I've always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.

— John Barrowman

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Never apologize for being nerdy, because un-nerdy people never apologize for being assholes.

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I’m an openly gay man playing an omnisexual hero, who is loved on both sides of the Atlantic. How could I not be proud of that?

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I do tend to eat healthily most of the time, but I don't restrict myself.

I believe in eating anything and everything in moderation and doing some exercise.

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I would wish that people would accept people for who they are, not be judgemental, allow people to live their lives and enjoy themselves and that would be my wish for people.

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There's a lot of me in Captain Jack and there's a lot of Captain Jack in me.

And there is no pun intended.

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I think my biggest appeal for fans is probably the fact that I'm honest.

I'm up front about who I am. I'm a little naughty. I have a naughty side and everybody knows that. But I know when to use that and when not to.

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What I can say that's different in American television… in Britain, they wouldn't cancel something after a couple of episodes. In the States they would. They would just decide it's not working, take it off and put something else in on the fall schedule.

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I was the one who taught my sister and my niece how to walk in high heels.

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I'm a fan of comic books. I'm a nerd. I'm a geek. I'm all that stuff.

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Fit men walking around and bathing, it would be just like being in Ancient Rome [on a footballers dressing room

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My humour and my work ethic definitely come from my Scottish side, and I have to say the sense of humour doesn't really translate when I'm in America.

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I don't think nudity is a bad thing, I don't think people should be embarrassed about their bodies, and I don't mind whipping it out.

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About John Barrowman

Quotes 34 sayings
Profession Actor
Birthday March 11, 1967

You can be in the public eye all the time and still have a private life, but the important thing is to keep in touch with the people who put you there.

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It's taken me 30 years to get this way, and I don't intend to let go.

I work hard, but I play hard, too, and that's the one part of me that nobody sees. But I intend to be around for a long time yet.

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We get the scripts before the table read, but I don't look at them until we go into the table read. I don't want to know, when I'm playing a moment in the current episode, what's going to happen because it might change how I'm playing that.

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You know, every year 'Torchwood' has become something a little different than it was before. It's still sci-fi, but it doesn't just deal with spaceships and aliens all the time, because we've done that. Our science fiction is more psychological.

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I live my life openly and freely every day anyway, and do what I want to do, but I don't take any great risks.

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I would love to lecture to women on men.

I'd tell them everything about men: gay, straight, bi, how we're all the same, how we're all bastards.

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Honestly, the world can be a dark enough place. Light it up.

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I am not one of those actors who dwells on the histrionics and the subtext and future text of the character. I deal with the scenes that I'm doing at that specific time, because if I do that, they play in more of a real way.

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Desperate Housewives' was a good experience, though, as I got to play the bad guy for once. My only complaint was they had me in a lot of sweaters.

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As an actor, I only play what is in the moment, rather than in the future, but sometimes the past is more important than what is coming up in the future.

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If you do something and it goes wrong, you learn from it and you move on.

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I don't call myself an actor, I call myself an entertainer, because I don't just do one thing.

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I trust the [series] writers when I'm filming, because it's interesting for me to go in every week and see what's going to happen, and the challenge for me as the actor is to make it work.

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Some people are gay. Get over it!

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Whenever I'm in Glasgow I go and stand outside the front of the house I grew up in, which is in Mount Vernon.

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I'm not one of those actors who likes to analyze things too much, so I trust what the writers are doing with the characters, in order to give them their journey. My job is to come in and try to make those words on the page come alive on camera.

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Love is love, no matter who you fall in love with, love is love, it can be painful, it can be wonderful.

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If you put a label on yourself, people will pigeonhole you.

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I've always said in my career and in my life I only do things I'm interested in.

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I find with television, you have to play personality, whereas onstage, everyone talks about "the character," and what you do. It's a very different thing, because stage is much bigger, but on television, for things to come across to the public, I think you have to play a bit of your personality.

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When I go to Florida for Christmas I always take my nieces and nephews out on excursions, ... I become like a big kid again. We go on all the big rides at the theme parks or I stick them in go-karts where their feet can't quite reach the pedals. I think that if you can continue to have the child at heart you may grow old physically but you will stay young mentally.

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