"I'm English. Our dentistry is not world famous."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Christian Bale on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Christian Bale on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Christian Bale on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Christian Bale on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Christian Bale on Ambrose Bierce
"One of the places where we lived when I was growing up had this big wood out the back. And starting when I was about 8, I used to enjoy just walking alone through the wood late. Eleven p.m. Midnight. Later."
"Art is something to be proud of. Art is no compromise."
"I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn't have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living."
"I met my grandfather just before he died, and it was the first time that I had seen Dad with a relative of his. It was interesting to see my own father as a son and the body language and alteration in attitude that comes with that, and it sort of changed our relationship for the better."
"There was a great complexity to my father. He was a devoted family man. But, in the same breath, he simply was not suited to an anchored life. He should have been somebody who had a backpack, an old map, a bit of change in his pocket and that was it - roaming the world."