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#1. A sweaty Macbeth with blood on his arms coming in fresh from the battle doesn't interest me. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#2. My mum always told me I was precious, while my dad always told me I was worthless. I think that's a good grounding for a balanced life. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#3. When you're on TV, you come into people's homes. In theater and film, they go to you - to the temple of the cinema or theater. And it's very different. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#4. If you are a cabaret artist and you are mostly singing other people's songs, you're asking them to rethink a song, listen to it in a different way. The most impact you can have while asking them to re-listen to a song is if it's a song they know very well. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#5. I think people deny themselves by putting themselves into categories. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#6. I loved the sound of the snow. It was calm and echoey at the same time, and the world felt a safer place being insulated by it. My - Author: Alan Cumming
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#7. And so I have grown up wanting to feel secure when it comes to money, but doing so by treating it as something to be enjoyed, shared, and not given power. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#8. I think American actors are much more intimidated by Shakespeare. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#9. I have no regrets in my life even the crazy things I've been in. It all made me the I am today and I wouldn't change anything. I'm happy with who I am! - Author: Alan Cumming
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#10. It's exciting to be with really, really good people. Some people make you feel like you've got to up your game. Working with good people is always good. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#11. I like working on things that are very different and that involve different disguises. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#12. He ... knew, in that instant, that his life would not be an easy one-he was different, he looked different, he thought differently. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#13. Kids are more genuine. When they come up and want to talk to you, they don't have an agenda. It's more endearing and less piercing to your aura. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#14. You can't go through sustained cruelty and terror for a large swathe of your life and not talk about it and be okay. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#15. I love long flights. The feeling of being completely unreachable is something I savor, and the limbolike state of being, having departed but not arrived, somehow allows me to catch up with myself, to regroup and check in. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#16. It's interesting, for me sappy means sentimental and something that gets you in your heart, gets you emotional. That's what I mean. Also, of course, it means that I'm slightly setting up the audience that there's a bit of fun involved, as well. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#17. I lie there for a while in the dusk, then make a decision, little knowing how it will affect every facet of my life and fiber of my being for the rest of my life: I say no to shame. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#18. I like the tragedies way more than the comedies because they're so universal. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#19. I had to be a grown-up when I should have been a little boy, and now that I'm a grown-up my little-boyness has exploded out of me. I've lived my life backwards. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#20. I'm not a fan of Twitter. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#21. Finally, the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#22. really made me feel that women have been coerced into a way of presenting themselves that is basically a form of bondage. Their shoes, their skirts, even their nails seem designed to stop them from being able - Author: Alan Cumming
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#23. Actors aren't stupid, mostly, and if there's a sensibility and an aesthetic that a director's going for, if you're aware of that too, you can do things to help that. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#24. Usually, there's a story I've told that leads up to why I'm singing the song. The whole concept of the show was about being authentic and connecting with these songs. The best way to do that was in a room with an audience and for people to listen to that. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#25. Nowadays people don't know how to handle it if all the ends aren't tied up and they're not told what to think in films. And if they're challenged, they think it's something wrong with the film. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#26. I'm Scottish first, and it's odd to hear that I'm a Scottish-American. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#27. Macbeth was the first play I ever read. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#28. And we have the same colour eyes. When I look into his, I feel I'm looking into myself. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#29. Once in a while it's good to challenge yourself in a way that's really daunting. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#30. Look at him he's just now getting ready and dressed and its 6 fucking minutes to the show! God fucking musicians. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#31. Go into the unknown with truth, commitment, and openness and mostly, you will be okay. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#32. Sometimes people get really sniffy about the films you choose if you've done more dramatic projects or you're classically trained. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#33. I usually can find a way to do a character to make it real and work. But sometimes it's a struggle sustaining that, because there's such a level of personal involvement and personal, physical, and emotional distraughtness. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#34. It is not hard to feel like an outsider. I think we have all felt like that at one time or another. