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Albert Finney Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Albert Finney.

I don't enter, I'm entered.
It's up to someone else.
It's up to them.
- Albert Finney

My dad was great.
He was very droll, very dry.
- Albert Finney

I like playing accents, and doing things like that,
it was fun.
It was fun.
- Albert Finney

All we did in Alabama was have a read through with the script,
but there was, 'No, well, it needs more.
You've got to do this, Albert.
You've got to do that, Jessica.' It didn't feel like that at all.
- Albert Finney

 

It was great to do and it's exciting to do those things.
That's another thing, that one enjoys the game.
- Albert Finney

When I read the script, I liked the script very much
and I thought it was a marvelous part for her,
because I think it is a change of pace.
I mean, we know how wonderful she is in romantic comedy.
- Albert Finney

There might've been wires, but I have this ability to make myself light.
Well you know what, in ballet, when you kind of lift yourself here,
it's all up in the head.
- Albert Finney

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No, she is right up there with the best I've worked with.
I was very impressed with her, I really was.
- Albert Finney

It's a marvellous life, a gregarious life that we've had.
We're very lucky in that way.
Unlike writers or painters, we don't sit down in front
of a blank canvas and say,
'How do I start? Where do I start?'
- Albert Finney

I mean, I did a film, a musical of 'Scrooge',
in '70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors.
I hope that the day will come when we don't have to turn up at all.
- Albert Finney

My girlfriend and I rented a nice house on the river
and I was there for about two and a half months,
and we were just out of Alabama.
I hardly got to see Alabama.
- Albert Finney

She goes on the set with headphones and gives you notes.
She's terrific and I always run to her now,
because she is just great to work with,
as well as very good at different accents.
- Albert Finney

To be a character who feels a deep emotion,
one must go into the memory's vault and mix in a sad
memory from one's own life.
- Albert Finney

Well, I've always thought that my career was in England,
really.
I used to do more in the theatre, and I felt that I should be there.
It's not far is it? It's amazing the way that special
FX have taken a quantum leap in what they're capable of doing.
- Albert Finney

I haven't seen the film yet because I just got in from London.
In the scenes where the two characters are bantering with each other,
it is like bobbing at the net in tennis.
- Albert Finney

Within two weeks of working with her,
I realized how good she was for the role because she
was absolutely with it and she has got terrific instincts,
I think, as an artist, too.
- Albert Finney

I think that one of Tim's great qualities and abilities
is in what seems like a thumbnail sketch to get something quite telling,
very simply, when you're doing it or being in that thumbnail sketch,
you don't feel that it's important.
- Albert Finney

We meet before the movie and she gives you charts with
sounds on them and makes a tape of examples.
While they are setting up the scene,
I go with her to the trailer and we go through the
scene and correct the speech.
- Albert Finney

I'm not bothered by the paparazzi and I don't feel hemmed in,
I've never felt that.
My youth, mind you, there wasn't quite the same attention
to celebrities as there is now,
but I've never felt that.
- Albert Finney

I'm doing another Churchill.
I did a Churchill for HBO and that was up to 1939 and
there's talk of the war years.
They were going to do it this fall, but the script
wasn't going to be ready.
- Albert Finney

We're given the springboard of the text,
a plane ticket, told to report to Alabama,
and there's a group of people all ready to make a film
and it's a marvelous life.
- Albert Finney

You just feel comfortable with him, and he certainly
makes sure that you're comfortable.
He makes sure that you feel good and that you're happy with what you're doing.
- Albert Finney

She is up there with the best of them.
I can only talk about my experience,
but it was genuinely special.
- Albert Finney

That is one of the reasons one enjoys acting.
Now and again, you get scenes where you work with somebody
really good and you have a good time trying to make
it really work and really work well.
- Albert Finney

I don't think that we necessarily lie.
I mean, we make our living by pretending that we're someone else.
I don't tell tall tales.
I always tell the truth.
- Albert Finney

I was in London.
It's a long way to go for a very long party,
sitting there for six hours not having a cigarette or a drink.
It's a waste of time.
- Albert Finney

I think that I'm busy in the present,
and I don't want to go back.
Well, there's been an unauthorized biography,
and you can't stop them.
It didn't worry me.
- Albert Finney

He tells you stories, but then, after a while,
when you want more, he doesn't give you more.
He insists on this old elaboration, the old stories that never changes.
- Albert Finney

