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15 quotations by Richard Attenborough

QuoteWhat I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit.Quote

QuoteWell, 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.Quote

QuoteWell, 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.Quote

QuoteThere's nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay.Quote

QuotePier Angeli was in the movie called Sea of Sand that Guy Green directed where this idea came up.Quote

QuoteI think Tom Paine is one of the greatest men that's ever lived.Quote

QuoteI prefer fact to fiction.Quote

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

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteI do care about style. I do care, but I only care about style that serves the subject.Quote

QuoteI 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.Quote

QuoteDavid 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.Quote

QuoteAnd 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.Quote

QuoteAnd that is how I employ my time in cinema, saying things about people who I think have touched us in terms of our value judgement and by example.Quote

QuoteAnd I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.Quote