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" You want your privacy as a human being. "
" You'd be surprised how condescending people can be. "
" I guess the word to call me is my name, Pete. "
" 'Game of Thrones' is an amazing show, and I have no problem speaking of the virtues of HBO. "
" I'm recognized, let me put it that way. "
" I spend my nights just sitting and reading a book and drinking my tea and walking my dog. That's about as exciting as my life gets. "
" Sometimes, when the material is really good, you put expectations on yourself to make it the best possible show. You're not just serving up the regular hash and doing your job and going home. "
" It was hard doing scenes with Bobby Cannavale because I would break up laughing because he's so funny. "
" I dress and eat like a fifth-grader, basically. I like sandwiches and cereal and hooded sweatshirts. "
" I am this guy who's four and a half feet tall, but my life doesn't constantly address it. "
" Even 'Lord of the Rings' had dwarf-tossing jokes in it. It's like, 'Really?' "
" Bad guys are complicated characters. It's always fun to play them. You get away with a lot more. You don't have a heroic code you have to live by. "
" I think my mom drove by a nuclear power plant when she was pregnant. But I wouldn't be in 'The Station Agent' if she hadn't. "
" 'Star Wars' or 'The Lord of the Rings' deal with great big Joseph Campbell-style myths, good and evil. "
Good And Evil
" Will Ferrell is just about the nicest guy - anyone can tell you that. "
" Call me a midget, but just be real. I am all for correct terms, but please don't tiptoe around feelings. Don't be too careful, because that shuts you off from people. "
" If I was born 400 years ago instead of now, I wouldn't have the life I have. There were freak shows, and there was horrible discrimination. "
" My favourite superhero? I have a soft spot for Batman, because he doesn't have any super powers - he's just a person. And he's pretty dark. "
" I have a friend who says, 'The world doesn't need another angry dwarf!' "
" I was opposed to doing TV for a long time because I thought the quality of writing wasn't very strong, as opposed to film, but there's been a shift in term of the quality of scripts. HBO has attracted a tremendous amount of great writing talent. "
" There's a thing at the Museum of Natural History in New York, where I live: they have a stairwell where you follow the beginning and the course of this planet, and it's a very long stairwell, and you follow, and you follow, and then you reach the top, and we're, like, half a step on the stairwell - the timeline for us on this planet. "
" Dwarves are still the butt of jokes. It's one of the last bastions of acceptable prejudice. "
" The leads are often the boring part. "
" Each year, billions of animals are subjected to cruelty on factory farms, feed lots, and slaughterhouses. The brutality that these animals endure would be grounds for felony cruelty charges if inflicted upon our cats and dogs. "
" I should call people back more readily. I'm not the best friend sometimes in terms of that. I do follow that white balloon and get distracted a lot. "
" I like playing the guy on the sidelines. They have more fun. "
" People's personalities get tweaked at weddings. "
" As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry, and I definitely put up these walls. "
" So I won't say I'm lucky. I'm fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me. "
" I'm on 'Game Of Thrones,' and every time we have someone new coming on our show, we welcome them with open arms and get revitalised by this new presence. Then we kill them off very quickly. "
" I think successful movies that are based on books are their own thing. I think if you're too faithful, word by word, character trait to character trait, it can hurt the movie. "