You come on as a guest.
You don't get the girl anymore.
But that is our lives.
You start off as the boyfriend, then you are the lover,
then you are the husband, then you are the father,
and then you are the grandfather.
- Albert Finney

They have to exist or not in their own right.
I mean, with kids, you don't say, 'Which is your favourite,'
or 'Which did you enjoy bringing up the best?'
- Albert Finney

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

I have a very low threshold of death.
My doctor says I can't have bullets enter my body at any time.
- the Woody Allen movie Casino Royale

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
- Garrett Hardin

Only free men can negotiate;
prisoners cannot enter into contracts.
Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
- Nelson Mandela

All changes, even the most longed for,
have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;
we must die to one life before we can enter another.
- Anatole France

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to
enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you
to the threshold of your mind.
- Khalil Gibran

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
- Tecumseh

All these things that enter your head are assignments.
You write them up and then throw them out there and
if someone wants to do it,
your assignment is done.
- Martin Short

To discern what weaknesses and faults separate you from God,
you must enter into your own inward ground and then confront yourself.
- Johannes Tauler

There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may
not enter upon this country,
if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
- Walt Whitman

It's time for the human race to enter the solar system.
- Dan Quayle

As we enter into the 110th Congress,
it is imperative that we address ethics reforms needed
to make this institution run correctly.
- Jo Ann Davis

I really always expected to somebody to make me happy
and I don't think you can really enter into a relationship until you are happy.
- Dyan Cannon

Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool's paradise
when that's the only paradise he'll ever have a chance to enter.
- Jessamyn West

There's a challenge to playing these fantasy figures
because they are fantasy figures.
You have to enter into this sort of imaginative world of the writer.
- Ralph Fiennes

There is absolutely no way that I would enter that world.
I would never run for office.
- Tim Robbins

The real duties of an ambassador are to enter into
or follow negotiations between his own government and
that of the country to which he is accredited.
- David Bruce

I was actually telling people that -
by harnessing the atom -
we could enter a new era of unlimited power that would
do away with the need to dam our beautiful streams.
- David R. Brower

We had a booming stock market in 1929 and then went
into the world's greatest depression.
We have a booming stock market in 1999.
Will the bubble somehow burst, and then we enter depression? Well,
some things are not different.
- Jeffrey Sachs

I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger,
and I'm not healthy.
But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.
- Oriana Fallaci

If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet
destroy every closet door.
- Harvey Milk

You have to react to what's around you in the moment,
whatever the music is.
Just think of it as some place you have to enter and
you need to find the key.
- Jan Garbarek

Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the
light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men.
- David O. McKay

The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure,
and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
- William Hazlitt

I like cooking but I don't know much and whenever I enter the kitchen,
my mother sends me out!
Because whenever I try a dish from a book,
it comes out bad.
- Soundarya

It's a question of not copying the masters,
to look for something, good or bad, for oneself.
To enter this liberated state of mind,
one cannot copy the others.
- Nathalie Sarraute

Mexico takes a hard line on immigration,
demanding that visitors to her shores enter lawfully,
and show her respect during their stay.
- John Linder

When cerebral processes enter into sports,
you start screwing up.
It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state.
You have to separate mind and body.
- Bill Lee

The nations must be organized internationally and induced
to enter into partnership,
subordinating in some measure national sovereignty
to worldwide institutions and obligations.
- Arthur Henderson

I am not a jazz singer.
I wouldn't place myself on that footing.
I wouldn't even enter that arena.
- Boz Scaggs

It was not in our interest to enter Iraq in the first place.
- William Odom

The priests are debarred from female society,
nor is any woman permitted to enter the religious houses.
- Hernando Cortes

The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy
is likely to be perverse,
in that high interest rates enter into costs and thus
exert inflationary pressure.
- William Vickrey

I never use a score when conducting my orchestra.
Does a lion tamer enter a cage with a book on how to tame a lion?
- Dimitri Mitropoulos

Attend with Diligence and strict Integrity to the Interest
of your Correspondents and enter into no Engagements
which you have not the almost certain Means of performing.
- George Mason

Give yourself entirely to God, enter and hide in the
hidden ground of your soul.
- Johannes Tauler

Living in an entirely different physical as well as biotic environment,
such a population would have unique opportunities to
enter new niches and to select novel adaptive pathways.
- Ernst Mayr

I enter the world called real as one enters a mist.
- Julien Green


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