100+ Liam Neeson Quotes That Will Make You Love His Works

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Liam Neeson quotes that will make you love his works. There are so many Liam Neeson 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 Liam Neeson quotes exists just do that.

Liam Neeson is a very famous actor from Northern Ireland. Liam Neeson has been nominated for a lot of awards, and these include one Academy Award for Best Actor, three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama and also, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Empire magazine had also ranked Liam Neeson as one of the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History” and also listed his name in the “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time”.

Liam Neeson had then joined the Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast and stayed there for two years. Liam Neeson had acted in the Arthurian movie, Excalibur in the year, 1981. Liam Neeson had then starred in five movies-with Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson in The Bounty and with Jeremy Irons and Robert De Niro in The Mission (1986). Liam Neeson had then landed a lead role with Patrick Swayze in the movie, Next of Kin (1989).

Liam Neeson had then risen to fame when he had starred as the character, Oskar Schindler in Schindler’s List (1993). Liam Neeson has starred in many successful movies, like Nell (1994), and also the historical biopic called, Michael Collins (1996), Liam Neeson has made an appearance in Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, Star and Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999). Liam Neeson has starred in Kinsey (2004), Batman Begins (2005), and also Taken.

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“Yeah, well, I finally stopped smoking for good.”

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“To be honest, I’m scared to death of rollercoaster rides.”

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“I’m a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small.”

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“America has been very, very good to me.”

Liam Neeson popular quotes “I don’t know if I’m a strict parent or a pushover.”

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“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.”

“Before ‘Schindler’s List,’ I wouldn’t have believed movies had a lot of power for social change.”

“But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I’m totally convinced they’re death machines.”

“But let’s just say, I’m Irish. I grew up in the 1950s. Religion had a very tight iron fist.”

“But, you know, sex is controversial, it just is and it always will be.”

“But, you know, there’s still an argument, there’s still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime.”

“Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they’re gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that’s a joy.”

“For all of nature’s wonder and beauty, it is also hostile and unpredictable.”

“For every successful actor or actress, there are countless numbers who don’t make it. The name of the game is rejection. You go to an audition and you’re told you’re too tall or you’re too Irish or your nose is not quite right. You’re rejected for your education, you’re rejected for this or that and it’s really tough.”

“Getting married and settling down isn’t the most important thing in my life.”

“I always wanted to be a cowboy, and Jedi Knights are basically cowboys in space, right?”

“I certainly notice the vitality in Belfast, which wasn’t there in the Seventies. There was a war going on then. Now there are cranes everywhere. There really is a sense of renewal and hope.”

“I did, although I didn’t read from page 1 to page 187 but I read chunks of it. I did a little bit of science when I was in the university so I was able to understand the graphs and pie charts and stuff like that. It was extremely dry.”

“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.”

“I don’t do my own stunts, but I do my own fighting. I don’t consider fighting to be a stunt.”

“I get fed up with plots that are driven by someone constantly getting information on a computer.”

“I have often found that no matter where I meet people in the world, there is a path that leads back to Queen’s.”

“I love doing my own stunts but it’s hard.”

“I offer my performance as prayer for someone I’ve worked with as an actor or someone who has died. The image that comes into my head as I walk to the stage, I offer that performance up for that person.”

“I think I survived by running away some. Running away to work.”

“I think there must be some other life forms, even if they’re microscopic.”

“I try to stay fit. I try and do something every day but I don’t jog. My body hates jogging.”

“I was an OK boxer, I wasn’t great, I was OK, but I loved the discipline of getting together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, usually Saturday afternoons too, with a whole bunch of mates and training, very, very hard for about two-and-half hours.”

“I was very slow in maths, geometry I actually enjoyed.”

“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.'”

“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.”

“I’m not the kind of actor that would know what my character had for breakfast last Tuesday.”

“In bed at night, I could be reading some book, and I’ll come across a sentence that’s totally unrelated to some scene I did years ago. But I’ll play the scene back in my mind and think, I did that wrong – I should’ve opened the door more slowly.”

“In Los Angeles, it’s like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they’re morally right. That’s when you want to choke people, you know?”

“In real life, wolves will do anything to avoid contact with mankind.”

“It’s an extraordinary thing, this tiny little province of Northern Ireland, where carnage happened. And I was part of it. I grew up in it.”

“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.”

“I’ve had an unbelievable life. I’ve been very lucky. You do create your own luck too, you know? I never forget where I’m from. Whenever I pass a building site or see somebody digging a ditch, I always think, ‘That’s real work.'”

“Looking out for your children is an ongoing process throughout your life.”

“People ask me if I ever feel outside the Hollywood loop, and I never do, because both of us do a lot of theatre, so it’s great for New York and it’s also half-way between Europe and the west coast, so it’s the best of both worlds.”

