Richard O'Brien

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Money is the God of Algiers and Mahomet is their prophet. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Our sufferings are beyond our expression or your conception. War & Peace ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
Picture to yourself your Brother Citizens or Unfortunate Countrymen in the Algerian State Prisons or Damned Castile, and starved 2/3rd's and Naked. ..The Chains of their Legs, and under the Lash...Beat in such a Manner as to Shock Humanity...No Prospects of ever being Redeemed or Restored to their Native Land & Never to See their Wives & Families...Viewing and Considering of their approaching Exit, where 6 of their Dear Country-man is buried with thousands of other Christian Slaves of all nations...Once a Citizen of the United States of America, but at present the Most Miserable Slave in Algiers. War & Peace ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
Even though we know freedom as an idea we're not really as free as we think we are. Freedom & Liberty
However, there's three reasons for doing things in this particular world. One is love, one is prestige and the other's money. If you get all three together, that's fine. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Money, Coins & Minting
I absolutely adore working in the realms of fantasy.
I am 58 and it's difficult for people to gauge my age.
I do like to be creative and I'm very lucky that I've been given different areas in which I'm able to do that - whether it be film or television or theatre or whatever. I'm also still into music and recording. Music, Chants & Rapps
I have done every job in the Theatre apart from wardrobe. I was out of work more times than I was in it. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I never wanted to be aligned to a mature group because they go off and become politicians and stuff.
I paid my dues at drama school and worked backstage in every Theatre in London.
I would have loved to have been in The Stand. I would also loved to have been in The Mask.
I'm not driven by money and I'm not driven by career. Money, Coins & Minting
I'm one of those people who never really joined the grown-ups.
I'm surrounded by it. I have so many lovely people around me who are supportive, gentle, kind and considerate. I'm so grateful for every day that I'm on the planet and that continues to be so.
It is difficult to go on the next night after you receive a sandbagging.
I've been cushioned against having to work, with Rocky's continual bounty. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I've never been driven by fame or money or anything like that. It's never been part of my psyche. Money, Coins & Minting
I've never wanted to play bank managers and real people particularly.
Life's too short to be working with divas. Life
Not that I have any interest in saying goodbye to Rocky. I absolutely adore being involved and a part of something that is really a phenomenon.
So all the rest is O.K., but fame is a hollow ground, isn't it? It's an empty kind of thing.
The fact that someone came forward and offered $1.25 million to make a movie was astonishing. We were also allowed to keep many of the original stage cast.
The first movie I appeared in was Carry On Cowboy, though not as an actor. I was just riding horses.
There is always an audience for different individuals, but critics sometimes stop the audience finding the show and the show finding the audience.
There's something about shadows because you make your own mind up about what's lurking in them.
To play a role where you get to reveal intellectual change is wonderful.
We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Well, no. I was getting into trouble messing around with it for roles. So one night I went home, cut it down with a pair of scissors and then got in the bath and shaved it all off. I've never looked back.
Well, when you do something like Rocky which is indefinable somehow, it always becomes difficult to lose that.
With the film around for 25 years and the show being around even longer - still running and continuing to fill house all around the word - it's really an exciting and wonderful thing to be part of that.
Writers never get a very good deal in Hollywood.
Yes, but I think the big thing for everyone is to wear what they want and what suits them.

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