Hal Holbrook Quotes

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Hal Holbrook Quotes

I think I may drop dead on the stage someday. I hate to think of it. But its getting tough on me, the travel. The show, I somehow manage to rise up to it, you know. But I have no desire to retire.
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Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.

— Hal Holbrook

I don't have a director. The audience directs me.

— Hal Holbrook

I like to be who I am.

— Hal Holbrook

Lobbyists in Washington are making six figure salaries selling our government out to the corporate interests and we just sit and smile as if nothing is happening while the poor folks are getting poorer and their pharmaceutical bills rise.

— Hal Holbrook

[Mark] Twain called Congress "the only distinctly native criminal class in America. We've lately sent a United States Senator to the penitentiary." That was a fact.

— Hal Holbrook

I walked the streets of New York for two years begging for a job, and I couldn't get one.

— Hal Holbrook

I tended to lean toward character work. I love to disguise myself.

— Hal Holbrook

The interesting scope of Mark Twain's development as a human being is that he grew. He saw, he travelled, he studied this country and later the world with the eye of a man educating himself. This is a central fact in the Mark Twain legacy. He became an American spokesman for the ideals of racial equality and dignity for the working man because he was willing to look the world in its face and see, really see what was happening to the people in it.

— Hal Holbrook

I don't play golf. Mark Twain is golf to me.

— Hal Holbrook

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