There is a legend. And to protest is daft.
The good parts are the people who don't make do. They're the interesting people. Lear doesn't make do.
My own favorite is something called Rogue Male.
My dear sir, it haunted me for the rest of my life.
It's my job, it's what I do, it's what I'm on earth to do and it's who I am.
I wouldn't mind being a lord.
I was apprehensive about bringing off this Homer.
I loved doing My Favorite Year, which was great fun, and The Ruling Class, which I made with all my chums.
I love working with young people, which is to me a big kick.
I have no memories I'm prepared to share with you.
Films were never in my budget. Didn't occur to me till much later. I hoped for a long, good life, which I've had and I'm having as an actor. I didn't expect the rest.
Life turned out much better than I thought. I knew after a little while that I could act.
We were in the Arabian Desert for nine months. And I was having the time of my life. It could have been an archeological expedition, a military expedition.
By the time my high-school class was actually graduating, I was already in Malta,
If I'm not at my study by 1000, 1030, forget it, I can't write a word.
Writing is a kind of performing art, and I can't sit down to write unless I'm dressed. I don't mean dressed in a suit, but dressed well and comfortably and I have to be shaved and bathed.
It is the highest honour that the motion picture industry can pay to anybody. I joined people like Chaplin, so of course I'm deeply honoured.
I'm the most gregarious of men and love good company, but never less alone when alone.
I tell my children to avoid theatre and go into cinema and TV.
I became a professional cricket teacher about 20 years ago. I had a son born to me when I was 50, and I thought, he needs someone to bowl to him.
It's very inconvenient because every time I finish, let's say, a chapter of a book, I think I'm going to ring Richard and then realize Oh, Christ, I've buried him. I buried him last year.
Where do I begin I loved working with Kate Hepburn, which was one of the highlights of my life Working with Richard Burton in Beckett was another great joy.
I'm a working stiff, baby, just like everybody else.
We were doing it under the most extraordinary circumstances, but the first out of the tent in the morning would be David Lean. He said to me on the very first day of shooting, Pete, this is the beginning of a great adventure.
It grieves us to produce work that is not perfect.