Michael Fassbender quotes

  • I keep everything very simple. I like telling stories.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Simple #Telling Stories #Stories

  • Sometimes if I stick in a character too much I feel like I might start to get blinkered, because I'm making my decisions too definite.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Character #Decision #Might

  • We feel a lot of pressure about looking silly or appearing weak, whatever that means, or being a failure. You have to keep in your head: what's the worst that can happen?
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Silly #Mean #Pressure

  • I love to go into a movie and have no idea what's going to happen in it.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Ideas

  • What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things. I don't want to stay in my comfort zone. I want to take risks and keep myself scared.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Interesting #Risk #Trying

  • For me, addiction comes down to basically where a pattern of behaviour has developed and that pattern of behaviour is becoming a very damaging cycle. It's sort of damaging your relationships, friends or lovers, it's damaging your own personal health and it's damaging for you and your workplace.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Addiction #Patterns #Becoming

  • Big things have small beginnings.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Bigs

  • At one point you think, well, it's funny, I could just be a starving actor. So if somebody were to pull the plug, there'd be no room for complaint.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Thinking #Actors #Rooms

  • We did a lot of that in drama school: intellectualising and maybe justifying your position. 'I am a thinking actor and I have thought this through' - well, just do it. I much prefer the doing aspect.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Drama #School #Thinking

  • "X-Men" is not really about mutants; it's about humanity. I think it's about the human race. We're an absolutely destructive race. It seems that we can't seem to get beyond this level of tribalism that has been around for thousands of years. Anything we fear we tend to destroy.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Men #Thinking #Years

  • Everyone's crazy anyway. And those who think they aren't, are the ones who are even crazier - because they're in denial.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Crazy #Thinking #Denial

  • I could never swim in the ocean after seeing Jaws.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Ocean #Swim

  • Everything I put my name to and take part in, I want to be good. That's not saying it will always happen. But I want to make bold choices.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Names #Choices #Want

  • I always approach film as a fan.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Fans #Film #Approach

  • I don't know what's going to happen. I'm flavor of the month at the moment, but somebody else is going to roll around the corner in three months' time. I just want to keep working. I can't stop!
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Want #Months #Three

  • I don't think peroxide-blond hair is a beneficial look for me.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Thinking #Hair #Looks

  • I guess in the independent market, I'd be getting offers, but in terms of big studio films, I still have to audition. I don't think my name is that well-known, I don't have much of a following to guarantee box office success yet.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Independent #Thinking #Names

  • You want society to accept you; but you can’t even accept yourself.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Want #Accepting Yourself #Accepting

  • There's so much going on in the world. There's so much information being thrown at us - so many things are being sold to us, and we're being told how we should appear and how to be more successful, blah, blah, blah. How does that manifest itself? In the pressures, the stress, this need to escape.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Stress #Successful #Needs

  • There's no point thinking, 'Well, my life's certainly worked out, I've got all the answers.' It would be wrong for me to say that I don't get seduced by certain things. That things don't become tempting.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Thinking #Answers #Would Be

  • Nobody wants to hear Metallica at lunchtime.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Want #Metallica

  • You use words like 'introvert' and 'extrovert,' various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Teacher #Drama #School

  • There's no point in swanning through and being cool as a breeze in every scene. It's not really that interesting. Even if you're a superhero.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Interesting #Superhero #Scene

  • Any good kitchen should be stocked up in oysters, shouldn't they?
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Oysters #Kitchen #Should

  • My goal was for acting to become my main income. I would say to myself, 'I'm good enough'. That became my mantra.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Goal #Acting #Income

  • I'm always interested in trying to investigate different personalities. I want to keep myself guessing and keep the fear element alive, so that I don't get too comfortable.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Personality #Trying #Elements

  • People are complicated. Our behavior towards one another is strange. So I like opportunities to investigate that.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Opportunity #People #Strange

  • It's more interesting isn't it, if I've got a hedonistic dark side?
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Dark #Interesting #Sides

  • 'Hunger' definitely changed my life, in terms of being recognized by filmmakers, since that was very much a filmmakers' film.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Film #Hunger #Changed

  • I’m aware of my weaknesses and THE BEAST WITHIN.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Weakness #Beast #Beast Within

  • I remember hearing that the spirit was always next to you, so I would always make room in my bed for the spirit ... I'd make room for the teddy bears, Jesus and me. And then I'd wake up in the morning, and I'd squashed 'em all.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Jesus #Morning #Wake Up

  • I take my work seriously but I can't take myself too seriously. I'm in such a crazy privileged position.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Crazy #Position

  • The arts are very alive in Ireland, so that had its influence on me. But I consider myself European, really.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Art #Alive #Influence

  • We moved to Ireland when I was two and we settled in Killarney, Co Kerry. Where we were living in Germany is very industrial and very grey and my parents wanted to have countryside around for my sister and I to grow up in.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Growing Up #Two #Parent

  • Even if I'm playing a superhero, it has to be steeped in reality.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Reality #Superhero

  • I quite enjoy the lines on my forehead because they show my life. That’s my history and I like to see that in other people. Like this wrinkle is due to some girl who broke my heart. I don’t want to escape it in any way.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Girl #Heart #Wrinkles

  • Why does a three-year-old, and it's usually boys, want to drive the tractor or have machinery and be in control of it? I don't know. Why wouldn't you ask to boil a kettle or something? Maybe you would, I dunno.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Boys #Years #Three

  • You know, it's amazing. I don't even have a car, would you believe it? I had a motorbike and it got stolen last year. So I've got to buy another one of those, I suppose. I can treat myself to that.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Believe #Years #Car

  • When I was four, I just wanted to drive, I collected toy cars. Where does that sort of thing come from? In hindsight you go, 'Oh, liked it because of this.' Maybe it's just the wheel.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Car #Four #Toys

  • Scratch the surface of what's socially normal. I suppose in some way all of us have something we display to the public and things we feel too ashamed of or uncomfortable with to reveal to other people.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #People #Way #Normal

  • If there's friends around, I'll cook. Or if I have a girlfriend. But on my own I kind of fell out of the habit of it, and it's a shame really because I know it's good for me. It's something quite therapeutic.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Girlfriend #Kind #Shame

  • I'm fairly competitive.
    -- Michael Fassbender

  • I just went off for two months traveling around Europe on a motorcycle and pretty much turned my phone off. I did 5,000 miles with my dad. We went through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Italy... and then I did Spain and France by myself.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Dad #Phones #Europe

  • I came to Los Angeles and did auditions for television. I made a terrible mess of most of them and I was quite intimidated. I felt very embarrassed and went back to London. I got British television jobs intermittently between the ages of 23 and 27, but it was very patchy.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Jobs #Age #Television

  • As an audience member, those studio films are fun. I like an adventure tale, and I also like to go see something that has more of a social pulse. I like to keep learning and trying new things. And if the scripts are good, it doesn't really matter.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Fun #Adventure #Trying

  • Why not provoke some thought and get people talking about things? I like characters that are flawed because we all are. When people break up in a script, you think, Oh, right, there must be tears shed here. But maybe the fact of the matter is that they're both laughing.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Breakup #Character #Thinking

  • I've always been more inclined to go out to work than carry on with academic studies.
    -- Michael Fassbender

    #Study #Academic