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#35. But I smell the roses not just to remind myself of how lucky I am, but also to wonder how on earth it all happened. I smell the roses to try and figure out how I came to be in the garden at all. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#36. I'm quite good, though I say it myself, at making strangers feel at ease. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#37. Be who you like as long as you mean it. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#38. You should *have* an experience; it shouldn't just *be* an experience. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#39. There are some days when you don't feel like being Alan Cumming. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#40. When there's an adult person who's scaring you, you grow up pretty quickly. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#41. Pantomime is a big thing in the cultural calendar of my country, you know. So subtlety's not my forte. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#42. It is a startling thing, the need to feel utterly believed. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#43. It's actually quite a good ethos for life: go into the unknown with truth, commitment, and openness and mostly you'll be okay. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#44. In my first year at drama school, I did this kids' show called 'Let's See.' - Author: Alan Cumming
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#45. You'll see Dame Judi Dench in a Bond film, in Shakespeare and then starring in her own sitcom. You never see that here with Meryl Streep. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#46. I come more to Scotland than I ever used to, so I feel more connected to it, more part of the zeitgeist. You know when you realize you have a choice and I'm choosing my homeland. It's funny: when you get older these things creep up to you. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#47. I was so scared of going back to the theatre after 'Hamlet.' I didn't know if I'd do a play again because I was afraid of the power of it. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#48. The thing with film and theater is that you always know the story so you can play certain cues in each scene with the knowledge that you know where the story's going to end and how it's going to go. But on television nobody knows what's going to happen, even the writers. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#49. It's really rare for film directors to be that interested in things other than themselves. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#50. I love a film where I get squished by two dumpsters or I fly through the air. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#51. Here my advice to young gay person or actor its to be yourself and not to be pressured into what other people want you to be - Author: Alan Cumming
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#52. I think you can be as big as you like as long as you mean it. I really do. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#53. Most people will never know anything beyond what they see with their own two eyes. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#54. Sometimes people do you a favour when they drop out of your life. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#55. The most important opinion, of both my work and my conduct in life, is my own. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#56. My feeling about work is it's much more about the experience of doing it than the end product. Sometimes things that are really great and make lots of money are miserable to make, and vice versa. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#57. I never take anything for granted, and I never forget how lucky I have been, and am. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#58. You know what I hate most of all in the whole wide world? ... More than people who think that if you're bisexual it means you'll fuck absolutely anyone (especially them)? - Author: Alan Cumming
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#59. For example, Americans seem reluctant to take on Shakespeare because you don't think you're very good at it - which is rubbish. You're missing out here. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#60. I don't avoid anyone but I always think some people hate me. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#61. Romeo is the most misunderstood character in literature, I think. He's hardcore to play because he's displaying the characteristics of Hamlet at the beginning, and, well, then everything else happens. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#62. With 'Urban Secrets,' I just really liked the idea of wandering around chatting to people. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#63. Performing a one-man Macbeth feels like the greatest challenge. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#64. You do get really exhausted doing films. You work such long hours, and after a while, things can get out of perspective, just like if anyone's tired, things get on top of them. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#65. I don't feel I'm a compulsive person. I multitask. I'm really well-organised, and I have lots of people to help me. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#66. Memory is so subjective. We all remember in a visceral, emotional way, and so even if we agree on the facts - what was said, what happened where and when - what we take away and store from a moment, what we feel about it, can vary radically. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#67. I don't understand this but I never felt any shame about my sexuality and the idea that I found boys attractive as well as girls - Author: Alan Cumming
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#68. I was horrified when Richard Chamberlain and Rupert Everett said gay actors should stay in the closet. They were saying to people that they should live a lie and not be liberated, to live in fear of being found out. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#69. Who Do You Think You Are? - Author: Alan Cumming
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#70. So the experts think we could have an AIDS-free generation in Africa by 2015, even if the mothers are positive. - Author: Alan Cumming
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#71. Actually I like working kind of fast, because if you got it, why bother doing it over and over? - Author: Alan Cumming
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