Errol´s unique and remarkable quotes!

18 Oct
  • Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
  • Guys, I don’t sing and I don’t dance. I don’t know how I can entertain you.
  • I allow myself to be known as a colorful fragment in a drab world.
  • I do what I like.
  • I’m thinking of giving up acting and devoting myself to full-time litigation.
  • I don’t care if she doesn’t know how to cook – so long as she doesn’t know a good lawyer.
  • I felt rich when I had accumulated twenty-five dollars.
  • I felt like an impostor, taking all that money for reciting ten or twelve lines of nonsense a day.
  • If there’s anyone listening to whom I owe money, I’m prepared to forget it if you are.
  • I got more of a kick out of writing than I do out of making pictures.
  • I get the feeling that life is slipping by me – the time is passing and I am not living fully.
  • I had now made about 45 pictures, but what had I become? I knew all too well: a phallic symbol. All over the world I was, as a name and personality, equated with sex.
  • I suppose most of us act all our lives. We have a facade, a front. We imagine ourselves to be what we’re not, don’t we?
  • It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper.
  • It was pleasant to be carefree and irresponsible – but these days, there doesn’t seem to be any geography left in which to be carefree and irresponsible.
  • I’ve lived twice and I’ve had a marvelous life.
  • I’ve made six or seven good films – the others, not so good.
  • My father was never anti-anything in our house.
  • My job is to defy the normal.
  • My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
  • The public has always expected me to be a playboy, and a decent chap never lets his public down.
  • They’ve great respect for the dead in Hollywood, but none for the living.
  • You once liked the blissful mobility, but then you wonder, who’s the real you? And who’s the chap on the screen? You know, I catch myself acting out my life like a goddamn script.
  • Women won’t let me stay single and I won’t let me stay married.
  • I hadn’t the least idea of what I was doing, except that I was supposed to be an actor.
    • After working three weeks on In the Wake of the Bounty, his first film.
  • I like my whisky old and my women young.
    • Said often, half-jokingly
  • My dream of happiness: A quiet spot by the Jamaican seashore looking out at the activity in the ocean, hearing the wind sob with the beauty and the tragedy of everything. Looking out over nine miles of ocean, hearing some happy laughter near-by. Sitting under an almond tree, with the leaf spread over me like an umbrella.
  • “I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun, and I’ve enjoyed it, every minute of it.”
    • From a 1958 CBC radio interview with Tony Thomas.
  • “No, I like this half of life best and I want to live it to the hilt.”
    • Alexis Smith, co-star, asking Errol if he wanted to live to be an old man.

— Don Jan


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