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I’m one of the slowest drivers on the road. I mosey along. If you’re doing anything too fast, including living life too fast, that creates sudden death. If I have to be somewhere on time, I make sure I leave early enough.
Anthony Hopkins

In the theatre, people talk. Talk, talk until the cows come home about journeys of discovery and about what Hazlitt thought of a line of Shakespeare. I can’t stand it.
Anthony Hopkins

My life turned out to be beyond my greatest dreams.
Anthony Hopkins

I’m married. My wife, Stella – a beautiful woman. She’s brought a lot of peace to my life, a lot of wisdom.
Anthony Hopkins

My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me.
Anthony Hopkins

I’ve been composing music all my life and if I’d been clever enough at school I would like to have gone to music college.
Anthony Hopkins

A conductor can’t be too arrogant with an orchestra and try to impose himself too much.
Anthony Hopkins

I can’t stand directors who try to micro-manage everything. When it happens these days I just walk off set, saying if they don’t like the way I’m doing it they can get someone else.
Anthony Hopkins

What I do is just go over and over and over my lines and learn the script so well that I can just be easy and relaxed. That’s the way I always work.
Anthony Hopkins

I know that some actors and directors like to have intensity on set. I don’t, particularly. Certainly, if they want that, that’s fine, but I can’t work like that.
Anthony Hopkins

I like to take it easy.
Anthony Hopkins

I’m interested in the dream and subconscious mind, the peculiar dream-like quality of our lives, sometime nightmare quality of our lives.
Anthony Hopkins

We all dream. We dream vividly, depending on our nature. Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist.
Anthony Hopkins

I’m fascinated by the fact that we can’t grasp anything about time.
Anthony Hopkins

I was lousy in school. Real screwed-up. A moron. I was antisocial and didn’t bother with the other kids. A really bad student. I didn’t have any brains. I didn’t know what I was doing there. That’s why I became an actor.
Anthony Hopkins

The Welsh people have a talent for acting that one does not find in the English. The English lack heart.
Anthony Hopkins

I think the first British actor who really worked well in cinema was Albert Finney. He was a back-street Marlon Brando. He brought a great wittiness and power to the screen. The best actor we’ve had.
Anthony Hopkins

I’m not a health freak. I just work out every day.
Anthony Hopkins

I don’t know why they gave me a knighthood – though it’s very nice of them – but I only ever use the title in the U.S. The Americans insist on it and get offended if I don’t.
Anthony Hopkins

I don’t have many friends; I’m very much a loner. As a child I was very isolated, and I’ve never been really close to anyone.
Anthony Hopkins

I was bullied as a boy – lots of kids are, but hopefully most of us get on with our lives and grow up.
Anthony Hopkins

My father wasn’t a cruel man. And I loved him. But he was a pretty tough character. His own father was even tougher – one of those Victorians, hard as iron – but my dad was tough enough.
Anthony Hopkins

I am not very good with relationships. With anyone. I can’t be locked up with anyone for too long.
Anthony Hopkins

People forget that Mozart wrote for commissions. There’s a thing in psychology where they think if it’s popular, it can’t be serious.
Anthony Hopkins

I am a bit of a solitude person – a solitary personality. I like being on my own. I don’t have any major friendships or relationships with people.
Anthony Hopkins

I remember coming to New York in 1974 to do a play here called ‘Equis.’ And I remember the first morning getting up and walking around the streets, and I thought, ‘I’m home.’ I felt really at peace here.
Anthony Hopkins

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