“Queen’s University flies the flag for the arts in Northern Ireland and beyond.”

“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.”

“The Irish Catholic side was married to the life of an actor and I found out acting could be a form of prayer.”

“There seems to be more opportunities for old guys like me to do a little fighting and running because the lead characters also require a bit of depth and maturity and gravitas that one is likely to acquire doing drama all those years.”

“You think your life is going one way and then suddenly, you’re on another track.”

“…Venice has been the living future of contemporary American history since its inception.”

“A sex symbol? A symbol of sex? I don’t think that I am a sex symbol, although it’s very flattering. I’m 59, now, so I think I’m possibly past my sell-by date. I think I am.”

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“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.”

“And as the hour approached for the execution, in his own mind, Collins became both the executioner and the victim. He would pace up and down, transformed in almost a kind of exorcism when he knew he was responsible for taking someone’s life.”

“And the Institute sent me a little film footage of Kinsey himself preparing to do an interview for television to talk about his work, so that was quite valuable for me.”

“As you know, Hollywood loves to pigeonhole all the actors and actresses, and suddenly I got ‘re-pigeonholed’ as an action actor.”

“At the Sex Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, they were a phenomenal help, too. We went out there for a few days, and they gave us access to materials. And the biographies, there are four or five, ranging from very poor to excellent.”

“Being Irish and a citizen of the world, has made me truly appreciate Irish culture, music and history. Whether you’re first, second generation Irish or even with no connection to Ireland, you should visit in 2013 for a unique experience.”

“Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society’s understanding.”

“Every time I see Anthony Hopkins I think that, to some extent, he has just been getting away with it all these years.”

“I am totally for gun control in the U.S. The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying. Every day we’re seeing some kid running rampant in a school. And do you know what the gun lobby’s response to Newtown was? The National Rifle Association’s official response was, ‘If that teacher had been armed’ It’s crazy,”

“I believe that UNICEF is the most important branch of the U.N.; they do exceptional work to help the neediest children around the world”

“I came to water late. I learned to swim at the age of 20.”

“I do shadow boxing and use a heavy bag, but I don’t spar with anyone.”

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“I do tend to gravitate toward what guiding light we have. . . . If I read something that’s got those ethics in it, then I go towards it. 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.”

“I don’t think for this generation, but for my generation and my father’s generation, men had difficulty in accessing emotion and then being able to talk about it.”

“I don’t think I’m funny.”

“I don’t think that I am a sex symbol, although it’s very flattering.”

“I gravitate toward women.”

“I had done some flimflam movies, but I didn’t understand what being an actor meant anymore.”

“I have friends who have daughters and there’s times I think I’m glad I have boys instead of girls.”

“I have no desire to play King Lear or Hamlet. I never had a grand ambition. I just followed my nose.”

“I have to make it my job to be careful with my family.”

“I keep fit as much as I can.”

“I learned my “facts of life” on toilet walls. I’d walk up in school bathrooms and there would be crude drawings and figures engaged in sex. That’s how I learned.”

“I love it when a plan comes together”

“I love working with children and this young boy, Thomas Sangster, is quite a remarkable young actor. He raises your game, you know. He certainly raised mine.”

“I never thought about becoming a professional singer, but I am in touch with Bono about releasing a musical movie. It will be about an Irish band during the ’70s who are looking for fortune in Las Vegas. I should play the singer of the band but I don’t want to sing in front of anybody.”

“I think if you’re the son or daughter of successful actors and actresses, it’s a double pressure. More is expected of you.”

“I think I’m past my due date. I just feel it.”

“I think: ‘Why do I have to do it? What’s it going to prove?’ After all, it’s the work that counts.”

“I thought, well of course, Kinsey absolutely adored teaching. He was a wonderful teacher. So these kids really inspired me. So that was a clue I hung onto. He loved young people, he absolutely loved them. And he loved teaching them and trying to help them.”

“I try to be a hard boiled sometimes. My kids see right through it. I’m acting. It’s always, ‘When I say you’ll be back at 11, that means 11, not 11.15. Do you hear me!?’ Then, ‘Yeah, Dad.'”

“I was always attracted to the type of cinema hero as an adolescent growing up in Ireland. Robert Mitchum springs to mind. Later on, it was Steve McQueen to a certain extent and Charles Bronson. They’re these types of grizzled characters who had one foot on the side of law and order and the other foot in the bad guy’s camp.”

“I was reared a Catholic but I think every day we ask ourselves, not consciously, what are we doing on this planet? What’s it all about?”

“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.”

“I’m keeping myself to myself. And I like it that way. I’m not hunting. I’m the opposite of a – what would a male cougar be? Is there such a thing? Whatever it is, I’m not that.”

