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Richard Attenborough Quotes

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I prefer fact to fiction.
- Richard Attenborough

I don't read a great deal of fiction,
to my shame, other than the classics.
- Richard Attenborough

I just love biography, and I'm fascinated by people
who have shifted our destinies or our points of view.
- Richard Attenborough

There's nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay.
- Richard Attenborough


 

I do care about style.
I do care, but I only care about style that serves the subject.
- Richard Attenborough

In other words, if you - the cost of promoting movies,
the advertising and promotion of a movie,
the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie.
- Richard Attenborough

Pier Angeli was in the movie called Sea of Sand that
Guy Green directed where this idea came up.
- Richard Attenborough


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I am passionately opposed to capital punishment,
and I have been all my life.
- Richard Attenborough

If you've ever seen the film In Which We Serve,
but it was about a destroyer in the Mediterranean.
- Richard Attenborough

I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose.
- Richard Attenborough

What I am sad about is that there is now,
in America, no equivalent to the art circuit.
- Richard Attenborough

I think Tom Paine is one of the greatest men that's ever lived.
- Richard Attenborough

I think it is obscene that we should believe that we
are entitled to end somebody's life,
no matter what that person has supposedly done or not done.
- Richard Attenborough

I believe in trade unionism, and I believe in democracy,
in democratic trade unionism.
- Richard Attenborough

And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain
people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.
- Richard Attenborough

I was on my own union council for twenty-odd years.
- Richard Attenborough

I'm a passionate trade unionist.
- Richard Attenborough

David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said,
What performance do you like best or what's the best
film you've made and so on and I don't really have
any hesitation that the film I'm least embarrassed
by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands.
- Richard Attenborough

Well, you cannot think of cinema now,
and you cannot think of cinema in the UK and not place
Chaplin in the most extraordinary elevated context,
if there can be such a thing, in that he was a genius,
he was unique.
- Richard Attenborough

I came from a family who believed in,
in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in
order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have,
related to the whole world, that you had to do something.
- Richard Attenborough

And there are certain things, and they are evident,
obviously, without being boring about it,
but I mean obviously, the two evident and easy ones
being Gandhi and Cry Freedom,
there are things which I do care about very much and
which I would like to stand up and be counted.
- Richard Attenborough

I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with
matters of which I am ignorant,
that don't come within my ken and a rationale,
a reason, and argument and so on, and I can't do that
and I'm not in that bracket at all.
- Richard Attenborough

At my age the only problem is with remembering names.
When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do
with passionately adoring them,
but I know I'm safe calling them that.
Although, of course, I adore them too.
- Richard Attenborough

Well, I think In Love and War, which had a wonderful performance by Sandy,
Sandra Bullock, who the authorities and,
the supposed authorities, in cinema didn't want to know about.
- Richard Attenborough

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
- Tracey Ullman

Which form of proverb do you prefer
Better late than never, or Better never than late?
- Lewis Carroll

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism
to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Were it left to me to decide whether we should
have a government without newspapers,
or newspapers without a government,
I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
- Thomas Jefferson

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

We prefer world law in the age of self-determination
to world war in the age of mass extermination.
- John F. Kennedy

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer,
self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed
of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's
country or the electorate.
I prefer to betray the electorate.
- Charles de Gaulle

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people,
and many cats prefer people to other cats.
- Mason Cooley

Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
- Stanislaw Lem

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly
went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop
computer for every teacher.
- A. N. Wilson

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

We can compare classical chess and rapid chess with theatre and cinema -
some actors don't like the latter and prefer to work in the theatre.
- Boris Spassky

I prefer theatre but TV keeps you well known.
- Richard Briers

I'm just as sick as the others, although I prefer to
do my sickness in private.
- Mick Mars

It is very reasonable to worry about the harm done by organized religion,
and to prefer looser and more private arrangements.
- Mary Douglas

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion.
I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Rather than go to the gym, I would prefer to do martial
arts because the time goes by quicker.
- Milla Jovovich

They're just actors.
I much prefer the real thing!
- Alan Clark

I prefer the word 'homemaker' because 'housewife' always
implies that there may be a wife someplace else.
- Bella Abzug

I would prefer to be a citizen of an independent country
rather than Emperor of an enslaved one.
- Bao Dai

I adore life but I don't fear death.
I just prefer to die as late as possible.
- Georges Simenon

I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner
because of the absence of falling coal.
- Peter Cook

I always prefer the big laugh.
That is always the objective, especially with a film like Scary Movie 2.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

My wife and I just prefer Seattle.
It's a beautiful city.
Great setting.
You open your front door in the morning and the air
smells like pine and the sea,
as opposed to bus exhaust.
- Ron Reagan

There's more depth to Lionel.
What I am finding so interesting about playing him
is there's all these different layers.
I prefer playing Lionel because he's a human being.
- John Glover

People should always have something which they prefer to life.
- Johann G. Seume

No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer
a good reputation to a good time.
- Helen Rowland

I think it's fine for girls to ask boys out.
I actually prefer it.
- Zac Efron

I prefer a man who will burn the flag and then wrap
himself in the Constitution to a man who will burn
the Constitution and then wrap himself in the flag.
- Craig Washington

I prefer the rather old and battered,
things with character, to the brand new.
- Rick Allen

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of
incurring the ridicule of others,
rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
- Frederick Douglass

I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
- Sophocles

Having spent so much time in a fictional world,
I prefer to read about the real world.
- Brent Spiner

I am very adamant about keeping my private life private.
I don't prefer to talk about my family.
- Luis Miguel

I prefer playing in the studio because you have much
more control over things.
- Michael Schenker

It sounds really arrogant, but my music's my favourite music ever.
I prefer it to anyone else's.
- Richard D. James

I guess many game music fans prefer original soundtrack albums.
- Nobuo Uematsu

I love it now that a large minority of people who are
handicapped prefer to call themselves crippled.
This is all part of the game, like queer theory.
- Leslie Fiedler

I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.
- Elizabeth II


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