"I don't seem to be able to learn from experience or anything useful. History doesn't help me. Precedents don't inform my experience."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Bill Nighy on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Bill Nighy on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Bill Nighy on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Bill Nighy on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Bill Nighy on Thomas Jefferson
"I don't even own a car."
"My dad had a personal style which was very attractive. It was quite reserved and quite elegant, and it was infectious."
"I like being in kids' movies, and I like being in family movies."
"I'm not a royal family watcher."
"When you have a family, or even when you're just seeing a girl, it's difficult to be skint."