[accepting the Best Director Oscar for Lawrence of Arabia (1962)] "This limey is deeply touched and greatly honoured. Thank you."
[1989, on the restored version of Lawrence of Arabia (1962)] "Everyone worried about re-releasing Lawrence. They said the audiences have changed. They talk and shout at the screen; they're impatient; they wouldn't sit still for it. Not at all. You could hear a pin drop. London, New York, Washington, Los Angeles. Everywhere. I think audiences had almost forgotten the power of pictures. They've gotten smaller and smaller. And suddenly you see this old film, wonderfully photographed; tremendous detail; you almost feel you could take a hair off the actor's collar. There's a mesmeric effect from the picture on the screen" - David Lean
Image: 'Lawrence of Arabia' (1962). Director: David Lean
"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts"
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You wonder what I am doing? Well, so do I, in truth. Days seem to dawn, suns to shine, evenings to follow, and then I sleep. What I have done, what I am doing, what I am going to do, puzzle and bewilder me. Have you ever been a leaf and fallen from your tree in autumn and been really puzzled about it? That’s the feeling.