90+ Jeremy Irons Quotes That Will Make You Follow Your Dreams

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Jeremy Irons quotes that will make you follow your dreams. There are so many Jeremy Irons 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 mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Jeremy Irons quotes exists just do that.

Jeremy Irons is a very famous English actor. After he had earned classical training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Jeremy Irons had started his acting career on stage in the year, 1969 and Jeremy Irons has made appearances in a lot of West End theatre productions, like Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard II, Embers and also, Godspell. Jeremy Irons had then made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, and he had earned a Tony Award for Best Actor.

Jeremy Irons’ very first major movie role had come in the drama called, The French Lieutenant’s Woman for which Jeremy Irons had earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. After Jeremy Irons had starred in movies like Betrayal (1983), Moonlighting (1982), and also, The Mission (1986), he had been praised for playing twin gynaecologists in David Cronenberg’s movie, Dead Ringers (1988). Jeremy Irons has won many awards like the Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role of Claus von Bülow in Reversal of Fortune (1990).

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“Anyway, I’m never satisfied. I think were I ever satisfied with my work, I’d be in trouble.”

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“I sing like an actor and dance like a duck.”

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“What a camera likes are eyes which have life and tell a story.”

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“Actors often behave like children and so we’re taken for children. I want to be grown up.”

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“On his Ducati motorbike: “Ferrari on two wheels.”

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“I’ve never been passionate about acting, and I find more and more that I work to live the life I want to live. An actor like Al Pacino lives to act. I’m not
sure though, there’s something about the detachment I have, the feeling of the lack of importance about what I do, that is healthy.”

“Basically, I want to keep working, so I don’t worry about the size of the character – if it’s interesting, I’ll do it. It’s quite nice doing smaller roles,
in some ways. It means I get home more, and I can get on with my life.”

“The movie industry is run by accountants in Hollywood and it’s as simple as this; everyone has a number on their computer. They can look up Jeremy Irons and
see what my last five movies have made. Say you want to make a $20m picture, which is relatively cheap. If Jeremy makes $9m, the director makes $5m, then you
need a leading lady, and they just go through those figures – that’s how casting happens. And none of my movies has made a lot of money.”

“As you get older, you look back and try to make sense of the sort of person you have become. And I think the most important thing that happened in my
childhood was the first night I went to boarding school at the age of seven. I remember that night, and the loneliness. Also, my parents’ marriage broke up
when I was 15. But I think it was that first night at seven years old when I felt something had broken, and I’ve spent my life trying to get back to that
feeling of home. It’s the same sense of family that you find in the theater and movies. In fact, I’m hoping to make a film about that very subject – the need
for home. You don’t really have a home until you have children. And that home is created by the children.”

“In an interview, he once explained the origin and pronunciation of his name thus: “My name is certainly not pronounced ‘Eye-rons,’ but just like the metal.
In England we say, ‘Eye-ons’ — we’re lazy about our Rs. Here [USA] I guess you would say ‘Ire-ons.'” The name is fairly common in England, it’s probably
short for Ironsmith.”

“If we have to pay taxes [for Emmy gift bags], so be it. But don’t spend it on bombs, for Christ’s sake.”

“(When asked by an interviewer about why he accepted his role in Dungeons & Dragons (2000)) “Are you kidding? I’d just bought a castle, I had to pay for it
somehow!”

“[1986 comment on Robert De Niro] He is a method actor. I think it would be fair to say he’s much slower than I am. As a man, Bob dislikes making a decision.
And acting is a whole line of decisions. You make a decision every time you play a line — do I say it like this or like that? But what I saw was a man
trying many areas and now and again something would really work.”

“[on Lolita (1997)] It’s very difficult because children under sixteen are immensely attractive, any father will tell you. We have to accept that, understand
it for what it is and not become hysterical about it. Strangely enough, Humbert Humbert is not a paedophile … because he knew he was doing wrong. That’s
his tragedy in a way. I remember when my son was twelve he was like a god. He just went through that sort of golden time for about 18 months. Parental love
is sexual. Boys will flirt outrageously with their mothers.”

“[on Waterland (1992)] I find working for money and nothing else just totally soul-destroying. I’ve always wanted to work with the best directors on material
that interests me, so that how this has come about really.”

“[accepting his Best Actor Oscar, 1991] This is great!”

“[on portraying Rodrigo Borgia] I don’t want to make him a sympathetic man. I want him to be an inconsistent man, a man where one moment you think ‘Christ,
that’s terrible!’ and some moments you think ‘Oh, he’s wonderful!’ Like all of us, I want to try and create someone that is neither black nor white.”

“[At 2005 Oscars, responding to a loud bang on-stage while speaking about the ‘Live Action Short’ category] Oh God, I hope they missed.”

“[on Downton Abbey (2010)] If you think that’s good, then watch the Shakespeare productions [Shakespeare Uncovered (2012)]. You’ll see what real writing, what real stories, what real characters are about.”

