy need not be a downer.
- Ben Kingsley

As a singer, I might have fallen among thieves.
I wonder if I'd still be alive by now.
- Ben Kingsley

I'm convinced that had I not changed my name,
I don't think I would have had quite the same career
curve that I eventually had.
- Ben Kingsley

It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice,
rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity.
- Ben Kingsley

I just loved playing a man who was unafraid of making
an idiot of himself in the process of falling in love.
I found that admirable.
- Ben Kingsley

When you drop your guard in films, the acting process compensates.
You get lazy and you start acting.
- Ben Kingsley

I think that all of us either lose touch with the child
inside us or try and hold onto it because it so precious
to us and it's such an extraordinary part of our lives.
- Ben Kingsley

I have never felt bereft of anything.
- Ben Kingsley

The many many imponderables come together when a film
opens and for all sorts of reasons it may or may not succeed.
- Ben Kingsley

In England, it's now Sir Ben.
Mister has just disappeared.
It's not even on my passport anymore.
They've taken Mister away from me.
- Ben Kingsley

I think that most actors, and they're a very strange lot actors,
very strange people, but I think that they attempt
to keep in touch with the child.
- Ben Kingsley

In cinema, the leading player is the director.
- Ben Kingsley

There was one titanic guiding light on the film set,
and I was in the presence of a true Mahatma,
in the deepest and most profound sense of the word.
- Ben Kingsley

I would like to make it known, on this program,
loud and clear, that I would absolutely embrace with
all five of my arms being a Bond villain.
- Ben Kingsley

Filming is so much to do with rhythm,
as is music, and if it isn't there then you know in
the end nobody can save it really,
they can't.
- Ben Kingsley

When Attenborough asked me to do Gandhi it was almost
like stepping off one boat and stepping on to another,
even though both boats are going at 60 miles per hour.
- Ben Kingsley

Fifteen years before I became a screen actor,
I was in the theatre.
A lot of my work was comedy, which I loved doing.
It's harder.
- Ben Kingsley

I think that various styles and methods and approaches
are an invention of people who don't understand the
process of acting and who try very hard to label things.
- Ben Kingsley

Hamlet is an astonishing intelligence.
- Ben Kingsley

I have a rather naive approach, I think,
to my job.
- Ben Kingsley

John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs.
I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.
- Ben Kingsley

Somewhere in your career, your work changes.
It becomes less anal, less careful and more spontaneous,
more to do with the information that your soul carries.
- Ben Kingsley

I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence,
and the theater you like has more to do with language.
- Ben Kingsley

I was fortunate as a young actor, to go straight to the RSC,
where I learned that being an actor can bring with
it wonderful responsibilities.
- Ben Kingsley

I'm very in love with the fact that the camera is revolted
by acting and loves behaviour.
- Ben Kingsley

I always try to find something I admire about every character I play.
- Ben Kingsley

That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease,
that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed:
all of that exists,
and it exists everywhere.
- Ben Kingsley

I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy...
It's a tightrope to stay true to the character,
true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen.
- Ben Kingsley

Well, it's wonderful to be identified strongly with my work.
- Ben Kingsley

But comedy I'd love to do as much as humanly possible.
- Ben Kingsley

As an actor there's no autonomy, unless you're prepared
to risk the possibility of starving.
- Ben Kingsley

With narration, you have to be very accurate with your voice.
It's a good exercise to do.
- Ben Kingsley

There's so much crap talked about acting.
- Ben Kingsley

All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour.
- Ben Kingsley

If I were to play somebody who ran a fish and chip shop,
I would not work in a fish and chip shop for three months.
Staring at chips is not going to help me in my performance.
- Ben Kingsley

I don't honestly think people know what acting is.
- Ben Kingsley

I've never had to turn my hand to anything for monetary gain,
other than pretending to be somebody else.
I'm deeply fortunate.
- Ben Kingsley

When I choose a role it's either because I recognise the man,
or that I'm very curious to know him.
If I neither recognise nor know him,
then it is better that I don't play him.
- Ben Kingsley

The camera does not like acting.
The camera is only interested in filming behaviour.
So you damn well learn your lines until you know them inside out,
while standing on your head!
- Ben Kingsley

The trick is to try and justify every word on the page
and make sure my character is the man who would say that.
- Ben Kingsley

If your best friend has stolen your girlfriend,
it does become life and death.
- Ben Kingsley

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
- Alexander the Great

Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie


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