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Jeremy Irons Quotes

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I liked the theater.
I liked the people.
I liked the time that we worked.
- Jeremy Irons

It's always great to play a man who sets himself up to be punctured.
- Jeremy Irons

Godspell was a good leap for me, it was a good shop window.
- Jeremy Irons

Now in my theater training I showed no aptitude at all.
- Jeremy Irons

 

I envy children who know that they're going to become doctors,
know they're going to go into the forces or whatever.
I think choice is one of the hardest things,
but that's what I try to give my children,
to say you can do anything.
- Jeremy Irons

I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose
interest had to be whetted,
still the case sadly.
- Jeremy Irons

And trust, yes, which is important, but that is what I aim towards.
Now that is difficult for some people,
and with that desire to get things as good as possible,
I would say that I'm probably regarded as quite prickly to work with.
- Jeremy Irons

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I think I would not be described as a character actor
in that I don't take on characteristics which are very alien to me.
- Jeremy Irons

Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children.
I want to be grown up.
- Jeremy Irons

So the better my partner or my opposition,
however you like to think about it, the better my game.
- Jeremy Irons

At age 10 or 12 he's going to boarding school in the Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight is, of course, down at the bottom
of England just off South Hampton.
- Jeremy Irons

My next step must be to go to drama school.
Well, I get into drama school, so I did that.
- Jeremy Irons

An acting assistant stage manager in a theater in Canterbury,
a rep theater.
A small wage but just enough to get by on,
and I made props and I walked on, and I changed scenery,
and I realized that I just loved it.
- Jeremy Irons

A trip to the mainland was a big event and happened maybe once a year,
although now you can get across in a speed boat in
seven minutes but then it was a long way away.
- Jeremy Irons

I constantly experience failure in that my work is
never as good as I want it to be.
So I live with failure.
- Jeremy Irons

Because I'm now successful, what I'm being offered
as an actor is more and more of the same.
- Jeremy Irons

However, I wasn't very good at the sciences,
or didn't have a lot of help in the sciences or something
but certainly didn't set science for my A level.
And when I came to take my A levels I didn't get a
good enough result to go to University.
- Jeremy Irons

So I continued through my next school,
which takes me up to the age of 17, moving from the
bottom stream of one year into the bottom stream of the next year,
all the way through.
I showed other talents which gave me self-respect,
which is fine.
- Jeremy Irons

Americans enjoy uniformity in a way that the British don't;
they wanted everybody of a sort of nice chorus line height and here I was,
this person who was a good three inches taller than
anyone else on the end of the line.
- Jeremy Irons

No, I don't believe in hard work.
If something is hard, leave it.
Let it come to you.
Let it happen.
- Jeremy Irons

I had done a fair bit of traveling during the holidays
in my school days with my guitar and discovered that I could live on it.
Admittedly, I traveled with a sleeping bag but I could
always find somewhere to lay my head.
- Jeremy Irons

The sad thing about any business I suppose,
but in mine you see it particularly,
is that you're always asked to do what you've already done.
- Jeremy Irons

My father was a CPA.
He worked hard in the aircraft industry,
and would come home more and more infrequently.
He was about to leave my mother, which he did when I was 15.
- Jeremy Irons

Paris Hilton, that's very interesting what she did.
I've never done that.
I haven't really sort of ever got into that.
As time passes, maybe I should record it and put it
in a vault so that when I get a little old don't have
the energy I can remember how life used to be.
- Jeremy Irons

I succeeded on sort of chutzpah and charm.
No technique at all, didn't know what I was doing,
but it worked and the character suited me.
- Jeremy Irons

So nevertheless, what I'm saying is that what one is -
one's parameters are constantly narrowed by one's success,
and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure.
- Jeremy Irons

We all have our time machines.
Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams.
- Jeremy Irons

And whenever I'm in a situation where I'm wearing the
same as 600 other people and doing the same thing as 600 other people,
looking back, I always found ways to make myself different,
whether it be having a red lining inside of my jacket,
having red shoes, it hasn't changed.
- Jeremy Irons

I was the youngest.
The yule lamb.
The one who always got away without doing the washing up.
My sister was four years older, and my brother six years.
- Jeremy Irons

What I try to do as an actor is constantly find that,
find ways to risk, find opportunities to fall on my
face if it's going to be worth it,
and then maybe I'll surprise myself.
- Jeremy Irons

