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Kenneth Branagh Quotes and Sayings

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It's very strange that the people you love are often
the people you're most cruel to.
- Kenneth Branagh

We're self obsessed and mad and stupid -
not that other people can't be the same way -
but the extremes are kind of honest in some mad way.
Anyway, I like them.
- Kenneth Branagh

The glory of 70mm is the sharpness of the image it offers.
- Kenneth Branagh

I think the best actors are the most generous,
the kindest, the greatest people and at their worst they are vain,
greedy and insecure.
- Kenneth Branagh

 

The elasticity of Shakespeare is extraordinary.
- Kenneth Branagh

I don't know that there is too far, actually.
I think there's only too bad.
If it's bad you've gone too far.
- Kenneth Branagh

I do think that, for instance, we've been very lucky
to have theatrical careers and be associated with Shakespeare
which sometimes gives you a kind of bogus kudos.
- Kenneth Branagh

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I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it -
who were dying to be in it,
whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do
the work that was necessary.
- Kenneth Branagh

There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby,
in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously,
actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them.
- Kenneth Branagh

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a
world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
- Kenneth Branagh

So many plays with magic in them that would be a terrific
invitation to an imaginative animation team.
- Kenneth Branagh

If you've done a brilliant version it becomes something else.
- Kenneth Branagh

It's quite hard for people to just accept that they're very contradictory.
- Kenneth Branagh

I don't think Hamlet is mad, nor is he predisposed
to be a gloomy or tragic figure.
- Kenneth Branagh

In the hands of a great poet, words have ways of affecting
us in ways we don't understand.
- Kenneth Branagh

Actors are the best and the worst of people.
They're like kids.
When they're good, they're very very good.
When they're bad they're very very naughty.
- Kenneth Branagh

My definition of success is control.
- Kenneth Branagh

If it's good art, it's good.
- Kenneth Branagh

I certainly have been guilty of trying to sweep things under the carpet.
- Kenneth Branagh

The best actors, I think, have a childlike quality.
They have a sort of an ability to lose themselves.
There's still some silliness.
- Kenneth Branagh

The long version of the play is actually an easier version to follow.
In all of the cut versions the intense speeches are
cut too close together for the audience and the actors.
- Kenneth Branagh

One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's
characters is his courage to face up to the darker
elements of his personality.
- Kenneth Branagh

I think A Midsummer Night's Dream would be terrific
because of the transformations that occur.
Or The Tempest, things like that.
Extraordinary larger than life or supernatural element.
- Kenneth Branagh

Music and language are a vital element.
We, as actors and directors, offer it to people who want to experience it.
Sometimes the actual meaning is less important than the words themselves.
- Kenneth Branagh

I did not make this a long film for its own sake.
I wanted to make an entertaining film and offer it
out there for those who want to see it.
If word of mouth suggests there is an audience out there,
hopefully their cinema will show it.
- Kenneth Branagh

I like to cast actors I admire, one's that are talented.
Each one will bring something new to the part.
This play has been done thousands of times and now
certain characters are too familiar.
- Kenneth Branagh

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

It is strange to be known so universally
and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places.
Meet fascinating people. And kill them.
- Anonymous

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially.
People thought I was a little strange.
- Charley Pride

Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
- Bern Williams

I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

How strange that nature does not knock,
and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows -
marriage does.
- Groucho Marx

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

It's very strange that most people don't care if their
knowledge of their family history only goes back three generations.
- Doug Coupland

I come from a pretty strange family.
- Illeana Douglas

We live in a strange bubble.
- Brian Molko

In a strange kind of way I know were really popular
and probably the biggest band in the country at the moment,
but at the same time there is this real cult thing going on.
- Dan Hawkins

Life is strange.
Every so often a good man wins.
- Frank Dane

Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place,
but not much.
- Buddy Hackett

Money is a strange business.
People who haven't got it aim it strongly.
People who have are full of troubles.
- Ayrton Senna

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives,
two friends that always remained strange to one another,
because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity,
the other by difference.
- Emil Ludwig

I have never been bored an hour in my life.
I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous
thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals.
- William Allen White

My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.
- Johannes Sebastian Bach

It is true that I am often startled and even angered
and repulsed by the strange directions and provocative
content of new forms that seem to pop up every few months.
- David Rockefeller

'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that
it has not been said by one philosopher or another.
- Rene Descartes

Yet habit - strange thing!
what cannot habit accomplish?
- Herman Melville

What is also strange to me is that public libraries
have always been in the forefront of opposing censorship.
- Matthew Lesko

It still strikes me as strange that anyone could have
any moral objection to someone else's sexuality.
It's like telling someone else how to clean their house.
- River Phoenix

Money is a strange thing.
It ranks with love as our greatest source of joy,
and with death as our greatest source of anxiety.
- Joe Moore

I have had strange animals as pets all my life.
I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact
better with animals than people.
Animals are direct, not duplicitous.
- Yvonne Craig

It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when
what they most value in men is boldness.
- Ninon de Lenclos

I don't know if I was a star.
I was certainly working a lot and that was strange
because there were good things about it and things that were difficult.
- Jennifer Connelly

My sense of divine brings with it a strange sound of music with its glories,
a marvellous melody sounding like a multitude of flutes.
- Paul Twitchell

Normally, the same strange impulse which brings a crowd
to an accident is present in the reaction to a concert
in which something goes wrong.
- Lara St.
John

Though lust do masque in ne'er so strange disguise she's oft found witty,
but is never wise.
- John Webster

I've opened up more by traveling outside Jamaica.
It helps me to grow as a person to be outside of my element;
to be on my own in a strange place meeting people.
- Ziggy Marley

I have a very strange melodic gift: melodies come to me effortlessly.
- Michel Legrand

It's funny how making odd noises can get you into strange situations sometimes.
- Eric San

Wild Bill was a strange character.
In person he was about six feet and one inch in height.
He was a Plains-man in every sense of the word.
- Buffalo Bill

Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure
that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men
whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.
- Fred Allen

I think that's so strange, because they do know that
we're all actors and we perform things that have not
necessarily anything to do with us personally.
- Werner Klemperer

Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America -
that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.
- Tom Wolfe


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