"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."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned."Gary Oldman on Buddha
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."Gary Oldman on Aristotle
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."Gary Oldman on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."Gary Oldman on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."Gary Oldman on Maya Angelou
"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."
"What other people think of me is none of my business."
"Change is vital to any actor. If you keep playing lead after lead, you're really gonna dry up. Because all those vehicles wean you away from the truths of human behaviour."