Basically, my life is so boring, it's embarrassing.
My grandmother was utterly convinced I'd wind up as the Archbishop of Canterbury. And, to be honest, I've never entirely ruled it out.
I just don't believe in love at first sight any more, even though I've based my whole career on the concept.
I'm a laugh tart. I make no secret of that fact.
Now [after doing Pilates], I have muscles of steel and could easily deal with giving birth.
I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't!
The only reason my work seems to be eclectic up to a certain period is because I was a failure as an actor.
But when you're a celebrity, you discover that you're no longer the pursuer, but the one being pursued. That's one of the disappointments I have had since becoming a single man.
I had Courtney Love's left bosom out of her dress on my plate in front of me. It was extraordinary. I didn't know where to look.
Most actors really love it, that's what they want to do. They burn to do it. And so they'll read a script and think, that's an interesting part. And because they love acting, that blinds them to the fact that the rest of it is pretentious nonsense, which it very often is.
There is space in the supermarket shelf for all of us.
Plus, teaching brings home to you very fast that you actually know nothing. I didn't realize that before.
When I think about actors I know, I'd much rather hear about who they're shagging than what film they're doing next.
In the last couple of weeks I have seen the ads for the Wonder Bra.
Is that really a problem in this country? Men not paying enough attention to women’s breasts?
And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow.
I could do with more mobbing. Particularly from women. I'd like to be treated like Ricky Martin.
I don't particularly like babies. I don't mind them for about four minutes. That's my max. After that I can't quite see what everyone's fussing about.
The reason I turn down 99% of a hundred, I mean a thousand, scripts is because romantic comedies are often very romantic but seldom very funny.
My dad used to have to open the second bottle of wine in the loo in case Mum heard the cork coming out.
I find it hard to understand why Scorsese has never called. You know, given the natural menace I bring to the screen.
And I particularly like the whole thing of being boss. Boss and employee... It's the slave quality that I find very alluring.
I love in Notting Hill. You live in Beverly Hills. Everyone in the world knows who you are. My mother has
trouble remembering my name.
I quite like Pilates now. I have a Pilates girl in every city.
I don't have any particular burning desire to go back to being cuddly. Not really.
But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you're an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way.
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