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Richard Burton Quotes and Sayings

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This diamond has so many carats it's almost a turnip.
- Richard Burton

When I played drunks I had to remain sober because
I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.
- Richard Burton

The Welsh are all actors.
It's only the bad ones who become professional.
- Richard Burton

I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child.
Our love is so furious that we burn each other out.
- Richard Burton

 

They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
- Richard Burton

I've done the most awful rubbish in order to have somewhere to go in the morning.
- Richard Burton

The more I study religions the more I am convinced
that man never worshipped anything but himself.
- Richard Burton

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An actor is something less than a man,
while an actress is something more than a woman.
- Richard Burton

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces;
but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
- Richard Burton

How strange are the tricks of memory,
which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life,
religiously preserve the merest trifles.
- Richard Burton

If you're going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it.
- Richard Burton

Little islands are all large prisons:
one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.
- Richard Burton

You may be as vicious about me as you please.
You will only do me justice.
- Richard Burton

Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know.
- Richard Burton

Travelers are like poets.
They are mostly an angry race.
- Richard Burton

A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not,
is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
- Richard Burton

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

I never worry about diets.
The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
- Mae West

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

Unfortunately, a lot of executives aren't like producers,
and can't hear the diamond in the rough.
- Kenneth Edmonds

Better to be a strong man with a weak point,
than to be a weak man without a strong point.
A diamond with a flaw is more valuable that a brick without a flaw.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
- Confucius

Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset.
Both are set with 60 diamond minutes.
No reward is offered.
They are gone forever.
- Horace Mann

I don't like American football.
I think it's boring and ridiculous and predictable.
But baseball is very beautiful.
It's played on a diamond.
- Jim Jarmusch

Wit must be foiled by wit: cut a diamond with a diamond.
- William Congreve

The more the diamond is cut the brighter it sparkles;
and in what seems hard dealing,
there God has no end in view but to perfect His people.
- Thomas Guthrie

The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches;
and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Invest in the human soul.
Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.
- Mary McLeod Bethune

Technology has to be invented or adopted.
- Jared Diamond

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.
- William R. Alger

My teachers treated me as a diamond in the rough,
someone who needed smoothing.
- Mother Jones

I'm not full of malice, but I do dislike Neil Diamond a lot,
and I'm sorry that I've done a Neil Diamond song.
- Robert Wyatt

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man
of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
- Joseph Roux

Music was our wife, and we loved her.
And we stayed with her, and we clothed her,
and we put diamond rings on her hands.
- Lionel Hampton

I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all,
because kissing your hand may make you feel very good
but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
- Anita Loos

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset,
two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes.
No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
- Horace Mann

Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair.
But a confident bald man - there's your diamond in the rough.
- Larry David

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
- Thomas Carlyle

Having Willie Stargell on your ball club is like having
a diamond ring on your finger.
- Chuck Tanner

I loved being outside.
We'd hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings.
- Loretta Lynn

The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond,
and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
- Daniel Defoe

You can find a diamond in the rough a lot of times.
- Kenneth Edmonds

My hatred is diamond-hard.
- Jim Goad

I don't think you can ever make enough to be set for life.
Well, I guess there are limits.
In the billions, I guess.
- Dustin Diamond

The sword was a very elegant weapon in the days of the samurai.
You had honor and chivalry much like the knights,
and yet it was a gruesome and horrific weapon.
- Dustin Diamond

Eat some pizza, play some Xbox, watch some TV.
Gross? Maybe.
Me? Yes.
- Dustin Diamond

Sometimes I only hope to make a good popcorn movie.
- Lou Diamond Phillips

I personally am not conscious of my accent.
- Jared Diamond

Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold,
they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman...
You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail
than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to
consent to giving any of her savings.
- Andreas Capellanus

We can't manipulate some stars while maintaining other stars as controls;
we can't start and stop ice ages,
and we can't experiment with designing and evolving dinosaurs.
- Jared Diamond

Songs are life in 80 words or less.
- Neil Diamond

It's easier to stay in shape than to fluctuate.
- Lou Diamond Phillips

I'm left handed, but my dad taught me to play guitar right-handed.
- Dustin Diamond

The Britney Spears fans aren't going to dig us.
- Dustin Diamond

Human societies vary in lots of independent factors
affecting their openness to innovation.
- Jared Diamond

You've got Corey Feldman doing his thing,
and the problem is, they're trying to be pop stars.
You can't compare Salty to any of the other actors out there playing music.
- Dustin Diamond

I'm lucky.
Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
- Neil Diamond

It's very difficult for me to say 'I love you' but
to sing 'I love you' for me is easier.
- Neil Diamond

There's a mystery to writing, and you don't really
know where most of it comes from.
- Neil Diamond

Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented
except in science fiction -
namely,
complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years.
- Jared Diamond

If it can affect me, if it has meaning to me,
if I feel I can do it well, I will do it and record
it and thats why I recorded these songs.
- Neil Diamond

Eurasia ended up with the most domesticated animal
species in part because it's the world's largest land
mass and offered the most wild species to begin with.
- Jared Diamond

Simply surviving in this business is a feat.
- Lou Diamond Phillips

Our music, you either get it or you don't.
There's no middle ground.
- Dustin Diamond

Kids these days don't know as much about music as they think they do.
- Dustin Diamond

There are a lot of girls that will try to hook up with you,
then try to have your kid because they figure they're
going to get all this money from you.
- Dustin Diamond

All human societies go through fads in which they temporarily
either adopt practices of little use or else abandon
practices of considerable use.
- Jared Diamond

No government is here forever.
And there are other forces - the most potent force in our society,
in fact, big business - doing good for the environment.
- Jared Diamond

Next time we need to be on drugs and have lots of suffering
and alcohol abuse going on while recording,
I'm kinda picturing a Jerry Lee Lewis session from the mid Seventies.
- Jim Diamond

Because my musical training has been limited,
I've never been restricted by what technical musicians might call a song.
- Neil Diamond

When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery.
- Neil Diamond


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