"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."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Robbie Coltrane on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Robbie Coltrane on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Robbie Coltrane on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Robbie Coltrane on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Robbie Coltrane on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station."