Anthony Hopkins quotes

Born
 31 December 1937 Margam, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales.

Occupation
Actor.

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins  is a Welsh actor, widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest living actors. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated another three times.

I think the healthy way to live is to make friends with the beast inside oneself, and that means not the beast but the shadow. The dark side of one’s nature. Have fun with it and you know, is to accept everything about ourselves.
– Anthony Hopkins
I’m devious, cruel, cunning and addictive.
– Anthony Hopkins
I don’t like freeloaders; I don’t like people who are negative.
– 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
My philosophy is it’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
– Anthony Hopkins
I love life because what more is there?
– Anthony Hopkins
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
Life’s too short to deal with other people’s insecurities.
– Anthony Hopkins
I think a certain amount of stress in life is good. The stress of just working, which takes effort – I think it keeps you going.
– Anthony Hopkins
I’m not a health freak. I just work out every day.
– 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
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
I tend to get bored quickly, which means I must be boring.
– Anthony Hopkins
I have a punishing workout regimen. Every day I do 3 minutes on a treadmill, then I lie down, drink a glass of vodka and smoke a cigarette.
– Anthony Hopkins
I tried acting, liked it, and stuck with it. I saw it as the way I would keep that promise to myself of getting back at those who had made my school life a misery.
– Anthony Hopkins
I never make conscious decisions.
– Anthony Hopkins
I don’t believe in nepotism. I don’t much like the idea of parents who interfere.
– Anthony Hopkins
Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting, my agent comes up with a script.
– 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’m a pretty tough guy, you know. I’m a pretty hard man. I’ve got a lot of compassion, but I don’t waste time with people.
– Anthony Hopkins
Oh yes. I’m an actor, so I just learn my lines, and show up and do it. I gave it a little bit of thought.
– Anthony Hopkins
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
Relish everything that’s inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life.
– Anthony Hopkins
My weak spot is laziness. Oh, I have a lot of weak spots: cookies, croissants.
– 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
Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.
– Anthony Hopkins
I’m most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage direction at the top of the page… sunrise over the desert and masses of… a whole essay before you get to the dialogue.
– Anthony Hopkins
We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.
– Anthony Hopkins
I was called ‘Dumbo,’ like the elephant, as a child because I couldn’t understand things at school.
– Anthony Hopkins
The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them, in fact is bad acting.
– Anthony Hopkins
Beware the tyranny of the weak. They just suck you dry.
– Anthony Hopkins
I don’t have a vast longing for the stage.
– Anthony Hopkins