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Rowan Atkinson Quotes and Sayings

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It's the difficulty we had with Mr. Bean, actually,
when it went from TV to film.
You certainly discover that you need to explain more about a character.
- Rowan Atkinson

I would return to the Blackadder character if the opportunity came up.
I have no qualms about that at all.
- Rowan Atkinson

I mean I can do it when I'm very relaxed,
and with good friends, then I think I can be amusing.
- Rowan Atkinson

I don't much enjoy Back and Forth.
I mean, I think it has its own particular qualities,
but I think it's inferior to any of the half-hour ones we did.
- Rowan Atkinson

 

And what's interesting about him as a comic character
is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face.
- Rowan Atkinson

And, we put a lot more value, or at least I personally put a lot more value,
on the creative values and creative challenges of something
than the commercial necessities.
- Rowan Atkinson

You're about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.
- Rowan Atkinson

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I want to express myself in a different way.
I have a performing inclination.
- Rowan Atkinson

I feel as though the camera is almost a kind of voyeur
in Mr. Bean's life, and you just watch this bizarre
man going about his life in the way that he wants to.
- Rowan Atkinson

When I was doing Bean more than I've done him in the last few years,
I did strange things - like appearing on chat shows
in character as Mr. Bean.
- Rowan Atkinson

But generally speaking, I tend to be quiet and introspective.
- Rowan Atkinson

No, no, I was only funny on stage, really.
I, I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young.
You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12.
- Rowan Atkinson

In TV, and in particular in commercials,
you don't really need to explain very much at all -
you just say he's a spy and he's a little bit theatrical
and overblown and smug and he's not very good at his job.
- Rowan Atkinson

I think the character does tend to suit an episodic thing,
because what's fun about him is that he doesn't care about anyone else,
and it's very difficult for a main character -
a lead character -
in a movie to not care about anybody else.
- Rowan Atkinson

Marketing is what gets you noticed, and that side of it something -
this side of it,
if you like, doing interviews - is the side of it that I least enjoy,
and yet is 50% of the project.
- Rowan Atkinson

Monty Python crowd; half of them came from Cambridge,
and half of them came from Oxford.
But, there seems to be this jewel, this sort of two
headed tradition of doing comedy,
of doing sketches, and that kind of thing.
- Rowan Atkinson

Not so much in Canada, but certainly in the US,
as I'm sure you know, money is all, and if they can
get another 26 programs of the same thing even though
it advances the culture or those actor's careers not
at all it doesn't matter.
- Rowan Atkinson

Of course, some would say if you have a performing inclination,
then you should become a lawyer.
That's a platform we use, or a priest.
You know, anywhere you lecture and pontificate to people.
- Rowan Atkinson

Get that right, then- if you get the quality right,
then the marketability or whatever; your ability to
sell videos or your ability to earn money or whatever,
will follow naturally.
But try to be creatively lead rather than market lead.
And that's important to me.
- Rowan Atkinson

We still have a tradition certainly in English television;
it's faded a bit in the last five years,
but we still have a tradition where the important thing
is the quality and the challenging nature of the programming.
- Rowan Atkinson

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Facing a difficulty requires a willingness of heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- Edward R. Murrow

Difficulties show men what they are.
In case of any difficulty,
remember that God has pitted you
against a rough antagonist
that you may be a conqueror,
and this cannot be without toil.
- Epictetus

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality,
but must live with a character.
- Peter De Vries

Sometimes I write notes that I have difficulty singing.
- Elvis Costello

The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one,
for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.
- John Clare

An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish.
Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head.
- Eric Hoffer

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues,
and can moderate their desires more than their words.
- Baruch Spinoza

A man's love, till it has been chastened and fastened
by the feeling of duty which marriage brings with it,
is instigated mainly by the difficulty of pursuit.
- Anthony Trollope

Now the difficulty with those warnings is that they were not specific.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class,
race, religion, and geography.
- Lance Loud

The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend,
the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.
- Henry Home

Some people carry their hearts in their heads;
very many carry their heads in their hearts.
The difficulty is to keep them apart,
yet both actively working together.
- Augustus Hare

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility
and leaves the memory with difficulty.
Magical music never leaves the memory.
- Thomas Beecham

But whatever the POV, and the difficulty of forcing
the action into a particular frame,
stay within it.
- Arthur Herzog

The difficulty, the ordeal, is to start.
- Zane Grey

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

The difficulty of IVF or of any fertility issues is
the hope and the shattered hope,
the dream that it might happen this time and then it doesn't happen.
- Brooke Shields

The apprenticeship of difficulty is one which the greatest
of men have had to serve.
- Samuel Smiles

The complaint of bad pay, and difficulty in obtaining it,
is almost generally reiterated through every department of education.
- Joseph Lancaster

And I really do think that the difficulty of research
makes it more real to you than punching a thing to
find out how many men were killed at this particular action.
- Shelby Foote

The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility
for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain
of the consequences of that behavior.
- M. Scott Peck

What we're seeing early on is Democrats rallying around Al Gore,
Republicans rallying around George Bush and the difficulty
of anybody else to get any room in the race.
- Stuart Rothenberg

I am, really, a great writer; my only difficulty is
in finding great readers.
- Frank Harris

The Occultists, however, know that the traditions of
Esoteric Philosophy must be the right ones,
simply because they are the most logical,
and reconcile every difficulty.
- H. P. Blavatsky

The very greatest things - great thoughts,
discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship,
often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
- Samuel Smiles

I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool,
which is a matter of no small difficulty.
- James A. Garfield

Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
- Tony Robbins

If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty,
then we wait forever.
And miss the entire point.
- Dirk Benedict

I really worked to try and be creative enough on the
guitar parts so those who aren't real educated would
know that there was some difficulty in doing it.
- Brad Paisley

Everyone has talent at twenty-five.
The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
- Edgar Degas

The human imagination...
has great difficulty in living strictly within the
confines of a materialist practice or philosophy.
It dreams, like a dog in its basket,
of hares in the open.
- John Berger

Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one
you are trying to master and you will develop the powers
necessary to overcome the original difficulty.
- William Bennett

In that sense, film is superior, but the difficulty
is your lack of control as a writer.
- Terry Southern

The difficulty with this conversation is that it's
very different from most of the ones I've had of late.
Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.
- Douglas Adams

The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal,
part of your being yearns, not for a doctor,
but for a medicine man.
- Shana Alexander

The honest truth is that if this government were to
propose the massacre of the first-born,
it would still have no difficulty in getting it through the Commons.
- Diane Abbott

A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle
of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that
we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.
- Gregory Bateson

Sometimes my mother had difficulty communicating with me about certain topics.
- Gloria Estefan

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It seems that the greatest difficulty is to find the end.
Don't try to find it, it's there already.
- Tom Cora

Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense.
It is perhaps not like other modern gardens,
but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

The sense organs experience the external light,
sound, etc.
with difficulty; the different sense organs only have
a so-called specific receptivity for particular stimuli.
- Johannes P. Muller

Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out
of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.
- Jeremy Collier


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