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Quotes by Richard Attenborough on people, beliefs, mistakes, education, script, commentary, etc.

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Famous As: British Politician
Born On: August 29, 1923
Died On: August 24, 2014
Born In: Cambridge, England
Died At Age: 90

Richard Attenborough was a prolific English filmmaker, actor and entrepreneur. He was the life president of ‘Chelsea FC,’ the president of ‘British Academy of Film and Television Arts,’ and ‘Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.’ For his iconic film ‘Gandhi,’ he bagged in two ‘Academy Awards.’ He earned four ‘Golden Globe Awards,’ ‘BAFTA Fellowship Award,’ and four ‘BAFTA Awards.’ We have collected some quotable quotes by Richard Attenborough, excerpted from his movies, scripts, dialogues, and interviews. Take a look at quotes by Richard Attenborough on art, beliefs, animals, education, story, views, destiny, directors, punishment, screenwriting, care, opportunity and more.

Pier Angeli was in the movie called Sea of Sand that Guy Green directed where this idea came up.

Richard Attenborough

On my last day of shooting, I'd be happy to say 'Cut, it's a wrap' and fall off the twig.

Richard Attenborough

In other words, if you - the cost of promoting movies, the advertising and promotion of a movie, the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie.

Richard Attenborough

If you've ever seen the film In Which We Serve, but it was about a destroyer in the Mediterranean.

Richard Attenborough

I'm a passionate trade unionist.

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I was on my own union council for twenty-odd years.

Richard Attenborough

I want to be remembered as a storyteller.

Richard Attenborough

I think Tom Paine is one of the greatest men that's ever lived.

Richard Attenborough

I think it is obscene that we should believe that we are entitled to end somebody's life, no matter what that person has supposedly done or not done.

Richard Attenborough

I prefer fact to fiction.

Richard Attenborough

I passionately believe in heroes, but I think the world has changed its criteria in determining who it describes as a hero.

Richard Attenborough

I just love biography, and I'm fascinated by people who have shifted our destinies or our points of view.

Richard Attenborough

There's nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay.

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I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics.

Richard Attenborough

I don't blame people for their mistakes, but I do ask that they pay for them.

Richard Attenborough

I do care about style. I do care, but I only care about style that serves the subject.

Richard Attenborough

Well, you cannot think of cinema now, and you cannot think of cinema in the UK and not place Chaplin in the most extraordinary elevated context, if there can be such a thing, in that he was a genius, he was unique.

Richard Attenborough

I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose.

Richard Attenborough

I came from a family who believed in, in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have, related to the whole world, that you had to do something.

Richard Attenborough

I believe we need heroes...we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.

Richard Attenborough

What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit.

Richard Attenborough

I believe in trade unionism, and I believe in democracy, in democratic trade unionism.

Richard Attenborough

I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life.

Richard Attenborough

At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I'm safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them too.

Richard Attenborough

Art is not an elitist gift for a few select people. Art is for everyone.

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When asked what attribute he most admired in human nature, Mahatma Gandhi replied, simply and immediately, 'Courage'. 'Nonviolence', he said, 'is not to be used ever as the shield of the coward. It is the weapon of the brave.

Richard Attenborough

And that is how I employ my time in cinema, saying things about people who I think have touched us in terms of our value judgement and by example.

Richard Attenborough

And there are certain things, and they are evident, obviously, without being boring about it, but I mean obviously, the two evident and easy ones being Gandhi and Cry Freedom, there are things which I do care about very much and which I would like to stand up and be counted.

Richard Attenborough

I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with matters of which I am ignorant, that don't come within my ken and a rationale, a reason, and argument and so on, and I can't do that and I'm not in that bracket at all.

Richard Attenborough