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Bela Lugosi Quotes and Sayings

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Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers
than they were by the state.
- Bela Lugosi

It was hell to go through what I went through.
I didn't know I had so many friends.
Many people gave a damn about my situation.
They helped cure me.
- Bela Lugosi

There was no male vampire type in existence.
Someone suggested an actor of the Continental School who could play any type,
and mentioned me.
- Bela Lugosi

I have never met a vampire personally,
but I don't know what might happen tomorrow.
- Bela Lugosi

 

Because of my language and the pantomime with which
most Europeans accompany their speech,
I was catalogued as a heavy.
- Bela Lugosi

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

In Hungary acting is a profession.
In America it is a decision.
- Bela Lugosi

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The love-bite, it is the beginning.
You will be irresistible.
- Bela Lugosi

The former ruling class kept the community of actors
in ignorance by means of various lies.
- Bela Lugosi

Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber
or a bookkeeper or a salesman.
- Bela Lugosi

I never play without my cape.
- Bela Lugosi

The actor depends wholly on himself.
He gives his performance in what, to him,
seems the most effective manner.
- Bela Lugosi

The screen magnifies everything, even the way you are thinking.
- Bela Lugosi

I'll be truthful.
The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me.
- Bela Lugosi

To portray a maniac offers a compelling challenge.
- Bela Lugosi

If my accent betrayed my foreign birth,
it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers.
- Bela Lugosi

Of all the roles I've done on the stage,
I'm partial to Cyrano de Bergerac.
- Bela Lugosi

In the studio the director controls the actor's every move,
every inflection, every expression.
- Bela Lugosi

I've been using narcotics for 20 years.
- Bela Lugosi

The stage is near and dear to me.
- Bela Lugosi

It took me years to live down Dracula and convince
the film producers that I would play almost any other type of role.
- Bela Lugosi

I don't have a dime left.
I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension.
- Bela Lugosi

I'll take any story if it's good.
- Bela Lugosi

People, chained by monotony, afraid to think,
clinging to certainties...
they live like ants.
- Bela Lugosi

When a film company is in the red they come to me.
Always it is the same.
- Bela Lugosi

Circumstances made me the theatrical personality I am,
which many people believe is also a part of my personal life.
- Bela Lugosi

It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.
- Bela Lugosi

I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts
for four years and emerged with a degree.
- Bela Lugosi

I have played Dracula a thousand times on stage and
I find I have become thoroughly settled in the technique
of the stage and not of the screen.
- Bela Lugosi

A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that
millions will see his performance at one time,
where only hundreds will see it on the stage.
- Bela Lugosi

I look in the mirror and say to myself,
Can it be you once played Romeo?
- Bela Lugosi

It is women who bear the race in bloody agony.
Suffering is a kind of horror.
Blood is a kind of horror.
Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream.
It is a biological thing.
- Bela Lugosi

In making theories, always keep a window open so that
you can throw one out if necessary.
- Bela Lugosi

I'd like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting,
down-to-earth person.
- Bela Lugosi

I have lived too completely, I think.
I have known every human emotion.
- Bela Lugosi

Women have a predestination to suffering.
- Bela Lugosi

The role seemed to demand that I keep myself worked up to fever pitch,
so I took on the actual attributes of the horrible vampire,
Dracula.
- Bela Lugosi

Death, the final, triumphant lover.
- Bela Lugosi

The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic
characters I was playing,
but it was a success.
- Bela Lugosi

Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.
- Bela Lugosi

If you are not serious, people will sense it.
- Bela Lugosi

In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself
as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine,
law, or philosophy.
- Bela Lugosi

You can't make people believe in you if you play a
horror part with your tongue in your cheek.
- Bela Lugosi

I enjoy my work.
I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting
pleasure out of the profession.
- Bela Lugosi

It is women who love horror.
Gloat over it.
Feed on it.
Are nourished by it.
Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.
- Bela Lugosi

My close-up was magnificent!
- Bela Lugosi

Without movie parts I was reduced to freak status.
I just couldn't stand it.
- Bela Lugosi

To win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula.
- Bela Lugosi

I guess I'm pretty much of a lone wolf.
I don't say I don't like people at all,
but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if
I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds.
- Bela Lugosi

It is the quality of the moment,
not the number of days, or events, or of actors, that imports.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

I'm used to working alone.
Frankly with some of the actors I've worked with,
I've felt like I was working alone.
- Claudia Christian

Will and Tommy Lee are the only actors I've ever worked
with where neither of them want to say any lines.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

Agents are still asking for millions of dollars for
actors that don't sell one ticket.
- Uwe Boll

The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always
larger than the experiences of even the best actors.
- Stella Adler

I go through a whole process with the actors first,
building and creating characters, then I encourage
them to sort of live in that character when they're in the screen.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

When the major studios flourished many years ago,
an actor was groomed, developed, and worked frequently at his craft.
The studios really took care of their actors.
- James MacArthur

Directors, like actors, get typecast.
- John Landis

Like De Niro.
He's one of the best character actors we have ever had.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

There are dumb actors.
But there are dumb politicians and dumb bakers.
- Tim Robbins

Yes, The Persuaders, that was great fun because one
of my favourite actors is Roger Moore.
- Val Guest

There's a constant flow of child actors.
It's kind of funny to watch the new crew come through.
I think, You poor little things.
You're going to have to struggle for a long time.
- Tina Yothers

The crossover wasn't happening.
TV actors were TV actors, and film and stage actors
were a whole different thing.
And now there's just a lot of crossover.
- Christine Lahti

I provide the bricks and mortar with the words and situations -
the director and the actors and the designers build the house.
- Eric Bogosian

Certainly there have been better actors than me who have had no careers.
Why? I don't know.
- Richard Gere

The freshest moments in my films have always been with unknown actors.
- John Singleton

The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty
of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.
- Gloria Swanson

I've only had good experiences with actors.
Starring next to them and directing them,
for the most part they're all inspiring,
special people.
- Steve Guttenberg

Dan Curtis, our producer, has the idea that people
like to see a stock company of actors.
- Thayer David

Actors are cattle.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Only one of us would usually sing lead.
Which most of the time was, Mickey or Dave.
They thought it was perfectly a natural routine,
because Mickey and Dave saw themselves as TV actors.
- Peter Tork


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