"I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britain's greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive - and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger - or my own reputation."
"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."Geoffrey Rush 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."Geoffrey Rush 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."Geoffrey Rush on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."Geoffrey Rush on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."Geoffrey Rush on Maya Angelou
"I went to England in the '70s, and I was in my early 20s. There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn't regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts."
"Within our culture, every school has a swimming pool. We lived on the coast. People swam in the surf. It's a very sporty nation and at that particular time anyone who had an artistic bent was very much an outsider. So if you liked reading or ideas or playing the piano then your dad viewed you as a sissy, basically."
"You had to be into sport and, sad to say, I'm a traitor to my country because I don't have a sporting bone in my body."
"My kids started school, so having a strong base in Melbourne has been a key priority. I'm not daunted by the travel. People say, 'It's so far to Australia,' and I say, 'You get on the plane, you eat well, you sleep, you wake up - and you're there.'"