"Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for: 'I'm waiting to win the lottery. I'm waiting to fall in love'. For me, as a child, it was Christmas. At least that eventually came."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Ian Mckellen on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Ian Mckellen on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Ian Mckellen on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Ian Mckellen on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Ian Mckellen on Benjamin Franklin
"When we'd suggested doing it, the Theatre Royal management had said, 'Nobody wants to see Waiting for Godot.' As it happened, every single ticket was booked for every single performance, and this confirmation that our judgment was right was sweet. Audiences came to us from all over the world. It was amazing."
"You always think that 70 is the end of the road: 'Somebody died when they were 73 good life'. You're closer to death, and you better make sure you don't waste too much of your time doing things you don't want to do. No point in saying things you don't believe in."
"Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality, and discovering the character you're playing through your own experience - so we're all different."
"It's only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous."