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All Quotes by author - Rupert Everett
" Actors make bad lovers. Their most important kiss is for the camera. Not in a superficial way, in a really deep way. They can only give everything if they know someone is going to shout cut! "
" A lot of straight actors are actively searching for gay roles because it is something different to do. "
" As a kid I would be put to bed when my parents had guests and because I was such a show-off I would go to my mum's room, put on her nightdress and Jackie Onassis shawl, run downstairs, go outside, ring the doorbell and pretend to be one of the guests. I'd say, 'Hello, I'm Mrs. So-and-So.' "
" Authority figures are so irritating. Because they always tell you to do things for reasons that aren't very good. That sums up what authority is about for me. "
" Being gay and being a woman has one big thing in common, which is that we both become invisible after the age of 42. Who wants a gay 50-year-old? No one, let me tell you. "
" Being in Hollywood is like being in the Christian right these days. "
" Honestly, I would not advise any actor necessarily, if he was really thinking of his career, to come out. "
" I am at that age when you panic at the slightest thing. "
" I did a couple of films, I was very lucky at the beginning of my career... and then, I never had another job here for ten years probably and I moved to Europe. "
" I don't accept my business the way it is, to be honest. I don't like what it's become. I don't blame anyone for it becoming the way it has. It's got its own hideous natural progression, just like world events. "
" I don't think I've ever tried to change anyone. I don't have the energy. "
" I don't think kids should have role models. They're disastrous. "
" I don't think many actors are that good, to be honest. I certainly don't think I am. "
" I don't want to be carried out of a club wearing a tie-dye T-shirt and a cap on the wrong way around when I am 70, but I would like to settle down a bit. Maybe with a partner. "
" If I did have the impulse to be a parent, I would adopt - or foster. "
" I find there aren't that many options as an actor. "
" If you're an actor, there's going to be a sense of fantasy about yourself, especially in the celebrity world we live in today. You give the illusion of being in control, sexy, at ease, with never a difficult moment. Those are the basic lies that all celebrities tell. For me, they're the more dangerous lies to come to terms with. "
" If you're gay or religious you're always hearing this word tolerance. It's a pathetic word. It's actually just a politically correct word for the term intolerance. "
" I loved looking at myself when I was very photogenic, at the very beginning of my career. "
" I'm a gay man who came from the last years of illegality. That focused my whole character. I think it focused everyone's character in a way. You saw yourself as outside of the main structure. "
" I'm miserable: that's why I have such a bad back, because I'm endlessly stressing out about my career. "
" I'm not a great poetry fan. "
" I'm not really a political animal but I am rather fascinated by the meltdown of England and America. In the end, it seems as if America might come out of it, but I'm not sure if England is ever going to recover. "
" I seem to have been everywhere in the last 30 years, maybe not in the epicenter but flying around the periphery of extraordinary events and equally extraordinary people. "
" I smell of sweat. I don't like people smelling of all these weird things. I think deodorant is disgusting. "
" I think belief is like having the first Microsoft Windows - it's so rudimentary, in the human brainwork, it's so obviously a sham. "
" I think it's fun playing a part that lots of other people have played, in a way. "
" I think marriage is ghastly. "
" I think we've been dulled by capitalism. We're just blobs now - we're so worried about how we can keep paying the lease on the car, the mortgage, the lease on the toaster and all that. You can't really think about much else. If you lose that, you lose the whole lot. "
" It's amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy. "
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