"You watch yourself age and it's hard to feel like a sex symbol."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Idris Elba on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Idris Elba on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Idris Elba on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Idris Elba on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Idris Elba on Robert Frost
"It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that's a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?"
"It's really funny because the same people who loved me as Stringer Bell were the same people that were watching 'Daddy's Little Girls' literally in tears."
"I was cast in 'Thor' and I'm cast as a Nordic god. If you know anything about the Nords, they don't look like me but there you go. I think that's a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that, and I think that's good."
"White actors still get way more money in Hollywood. It's been that way for a very long time. I hope it'll change, but it's a matter of forcing that change."
"There's the argument that you can relate to someone who's completely unrelatable. In the way that a director shows you his imagination on a film, then I get to show you my imagination in a big dumb character."