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Christopher Eccleston Quotes and Sayings

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I think film and television are really a director's medium,
whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
- Christopher Eccleston

I don't see a lot of films.
I'm quite choosy, but there's certain films that stick out.
- Christopher Eccleston

I care more about telly because it made me an actor
and there's a much more immediate response to TV.
You can address the political or cultural fabric of your country.
- Christopher Eccleston

What goes down on film is different to what you see with the naked eye.
- Christopher Eccleston

 

I had to help to coax the performances and I really
enjoyed that extra responsibility.
- Christopher Eccleston

I know exactly where I've come from,
I know exactly who my mum and dad are.
- Christopher Eccleston

Twelve years on sets watching directors,
I've taken a bit from everybody and rejected a lot.
- Christopher Eccleston

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Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney.
- Christopher Eccleston

I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably
indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
- Christopher Eccleston

I've never been up with the times, always been slightly out of step.
- Christopher Eccleston

We like to think that our parents made a decision to bring us into the world.
- Christopher Eccleston

The film is about Joe discovering who his mother and
father are and his relationship with them,
and the identity crisis he goes through once he finds out who his parents are.
- Christopher Eccleston

I only ever worked on interiors, and an interior is an interior.
I don't know what they did about exteriors.
- Christopher Eccleston

I went being unemployed for three years to being the
lead in a British feature in the days when we only made two a year,
1990.
It was ridiculous really.
- Christopher Eccleston

We all need a firm sense of identity.
- Christopher Eccleston

The money is better in films and television.
But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.
- Christopher Eccleston

Any horror element is as much psychological as special effects.
- Christopher Eccleston

Jacobean plays, before Shakespeare, were particularly visceral.
- Christopher Eccleston

I love Dead Ringers.
A democratic set, the work was taken seriously.
- Christopher Eccleston

It can be very difficult to trace your birth parents.
- Christopher Eccleston

The person who gives you your first job is so important in any industry.
- Christopher Eccleston

Television, although It's in steep decline,
still occasionally gives voices to people who don't have voices.
- Christopher Eccleston

Many times I've sat with a camera and another actor
and seen all their fears and insecurities and struggles.
You want to support them and help them as much as you can.
- Christopher Eccleston

I don't like to watch playback.
But being on the set, watching the way the camera is
being moved and the way the light is being used,
you do get an idea of it.
- Christopher Eccleston

I had bags of energy as a kid.
- Christopher Eccleston

I wasn't always such a great fan of Shakespeare,
mind you.
I can guess we all at one time had it rammed down our necks at school,
which tends to take the edge off it.
- Christopher Eccleston

I think the themes of belonging and parentage and love are obviously universal.
- Christopher Eccleston

I used my instincts.
It's very easy to imagine how you'd feel,
actually.
I just had to tell the narrative.
- Christopher Eccleston

On The Others, very atmospheric and probably mysterious
is how I would say it felt to be on the set.
It felt just a little uneasy, the atmosphere that we were trying to capture.
- Christopher Eccleston

I want to direct but I think I'd be bloody awful and
I don't want to produce but I think I'd be a very good
producer because if I believed in something I'd be able to protect it.
- Christopher Eccleston

Theatre is expensive to go to.
I certainly felt when I was growing up that theatre wasn't for us.
Theatre still has that stigma to it.
A lot of people feel intimidated and underrepresented in theatre.
- Christopher Eccleston

I think theatre is by far the most rewarding experience for an actor.
You get 4 weeks to rehearse your character and then
at 7:30 pm you start acting and nobody stops you,
acting with your entire soul.
- Christopher Eccleston

I got a tiny part in a play, auditioned for another
one and got that as well.
Not only that, the first finished on the Saturday and
the other started on the Monday which is like an actor's dream!
- Christopher Eccleston

Rather than disliking theatre, I've expressed a preference
for television because it tends to deal in its small
way much more with issues and is able to reach a broader
church of people than theatre.
- Christopher Eccleston

I love my accent, I thought it was useful in Gone In
60 Seconds because the standard villain is upper class or Cockney.
My Northern accent would be an odd clash opposite Nic Cage.
- Christopher Eccleston

My parents always knew I was hopeless at everything else,
I was fortunate in that I was backed all the way.
I came to it late and only because I thought there'd
be loads of women and drinking!
- Christopher Eccleston

Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability
or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very
quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be
in their own way inclusive and welcoming.
- Christopher Eccleston

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

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

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa


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