100+ Omar Sharif Quotes

“100+ Omar Sharif Quotes” is a collection of quotes from the talented Egyptian actor, known for his iconic roles in films like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago.” With over a hundred quotes, this compilation showcases Sharif’s wisdom, wit, and insights into the world of cinema and life in general. Each quote offers a glimpse into his remarkable career and his views on acting, success, and the human experience, making it a valuable resource for film enthusiasts and those interested in the art of storytelling. Whether you’re a fan of classic cinema or simply appreciate the words of a legendary actor, this anthology provides a captivating journey through Omar Sharif’s thoughts and legacy.

Omar Sharif Quotes

Even when I’m giving an interview or talking to people, that’s all that I’m thinking about.

The bed is the holy table. There I find passion — and purification.

I don’t know what sex appeal is. I don’t think you can have sex appeal knowingly. The people who seduce me personally are the people who seem not to know they’re seductive, and not to know they have sex appeal.

Women know when they’ve got the menopause but men don’t quite know. They know it afterwards.

The reason it has relevance is because I, as a popular Arab personality – the Arab people like me and respect me – thought it was time for me to make an ever so tiny statement about what I thought about this whole thing.

I cannot have a relationship with a woman if I’m not in love…I’m a very particular person, I’m not very much interested in short adventures with women or girls. I have to fall in love with someone in order to have a realtionship with her.

I’m very wary about giving advice. I think it’s very dangerous to give advice to people, except if you know them very well.

We don’t have any Audrey Hepburns, Rita Hayworths or Ava Gardeners. When you look at Al Pacino and the greatest actors in Hollywood they’re all common-looking.

They chose me for Lawrence of Arabia because I spoke English, had black hair, black eyes and a moustache. It was all luck.

You must be very narcissistic. The problem with your own opinion of yourself is that contrary to the normal spectators, when you watch a film you are in, you only watch yourself.

I can’t tell, but certainly I have no notion of having sex appeal or being seductive in any way.

There are lots of wonderful old Italian actors. You don’t need to take an Egyptian to play an Italian actor.

I see only defects because I’m not following the scene as it were. I’m not following the other person. It’s like the best thing to clarify this is the theater.

I didn’t want to be a slave to any passion anymore. I gave up card playing altogether, even bridge and gambling – more or less. It took me a few years to get out of it.

I had too many big passions in life and it gets in the way of work. You can’t concentrate properly on the one thing.

I don’t watch any films. Billy Elliot is the only film I’ve seen in the last 25 years. Oh, and ET. Both of which I loved!

My philosophy is that when I go out of my room, I’m prepared to love everybody I meet, unless they’re bad.

This is one of the factors that also made me very much want to make this film, apart from the fact that I loved it. If the boy hadn’t been Jewish and the man hadn’t been Muslim, it wouldn’t have made any difference to the film. I don’t think it’s relevant, really.

I’ll never know what my life would have been like if they hadn’t made Lawrence of Arabia. What would I be? I would maybe have 10 children, a very fat wife. I would be very fat myself. I don’t know.

They didn’t accept me theory – not a theory, but just a thought I had about this character. I noticed that this man only exists when the boy comes into the grocery.

I’ve always been extremely lucky in my life.

This character in the film, these things that he says which sound like advice and wise things, they are very common for Orientals. It’s all the tradition.

I love to be with my son and my grandchildren, like normal people. I have no particular idea of what I represent to other people. It’s very mysterious to me. I don’t understand it.

He read his mind. He’s a strange sort of man, isn’t he? It’s not just the advice and the wisdom that he has.

To learn bad dialogue is so difficult and so boring, and to work with a stupid director who tells you to do the wrong thing, etcetera, it’s just unbearable.

I don’t think I could live without a deck of cards in my hands.

I decided I didn’t want to be a slave to any passion any more except for my work, i had too many passions – bridge, horses, gambling. I want to live a different kind of life, be with my family more because I didn’t give them enough time.

You write your life story by the choices you make.

I don’t believe in dying. It’s been done. I’m working on a new exit. Besides, I can’t die now – I’m booked.

I am not a great romantic, but yet I love romantic films.

I’m not that arrogant. But I am the world’s best actor at playing Omar Sharif.

In bridge, as in life, it is not enough to be talented. One must also be well-mannered.

The more I traveled and met people from different cultures, the more I realized that there’s only one humanity.

Success does not necessarily bring happiness; happiness can also be found in small, everyday moments.

I’m not a religious person. But I think I have a spiritual outlook.

Acting is my career and will always be my career. I will always try to convince the audience of a character, no matter how difficult that might be.

I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.

The whole of life is futile unless you regard it as a sporting proposition.

The more intelligent you are, the more problems you’ll have in life.

I’ve been reckless, but I’m not a rebel without a cause.

People still remember me as a shy Arab. It takes time for that to wear off.

I can be very difficult to work with. I have an erratic temper.

I have a lot of memories, but I don’t go into capitalizing on that. Something’s got to be my own. I’m not doing the record to sit here and broadcast my memories of my father.

I play bridge all the time, and that has taken the place of poker.

When you are a rich man you are proud to own a Rolls-Royce and when you are a poor man you are proud to own a Renault.

I was a star in Egypt, but it wasn’t like now. The public sometimes carried me down the street. It made me scared. I felt uncomfortable.

I can’t talk about foreign policy like anyone who’s spent their life reading and learning foreign policy. But as a citizen in a democracy, it’s very important that I participate in that.

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