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Bridget Jones is part of literary lore now and actually
by Colin Firth

Bridget Jones is part of literary lore now and actually
to be a part of it is enormously flattering.
- Colin Firth

We've always been involved with America -
I have a son who lives there and it's a big part of my life.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

The last thing I would attempt to do is to buy clothes
for a child I didn't know well.
- Colin Firth

 

I haven't had to struggle very much.
I haven't paid my dues.
I think I have been lucky.
- Colin Firth

I would rather five people knew my work and thought
it was good work than five million knew me and were indifferent.
- Colin Firth

My grandmother was a minister as well,
which was not that common in the 1930s.
- Colin Firth

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Most actors will tell you they have some sort of dream
of doing something other than what they're doing.
- Colin Firth

To be bothered wherever you go - it's not a rational thing to want at all.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

If you don't mind haunting the margins,
I think there is more freedom there.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

I'd love to try my hand at something else.
- Colin Firth

I don't want to sound smug but I am reasonably satisfied with how it's gone.
I think it's fine.
- Colin Firth

Hollywood hasn't aggressively pursued me.
Neither have I aggressively pursued Hollywood.
- Colin Firth

I do think I'm a character actor.
- Colin Firth

As much as the next person, I want to be approved of,
but I'm not greedy for that stuff.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

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.
- Colin Firth

I truly believe that happiness is possible...
even when you're thirty-three
and have a bottom the size of two bowling balls.
- the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

I read that you should never go out with someone
if you can think of three reasons why you shouldn't.
- the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that
when one part of your life starts going okay,
another falls spectacularly to pieces.
- the movie Bridget Jones Diary

I think that's the whole point of Bridget Jones.
It's all about that it's okay to fail.
- Hugh Grant

Bridget Jones has a lot to answer for.
- Daisy Donovan

All Bridget Jones did was give us a word for it -
singleton -
which was the worst possible thing.
- Daisy Donovan

This is an occasion for genuinely tiny knickers.
- the movie Bridget Jones Diary (2001)

For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces.
- Bridget Riley

Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity
and one that depends on spiritual values.
- Bridget Riley

His failures are as valuable as his successes:
by misjudging one thing he conforms something else,
even if at the time he does not know what that something else is.
- Bridget Riley

I work with nature, although in completely new terms.
- Bridget Riley

I can be pretty nasty.
Not 'mean' nasty, but nasty by your parents' standards.
But not by my parents' standards, because my parents
were nasty for their day.
- Bridget Fonda

I think this lack of a center has something to do with
the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer.
- Bridget Riley

Nudity is who people are at the most interesting point of the evening,
when they take off their protective layer,
when no one is watching.
- Bridget Fonda

I had to jump out of a plane!
The shoot was for an editorial for a magazine;
and it called for skydiving.
- Bridget Hall

An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture
of tendencies and interests,
some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict.
- Bridget Riley

Focusing isn't just an optical activity,
it is also a mental one.
- Bridget Riley

In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between
the picture plane and the spectator to be active.
- Bridget Riley

There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed;
when that sort of belief disappeared,
things became uncertain and open to interpretation.
- Bridget Riley

Snowboarding!
I love it!
Some of the best places to snowboard are Telluride and Park Cities,
Utah.
- Bridget Hall

Are you trying to manipulate me? It's working.
- Bridget Moynahan

I'm afraid of making a mistake.
I'm not totally neurotic, but I'm pretty neurotic about it.
I'm as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic.
- Bridget Fonda

I used to build up to sensation, accumulating tension
until it released a perceptual experience.
- Bridget Riley

I love to find a great vintage secondhand shop.
- Bridget Hall

I am always looking for a cool tee shirt;
maybe one with a rock band or an old advertisement.
- Bridget Hall

I'm not one of those people who thinks they simply deserve success.
I have the drive to work.
- Bridget Moynahan

As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes,
certain patterns of enquiry emerge.
- Bridget Riley

My favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Jets.
- Bridget Hall

I don't remember ever having finished a book.
- Bridget Hall

As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform.
But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty,
other things may come into play.
- Bridget Riley

But, I understand that Black Comb and Whistler are
supposed to be great for snowboarding.
So I am looking forward to going there someday soon.
- Bridget Hall

Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which
they can focus their attention.
It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed,
the greater the freedom of the spirit behind.
- Bridget Riley

Love doesn't make the world go 'round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- Franklin P. Jones

I chose the most explosive dress I could find.
I put a ton of makeup on and some great round earrings.
I looked like Jennifer Jones in Duel in the Sun.
- Victoria Abril

I'm the hip-hop Quincy Jones of today.
- Wyclef Jean

I got stood up by the letter Y, he was hanging around
with his X. - Norah Jones

Brother Jones is not my product, and I am not responsible
for anything he writes or says.
- John Harvey Kellogg

I mean, on the television, I've got to continue to be Star Jones Reynolds.
And I enjoy that.
But in my real life, I'm a wife now.
You can't really be bossy when you're married.
- Star Jones

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life,
choose a sense of humor.
- Jennifer Jones

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones

They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not.
But again maybe not, but again that's like if a frog
had side pockets he'd probably wear a handgun.
- Dan Rather

Well, Tommy Lee Jones is a little bit more intimidating.
He's definitely a cowboy.
He's from Texas.
- Christina Milian

Nobody has ever said anything about Marion Jones every
using performance-enhancing drugs and they never will.
- Marion Jones

Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career.
- Jack Youngblood


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