Relentless Forward Motion!

— Tom Riley

The most unique Tom Riley quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Like for Einstein, and for people who create nuclear weapons, the problem with the pursuit of knowledge and the pursuit of the greater good is that it invariably leads to things you weren't expecting.

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When you change a lead actor, everything's going to change - but you can rest assured he's going to absolutely smash it.

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It was very much that feeling of having worked so hard on Da Vinci's for three years without seeing sunlight that, unless the right thing came along, I didn't want to do it.

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I'd like to say that I'm a binge-watcher, but I don't really have time.

I think the most I've done in a sit-down is three episodes, maybe. It depends.

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I didn't know about the fashion world, or at least I took it for slightly superficial. I didn't realize the extent of it.

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I went to London Fashion Week for the first time, after I got the job [on The Collection ], and it completely changed the way I perceived it. I thought, "This is a far bigger operation than I ever expected, and it has far more worth than I ever gave it before." It definitely changed my view of the fashion world.

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I just think streaming feels like it's the future.

It allows people to watch things in a way that fits into their lives.

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The thing about Doctor Who is it's chased around the world, so there's 50 fans hanging out at every location.

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Prior to [streaming], the idea of sitting down and watching a show every week seemed like a great idea.

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It's an art installation to put out a collection, with the people behind the scenes who are inventing and creating these designs and making sure they're realized on the catwalk, and just how much hangs on it for the designers. Their livelihoods hang in the balance, as far as whether this year's collection works for them or not, and there are so many people's jobs on the line, as a result of that. I just had no idea.

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My fishing hole is deader than...a dead thing that's dead.

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Oliver [Goldstick] is a very dynamic and imaginative writer, so the stage directions were visceral and very clearly written.

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About Tom Riley

Quotes 15 sayings
Profession Actor
Birthday April 5, 1981

The other great innovation are things like Transparent or One Mississippi on Amazon, Master of None on Netflix, and those half-hours. It's a lot easier to watch a load of those because it's far more palatable to go, "You know, I'm just going to do one more of these."

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The minute you're offered another option, you're like, "You mean, I can watch this every week, if I want to, or twice this week, if I need to, and not next week, if I don't have time?" I didn't even realize it was something we wanted or needed, which is where all great innovations come from.

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