Motivational Anthony Hopkins Quotes And Sayings

Motivational Anthony Hopkins Quotes And Sayings

Anthony Hopkins Quotes:- Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and film producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 and has also received three BAFTAs, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Inspirational Anthony Hopkins Quotes

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

Inspirational Anthony Hopkins Quotes

Actors I admire? Ed Harris, of 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 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

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

I’m always cast in these strange men… that’s not me, really.
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

I’m the slowest driver in the world.
Anthony Hopkins

I’ve got a great sense of humor.
Anthony Hopkins

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

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

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

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

The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them, in fact is bad acting.
Anthony Hopkins

In the theatre, people talk. Talk, talk until the cows come home about journeys of discovery and about what Hazlitt thought of a line of Shakespeare. I can’t stand it.
Anthony Hopkins

My life turned out to be beyond my greatest dreams.
Anthony Hopkins

I’m married. My wife, Stella – a beautiful woman. She’s brought a lot of peace to my life, a lot of wisdom.
Anthony Hopkins

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

A conductor can’t be too arrogant with an orchestra and try to impose himself too much.
Anthony Hopkins

What I do is just go over and over and over my lines and learn the script so well that I can just be easy and relaxed. That’s the way I always work.
Anthony Hopkins

I know that some actors and directors like to have intensity on set. I don’t, particularly. Certainly, if they want that, that’s fine, but I can’t work like that.
Anthony Hopkins

It’s such a pleasant surprise when you come on set and you find someone in charge like Ken Branagh or James Ivory. You know that you’re going to do a day’s work and at the end of it, it’s going to be good.
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

If you do things, whether it’s acting or music or painting, do it without fear – that’s my philosophy. Because nobody can arrest you and put you in jail if you paint badly, so there’s nothing to lose.
Anthony Hopkins

I don’t know why they gave me a knighthood – though it’s very nice of them – but I only ever use the title in the U.S. The Americans insist on it and get offended if I don’t.
Anthony Hopkins

Famous Anthony Hopkins Quotes

My father wasn’t a cruel man. And I loved him. But he was a pretty tough character. His own father was even tougher – one of those Victorians, hard as iron – but my dad was tough enough.
Anthony Hopkins

I come from – I came from Wales, and it’s a strong, butch society. We were in the war and all that. People didn’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves. You had to get on with it. So my credo is get on with it. I don’t waste time being soft. I’m not cold, but I don’t like being, wasting my time with – life’s too short.
Anthony Hopkins

We’re always looking over our shoulders, ‘what they will think, what the press will think, what will this one – am I making the right career move?’ When you’re young you have to do all that to survive, I suppose.
Anthony Hopkins

I think the healthy way to live is to make friends with the beast inside oneself, and that means not the beast but the shadow. The dark side of one’s nature. Have fun with it and you know, is to accept everything about ourselves.
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

I wouldn’t use the word ‘scared’ for my role as Hitchcock, but it was my most insecure. Taking on such a formidable, giant personality such as Hitchcock; he was one of the great geniuses of world cinema. Sheer genius.
Anthony Hopkins

Jonathan Demme is a very sharp editor of his movies.
Anthony Hopkins

I do admire Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen, but I’m a philistine. 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 have dual citizenship; it just so happens I live in America. 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

Years ago I met Richard Burton in Port Talbot, my home town, and afterwards he passed in his car with his wife, and I thought, ‘I want to get out and become like him’. Not because of Wales, because I love Wales, but because I was so limited as a child at school and so bereft and lonely, and I thought becoming an actor would do that.
Anthony Hopkins

I hope I would not be so arrogant as to doubt anyone’s religion or belief.
Anthony Hopkins

I’m a pretty tough guy, you know. I’m a pretty hard man. I’ve got a lot of compassion, but I don’t waste time with people.
Anthony Hopkins

People ask, ‘Should I call you Sir Hopkins?’ But I say, ‘No. Call me Tony,’ because it’s too much of a lift-up.
Anthony Hopkins

Once you begin to fall off the track and believe you breathe different air to everyone else, you’re doomed; you’re finished.
Anthony Hopkins

Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist. Our existence is beyond our understanding. No one has an answer.
Anthony Hopkins

Top Anthony Hopkins Quotes

For me, time is the greatest mystery of all. The fact is that we’re dreaming all the time. That’s what really gets me. We have a fathomless lake of unconsciousness just beneath our skulls.
Anthony Hopkins

Acting is just a process of relaxation, actually. Knowing the text so well and trusting that the instinct and the subconscious mind, whatever you want to call it, is going to take over.
Anthony Hopkins

I was called ‘Dumbo,’ like the elephant, as a child because I couldn’t understand things at school.
Anthony Hopkins

If I spent all my time criticising myself, I wouldn’t be able to function. There are actors who theorise till the cows come home. I haven’t the patience for them. It’s maybe shallow, but that’s why I’ll never be part of the acting set.
Anthony Hopkins

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