100+ Colin Firth Quotes That Will Really Boost Your Motivation


Colin Firth quotes that will really boost your motivation. There are so many Colin Firth quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of msood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Colin Firth quotes exists just do that.

Colin Firth is a very famous actor, and he has earned an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and also three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In the year, 2010, Firth’s performance of King George VI in The King’s Speech had won him an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Colin Firth’s work as Fitzwilliam Darcy in the 1995 TV show, Pride and Prejudice had earned him a lot of fame. This had then led to roles in movies like Bridget Jones’s Diary, The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, and also, Love Actually. In the year, 2009, Colin Firth had earned a lot of fame for his role in A Single Man, for which Colin Firth had gained his very first Academy Award nomination, and also won a BAFTA Award. Colin Firth had then played Harry Hart in the movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Colin Firth had reprised this role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

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“Hollywood hasn’t aggressively pursued me. Neither have I aggressively pursued Hollywood.”

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“Growing up, my mates and I would have rather been Sid Vicious or members of the Royal Family.”

Colin Firth famous quotes “Forget trying to be sexy. That’s just gruesome.”

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“As much as the next person, I want to be approved of, but I’m not greedy for that stuff.”

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“I do think I’m a character actor.”

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“‘A great British icon’ is not the phrase I’d use about anybody, but there are people you admire that happen to be British. I think it’s a phrase that gets attached to anyone who’s been around long enough to become overfamiliar.”

“A life of very, very serious, po-faced films would drive me nuts. I need – and I’m fortunate to have – a fairly varied menu in that respect. I mean, I was shooting ‘Mamma Mia!’ at the same time as I was doing Michael Winterbottom’s ‘Genova’. That was a very, very bizarre summer.”

“Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real.”

“Bridget Jones is part of literary lore now and actually to be a part of it is enormously flattering.”

“I absolutely don’t care about my looks and I’m so used to them that I wouldn’t change a thing. I would end up missing my defects.”

“I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions… the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast.”

“I backpacked through France and Italy in my teens, and then I was at Cannes with the first movie I did in ’84.”

“I can’t imagine seeing Batman in black and white. It was such a colourful TV series. I know. I’m ancient. It wasn’t abnormal to be without a television in those days. People who had colour were special.”

“I do notice that when I’ve been away and I come back to London. People look at you. People are ready to pick arguments.”

“I don’t want to sound smug but I am reasonably satisfied with how it’s gone. I think it’s fine.”

“I enjoy playing Mr. Darcy, but I’m not hungry to play Mark Darcy again.”

“I feel more comfortable in drama. Comedy is a high-wire act. I find it stressful. It’s a precision science in a way.”

“I had heard all sorts of stories about Woody Allen’s directing – directorial approach. And some of them turned out to be myth, but one of them was that he doesn’t rehearse, and another was that he doesn’t really direct. If he doesn’t like it… he cuts it out of the movie or even replaces you. And he doesn’t talk to you.”

“I have a kind of neutrality, physically, which has helped me. I have a face that can be made to look a lot better – or a lot worse.”

“I have a very long relationship with America. My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there. I was schooled there briefly for about a year.”

“I haven’t had to struggle very much. I haven’t paid my dues. I think I have been lucky.”

“I love ‘Manhattan’, and I know it’s not one of Woody’s favorites.”

“I think England has served me very well. I like living in London for the reasons I gave. I have absolutely no intentions of cutting those ties. There is absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly not, so that I can have a swimming pool and a palm tree.”

“I think it’s quite extraordinary that people cast me as if I’m Warren Beatty: until I met my present wife, at the age of 35, you could name two girlfriends.”

“I think that London is very much like that. I find there’s humour in the air and people are interesting. And I think that it’s a place which is constantly surprising. The worst thing about it? I think it can be smug and aggressive.”

“I think that, often, actors represent what they’re not. You get people who define the aristocracy who are not aristocratic – they’re lower-middle class or working class. An awful lot of your so-called angry young actors have grown up in extreme bourgeois comfort. It really is surprisingly common.”

“I was delighted to become a popular-culture reference point. I’m still delighted about it actually, and I still find it to be weird.”

“I was in a lake in ‘Love Actually’, and I was attacked by some hideous aquatic beast and was rushed to the hospital by a man named Rafael! Something stung my elbow, and it blew up to the size of a tennis ball.”

“I work with the options I have in front of me and my reasons for choosing a job can vary enormously depending on the circumstances. Sometimes I take a job because it’s a group of people I’m dying to work with, and sometimes it can be a desire to shake things up a bit and not to take myself too seriously.”

“I would definitely do TV, at the drop of a hat, if I was offered a good role.”

“I would rather five people knew my work and thought it was good work than five million knew me and were indifferent.”

