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" I'm constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism. "
" 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 think if you're the son or daughter of successful actors and actresses, it's a double pressure. More is expected of you. "
" Before 'Schindler's List,' I wouldn't have believed movies had a lot of power for social change. "
" I'm trying to be a comedian, you know? "
" I'd like to play Ian Paisley, actually. I'd need building up, though he's very frail now. "
" I can always act. "
" I have to make it my job to be careful with my family. "
" It's easy enough to plan jobs, to plan a lot of work. "
" I try to be a hard boiled sometimes. My kids see right through it. I'm acting. It's always, 'When I say you'll be back at 11, that means 11, not 11.15. Do you hear me!?' Then, 'Yeah, Dad.' "
" Well, I think they're all basically the same story. Every culture in the world has them. When you strip it down and analyze it, it's the young man or girl who goes through a trial or ordeal and hits a very low ebb but manages to get guidance from a Merlin type figure. "
" A sex symbol? A symbol of sex? I don't think that I am a sex symbol, although it's very flattering. I'm 59, now, so I think I'm possibly past my sell-by date. I think I am. "
" 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? "
" America has been very, very good to me. "
" I don't do my own stunts, but I do my own fighting. I don't consider fighting to be a stunt. "
" I always wanted to be a cowboy, and Jedi Knights are basically cowboys in space, right? "
" I certainly notice the vitality in Belfast, which wasn't there in the Seventies. There was a war going on then. Now there are cranes everywhere. There really is a sense of renewal and hope. "
" I have no desire to play King Lear or Hamlet. I never had a grand ambition. I just followed my nose. "
" For all of nature's wonder and beauty, it is also hostile and unpredictable. "
" 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. "
" In bed at night, I could be reading some book, and I'll come across a sentence that's totally unrelated to some scene I did years ago. But I'll play the scene back in my mind and think, I did that wrong - I should've opened the door more slowly. "
" There seems to be more opportunities for old guys like me to do a little fighting and running because the lead characters also require a bit of depth and maturity and gravitas that one is likely to acquire doing drama all those years. "
" I get fed up with plots that are driven by someone constantly getting information on a computer. "
" The Irish Catholic side was married to the life of an actor and I found out acting could be a form of prayer. "
" Hollywood is throwing action movies at me. "
" But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines. "
" Well, from an acting point of view, I bear no relation, I don't look like Alfred Kinsey at all, but I thought somewhere in my artist's soul, my actor's soul, I could capture something of the spirit of the man. "
" I love doing my own stunts but it's hard. "
" I'm a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small. "
" It's interesting, the more successful you become the more people want to give you stuff for nothing. "
" In real life, wolves will do anything to avoid contact with mankind. "