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'Age is not important unless you're a cheese.'


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'People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.'


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'I cry out for order and find it only in art.'


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'Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.'


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'The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre.'


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'Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity.'


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'I'm leaving the screen because I don't think I am very good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream that I'm elegant on the stage.'


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'One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it.'


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'The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.'


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'From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.'


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'When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.'


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'When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.'


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'When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.'


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'The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.'


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'Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does.'


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'Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity.'


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'Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.'


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'There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that, nor our bed - the four-poster - I'll be needing that to die in.'

 

 

 

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