Hugh Grant quotes

Born
9 September 1960, Hammersmith, London, England.

Occupation
Actor.

Hugh Grant is an English actor.

Throughout my life, whenever I thought I’m dancing welI, I’m not.
– Hugh Grant
I had a kiss with Raquel Welch’s daughter – she was a very naughty kisser.
– Hugh Grant
Neither Elizabeth or I are keen to do a real-life couple on the screen. It’s not very electric.
– Hugh Grant
I think there’s something unromantic about marriage. You’re closing yourself off.
– Hugh Grant
I’m not a hopeless romantic. I’m quite the reverse. I’m a nasty piece of work, an ego maniac.
– Hugh Grant
Courage is soldiers fighting on the front line, or people living on the bread line.
– Hugh Grant
I dreaded the dance scene in ‘Love Actually’ more than having my teeth extracted.
– Hugh Grant
Like lots of people who say, ‘I’m going to write a novel,’ it’s actually more comfortable to think I could write a novel than to discover that you can’t.
– Hugh Grant
I look at life and I see some very happy relationships, but I also see the vast majority as not being that happy.
– Hugh Grant
Brexit was a fantastic example of a nation shooting itself full in the face.
– Hugh Grant
I don’t have any particular burning desire to go back to being cuddly. Not really.
– Hugh Grant
‘Notting Hill?’ Does that poke fun at being British? Maybe it does. In ‘Mickey Blue Eyes,’ that’s kind of the point: the clash of worlds, the unlikely combo of a respectable Englishman and a mob guy. If you take out the Britishness, you don’t really have much.
– Hugh Grant
Some newspapers in Britain have become closer to these kind of mafia families. They wield an incredible power. They choose our governments, they choose our prime ministers, and they live above the law.
– Hugh Grant
My whole history of being an actor is unusual and slightly disgraceful because it should be something you burn to do.
– Hugh Grant
My laziness is really profound. I’m really interested in where it comes from – it almost feels chemical. And we’ve all got ADD now, short attention span and all that.
– Hugh Grant
I wasn’t aware I was trading on my good name; I’ve never had a good name.
– Hugh Grant
I’m very unrelaxed doing a newspaper interview.
– Hugh Grant
I just don’t believe in love at first sight anymore, even though I’ve based my whole career on the concept. In my experience, power, money and influence always attract the opposite sex. It’s something that I’ve always exploited – with good results.
– Hugh Grant
Basically, my life is so boring, it’s embarrassing.
– Hugh Grant
A free press is the cornerstone of democracy; there is no question about that.
– Hugh Grant
I quite like Pilates now. I have a Pilates girl in every city.
– Hugh Grant
I don’t do much acting anymore anyway, and not to work for 20th Century Fox is really the least of my worries.
– Hugh Grant
I think marriage is only necessary if you’ve got children. It’s quite nice for them.
– Hugh Grant
I find it hard to understand why Scorsese has never called. You know, given the natural menace I bring to the screen.
– Hugh Grant
I frequently dream of having tea with the Queen.
– Hugh Grant
You know everyone loves to be the villain.
– Hugh Grant
The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny.
– Hugh Grant
I’m a great believer in eccentrically-shaped modern families. Because I’ve seen them work so well. And as long as everyone loves each other, it can work very well.
– Hugh Grant
I’m a terrible actor. I’m still learning. When I first started, I wish I knew then to trust myself more, really. I was in a terrible panic in the early part of my career.
– Hugh Grant
I’m horrible in the mornings. I’m grumpy.
– Hugh Grant
The moral of filmmaking in Britain is that you will be screwed by the weather.
– Hugh Grant
I’m a laugh tart. I make no secret of that fact.
– Hugh Grant
At my school, which was all boys, I played almost exclusively lady parts. When I say lady parts, I mean parts that were ladies. To actually play lady parts would be weird, even by English standards.
– Hugh Grant
I certainly hated actors and, more importantly, they hated me.
– Hugh Grant
Theater has always been much more fun. You get a laugh, and it’s really encouraging.
– Hugh Grant
I had Courtney Love’s left bosom out of her dress on my plate in front of me. It was extraordinary. I didn’t know where to look.
– Hugh Grant
For any new technology there is always controversy and there always some fear associated with it. I think that’s just the price of being first sometimes.
– Hugh Grant
I think that’s the whole point of Bridget Jones. It’s all about that it’s okay to fail.
– Hugh Grant
At home, I hardly ever leave London. I don’t like the countryside in England.
– Hugh Grant
I have known a few good marriages, but very few. And others look to me like they’re pretty miserable. I don’t really think that’s a recipe for happiness.
– Hugh Grant
If it’s a choice between doing a film and not doing a film, I’d rather not. But then, you remember that you’re supposed to be earning a living and that it’s your career.
– Hugh Grant
And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It’s incredibly, mind numbingly slow.
– Hugh Grant
With 2 movies opening this summer, I have no relaxing time at all. Whatever I have is spent in a drunken stupor.
– Hugh Grant
It’s very true that you can be both selfless and selfish at the same time. What we tend towards, particularly in filmmaking, is this binary sort of, ‘This is a good guy, this is a bad guy.’ And I quite like the fact that life is a bit more complex than that.
– Hugh Grant
But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you’re an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way.
– Hugh Grant
The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.
– Hugh Grant
I couldn’t put my hand on my heart and say I think that being in a relationship is a natural state for a human being.
– Hugh Grant
Comedy is probably a way of dealing with anxiety. Sometimes it’s a way of dealing with pain.
– Hugh Grant