Paul Bettany quotes

  • The world is split into two kinds of people, those who would go out for a drink with John Lennon, and those who`d choose Paul McCartney ... After the Beatles came back from India, Lennon wrote `Happiness Is a Warm Gun` and McCartney wrote `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da`. End of argument.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Gun #Two #People

  • But I feel truly wowed by the architecture and the meaning of the architecture if you get lost in it and think about the man hours in the smallest little chapel, and the love involved. God its fantastic.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Men #Thinking #Littles

  • I was brought up Catholic. I'm lapsed. From the age of three I was with the nuns. Now I'm an atheist. I think religion does a lot for us but I can't quite believe it, alas... It's just a personal choice. I love the idea of heaven though. Who doesn't? It's lovely.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Atheist #Believe #Thinking

  • I think when you're trying to produce a relationship on screen that doesn't actually exist, perhaps sometimes there's a temptation to look at each other more, to touch each other more.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Thinking #Temptation #Trying

  • I feel safe in saying this, and that is that Peter Weir is without a doubt one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. I'd open a door in a movie for him if he asked me to.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Doors #Doubt #Safe

  • For some ungodly reason, I end up being naked in a lot of stuff. But there is a certain grace and kudos that come with taking your clothes off on the first day, a respect that is given by the rest of the cast.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Clothes #Grace #Naked

  • Up until like five seconds ago, I just took what jobs came along.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Jobs

  • The difficulty of looking at a system like natural selection if you have any sort of moral sense yourself, is almost what makes it beautiful.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Beautiful #Moral #Natural

  • In America, they shoot budgets and schedules, and they don't shoot films any more. There's more opportunity in Europe to make films that at least have a purity of intent.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Opportunity #Europe #America

  • So the actual privilege is that you can then take time off - and if you don't, you're a fool. You're earning all this money to support children whom you then don't see, which is absurd.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Children #Support #Earning

  • I'm sure some people have an absolute grasp of where they are in their careers. I just don't think about it that much.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Thinking #Careers #People

  • I was born a Catholic and now I'm a lapsed Catholic. I'm something but I'm not a believer any more.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Catholic #Born #Believer

  • I still read the British papers, but I've never been a Royalist, ever. It's funny, there always seems to be much more of a fascination with the Royal Family over here then there does in England.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Paper #Royal #England

  • For a while, I stopped enjoying making movies and I stopped enjoying acting, because I made a few decisions that I wish I hadn't made.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Decision #Acting #Wish

  • It's weird, because usually if you're British and you go to America you play baddies; but I play naughty people here and goodies in America.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Naughty #Play #America

  • The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didnt think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Jobs #Drama #School

  • I was brought up Catholic. I'm lapsed. From the age of three I was with the nuns. Now I'm an atheist.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Atheist #Catholic #Age

  • The trouble with talking about acting is that it's like sex. It's enormously fun to do but just dreadfully embarrassing when you have to talk about it.
    -- Paul Bettany

    #Sex #Fun #Talking