100+ Christopher Lee Quotes That You Just Cannot Miss

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Christopher Lee quotes that you just cannot miss. There are so many Christopher Lee quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Christopher Lee quotes exists just do that.

Christopher Lee had been a very famous English actor, singer and also an author. Christopher Lee has a career that spans over 70 years, and he had been well-known for playing villains, and his role as Count Dracula in the Hammer Horror films made him popular. Christopher Lee’s other movie roles are Saruman in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), and also the Hobbit trilogy. Christopher Lee has starred as Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Christopher Lee had been knighted for services to charity and drama in the year, 2009, and had earned the BAFTA Fellowship in the year, 2011. Christopher Lee had earned the BFI Fellowship, and his best performance is that of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic called, Jinnah (1998). Christopher Lee has starred in The Wicker Man.

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“If I had any deadly secrets, I wouldn’t still be alive.”

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“To be a legend, you’ve either got to be dead or excessively old!”

Christopher Lee famous quotes“I turn to the ‘Telegraph’s’ obituaries page with trepidation.”

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“Comedy is the most difficult thing to do. Easily the most difficult.”

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“I made three films with Boris Karloff. He was absolutely wonderful.”

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“Acting as a profession came to me by chance: in 1946, after the war, I was having lunch with my cousin, who was the Italian ambassador, and he asked, ‘What are you going to do now you’re out of uniform?’ I said, ‘I’m pretty inventive, and I can imitate people,’ and he said, ‘Have you thought about being an actor?'”

“As far as I am concerned, Don Quixote is the most metal fictional character that I know. Single handed, he is trying to change the world, regardless of any personal consequences.”

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“Every actor has to make terrible films from time to time, but the trick is never to be terrible in them.”

“I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers.”

“I did play Ramses II once, who lived to be 91 and had 120 children, but he died 4,000 years ago.”

“I don’t really like long flights any more – I find them too tiring. Flying always involves the same things these days – huge crowds at airports, waiting around, late take-offs, weather problems, and so on. I don’t really enjoy travelling. I don’t imagine anyone does except young children.”

“I haven’t spent my entire career playing the guy in the bad hat, although I have to say that the bad guy is frequently much more interesting than the good guy.”

“I knew Vincent Price from films – he was a big movie star – but the first time I met him was when we filmed ‘The Oblong Box.'”

“I still think ‘The Lord of the Rings’ is the greatest literary achievement in my lifetime. Like so many other people, I couldn’t wait for the second and then the third book. Nothing like it had ever been written.”

“I was always interested in enchantment and magicians and still am.”

“Ian Fleming was my cousin, and he wanted me to play Dr. No, but by the time he got around to remembering to tell the producers, they’d already cast someone else. Spilt milk!”

“I’m much softer than people think. I don’t present to the world an emotional face. I’m pretty good at self-control, but I am easily moved.”

“It’s what you don’t see that keeps you on the edge of your seat in any kind of film – leave it to the imagination of the viewer.”

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“I’ve worked with Tim Burton five times, and it’s just like being part of a family; life doesn’t get much better than that.”

“Let’s just say I was in Special Forces and leave it at that. People can read into that what they like.”

“My favourite country is Finland because once you get to a certain point, you can drive for hours without seeing a single person. I love peace and quiet – something I don’t get very often.”

“My great-grandmother was born in London, the daughter of a Brixton coachman, and became the most famous singer in Australia. Her name was Marie Carandini, Madame Carandini.”

“One of the first things a British visitor to Southern California discovers is that he must have a car. Freeways. Bad public transport. I took driving lessons.”

“Somebody once asked me how I found Peter Jackson, and I said: ‘Well, I parted his hair, and there he was.'”

“‘The Impossible Dream’ is, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs ever written. Here is a man, an old man, a very old man full of daring, bravery, courage, determination, romanticism and dreams.”