“I’d love to try my hand at something else.”

“If I were to write a book about the progress of getting to a third film, it would be a long one.”

“If one lazily thinks of what a fashion designer might do if he’s going to conquer cinema next, it would be taking the opportunity to display his fashion sensibilities.”

“If you don’t mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there.”

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“If you play a role, you want to familiarize yourself with that person’s world. If I were playing an airline pilot or a doctor, I’d probably want to hang out with a doctor or an airplane pilot for a while, ask some questions. You don’t get to hang out the kings. They don’t help consult on movies. So your resources are, by necessity, secondary.”

“I’ll be your friend so long as you’re not crap”

“I’m not patient, and some things drive me crazy. In my work, I get incredibly upset when people don’t get it right or don’t respect others’ needs.”

“In filming, you’re waiting – you’re waiting for lights, you’re waiting for people to set things up – and when you’re not waiting, you’re repeating.”

“In this case it appealed to me partly because it felt close to me in some ways. This is about a confused, bewildered middle class Englishman adrift in smalltown America and that has definitely been me.”

“It does help to actually realize that however stunning the person who is, you know, fluttering eyelashes at you, she doesn’t do anything to match up to your wife.”

“It used to be that I was always paranoid or a loser or something so there’s usually something that you seem to associate yourself with at one time or another.”

“It’s a film called ‘Kursk’, which is a true story about a submarine disaster. There was an accident on board a Russian submarine in the year 2000, and it stranded a large number of sailors. That’s next.”

“I’ve gotten involved in producing now, so the kinds of things that are more my own choice are more possible in that field because I don’t have to be castable. I can actually get involved in getting stories off the ground that no one would ask me to be in because I’m the wrong age, the wrong sex, the wrong nationality, or whatever.”

“I’ve grown up surrounded by Americans and to a very large extent feel American. It sounds strange because I seem to be so quintessentially English in everyone’s mind – and perhaps I am. Perhaps it’s quintessentially English to have a fascination with America.”

“Looking in the mirror, staring back at me isn’t so much a face as the expression of a predicament.”

“Most actors will tell you they have some sort of dream of doing something other than what they’re doing.”

“My grandmother was a minister as well, which was not that common in the 1930s.”

“My looks aren’t something that come dazzlingly through in everything I do. I can be made to look one way or the other fairly easily… I am still not recognised on the street that much.”

“My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I’ve sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there’s no virtue in that; it’s the way one is raised.”

“My primary instinct as an actor is not the big transformation. It’s thrilling if a performer can do that well, but that’s not me. Often with actors, it’s a case of witnessing a big party piece but wondering afterwards, where’s the substance?”

“My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem.”

“Obviously, if people love a movie, and it has the possibility of continuation, then there is going to be a question of whether it’s worth doing another one. There’s also cynicism and skepticism about sequels.”

“One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age – at the age of 38 in fact – he changed course and decided to become a doctor.”

“One of the things that makes you want to be an actor, speaking only for myself, is that there’s something infantile about it. You’re suspending disbelief, pretending and entering into a story world.”

“People coming up and saying something nice is always welcome. But when you’re being secretly photographed, that’s not so nice. I would rather shake hands with someone and exchange a few words than take a selfie.”

“People have the idea of missionaries as going out with the Bible and hitting natives with it. It’s not really what they were doing. They were all doing something rather different.”

“Some people would say comedy draws from some dark places, from your dark stuff. Life’s great optimists aren’t necessarily the funniest people.”

“Something like ‘A Single Man,’ it was tiny; it was financed by one guy. We all lost money doing it.”

“The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I’m not denying they exist. But it’s a far more philistine country than people think.”

“The last thing I would attempt to do is to buy clothes for a child I didn’t know well.”

“The only reason I’m in ‘Kingsman’ is because Matthew enjoys playing with the unexpected. I’m not playing Harry Hart because I’m the butchest actor in Britain. I’m playing it because he said I’m the last person anyone would expect to see in that role!”

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“The thing is that anybody looks good in the right clothes. It will affect your bearing. It will affect your demeanor. It informs the way you behave.”

“There’s a paradox to most things in life. Acting is often dressing up in frocks and chasing your ego, but that doesn’t mean you don’t take it seriously.”

“They’re not bombarding me with offers, although the ones that have come along have been too preposterous to contemplate, so it’s not as if I spend every day resisting $20 million pay cheques.”

“To be bothered wherever you go – it’s not a rational thing to want at all.”

“We all know the dangers of sequels. Lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place too often, and I think you’ve got to move beyond it, go the extra mile and have the courage not to just repeat the first one.”

“We are actors who show up for work in our sloppy gear, and we’ve got this extraordinary tailor. It’s someone else who’s done the design; someone else who’s cut the suit; someone else who’s measured it. Basically, your job is to just wear it.”

