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Andrew Lloyd Webber Quotes and Sayings

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And it sort of jogged a memory of something that I
read at school and I read it,
and I thought God this is it.
So you never can tell.
I could find something this afternoon.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

It doesn't stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Negative things, and they were all deliberate and I'm
not going to say who they were but I know who they
were and it was in the business,
and that's not a good sign.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Superstar was made so early in my career I had nothing to do with it at all.
The first time I saw it was the opening screening.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

 

I've got to find something and if I find something that I like,
I'll do it.
If I don't, I won't.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

We felt we had to know something of his back story.
I don't think people in the cinema would just accept that he's there.
I think we had to learn how he (got there).
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I knew nothing about film at all.
I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things.
In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three
key interviews and that would be it.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Because her voice is, it's like the muscles and it develops all the time.
That was the fantastic thing for us.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I mean I don't really think about it.
You know, do you know what I often say to myself? I
think you're very lucky in life if you know what you want to do.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

If you know what you want to do, as I always loved musicals,
and then to have been lucky enough to be successful with them,
I think that's all you can ask isn't it? I think I
don't really think too much about it.
I am a bit shy socially, yeah, I admit that.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Well the least favourite question is the one that one's
asked particularly about in Japan is what's the difference
between theatre and cinema and I think,
well, that's about eighty bucks.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I think the thing's that perhaps sad really is that
younger people haven't come in and I think it must
have been absolutely fantastic to have worked in the
50's when you had all of the great Broadway composers
and when West Side Story didn't win the Tony Award.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I would have gone right ahead but the only thing,
the only phenomenon that's going on now of course,
which is different in my experiences,
is that you are getting things planted in the Net by
people about the Woman in White on the Net.
That's not a nice change.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I'm going to take the kids away over Christmas but I don't,
I've written 14 musicals now, I don't want to rush
into doing something just for the sake of doing it.
I want to do it when I find a story.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Well we'd just seen Gerry.
I think he wanted somebody who had that authority and was handsome.
The thing is, he's a big hunk isn't he? All I can say,
if you look at his chat line, or the Phantom website,
it's quite worrying.
Because the girls really seem to love him.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I guess we've had a very close relationship because
I don't pretend to know about cinema and I think I
do know a bit about theatre but he does,
he respected that and so we really just had a collaboration
which went completely like this.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I said, look, do you think you could bring Gerry through,
and they said yeah, absolutely, they thought that.
Joel was very keen to cast him.
If all my music team were happy, I was happy.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Two years ago I hadn't even thought of the Woman in White,
and I was doing a television show and I said I hadn't
found a story and the next day somebody rang me and
said have you ever thought of the Woman in White.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

The next few years are going to be horrendous in the UK.
The last thing we need is a Somali pirate-style raid
on the few wealth creators who still dare to navigate
Britain's gale-force waters.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Corny answer is of course is that everyone who wants
musicals are children in different ways,
aren't they? So you think of them in different ways.
There are things of mine I'm sorry haven't come here.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I think Michael Crawford realised, I think we all realised,
once we'd gone the route of casting a very young girl,
you can't really cast a 65 year old man opposite.
Slightly different resonance I think.
No, we weren't going to go there.
We'd have Jack Nicholson in the lead.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Here's the truth.
The proposed top rate of income tax is not 50 per cent.
It is 50 per cent plus 1.5 per cent national insurance
paid by employees plus 13.3 per cent paid by employers.
That's not 50 per cent.
Two years from now, Britain will have the highest tax
rate on earned income of any developed country.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I think that the wonderful advantage we have in the
film of being able to cast a girl as young as Emmy
and which we couldn't do in the theatre of course because
no girl of 16 or 17 could sing 8 shows a week,
couldn't sing two.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I guess the thing is that we remained huge friends
after the original Phantom movie,
when we decided it wouldn't take place and we just
saw each other socially over the years so we were friends.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I began to think, now is the time.
I found quite a lot of opposition in Hollywood about
the idea of doing a film musical and we ended up having to buy the rights back.
I'm glad we did because it meant John and I were able
to make exactly the movie we wanted.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

