Quotes

Quotes About Dudley

“He could make the world laugh and brought joy to millions.”
– Liza Minnelli (co-star in Arthur)

“It was just something so unique to Dudley. You wanted to be next to him, you wanted to hold him, you wanted to be held by him. He had an amazing quality that obviously came from his eyes and heart.”
– Bo Derek (co-star in 10)

“He was a wonderful puckish presence and there was something intrinsically engaging and seductive about him. That was part of the charm that whistled so many of the birds out of the trees.”
– Jonathan Miller (co-star in Beyond the Fringe)


Quotes By Dudley

“I can’t imagine not having music in my life, playing for myself or for other people. If I was asked, ‘Which would you give up?’ I’d have to say acting.”

“I certainly did feel inferior. Because of class. Because of strength. Because of height. I guess if I’d been able to hit somebody in the nose, I wouldn’t have been a comic.”

“Sometimes life is a big mystery to me. But the music and humour give me the answers, and they are the threads woven through everything I do.”

“I did get angry. But there’s not much point feeling angry. There’s always this feeling of ‘Why did it hit me?’, and I cannot make peace with it because I know I am going to die from it.”

“I understand that one person in 100,000 suffers from this disease, and I am also aware that there are 100,000 members of my union, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), who are working every day. I think, therefore, it is in some way considerate of me that I have taken on the disease for myself, thus protecting the remaining 99,999 SAG members from this fate.”