Gary Oldman Quotes

What other people think of me is none of my business.
-Gary Oldman

 

Any actor who tells you that they have become the people they play, unless they’re clearly diagnosed as a schizophrenic, is bullshitting you.
-Gary Oldman

 

You choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color.
-Gary Oldman

 

I enjoy playing characters where the silence is loud.
-Gary Oldman

 

My favorite meal would have to be good old-fashioned eggs, over easy, with bacon. Many others, but you can’t beat that on a Sunday morning, especially with a cup of tea.
-Gary Oldman

 

 

Wanting to be a good actor is not good enough. You must want to be a great actor. You just have to have that.
-Gary Oldman

 

My passion and energy get mistaken for anger.
-Gary Oldman

 

I like these calm little moments before the storm, it reminds me of Beethoven
-Gary Oldman

 

Reality TV to me is the museum of social decay.
-Gary Oldman

 

Change is vital to any actor. If you keep playing lead after lead, you’re really gonna dry up. Because all those vehicles wean you away from the truths of human behaviour.
-Gary Oldman

 

I had a guitar when I was 6 or 7, a plastic guitar with the Beatles’ faces on it. It would be a collector’s item now. It would fetch a hefty sum, I imagine.
-Gary Oldman

 

I was quiet, a loner. I was one of those children where, if you put me in a room and gave me some crayons and a pencils, you wouldn’t hear from me for nine straight hours. And I was always drawing racing cars and rockets and spaceships and planes, things that were very fast that would take me away.
-Gary Oldman

 

Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men.
-Gary Oldman

 

We’re given a code to live our lives by. We don’t always follow it, but it’s still there.
-Gary Oldman

 

At the Oscars, if you didn’t vote for ’12 Years a Slave’ you were a racist.
-Gary Oldman

 

Political correctness has become a straightjacket.
-Gary Oldman

 

The script is your map of the world, isn’t it? And if someone knows that if it’s well-written, you get all of the beats, it will tell you everything you need to know.
-Gary Oldman

 

Being a good director is knowing sometimes when not to say something.
-Gary Oldman

 

I don’t go to premieres. I don’t go to parties. I don’t covet the Oscar. I don’t want any of that. I don’t go out. I just have dinner at home every night with my kids. Being famous, that’s a whole other career. And I haven’t got any energy for it.
-Gary Oldman

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