“We’ve always been involved with America – I have a son who lives there and it’s a big part of my life.”

“Whenever you take on playing a villain, he has to cease to be a villain to you. If you judge this man by his time, he’s doing very little wrong.”

“You have to be ill if you want to get better.”

“The English people, a lot of them, would not be able to understand a word of spoken Shakespeare. There are people who do and I’m not denying they exist. But
it’s a far more philistine country than people think.”

“And I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions… the Jewish,
Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast. (Italian Vogue)”

“[on his success in playing the two Mr. Darcy roles] I was delighted to become a popular culture reference point. I’m still delighted about it actually, and I still find it to be weird.”

“Forget “trying” to be sexy. That’s just gruesome.”

“[on losing the girl to both Ralph and Joseph Fiennes] If I want my career to go on, I’m going to have to find some more Fiennes brothers! However, any
similarity between them basically stops at their last name. I was in no way reminded of Ralph by working with Joe. I got on fantastically with both of them.
I have huge admiration for them as actors but I couldn’t compare them.”

“[on his first name] Well it doesn’t exactly have a ring to it, does it? It’s more the sort of name you’d give to your goldfish for a joke.”

“I have a kind of neutrality, physically, which has helped me. I have a face that can be made to look a lot better or a lot worse, depending on how I want it
to look.”

“The first actor who really blew me away was Paul Scofield in [the movie] A Man for All Seasons (1966). I’d never seen such integrity in acting, and it struck me as a fascinating paradox because acting is artifice. It can be argued to be entirely false. I thought, how can an actor suggest such truth?”

“I like playing strange characters. Some people might say it has something to do with a hidden part of myself, but I think it’s a lot simpler than that:
normal people are just not very interesting.”

“Every single film since [Pride and Prejudice (1995)] there’s been a scene where someone goes, “Well I think you’ve just killed Mr Darcy”. But he is a figure
that won’t die. He is wandering somewhere. I can’t control him. I tried to play with it in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001). I’ve never resented it: if it wasn’t
for him I might be languishing, but part of me thinks I should do this postmodern thing, change my name by deed poll to Mr Darcy. Then people can come up to
me and say, ‘But you are not Mr Darcy’ which would be different. I dare say it will be my saving grace when the only employment available to me is opening
supermarkets dressed in breeches and a wig.”

“I feel quite strongly about anti-Americanism. I share people’s grievances about the current Administration but I remember my father and I watching the
Watergate hearings. Here was a country arraigning its own leaders. America has a fantastic history of dissent. (Sept. 2007)”

“[on the appeal he has to older female fans] I find I’m increasingly lusted after by people beyond pensionable age. I was told of a woman in hospital,
diagnosed with high blood pressure, who was told not to watch any more Pride and Prejudice (1995). She was 103.”

“[on the movie version of Mamma Mia! (2008) in which he stars] If you are the kind of person who always wanted to see middle aged men in tight spandex trying
to sing, then this is the film for you.”

“[on filming Mamma Mia! (2008)] This was quite terrifying, because the guys in this film were really out of their comfort zone with the singing thing. And you know, the first thing we did was to record our songs, because you pre-record before you shoot the film. And then you have to shoot it live, which a lot of it was, and it was the fearsome Benny and Björn of ABBA, and they were notorious hard customers, and they booked me three days in the studio to sing a three-minute song. So my mind was reeling with images of myself, you know, floods of Ambian-fueled tears, while I was being shouted out in Swedish by bearded men. But, fortunately, when I met them, they were friendly. There was something in their friendliness that had a reserve to it. I thought, “I’m going to be
friendly as long as I’m not crappy”. And then half an hour later, they were actually okay. Pierce Brosnan and Stellan walked in and I looked at their faces,
I was staring into a vortex of fear, both of them in spirals. And nothing bonds you more than blind terror really. Within a few more minutes, the three of us
were like The Andrews Sisters around the mike, you know.”

“Actors are basically drag queens. People will tell you they act because they want to heal mankind or, you know, explore the nature of the human psyche. Yes,
maybe. But basically we just want to put on a frock and dance.”

“Your face is supposed to move if you’re going to act. Why on earth would you take a violin and make the strings so that they don’t vibrate? Injecting
something in to your face so it’s paralysed, or cutting bits of it up so that you take any signs of life out of it is catastrophic if you’re going to express
yourself in any way at all.”

“[on accepting a Golden Globe Award for The King’s Speech (2010)] Right now, this is all that stands between me and a Harley Davidson.”

