“Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty – and vise versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you.”— Doris Lessing
“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few sensible words.”— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
While the world of humans was going through the greatest global upheaval since World War II, nothing much changed in Charlie’s little world. Except that, thanks to the COVID-19 restrictions, he got to see a lot more of his personal food dispenser/masseuse/entertainer.
“It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living.”
“The peak of youth, the foot of old age.”
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
This offering from the screen legend Michael Caine is not a straightforward autobiography, but rather a mix of memoir, practical advice for the aspiring actors and general life lessons, drawn from Caine’s 60-something years in the acting business. It’s an entertaining and breezy read, with Caine emerging as an unpretentious, charming and likeable person.