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Max von Sydow Quotes and Sayings

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I'm getting too old to play some parts,
but I'm still greedy.
- Max von Sydow

Filming is repetition and many takes.
- Max von Sydow

It's important to me to work in my own language now and then.
I love English, but you can never learn to master a
foreign language if you're not brought up with it.
- Max von Sydow

The offers I get are for grandfathers,
uncles - and they often die very quickly in the script.
- Max von Sydow

 

Producers are not gamblers.
They want a good return on their investment.
- Max von Sydow

Bergman has a very special eye for people.
His background taught him to listen and to feel.
- Max von Sydow

I'm not in retirement.
I just don't want to work so much, and I don't get
that many offers any more.
- Max von Sydow

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All my life I've been looking for diversity.
- Max von Sydow

The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive.
He's such a master.
He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking,
which gives him a great freedom.
- Max von Sydow

Perhaps I scare people.
I don't know why.
- Max von Sydow

There are those who want to believe but can't,
and there are those who believe as children and it's
no problem for them at all.
- Max von Sydow

I just feel I shouldn't work too much,
because there are so many other things to do.
- Max von Sydow

I've never been in a barroom brawl in my life.
I just don't do such things.
- Max von Sydow

The more I had to act like a saint, the more I felt like being a sinner.
- Max von Sydow

Playing Christ, I began to feel shut away from the world.
A newspaper became one of my biggest luxuries.
I noticed that some of my close friends began treating me with reverence.
- Max von Sydow

I remember those days with Bergman with great nostalgia.
We were aware that the films were going to be quite important,
and the work felt meaningful.
- Max von Sydow

In Hollywood they usually cast me as villains or priests.
- Max von Sydow

I think English is a fantastic, rich and musical language,
but of course your mother tongue is the most important for an actor.
- Max von Sydow

Only very rarely are foreigners or first-generation
immigrants allowed to be nice people in American films.
Those with an accent are bad guys.
- Max von Sydow

In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to.
In the movies, I don't have direct contact,
and I am fighting technical machinery.
- Max von Sydow

I accept a role only if it's something I really,
really like.
- Max von Sydow

A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic.
- Max von Sydow

When I finished the role of Christ, I felt as though
I'd been let out on parole.
A man who has served 18 months isn't eager to go back to prison.
- Max von Sydow

Playing the role of Christ was like being in a prison.
It was the hardest part I've ever had to play in my life.
I couldn't smoke or drink in public.
I couldn't.
- Max von Sydow

In this country, you have movie actors and theatre
actors and television actors.
- Max von Sydow

If Jesus came back today, and saw what was going on in his name,
he'd never stop throwing up.
- Max von Sydow

Spielberg knows his craft so well, he can also improvise,
and that is a lot of fun.
- Max von Sydow

I don't believe in devils.
Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations.
Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are
really victims of evil deeds.
- Max von Sydow

Movies give me an opportunity to go places.
I'm not only a Swede but an American,
not just a man of my time, but I've been living 2,000
years ago-and not just in a new country,
America, but in the Holy Land, too.
- Max von Sydow

The studio rented a house for my wife in Los Angeles
under a phony name to keep reporters away.
Whenever I wanted to visit her and my children,
I would have to sneak in the back door after dark.
- Max von Sydow

The most difficult part of playing Christ was that
I had to keep up the image around the clock.
As soon as the picture finished, I returned home to
Sweden and tried to find my old self.
It took six months to get back to normal.
- Max von Sydow

I began imagining scenes in public which some drunk
would come up to me and slap me in the face.
Nothing like that ever happened, but I often wonder
if I would have turned the other cheek.
- Max von Sydow

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

You create stress in your life by getting angry,
and you can instantly remove
that stress by granting forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

The indispensable first step to getting
the things you want out of life is this:
Decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
- Anonymous

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are always getting ready to live but never living.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
- Jon Bon Jovi

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
- George Burns

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
- Bob Hope

People are getting smarter nowadays;
they are letting lawyers,
instead of their conscience, be their guide.
- Will Rogers

He hits it long.
His shoulders are impressively quick through the ball.
That's where he's getting his power from.
He's young and has great elasticity.
- Nick Faldo

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find
a woman I don't like and give her a house.
- Lewis Grizzard

It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.
- Jay London

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those
fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around
the real subject of life.
- Paul A. Volcker

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card


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