"I don't go to premieres. I don't go to parties. I don't covet the Oscar. I don't want any of that. I don't go out. I just have dinner at home every night with my kids. Being famous, that's a whole other career. And I haven't got any energy for it."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Gary Oldman 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."Gary Oldman on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Gary Oldman on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Gary Oldman on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Gary Oldman on Ambrose Bierce
"So Harry Potter came in and it is nice that I have kids of the right age. I took them to London and they walked around the set and met Harry Potter and that is thrilling."
"Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger."
"My passion and energy get mistaken for anger."
"I drank for about 25 years getting over the loss of my father and I took the anger out on myself. I did a good job at beating myself up at sometimes. I don't drink anymore but my alcoholic head occasionally says different. 'Nil By Mouth' was a love letter to my father because I needed to resolve some issues in order to be able to forgive him."
"What other people think of me is none of my business."