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Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done.
by Charlton Heston

Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done.
In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur,
no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end.
- Charlton Heston

It's been quite a ride.
I loved every minute of it.
- Charlton Heston

I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses -
and that's probably enough for any man.
- Charlton Heston

You could think of extraordinary examples to the contrary:
The Grapes of Wrath...
and even into the 70s.
- Charlton Heston

 

Undeniably the American art form, too.
And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish
the American experience and example.
And sometimes trash it completely.
- Charlton Heston

To the world, you are America.
- Charlton Heston

Well, we have certainly produced great art before we did this.
In my view, there are any number of areas of government
which tax money should not be spent.
- Charlton Heston

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You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself,
never once was your work perfect.
- Charlton Heston

As an artist, I understand that, and I value the creative input of the artist.
- Charlton Heston

You cut their money back, for one thing...
I go back a long way with the NEA.
- Charlton Heston

Dirty Harry, for example.
Clint Eastwood was not a rogue cop.
He was a maverick cop, but he was a good guy.
- Charlton Heston

The big studio era is from the coming of sound until 1950,
until I came in...
I came in at a crux in film, which was the end of the
studio era and the rise of filmmaking.
- Charlton Heston

The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art,
and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business.
- Charlton Heston

Society mends its wounds.
And that's invariably true in all the tragedies,
in the comedies as well.
And certainly in the histories.
- Charlton Heston

In recent years, anyone in the government,
certainly anyone in the FBI or the CIA,
or recently, in again, Clint's film,
In the Line of Fire,
the main bad guy is the chief advisor to the president.
- Charlton Heston

And their pals vote for their stuff when they're not on the panel,
and it just keeps going that way.
And they tend to be very fringe artists,
so anything before the 20th century is not worth considering.
This is out of date.
- Charlton Heston

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

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.

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
- William Shakespeare

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Discretion is the better part of valor.
(originally "The better part of valor is discretion")
- William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

In time we hate that which we often fear.
- William Shakespeare

Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Love sought is good,
but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.
- William Shakespeare

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

Love is blind.
- William Shakespeare

Wouldn't you like to have heard the voice of Shakespeare,
or Jesus Christ?
- Henry Irving

To date or not to date that is the question.
It's almost as important as Shakespeare's to be or
not to be which deals with death.
- Al Goldstein

I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books -
from Shakespeare to James Bond -
and I always had the idea that I must give 100%,
no matter who the author was.
- Dick Bruna

This is not writing at all.
Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether,
if I knew what I meant.
- Virginia Woolf

When Shakespeare was writing, he wasn't writing for
stuff to lie on the page;
it was supposed to get up and move around.
- Ken Kesey

If you are feeling something, then Shakespeare felt it and wrote about it -
and wrote about it so eloquently.
- Richard McCabe

Classical plays require more imagination and more general
training to be able to do.
That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
- Vivien Leigh

Shakespeare lets us see real people undergoing real processes,
with real feelings.
- Vanessa Redgrave

I'd like to do a piece of Shakespeare.
Any upcoming Shakespeare film.
Just a bit to say I did a classic.
- Jim Varney

I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre,
Marx for politics and Freud for psychology:
someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.
- Rainer W. Fassbinder

Shakespeare said, nothing is either good nor bad but thinking makes it so.
- Dyan Cannon

The Shakespeare that Shakespeare became is the name
that's attached to these astonishing objects that he left behind.
- Stephen Greenblatt

I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky
to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare
which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos.
- Kenneth Branagh

To judge therefore of Shakespeare by Aristotle's rule
is like trying a man by the Laws of one Country who
acted under those of another.
- Elizabeth Montagu

I wasn't always such a great fan of Shakespeare,
mind you.
I can guess we all at one time had it rammed down our necks at school,
which tends to take the edge off it.
- Christopher Eccleston

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare,
but if he did not, it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
- James M. Barrie

Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to
be open to reinterpretation.
- Denzel Washington

I'm a games and theory kind of guy.
I love puzzles, so it was fun dissecting Shakespeare's prose.
- Neil Patrick Harris

I surrendered to a world of my imagination,
reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me.
I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.
- Andrew Wyeth

Shakespeare was the great one before us.
His place was between God and despair.
- Eugene Ionesco

Sondheim is the Shakespeare of the musical theater world.
- Mandy Patinkin

Shakespeare is the one who gets re-interpreted most frequently.
- Sam Waterston

Shakespeare fascinated me.
He hardly ever left the country.
His imagination was worldwide though reading.
- Michael Tippett

Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out,
James Joyce, with a judge from meself,
put in.
- Brendan Behan

You learn from mistakes, but Shakespeare is one big
non mistake isn't he? He just got everything right really.
- Janet Suzman


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