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Angela Lansbury Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Angela Lansbury.

A sitcom.
I hate that word.
- Angela Lansbury

Mystery is something that appeals to most everybody.
- Angela Lansbury

I never regretted what I turned down.
- Angela Lansbury

I made about 56 movies, I think.
Not that many.
- Angela Lansbury

 

I don't think about going back to the theater.
- Angela Lansbury

Here I am, I still go on, you know, like the tides.
- Angela Lansbury

The theater is magical and addictive.
- Angela Lansbury

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We all have levels of performance.
- Angela Lansbury

The Manchurian Candidate was the most important movie I was in,
let's face it.
- Angela Lansbury

I have never directed.
But I think I could.
I have thought about it.
I'm a bit long in the tooth to start.
- Angela Lansbury

I've worked with the greatest actors,
and they're all gone.
This is what's so desperate to me.
- Angela Lansbury

I think of myself as a journeyman actress.
I will attempt almost anything that I think that I can bring off.
It could be almost anything.
- Angela Lansbury

I started in London, as a kid.
My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent.
She was an actress, so I inherited it from her.
But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather,
who was a great politician.
- Angela Lansbury

I was put under contract.
A major studio.
I got nominated for an Academy Award.
Isn't that ridiculous? I mean, at the age of 18!
- Angela Lansbury

Clint Eastwood is an extraordinary director because
he knows the value of a buck.
He knows where it will show on the screen.
- Angela Lansbury

Believe me, it jabs you.
When you're on the side of buses and New York loves you,
you love to go out there every night.
It's like a race.
Curtain opens, out you go, and New York is yours.
- Angela Lansbury

I always wanted to be on a sitcom.
- Victoria Jackson

Good actresses can often accomplish miracles,
and it is possible to be someone you've never been or will be.
But in a sitcom, there's no time.
- Patricia Richardson

I thought The Office was good, though I didn't think of it as a sitcom,
just as a very good programme.
- Dylan Moran

My first love is acting on stage.
A sitcom is a hybrid of stage and film.
- Judd Nelson

People would say, Can we develop a sitcom around you? and I would say,
Not interested.
I'm very happy doing standup and writing and taking my kids to school.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I would consider a half hour sitcom if the script was good.
- Sela Ward

When I first started I was always known as The Girl
on the Sitcom with the Funny Voice.
- Julie Benz

I can't imagine doing an hour-long dramatic series
because it's so much work.
A sitcom is a wonderful gig.
You work from 10 to 4 every day, it's fun,
and you get to live at home.
- John Lithgow

I'm just starting to realize the type of work that I want to do.
Not everyone can fit into the sitcom world because it's so fast-paced,
but it feels comfortable to me.
- Brooke Shields

The key to sitcom success is miserable people.
If you see a happy couple, it's just gone,
like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers.
- Matthew Perry

If I could live a parallel life, I would be a sitcom star;
being in front of a live audience would be great.
- Scott Wolf

I had developed a sitcom with UPN, but it wasn't picked up.
- Charisma Carpenter

I was only 11 when we filmed the pilot.
The idea of a rapper being a star on a sitcom just wasn't heard of.
- Tatyana Ali

I probably would be continuing to do voice-overs,
continuing to do cartoon shows, and at the same time
I'd probably be on a sitcom or a dramatic television show.
- Casey Kasem

It's a lot easier, I think, to be an actor in a movie
than to spin a joke on a sitcom.
- Nicole Sullivan

When you end a successful sitcom, the most sensible
thing to do is go back to the theater.
- John Lithgow

Being on a sitcom stops me from getting Alzheimer's.
- Jerry Stiller

When I was younger and studying acting,
I never ever saw myself in the sitcom world;
it was drama that really turned me on and still does.
- Matt LeBlanc

Definitely not a sitcom, that's my first condition.
No sitcoms.
- Hector Elizondo

On network TV, I'm still Phoebe to people,
and it would be hard to convince them otherwise in
the bright lights of a sitcom.
- Lisa Kudrow

The Monkees was a straight sitcom, we used the same
plots that were on the other situation comedies at the time.
So the music wasn't threatening, we weren't threatening.
- Peter Tork

I think I'm sort of locked into the sitcom genre.
- Jason Marsden

Black Books adheres to a more old fashioned,
traditional sitcom format, which I think works,
because in its own way, it's quite theatrical.
- Dylan Moran

A lot of people say the sitcom is dead.
I think they're right to some extent,
in that the shows they're putting out are all the same.
- Ben Savage

A sitcom isn't usually the right tool for satire.
- Chris Morris

What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy.
- John Lithgow

My greatest hope was to get discovered as a comedian and get on a sitcom.
- Steve Buscemi

I don't think I could ever do a network sitcom because
the humor is often based on some trite circumstance.
I don't want to be a part of a show where it's mostly
about coming up with the jokes.
- Sherilyn Fenn

I can remember when I was a baby and my mother was there watching the show.
I went and bought 100 episodes and watched them.
I respect it so much that the sitcom itself and Ed Norton;
I'm not playing Ed Norton but my version of it,
cause I'm a black man.
- Mike Epps

It would be interesting if this sitcom works,
so I could be doing one thing all the time instead
of going back and forth between all this different
media which I sort of thrive on,
I'm a bit of a moving target in that way.
- Stockard Channing

Some writers and producers are currently writing a sitcom for me,
so we'll see what happens there.
I'm somewhat reluctant to talk about some of the upcoming
projects that I'm working on;
I've a lot of stuff on the go,
including five pictures that I'm looking at producing.
- Gil Gerard

But I was ready for it and I knew I could do it.
I've just turned 40, I have a son and I feel more settled and driven than ever.
I think my 40s will be my most prolific time.
It's a very rare life you get to lead as a sitcom guy.
- Eric McCormack

I took acting classes in college, and once I graduated,
I decided to give acting a shot when I couldn't really
think of anything else to do.
It took me a couple of years to get an agent,
and my first big break was The Fanelli Boys,
which was a sitcom on NBC.
Then I did a few television movies.
- Christopher Meloni

The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated.
But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers
more freedom than in a normal sitcom.
It always pushes the line that, despite human failings,
the Simpsons are really decent people.
- Dan Castellaneta

It was Christopher's brilliant concept that he did
not want this to become like every other sitcom where you do one take,
and the audience gets bored with seeing it ten times,
you know, over and over again.
- Stacy Keach

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

Today is the right day to do
what you have long wanted to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney


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