“I’d like to play Ian Paisley, actually. I’d need building up, though he’s very frail now.”

“I’m constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism.”

“I’m fairly comfortable in fight sequences and stuff like that. I’ve done a few of them. I’m comfortable with that sort of stuff as long as I’m reasonably fit, and it’s fun to do actually. I’m like a kid in a toy shop doing that stuff.”

“I’m not supposed to say anything but let’s face it, Jedi knights never die.”

“I’m so touched that complete strangers will send me a script asking me to be in their film. That still amazes me – and sometimes for a lot of money too.”

“I’m still a proud Irishman, of course, but I’ve become an American citizen. I’m very, very proud of that.”

“I’m trying to be a comedian, you know?”

“Indeed I regard the enduring support which I have received over the years from all sections of the community in Ballymena as being more than sufficient recognition for any success which I may have achieved as an actor.”

“It is fun to explore these kick-butt characters.”

“It is the right to bear arms which is the problem. I think if the Founding Fathers knew what was happening they would be turning in their graves with embarrassment at how that law has been interpreted.”

“It was quite an intense time in Belfast in 1977 and I remember going to see it in the cinema. It was a very, very dicey area of Belfast. And the cinema was packed. In fact, I had never seen a cinema packed in my life before that — to see this Episode I. Not Episode I at that time. It was Episode IV. And it was unique. We all got lost in this story for two hours and came back out into the harsh reality of life in Belfast.”

“It’s a simple story, yet with all the complexities of myth. The technology was so understated. I thought he (George Lucas) was an amazing director who had created this totally believable world.”

“It’s always fun to do the fight sequences and then to complete them, because some of them are quite complicated – with guns and so on – and there’s always things that can go wrong. It’s fun to shoot those things because we rehearse them very strenuously. It’s fun to shoot them, and fun to know they’re finished, that they’re in the can so to speak.”

“It’s easy enough to plan jobs, to plan a lot of work.”

“It’s funny, but you get to a time in your life when you think you have all the friends you will ever have.”

“It’s interesting, the more successful you become the more people want to give you stuff for nothing.”

“I’ve made many films and only a few times I’ve played real people.”

“Kinsey’s quest was really for us all to be tolerant and accepting of each other.”

“Live and die on this day… Live and die on this day…”

“Making a film, you do need stamina, whether you’re doing fight scenes or not. It’s important to keep fit. I’m not talking about having perfect abs and stuff, but you’ve got to be on top of your game, especially if you’re playing the lead. You have to look after yourself.”

“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.”

“Rihanna is a very talented person. One of those people who are able to do whatever they want with great results.”

“Sitting down to eat in our house is about sharing, you know, talking about the day you’ve had, be it in school or work or whatever, so that’s very important to us.”

“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.””

“The cause of making the world a better place for children unites us all – today HIV/AIDS is the biggest threat to this one universal objective. UNICEF needs us all to help them change the world for children”

“The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying.”

“The putting on of vestments and lighting candles, it’s a wonderful ritual that never changes from one Mass to another.”

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“The whole awards thing is great. Why? Because the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, they put a focus on the industry, and that focus translates into people buying tickets to see movies or download films, legitimately download them. And it keeps us all at work. So I’m a big fan of award shows.”

“There’s a ruthlessness to the city now that wasn’t there before. I was in Dublin a few months ago, when we were shooting Breakfast on Pluto, and if I saw one kid throwing up on the street, I must have seen a hundred of them.”

“We live in an age where revenge seems to be the most important thing for individuals and countries. Why not forgive each other? Decide to accept each other’s differences and move on.”

“Well I think people think sex is controversial. Not always, but certainly it’s something to be discussed.”

“Well I was on the jury duty on the Deauville Film Festival, a few years ago.”

“Well, from an acting point of view, I bear no relation, I don’t look like Alfred Kinsey at all, but I thought somewhere in my artist’s soul, my actor’s soul, I could capture something of the spirit of the man.”

“Well, I think I’ve made 44 films and only like four times I’ve played real characters I’m just drawn to people who have a pioneer spirit, this extraordinary energy and commitment to their cause.”

“Well, I think they’re all basically the same story. Every culture in the world has them. When you strip it down and analyze it, it’s the young man or girl who goes through a trial or ordeal and hits a very low ebb but manages to get guidance from a Merlin type figure.”

“We’re definitely going to do it, … We’ve been working on it since November.”

“When I see great boxers, it’s like reading a wonderful poem.”

“Why would anyone ever tell anything personal to a journalist?”

“Yes, I’m Catholic; I’m proud of it. But I had lots of Protestant friends.”

“You can’t act being a boxer. It’s like being on stage.”

“Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share,”

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