Motivational Bela Lugosi Quotes And Sayings

Bela Lugosi Quotes:Bela Lugosi (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956) was a Hungarian-American actor best remembered for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in other horror films.

Inspirational Bela Lugosi Quotes

In making theories, always keep a window open so that you can throw one out if necessary.
Bela Lugosi

Inspirational Bela Lugosi Quotes

The vampire was a complete change from the usual romantic characters I was playing, but it was a success.
Bela Lugosi

The screen magnifies everything, even the way you are thinking.
Bela Lugosi

The role seemed to demand that I keep myself worked up to fever pitch, so I took on the actual attributes of the horrible vampire, Dracula.
Bela Lugosi


You can’t make people believe in you if you play a horror part with your tongue in your cheek.
Bela Lugosi

Women have a predestination to suffering.
Bela Lugosi

Without movie parts, I was reduced to freak status. I just couldn’t stand it.
Bela Lugosi

When a film company is in the red they come to me. Always it is the same.
Bela Lugosi

To win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula.
Bela Lugosi

To portray a maniac offers a compelling challenge.
Bela Lugosi

There was no male vampire type in existence. Someone suggested an actor of the Continental School who could play any type and mentioned me.
Bela Lugosi

The love-bite, it is the beginning. You will be irresistible.
Bela Lugosi

The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies.
Bela Lugosi

My body grew hot, then cold. I tried to eat the bed sheets. My heart beat madly. Every joint in my body ached. When I took the cure they took it all away from me.
Bela Lugosi

Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.
Bela Lugosi

It was hell to go through what I went through. I didn’t know I had so many friends. Many people gave a damn about my situation. They helped cure me.
Bela Lugosi

The actor depends wholly on himself. He gives his performance in what, to him, seems the most effective manner.
Bela Lugosi

People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties… they live like ants.
Bela Lugosi

Of all the roles I’ve done on the stage, I’m partial to Cyrano de Bergerac.
Bela Lugosi

My close-up was magnificent!
Bela Lugosi

It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.
Bela Lugosi

It took me years to live down Dracula and convince the film producers that I would play almost any other type of role.
Bela Lugosi

It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.
Bela Lugosi

I’ll take any story if it’s good.
Bela Lugosi

I’ll be truthful. The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me.
Bela Lugosi

I’d like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting, down-to-earth person.
Bela Lugosi

It is women who bear the race in bloody agony. Suffering is a kind of horror. Blood is a kind of horror. Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream. It is a biological thing.
Bela Lugosi

In the studio the director controls the actor’s every move, every inflection, every expression.
Bela Lugosi

In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.
Bela Lugosi

In Hungary acting is a profession. In America it is a decision.
Bela Lugosi

If you are not serious, people will sense it.
Bela Lugosi

If my accent betrayed my foreign birth, it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers.
Bela Lugosi

I studied at the Budapest Academy of Theatrical Arts for four years and emerged with a degree.
Bela Lugosi

I never play without my cape.
Bela Lugosi

I look in the mirror and say to myself, Can it be you once played Romeo?
Bela Lugosi

I have played Dracula a thousand times on stage and I find I have become thoroughly settled in the technique of the stage and not of the screen.
Bela Lugosi

I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow.
Bela Lugosi

I have lived too completely, I think. I have known every human emotion.
Bela Lugosi

Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he’d be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman.
Bela Lugosi

Death, the final, triumphant lover.
Bela Lugosi

Circumstances made me the theatrical personality I am, which many people believe is also a part of my personal life.
Bela Lugosi

Because of my language and the pantomime with which most Europeans accompany their speech, I was catalogued as a heavy.
Bela Lugosi

Actors were exploited no less by the capitalist managers than they were by the state.
Bela Lugosi

I enjoy my work. I haven’t been an actor for 30 years without getting pleasure out of the profession.
Bela Lugosi

I don’t have a dime left. I am dependent on my friends for food and a small old-age pension.
Bela Lugosi

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