Richard Burton: Quotations

Richard Burton

Richard Burton (1925-1984)

“The only thing in life is language. Not love. Not anything else.”

“Richard Burton is now my epitaph, my cross, my title, my image. I have achieved a kind of diabolical fame. It has nothing to do with my talents as an actor. That counts for little now. I am the diabolically famous Richard Burton.”

“Home is where the books are.”

“An actor is something less than a man, while an actress is something more than a woman.”

“When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn’t know how to play them when I was drunk.”