Liam Neeson quotes

Born
7 June 1952, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Occupation
Actor.

Liam Neeson is an actor from Northern Ireland.

You can’t act being a boxer. It’s like being on stage.
– Liam Neeson
I always wanted to be a cowboy, and Jedi Knights are basically cowboys in space, right?
– Liam Neeson
It’s still a great, big, beautiful, wonderful world no matter what the headlines of the newspapers are and it’s there to be explored. It’s there for our children to go out and explore and explore different cultures and learn from it. I never lose hope.
– Liam Neeson
Why would anyone ever tell anything personal to a journalist?
– Liam Neeson
You are not what you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be.
– Liam Neeson
Forget the statistics…we have to do more. You cannot look these children in the eye and see how desperate is their situation without wanting to help.
– Liam Neeson
I don’t think I’m funny.
– Liam Neeson
I’ve made many films and only a few times I’ve played real people.
– Liam Neeson
Yeah, well, I finally stopped smoking for good.
– Liam Neeson
Northern Ireland is the world’s best kept secret, both in the character of its people and its scenery.
– Liam Neeson
Girl Rising reminds us that educating the girls of today is an investment in everyone’s tomorrow.
– Liam Neeson
It’s an ongoing joy being a dad.
– Liam Neeson
I’m a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small.
– Liam Neeson
I’m Irish, so I’m used to odd stews. I can take it. Just throw a lot of carrots and onions in there and I’ll call it dinner.
– Liam Neeson
Hollywood is throwing action movies at me.
– Liam Neeson
I don’t know if I’m a strict parent or a pushover.
– Liam Neeson
I have no desire to play King Lear or Hamlet. I never had a grand ambition. I just followed my nose.
– Liam Neeson
Every time I see Anthony Hopkins I think that, to some extent, he has just been getting away with it all these years.
– Liam Neeson
I think if you’re the son or daughter of successful actors and actresses, it’s a double pressure. More is expected of you.
– Liam Neeson
But let’s just say, I’m Irish. I grew up in the 1950s. Religion had a very tight iron fist.
– Liam Neeson
There’s periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years… Anytime I hear that door opening I still think I’m gonna hear her.
– Liam Neeson
Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.
– Liam Neeson
We live in such a corporate world where everyone is passing the buck, it seems to me. Therefore I like stories where the individual takes responsibility for BEING the individual, and not just for himself, but for his comrades, his society and ultimately for his country. Ultimately, we can all learn a lesson from that and not be browbeaten by the corporate world which is taking over.
– Liam Neeson
I have to make it my job to be careful with my family.
– Liam Neeson
I will never become a director or a movie producer. I was always looking at picture directing because I didn’t know what to do! You can’t be a movie director without real preparation.
– Liam Neeson
Well I think people think sex is controversial. Not always, but certainly it’s something to be discussed.
– Liam Neeson
It is fun to explore these kick-butt characters.
– Liam Neeson
It’s interesting, the more successful you become the more people want to give you stuff for nothing.
– Liam Neeson
If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely.
– Liam Neeson
The cause of making the world a better place for children unites us all.
– Liam Neeson
For all of nature’s wonder and beauty, it is also hostile and unpredictable.
– Liam Neeson
If I get rejected for a part, I pick myself up and say, ‘OK, not today, maybe tomorrow I’ll get this other part or something.’
– Liam Neeson
No man is an island, as they say. No. I’ve tried it. I’ve gone on retreats at various times in my life for three or four or five days. I was desperate to get out of there and talk to somebody. But I fly fish a lot, and I can only do that really by myself. I find I’m never lonesome when I’m on a river, far from it, but it’s a lonely practice.
– Liam Neeson
Acting is invigorating. But I don’t analyse it too much. It’s like a dog smelling where it’s going to do its toilet in the morning.
– Liam Neeson
Acting with creatures that aren’t there is kind like acting with an actor who refuses to come out of his trailer. You still have to go on and do the scene.
– Liam Neeson
Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift.
– Liam Neeson
Men fear most what they cannot see.
– Liam Neeson
Standing under freezing cold showers every morning, – I did that. I got up to seven minutes most mornings, and it actually works; it immunizes your body, and your body starts getting used to the cold. It really works.”
– Liam Neeson
It’s extraordinary to look into a baby’s face and see a piece of your flesh and your spirit. It makes you realize you are a part of the human race.
– Liam Neeson
I do believe at the end of the night when you’re with your family, the character gets hung up on the door like a coat, and is there to be taken on the next morning.
– Liam Neeson
I came to water late. I learned to swim at the age of 20.
– Liam Neeson