On Dylan Thomas: “He sought his own death and he found it, which is not entirely tragic.”

On Becket: “I could hear one word that was absolutely terribly wrong… Why did I say “di-vine” and not “divine service” which is the perfectly obvious thing to say. That’s where I overacted.”

On life: “A sense of wonder…if one loses that, one loses everything.”

Watch Richard Burton interviewed by Michael Parkinson in 1974 >>

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