Angela Lansbury Quotes

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Angela Lansbury Quotes

Im the bionic woman. I have a very strong constitution, and I take excruciatingly good care of myself.
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Angela Lansbury Quotes: I never regretted what i turned down
I never regretted what I turned down.

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Here I am, I still go on, you know, like the tides.

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Mystery is something that appeals to most everybody.

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I made about 56 movies, I think. Not that many.

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I've worked with the greatest actors, and they're all gone. This is what's so desperate to me.

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I was put under contract. A major studio. I got nominated for an Academy Award. Isn't that ridiculous? I mean, at the age of 18!

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Angela Lansbury Quotes: The theater is magical and addictive
The theater is magical and addictive.

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I think of myself as a journeyman actress. I will attempt almost anything that I think that I can bring off. It could be almost anything.

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Clint Eastwood is an extraordinary director because he knows the value of a buck. He knows where it will show on the screen.

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I don't think about going back to the theater.

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Believe me, it jabs you. When you're on the side of buses and New York loves you, you love to go out there every night. It's like a race. Curtain opens, out you go, and New York is yours.

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I have never directed. But I think I could. I have thought about it. I'm a bit long in the tooth to start.

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Angela Lansbury Quotes: We all have levels of performance
We all have levels of performance.

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I started in London, as a kid. My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent. She was an actress, so I inherited it from her. But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather, who was a great politician.

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Angela Lansbury Quotes: The purpose of etiquette is to provide
The purpose of etiquette is to provide an easy set of rules which we can follow when we are in a hurry and want to make sure that we do not give offense to anybody.

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Better to be busy than to be busy worrying.

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As a kid, I just was a contract player at MGM Studios. They put me into goodness knows how many different roles.Some of them were wonderful and some of them were very just distasteful and awful because I was playing out of my age range and I was thoroughly uncomfortable, let's put it that way. So it took me many years to find my acting feet.

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Because lifestyles are changing constantly the rules of etiquette are changing too
a little slower than lifestyles perhaps, but still changing.

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Angela Lansbury Quotes: You just have to be open and ready and
You just have to be open and ready, and let it all happen.

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I have heard Mr. Romney's speech's many times on television and the radio and I have even read his book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness and I must say that out of all the gentleman running for the presidency Mr. Romney is, in my opinion, the best one to fit the bill.

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I honestly consider that the greatest gift to me, is the reaction that I get from my work. That is a given which I never, ever take for granted. But to be given that by audiences, individuals, on the street, in the theater, is an extraordinary feeling.

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I'm not going to be dancing with the stars at this stage in my life. But I want to dance and bop around, and I did, and I can.

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Angela Lansbury Quotes: I very seldom said no and i was aided
I very seldom said no, and I was aided and abetted by my husband, who realized that the one thing I could do was to be a very good actress, by his note.

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Now the Gielgud Theater is a very famous old theater, because it was originally called the Globe, and the Globe is where my mother made her very first professional appearance in London, was at the Globe Theater.

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Angela Lansbury Quotes: I havent been back to london for 40
I haven't been back to London for 40 years to do a play, so to play Madame Arcati there, she would be tickled to death knowing that that was what I was doing. I hope she would. She was a wonderfully unique and very special, very darling woman.

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I usually arrive at the first rehearsal with a vague memory of most of it. But the real work happens in rehearsal, oddly enough, because what happens is that you match the words to the movement, and once you know where you're moving, then the words that accompany that movement become not locked into your mind and your brain and your whole body.

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It's better not to try to learn all the lines by rote. It's a very bad idea, in fact. You have to do it by using the process, and as I say, the process is to learn during rehearsals, and that's how you'll do it.

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I'm Angie to everybody, you've got to learn.

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Angela Lansbury Quotes: You learn the values that are inherent
You learn the values that are inherent in the scene that the writer has written. You learn about who you as a character are in relation to those others who are working with you within that scene.

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Psychologically, you learn the values that are inherent in the dialogue, and you learn to apply it to the way you read the lines. That's acting. You're not yourself saying those lines, you're somebody else.

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I can't say that I pursued a career. I really didn't, it just sort of happened.

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The thing I always say is that I wasn't going out reaching for roles, I wasn't fighting for roles - people came to me. They always came to me.

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Angela Lansbury Quotes: I dont care whether its a chance meeting
I don't care whether it's a chance meeting or playing a role that you thought was totally wrong but you did it anyway. It will often turn out to be the thing that will lead you to the role which is sublime.

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I'd been out of the movies for years, I had had a wonderful stage career, yes, in musicals and so on, but you don't really make any money in the theater.

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I had no idea that such a thing could happen. It never occurred to me.My son told me. He called me and said, "Darling, I just wanted you to know that you have been chosen to receive an honorary Academy Award." I was in the back of this car, and I said, "Oh," and burst into tears, of course, because it was so unexpected and quite wonderful. I thought it's been worth hanging around all these years.

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All I knew how to do was to act. That's the only thing I had in my favor. That was the thing that propelled me forward.

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Angela Lansbury Quotes: Well oddly enough i liken the years at
Well oddly enough, I liken the years at MGM, and I was there for about eight years, to doing stock, what we used to call repertory or stock, playing a whole bunch of different roles.

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You learn a great deal that you can feed into your craft which gives you the experience that you actually need later on, when you start to get the really great roles. You've played that part to a certain degree in that picture, and you played that one in that, and so on. You add it all up, and you have that experience.

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Actually the years when I was playing totally un - well, they were just roles that just went by the board, you wouldn't want to know. But anyway, I'm glad I had that chance to build my craft.

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I really wanted to go back to the theater, the live theater. That was the thing I had never had a chance to do, even though I had trained to be a stage actress.

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Everything I did actually helped to build the revenue, shall we say, of experience, which enabled me to play a variety of roles as I got older.

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I just went along for the ride. It was a God-given gift. It is. So you can't say well, you wasted your life because you spent all of it acting, but I think gosh, I've never been to China, I've never been to Japan. I've never been to Yellowstone Park.

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I can't say that I deserve longlife; I don't. I've just been around long enough. They say, "My God, she's still here."

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I honestly feel that "Murder, She Wrote" stands alone, as many of the other great shows of the past 35, 40 years do. It stands alone, and it's still on. It's still all over the world, "Murder, She Wrote," Jessica Fletcher and "Murder, She Wrote."

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Angela Lansbury Quotes: Im the bionic woman i have a very strong
I'm the bionic woman. I have a very strong constitution, and I take excruciatingly good care of myself.

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I played the Piccadilly Theater with "Gypsy" and also the Old Vic, and I've done other shows in London, but not for 40 years.

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They're great devotees of Noel Coward in England, of course, he's a favorite son, and so to play Coward in London is such fun, and anyway, the role is such a crazy lady. I just love doing that.

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My memory about names and places now is dreadful. But lines, I can remember.

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Angela Lansbury Quotes: Unfortunately because the theater is
Unfortunately, because the theater is always a poor relation when it comes to making the nut, it's not easy to get the audience in to see a play, unless you have a name that is recognizable, that the audience wants to see and is prepared to pay the $125 to see.

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The collaboration really begins once the rehearsal starts. This is when the actor takes his place, because he becomes the one who is going to bring the words of the author off the page.

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