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Ralph Fiennes Quotes

As an actor, there's a bit of you that's decided you want to be looked at and watched, but there's a paradoxical bit that wants to run away.

Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent.

I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created, but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter. I don't feel possessive about it.

I can't go and shoot people in the back of the head because It's a kids' movie, which is actually quite a good test because you haven't got the overt threat of a knife in the face.

I certainly gained a lot by reading about Shanghai.

I couldn't get as big as a bodybuilder. I tried to put on as much weight in the right places as I could. My weightlifting was impressive for me, but not for some of the guys I see down at the gym.

I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed.

I don't plan a career. That doesn't work for me. I just have to go with my gut.

I got to read some writings by serial killers, and they got inside my head. They were quite disturbing. I read disturbing stuff about that very detached way of manipulating people to do things.

I have a lot of stuff I want to talk about and offer up. It would be odd not to have ideas about something.

I like to keep fit, but I never lift very heavy weights.

I respond to a part just intuitively when I read a script.

I veer away from trying to understand why I act. I just know I need to do it.

I was grateful to have two weeks to shoot this one scene in Harry Potter. It's a big, big scene, but they have to deliver. And they have high expectations.

I was only interested in my scene, and I had to go through thousands and thousands of other scenes. I got my scene and I read it many, many, many, many, many times. That was my research.

I went out to Mount Kilimanjaro, which I thought was very beautiful, but there were a lot of people there.

I'm sure acting is a deeply neurotic thing to do.

In the best material, you always should be able to somehow make a case for a story to be transposed to any other time.

In the studio system, things are expected of a film. By the first, second, third act, there's a generic language that comes out of the more commercial system.

It was just two energies between two people, you can't prescribe that.