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Bela Lugosi Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bela Lugosi.

The screen magnifies everything, even the way you are thinking.
- Bela Lugosi

The stage is near and dear to me.
- Bela Lugosi

I look in the mirror and say to myself,
Can it be you once played Romeo?
- Bela Lugosi

When a film company is in the red they come to me.
Always it is the same.
- Bela Lugosi

 

I have never met a vampire personally,
but I don't know what might happen tomorrow.
- Bela Lugosi

If you are not serious, people will sense it.
- Bela Lugosi

I never play without my cape.
- Bela Lugosi

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Of all the roles I've done on the stage,
I'm partial to Cyrano de Bergerac.
- Bela Lugosi

Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.
- Bela Lugosi

It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.
- Bela Lugosi

Death, the final, triumphant lover.
- Bela Lugosi

To win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula.
- Bela Lugosi

I've been using narcotics for 20 years.
- Bela Lugosi

My close-up was magnificent!
- Bela Lugosi

I'll be truthful.
The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me.
- Bela Lugosi

The love-bite, it is the beginning.
You will be irresistible.
- Bela Lugosi

I'll take any story if it's good.
- Bela Lugosi

I have lived too completely, I think.
I have known every human emotion.
- Bela Lugosi

In Hungary acting is a profession.
In America it is a decision.
- Bela Lugosi

Women have a predestination to suffering.
- Bela Lugosi

To portray a maniac offers a compelling challenge.
- Bela Lugosi

Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers
than they were by the state.
- Bela Lugosi

Without movie parts I was reduced to freak status.
I just couldn't stand it.
- Bela Lugosi

In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself
as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine,
law, or philosophy.
- Bela Lugosi

My body grew hot, then cold.
I tried to eat the bed sheets.
My heart beat madly.
Every joint in my body ached.
When I took the cure they took it all away from me.
- Bela Lugosi

You can't make people believe in you if you play a
horror part with your tongue in your cheek.
- Bela Lugosi

It is women who love horror.
Gloat over it.
Feed on it.
Are nourished by it.
Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.
- Bela Lugosi

I have played Dracula a thousand times on stage and
I find I have become thoroughly settled in the technique
of the stage and not of the screen.
- Bela Lugosi

I guess I'm pretty much of a lone wolf.
I don't say I don't like people at all,
but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if
I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds.
- Bela Lugosi

I don't have a dime left.
I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension.
- Bela Lugosi

Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber
or a bookkeeper or a salesman.
- Bela Lugosi

If my accent betrayed my foreign birth,
it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers.
- Bela Lugosi

The actor depends wholly on himself.
He gives his performance in what, to him,
seems the most effective manner.
- Bela Lugosi

I enjoy my work.
I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting
pleasure out of the profession.
- Bela Lugosi

It was hell to go through what I went through.
I didn't know I had so many friends.
Many people gave a damn about my situation.
They helped cure me.
- Bela Lugosi

In the studio the director controls the actor's every move,
every inflection, every expression.
- Bela Lugosi

There was no male vampire type in existence.
Someone suggested an actor of the Continental School who could play any type,
and mentioned me.
- Bela Lugosi

It took me years to live down Dracula and convince
the film producers that I would play almost any other type of role.
- Bela Lugosi

I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts
for four years and emerged with a degree.
- Bela Lugosi

The former ruling class kept the community of actors
in ignorance by means of various lies.
- Bela Lugosi

People, chained by monotony, afraid to think,
clinging to certainties...
they live like ants.
- Bela Lugosi

I'd like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting,
down-to-earth person.
- Bela Lugosi

Circumstances made me the theatrical personality I am,
which many people believe is also a part of my personal life.
- Bela Lugosi

In making theories, always keep a window open so that
you can throw one out if necessary.
- Bela Lugosi

A screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that
millions will see his performance at one time,
where only hundreds will see it on the stage.
- Bela Lugosi

It is women who bear the race in bloody agony.
Suffering is a kind of horror.
Blood is a kind of horror.
Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream.
It is a biological thing.
- Bela Lugosi

Because of my language and the pantomime with which
most Europeans accompany their speech,
I was catalogued as a heavy.
- Bela Lugosi

The role seemed to demand that I keep myself worked up to fever pitch,
so I took on the actual attributes of the horrible vampire,
Dracula.
- Bela Lugosi

The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic
characters I was playing,
but it was a success.
- Bela Lugosi

The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life - for most people - is their past projected large
onto the movie screen of their future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I like films, or some films, and would be intrigued
to see my work on screen.
- Tanith Lee

My father has a general rule.
He says if I haven't done it in real life I shouldn't do it on-screen.
- Natalie Portman

And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen,
to write a novel with a screen contract in mind.
- Thomas Keneally

One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image,
and that there is none between the sound of his voice
on the screen and in real life.
- Bertolt Brecht

I have written my own screen version of Pern,
but had no buyers yet.
- Anne McCaffrey

I know whenever it comes to be really dysfunctional
and vile and base and hostile on screen,
I'm good at that!
- Werner Herzog

My favorite on screen moments are when you are really
there and you know you're creating something.
That's so exciting...
it's why you come to work.
- Jason Dohring

I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.
- Alan Ladd

I just wanted to make sure that what I write is what appears on screen,
to not have some idiot change it on its way to the screen.
- Joe Eszterhas

I feel ghostly unreal until I become somebody else again on the screen.
- Peter Sellers

I think that I've been pigeon-holed by virtue of the
fact that I've spent so much time in front of a green screen.
- Jonathan Frakes

I always thought the real violence in Hollywood isn't what's on the screen.
It's what you have to do to raise the money.
- David Mamet

I'm currently doing Undeclared an American TV show set in a college.
It just got aired and got massive ratings so hopefully
that'll screen in the UK soon.
- Charlie Hunnam

I remember being infuriated from the top of my head
to the tip of my toes the first time a screen was put
around Bob Carter and me on a train leaving Washington in the 1940s.
- Constance Baker Motley

I wouldn't like to see a chick of mine taking her clothes
off and kissing a fellow on screen.
And my girls must get very hurt when they see me doing it.
- Oliver Reed

I hated seeing myself on screen.
I was full of complexes.
I hated my face for a very, very long time.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

Most of the sex I've seen on the screen looks like
an expression of hostility towards sex.
- Myrna Loy


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