“[on returning to the stage in a 1981 interview] I’d like to very much, but the stage – particularly the Royal Shakespeare, which is where I’d like to return
for the exceptional quality of its work – really requires at least a year’s commitment. A year now in the theatre is probably not a very clever idea; I think
I should be consolidating my film career.”

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“[in a 1981 interview about movie stardom] I suppose I’d like to be a movie star because I’d like to make people come to the pictures I’m in. Then, of course,
there’s a responsibility to choose good material. And when they saw me, I’d like to dazzle them, as a star dazzle – as for the paraphernalia surrounding a
star, that doesn’t interest me much. I quite like my privacy.”

“I enjoy playing villains. It’s very difficult in many situations to know who the villains and good guys are. People tend to think in black and white, and, of
course, we are all gray.”

“(in a 2016 AARP interview) I feel as confidant on my motorcycle as I do on my two feet. I call it my urban horse. The joy of motorcycling is real freedom and
being in touch with the environment – the road circuits, the temperatures, the winds, the smells. It’s a wonderful sensory experience.”

“[on performing onstage in a production of ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night, 2018] Laurence Olivier, who played nearly everything, said that James Tyrone was
the hardest part he had ever attempted. I would agree – the hardest, and yet the most rewarding. O’Neill did not write this play to be performed, so
performing it as written requires the actors to discover from what is on the page much that is not. It is not possible to play without being emotionally
present at each moment.”

“My father was a CPA. He worked hard in the aircraft industry, and would come home more and more infrequently. He was about to leave my mother, which he did
when I was 15 ”

“At age 10 or 12 he’s going to boarding school in the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight is, of course, down at the bottom of England just off South Hampton”

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams”

“Paris Hilton, that’s very interesting what she did. I’ve never done that. I haven’t really sort of ever got into that. As time passes, maybe I should record
it and put it in a vault so that when I get a little old don’t have the energy I can remember how life used to be ”

“The sad thing about any business I suppose, but in mine you see it particularly, is that you’re always asked to do what you’ve already done.”

“An acting assistant stage manager in a theater in Canterbury, a rep theater. A small wage but just enough to get by on, and I made props and I walked on, and I changed scenery, and I realized that I just loved it”

“So nevertheless, what I’m saying is that what one is – one’s parameters are constantly narrowed by one’s success, and my desire is to widen my field even if
I risk failure.”

“Because I’m now successful, what I’m being offered as an actor is more and more of the same.”

“When it seems that someone has shattered your dreams….pick up even the smallest of pieces and use them to build bigger and better dreams.”

“I’m very glad I’m not a politician. I think it’s one step away from the gates of hell, being a politician. I really do. It`s a nightmare. ”

“The work I prefer to do are the smaller budget pictures, television can be great but it ties you up for quite a long time.”

“Actors often behave like children, and so we’re taken for children. I want to be grown up. ”

“Now in my theater training I showed no aptitude at all”

“Could a father not marry his son? ”

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“Godspell was a good leap for me, it was a good shop window ”

“I liked the theater. I liked the people. I liked the time that we worked ”

“You think, you don’t just speak. The lines come off the thoughts ”

“And trust, yes, which is important, but that is what I aim towards. Now that is difficult for some people, and with that desire to get things as good as
possible, I would say that I’m probably regarded as quite prickly to work with”

“No, I don’t believe in hard work. If something is hard, leave it. Let it come to you. Let it happen ”

“My next step must be to go to drama school. Well, I get into drama school, so I did that”

“Anywhere I can ski in the morning and sell a movie in the afternoon is good ”

“When it seems that someone has shattered your dreams… pick up even the smallest of pieces and use them to build bigger and better dreams ”

“What takes us back to the past are the memories. What brings us forward is our dreams ”

“It’s just money; it’s made up. Pieces of paper with pictures on it so we don’t have to kill each other just to get something to eat ”

“You have to communicate on a much greater scale. With a camera, you can use the flick of an eye. On stage, a lot of other things are happening that can pull
focus or energy. You’re always thinking the same way, but you have to amplify your thoughts with the volume of your speech and the ways you use your whole
body to communicate what you’re feeling. It’s a little bit different from film ”

“Actors often behave like children, and so we’re taken for children. I want to be grown up ”

“And whenever I’m in a situation where I’m wearing the same as 600 other people and doing the same thing as 600 other people, looking back, I always found
ways to make myself different, whether it be having a red lining inside of my jacket, having red shoes, it hasn’t changed ”

“Because I’m now successful, what I’m being offered as an actor is more and more of the same ”

“I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure ”

“I envy children who know that they’re going to become doctors, know they’re going to go into the forces or whatever. I think choice is one of the hardest
things, but that’s what I try to give my children, to say you can do anything”

“I had done a fair bit of traveling during the holidays in my school days with my guitar and discovered that I could live on it. Admittedly, I traveled with a sleeping bag but I could always find somewhere to lay my head”

“I succeeded on sort of chutzpah and charm. No technique at all, didn’t know what I was doing, but it worked and the character suited me”

“I think I would not be described as a character actor in that I don’t take on characteristics which are very alien to me”

