I think life has got to develop as you get older, and I don't want to be wandering along doing the same old thing. I want more out of life.
Growing up, there was only classical music on BBC Radio. We had to listen to the American Forces Network in Germany, which played pop songs, or the pirate radio boats off the coast.
I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things that I had done, not the things I hadn't.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can't deal with a woman of their own age.
I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.
To me, growing old is great. It's the very best thing - considering the alternative.
At 69, I got the girl! And it wasn't a 68-year-old girl, either.
My problem was that I was blond. There were no heroes with blond hair. Robert Taylor and Henry Fonda, they all had dark hair. The only one I found was Van Johnson, who wasn't too cool. He was a nice, homely American boy. So I created my own image. It worked.
When you reach the top, that's when the climb begins.
I think what is British about me is my feelings and awareness of others and their situations. English people are always known to be well mannered and cold but we are not cold - we don't interfere in your situation. If we are heartbroken, we don't scream in your face with tears - we go home and cry on our own.
The first thing I'll do if I want to look really crappy is, I don't wear any makeup at all.
What a lot of people don't realize about gangs, in my opinion, is that a gang is not there to attack you. Eighty percent of the people in a gang are there to stop anyone from attacking them. You join a gang for protection, not to go out and hit someone.
I come from the slums; I come from a hard background; I come from a poor family; and I was a soldier.
Save your money. You're going to need twice as much money in your old age as you think.
If someone is very upper-class, you have a stereotype of him which is probably true. If someone has a working-class accent, you have no idea who you're talking to.
You cannot have one bathroom. And it don't matter how much you love your wife and everything, 'cause you wind up with no room at all. You just get a little corner, and you've got a toothbrush and your paste and a shaving brush and a razor.
When I look in the mirror, I see someone who's happy with how he looks, because I was never one of the handsome Hollywood people. And I've had success as I've gotten older, because I'm able to play characters. I no longer get the girl, but I get the part.
I wouldn't make an anti-American film. I'm one of the most pro-American foreigners I know. I love America and Americans.
My closest friends are Roger Moore, who is an actor, Sean Connery, who is an actor, Terry O'Neill, who is a photographer, Johnny Gold, who was the boss of Tramp, and Leslie Bricusse, who is a composer.