Laurence Olivier

1907 - 1989

A Quote by Sir Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton on disappointment, life, love, sacrifice, and time

Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.

Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)

Source: Los Aangeles Times, 26 Feb 1978.

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A Quote by Sir Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton on acting, heart, knowledge, and work

I don't know what is better than the work that is given to the actor - to teach the human heart the knowledge of itself.

Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)

Source: Look Magazine, 27 Jan 1970.

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A Quote by Sir Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton on boredom, kindness, and meaning

I'm rather bored by the subject - meaning me. It's a sort of a yoke, but at times you know, a yoke is a kind of comfort. And it's always there.

Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)

Source: Interview at age 72; in New York Times, 27 Feb 1980.

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A Quote by Sir Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton on instinct

Surely we have always acted; it is an instinct inherent in all of us. Some of us are better at it than others, but we all do it.

Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)

Source: Olivier on Acting in New York Times, 26 Oct 1986.

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A Quote by Sir Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier of Brighton

We ape, we mimic, we mock. We act.

Laurence Olivier (1907 - 1989)

Source: Olivier on Acting in New York Times, 26 Oct 1986.

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