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Peter O'Toole - a great quote from a great man

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Slim Portly, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Slim Portly

    Slim Portly One Too Many

    I was watching TCM this morning and between movies they played an excerpt of an interview with the prodigiously talented Peter O'Toole. I thought this comment, in regards to his work ethic, was wonderful:

    “Many years ago I sent an old, beloved jacket to a cleaner, the Sycamore Cleaners. It was a leather jacket covered in Guinness and blood and marmalade, one of those jobs… and it came back with a little note pinned to it, and on the note it said, ‘It distresses us to return work which is not perfect.’ So that will do for me. That can go on my tombstone.“

  2. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

    "I drink now. But not like before. ***, who could?"

    Another good O'Toole line. :)
  3. Then again, I was once told by a very good director, "Never apologize for your performance". If you've given everything you've got, then that's all there is to give. If it's imperfect in one sense, it's still perfect in another.
    A man's reach should exceed his grasp.
  4. byronic

    byronic One of the Regulars

    Has anyone seen O'Toole in 'My favourite year'? He plays a declining, but still hell-raising, swashbuckling movie star (modelled on Errol Flynn), and has some side-splitting one-liners. Alas, i think they're a little too risque to repeat here.
  5. Slim Portly

    Slim Portly One Too Many

    Byronic, thanks for the reminder. I've been meaning to add that title to my Netlflix que.
  6. ODDLY, I was just recommending MyFavoriteYear to ROVER jsut the other nite, and mentioning some of Otoole's notorious interviews.
    Heres a Letterman interview where he tells the SycamoreCleaners story when asked what he'd want on his tombstone:
  7. I like this one...

    When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself.

    Peter O'Toole
  8. Lensmaster

    Lensmaster One of the Regulars

    Great movie, very funny. It's a great look at live tv in the 50's.

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