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When I tested for Billy Budd, I had that kind of confidence
by Terence Stamp

When I tested for Billy Budd, I had that kind of confidence
that comes with the certainty that you're not going to get something.
I was very rough around the edges.
- Terence Stamp

It wasn't until I saw James Dean that I began to think
that maybe I could actually do this.
Movies didn't have to be just this fantasy with this impossibly handsome guy.
- Terence Stamp

Unless I try, I'm never really going to be at ease with myself.
- Terence Stamp

A lot of newspapers say, Terence Stamp is playing himself
and we're as bored as he is.
- Terence Stamp

 

I have always had this energy, which I think of as overdrive.
- Terence Stamp

It's such a performance to bring stuff into America.
It's a great luxury when I am in England.
- Terence Stamp

What I wanted more than anything was a long career.
- Terence Stamp

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I wasn't at all sure I could make that sort of leap
into that sort of comic book reality.
- Terence Stamp

In my youth I dreamed of being an illustrator.
- Terence Stamp

I've been doing Tai Chi on and off for 20 years.
The fundamentals of all martial arts are the same.
- Terence Stamp

I work primarily for the camera-it's not something
I really talk about a lot,
but it's part of the way I am as a movie actor.
The camera is my girl, as it were.
- Terence Stamp

My favorite film is Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power in The Razor's Edge.
- Terence Stamp

Peter Ustinov was the first really positive influence in my career.
He was real and he bore witness to it.
The things he said to you, he lived them.
- Terence Stamp

A lot of people only see me as villains.
- Terence Stamp

I was very disappointed that so much of the work I
did on The Haunted Mansion didn't arrive in the final cut.
- Terence Stamp

My star was kind of fading towards the end of the '60s
and suddenly I got this call from Fellini,
who just appeared to kind of love me!
- Terence Stamp

At this point, it's either for fun or it's for money.
I don't take movies that I don't really like.
- Terence Stamp

A lot of young directors, they're not confident;
they're not open to the emotional level of the scene.
- Terence Stamp

With Fellini, the fear dropped out of my work because
it was such a happy experience...
hanging out with Fellini, having pasta on the set with Fellini,
and going out with Fellini!
- Terence Stamp

I have to be stretched in some way.
There's not enough things that come my way that I fancy.
- Terence Stamp

All actors are incredibly insecure.
- Terence Stamp

As a boy I believed I could make myself invisible.
I'm not sure that I ever could, but I certainly had
the ability to pass unnoticed.
- Terence Stamp

I've never wanted to become a politician,
an interior decorator, I've never wanted to speculate
and make a load of money.
I just wanted this.
- Terence Stamp

Although you have some films that are a real bummer,
there's always a film that comes up where it's just heaven.
- Terence Stamp

He's Soderbergh, we're working for him.
It doesn't matter what he's doing; we'll see it at the premiere.
- Terence Stamp

In the case of Elektra I really wasn't sure I could pull it off.
There were so many intellectual leaps.
My character, Stick, is blind, but he can see better than most people.
So I had trouble kind of finding the logic.
- Terence Stamp

From the very first movie I ever made to the current time,
there have been times between action and cut when I've
sensed some kind of new dimension that I haven't been familiar with before.
- Terence Stamp

Our mettle is tested by storms,
not by calm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A faith that hasn't been tested can't be trusted.
- Adrian Rogers

This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's
the place where the greatest dream of all,
the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.
- Michael Bloomberg

Remember, it's very simple to have an oven tested professionally,
and it only takes about five minutes.
- Delia Smith

It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that
the native metal of man is tested.
- James Russell Lowell

Every time I get tested, I ask questions about it,
and I watch how they do it.
- Tommy Chong

The other day they asked me about mandatory drug testing.
I said I believed in drug testing a long time ago.
All through the sixties I tested everything.
- Bill Lee

I tested the waters on producing a record,
but I'm more of a creative guy...
I can't get into minute details.
- Dee Snider

I knew Jimmy Dean.
He tested for 'Battle Cry'.
Paul Newman tested for 'Battle Cry'.
I did nine tests to finally get that role.
- Tab Hunter

Multiplicity was a movie that tested really well.
People seeing the movie really liked it,
but then the studio couldn't market it.
We opened on a weekend with nine other films.
- Harold Ramis