“The most important film I made, in terms of its subject and the great responsibility I had as an actor, was a film I did about the founder of Pakistan called ‘Jinnah.'”

“The saddest country I went to was Romania, years ago, during Ceausescu’s rule.”

“The secret to a long marriage in the film industry? Marry someone wonderful, as I did. And always have her come along on location.”

“The song “My Way” is a very remarkable song. It is also difficult to sing because you’ve got to convince people that what you’re singing about is the truth. It’s a man who is very proud of having achieved everything that he’s achieved his way.”

“The thing I have always tried to do is surprise people: to present them with something they didn’t expect.”

“‘The Wicker Man’ for me, as an actor, was definitely the best film I’ve ever done.”

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“We don’t always get the kind of work we want, but we always have a choice of whether to do it with good grace or not.”

“What’s really important for me is, as an old man, I’m known by my own generation and the next generation know me, too.”

“When I first read “Lord of the Rings”, I wanted to see a film of it. But at that time, the technology wasn’t there, there was no such thing as CGI.”

“When I was very young – around the age of nine – my family used to go to a house in Somerset that my stepfather rented every summer. There was fishing, lakes and riding.”

“When the Second World War finished, I was 23, and already I had seen enough horror to last me a lifetime. I’d seen dreadful, dreadful things, without saying a word. So seeing horror depicted on film doesn’t affect me much.”

“You can learn Elvish, if you want. It’s a language like Italian and English. You can learn to read it, you can learn to write it, and you can learn to speak it.”

“A whole new career opened up for me when I was in ‘Lord Of The Rings’ and ‘Star Wars.'”

“Acting is like a snowstorm or perhaps a large empty vacuum. I`m not deluded by the fact that I`m getting all these offers for work, I`m very happy about it, but I know also that there is the other side and who knows, next year, they may not offer me anything. You never know.”

“Before ‘Lord of the Rings,’ some people would have just classed Peter Jackson as a horror director. But there is a mind there.”

“Films are now made by accountants. They pick a pretty young female or male face out of the air and give them a part – not because they think that person is right for it or is ready for it, but because they think that person will make them money.”

“I am never going to stop playing the villain. I would be foolish to do so because the audiences apparently enjoy watching me, and who am I to say no?”

“I did radio, I did television, I did opera, I did films in which I had very, very little to say. But I had a lot of experience in front of the camera, and that’s what really counts”

“I didn’t want to be known as a man who only made horror films. I made some – very few.”

“I don’t play long parts. They must be short parts, but they’ve got to be parts that mean something, that matter, where people will notice when I’m on the screen, and people will remember the character after they’ve seen the film.”

“I don’t think anyone has ever succeeded in putting Ian Fleming’s James Bond up on the screen. The closest in my opinion is Pierce Brosnan.”

“I dont want to sound gloomy, but, at some point of your lives, every one of you will notice that you have in your life one person, one friend whom you love and care for very much. That person is so close to you that you are able to share some things only with him. For example, you can call that friend, and from the very first maniacal laugh or some other joke you will know who is at the other end of that line. We used to do that with him so often. And then when that person is gone, there will be nothing like that in your life ever again.”

“I have been metal all my life, only I did not know about it. The people in this album (Charlemagne) and I, share the same values.”

“I have made a lot of movies, but I don’t see any point in talking about films I don’t think are terribly good. I have been in a few. I don’t know any actor that hasn’t.”

“I lived for 10 years in Los Angeles, and the one element that surpasses everything else – that you are very conscious of – is fear. You can smell it.”

“I occasionally used to pop into Hammer House to say hello, cadge a drink or something and Jim was always great I also used to see a lot of him at Variety Club things, where he did wonderful work. He thoroughly deserved his knighthood.”

“I stopped appearing as Dracula in 1972 because in my opinion the presentation of the character had deteriorated to such an extent, particularly bringing him into the contemporary day and age, that it really no longer had any meaning.”

