The best Quotes by Alec Guinness

The best Quotes by Alec Guinness

Sir Alec Guinness (born Alec Guinness de Cuffe; 2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an English actor. He appeared in Oliver Twist (1948), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), A Passage to India (1984), Ronald Neame's Scrooge (1970). He also portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy.

I don't know what else I could do but pretend to be an actor.

Quotes about Alec Guinness

I'm a comedic actor, not to mix words, but it's something I think about. A comedic actor. I like to think that Christopher Guest, Phil Hartman, Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness are comedic actors. And Dan Aykroyd, too. Those are my heroes.

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The Jedi are trained to let go. They're trained from birth. They're not supposed to form attachments. They can love people – in fact, they should love everybody. They should love their enemies; they should love the Sith. But they can't form attachments. So what all these movies are about is: greed. Greed is a source of pain and suffering for everybody.
The Star Wars films are my kids. I loved them, I created them, I'm very intimately involved in them and I sold them to the white slavers.
George Lucas - about selling the Star Wars franchise to Disney
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You can't sell newspapers by saying nice things about something, you can only sell newspapers by creating controversies. Critics aren't creators, they're destroyers.
Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.
You will find that many of the truths we cling to, depend greatly on our own point of view.
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Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
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The Force will be with you. Always.
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Your eyes can deceive you, don't trust them!
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In my experience, there's no such thing as luck.
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Your father's lightsaber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as random or as clumsy as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
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Why do I get the feeling you're going to be the death of me.
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The truth is often what we make of it.
Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Rebels - Season 3 Episode 20
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Don't forget, she's a politician, and they're not to be trusted.
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We will do exactly as the council has instructed. And you will learn your place, young one!
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Princess Leia Organa, you are wise, discerning, kindhearted. These are qualities that came from your mother. But you are also passionate and fearless, forthright. And these gifts are gifts from your father. Both were exceptional people who bore an exceptional daughter.
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You grow too aggressive, Anakin. Be mindful. A Jedi's goal is to defend life, not take it!
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But, tears were not the things to find their way to Mr. Bumble's soul; his heart was waterproof.
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Some people are nobody's enemies but their own.
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Please, sir, I want some more.
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It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.
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There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
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Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse; and in this workhouse was born; on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader, in this stage of the business at all events; the item of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter.
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It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.
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If you're curious, London's an amazing place.
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I've often thought a blind man could find his way through London simply by gauging the changes in innuendo: mild through Trafalgar Square, less veiled towards the river.
Louis Bayard - Mr. Timothy
I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London.
I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive.
London. The beating heart of England.
Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.
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Canada is a country of ingredients without a cuisine; we're a country with musicians without an indigenous instrument; Toronto's a city that doesn't even have a dish named after it.
I like smart jokes, I like dumb jokes, and I like dumb jokes done smartly.
Am I a trance medium? No. Have I got a gift psychically? Absolutely not. But I believe in the survival of consciousness after death.
We have the most beautiful planet - the Rockies, the purple fields of the United States, the Lake District, the Pyrenees, the turquoise seas of the tropics.
Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.

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