Thursday, April 02, 2009

Happy Birthday

to Sir Alec Guiness, my favorite actor. TCM is doing a birthday retrospective of him during the day.
Here he is in his best and most famous role: Col. Nicholoson in Bridge on the River Kwai.


QP said...

Colonel Nicholson: I've been thinking. Tomorrow it will be twenty-eight years to the day that I've been in the service. Twenty-eight years in peace and war. I don't suppose I've been at home more than ten months in all that time. Still, it's been a good life. I loved India. I wouldn't have had it any other way. But there are times when suddenly you realize you're nearer the end than the beginning. And you wonder, you ask yourself, what the sum total of your life represents. What difference your being there at any time made to anything. Hardly made any difference at all, really, particularly in comparison with other men's careers. I don't know whether that kind of thinking's very healthy; but I must admit I've had some thoughts on those lines from time to time. But tonight... tonight.

Sal said...

stop it, you spooky woman.
When I turned on the TV this morning, that scene was on.

I've seen "Bridge" any number of times, but that quote reverberates deeply, nowadays.