Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.
To be honest I live among the English and have always found them to be very honest in their business dealings. They are noble, hard-working and anxious to do the right thing. But joy eludes them, they lack the joy that the Irish have.
I just think that things should be allowed to run their course, and not turned into a Disney ride.
I certainly had no intention of playing a man.
The Americans are very clear, and obsessed with nouns.
Honestly, I get more recognized for 'Three Men and a Little Lady' than 'Harry Potter'.
The word democracy has no meaning. Duty has gone. Only rights remain.
I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders itself with its own conservative pomposity.
I'm not on the run from anything and I'm not at all clear about what I'm running towards. But as some great writer put it, I want to be certain that when I arrive at death, I'm totally exhausted.
Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.
The energy released by it is enormous and it becomes quite addictive, the power between the audience and the actor.
I would love to write the story of my upbringing in Ireland.
Once you've done one style, you leave it for a while.
There's something about the Irish that is remarkable.
I think America becomes more disgruntled by going to the movies and having an endlessly good time at them.
I loathe bad theater and most theatre is very bad because its repetitious, unexciting and, dangerously, it is sometimes praised for those things.
Now I have begun to get interested in films and I just hope that people start becoming interested in me to do more films.
Theater dates very quickly.
Every generation is obsessed with the decade before they were born.
I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.
I enjoy making films, but my heart is in the stage. Every night you have to be on. There's no second take.
Theater is dangerously open to repetition. Its exciting when you hit on a new way.
People who are good at film have a relationship with the camera.
A relationship is sent by God and accident.
There once was a demographic survey done to determine if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was the only place where this did not turn out to be true.
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