It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.

— Hugh Laurie

The most gorgeous Hugh Laurie quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development

As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we?

52

To be able to pretend to be something that I'm frankly not is very liberating and exciting.

46

I run six-to-eight miles a day, plus weights and aerobics in the lunch hour.

I also lie a lot, which keeps me thin.

44
Hugh Laurie quote It's a terrible thing, I think, in life

It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.

19

Every day is the opportunity for a better tomorrow.

28

Russian vodka is OK if you need to clean the oven. For drinking, it must henceforth be Polish.

22

I think classical music tuition is, well, was when I was a child, was an abomination. I think in some ways it is one of life's great tragedies for everybody who gives up an instrument.

17
Hugh Laurie quote It's a terrible thing, I think, in life

It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.

21

It's a holy city for music.

16

Happiness is the twinkle in your grandmother's eye as you reverse the tractor off her legs.

14

I know a lot of people think therapy is about sitting around staring at your own navel - but it's staring at your own navel with a goal. And the goal is to one day to see the world in a better way and treat your loved ones with more kindness and have more to give.

14

I would just hear piano players and I would hear music, and just think - I don't just want to sit here and passively listen; I want to get inside it.

12

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to simply walk down the street.

In New York, I dashed in to buy a big pair of sunglasses to conceal myself, but the guy behind the counter shouted 'Hey! It's Dr. House.'

11

I never was someone who was at ease with happiness.

10

About Hugh Laurie

Quotes 66 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Comedian
Birthday October 16

I have my moments. Ever since I was a boy, I never was someone who was at ease with happiness. Too often I embrace introspection and self-doubt. I wish I could embrace the good things.

10

I don't believe in God, but I have this idea that if there were a God, or destiny of some kind looking down on us, that if he saw you taking anything for granted he'd take it away.

10

To tell you the truth, the older I get, the less I know.

I keep meeting people, both older and younger, who seem to have accrued so much more knowledge or expertise or certainty about who they are and the jobs they do. I just marvel at it.

8

Just because it's a bad job doesn't mean I need to do it badly.

7

My dad gave me my first bike at 16. I soon fell off and was in a wheelchair for weeks. I haven't fallen since.

6

I didn't realize House would be the central character, more the bitter comic relief appearing occasionally. I relish his wounded nature - the lameness, the scarred Byronic hero.

5

I have been instrumental in banning bottled water on the set.

It hasn't gone that well with the crew... so I replaced it with tequila.

5

It gets on top of me and I get frustrated.

5

It is the middle of December now, and we are about to travel to Switzerland - where we plan to ski a little, relax a little, and shoot a Dutch politician a little.

4

I feel like I'm working on an oil rig right now. I'm away from home a lot.

4

I couldn't imagine what Fox thought they were doing, contemplating such a jagged protagonist for a prime-time drama. I only knew that I wanted the role very much.

4

When school friends would think about appearing on stage as the most frightening, the most awful, intimidating experience ever, I knew that it was something I could do.

3

I suppose actors crave attention of some kind or they have suffered some form of arrested development and are still living in a sort of child's fantasy existence at some level in their psyche.

3

Perseverance does not equal worthiness.

Next time you want to get my attention, wear something fun. Low-riding jeans are hot.

3

Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You're free of the gravity of what people think.

3

Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive.

3

Having a vote once every four years is not the same thing as democracy.

3

We put this 15-year old girl on the cover of a fashion magazine, and tell everyone she is the epitome of sexual perfection, but we jail anyone who touches her for another three years.

2

There's an undeniable pleasure in stepping into an open-top sports car driven by a beautiful woman. It feels like you're climbing into a metaphor.

2

Newton's Third Law of Conversation, if it existed, would hold that every statement implies an equal and opposite statement. To say that I'd turned the offer down raised the possibility that I might not have done.

2

Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It's about whether or not you get the chance to do good work.

1

One thing House needs Wilson for is vanity. He needs someone to laugh at his jokes.

1

There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.

0

LA runs on optimism, enthusiasm and flattery.

I think you can go a little bit crazy... It's just too damn sunny in every dimension - weatherwise, socially and professionally.

0

I would cling to unhappiness because it was a known, familiar state.

When I was happier, it was because I knew I was on my way back to misery. I've never been convinced that happiness is the object of the game. I'm wary of happiness.

0

One of the principal goals in my life has been to avoid embarrassing my children by doing the job I do. I hope I've managed to do that, and I hope that, with the job I'm in now, they are, if not proud, at least unembarrassed by it. I must say, my three are most agreeable children, who do nothing but delight me.

0

Humility was considered a great virtue in my family household.

No show of complacency or self-satisfaction was ever tolerated. Patting yourself on the back was definitely not encouraged, and pleasure or pride would be punishable by death.

0

The only good thing I've ever noticed about money, the only positive aspect of an otherwise pretty vulgar commodity, is that you can use it to buy things.

0

Humility was a cult in my family. I only got it out of my father by accident when he was very old that he had won an Olympic gold medal.

0

I don't have a single complete show or movie or anything else that I could look at and say, 'Nailed that one.' But endless dissatisfaction is, I suppose, what gets us out of bed in the morning.

0

I remember watching Mel Gibson on some show once, and he was being asked about his belief in the afterlife. Gibson said: 'Well, I can't believe this is all there is'. And I thought: 'Wait a minute. You're Mel Gibson. You have millions of dollars. You're a great-looking chap with every conceivable blessing that could be bestowed upon a man. And that's not good enough ?'

0

Success on a cosmic level completely eludes me.

I'm deeply suspicious of things being too good. It's part of my superstition, I think, to generate pain in order to give the illusion of gain. I'm not saying I reject success, but honestly, I don't quite know how to deal with it. It's an old feeling: As soon as you have the thing you've been going after all your life, that reasonable degree of security, you start kicking against it, doubting it.

0

This was the tricky bit. The really tricky bit, trickiness cubed.

0

Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. Being House is like flying, too. He's free of the gravity of what people think.

0

I don't talk like House, or walk like him.

I certainly don't think like him. I don't like to think for more than 15 minutes at a stretch actually; I am a fragile flower.

0

People assume that I'm very highly trained, that I studied and did years and years of Shakespeare. I have no training whatsoever and I've only done one Shakespeare play at university. If people want to believe that, I'm happy to go along with it.

0

Love is a word. A sound. Its association with a particular feeling is arbitrary, unmeasurable, and ultimately meaningless

0
famous quotes