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We’re always looking over our shoulders, ‘what they will think, what the press will think, what will this one – am I making the right career move?’ When you’re young you have to do all that to survive, I suppose.
Anthony Hopkins

I just wanted to be a composer; I became an actor by default, really. I got a scholarship to a college of music and drama, hoping to take a scholarship in music. But I ended up as an acting student, so I’ve stuck with that for the last 50-odd years.
Anthony Hopkins

I wouldn’t use the word ‘scared’ for my role as Hitchcock, but it was my most insecure. Taking on such a formidable, giant personality such as Hitchcock; he was one of the great geniuses of world cinema. Sheer genius.
Anthony Hopkins

Jonathan Demme is a very sharp editor of his movies.
Anthony Hopkins

I do admire Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen, but I’m a philistine. I like the good life too much; I’m not good at going on stage night after night and on wet Wednesday afternoons.
Anthony Hopkins

I have dual citizenship; it just so happens I live in America. I would like to go back to Wales. I’m obsessed with my childhood, and at least three times a week dream I am back there.
Anthony Hopkins

I hope I would not be so arrogant as to doubt anyone’s religion or belief.
Anthony Hopkins

I’ve had no contact with my daughter for years. That’s her choice. Anyway, you move on. If people don’t want to bother with me, fine. You know, God bless them, and move on.
Anthony Hopkins

I don’t like freeloaders; I don’t like people who are negative.
Anthony Hopkins

I don’t have a vast longing for the stage.
Anthony Hopkins

The knighthood was a tremendous honour, I don’t dismiss it. But I feel embarrassed by the flowery, theatrical stuff that goes with being an actor.
Anthony Hopkins

People ask, ‘Should I call you Sir Hopkins?’ But I say, ‘No. Call me Tony,’ because it’s too much of a lift-up.
Anthony Hopkins

Once you begin to fall off the track and believe you breathe different air to everyone else, you’re doomed; you’re finished.
Anthony Hopkins

I learn poetry, learn text, and that really keeps you alive.
Anthony Hopkins

Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist. Our existence is beyond our understanding. No one has an answer.
Anthony Hopkins

For me, time is the greatest mystery of all. The fact is that we’re dreaming all the time. That’s what really gets me. We have a fathomless lake of unconsciousness just beneath our skulls.
Anthony Hopkins

Acting is just a process of relaxation, actually. Knowing the text so well and trusting that the instinct and the subconscious mind, whatever you want to call it, is going to take over.
Anthony Hopkins

I was called ‘Dumbo,’ like the elephant, as a child because I couldn’t understand things at school.
Anthony Hopkins

I’ve felt like an outsider all my life. It comes from my mother, who always felt like an outsider in my father’s family. She was a powerful woman, and she motivated my father.
Anthony Hopkins

I worked at the Steel Company Of Wales when I was 17. My job was to supply tools to the guys working the blast furnaces.
Anthony Hopkins

My weak spot is laziness. Oh, I have a lot of weak spots: cookies, croissants.
Anthony Hopkins

I tend to get bored quickly, which means I must be boring.
Anthony Hopkins

I couldn’t say I ever dreamt of becoming a composer, a pianist, or anything else for that matter. I have the kind of brain where nothing is set in stone.
Anthony Hopkins

We have a Boesendorfer piano that I play every day. It keeps my brain and my fingers active.
Anthony Hopkins

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