"Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station."
"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."Robbie Coltrane on Buddha
"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."Robbie Coltrane on Billy Graham
"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."Robbie Coltrane on Henry Ward Beecher
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."Robbie Coltrane on Sigmund Freud
"Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride."Robbie Coltrane on Ron Taffel
"See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars. It's not that. It's the fear that you're past your best. It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work."
"My dad? He died when I was 19, which is a bad time for your dad to die, because there's an awful lot of things you have to resolve with your parents past your teens if you've been a difficult teenager."
"The person who comes up to you and makes the most noise and is the most intrusive is invariably the person in the room who has no respect for you at all, and it's really all about them."