“I think acting is a mixture of instinct, imagination and inventiveness. All you can learn as an actor is basic technique.”

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“I think that – apart from the fields of science and medicine – we live in an age of decline. Look at the world. There is decline in morals, ideals, manners, respect, truthfulness: just about everything, in fact.”

“I thought that people should know about the dangers of Satanism, and diabolism does exist – there’s no question about it.”

“I was always fascinated by fairy stories, fantasy, you know, demons, necromancers, gods and goddesses, everything that is out of our kin and out of our everyday world. I was always interested in enchantment and magicians and still am.”

“I was attached to the SAS from time to time, but we are forbidden – former, present, or future – to discuss any specific operations.”

“I was once asked what I thought was the most disquieting thing you could see on the screen and I said, ‘an open door.'”

“I wasn’t a spy. I’d have been spotted in five seconds. Yes, I was in intelligence, but that covered a multitude of things.”

“I wouldn’t say that Mac OS X is a make or break product for Apple, but it’s close. But it can move Apple into spaces where it’s not been, or been strong, before. At MYOB, we look at our job as being translators: translating the language of business into the language of accounting. We need to use tools given to us by the authors of operating systems. The Mac side and OS X gives us a tool set that lets us do our jobs as translators better than any other tool set on the planet. It’s up to us to use those tools to move up to the next level.”

“I’m familiar with some of the cases he was involved in, and I wanted to pay my respects.”

“I’m still asked a great deal about ‘The Wicker Man’ because it’s become one of the great cult movies of all time. That’s the story of my career, really, making cult movies. And I’ve always said it’s the best film I’ve ever made.”

“In 1956, the success of the Hammer films kick-started my career. That immediately gave me a name and a face to go with it. I will always be grateful to Hammer for that.”

“In Britain, any degree of success is met with envy and resentment.”

“Intuit made their bed five years ago when they said they wouldn’t be updating QuickBooks for the Mac. Now they’re doing the same with QuickBooks for the Web. Obviously, they don’t consider the Mac experience as important, but we do. Those who like the Mac platform should check us out.”

“It’s a band singing on how metal should be played, the effect it has on the band and its listeners.”

“I’ve always acknowledged my debt to Hammer. I’ve always said I’m very grateful to them. They gave me this great opportunity, made me a well known face all over the world for which I am profoundly grateful.”

“I’ve been for 10 years trying to make something out of my life as an actor. I’ve learned a lot but I haven’t done much that’s worthwhile. So maybe if I make people wonder what I really do look like and make myself unrecognizable, they will be interested and intrigued, which eventually, of course, happened.”

“I’ve done a lot of films that have become iconic, not necessarily because of me.”

“I’ve seen many men die right in front of me – so many in fact that I’ve become almost hardened to it. Having seen the worst that human beings can do to each other, the results of torture, mutilation and seeing someone blown to pieces by a bomb, you develop a kind of shell. But you had to. You had to. Otherwise we would never have won.”

“Johnny Depp, as far as I’m concerned, is number one. Of his generation, there’s no one who can touch him. Some performers, today, it’s like looking at holes in the air.”

“Lon Chaney and Boris Karloff didn’t like the word ‘horror’. They, like I, went for the French description: ‘the theatre of the fantastique’.”

“Making films has never just been a job to me, it is my life. I have some interests outside of acting – I sing and I’ve written books, for instance – but acting is what keeps me going, it’s what I do, it gives life purpose.”

“My father’s family can be traced back to 1400. I’ve been told by gypsies that there is unmistakeably gypsy blood in me. Lee is a gypsy name, you know.”

“On the Italian side, we can trace the family back 2,000 years. I have a cousin in Rome, a famous archaeologist, Count Andrea Carandini, who was in Lombardy and came across some pottery with the original name of the family, Carandinus, painted on it.”

“Once asked if he felt wearied by the constant onslaught of autograph seekers, actor Gregory Peck replied that he would be more worried when they stopped asking.”