“I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose interest had to be whetted, still the case sadly”

“I was the youngest. The yule lamb. The one who always got away without doing the washing up. My sister was four years older, and my brother six years ”

“It’s always great to play a man who sets himself up to be punctured”

“The sad thing about any business I suppose, but in mine you see it particularly, is that you’re always asked to do what you’ve already done ”

“I’ve never been passionate about acting, and I find more and more that I work to live the life I want to live. There’s something about the detachment I have,
the feeling of the lack of importance about what I do, that is healthy ”

“Most people are robust. If a man puts his hand on a woman’s bottom, any woman worth her salt can deal with it. It’s communication. Can’t we be friendly? ”

“One always returns to the fact that there are just too many of us, the population continues to rise and it’s unsustainable ”

“So the better my partner or my opposition, however you like to think about it, the better my game ”

“A trip to the mainland was a big event and happened maybe once a year, although now you can get across in a speed boat in seven minutes but then it was a
long way away ”

“One day I was in school, and the next I was acting opposite Jeremy Irons. That’s how quickly it happened. I was in class and then working with Sir Anthony
Hopkins”

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.”

“The secret to life is timing.”

“We all have our time machines, don’t we. Those that take us back are memories…And those that carry us forward, are dreams.”

“What takes us back to the past are the memories. What brings us forward is our dreams.”

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.”

“When it seems that someone has shattered your dreams….pick up even the smallest of pieces and use them to build bigger and better dreams.”

“It’s just money; it’s made up. Pieces of paper with pictures on it so we don’t have to kill each other just to get something to eat.”

“So the better my partner or my opposition, however you like to think about it, the better my game.”

“I’ve never been passionate about acting, and I find more and more that I work to live the life I want to live. […] There’s something about the detachment I have, the feeling of the lack of importance about what I do, that is healthy.”

“The great thing about acting is, because you’re constantly playing other characters and exploring yourself because you have to find those other characters in yourself, you sort of broaden as a person over your life because you’ve been other people. So you can empathize with many different sorts of people. It’s great in that way and I hope, therefore, as you get older as an actor, you not only get more interesting because you lived more, but you get a bit wiser as a person.”

“I think nobody since has written such extraordinary work as Shakespeare writes. The characters he writes are full of inconsistencies, which is a great human quality – I mean we’re all very inconsistent in the way we behave.”

“I get bored very easily, so I love doing different things, changing, doing a job for a month and then doing another one for six months and then moving into a different group of people. I love being able to stop. That’s one of the greatest benefits we have in our profession.”

“I love being part of a group who tells stories, whether it be in the theater or in cinema, and I love creating imaginary worlds rather as children do, but I never had a burning desire to act, but it just sort of suited me.”

“Making movies can actually be quite boring, there’s a lot of sitting around and waiting. Unless you really believe in the story and love the character, and unless you really need the money, I don’t see the point in doing it.”

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“Most people are robust. If a man puts his hand on a woman’s bottom, any woman worth her salt can deal with it. It is communication. Can’t we be friendly?”

“The fact is that in England so many of our politicians are career politicians – they’ve always been politicians since they left their education. And in the old days of course politicians used to be fish mongers or doctors or whatever. They’d lived life. These days, power seems to go to the hands of people that that’s all they’ve done. And I’m not sure that’s a good thing, because it does remove them from the realities of life”

“I certainly play people on the edge quite a lot. I am interested in what makes people odd and what makes them different. In life I try to play the edges. I have a horror of the herd. There are many, many different sorts of people. A lot of people are fairly uninteresting. I want to play the interesting ones. The villains are always more interesting to portray. Shakespeare knew that.”

“Actors often behave like children, and so we’re taken for children. I want to be grown up.”

“I’m very glad I’m not a politician. I think it’s one step away from the gates of hell, being a politician. I really do. It`s a nightmare.”

“To be an actor you need various things. You need to have a head for choosing the roles. You have to be, hopefully, easy to work with so people enjoy working with you. You have to deal with missing roles, with not being asked to work, with doing good work and then being castigated by the critics for it. You have to have a skin that can deal with all of that. I, fortunately, seem to have the makeup which allows me to deal with the business. I mean, not as everybody.”

“And whenever I’m in a situation where I’m wearing the same as 600 other people and doing the same thing as 600 other people, looking back, I always found ways to make myself different, whether it be having a red lining inside of my jacket, having red shoes, it hasn’t changed.”

“So nevertheless, what I’m saying is that what one is – one’s parameters are constantly narrowed by one’s success, and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure.”

“There are a group of people who are managing the world to their advantage and who just look to the rest of us as people who will buy their products and fund their salaries.”

“I have to say that I’ve reached the state of my career where I quite like not to work. Strange enough, I’m busier than ever. I’m not spending every waking hour beside a telephone waiting for it to ring.”

“Sadly, one’s parameters are constantly narrowed by one’s success.”

“One always returns to the fact that there are just too many of us, the population continues to rise and it’s unsustainable.”

“You think, you don’t just speak. The lines come off the thoughts.”

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