Matt Smith quotes

  • I'm not a tweeter or a Facebooker or a Grammer. I'm a real grump when it comes to technology. I'm like, come on, just write me a letter.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Real #Writing #Technology

  • Nothing can prepare you for the changes that take place in your life - for the changes, not only in my life, but my family's. Nothing can prepare you for the enormity and the transition that you go through.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Transition #My Family #Places In Your Life

  • Big flashy things have my name written all over them. Well... not yet, give me time and a crayon.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Names #Giving #Crayon

  • I think there are definite parallels between sport and art. There's a real sense of sacrifice. There's a real sense of dedication that is needed in sport that I think you can attribute to art. I think so much of it is about bravery and courage, being an actor.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Sports #Art #Real

  • At university I had a big coloured scarf and people would often say, 'All right, Doctor Who?' And, I thought, I rather liked that notion.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Doctors #People #Scarves

  • Being an actor is about having the courage to follow your instincts, and also having the discipline and dedication to sacrifice the things in your life that you need to sacrifice to get the best out of yourself artistically.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Sacrifice #Dedication #Discipline

  • When something in life occurs that is troubling, we are supposed to not dwell on the thing itself. Instead, the focus should be on our obligation to turn this bad thing into something beautiful. It's not easy. But, if you focus your creative energy away from self-torture and onto ‘how you can turn this into something beautiful’ pretty remarkable things start to happen.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Beautiful #Self #Focus

  • It's been four years. It's been the best four years. It's been wonderful, it's been a privilege to work under Steven Moffat. But I think when you gotta go, you gotta go It's sad, I'm going to miss it. I'm going to miss Comic-Con as well. It wasn't an easy decision, but I dunno, you can't play it forever. And, look, they'll get someone amazing and brilliant, and that's the great thing about the show. It continues, and it will get bigger and better. And you'll forget about me.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Thinking #Years #Play

  • If I was making a tea advert, I would want to communicate about tea is that it can console you, it can start your day, there is the warmth and the ritual, and you can share it; you make someone a cup of tea and you offer it to them.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Tea #Want #Cups

  • I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Dream #Dreamer #Optimist

  • I am terribly clumsy, so there is a plethora of walking into lamp-posts, falling over, dropping things, and ruining sofas.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Fall #Lamps #Sofas

  • I think that, if the world was a bit more like Comic-Con, we'd all be a little happier.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Thinking #World #Littles

  • We're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?
    -- Matt Smith

    #Stories #Ends

  • In 900 years of time and space, I've never met anyone who wasn't important
    -- Matt Smith

    #Space #Years #Important

  • I can’t think of anyone else I’d travel around the universe with than Amy Pond.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Thinking #Amy #Ponds

  • Amy Pond is, er...I've sort of fallen in love with Amy Pond.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Amy Pond #Amy #Ponds

  • Be brave. Don't be afraid to be stupid.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Stupid #Brave #Be Brave

  • When you think about it, we’re all different people all through our lives, and that’s okay, that’s good, you’ve got to keep moving so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Moving #Thinking #Long

  • My palette contains a warm and cool of each primary, plus four modifiers: Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Blue-Violet and Phthalo Yellow-Green just mix as I go for each painting.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Yellow #Blue #Four

  • I quite like the transitions of being an actor, because you get to explore these little pockets of life. So if you're playing a builder you get to know about building, if you're playing a scientist or a physician or something you get to know about physics. And similarly with this world I like exploring their culture, that very sort of upper middle class, addictive... that's part of the reason I love it.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Class #Physicians #Transition

  • You can eliminate color and still have a painting that works, but you must have drawing, value and design.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Color #Drawing #Design

  • I'm particularly inspired by pristine locations. I enjoy working in areas where one can travel for miles without seeing any human influence.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Inspiration #Location #Inspired

  • No one can improve on nature's landscapes. I feel I've hit the mark when I've captured a balance between mood, look, and feel... when viewers say they sense the desert heat, or the chill of a mountain snowfall.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Mountain #Balance #Looks

  • When I'm painting outdoors, I only have time to think about what I'm saying, not how I'm saying it.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Thinking #Painting #Time To Think

  • I used to love ninja movies. That was my thing.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Ninja #Used To Love #Used

  • For clothes, I like Dover Street Market and Acne. For vintage, I go to Mint just off Seven Dials. For shoes, it's Church's and Russell & Bromley.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Vintage #Shoes #Clothes

