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Jeremy Irons

English,  Actor
Total Quotes : 26
Think Dirty Binds

Civility, politeness, it's like a cement in a society: binds it together. And when we lose it, then I think we all feel lesser and slightly dirty because of it.

- Jeremy Irons

London Policies Cooperate

I believe that most people would like to cooperate in reducing waste, but to encourage them, the national policy should be clear, well advertised, and consistent. Even within Greater London, there is a huge discrepancy between council policies. I believe a national waste management initiative should be designed and implemented by government.

- Jeremy Irons

Children Like Behave

Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up.

- Jeremy Irons

Always Mine Particularly

The sad thing about any business I suppose, but in mine you see it particularly, is that you're always asked to do what you've already done.

- Jeremy Irons

Doing Too Much Like

I do what I do because I like doing it. I'm well paid for it. I get far too much adulation compared with what it's worth.

- Jeremy Irons

Book Comedy Straight

A comic book and a straight drama all have the same elements. If you're playing tragedy, you have to be aware of the comedy; if you're playing comedy, you have to be aware of the tragedy. If you're playing comic book, you have to be aware of the reality.

- Jeremy Irons

Bag Had Discovered

I had done a fair bit of traveling during the holidays in my school days with my guitar and discovered that I could live on it. Admittedly, I traveled with a sleeping bag but I could always find somewhere to lay my head.

- Jeremy Irons

Doing Inexperienced Works

I keep working with fairly inexperienced directors. You know, if you have a good crew, a good cameraman, you know, I know what I'm doing. If the actors know what they're doing, we can all pull together, and it works.

- Jeremy Irons

Mind My Life Having

I don't mind getting older. I'm enjoying not having that raging ambition I've had all my life.

- Jeremy Irons

Religious Like Too

I'm not religious. I'm spiritual. Religious seems too much like a club.

- Jeremy Irons

Work Failure Never

I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure.

- Jeremy Irons

I Think Maybe About

He's a man who... well, one of the great things about Shakespeare is that his characters are inconsistent, and that's something I think makes him a writer above most writers because inconsistency is what we, as people, are full of. We maybe don't see it in ourselves too often, but we are inconsistent.

- Jeremy Irons

Trust Always Through

It's always nice working with friends. And if you have a director that you've worked with before, you don't have to go through that first learning thing. There's an element of trust there.

- Jeremy Irons

Own Atmosphere Till

I looked at the circus, and I looked at the carnival, at the fun fair. But I looked at sleeping accommodations and decided I was too middle class to put up with that! So then I joined the theater and found I could choose my own bedroom. I loved the atmosphere. I loved that we worked till midnight and didn't start till ten.

- Jeremy Irons

Work Happen Leave

No, I don't believe in hard work. If something is hard, leave it. Let it come to you. Let it happen.

- Jeremy Irons

Life See Fancy

Really, ambition has gone. I look for things that tickle my fancy. You begin to see the end of life on the horizon. You think, 'It's not going on forever, this.' Let's make the most of what time I have left.

- Jeremy Irons

Back Forward Some

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.

- Jeremy Irons

Self-Confidence Next Through

So I continued through my next school, which takes me up to the age of 17, moving from the bottom stream of one year into the bottom stream of the next year, all the way through. I showed other talents which gave me self-respect, which is fine.

- Jeremy Irons

Love Always I Love

I love touching. I always touch people.

- Jeremy Irons

Desire Field Nevertheless

So nevertheless, what I'm saying is that what one is - one's parameters are constantly narrowed by one's success, and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure.

- Jeremy Irons