Alan Bates - Quotes

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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.

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.

I think that can happen, that two people can love each other and not be able to get on at all. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

You've got to have steel in you somewhere. ---->>>

I think actors are privileged. Acting feeds you. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

You can't always go by the book, even in comedy. ---->>>

I do believe in living out your own time, unless it's absolutely impossible, which it is for some people. ---->>>

People ask, how do you cope, and all I can say is that you do. ---->>>

Biography

Alan Bates profile (alan-bates.jpg)
Nationality: British
Born: 02-17, 1934
Birthplace: Allestree, Derby, Derbyshire, England
Die: 12-27, 2003
Occupation: Actor
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Sir Alan Arthur Bates, CBE (17 February 1934 – 27 December 2003) was an English actor who came to prominence in the 1960s, when he appeared in films ranging from the popular children's story Whistle Down the Wind to the "kitchen sink" drama A Kind of Loving. He is also known for his performance with Anthony Quinn in Zorba the Greek, as well as his roles in King of Hearts, Georgy Girl, Far From the Madding Crowd and The Fixer, in which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor (wikipedia)