  • As we get older - perhaps I'm just speaking for myself - we can get too cynical.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Cynical

  • Even now, I'm very superstitious, in silly ways. I always put my left boot on first. Or on set, I always tie my bow tie from right to left.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Silly #Ties #Boots

  • I am a fan of a bright sock. They're bold.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Fans #Sock

  • I am a fancy dress grump, to be honest.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Fancy #Dresses #Honest

  • I am a terrible sleeper.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Terrible

  • I got injured when I was a kid, and it prevented me from becoming a footballer.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Kids #Becoming #Footballer

  • I think expectations of 'Doctor Who' should always be high, because it's a show that must always progress and get better and better.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Thinking #Doctors #Expectations

  • Apparently, as a kid, I used to eat spiders. Maybe there's some Freudian significance behind that.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Kids #Spiders #Used

  • As a kid, I knew all of the dinosaurs. It's one of those tragedies that I've forgotten what dinosaurs are cool.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Kids #Tragedy #Dinosaurs

  • Any actor worth his salt has a responsibility to reinvent himself from part to part.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Responsibility #Actors #Salt

  • I always steal a pair of socks on every photo shoot I do. It's my thing.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Pairs #Stealing #Sock

  • Actors, movie stars, rock stars, I can meet them with no worries - but with footballers I go weak at the knees. All of them.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Stars #Rocks #Worry

  • I just love vampires.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Vampire

  • Now, the question of the hour is, who's got the Pandorica? Answer, I do. Next question, who's coming to take it from me? Come on! Look at me, no plan, no backup, no weapons worth a damn. Oh, and something else - I don't have anything to lose! So, if you're sitting up there in your silly little spaceship with all your silly little guns, and you've got any plans on taking the Pandorica tonight, just remember who's standing in your way. Remember every black day I ever stopped you. And then, and THEN, do the smart thing. Let somebody else try first.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Smart #Silly #Gun

  • I constantly watch 'The Simpsons' and an English cartoon called 'The Raccoons' and 'Gummi Bears.' I was obsessed with ninja films, and the 'Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles,' I used to love that as well.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Teenage #Turtles #Cartoon

  • It seems like there's a real appetite for science fiction in the States.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Real #Fiction #Appetite

  • Time travel is such a magic concept.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Magic #Time Travel

  • Read about a few men who wear (or wore) bow ties as an act of defiance, and check out a tie that makes a strong statement. Bow ties are cool.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Strong #Men #Ties

  • I'm not hugely technical with things, but I guess that the thing I use most is my iPhone, on a practical level.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Iphone #Levels #Use

  • I've always loved dinosaurs.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Dinosaurs

  • The storytelling in 'Doctor Who' is quite universal.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Doctors #Storytelling #Doctor Who

  • I think that every artistic venture is a risk, and it has to be that way, so you do as much preparation as you can and make that as thorough as you can possibly make it, until you turn up on set. It's about taking risks, and some might work and some might not, but that's what makes it interesting.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Thinking #Interesting #Risk

  • I'm not handsome enough to be James Bond. Maybe a villain, though.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Handsome #Villain #Enough

  • If I could film, we'd film every episode of 'Doctor Who' in New York. I have an affinity with the city. It has some wonderful locations and it is devastatingly vast and huge. Central Park looks amazing on camera.
    -- Matt Smith

    #New York #Doctors #Cities

  • There are great disciplines from being a sportsman that you can transfer into being an artist. The preparation, the sacrifice, the constant desire to improve.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Sacrifice #Artist #Discipline

  • Amy Pond, there's something you'd better understand about me 'cause it's important, and one day your life may depend on it: I am definitely a mad man with a box!
    -- Matt Smith

    #Men #Mad #Important

  • I think Jennifer Saunders would be great in 'Doctor Who.'
    -- Matt Smith

    #Thinking #Doctors #Would Be

  • I would be sitting in my flat watching TV, and 'Doctor Who' would be on with my flatmate there. I would have loved to share the fact that I was the new Doctor, but I couldn't. I was going mad. My dad was rather flabbergasted. When I told him, he laughed. He was excited, elated and very proud.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Dad #Doctors #Mad

  • Kids should feel afraid of 'Doctor Who.' All the adults I've talked to remember fondly being afraid when they were kids. That's part of the reason they remember it and love it. And if you're afraid in a controlled way, you sort of appreciate fear in some respect.
    -- Matt Smith

    #Kids #Doctors #Appreciate