Richard Burton Quotes
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
Friendship, Life, True
Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.
Cannot, Sea, Large
This diamond has so many carats it’s almost a turnip.
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
Himself, Study, Religions
A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
Gold, Riches, Carries
When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn’t know how to play them when I was drunk.
Drunk, Played, Remain
If you’re going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it.
An actor is something less than a man, while an actress is something more than a woman.
Woman, While, Less
I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child. Our love is so furious that we burn each other out.
Love, She, Child
How strange are the tricks of memory, which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man’s life, religiously preserve the merest trifles.
Life, Often, Dream
I’ve done the most awful rubbish in order to have somewhere to go in the morning.
Morning, Order, Somewhere
You may be as vicious about me as you please. You will only do me justice.
Justice, Please, Vicious
The Welsh are all actors. It’s only the bad ones who become professional.
Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know.
They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.
Work, Others, Books