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" Acting with creatures that aren't there is kind like acting with an actor who refuses to come out of his trailer. You still have to go on and do the scene. "
" You think your life is going one way and then suddenly, you're on another track. "
" It's extraordinary to look into a baby's face and see a piece of your flesh and your spirit. It makes you realize you are a part of the human race. "
" I keep fit as much as I can. "
" I offer my performance as prayer for someone I've worked with as an actor or someone who has died. The image that comes into my head as I walk to the stage, I offer that performance up for that person. "
" Sitting down to eat in our house is about sharing, you know, talking about the day you've had, be it in school or work or whatever, so that's very important to us. "
" I think if you're the son or daughter of successful actors and actresses, it's a double pressure. More is expected of you. "
" But, you know, sex is controversial, it just is and it always will be. "
" I'm very much a homebody. "
" I'm not the kind of actor that would know what my character had for breakfast last Tuesday. "
" In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right. That's when you want to choke people, you know? "
" At the Sex Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, they were a phenomenal help, too. We went out there for a few days, and they gave us access to materials. And the biographies, there are four or five, ranging from very poor to excellent. "
" Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift. "
" Before 'Schindler's List,' I wouldn't have believed movies had a lot of power for social change. "
" I was an OK boxer, I wasn't great, I was OK, but I loved the discipline of getting together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, usually Saturday afternoons too, with a whole bunch of mates and training, very, very hard for about two-and-half hours. "
" Getting married and settling down isn't the most important thing in my life. "
" Indeed I regard the enduring support which I have received over the years from all sections of the community in Ballymena as being more than sufficient recognition for any success which I may have achieved as an actor. "
" I've made many films and only a few times I've played real people. "
" Yeah, well, I finally stopped smoking for good. "
" And as the hour approached for the execution, in his own mind, Collins became both the executioner and the victim. He would pace up and down, transformed in almost a kind of exorcism when he knew he was responsible for taking someone's life. "
" I love working with children. "
" It's funny, but you get to a time in your life when you think you have all the friends you will ever have. "
" I do believe at the end of the night when you're with your family, the character gets hung up on the door like a coat, and is there to be taken on the next morning. "
" I will never become a director or a movie producer. I was always looking at picture directing because I didn't know what to do! You can't be a movie director without real preparation. "
" As you know, Hollywood loves to pigeonhole all the actors and actresses, and suddenly I got 're-pigeonholed' as an action actor. "
" Hollywood is throwing action movies at me. "
" I'd like to play Ian Paisley, actually. I'd need building up, though he's very frail now. "
" Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy. "
" For all of nature's wonder and beauty, it is also hostile and unpredictable. "
" I think I survived by running away some. Running away to work. "
" I always wanted to be a cowboy, and Jedi Knights are basically cowboys in space, right? "