The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility;
it is during times of tension,
turmoil, tragedy, trauma, and terrorism that it is sorely tested.
- Mike Honda

To be tested is good.
The challenged life may be the best therapist.
- Gail Sheehy

Philosophy is tested and characterised by the way in
which it appropriates its history.
- Karl Jaspers

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested,
and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all.
This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence
you have not already tested.
- Elizabeth I

A terrorist network that believes a nation so tested
will fold under pressure of a few horrific acts may capture its attention,
but will not achieve its submission.
- Virginia Foxx

The resolve of our great nation is being tested.
But make no mistake, we will show the world that we will pass the test.
- George W. Bush

America is moving forward and gaining strength.
We have been tested, and we have proven ourselves to be a tough,
resilient and resourceful nation.
- Bill Frist

When they tested Fatal Attraction, the audiences were
so upset by her behavior,
they literally demanded her blood.
- Glenn Close

According to the committee's findings,
a network of mobile missiles carrying the newest warheads
could be tested by China this year and deployed as early as 2002.
- Charles Foster Bass

We must encourage people to get educated,
to get tested, to get involved in the fight against AIDS.
- Gwen Moore

So when you ask me how string theory might be tested,
I can tell you what's likely to happen at accelerators
or some parts of the theory that are likely to be tested.
- Edward Witten

I tested a lot of old cornbread recipes and most of
them were bland or tough.
- Jeremy Jackson

I believe that social security should be a universal
retirement guarantee and not means tested.
- Steve Israel

You'll be tested every single day.
- John Ratzenberger

Researches tested a new form of medical marijuana that
treats pain but doesn't get the user high,
prompting patients who need medical marijuana to declare,
"Thank you?"
- Jimmy Fallon

The Negro, however, has been tested on an extensive scale.
- Ellsworth Huntington

I tested for a couple of pilots, but they said I was too tall.
- Adam Baldwin

My faith, inasmuch as I have any, is more like a kind
of Joseph Campbell thing,
and even that frequently finds itself tested to oblivion in siren waters.
- David Knopfler

The world must be made safe for democracy.
Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.
- Woodrow Wilson

I would have tested the furniture if they'd asked me.
- Karen Morley

Faith given back to us after a night of doubt is a stronger thing,
and far more valuable to us than faith that has never been tested.
- Elizabeth Goudge

I was raised with those principals and values and ethics
that came out of the men and women that served.
But this generation doesn't quite know;
they haven't been tested.
- Jack Scalia

Immortality Device has been tested and researched by
medical researchers all over the world from time to time.
They email me and told me what they found.
I post their results sometimes on my site.
- Alex Chiu

The professionalism of wire service reporters is constantly
being tested because reporters know that if they're
late or sloppy on a story,
it will show up because the competition is likely to
be not late and not sloppy.
- Bob Greene

The experience of democracy is like
the experience of life itself -
always changing, infinite in its variety,
sometimes turbulent
and all the more valuable
for having been tested by adversity.
- Jimmy Carter

Some writers would be kinder than others,
I'm sure.
Hopefully they might describe my techniques as a mixture
of tried and tested formulas -
if it aint broke don't fix it -
and unexpected twists.
- Paul Kane

I am going to produce a movie of my own.
I am not going to stick to the time-tested formulae of Hindi cinema.
I want to make a film for the present generation.
So there will be a lot of new faces in the film.
- Kabir Bedi

Here, class attendance is expected and students are required to take notes,
which they are tested on.
What is missing, it seems to me, is the use of knowledge,
the practical training.
- Harrison Salisbury

The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by
the s subsequent investigation,
that this development has been in large part a matter
of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights
and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other.
- Talcott Parsons

When the motor was completed and tested,
we found that it would develop 16 horse power for a few seconds,
but that the power rapidly dropped till,
at the end of a minute, it was only 12 horse power.
- Orville Wright

There is no justifiable prediction about how the hypothesis
will hold up in the future;
its degree of corroboration simply is a historical
statement describing how severely the hypothesis has been tested in the past.
- Robert Nozick

What hadn't been realized in the literature until now
is that merely to describe how severely something has
been tested in the past itself embodies inductive assumptions,
even as a statement about the past.
- Robert Nozick

I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization
that gives rescued animals a home in a simulated wild environment and,
for those who have been tested on, who are disabled,
aggressive, etc., their own space to live out their days.
- Casey Affleck


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