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Anthony Hopkins quotes (32)

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.
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And I love a scary movie. It makes your toes curl and it's not you going through it.
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Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting, my agent comes up with a script.
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I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen.
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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.
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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.
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I don't know what acting is, but I enjoy it.
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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.
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I have dual citizenship, it just so happens I live in America.
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I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.
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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.
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I like the good life too much, I'm not good at going on stage night after night and on wet Wednesday afternoons.
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I love life because what more is there.
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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.
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I never make conscious decisions.
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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.
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I worked with Lawrence Olivier some years ago. He was a great mentor.
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I worked with Steven Spielberg on Amistad... he seemed so very secure in himself that he let me do things.
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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.
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I'm always cast in these strange men... that's not me, really.
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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.
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I'm the slowest driver in the world.
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I've got a great sense of humor.
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I've got no need to prove to myself that I can do Shakespeare. I've done it.
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It was a challenge, to work with Oliver Stone.
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My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man. He was a baker.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Well, everyone likes movies when they're a little kid.
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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.
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