Saturday, October 21, 2017 Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

Paul Scofield (1922 – 2008)


Award-winning English actor of stage and screen.
Page 1 of 1
Paul Scofield
As you get older, the more you know, so the more nervous you become. The risks are much bigger.
Scofield quotes
The only great actor I have worked with who was not in any sense a star ó there was no great publicity about him, no scandal about him, none of the attitude to stardom.
Scofield
It isn't difficult to leave King Lear or Macbeth, but once you have gone back to yourself, you want it to be the same self you have always been.




Scofield Paul quotes
I decided a long time ago I didnít want to be a star personality and live my life out in public. I donít think itís a good idea to wave personality about like a flag and become labeled.
Scofield Paul
I found at this point that effective acting wasn't what I wanted to do, that I didn't want to make effects, that I wanted, as it were, to leave an impression of a particular kind of human being.
Paul Scofield quotes
He brought you face to face with the unfathomable. No actor summoned with such authority the mysterious depths of human experience.
Paul Scofield
Privacy is not negotiable.
Scofield Paul quotes
Beneath the gentle modesty of his behavior lay the absolute assurance of a born artist.
Scofield
I feel incredibly lucky to have discovered early in my life, practically when I was a child, that I could do something that in the end I finally wanted to do all my life. It has something to do with being completely removed from oneself, which doesn't necessarily mean one is uncomfortable inside oneself. It just means it's a great relief to be inhabiting somebody else. It can be a tremendously liberating sensation.
Scofield Paul
If you want a title, what's wrong with Mr? If you have always been that, then why lose your title?
I have a title, which is the same one that I have always had.
But it's not political. I have a CBE, which I accepted very gratefully.
Paul Scofield
King Lear is undoubtedly the greatest play ever written by Shakespeare ó or anybody else for that matter. Hamlet is certainly great, but it doesn't contain as many elements of humanity as we see in Lear.




Page 1 of 1


© 2009–2013Quotes Privacy Policy | Contact