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Anthony Hopkins Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Anthony Hopkins.

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man.
He was a baker.
- Anthony Hopkins

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I love life because what more is there.
- Anthony Hopkins

I never make conscious decisions.
- Anthony Hopkins

I'm always cast in these strange men...
that's not me, really.
- Anthony Hopkins

 

Well, everyone likes movies when they're a little kid.
- Anthony Hopkins

I have dual citizenship, it just so happens I live in America.
- Anthony Hopkins

I've got no need to prove to myself that I can do Shakespeare.
I've done it.
- Anthony Hopkins

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I've got a great sense of humor.
- Anthony Hopkins

I am able to play monsters well.
I understand monsters.
I understand madmen.
- Anthony Hopkins

I don't know what acting is, but I enjoy it.
- Anthony Hopkins

It was a challenge, to work with Oliver Stone.
- Anthony Hopkins

I'm the slowest driver in the world.
- Anthony Hopkins

I worked with Lawrence Olivier some years ago.
He was a great mentor.
- Anthony Hopkins

I would like to go back to Wales.
I'm obsessed with my childhood and at least three times
a week dream I am back there.
- Anthony Hopkins

This industry has been really good to me.
It's been a great life.
I'm not through yet.
I'm ready when you are, Mr. DeMille.
- Anthony Hopkins

Actors I admire? Ed Harris, or course,
I think he's terrific; because I know he always had
to fight being what he looked like a lot,
but I think he's a terrific actor.
- Anthony Hopkins

I worked with Steven Spielberg on Amistad...
he seemed so very secure in himself that he let me do things.
- Anthony Hopkins

Richard Burton came from the same town as me,
so I thought I'd follow my nose, and follow my luck.
I think I've been very lucky.
- Anthony Hopkins

Oh yes.
I'm an actor, so I just learn my lines,
and show up and do it.
I gave it a little bit of thought.
- Anthony Hopkins

I have a punishing workout regimen.
Every day I do 3 minutes on a treadmill,
then I lie down, drink a glass of vodka and smoke a cigarette.
- Anthony Hopkins

I know that the arts are important.
I'm not denying that, but I can't associate myself
with all the claptrap that goes on around it.
- Anthony Hopkins

We are dying from overthinking.
We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything.
Think.
Think.
Think.
You can never trust the human mind anyway.
It's a death trap.
- Anthony Hopkins

I think all those actors from that generation,
like Bogart - they were wonderful actors.
They didn't act.
They just came on and they did it, and the characters were wonderful.
- Anthony Hopkins

I don't have people following me around,
like bodyguards.
I don't know how people live like that.
Maybe the young movie stars have to live like that,
I don't know.
But it seems a little crazy to me.
I don't think you need all that stuff.
- Anthony Hopkins

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore;
only the life I have lived.
The pain now is part of the happiness then.
- Anthony Hopkins

I came here in 1974 to do a play, and then I went to L.A.
I really like living in America.
I feel more at home here than anywhere else.
- Anthony Hopkins

I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense...
I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.
- Anthony Hopkins

Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting,
my agent comes up with a script.
- Anthony Hopkins

I like the good life too much, I'm not good at going
on stage night after night and on wet Wednesday afternoons.
- Anthony Hopkins

I'm most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage
direction at the top of the page...
sunrise over the desert and masses of...
a whole essay before you get to the dialogue.
- Anthony Hopkins

And I love a scary movie.
It makes your toes curl and it's not you going through it.
- Anthony Hopkins

I love roller coasters.
I don't get a chance often, but I've gone to Magic
Mountain and gone on the rides.
I love roller coasters.
- Anthony Hopkins

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

I'm a father.
It isn't just my life any more.
I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or
seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

My father taught me that the only way you can make
good at anything is to practice,
and then practice some more.
- Pete Rose

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying
me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
- Camryn Manheim

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

If my father had hugged me even once,
I'd be an accountant right now.
- Ray Romano

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease
and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him,
I believe - as with the Holy Spirit -
He looks like Jesus looked on earth.
- Benny Hinn

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
- Marc Davis

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier


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