Richard Burton Quotes
''Richard Burton is now my epitaph, my cross, my title, my image. I have achieved a kind of diabolical fame. It has nothing to do with my talents as an actor. That counts for little now. I am the diabolically famous Richard Burton.''Richard Burton (1925-1984), British stage and screen actor. Interview, 1963, ch. 21, quoted in Ruth Waterbury, Elizabeth Taylor (1964).
''When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.''Richard Burton (1925-1984), British stage and screen actor. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).
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From their folded mates they wander far,
Their ways seem harsh and wild;
They follow the beck of a baleful star,
Their paths are dream-beguiled.
Yet haply they sought but a wider range,
Some loftier mountain-slope,
And little recked of the country strange
Beyond the gates of hope.