• “If you ask me to play myself, I will not know what to do. I do not know who or what I am.”
  • “There used to be a me behind the mask, but I had it surgically removed.”
  • “To see me as a person on screen would be one of the dullest experiences you could ever wish to experience.”
  • “I’m a classic example of all humorists – only funny when I’m working.”
  • “Women are more difficult to handle than men. It’s their minds.”
  • “I writhe when I see myself on the screen. I’m such a dreadfully clumsy hulking image. I say to myself, ‘Why doesn’t he get off? Why doesn’t he get off?’ I mean, I look like such an idiot. Some fat awkward thing dredged up from some third-rate drama company. I must stop thinking about it, otherwise I shan’t be able to go on working.”
  • “I feel ghostly unreal until I become somebody else again on the screen”
  • “Conversation like television set on honeymoon…unnecessary.”
  • “Finally, in conclusion, let me say just this.”