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All Quotes by author - Robert Carlyle
" Acting is a really insular thing. "
" Acting is probably the greatest therapy in the world. You can get a lot stuff out of you on the set so you don't have to take it home with you at night. It's the stuff between the lines, the empty space between those lines which is interesting. "
" Acting, the arts in general, is a magnet for the wounded of society. "
" A lot of my work is with children and there's a reason for that, because they really level you. "
" A lot of Scots have settled in Canada over the years and it's a very easy place for Scots - they understand us, we understand them. "
" A lot of the characters I play have problems, they are marginalised, they have serious psychological problems, problems with relationships, with childhood. These are big subjects, big subjects. You can't balk at work like that. As an actor, that's as good as it gets. "
" Anyone that knows me knows what I'm about, and I'm very much a British actor, a European actor. "
" Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I am a very patriotic guy, in terms of my Scottishness and my roots. "
" Biologically, I'm lucky - an angular face and dark colouring which shows up well on camera. "
" Bullying is a terrible, terrible thing. "
" Each performance and each film is what it is. It's right and belongs within that moment. You look at it and try to make it fit your particular part of your character and your particular film. "
" Every actor I think has got their own number of takes that they like, you know. Some actors like to go all day, you know on the one scene and some actors want to take two takes. I personally like four. "
" Guys, particularly in the West, go to the gym and train for hours and hours to pick up something that is heavier than them. Why would you want to do that? "
" Hunger's a great spur. "
" I'd love to do a Columbo-type detective character in a series. "
" I'd love to play some kind of fop. "
" I don't take a great deal of interest in party politics. Social politics interests me a great deal more. "
" I do tend to divide my childhood into darkness and light, and the first seven years were certainly the darkness. "
" I'd totally be attracted to a geek girl! "
" I'd work with Danny Boyle every day of the week. No matter what he was doing I would do that. "
" I feel like I'm the luckiest man on the planet. "
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" If there's anything you want to ask your parents, ask them before they go, because once they go, they're gone. "
" I hate the word 'hippy.' "
" I have a reputation for being an improvisational actor, which is true, but I also know what I'm doing so that if the improvisational strand doesn't work I can go back to what I know's already there. "
" I just don't like the whole Hollywood thing. "
" I like to be working and moving - the worst thing you can do to me is stick me in a room all day while you're lighting a shot. That just kills me. "
" I loved cinema while growing up and, for the longest time, wanted to be a director. "
" I love sci-fi because it leads in the imagination, and I always say it has the most intelligent fans in the world. "
" I'm in four different films this year, and I have four different accents. I sound different in every film. You have to love a character to play it well, and change in my work is what I want. "
" I'm not someone who believes in wasting my vote. "
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