“People should not pass judgment until they have seen the film.”

“Peter Jackson’s instincts are extraordinary, as is his stamina.”

“Someone asked me yesterday if Dracula met Saruman and there was a fight, who would win. I just looked at this man. What an idiotic thing to say. I mean, really, it was half-witted.”

“The Dracula movies are probably some of the most famous and enduring ones there are and I am very grateful to them, for sure.”

“The first ‘Charlemagne’ album is metal, of course, but what I sang was more symphonic.”

“There are certain things producers ask you to do, and when I was starting out, I said yes to everything. I was asked, for ‘Quo Vadis,’ to drive a chariot. I said, ‘Oh yes. I’m licenced for all vehicles.’ Two days later, I was sitting in this dustbin with two very aggressive horses. I didn’t stay in it for long.”

“There are many vampires in the world today – you only have to think of the film business.”

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“There is a dark side in all of us. And for us ‘bad’ people, the bad side dominates. I think there is a great sadness in villains, and I have tried to put that across. We cannot stop ourselves doing what we are doing.”

“There is something sad about malevolence, to be wicked. I have always tried to make that come across in the villains I have played.”

“There was a gap of seven years between the first and second Dracula movies. In the second one as everybody knows, I didn’t speak, because I said I couldn’t say the lines.”

“There’s no question that the Mac is a niche player right now. But MYOB isn’t a broad-based consumer company, so we can be more effective targeting niches than spending $40-$50 million on marketing. Intuit is a consumer marketing company and is trying to be everything to everybody. Our mission is to increase customers’ efficiency and profitability. That may be a niche business in a niche market, but we think we fit in real well with the Mac.”

“We don’t live in a particularly attractive world. I don’t really remember, except as a small boy, anything but a pretty grim world.”

“We threw a lot of rock yesterday, and we’re throwing more rock this afternoon.”

“You could come in, know the proprietor, know the menu, know what you wanted to eat before you arrived and know you will be treated with friendship and respect and see someone you know.”

“I stopped appearing as Dracula in 1972 because in my opinion the presentation of the character had deteriorated to such an extent, particularly bringing him
into the contemporary day and age, that it really no longer had any meaning.”

“Lon Chaney and Boris Karloff didn’t like the word “horror”. They, like I, went for the French description: “the theatre of the fantastique”.”

“There are many vampires in the world today – you only have to think of the film business.”

“In Britain, any degree of success is met with envy and resentment.”

“I will play no more monsters. Dracula is different; he is such an exciting person.”

“A real actor has to have an awful lot of imagination, and I do have a great deal.”

“You can never be a proper actor without good instincts.”

“I would rather have been an opera singer than anything else.”

“[from an interview in 2011] Please don’t describe me as a “horror legend”. I moved on from that.”

“I hate being idle. As dear Boris [Boris Karloff] used to say, when I die I want to die with my boots on.”

“Good” people… being persistently noble can become rather uninteresting. There is a dark side in all of us. And for us “bad” people, the bad side
dominates. I think there is a great sadness in villains, and I have tried to put that across. We cannot stop ourselves doing what we are doing.”

“When the Second World War finished, I was 23 and already I had seen enough horror to last me a lifetime. I’d seen dreadful, dreadful things, without saying a word. Seeing horror depicted on film doesn’t affect me much.”

“To be a legend, you’ve either got to be dead or excessively old.”

“Of course, you can be… disappointed at times. I’ve done movies which are remarkably horrid. I’ve been wildly miscast in others. I’ve given some truly
lackluster performances in still others. But, it’s all part of your training.”

“One day, I hope somebody will sum up my career thus: “He was different”. That would satisfy me.”

“It doesn’t bother me to be remembered as Dracula. Why should it? What does bother me is when people say, “Ah yes, there goes Dracula,” or “There goes the
horror king.” It simply isn’t true. I’m quite annoyed when people don’t acknowledge that I’ve done anything else.”

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