I don't mind playing absolute bastards... I just don't want to play the grouch.

— Hume Cronyn

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I'm going to teach you to HATE spending money.

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I'm a taskmaster. I was brought up that way, and I'm sure I imposed that on my kids.

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The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.

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I fill my life with a lot of 'busyness' in between jobs.

Then I work very hard. Some of it is quite unhealthy. It's compulsive. I don't know what to do about it. I'm a little old to change.

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To go on being an actor, you need sheer animal energy.

If you can't restock your energy, you have to hide your lack of it.

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I try to read everything that's sent me - play scripts, movie scripts - but I've had to make a rule. If the author hasn't grabbed me by Page 25, the piece goes back with a note of apology.

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I do a lot of planning and plotting. That's my greatest weakness. If I'm not terribly careful, I'll plan to a point where it could come out cut and dried.

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I find it very difficult just to sit. I would love to learn how to do that with contentment.

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