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1. "My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier. To be a great stage actor. To be a great Shakespearean actor. To me that is the Olympics of acting."
Author: Armand Assante
2. "Bianca Olivier- Hear me out. Would you eat a hamburger if there was any chance it could punch you in the face? Lucas Ross- How is a hamburger supposed to punch me in the face?"
Author: Claudia Gray
3. "She had lost herself in this old work, her personality dissolving into it, so that she had been set free. The immortality of the soul lies in its dissolution; this was the cryptic comment that so frustrated Olivier and which Julien had only ever grasped as evidence for the history of a particular school of thought. He had known all about its history, but Julia knew what it meant. He found the realization strangely reassuring."
Author: Iain Pears
4. "Olivier took a deep breath, then turned and bowed in farewell. Gersonides nodded in return, then thought of something."The manuscript you brought me, by that bishop. It argues that understanding is more important than movement. That action is virtuous only if it reflects pure comprehension, and that virtue comes from the comprehension, not the action."Olivier frowned. "So?""Dear boy, I must tell you a secret.""What?""I do believe it is wrong."
Author: Iain Pears
5. "[H]e initially conceived of Olivier as a man of the greatest promise destroyed by a fatal flaw, the unreasoning passion for a woman dissolving into violence, desperately weakening everything he tried to do. For how could learning and poetry be defended when it produced such dreadful results and was advanced by such imperfect creatures? At least Julien did not see the desperate fate of the ruined lover as a nineteenth-century novelist or a poet might have done, recasting the tale to create some appealing romantic hero, dashed to pieces against the unyielding society that produced him. Rather, his initial opinion -- held almost to the last -- was of Olivier as a failure, ruined by a terible weakness."
Author: Iain Pears
6. "Olivier was another case of a genius, who couldn't understand why anybody would have any trouble doing this, because for him it came so easily."
Author: James Lipton
7. "I figure there are a few actors like Marlon Brando, George C. Scott and Laurence Olivier who have been touched by the hand of God. I'm in the next bunch."
Author: John Forsythe
8. "If you watch Olivier's interviews, he has this reptilian tongue; it seems too big for his mouth. My pursuit of that became distracting, so I let it go. The thrill was finding the right pair of glasses."
Author: Julian Sands
9. "Yes, it's true, I've been called the Laurence Olivier of spoofs. I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the Leslie Nielsen of Shakespeare."
Author: Leslie Nielsen
10. "As the boys screamed and hauled off handfuls of mulch, Olivier had slowly, deliberately, gently taken Gabri's hand and held it before gracefully lifting it to his lips. The boys had watched, momentarily stunned, as Olivier had kissed Gabri's manure-stained hand with his manure-stained lips. The boys had seemed petrified by this act of love and defiance. But just for a moment. Their hatred triumphed and soon their attack had re-doubled."
Author: Louise Penny
11. "When Olivier had been taken away Gamache had sat back down and stared at the sack. what could be worse than Chaos, Despair, War?What would even the Mountain flee from? Gamache had given it a lot of thought.What haunted people even, perhaps especially, on their deathbed? What chased them, tortured them and brought some of them to their knees? And Gamache thought he had the answer.Regret. Regret for things said, for things done, and not done. Regret for the people they might have been. And failed to be.Finally, when he was alone, the Chief Inspector had opened the sack and looking inside had realize he'd been wrong. The worst thing of all wasn't regret."
Author: Louise Penny
12. "It wasn't until Hope fluttered over and landed at Alex's feet, peering questioningly up at him, that he finally tore his hands away from his eyes."Oh, my God," he said, sounding disgusted. "Why is there a bird looking at me?""That's Miss Oliviera's bird," Henry volunteered cheerfully. "The captain gave it to her as a present."Kayla punched me in the arm. "John's got his captain's license?" she whispered. "You are so lucky. Frank says he just loads cargo."I glanced at Frank. I wondered if Kayla would like him as much if she knew the "cargo" he loaded was human souls."
Author: Meg Cabot
13. "Wow," he said, his voice as sarcastic as before. "I had no idea I was related to such an accomplished detective. Is that where you were the past couple of days? Doing undercover work? Tell me, Detective Oliviera, what else did you and your CSI team learn during your amazing investigation?""She learned," Mr. Liu said, taking a menacing step forward, "that boys who smart off to ladies often get slapped."
Author: Meg Cabot
14. "A kiss is the prize?' he asked sadly. ‘Even more than giving me the rest of you? It should be the other way round, Princess. In the real world, it's called courting. You let a lad kiss you and then you offer him more.' ‘Let me tell you something, Olivier,' she said with tears of sorrow in her eyes, ‘this is my real world."
Author: Melina Marchetta
15. "But as I grew up as a child, falling in love with the theater and Shakespeare, my heroes were Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir John Gielgud."
Author: Patrick Stewart
16. "I found him perhaps the least terrifying man I've ever met in the theater—because at first glance I could see through him and he could see through me, and he knew that I knew that he knew. Look, love, I've been bullied all my life by bigger experts than Larry Olivier, I can assure you, and he's just got to get in line."
Author: Peter O'Toole
17. "Dan bila ada hal yang membahagiakan sekaligus menyedihkan untuk dipikirkan, itu adalah masa lalu yang indah... -Kay Olivier"
Author: Prisca Primasari
18. "Lhiver, impian itu harus tinggi. Kalau kau hanya menginginkan uang 600 franc, kau tidak akan pernah bisa mendapatkan 600.000 franc. -Kay Olivier"
Author: Prisca Primasari
19. "I wanted to be Laurence Olivier, basically, to be a great classical actor, and also be able to do modern things."
Author: Stacy Keach

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