Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift.— Liam Neeson
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The cause of making the world a better place for children unites us all.
There's periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years... Anytime I hear that door opening I still think I'm gonna hear her.
If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely.
I believe that UNICEF is the most important branch of the U.
N.; they do exceptional work to help the neediest children around the world
Northern Ireland is the world’s best kept secret, both in the character of its people and its scenery.
The cause of making the world a better place for children unites us all - today HIV/AIDS is the biggest threat to this one universal objective. UNICEF needs us all to help them change the world for children
I'm Irish, so I'm used to odd stews. I can take it. Just throw a lot of carrots and onions in there and I'll call it dinner.
It's still a great, big, beautiful, wonderful world no matter what the headlines of the newspapers are and it's there to be explored. It's there for our children to go out and explore and explore different cultures and learn from it. I never lose hope.
Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.
Every time I see Anthony Hopkins I think that, to some extent, he has just been getting away with it all these years.
In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right. That's when you want to choke people, you know?
There seems to be more opportunities for old guys like me to do a little fighting and running because the lead characters also require a bit of depth and maturity and gravitas that one is likely to acquire doing drama all those years.
Acting is invigorating. But I don't analyse it too much. It's like a dog smelling where it's going to do its toilet in the morning.
I don't know if I'm a strict parent or a pushover.
I get fed up with plots that are driven by someone constantly getting information on a computer.
If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them, and stab them in the heart.
Recovering alcoholic guys wake up in the morning, and they have to think of a reason to get up, and then, once they're up, to not have a drink. It's like all these little heroic battles they have that they fight with and against every day of their lives.
Young people were once considered relatively safe from HIV/AIDS.
Today, their lives and futures are at risk throughout the world because of this disease. I believe it is young people throughout the world who offer us the greatest hope for defeating this deadly pandemic.
I learned my "facts of life" on toilet walls.
I'd walk up in school bathrooms and there would be crude drawings and figures engaged in sex. That's how I learned.
I love it when a plan comes together
I've had an unbelievable life. I've been very lucky. You do create your own luck too, you know? I never forget where I'm from. Whenever I pass a building site or see somebody digging a ditch, I always think, 'That's real work.'
I think I survived by running away some. Running away to work.
You are not what you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be.
A sex symbol? A symbol of sex? I don't think that I am a sex symbol, although it's very flattering. I'm 59, now, so I think I'm possibly past my sell-by date. I think I am.
I'm keeping myself to myself. And I like it that way. I'm not hunting. I'm the opposite of a - what would a male cougar be? Is there such a thing? Whatever it is, I'm not that.
You just get this profound feeling of instability .
. . the Earth isn't stable anymore and then it passes and it becomes more infrequent, but I still get it sometimes.
No man is an island, as they say. No. I've tried it. I've gone on retreats at various times in my life for three or four or five days. I was desperate to get out of there and talk to somebody. But I fly fish a lot, and I can only do that really by myself. I find I'm never lonesome when I'm on a river, far from it, but it's a lonely practice.
Forget the statistics...we have to do more. You cannot look these children in the eye and see how desperate is their situation without wanting to help.
The whole awards thing is great. Why? Because the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, they put a focus on the industry, and that focus translates into people buying tickets to see movies or download films, legitimately download them. And it keeps us all at work. So I'm a big fan of award shows.
Why would anyone ever tell anything personal to a journalist?
Sitting down to eat in our house is about sharing, you know, talking about the day you've had, be it in school or work or whatever, so that's very important to us.
I will never become a director or a movie producer.
I was always looking at picture directing because I didn't know what to do! You can't be a movie director without real preparation.
I was always attracted to the type of cinema hero as an adolescent growing up in Ireland. Robert Mitchum springs to mind. Later on, it was Steve McQueen to a certain extent and Charles Bronson. They're these types of grizzled characters who had one foot on the side of law and order and the other foot in the bad guy's camp.
It's always fun to do the fight sequences and then to complete them, because some of them are quite complicated - with guns and so on - and there's always things that can go wrong. It's fun to shoot those things because we rehearse them very strenuously. It's fun to shoot them, and fun to know they're finished, that they're in the can so to speak.
There's a ruthlessness to the city now that wasn't there before.
I was in Dublin a few months ago, when we were shooting Breakfast on Pluto, and if I saw one kid throwing up on the street, I must have seen a hundred of them.
Hollywood is throwing action movies at me.
It's easy enough to plan jobs, to plan a lot of work.
I never thought about becoming a professional singer, but I am in touch with Bono about releasing a musical movie. It will be about an Irish band during the '70s who are looking for fortune in Las Vegas. I should play the singer of the band but I don't want to sing in front of anybody.
In bed at night, I could be reading some book, and I'll come across a sentence that's totally unrelated to some scene I did years ago. But I'll play the scene back in my mind and think, I did that wrong - I should've opened the door more slowly.
I don't think I'm funny.
We live in an age where revenge seems to be the most important thing for individuals and countries.
Being Irish and a citizen of the world, has made me truly appreciate Irish culture, music and history. Whether you're first, second generation Irish or even with no connection to Ireland, you should visit in 2013 for a unique experience.
It's interesting, the more successful you become the more people want to give you stuff for nothing.
You traveled the world... Now you must journey inwards... to what you really fear... it's inside you.
Rihanna is a very talented person. One of those people who are able to do whatever they want with great results.
Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society’s understanding.
...Venice has been the living future of contemporary American history since its inception.
Making a film, you do need stamina, whether you're doing fight scenes or not.
It's important to keep fit. I'm not talking about having perfect abs and stuff, but you've got to be on top of your game, especially if you're playing the lead. You have to look after yourself.
We're all always acting. You need to be able to sit in silence and not beat up on yourself. It's hard to say to yourself, 'You are human. Welcome to the human race.'