Quotations by Montgomery Clift

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Born: Sunday, October 17, 1920
Died: Saturday, July 23, 1966 (45 years old)
Profession: Actor
Nationality: American

Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.
- Montgomery Clift
(Keywords: Failure, Artist, Energy, Misery)

Look, I'm not odd. I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor.
- Montgomery Clift
(Keywords: Actor, Trying)

The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom.
- Montgomery Clift
(Keywords: Death, Negative)

The only line that's wrong in Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art.
- Montgomery Clift
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Actor, Shakespeare, Wrong)

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