"As much as I long for a sort of security and consistency sometimes, I do enjoy sort of being busted around. I really don't know what's happening sometimes next week, let alone this year."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Matthew Macfadyen on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Matthew Macfadyen on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Matthew Macfadyen on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Matthew Macfadyen on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Matthew Macfadyen on Marilyn Monroe
"I was quite a shy child. I would get terribly nervous and throw up before my birthday party. And then I would be fine. I feel the same now. I get nervous, then it's fine."
"My vanity is I'm terribly romantic! But being married is lovely."
"I don't feel like a romantic lead I guess I feel more like a character actor."
"The security comes, as an actor, in knowing that you're not in control. If you try to control your career, or how people perceive you, you'll make yourself unhappy, because life doesn't work like that. So much is luck. It's much better to let yourself off, to think, 'There's nothing I can do.'"