John Hurt quote

"Also the wonderful thing about film, you can see light at the end of the tunnel. You did realize that it is going to come to an end at some stage."

John Hurt

Born: January 22, 1940

Die: January 27, 2017

Occupation: Actor

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I never had any ambition to be a star, or whatever it is called, and I'm still embarrassed at the word.

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Some actors couldn't figure out how to withstand the constant rejection. They couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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David Lee Roth

The light you see at the end of the tunnel is the front of an oncoming train.

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Demi Lovato

No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you'll find the positive side of things.

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Barry Commoner

If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way.

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I see the light at the end of the tunnel, so I'm going hard.

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Brian Robertson

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Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself.

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Seems like the light at the end of the tunnel may be you.

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Humor is unavoidable. It might not feel funny in the moment, but more often than not there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

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