Ewan McGregor Quotes


 
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Best 60 Quotes by Ewan McGregor – Page 1 of 2

“A lot of parents tell their children that if they want to be an actor, that's fine, but they should do something else first, so they've got something to fall back on. It doesn't work like that, as far as I'm concerned.”

“As a child I was taken to the pantomime or the theatre and I would always, always fall in love with somebody on the stage. And want to have sex with them.”

“At school there was no acting to be had other than school plays which I did now and again.”

“Conservative's the last thing I am.”

“Drama school can't make you a brilliant actor, but you can do stuff for three years – you're not going to be fired. You should just go for it all, even the stuff you think is codswallop.”

“For all of the hurtling towards climate change, there's also a lot more understanding of it than there was when we were kids. They don't call environmentalists tree huggers any more, so there's hope!”

“From there I did a one year theatre acting course in Fife, and then three years of drama school in London.”

“I certainly have no plans to leave London. It's a great town.”

“I don't do things lightly; I don't take a job then just phone it in – I've never done that.”

“I don't pay much attention to career or what other people think. I've always been quite arrogant.”

“I don't think having separate bathrooms is a key to a successful marriage, if you love one another.”

“I find that the acting's getting easier – with experience, everything is more instinctual.”

“I found my partner, my life partner, and I really am in love with my wife, and we have a lovely time, and we share a long history together and children together, and that's it.”

“I got married because I fell in love with this woman. I had a baby with her because we wanted to have children. But that's not because of some philosophical ideal at all, no.”

“I left halfway through my third year to start Lipstick On Your Collar, which was the first thing I ever did.”

“I left it for seven years before going back on stage. I know now not to leave it so long.”

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“I left school at 16 and worked in Perth Repertory Theatre, which was quite nearby where I lived. And I worked there for about six or seven months, as part of the stage crew.”

“I like the idea of being a sculptor. Just me alone, making something – that solitary existence.”

“I like to dance, but it's not my weekend activity. I'm not a clubber.”

“I love acting and don't find it to be very hard. I recognize when I've nailed it, and I can be very proud of myself.”

“I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way.”

“I played music all through school and I kind of performed that way.”

“I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now that would be interesting.”

“I remember in Shallow Grave I remember a few times when we'd only have to do one take. But when you did have to do more than one, you'd build on the one you'd done.”

“I think it's quite tricky for actors to release albums. It's difficult, because I'm an actor, you know, I'm not a musician. I love singing, but I don't have a big repertoire of songs that I've written; I mean, I've got a few, but nothing that I could fill an album with, and I don't want to do it just for the sake of it.”

“I think rehearsal can be important if it's done in a way that works. Often, rehearsal can be a waste of time.”

“I think the script is the key. Regardless of how great everybody else is working on a film, if you're working on a script that you don't think is great, you're not gonna be able to make a great film. Whereas if the script is great, then you can.”

“I trained in the theatre and I love the theatre. I get such a thrill seeing anything in the theatre.”

“I want to wear skinny jeans when I'm in my 70s. Why not? Who cares?”

“I was born in '71, so I remember bits of glam rock on 'Top of the Pops' toward the late '70s, but I had no idea what kind of world it was. I didn't like the music, either.”

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