You're making a big mistake if you think that you can beat me.

— Daniel Gillies

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Tell people you're a Canadian or a Kiwi when you travel and they'll adore you.


We're living in a time where movies are very unimportant.

They're not leaving a footprint on your heart. We're going to the movies now and we're going, "Oh, man, that was cool! That was thrilling! That was a ride!" But, we're not walking away anymore thinking, "I just experienced something that could change the way I live."


I love to watch my daughter. At twenty-two months, that little soul is developing at a rate I will never understand. She's kind of taught me that growth and expansion are a person's natural state and inclination.


The feeling of New Orleans is so pervasive.

It's such a strange and decadent and enchanted embrace that that city has. There's a dark magic present. It's no wonder that it's been the hot bed for so much vampiric folklore. The city has got an ancient quality. It's one of the oldest cities in North America.


We are contaminated with the idea of "winning" and defeating others.

Indoctrinated by parents, schools, and our ubiquitous media, hammered with a lie: The only way to be truly triumphant is if we are dominant before supposed "competitors" rather than beautiful before ourselves.


I will say that the food in both Japan and Italy was immaculate.

I don't remember having bad food in either country.


Kevin Smith is so great in 'Kingdom Come,' isn't he? He's kind of this very earthy poet. He just has this immediate gregariousness, like, you kind of just want to be his pal.


At every turn you have to find a new kind of self-sovereignty over your environment. Every kid I see is at the mercy of Periscope, Twitter, or an Angry Bird of some description. People are shackled to their mediocrity by companies and businesses who want to consume your life with theirs.


It's all just venom to the soul and symptomatic of a larger issue: the idea of the shortcut. The result without the fight. The fight is the thing. The work.


Cable had a latitude to move which created less censorship and bestowed upon the artists, the writers and the creators, more liberty to create their shows.


Most infants are geniuses. They're indomitable, fearless, and completely in harmony with a cosmic proclivity for growth. They're heroes because they walk directly through adversity with love and ardent resolve.


We are not taught that hardship is the anvil upon which we are beaten into beauty. We are not taught that some of our greatest moments are some of our most difficult.


About Daniel Gillies

Quotes 24 sayings
Profession Actor
Birthday March 14, 1976

If you do your work, eventually there will be a spark. A fire. A blaze.


New Zealanders have conventions and pleasantries, but we are direct.

We are encouraged to be transparent with our behavior and not to employ passive aggression.


I moved to New Zealand from Winnipeg when I was almost five.

I hated it. It was to a city in the south of New Zealand called Invercargill and there was constant rain. There was a depressing sensation in the air.


Nobody really truly supporting independent filmmakers anymore.

It's just dire. There's a lot of bad filmmaking, and there's a lot of people worshipping some terrible filmmakers. It's a waste of all of our time, if you don't feel anything. We are an age of YouTube kids. We don't care so much anymore. It's all about marketing.


We are taught to want a thing. We are taught that having that thing will make us happy. We are taught that having it immediately is the answer. We are taught a corrupted version of success. And love.


Whatever you want is as elusive as you make it.


The romance of circumvention is one of the most destructive forces at work in our society. The American Idol freeway to greatness, Instagramming one's way into popular consciousness with selfies of our ass folds beneath short shorts, human growth hormone and performance-enhancing drugs for athletes, Adderall for the idle mind, reality television that sacrifices our dignity for fifteen lousy minutes.


As lovely as people are to me about my performance, I'm still a huge critic.

I like very little of what I ever do.


I'm not George Clooney, so I can't just pick and choose. I take roles where they occur.


People never regret when they come out of a movie and they've been crying.

I think people need it. That's why people have the theater and live music, which is dwindling as well. I think people like to go see things and have an emotional, transcendent, universal human experience, but so often we're like, "Let's go watch Green Lantern," which we all know is just not going to do anything for our souls.


If you devote yourself entirely to a pursuit, there is no way you cannot find beauty and fulfillment.

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