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Ewan McGregor Quotes and Sayings

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I really want to play Princess Leia.
Stick some big pastries on my head.
Now that would be interesting.
- Ewan McGregor

As a child I was taken to the pantomime or the theatre and I would always,
always fall in love with somebody on the stage.
And want to have sex with them.
- Ewan McGregor

So, no, I'm not trying to crack into Hollywood,
although I'll make films there if they're good scripts.
- Ewan McGregor

Conservative's the last thing I am.
- Ewan McGregor

 

From there I did a one year theatre acting course in Fife,
and then three years of drama school in London.
- Ewan McGregor

I love acting and don't find it to be very hard.
I recognize when I've nailed it, and I can be very proud of myself.
- Ewan McGregor

The other two things are...
well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2.
At the weekends they used to run matinees,
and the more romantic the better.
- Ewan McGregor

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It's important, that spirit of youth,
and when you're 16 that can get you kickstarted.
- Ewan McGregor

I played music all through school and I kind of performed that way.
- Ewan McGregor

Mainly I was able to perform with music -
I played the French horn,
I would sing, and I was a drummer in the pipe band.
So I think it was a way to show off.
- Ewan McGregor

I left halfway through my third year to start Lipstick On Your Collar,
which was the first thing I ever did.
- Ewan McGregor

I've never been one who agonizes over my work.
- Ewan McGregor

I've played in pipe bands in Scotland,
and I've always played guitars and drums and stuff.
- Ewan McGregor

Then I left school at 16 and worked in Perth Repertory Theatre,
which was quite nearby where I lived.
And I worked there for about six or seven months,
as part of the stage crew.
- Ewan McGregor

I'm not a guy who takes films for strong political messages.
- Ewan McGregor

I'm fiercely proud to be Scottish.
- Ewan McGregor

Once you've agreed the script, you must be willing
to go as far as it needs to go on set.
- Ewan McGregor

I was nine years old when I made up my mind that that
was what I definitely wanted to do.
- Ewan McGregor

I'm just looking for that moment to drop my Jedi knickers
and pull out my real light saber.
- Ewan McGregor

I left it for seven years before going back on stage.
I know now not to leave it so long.
- Ewan McGregor

I like to dance, but it's not my weekend activity.
I'm not a clubber.
- Ewan McGregor

Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking
you should have played him differently.
You're the one playing the part so it has to be yours.
- Ewan McGregor

It's not my job to try and alter the director's style -
he's in charge,
and I'll always give him my trust.
- Ewan McGregor

I certainly have no plans to leave London.
It's a great town.
- Ewan McGregor

I've done nudity in lots of things before.
It's something that's never particularly bothered me.
- Ewan McGregor

I got married because I fell in love with this woman.
I had a baby with her because we wanted to have children.
But that's not because of some philosophical ideal at all,
no.
- Ewan McGregor

I remember in Shallow Grave I remember a few times
when we'd only have to do one take.
But when you did have to do more than one,
you'd build on the one you'd done.
- Ewan McGregor

At school there was no acting to be had other than
school plays which I did now and again.
- Ewan McGregor

No, no I'm not, no, but I just think...
when people are naked it tells you a lot about their relationships.
- Ewan McGregor

I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me.
I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through,
I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way.
- Ewan McGregor

If you're suddenly doing something you don't want to do for four years,
just so you've got something to fall back on,
by the time you come out you don't have that 16-year-old
drive any more and you'll spend your life doing something
you never wanted to do in the first place.
- Ewan McGregor

I'm just into making quality stuff if I can,
with interesting people and good scripts.
But it's very important that it's about something and that it says something.
Otherwise, I don't know what the point is,
really.
- Ewan McGregor

I'm sure it's not great fun for them,
or for any parent, when their child says they want to be an actor,
'cos it's quite an uncertain business and it can be
terribly hard for most actors.
- Ewan McGregor

A lot of parents tell their children that if they want to be an actor,
that's fine, but they should do something else first,
so they've got something to fall back on.
It doesn't work like that, as far as I'm concerned.
- Ewan McGregor

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
- Gail Sheehy

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are
and then live with that decision.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Forgiveness is really a gift to yourself -
have the compassion to forgive others,
and the courage to forgive yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it
as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it
is really cooperating with it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

What you seem to be, be really.
- Benjamin Franklin

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden


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