Conrad Veidt Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches



Conrad Veidt Quotes and Sayings

Conrad Veidt Quotes, Quotations, Sayings, Remarks and Thoughts
Name:
Conrad Veidt (random)
Books & Videos:
Conrad Veidt Books & Videos
Type:
Actor
Nationality:
German
Birth Date / Year:
January 22, 1893
Death Date / Year:
April 3, 1943
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  • 1
    After my mother died, I found, a little book of hers which recorded everything I had ever done, how I had done it, and how proud she was of her son Conrad. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    An actor remembers his first piece of published praise. It is written on his heart. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 3
    For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition - and winning. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 4
    Have you ever walked late at night through a forest when you are first in love? Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 5
    I can see now that I should have been strong enough to conquer myself. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 6
    I have no illusions about my art. I am what the public made me and, consequently, I am not likely to forget my debt to them. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 7
    I think the motion picture industry is a stupid business and I despise acting the scenes in short snatches, one at a time. I hate this film work. I am disgusted with myself. On the stage I could never play a part unless I felt it with all my heart and soul. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 8
    I turned down the first script offered to me, and the second. I lay on my back one day under an umbrella, in the garden, reading the third, and wondered why I had turned down the first. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 9
    I used to think then that I was Bohemian, but I know now that I am not. I prefer order and precision to untidiness and looseness. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 10
    I was appalled at the amount of study necessary in order to qualify in medicine, and gradually my desire was blunted by a keener - and secret - wish to become an actor. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 11
    I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 12
    I wish, naturally to prevent the possibility that someone may write an accidental, superficial, incomplete and perhaps untrue picture of me. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 13
    In the middle of my third Hollywood picture The Magician, the earthquake hit Hollywood. Not the real earthquake. Just the talkies. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 14
    It is my greatest joy to live a really good part, even though it imposes great strain. An artist is tired but proud when he has created a great work of art. So it is with the actor who really lives a great role and is proud of the part he played. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 15
    It is precisely as though I were possessed by some other spirit when I enter on a new task of acting, as though something within me presses a switch and my own consciousness merges into some other, greater, more vital being. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 16
    Looking back across the years, so many pictures flash on the screen of my memory that just as I begin to see one clearly, another slides in, blotting out the first, itself to be pushed aside by the next and the next and the next. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 17
    My birth neither shook the German Empire nor caused much of an upheaval in the home. It pleased mother, caused father a certain amount of pride and my elder brother the usual fraternal jealousy of a hitherto only son. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 18
    My father died. It is still a deep regret to me this day that in choosing acting as my career I was forced to hurt him. He died too early to see I had done the right, the only thing. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 19
    No, I was not born with a monocle in my eye. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 20
    Nothing seems to come up to your expectations. But nothing I had heard about Hollywood was enough. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 21
    So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find that, having come to the end of my story, my life is just beginning. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 22
    There must have been something in my nature - I believe, with all my heart, that I have conquered it now - which prevented me from being perfectly happy or making a woman perfectly happy. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF
  • 23
    What use is there for a biography of myself? I'm just a movie actor. Conrad Veidt | Refcard PDF

 

  

  

 

  

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