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"I gave my best performances, perhaps, during the war -- trying to be an officer and a gentleman."
"I don't know what else I could do but pretend to be an actor."
"Once I do a film, it's finished. I never look at it again."
"I am always ashamed of the slowness of my reading. I think it stems...from the fact that when I come across dialogue in a novel, I can't resist treating it as the text of a play and acting it out, with significant pauses and all." - From My Name Escapes Me
On Laurence Oliver after his death: Olivier made me laugh more as an actor (in eccentric comedy parts) more than anyone else. In my case, I love him in comedy and am not always sure about him in tragedy." From Olivier -ed. Logan Gourlay
From Star Wars:
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi: For more than a thousand generations the Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy. Before the dark times. Before the Empire.
Picture from the NY Times Obituary