Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Alan Bates

You've got to have steel in you somewhere.
Alan Bates
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I think that can happen, that two people can love each other and not be able to get on at all.
Alan Bates
No film should try to follow a trend, and do what film people think the public wants. There's no such thing as knowing what the public wants.
Alan Bates
I have always tried to work according to what affects me, to a script that I like because it touches me in some way, without deliberately pursuing a commercial career or a particular image.
Alan Bates
I've never believed much in that holding hands kind of love. I've always thought that love is about two different personalities trying to confront life, trying to make sense of their responsibilities, to themselves, to each other, and to the wider society.
Alan Bates
I think actors are privileged. Acting feeds you.
Alan Bates
You can't always go by the book, even in comedy.
Alan Bates
An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor.
Alan Bates
I do believe in living out your own time, unless it's absolutely impossible, which it is for some people.
Alan Bates
You can time a part perfectly and play it badly. And some people have very individual offbeat timing, which is their own. It works simply because they are who they are.
Alan Bates
Occasionally I do things against my inner voice, but you really should go for the thing that touches you most-even if you don't quite know why it does.
Alan Bates
People ask, how do you cope, and all I can say is that you do.
Alan Bates