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37 quotations by Bela Lugosi

QuoteYou can't make people believe in you if you play a horror part with your tongue in your cheek.Quote

QuoteWomen have a predestination to suffering.Quote

QuoteTo win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula.Quote

QuoteThe vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success.Quote

QuoteThe stage is near and dear to me.Quote

QuoteThe role seemed to demand that I keep myself worked up to fever pitch, so I took on the actual attributes of the horrible vampire, Dracula.Quote

QuoteThe love-bite, it is the beginning. You will be irresistible.Quote

QuoteThe former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies.Quote

QuoteThe actor depends wholly on himself. He gives his performance in what, to him, seems the most effective manner.Quote

QuotePeople, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants.Quote

QuoteMy close-up was magnificent!Quote

QuoteMy body grew hot, then cold. I tried to eat the bed sheets. My heart beat madly. Every joint in my body ached. When I took the cure they took it all away from me.Quote

QuoteMartyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.Quote

QuoteIt was hell to go through what I went through. I didn't know I had so many friends. Many people gave a damn about my situation. They helped cure me.Quote

QuoteIt took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.Quote

QuoteIt took me years to live down Dracula and convince the film producers that I would play almost any other type of role.Quote

QuoteIt is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.Quote

QuoteIt is women who bear the race in bloody agony. Suffering is a kind of horror. Blood is a kind of horror. Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream. It is a biological thing.Quote

QuoteIn the studio the director controls the actor's every move, every inflection, every expression.Quote

QuoteIn making theories, always keep a window open so that you can throw one out if necessary.Quote

QuoteIn Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.Quote

QuoteIn Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a decision.Quote

QuoteIf you are not serious, people will sense it.Quote

QuoteIf my accent betrayed my foreign birth, it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers.Quote

QuoteI've been using narcotics for 20 years.Quote

QuoteI'll take any story if it's good.Quote

QuoteI'll be truthful. The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me.Quote

QuoteI'd like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting, down-to-earth person.Quote

QuoteI studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree.Quote

QuoteI have never met a vampire personally, but I don't know what might happen tomorrow.Quote

QuoteI have lived too completely, I think. I have known every human emotion.Quote

QuoteI guess I'm pretty much of a lone wolf. I don't say I don't like people at all, but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds.Quote

QuoteI enjoy my work. I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting pleasure out of the profession.Quote

QuoteEvery actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman.Quote

QuoteDeath, the final, triumphant lover.Quote

QuoteActors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers than they were by the state.Quote

QuoteA screen actor is compensated in the knowledge that millions will see his performance at one time, where only hundreds will see it on the stage.Quote