“I’m supposed to answer all those questions about my favorite leading lady and my style. Well, Princess Grace is a great girl and all shirts should (be) white and squared-off at the bottom, so you can wear them outside. But I don’t know that I’ve got any style at all. I just patterned myself on a combination of Jack Buchanan, Noel Coward, and Rex Harrison. I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be, and I finally became that person. Or he became me. Or we just met at some point.”
quoted in the SF Examiner, May 3, 1981
This is one in a series of quotations.
I’ve been working, from time to time, on a book of quotations for many years. I call it, “The Mind Boggles”, from one of my favorite quotations. I do source quotations a bit differently from a lot of people. In the case of a work of a fiction, I consider that the character said the line…not the author. As a bit of an author myself (in a minor way), I can tell you…my characters definitely say things that I would never say. These are all quotations that I’ve collected myself: I’ve read the book, seen the TV episode, and so on.
Hope you enjoy them!
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.