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All Quotes by author - Martin Landau
" Ageism is something that does exist. "
" A good director makes a playground and allows you to play. "
" Bad guys don't think they're bad guys. Hitler probably thought he was a wonderful guy doing some wonderful and righteous work for Germany. "
" Everything that has happened to me is of value to me. As painful as certain things are, and have been, and were, there's a use for those things in my life and in my work. "
" Great teachers are the ones who inspire you. "
" Harry Dean Stanton, Anjelica Huston - a lot of people have studied with me. It's paying my dues. "
" I always treat each take as a rehearsal for the next take. That way you can find stuff and keep adding and playing until they tell me to stop. "
" I always tried to play the bad guys as guys who didn't know they were bad guys. There are villains we run into all the time, but they don't think they are doing anything wrong. If they do, they think they are cunning and smart. When people break laws and ethical rules, they justify it in their own terms. "
" I did 12 shows in 13 weeks at a summer theater in Maine where we were paid $35 a week. After taxes and $25 for room and board, I had enough money for a pack of cigarettes and a bowl of lobster bisque. "
" I did theatrical caricatures. "
" I felt I knew Lugosi. Like him, I had worked for good directors and terrible directors. "
" I had hair down to my shoulders, a beard and mustache. I was crude and rude. "
" I hung around with Jason Robards, Richard Harris, Robert Shaw, Richard Burton. I knew not to match them for drinks. "
" I'm very proud of Space 1999. Its success paved the way for other sci-fi shows to follow. My hope is that the DVD release will help it reach a new generation of fans. "
" I played a wide variety of roles. "
" It's good to make people laugh. "
" I've always been interested in science fiction. "
" I've got two daughters, and it's impossible for me to say one of them is a favorite. "
" I was offered the Gene Hackman role in 'The Poseidon Adventure' four times, and I turned it down four times. I didn't want to do that movie. I called it the upside down boat. "
" Life is a roller coaster. There are ups; there are downs. There are hills; there are valleys, peaks, and so on. "
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" My mantra is 'stay perpendicular.' Horizontal is not as good. "
" People think I'm a very serious actor, which I am. But you know, if you don't have a sense of humor doing what I do, you perish. "
" The Italian tough guys, dey talk real deep like dis down in dere chests... while the Irish speak way high-ah, up here in their heads. "
" The real good comedians, like Chaplin, would make you laugh and a second later, cry. "
" The winners shouldn't necessarily win, and the losers shouldn't necessarily lose. "
" You can have immediate regrets, but if you look at stuff and say, 'Things happen for a reason', there's a fatalistic thing about it. Something will happen that will justify it in some way. "
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