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Robert Carlyle Quotes and Sayings

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The darker the character, the more interesting.
- Robert Carlyle

I want to keep audiences off balance,
so they don't know who I am or how to take me.
If I duck and weave, as Frank Bruno might say,
I'll have a longer shelf life.
- Robert Carlyle

It depends who the director is you know,
I mean Ken Loach for instance.
I've done up to 32 takes with him.
- Robert Carlyle

We met in Cracker.
I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup.
I thought anyone interested in me looking like that
must have genuinely liked me.
- Robert Carlyle

 

Biologically, I'm lucky - an angular face and dark
colouring which shows up well on camera.
- Robert Carlyle

Acting is probably the greatest therapy in the world.
You can get a lot stuff out of you on the set so you
don't have to take it home with you at night.
It's the stuff between the lines, the empty space between
those lines which is interesting.
- Robert Carlyle

The script will point you in certain directions and
I go the opposite if I can.
I try do do one thing and tell a different story with my eyes.
I believe what's more interesting is always what's not being said.
- Robert Carlyle

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I'm in four different films this year,
and I have four different accents.
I sound different in every film.
You have to love a character to play it well,
and change in my work is what I want.
- Robert Carlyle

Every actor I think has got their own number of takes that they like,
you know.
Some actors like to go all day, you know on the one
scene and some actors want to take two takes.
I personally like four.
- Robert Carlyle

I've played comedy before but not that much.
I mostly do get drawn to darker material.
- Natasha Richardson

The Wreckoning is a darker song.
But the record is positive.
- Taryn Manning

I'd always done family-friendly stuff.
I wanted to do a film where I could show my darker
side and make people uncomfortable.
- Melissa Joan Hart

The nearer the dawn the darker the night.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If I were to write Web now, it would be a much,
much darker book.
- John M. Ford

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

The Republicans would like to take us back to a darker time,
when corporations ruled and the underserved had no rights.
- Joe Baca

Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts,
the moonless midnight of the mind.
- Dean Koontz

A garden is to be a world unto itself,
it had better make room for the darker shades of feeling
as well as the sunny ones.
- William Kent

I like real problems, the human condition -
twisted,
darker stuff.
- Drea De Matteo

It was just like Howlin' Wolf.
Once you arrive at the point that you understand it,
the emotional factor is darker than some of the saddest blues stuff.
- Robert Quine

White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion.
- William S. Paley

I'd love to play a villain in a movie,
the kind of bad guy you would never think of me being able to play.
Like most people, I have a darker side I'd like to explore onscreen.
- Garth Brooks

Any film which views the darker side of life,
which is death with a sense of humor,
is very much to my taste.
- Carter Burwell

I find myself gravitating towards drama.
It interests me.
In the books I read, the paintings I like,
it's always the darker stuff.
- Naomi Watts

I think the darker aspect of my fiction-or anybody's
fiction-is by its very nature somehow easier to talk about.
- Richard Russo

News is so often a report of conflict,
an account of problems, a thing of the day and even of the minute,
that sometimes I think we make the background darker
and the shadows deeper than they actually are.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

If the infinity of the sea may call out thus,
perhaps when a man is growing old, calls come to him,
too, from another infinity still darker and more deeply mysterious;
and the more he is wearied by life the dearer are those calls to him.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

Let me say that the path I did take for a brief period
of my life was not of reckless drug use,
hurting others, but it was a path of quiet rebellion,
of a little experimentation of a darker side of my
confusion in a confusing world,
lost in the midst of finding my identity.
- Jennifer Capriati

To me, Batman is definately Bruce Wayne's darker side.
The challenge is playing it as two separate aspects of the same person.
I have to create the illusion of a Dark Knight,
who's mysterious and strong.
- Kevin Conroy

I love the idea of a beautiful neighborhood that represents
the very best of American values,
but also as a fun backdrop to some darker,
deliciously sneaky things going on in people's lives.
- Marc Cherry

Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion -
very powerful emotions.
That's what draws millions of people towards it.
And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and -
people identify with that.
- Annie Lennox

I'm more prone to his '70s material,
which is what I was around for and watched a lot.
I listen to a lot of that stuff.
It probably influenced me quite a bit.
I'm more drawn to the darker, sadder songs.
- Lisa Marie Presley

In my experience sometimes the darker the material that you're doing,
the more necessary it is to have some sort of levity around.
I've worked on more lighthearted pieces that have been
more brutal and tougher to make.
- Nick Stahl

Individuality is founded in feeling;
and the recesses of feeling,
the darker, blinder strata of character,
are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making,
and directly perceive how events happen,
and how work is actually done.
- William James

I give thanks for everything that has occurred
to bring me to this moment in time.
Every event that has ever occurred in my life
has played a crucial role in delivering me to this instant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football,
basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
- John Leonard

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
- Annette Funicello

When Buddy played, he played all out,
all the time.
It was a wonder he didn't keel over and die before he did.
- Al Hirt

With Whitesnake it would have been inappropriate for
me to have played Deep Purple songs,
although I did at the beginning because I didn't have enough Whitesnake songs.
- David Coverdale

Marcel Desailly was pretty hard when I played against him in a Milan derby.
- Paul Ince

We played for power and impact.
- John Gallagher

If anyone else played Hermione, it would actually kill me.
- Emma Watson

I say that I played a doorstop in Dune because I remember standing around a lot.
I was down there for months.
- Jack Nance

I think we have played like a playoff team for some time.
We can still do better.
The key thing right now is to look forward,
not behind you.
- Teemu Selanne

If you're not on a major label today,
you're not gonna get played.
They've got the market sewed up.
- Mickey Gilley

By the time I could have played football,
I was already into acting and that's what I wanted to do.
- David Morse

Mike Patton is a genius...
It is definitely the hardest music I've ever played.
- Dave Lombardo

I have found that the players who have played in that
game really do have respect for their adversaries.
- Darrell Royal

I actually think I play better now than I've ever played.
- Andy Summers

I'm not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me.
- William Sanderson

Hitler's economic revolution in Germany had reduced
financial considerations to a point where they played
no role in economic or political decisions.
- Carroll Quigley

The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round.
- Gaylord Perry

It was dangerous to hit the wrong kid in my neighborhood,
because a lot of the guys I played with had fathers in the Mafia.
- Tim Robbins

I played one game, and one game played me.
- Lawrence Taylor

The first role I ever did...
I played a Nazi skinhead.
- Tim Roth

I still feel the impulse to give young writers a hearing,
and I believe I have played more unpublished compositions
than any other band leader in the country.
- John Philip Sousa

I love playing with Jeff.
That's something I never really say in the press,
but he's my favorite bass player.
I've played right next to him for 10 years.
- Mike McCready

The part which American friendship played in helping
us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland
has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people.
- Eamon de Valera

I not only played and sang blues, but I also had to
toss the piano around a bit to amuse the patrons.
- Hope Emerson

Mainly I was able to perform with music -
I played the French horn,
I would sing, and I was a drummer in the pipe band.
So I think it was a way to show off.
- Ewan McGregor

My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle
over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.
- Billy Strayhorn

I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition,
and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win.
I've never played any other way.
- Joe DiMaggio

They played Boston.
They played at the Boston Tea Party and through an
amazing chain of events I got to hang out with them
backstage even though I was underage.
- Jonathan Richman


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