Anthony Hopkins Quotes

“My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“I’m more and more convinced that life is a dream. What has happened to me is surely a dream.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“Relish everything that’s inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

Relish everything that's inside

“Life’s too short to deal with other people’s insecurities.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“I always liked to take the plunge, you know, I’d jump in at the deep end and hope that I’d find land somehow, or hope I’d float or survive. That’s more or less the way I’ve gone through my life.” ~ 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 think all those actors from

“I was bullied as a boy – lots of kids are, but hopefully most of us get on with our lives and grow up.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“I just learn my lines, go on set. Do my preparation, whatever that is. Have a cup of coffee. Say hello to everyone. And be friendly. “Action” – and then do it.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“The whole point of courage, to overcome your fear. That’s the interesting thing, when courage bleeds through the fear.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“By giving up ‘the need’ and ‘the want’, things begin to happen for you” ~ Anthony Hopkins

By giving up 'the need'

“Guilt is the thief of life.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“I don’t have many friends; I’m very much a loner. As a child I was very isolated, and I’ve never been really close to anyone.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“I don’t like mushiness. I’m a very emotional person but I hate sentimentality. I don’t like great demonstrations of emotion. But as I’m getting older, I’m getting much more open about all that.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“When you’re young, you’re very insecure. And if I could learn, if I could revisit my own past I could say to myself, don’t think too much, just get on and do it.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

When you're young, you're very

“If you don’t go when you want to go, when you do go, you’ll find you’ve gone.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“If you don’t go when you want to go, when you do go, you’ll find you’ve gone.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“I’d like to wake up and look like Brad Pitt in the morning, but I don’t. I look in the mirror, and I see me.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“The movie industry is full of crazy people who think that they are god.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

The movie industry is

“I am not very good with relationships. With anyone. I can’t be locked up with anyone for too long.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“Shakespeare’s so bloody difficult, and I don’t like failure. You can fail on film, but there’s nobody actually there in the flesh to watch you failing.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“Well, everyone likes movies when they’re a little kid.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“You still wake up sometimes. You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

You still wake up sometimes.

“I hate taxing my mind with analysis. I’m not a good analyst. I cannot talk about acting. I hate talking about it. I hate talking about analyzing.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“It created in me a yearning for all that is wide and open and expansive. Something that will never allow me to fit in in my own country, with its narrow towns and narrow roads and narrow kindnesses and narrow reprimands.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“I’ve played a lot of parts. But I don’t look at my feeling is that this is a job. It’s given me a good living.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“Beware the tyranny of the weak. They just suck you dry.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

Beware the tyranny of

“I’ve been composing music all my life and if I’d been clever enough at school I would like to have gone to music college.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“There’s a thing that if you – somebody in faith is always troubled by doubt, and somebody by doubt is always wanted by faith. So it’s a kind of paradox.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“I’ve reached a happy stage in my life – you can call it “happy” – but I have no expectations anymore. I’m glad I’m not young anymore.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“We are fascinated by the darkness in ourselves, we are fascinated by the shadow, we are fascinated by the boogeyman.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

We are fascinated by the darkness

“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 play piano and that’s my love. I read and I paint and I compose music, so I’ve got a pretty full creative life. And it’s not because, I’m obsessively creative.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“The magical, supernatural force that is with us every second is time. We can’t even comprehend it. It’s such an illusion, it’s such a strange thing.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

The magical, supernatural force

“I said once that if they gave me enough money to read the phone book, I’d do it. I live in a total state of non-expectation. I don’t expect things, and I keep my expectations very low about everything” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“I enjoy painting. I don’t know if I’m good at it, but I paint. I paint very quickly.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“Ryan Gosling. He was a good kid, good actor. I like him very much. What was the name of the movie? I’ve forgotten it. Fracture.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.” ~ Anthony Hopkins

“Keep low expectations and life gets pretty good.” ~ Anthony Hopkins