"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."
"God gave us the gift of life it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well."Matthew Macfadyen on Voltaire
"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."Matthew Macfadyen on Oprah Winfrey
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."Matthew Macfadyen on Jim Valvano
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."Matthew Macfadyen on Eleanor Roosevelt
"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."Matthew Macfadyen on Brian Tracy
"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."
"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.'"