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I have always tried to work according to what affects me,
by Alan Bates

I have always tried to work according to what affects me,
to a script that I like because it touches me in some way,
without deliberately pursuing a commercial career or a particular image.
- Alan Bates

I do believe in living out your own time,
unless it's absolutely impossible, which it is for some people.
- Alan Bates

No film should try to follow a trend,
and do what film people think the public wants.
There's no such thing as knowing what the public wants.
- Alan Bates

You can't always go by the book, even in comedy.
- Alan Bates

 

You've got to have steel in you somewhere.
- Alan Bates

Occasionally I do things against my inner voice,
but you really should go for the thing that touches
you most-even if you don't quite know why it does.
- Alan Bates

People ask, how do you cope, and all I can say is that you do.
- Alan Bates

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You can time a part perfectly and play it badly.
And some people have very individual offbeat timing,
which is their own.
It works simply because they are who they are.
- Alan Bates

An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor.
- Alan Bates

I think that can happen, that two people can love each
other and not be able to get on at all.
- Alan Bates

I think actors are privileged.
Acting feeds you.
- Alan Bates

I've never believed much in that holding hands kind of love.
I've always thought that love is about two different
personalities trying to confront life,
trying to make sense of their responsibilities,
to themselves, to each other, and to the wider society.
- Alan Bates

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

I auditioned on my own.
I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help,
not even Mom's.
- Kate Hudson

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

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

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years
to have breakfast together,
but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
- Winston Churchill

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

Today, try something you have never tried before.
Perhaps just a food that is new to you -
perhaps a whole new way of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

Someone tried to save my soul in a gas station.
- Orlando Bloom

Throughout the years I have tried to hone my skills
to gain mastery over the music in my head.
- Kip Winger

I think I did very well against everyone who tried to defend me.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I've tried to let the work I do speak.
- David Morse

The test is to recognize the mistake,
admit it and correct it.
To have tried to do something and failed is vastly
better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
- Dale Turner

People think I'm crazy because I travel too much,
but I haven't been doing any of that lately because
I got a little sick this year and I've tried to take care of it.
- Lee Hazlewood

Anybody that thought that I tried to protect the president
has forgotten that I asked for the expansion of the Monica Lewinsky matter.
- Janet Reno

I've always tried to explore the humorous aspects of life.
- Ted Lange

I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life,
and so far it's been pretty fun.
- Roland Barthes

I've always just shown up and tried to figure out what's
for lunch and am I going to get to play some racquetball that night.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

When you go to a movie, it's about what's not being said.
I tried to bring that to Greg Sumner.
It was always about what's not being said.
- William Devane

Even though a number of people have tried,
no one has ever found a way to drink for a living.
- Jean Kerr

They certainly did.
They tried to make her look like a "nut case" and they
succeeded to some extent.
- Ben Bradlee

I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the
film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between
a painter and his canvas.
- Norman McLaren

I couldn't sleep for two years, they tried to break my nerves.
They used a lot of psychology to brainwash.
- Mordechai Vanunu

We always reminisce about how everyone tried to get Diane Lane's attention,
to very little success.
- Rob Lowe

During my career several people have tried to push me out the door...
Nobody has succeeded yet.
- Ferdinand Piech

During the engagement I tried to throw a strong force through the canon,
but I was obliged to use it elsewhere before it had
gotten to the supposed location of the village.
- George Crook

I play piano and guitar.
Acoustic guitar.
I tried studying classical guitar when I was 16 but it got really hard.
I could never play a lead to save my life.
- Kip Winger

I've never made any effort to hide what happened.
I served my time, I've tried to learn and move on.
- Victor Salva

I have never tried to fiddle my role as leader of the city of Sheffield,
as an MP or as a minister.
- David Blunkett

The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people,
and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists
who have tried to prevent this day from happening.
- James Talent

I'm not squeamish at all.
As a child I dragged a dead squirrel home on my skateboard
and cut it open and tried to look at its brain.
- Jessica Biel

I tried painting for a short time and realized that
I was not a child prodigy at painting.
- Kim Weston

He was so depressed, he tried to commit suicide by
inhaling next to an Armenian.
- Woody Allen

And like the old soldier in that ballad,
I now close my military career and just fade away,
an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave
him the sight to see that duty.
- Douglas MacArthur

No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book,
but many have tried while trying to write one.
- Robert Byrne

My body grew hot, then cold.
I tried to eat the bed sheets.
My heart beat madly.
Every joint in my body ached.
When I took the cure they took it all away from me.
- Bela Lugosi

I have tried so hard to do right.
- Grover Cleveland

People who write about spring training not being necessary
have never tried to throw a baseball.
- Sandy Koufax

I have tried to present my sensations in what is the
most congenial and impressive form possible to me.
- Edward Hopper

I have tried to kill sectarianism, whether in Catholics or Protestants.
- James Larkin

I was a tried seaman when, for the first time,
I set foot upon the soil of my country,
and took up my residence where my people had lived
for over two hundred years.
- John Sergeant Wise

The team pulled together very well, whatever we tried worked.
- David Gower

I tried to oppose the academic to the marketplace.
- Ad Reinhardt

I also tried to avoid doing obvious dance records.
- Boy George

I always tried to play my hunches.
- Gene Tierney

I tried real hard to play golf, and I was so bad at
it they would have to check me for ticks at the end
of the round because I'd spent about half the day in the woods.
- Jeff Foxworthy

This time at Birmingham turned me into a general biologist,
and ever since then I have always tried to take a biological
approach to any research project that I have undertaken.
- Paul Nurse

I have often tried to tell the story of a place through people there.
- Nicholas D. Kristof


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