"Every role I've played, that could've happened. It's nice, it happens, but it is rather disconcerting when a young child comes up to at the airport and starts doing your lines, it happens"
- Michael York
About this Quote
Michael York's quote speaks to the surreal experience of being acknowledged for a function he has played. He acknowledges that it is good to be acknowledged for his work, but it can likewise be perturbing when a young child comes near him at the airport and starts estimating his lines. This experience is likely to be strange for any star, as it is a pointer of how much of an effect their work has had on the general public. It is also a pointer of just how much of an impact their work has actually had on the lives of young people, who may have been influenced by the character they played. It is a tip of the power of art and the impact it can have on individuals's lives.
"People assume I'm out there having this great life, but money doesn't erase the pain. When you're young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there"
"We live in an age when to be young and to be indifferent can be no longer synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions; and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity"
"And when I was young, my family was perfectly nice. I write a lot about it, as you noticed. But it was rather limited. I think, I don't think anyone in my family would really feel I'd done them an injustice by saying that. We didn't see many people. There were many books. It was as if I wanted to get away from home"
"I don't feel like a star; I never have. I don't feel like a star; I never have. I always feel like I'm the young one, I'm the small one. I always have someone to look up to, and I think it helps me with motivating myself"
"I think Michael Crawford realised, I think we all realised, once we'd gone the route of casting a very young girl, you can't really cast a 65 year old man opposite. Slightly different resonance I think. No, we weren't going to go there. We'd have Jack Nicholson in the lead"