When we finally came to start work on this,
the joy was it was only Joel and I, we didn't have to answer to anybody,
and we didn't have to submit a screen play or anything like that.
We just wrote it and then made it.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

In Evita I wasn't really hugely involved with it.
I gave a little bit of help but they needed a bit of
technical help on the movie and so some of my music
people went in at the end of the movie and helped out with it.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

It must have been an extraordinary time.
I guess the worrying thing about musical theatre to me,
is if you look at the London season this year,
mine is actually the only one to have come in.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I think back at the time, if it had been 1988,
I would have thought Michael and Sarah probably would
have been cast but I don't think,
I think it's much better that the girl is younger and
if Sarah would have been 26 or 27 then.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
- Horace Greeley

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort of attached to it.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Chanting OM is sort of like MOOing backward.
- Anonymous

Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully
between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids.
But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.
- Prince William

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

The main thing experience has taught me is that one
has to sort of hone their relationship to time,
you know.
- John Frusciante

Home life's great, man.
The kids are great, happy and healthy.
I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice.
- Ryan Phillippe

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy,
or opposing passion.
Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
in the elder,
a part of experience.
- Francis Bacon

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
- Anonymous

I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that
is there because it's too expensive to change the interface.
- Jaron Lanier

Mind can never be intelligent - only no-mind is intelligent.
Only no-mind is original and radical.
Only no-mind is revolutionary - revolution in action.
The mind gives you a sort of stupor.
Burdened by the memories of the past,
burdened by the projections of the future,
you go on living - at the minimum.
You dont live at the maximum.
Your flame remains very dim.
Once you start dropping thoughts,
the dust that you have collected in the past,
the flame arises - clean, clear, alive, young.
Your whole life becomes a flame,
and a flame without any smoke.
That is what awareness is.
- Osho

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't
want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I was a dog in a past life.
Really.
I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take.
Like, Hey, I know him.
- William H. Macy

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process,
a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster

Triple tonguing? It was sort of invented.
It wasn't in the script.
It was something that I came up with.
- Famke Janssen

People who make history know nothing about history.
You can see that in the sort of history they make.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Cheating on a quiz show? That's sort of like plagiarizing a comic strip.
- Paul Scofield

This is like the telephone problem -
no one wants to have the first one.
But we are seeing a lot of people who want some sort
of technology to solve the spam problem.
- Eric Allman

I am trying to get right with God.
I'm sort of making a statement about the excessiveness.
- Lucinda Williams

Even the two times that I left, I never really felt like I left the band.
It's very bizarre.
It's like there's sort of an umbilical cord that stretches between us spiritually.
- Rick Wakeman

You're suspended sixty feet up in the air,
you've been up there for three hours,
and all the shot requires is that you have to sort
of react to getting punched in the head.
- Alfred Molina

There's a challenge to playing these fantasy figures
because they are fantasy figures.
You have to enter into this sort of imaginative world of the writer.
- Ralph Fiennes

I'm a sort of boy next door.
If that boy has a good scriptwriter.
- Michael Caine

It's the relationships between people that are more
important than the sort of far away fantasies of what the good life is,
the world of supermodels and Bud ads.
- Mira Sorvino

Jazz of the sort we play is a happy,
extroverted music.
You don't have to think about it too much.
- Chris Barber

He sort of gets comic moments.
Not a lot of directors do.
- Kevin McDonald

Whoever has an original thing to say,
it is sort of a threat to the status quo.
- Steve Lacy

I was never any good at cricket thought I love it as a,
as a sort of mystery.
- Thomas Keneally

Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives.
If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you.
If not, why embarrass him?
- Tom Clancy

Each work has its own space, which should neither be
conceived as a sort of cage nor regarded as extending to infinity.
- Marino Marini

I've always wondered why there isn't a great French
novel about the German occupation.
The nouveau roman authors weren't interested in telling that sort of thing.
- Manuel Puig

As long as my body holds out, I'll be grooving when I'm 70,
and not some sort of horrible spectacle.
- Nick Lowe


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