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That was the big effect Lord of the Rings had on me.
by Ian Mckellen

That was the big effect Lord of the Rings had on me.
It was discovering New Zealand.
And even more precious were the people-
not at all like the Australians.
- Ian Mckellen

The thing you notice here after America is how refreshingly
ordinary people look because they haven't had their
chin wrapped around the back of their ears.
- Ian Mckellen

If you've got Mystique as your girlfriend the fun you could have in bed -
I've just imagined X-Men 3 might open with me in bed with Patrick Stewart.
- Ian Mckellen

Personally, coming out was one of the most important things I've ever done,
lifting from my shoulders the millstone of lies that
I hadn't even realized I was carrying.
- Ian Mckellen

 

When you were on stage, you could be absolutely open
about your emotions and indulge them and express yourself in a way that -
in real life -
I wasn't doing.
- Ian Mckellen

I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up
comic and acting Shakespeare -
in fact,
unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to
be able to play Hamlet properly.
- Ian Mckellen

It was wrongly assumed that I wished to become some
sort of leader among gay activists,
whereas in reality I was happier to be a foot soldier.
- Ian Mckellen

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If I was on a march at the moment I would be saying to everyone:
'Be honest with each other.
Admit there are limitless possibilities in relationships,
and love as many people as you can in whatever way you want,
and get rid of your inhibitions, and we'll all be happy.
- Ian Mckellen

Acting is a very personal process.
It has to do with expressing your own personality,
and discovering the character you're playing through your own experience -
so we're all different.
- Ian Mckellen

It's only fair that stable gay relationships of long
standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples.
I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous.
- Ian Mckellen

Before acting, I wanted to become a journalist.
I also toyed with the idea of being a chef -
but that's only when people asked me what I wanted to be.
In fact, I always used to say I wanted to be an actor,
but I didn't ever believe that I was good enough to be come one.
- Ian Mckellen

Try and understand what part you have to play in the world in which you live.
There's more to life than you know and it's all happening out there.
Discover what part you can play and then go for it.
- Ian Mckellen

I think the point to be understood is that we're all different.
I've never been a fan of theories of acting.
I didn't go to drama school, so I was never put through
a training that was limited by someone saying,
'This is the way you should act.'
- Ian Mckellen

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

If you know what to do to reach your goal,
it's not a big enough goal.
- Bob Proctor

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

Nothing big ever came from being small.
- William J. Clinton

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Little minds have little worries,
big minds have no time for worries.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

When you see someone putting on his Big Boots,
you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Death is just life's next big adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

It takes a big cat to be number 2.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hang tough... big girl panties today.
- Anonymous humor

When life gets you down -
just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.
- Anonymous humor

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us.
So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.
- Maurice Gibb

A corporation's primary goal is to make money.
Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of
that money and give it to others.
- Larry Ellison

Think little goals and expect little achievements.
Think big goals and win big success.
- David Joseph Schwartz

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart
and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
- Suze Orman

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass
and the little ones get caught.
- Honore de Balzac

Money was never a big motivation for me,
except as a way to keep score.
The real excitement is playing the game.
- Donald Trump

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
- Carol Burnett

When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches.
My dad loves being around all kinds of animals.
He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover.
- Paris Hilton

That's a big goal of mine, to try and grow as much
of my own food as possible.
- Daryl Hannah

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.
- Stephen King

The incestuous relationship between government and
big business thrives in the dark.
- Jack Anderson

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Make big plans; aim high in hope and work,
remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die.
- Daniel Burnham

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
- Peter Drucker

The world is changing very fast.
Big will not beat small anymore.
It will be the fast beating the slow.
- Rupert Murdoch

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous
a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds
that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos,
cults and sects.
- Bono

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- Harrison Ford

You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
- Donald Trump

I am happy to make money.
I want to make more money, make more music,
eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers.
- Kid Rock

My bottom is so big it's got its own gravitational field.
- Carol Vorderman

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever.
- Merton Miller

If you can build a business up big enough,
it's respectable.
- Will Rogers

To make pictures big is to make them more powerful.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Go big or go home.
Because it's true.
What do you have to lose?
- Eliza Dushku


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