Asa Butterfield quotes

  • I'd imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Needs #Machines #World

  • I always think that trying to push yourself as an actor in a direction that you've never been before, developing characters which are more difficult to get into the head of, or are more interesting and further away from yourself, is always a challenge. But, you want to take up that challenge and try your best.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Character #Thinking #Interesting

  • My theory. Music can fix anything. Anything.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Theory

  • Doing something different, doing something original is always fun because there is a lot of creativity that comes with it.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Fun #Creativity #Different

  • Doing things that allow you to learn something are great and I love when you have an opportunity to discover a whole new part of the world.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Opportunity #World #Whole

  • I can clap really fast. I can beatbox. I can type the alphabet in under 2 seconds. That's probably the one I'm most proud of.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Proud #Alphabet #Type

  • I don't like to look for anything in particular.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Looks #Particular

  • I like to keep my options very open and try not to focus on trying to get something. That's just how I'm playing it and it's worked so far.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Focus #Trying

  • For every role you get, there are five roles that you don't.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Roles #Five

  • Some advice to you guys, don't ever take keep your phone in your pocket whilst on a roller coaster.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Phones #Guy #Advice

  • Don't do piracy. Piracy is a crime.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Crime #Piracy

  • When you really want a role and you really want a character, you become quite close to the script and the project, and it is sad when it doesn't go your way. But I've found there's always another one, which will be as good if not better. You can't let your failures bring you down when you're an actor, because then you can't get up.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Character #Scripts #Roles

  • I've pretty much always had the same haircut my entire life.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Haircuts

  • TV and film both attract me equally. In both, you do search for a role that would be enjoyable to do, that has a great storyline and then, secondly, you look at the cast and the crew - are they respectable? How I look at it is my character - has the character got enough substance? It can't just be a one faced character, which is there to fill a gap. He has to have a purpose, so if it ticks all of those boxes then generally it's a good choice.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Character #Choices #Purpose

  • In terms of my relationships with a lot of the adult characters, when I was working with Harrison, it wasn't like a verbal agreement, but we both understood that because there was this constant tension between our characters, we couldn't say "Cut" and start acting normal. We had to keep an essence of that relationship in our characters off screen which is really important.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Character #Cutting #Agreement

  • I don't really have any dream roles. It's just things, which come up.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Dream #Roles #Come Up

  • I've had a lot of consoles as a kid so there has always been something that I've done as a pastime or with friends and for personal enjoyment. I don't play many sports so it gives me an opportunity to have that same competitive feeling and the same reward when you win but using different techniques. It's much more mental.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Sports #Kids #Winning

  • I managed to stay grounded and when I wasn't working, I was hanging out with my friends so I was still able to be a kid and have that part of my life. I didn't let acting take over completely.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Kids #Acting #Able

  • I never wanted to be home-schooled. I didn't like the idea of being home-schooled. It would only separate myself even further from the real world, and that's never what I wanted.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Real #Home #Ideas

  • I do photography and I studied film at school. So I've always really enjoyed that and I've got an eye for camera angles I guess. I've never taken that into filming wildlife.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Photography #Taken #School

  • I think I can speak for a lot of people in that they would be pretty nervous about meeting Harrison Ford, and I was definitely one of those people. For me, and I think for all of us, once you get to know him, you do get on very well. He's such an amazing person and an amazing actor. There were so many young people on the set and he really pulled the best out of us.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Thinking #People #Would Be

  • When you're working in the [film] industry and you're working with people who are well known and are so regarded, you do just pick up on things. Seeing the way that people hold themselves and compose themselves before a scene - it's inspirational.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #People #Way #Film

  • The most exciting thing in England is a pigeon or foxes, which isn't very interesting to watch because everyone knows what they do. But I've taken pictures of them. Just for practice.
    -- Asa Butterfield

    #Taken #Practice #Interesting