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He tells you stories, but then, after a while,
by 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

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

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

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

 

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 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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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 is up there with the best of them.
I can only talk about my experience,
but it was genuinely special.
- 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 don't enter, I'm entered.
It's up to someone else.
It's up to them.
- Albert Finney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us
what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singe

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

I think a major element of jetlag is psychological.
Nobody ever tells me what time it is at home.
- David Attenborough

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
- Andre Breton

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work,
ask him: 'Whose?'
- Don Marquis

A budget tells us what we can't afford,
but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
- William Feather

My gut tells me and continues to tell me that the Conservative
party is on a road back to government.
- Peter MacKay

When something is bothering me, I write a song that tells my feelings.
- Loretta Lynn

The real problem is arranging that experience in a way that tells a story,
which is just incredible enough to be interesting,
but credible enough to be believed.
- Richard Helms

I'm more interested in seeing what the material tells
me than in imposing my will on it.
- John Chamberlain

Each environment has its own signature.
Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing,
where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on.
- Stephen Hopkins

One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible,
and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so.
- Franz Kafka

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
- George Bernard Shaw

If a story isn't working, I'm simply unable to finish it.
That's what usually tells me something is wrong.
- Len Wein

A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.
- Christian Dior

The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls;
the soldier details his wounds,
the shepherd his sheep.
- Laurence J. Peter

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do;
but what humanity,
reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
- Edmund Burke

First, Darwinian theory tells us how a certain amount
of diversity in life forms can develop once we have
various types of complex living organisms already in existence.
- Phillip E. Johnson

I hate the word lesbian; it tells you nothing;
its only purpose is to inflame.
- Jeanette Winterson

When anyone tells me I can't do anything...
I'm just not listening any more.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

If your head tells you one thing, and your heart tells you another,
before you do anything, you should first decide whether
you have a better head or a better heart.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Jeane Dixon tells us that May and June are going to be pretty bad.
June may be worse than May.
But everything will turn out to be fine and to be of
stout heart and all that.
- Rose Mary Woods

I enjoy total creative control right now.
Nobody tells me to make it longer, shorter,
better, sexier, more violent, whatever.
- Ken Burns

The blues tells a story in itself.
It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing.
- Jimmy Rushing

The Church does not pretend to be scientists.
It teaches based upon what science tells it.
- Wellington Mara

Who will wear a shoe that hurts him,
because the shoe-maker tells him 'tis well made?
- Algernon Sydney

I have tried at every point to seek God's wisdom on the decisions I made,
and I made it my business to speak up on behalf of
the things God tells us are important to Him.
- Jesse Helms

Read Churchill, he tells you how crucial was the Greek
role in your decisive desert victory over Rommel.
- Melina Mercouri

Other times, you're doing some piece of work and suddenly
you get feedback that tells you that you have touched
something that is very alive in the cosmos.
- Leonard Nimoy

Death is a challenge.
It tells us not to waste time...
It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
- Leo Buscaglia

People want reality that tells them how right they are all the time.
- David Brooks

Common sense tells us that we should focus our resources to benefit children,
teachers and taxpayers by keeping dollars in the classroom.
- Bob Beauprez

Painting is a blind man's profession.
He paints not what he sees, but what he feels,
what he tells himself about what he has seen.
- Pablo Picasso

In boundless love as a Christian and as a man
I read through the passage which tells us
how the Lord at last rose in His might
and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple
the brood of vipers and of adders.
- Adolph Hitler

I want to communicate through my music.
If you want to know Geri Halliwell listen to my album:
it tells you more about me than a documentary ever could.
- Geri Halliwell


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