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Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley

A cello's soul is the resonance that makes it unique: how it was made, when it was made, who's played it. Mine may be who my parents were, what I know about life, who I love and have loved. All that makes my bones resonate. If a director is fortunate enough to tap into that, it's an endless well of information.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I don't think that making ourselves invulnerable to feeling any onslaught to our feelings will help us in life, ultimately. I think we only learn and grow by allowing ourselves to be really challenged by those feelings that do overwhelm us occasionally.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
Somewhere in your career, your work changes. It becomes less anal, less careful and more spontaneous, more to do with the information that your soul carries.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I've met holocaust survivor victims, through other films, and I know what survivor guilt is like.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
If your best friend has stolen your girlfriend, it does become life and death.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I think that Shakespeare had his male side and his female side extremely well developed. And this was a great quality of the Elizabethan, all-around Renaissance man. They were not afraid of their male side and their female side co-existing. This somewhere along the line got lost. And then it got misunderstood.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
The Dostoevsky in Russia is very alive.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice, rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I think that all of us either lose touch with the child inside us or try and hold onto it because it so precious to us and it's such an extraordinary part of our lives.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
If we hit the collective nerve of the audience on that night, that they would be standing up and rushing towards the stage to hug us.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I found the absolute thrill of translating ancient poetic text into totally visceral, tangible and even relevant, immediate and urgent language... I was thrilled by Shakespeare. It surprised me, my profound delight in deciphering Shakespeare and making it completely flesh-and-blood.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I may return to the stage, but not in the foreseeable future.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
The trick is to try and justify every word on the page and make sure my character is the man who would say that.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
It would frighten me if I were to learn somewhere along the line that all of those emotions had been suppressed throughout my entire life, that would be very scary, because nature would express them, somehow, in some form.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
If the director wishes to print it, then you have a series of choices, maybe millions of choices within that minute-and-a-half, or 80 seconds, or 2 minutes or however long or short the take is, you have all those choices committed to celluloid. I find that absolutely thrilling.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
In England, it's now Sir Ben. Mister has just disappeared. It's not even on my passport anymore. They've taken Mister away from me.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I always try to find something I admire about every character I play.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy... It's a tightrope to stay true to the character, true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I'm holding a mirror to the audience and telling them there is a violent person in all of us.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I didn't go to drama school because, from the first refusal I then, as I said, a couple of weeks later, was offered a professional job, where I am immensely grateful to the journey.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
As a singer, I might have fallen among thieves. I wonder if I'd still be alive by now.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I've never had to turn my hand to anything for monetary gain, other than pretending to be somebody else. I'm deeply fortunate.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
With narration, you have to be very accurate with your voice. It's a good exercise to do.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
But filming is good for you, because the crew isn't allowed to laugh. You can't get addicted to getting the laugh.More Ben Kingsley [04/11/2006 12:04:00]

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