Bruce Robinson

Quotes: Bruce Robinson

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    Bernard Shaw said that when you copy yourself, you know you've got style. And I feel that if you can write like you write, then you are true to yourself. And it's not an easy thing to do - it's a disgustingly difficult thing to do.
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    I like situational comedy when people are being completely serious and yet you can find something extremely funny, not jokes.
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    I wake up most days with a vague feeling of doom - 'Dear God. Here I am again.' Then, when I read about politicians in the newspaper, the vengefulness starts. By mid-morning, the anxiety is kicking in.
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    I've always felt that in a comedy script the stage directions should also have a comedic value.
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    If you are a junkyard dog, you assume that that's what life is: chained up, barking all day.
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    Mostly in movies an actor has to come to a mark, an X, and deliver his line - but that's so artificial, that's not how people really behave.
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    My early life has given me a great deal to draw on, certainly - but would I have swapped a happy childhood for the writing? Yes.
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    My problem with being an actor was that I was far too shy to actually do it.
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    When I was writing 'Withnail,' I was so busted flat that I had one lightbulb that I would carry around the house with me. I mean, really. No furniture, no money, and I was hoping to be an actor, but I could never get a job.
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