"Acting, the arts in general, is a magnet for the wounded of society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Robert Carlyle on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Robert Carlyle on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Robert Carlyle on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Robert Carlyle on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Robert Carlyle on Mahatma Gandhi
"My first love is art, and I see a lot of things in an artistic way."
"In the late '70s, maybe just before I started, there was still an attitude that if you did film you didn't do TV and vice versa, but that's gone now."
"My dad was rubbish at all other aspects of his financial life, but he's pretty good at paying the rent."
"I've always taken my love of children from my father. He was a children magnet. Suddenly, having my first child hit home what my dad went through."
"There are a lot of things that make up a performance, a lot of technical things. It isn't always just about pulling it up from the darkest recesses of your mind or your heart. It's your experience and your observation."