“Actually, you know, it is quite extraordinary because life on a film set is inherently infantile. Everything else is taken away to the point where we are
helpless. You are picked up at a certain time of day. You are driven to a place not of your choice. You are then given clothes to put on. And then someone
does your hair and your face, and again according to someone else’s schedule. You are brought your breakfast. Then you are taken to a place where you do your
job and you are told where to stand, where to look, and here are the words you are going to say, and they’re not yours. And so there is very little that you
have in your control, except what happens when you close the bathroom door. It is preposterous. It makes no sense whatsoever, unless it’s wonderful. You are
always treading that line.”

“Through my film work, I’ve tended to represent precisely the kind of Englishman that I’m not – the repressed figure of mythology. It’s hard to run into those guys now. I’ll give you £100 for every guy with a bowler hat and umbrella you see walking the streets of London who’s not going to a fancy dress party. My generation weren’t saying, I can’t wait to grow up so I can put on a pin-stripe suit and go to an office. They were piercing their ears and learning to play the guitar. If you want to define a modern Englishman, you might as well look at Keith Richards, John Lydon or Ray Winstone, rather than John Major or Prince Charles.”

“[on looking ten years ahead] I always imagined I’d move beyond this rather infantile career choice. By this point I would have become a virtuoso on a musical instrument or written novels or become an astronaut. But I’ll probably be doing some version of exactly what I’m doing now.”

“[on often appearing as emotionally repressed characters] I think there’s an immense drama in things being held back and hidden and unspoken. I’m the go- to
guy when you’re doing something in that convention. But also, communication is never perfect. What you’re hearing isn’t necessarily what I’m imagining you’re
hearing. That interests me more than repression.”

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“[on working again with former Mamma Mia! (2008) co-star Stellan Skarsgård in The Railway Man (2013)] It’s very hard to look at Stellan and not see him in
Lycra. Actually, the last time I’d seen him on a film set he was naked. So if there was a haunted look in my eyes, it wasn’t because I was contemplating the
war in Asia. It was because I’d seen horrors already beyond imagination.”

“[accepting the Best Actor Oscar for The King’s Speech (2010)] I’ve a feeling my career’s just peaked.”

“[on The King’s Speech (2010) co-star Helena Bonham Carter] If I had to choose somebody to get stuck in a lift with, actually, she comes fairly high on the
list. Because she’s amusing, attractive, and very small.”

“[Accepting his Best Actor BAFTA for A Single Man (2009)] An encounter with Tom Ford is to come away feeling resuscitated, a little more worldly, better
informed, better groomed, more fragrant and more nominated than one has ever been before.”

“It’s been easy so far because I have someone who has dressed me right down to my socks. I think if you know you are going to get photographed you put some
thought into it, but as much as possible I like to leave the decision to someone else. It used to be my wife, but then there are increasingly designers who
offer you things and have great relationships with you and if you like what they do then it gets taken out of your hands. Actors are notoriously bad
dressers. Between roles they don’t know how to put themselves together any more. If you have just taken off a Victorian frock and you are about to go into
the 1950s, you actually spend most of the rest of the time in T-shirts and pyjamas. So then when the events come along, if there is somebody out there who
can say, “I’ve got a suit for you. Don’t worry, I know your measurements”, I know it sounds awfully spoiled, but I’ll take that. I am not very good at
thinking about it or designing the look myself. There are one or two actors who seem to have this flair and I don’t know how they have it. They get out on
the red carpet and they look amazing every time. I’m just getting older.”

“Now a beautiful person is assumed to be shallow and flaky. If you are beautiful in today’s society, you are presumed to have no substance. I think a lot of
talented and very bright people who are also physically beautiful have to work very hard if they don’t want to just lean on their looks. I think there’s
resentment, there is the feeling that you can’t have it all. I think the complexities of our own urban lives mean that there are opportunities for people who
are not physically beautiful. I think it is rather expected that if you want to become a professor, that you don’t look like someone from Baywatch. And I
think someone that has the mind of a professor and also looks like Baywatch would just p*** people off because they don’t want them to have all of that.”

“Dancing and singing [take] me very far out of my comfort zone.”

“I would have gone to university had I not allowed myself to be derailed into moody adolescent laziness. I liked to characterise it then as a defiant decision to resist the system. But I was just resistant to schoolwork. If someone wanted me to read Shakespeare, I wanted to read Thomas Mann. If someone tried to make me listen to Brahms, I had to listen to Hendrix. On the morning of A-level retakes, I thought, ‘F*** it’ and went back to bed, it felt like a treadmill I didn’t want to be on.”

“Like most boys it [ABBA] wasn’t my thing. I was 14 in 1974 and fancied girls to death.”

“[on Hugh Grant] He’s very witty company. I’ve always found him bright, and he’s a fantastic raconteur: he’s wicked. He’s not like his ‘Notting Hill’ persona
at all.”

“[As an actor] it’s frustrating playing someone stupider than you.”


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