"As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we?"
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Hugh Laurie on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Hugh Laurie on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Hugh Laurie on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Hugh Laurie on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Hugh Laurie on Abraham Lincoln
"Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It's about whether or not you get the chance to do good work."
"My dad gave me my first bike at 16. I soon fell off and was in a wheelchair for weeks. I haven't fallen since."
"I hate menus, I hate choosing food. I just want to be brought. Bring me dinner!"
"I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things."
"People will survive, and they will find happiness. Happiness only comes when you're not looking for it."