"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Hugh Laurie on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Hugh Laurie on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Hugh Laurie on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Hugh Laurie on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Hugh Laurie on Abraham Lincoln
"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!"
"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?"
"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."