"One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age - at the age of 38 in fact - he changed course and decided to become a doctor."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Colin Firth on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Colin Firth on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Colin Firth on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Colin Firth on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Colin Firth on Robert Frost
"I think it's quite extraordinary that people cast me as if I'm Warren Beatty: until I met my present wife, at the age of 35, you could name two girlfriends."
"I absolutely don't care about my looks and I'm so used to them that I wouldn't change a thing. I would end up missing my defects."
"If you don't mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there."
"I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast."
"My parents and grandparents have always been engaged in teaching or the medical profession or the priesthood, so I've sort of grown up with a sense of complicity in the lives of other people, so there's no virtue in that it's the way one is raised."
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