James Purefoy quotes

  • It has taken a long time for me to be able to really just be in front of the camera.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Taken #Long #Cameras

  • Ancient Rome was a violent place.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Rome #Ancient #Violent

  • One of the great things about being an actor is that you have a completely different challenge every few months.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Challenges #Different #Actors

  • Im not a big fan of patterns. I like the unexpected.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Fans #Patterns #Unexpected

  • I think the older I get, the less I should be doing.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Thinking #Should

  • One of the things I like about doing historical films is drawing the line between now and then.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Drawing #Historical #Lines

  • If you look around us, there are an awful lot of men out there, and women, but mostly men, who believe that they have got a fast-track path to Heaven, if they do the things that they believe God is telling them to do, and I dont just mean Islamic people. I mean Fundamentalist Christians.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Christian #Believe #Islamic

  • I really do want to just be able to sit in the corner of the pub with my friends... to just be an actor and still go to the supermarket and not get bothered.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Actors #Want #Able

  • Ring tones are just irritating, aren't they?
    -- James Purefoy

    #Tone #Irritating #Rings

  • When you're dealing with killing people and things that are upsetting, that can be a delicate place to occupy yourself for a day.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Occupy Yourself #People #Upset

  • Somebody doing something effortlessly is a lovely thing to watch.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Lovely #Lovely Things #Watches

  • We start off wearing frilly shirts and britches and being good guys and the heroes. And then as time goes on, every English actor ends up playing bad guys. That's what we do.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Hero #Guy #Actors

  • I've never been "celeb-y" actor. You know, you don't catch me falling out of nightclubs at three o'clock in the morning. Well, very rarely! But I find it all a bit baffling, the whole celeb thing and I don't really get it.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Morning #Fall #Catch Me

  • What I went into the acting business for was to have a certain amount of chaos in my life. I don't know what I'm doing next. It's exciting. That's the way I like it.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Acting #Way #Next

  • Actors are their own worst enemies. They quite often will get in their own way, and I have to be encouraged, endlessly, not to get in my own way.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Worst Enemy #Actors #Way

  • I think the James Bond thing has sailed. But of course I would want to be a Bond villain. They are great parts. I think it's highly unlikely, but one can always dream.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Dream #Thinking #Want

  • I don't have much time for real violence at all. I think there are infinitely better ways of changing the world than using violence. Sitting round a table talking is a pretty good start.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Real #Thinking #World

  • You need to be disciplined and you need to try to occupy a zone of acting that is always quite scary because you don't think you're doing anything.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Thinking #Scary #Trying

  • Actors tend to get better with age. You start cutting away the useless stuff and achieving a point of effortlessness and simplicity, which is all you want to do, with any art at all.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Art #Cutting #Useless Stuff

  • I often think that drama helps people feel less lonely about things.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Lonely #Drama #Thinking

  • My life is really precious. I don't want to spend it watching ambient TV that just drifts through you. I've got better things to do.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Want #Tvs #Life Is

  • I like television that grabs you by your throat.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Television #Throat

  • I couldn't do the same job for 30 years. That would make me want to kill myself. Other people do it and they're very happy doing it, but for me, that's not what I want. I like changing things, all the time.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Jobs #Years #People

  • I think I come from a theatrical tradition where, if you look at the great theatrical actors of the British theatre, they took enormous pride in being wildly different from one role to the next. That's the tradition I come from.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Pride #Thinking #Theatre

  • Acting gives me a chance to be people I will never be, in real life. I like changing who I am.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Real #Who I Am #People

  • One of the reasons a lot of actors go into the business is that for a short period of time, you get to be other people who you can only fantasize about being, by and large.
    -- James Purefoy

    #People #Actors #Reason

  • I like doing things that are very wildly different. I find that the meat and vegetables of being an actor is doing things that are completely different, all the time.
    -- James Purefoy

    #Vegetables #Meat #Different