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Top 180 Anthony Hopkins Quotes (2022 Update)
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Anthony Hopkins Quote: “Acting’s entertainment. It’s not brain surgery.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I never cling on to hope or certainty. They’re the enemies of peace.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I’m more and more convinced that life is a dream. What has happened to me is surely a dream.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “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 Quote: “My life turned out to be beyond my greatest dreams.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I’m just an actor. It’s the way the script is written, and it’s easy. I don’t have think about it. When you receive the script, you know pretty well how to play it, apart from little technicalities like the accent.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I always had a knack for improvisation. I can write down the notes I play, but never really had a proper academic musical background. I suppose I’m blessed and cursed by the fact I have that freedom.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “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 Quote: “I tried acting, liked it, and stuck with it. I saw it as the way I would keep that promise to myself of getting back at those who had made my school life a misery.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I’m glad I’m not young anymore. I don’t want to start all over again.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “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 Quote: “My weak spot is laziness. I have a lot of weak spots – cookies, croissants; my wife is always lecturing me about this, I tend to put it all down as habit or it’s just acting.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “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 Quote: “I am young! Being creative and keeping your brain occupied is very sensible because if you don’t you die, slowly.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I’ve got no need to prove to myself that I can do Shakespeare. I’ve done it.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “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 Quote: “I play music – I write my own music, but I play music, just background music really, and just let it happen.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I wanted to be a musician but I didn’t have the talent for it, so I decided I wanted to be famous, so I became an actor.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I’m fascinated by the fact that we can’t grasp anything about time.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I never make conscious decisions.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I’m not unfamiliar with music, and I really do write music. I’ve gotten a talent for it. I don’t have the technical skills, but I do plan to learn.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I’ve always been hopeless at everything when I was a kid. That’s why I became an actor – ’cause I couldn’t do anything else.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I just wanted to be a composer; I became an actor by default, really. I got a scholarship to a college of music and drama, hoping to take a scholarship in music. But I ended up as an acting student, so I’ve stuck with that for the last 50-odd years.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “My weak spot is that I don’t like analyzing so I tend to be a bit lazy; I tend to get bored quickly, which means I must be boring.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “People ask me how did you choose the part and how did you prepare for this work? I just learned the lines and showed up; I don’t know what else to say because that’s all I know how to do.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting, my agent comes up with a script.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “Acting is constricted because you have the lines. But I improvise with it and what I learn on the set. I improvise rhythms and just changes.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I don’t mind being a commodity. It’s given me a good life.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “Hitchcock was such a master of putting on screen things that made you uneasy. Somebody once asked him what frightened him most, and he said the police. He came from a poor background. I think he understood those fears.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “It created in me a yearning for all that is wide and open and expansive. Something that will never allow me to fit in in my own country, with its narrow towns and narrow roads and narrow kindnesses and narrow reprimands.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “If you have high expectations you’re going to get resentments and all kinds of tension.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “The trick is not to get too fanatical about getting the accent too accurate because then that becomes a mask. What I try to do is just painting and sketching some of the sounds without obliterating my own voice.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I always distrust the word art when it is applied to acting.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I was bullied as a boy – lots of kids are, but hopefully most of us get on with our lives and grow up.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I’ve played a lot of parts. But I don’t look at my feeling is that this is a job. It’s given me a good living.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “The movie industry is full of crazy people who think that they are god.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I spent two years in the military service, then I trudged around in repertory for quite a while. I somehow wound up at the National Theatre, though, and then I was definitely on my way.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I’m having a great life. And I’m 73 and they still phone me up and ask me to do a job here and there.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “If you’re in a successful play and the play is working well – I mean successful because the audiences like it, the audiences respond well – it’s a pleasure.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I’ve always liked American actors particularly. Because that was my first impression. I was very enamoured of America when I was a kid because we were surrounded by American soldiers during the war, the accent was very strange to me, it was very exotic and very captivating.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “When I direct I try to keep it a unique design of my own. Naturally you’re influenced.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I drank a lot, but I wouldn’t have missed it. I look back on it as sort of dreary enjoyment, because I don’t have to be there anymore.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I couldn’t say I ever dreamt of becoming a composer, a pianist, or anything else for that matter. I have the kind of brain where nothing is set in stone.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “I don’t have a vast longing for the stage.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “A conductor can’t be too arrogant with an orchestra and try to impose himself too much.”
Anthony Hopkins Quote: “As a Welshman that can’t sing, I never feel more proud to be Welsh than when I hear the Treorchy Male Choir – the Master Choir of them all. If I could sing I would apply for membership myself.”
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