Mat Nichol - Simian Borealis

Currently trying desperately to expand my acting CV in a mid life career crisis.

All the world's a stage and we are mearly players. We have our exits and our entrances and a man can play many parts.

William Shakespeare

If you take a look at the industry there are a handful of individuals touched by the gods. The rest of them, if they can do it you can do it and do it better.

Woody Allen

When auditioning there really isn't any competition because only you look like you. If you aren't what they want then it doesn't matter how good you are.

Michael Caine

The referee was vertically 12 yards away.

Kevin Keegan

Blank face is fine. The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them, in fact, is bad acting.

Anthony Hopkins

Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at the exposing yourself, glory when you can forget yourself.

John Gielgud

You are a thousand times more interesting than the actor you are trying to be.

Constantin Stanislavsky

1. There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

2. There is no point worrying about the things that are within your control and there is no point worrying about the things that are outside of your control.

Tenzinn Gyatso, Dalai Lama

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Oscar Wilde

1. Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

2. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they get up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.

Frank Sinatra

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Show him how to use the internet and he won't bother you for weeks.


Money may not be able to buy you happiness but it can buy you a better form of misery.

Spike Milligan

Never judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes. Then you can say what you like because you're a mile away and you've got his shoes.



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