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Montgomery Clift
(1920-1966) born on
Oct 17
US actor. He was best known for playing troubled heros: "From Here to Eternity," 1953; "The Misfits," 1961.
         
   
F
The only line that's wrong in Shakespeare is "holding a mirror up to nature." You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with a situation. If it were a mirror we would have no art.

R
The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom.
A
If a man don't go his own way, he's nothin.
N
Look," he said, "if you're playing Romeo and your Juliet is a pig, you find something you can love about pigs!"
K
I have enough money to get by. I'm not independently wealthy, just independently lazy, I suppose.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
R: In "The Book of Quotes," by Barbara Rowes, 1979.
A: From an Internet collection of quotations.
N: From an Internet collection of quotations.
K: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.
   


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