Joseph Fiennes quotes

  • I don't know what my limitations are until I reach them. I look for the challenge.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Challenges #Looks #Limitation

  • It takes years to establish yourself, and then you have one big film and everyone calls you an overnight success. You think, 'Christ, I've been sweating and crying for seven years.'.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Thinking #Years #Cry

  • There are always going to be times when it doesn't flow as much as you were hoping. So of course I'm going to fail. And when I do fail I hope I fail better and better, again and again. I am happy to fail.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Flow #Failing

  • It all felt like a terribly long time. It would have meant that I had to make five movies in five years and if you don't like the movies, too bad. I guess I just wanted my freedom, and I think my life has been incredibly enhanced as a result.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Thinking #Years #Long

  • I fall in love with contradictions without understanding. I can't really portray them unless I do. So in a roundabout way I have to fall in love, it's my duty. If love is about understanding and understanding is compassion and compassion is love, I have to have compassion towards the world.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Falling In Love #Love Is #Compassion

  • But it's a strange thing when people judge you because you're not doing some big Hollywood film. Are you suggesting I should be in 'The Dukes of Hazzard?' I mean, hello?
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Mean #People #Judging

  • You know what? Joy is the only guide. I'm going to have fun regardless.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Fun #Joy #Having Fun

  • The great thing about films is that you have access to this whole world of experts who teach you the skills your character's supposed to have.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Character #Skills #Experts

  • I can only put myself in the process and try to learn through the process. Sometimes it will go well and sometimes it won't.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Trying #Sometimes #Process

  • I think everything I do is my early work. I can't wait to get on to the later stuff.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Thinking #Waiting #Stuff

  • From the age of about five to twelve I was very bad, a hideous little terror who beat people up. I was a member of the Rough Gang - we went around and terrorized all the pupils in school.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #School #People #Age

  • I think academics are infuriating. For every expert on Shakespeare there is another one to cancel his theory out. It drives you up the wall. I think the greatest form of finding out the truth is through fantasy.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Wall #Thinking #Finding The One

  • I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Writing #Blood #Modern

  • I've got a vendetta to destroy the Net, to make everyone go to the library. I love the organic thing of pen and paper, ink on canvas. I love going down to the library, the feel and smell of books.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Book #Smell #Library

  • There is a bit of me if I'm pushed in one way I might bounce back and go the opposite.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Opposites #Might #Way

  • I've always believed that you shouldn't want to mend a broken heart, because that's someone you don't want to forget. Scars can be good.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Love #Dream #Heart

  • I love life. I'm fascinated by human behavior because that feeds back into my work.
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Love Life #Loving Life #Behavior

  • When I was offered the part in Shakespeare In Love a voice in my head said 'not another tights role!
    -- Joseph Fiennes

    #Voice #Roles #Tights