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Quotes of the day: Roger Moore

Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 9:53 PM EDT
Oct 13 2015

Sir Roger George Moore KBE (October 14, 1927-May 23,2017) is an English actor. Moore's most notable role is that of the British secret agent James Bond, whom he portrayed in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985; he remains the oldest actor to have played the character. After graduating from RADA Moore worked as a model and made several appearances in minor films and television dramas before finding more substantial roles in the television serials Ivanhoe (1958–1959), The Alaskans (1960–1961) and Maverick (1961). Moore's most significant television work came with his portrayal of Simon Templar in The Saint from 1962 to 1969 and his starring alongside Tony Curtis in the television drama The Persuaders! (1971). (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.

Some are blessed with musical ability, others with good looks. Myself, I was blessed with modesty.

I've learnt that through life you just get on with it. You're going to meet a lot of dishonest people along the line and you say good luck to them. I hope they live in comfort. Then I start sticking more pins in their effigies.

If you don't have humor, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now.

We all have a responsibility in life to do what we can to help those less fortunate.

My acting range has always been something between the two extremes of 'raises left eyebrow' and 'raises right eyebrow.'

I believe it is better to be prepared for illness than to wait for a cure.

The wonderful thing about age is that your knees don't work as well, you can't run down steps quite as easily and obviously you can't lift heavy weights. But your mind doesn't feel any different.

You can either grow old gracefully or begrudgingly. I chose both.

Of course I do not regret the Bond days, I regret that sadly heroes in general are depicted with guns in their hands, and to tell the truth I have always hated guns and what they represent.


(October 14 is also the birthday of William Penn, Dwight Eisenhower, and e.e. Cummings.)

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