Patrick Macnee Quotes


19 Patrick Macnee quotes:



"Accomplishment is such a patronizing, dangerous word, isn't it? I haven't really accomplished anything. The most accomplished thing I've done is to have lived this long - 81."
"And that's what happened to that show. It started ordinary, it started really rather bad. As I said, there was a review that said, really, we think the commercials are better than the show. And then it gradually developed."
"And there was a very famous man called Michael Powell, who probably is the greatest director all round, except possibly a couple of men."
"But I did an awful lot of work in Hollywood, and in New York for that matter."
"I like most of the Humphrey Bogart movies because they had to act then, and they acted very well. Edward G. Robinson is probably the best actor I've ever seen on the movies."
"I mean, everyone says Citizen Kane. It isn't that great, anyway. And Orson Welles I knew well, of course. He made other incredible films that no one would let him make, which were much better than Citizen Kane, really."
"I was absolutely delighted that those shows have been preserved."
"I was producing a series about Sir Winston Churchill, about which I was extremely proud, and earning a lot of money as a producer."
"I went to acting school, but only for nine months. If you're an actor, you know, don't really need to learn how to do it."
"It was male chauvinism, as you must realize, in the 1960s, particularly in the entertainment business, which was pretty repulsive."
"So I find the fascination, the love, the incredible skill and everything to do with acting, writing plays, and doing them, just darling. Lovely. I love actors."
"The only danger about websites, you know, is people who remember something you did or said thirty or forty years ago, and bring it up against you, so you're going for a job and you don't get it."
"The radio even weren't allowed to say there was a Holocaust and people were being killed right, left and center in these terrible camps."
"These things don't just come, arrive and settle like a bird picking up a few bits of crumbs. They develop. I think the best word for these things is develop. They develop because of the human beings who just happen to be there at the time."
"We were the first people in popular television to make the woman an equal partner with the man. You won't believe that, but I promise you it's true."
"It doesn't work that way, you know, because most parts that you think you'd do well, most other people don't. So they offer you something - The Avengers is a good example... I fitted into that because I came from that sort of background. It's not even acting."
"No, I was working in Canada. In fact, the man who asked me to be in The Avengers, I told him, what do I need to be in that, I'm a producer now."
"Television has some lovely aspects to it - and some ghastly aspects - but the theater itself was a wonderful invention."
"They call it The New Avengers but it's really the old Avengers with new people except for me, looking rather fat and rather old."



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