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" You may be modest and un-egotistical in your life; I'm quite ordinary. But I play big egotistical parts. "
" I was at a pretty rough school, and the only thing I was good at was art. "
" I directed Bebe Neuwirth in 'Here Lies Jenny' at the Post Street Theatre. I was gobsmacked - the audiences were extremely knowledgeable, affectionate, interested, and not cynical. "
" No lens is quick enough to track the movement of the human body. The molecules are always moving. "
" I am an anthologist, you see. I sort of make anthologies for people. "
" I wish I'd played Coriolanus. "
" Rattigan's world demanded unwavering trust in principles, loyalty, and virtue. At the time of this play - Rattigan was writing this play in 1947 about an incident that took place in 1914 - should a boy say he didn't do something, his father would believe him; a British father would take the defense of his son's honor to his grave. "
" I don't think perfection is possible. I think you can attempt to reach perfection, but I don't think it's a possible thing. I think perfection is a moving point, and we spend our artistic lives chasing it. "
" Sometimes the most excruciating experiences in rehearsals and performances yield the most beautiful work. "
" Nothing in the world in perfect. Even a still photograph. "
" Arthur Winslow is one of the great parts. "
" Well-written plays deserve to be learned from and understood properly, both by actors and audiences alike, and Rattigan's very human characters help us do that. "
" The Elizabethan mind wanted and demanded that one word could mean 50 things. What Shakespeare offers us is not ambiguity; it's choices. "
" I was 36 when I played Nicholas Nickleby. "
" I got out of this school and went to Camberwell College of Arts, a terribly prestigious thing to do. I was there to be a painter. And I sketched so well that, a year later, I was sent to Slade School of Fine Art, one of the great art schools. "
" Everything happens every night for this audience, and it's a very special occasion to come to the theatre. "
" The hard thing is making sure you work with wonderful people and that you get something out of it so that you can get better as an actor. "
" I'm really interested in the form, putting one piece up against another and finding something corroborative in another voice. I've done a lot of that. "
" Most of my enjoyable times in the theater have been working in a group. "
" I was really serious about painting, so I could never be a Sunday painter. You can't just switch it on and off. "
" After I left the R.S.C., I did a musical, 'Masquerade,' where I played a rabbit. I was the lead. "
" That's been the tragedy of my life, actually. I've always looked younger than I am. "
" Anything I do is as theatrical as I can get it. "
" I love to see people blossom. "
" Rattigan wrote some very good plays. "