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
- Rob Lowe

I like the job. That's what I'll miss the most...
I'm not sure anybody ever liked this as much as I've liked it.
- William J. Clinton

The Millennium Stadium thing was for the Tsunami concert.
It was a thing that I think every band in the country
would have liked to be a part of at the time that it happened.
- Kelly Jones

I've never liked the press part of it (no offense),
but it comes with the job.
- Devon Sawa

I was successful with mediocre material because of
a good recording voice that people really liked at that time.
- Nancy Sinatra

I liked the ceremony, the ritual of preparing cocaine,
as much as doing it.
I did it for a year, loved it, then stopped.
Now I feel the same way about cooking.
- Kiefer Sutherland

Mick Jagger and I just really liked each other a lot.
We talked all night.
We had the same views on nuclear disarmament.
- Jerry Hall

I loved making 'Rising Sun'.
I got into the psychology of why she liked to get strangled
and tied up in plastic bags.
It has to do with low self-worth.
- Tatjana Patitz

Tammy Faye, I pray for every day.
I really liked her.
I wanted to be in their family.
- Jessica Hahn

Not really, drums found me, I just liked music,
all kinds of music.
- Pat Mastelotto

I went to Sunday School and liked the stories about
Christ and the Christmas star.
They were beautiful.
They made you warm and happy to think about.
But I didn't believe them.
- Frances Farmer

My Daddy liked physical fitness and wanted me to be a prizefighter.
- Judy Johnson

I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor,
who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful.
- Betty Smith

I liked playing in Chicago, and I gave them everything I had,
but I knew in my heart I was a Red Wing.
- Ted Lindsay

We met in Cracker.
I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup.
I thought anyone interested in me looking like that
must have genuinely liked me.
- Robert Carlyle

I'm not really the type to wear my heart on my sleeve.
I would let someone know if I liked them,
but it takes a while for me to fall in love.
- Joshua Jackson

We'd rather see a picture that we liked then dump on one we didn't.
- Gene Siskel

We grew out of the superhero comics,
but we still liked comics,
so we started putting our own experiences in the stories
we were doing for our own amusement.
- Gilbert Hernandez

Back then, I could be as obnoxious as I liked and people
would still come back for more,
they had to, I was Benjamin Cohen, the Dot Com sensation.
- Benjamin Cohen

I never liked making albums.
- Jim Sullivan

I have always liked shows that have laughter in them.
- David Walliams

At home we're the hosts, and I never liked the idea
of being embarrased in front of our friends.
- Knute Rockne

I wish it were not a sin to have liked it so.
- Veronica Franco

I used to do kickboxing, because I liked the cute outfits.
- Monica Keena

We gained a great deal of prestige, but not much money.
We liked to work so much we couldn't hide it and the
club owners paid us accordingly.
- Judy Holliday

I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating.
When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees,
I felt so unworthy.
- Claire Danes

Sleepin' in the truck wasn't so bad.
Shoot, I kind of liked that, myself.
- Chris LeDoux

I really didn't mean to hurt anybody.
I liked John Lennon.
- Mark David Chapman

I also found out that I liked biochemical research and that I could do it.
- Daniel Nathans

I really liked watching Bo Jackson run just because
of his size and his speed.
- Jamal Lewis

I didn't pay as much attention in school as I would have liked to.
- Gillian Anderson

I never refused my help to any person black or white;
and I liked the office nonetheless because there were
neither fees nor salary connected with it.
- Salmon P. Chase

I've always liked the heavier stuff.
I've always loved Tool and System of a Down,
Korn and Nine Inch Nails.
- Rick Springfield

My mom would have liked it that I patterned myself more after Jimmy Reed.
- Jimmy Smith

I guess I've always liked the idea of being an artist.
- Larry Rivers

To me, it's the kiss of death when you start winking
at the audience as an actor.
I just never liked it.
I don't like it when we do monologues,
looking into the character.
- Thomas Jane

There are a lot of people I would have liked to have collaborated with,
and would still like to.
- Chaka Khan

As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family,
my first loyalty was to Jackie.
- Pierre Salinger

You don't worry about being liked.
You have to be yourself.
- Vince Vaughn

The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love:
my wife,
my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.


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