72+ Best Anthony Hopkins Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. Hopkins has also won three BAFTAs, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Mind-blowing Anthony Hopkins quotes will inspire you to living a happy, fulfilling and worry-free life.

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Most Famous Anthony Hopkins Quotes

My philosophy is It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. Anthony Hopkins

My philosophy is it’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier. Anthony Hopkins

Life is tough, but you just have to just get out of bed, get out and do it Anthony Hopkins

We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap. Anthony Hopkins

We all dream. We dream vividly, depending on our nature. Anthony Hopkins

I don’t have many friends; I’m very much a loner. As a child I was very isolated, and I’ve never been really close to anyone. Anthony Hopkins

And I love a scary movie. It makes your toes curl and it’s not you going through it. Anthony Hopkins

I have a punishing workout regimen. Every day I do 3 minutes on a treadmill, then I lie down, drink a glass of vodka and smoke a cigarette. Anthony Hopkins

We are dying from overthinking. Anthony Hopkins

I think a certain amount of stress in life is good. The stress of just working, which takes effort – I think it keeps you going. Anthony Hopkins

I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier. Anthony Hopkins

I love life because what more is there? Anthony Hopkins

I think the healthy way to live is to make friends with the beast inside oneself, and that means not the beast but the shadow. The dark side of one’s nature. Have fun with it and you know, is to accept everything about ourselves. Anthony Hopkins

If you don’t go when you want to go, when you do go, you’ll find you’ve gone. Anthony Hopkins

The magical, supernatural force that is with us every second is time. We can’t even comprehend it. It’s such an illusion, it’s such a strange thing. Anthony Hopkins

Today is the tomorrow I was worried about yesterday. Anthony Hopkins

I’ve had no contact with my daughter for years. That’s her choice. Anyway, you move on. If people don’t want to bother with me, fine. You know, God bless them, and move on. Anthony Hopkins

My life turned out to be beyond my greatest dreams. Anthony Hopkins

I’m a pretty tough guy, you know. I’m a pretty hard man. I’ve got a lot of compassion, but I don’t waste time with people. Anthony Hopkins

Acting’s entertainment. It’s not brain surgery. Anthony Hopkins

Relish everything that’s inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life. Anthony Hopkins

You reach a point in life where you just think, ‘Show up, do your job, make sure the cheque’s on the way,’ and that’s it. I’m not hungry to do anything more, really. Anthony Hopkins

The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them in fact, is bad acting. Anthony Hopkins

Relish everything that’s inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life. Anthony Hopkins

If you do things, whether its acting or music or painting do it without fear. Anthony Hopkins

Acting is just a process of relaxation, actually. Knowing the text so well and trusting that the instinct and the subconscious mind, whatever you want to call it, is going to take over. Anthony Hopkins

Acting is just a process of relaxation, actually. Anthony Hopkins

We all dream. We dream vividly, depending on our nature. Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist. Anthony Hopkins

I always distrust the art when it is applied to acting. Anthony Hopkins

We’re all caught up in circumstances, and we’re all good and evil. When you’re really hungry, for instance, you’ll do anything to survive. I think the most evil thing – well, maybe that’s too strong – but certainly a very evil thing is judgment, the sin of ignorance. Anthony Hopkins

Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist. Anthony Hopkins

Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist. Our existence is beyond our understanding. No one has an answer. Anthony Hopkins

There is nothing to be scared of in movies. It’s a bit scarier going on stage. Anthony Hopkins

There’s no truth in acting, it’s all a trick because you go on stage in front of sets, you’re on film it’s all a trick. Anthony Hopkins

I tried acting, liked it, and stuck with it. Anthony Hopkins

We’re always looking over our shoulders, what they will think, what the press will think, what will this one am I making the right career move? When you’re young you have to do all that to survive, I suppose. Anthony Hopkins

I’m most suspicious of scripts that have a lot of stage direction at the top of the page. Anthony Hopkins

Years ago I met Richard Burton in Port Talbot, my home town, and afterwards he passed in his car with his wife, and I thought, ‘I want to get out and become like him’. Not because of Wales, because I love Wales, but because I was so limited as a child at school and so bereft and lonely, and I thought becoming an actor would do that. Anthony Hopkins

I found a way into the acting business because I thought, well, it beats working for a living, and so that’s what I do. But I still feel like a bit of a stranger in it all. Anthony Hopkins

I have dual citizenship it just so happens I live in America. I would like to go back to Wales. I’m obsessed with my childhood, and at least three times a week dream I am back there. Anthony Hopkins

If I spent all my time criticizing myself, I wouldn’t be able to function. Anthony Hopkins

I’ve felt like an outsider all my life. It comes from my mother, who always felt like an outsider in my father’s family. She was a powerful woman, and she motivated my father. Anthony Hopkins

I know that some actors and directors like to have intensity on set. I don’t, particularly. Anthony Hopkins

Richard Burton came from the same town as me, so I thought I’d follow my nose, and follow my luck. I think I’ve been very lucky. Anthony Hopkins

Acting is about listening and reacting. You don’t have to do much as long as you stay out of the way of others. That’s why it works. Anthony Hopkins

I don’t have people following me around, like bodyguards. I don’t know how people live like that. Maybe the young movie stars have to live like that, I don’t know. But it seems a little crazy to me. I don’t think you need all that stuff. Anthony Hopkins

Let go of people who aren’t ready to love you yet!  Stop giving your love to them. Anthony Hopkins

I was lousy in school. Real screwed-up. A moron. I was antisocial and didn’t bother with the other kids. A really bad student. I didn’t have any brains. I didn’t know what I was doing there. That’s why I became an actor. Anthony Hopkins

Beware the tyranny of the weak. They just suck you dry. Anthony Hopkins

I spent two years in the military service, then I trudged around in repertory for quite a while. I somehow wound up at the National Theatre, though, and then I was definitely on my way. Anthony Hopkins

I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense. I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash. Anthony Hopkins

I come from I came from Wales, and it’s a strong, butch society. We were in the war and all that. People didn’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves. You had to get on with it. So my credo is get on with it. I don’t waste time being soft. I’m not cold, but I don’t like being, wasting my time with life’s too short. Anthony Hopkins

Stop hard conversations with people who don’t want to change. Anthony Hopkins

My father wasn’t a cruel man. And I loved him. But he was a pretty tough character. His own father was even tougher one of those Victorians, hard as iron but my dad was tough enough. Anthony Hopkins

Life’s too short to deal with other people’s insecurities. Anthony Hopkins

I remember coming to New York in 1974 to do a play here called Equis. And I remember the first morning getting up and walking around the streets, and I thought, ‘I’m home.’ I felt really at peace here. Anthony Hopkins

I know your instincts attempt everything to win the good mercy of those around you, but it’s also this impulse that will steal your time, energy and mental, physical and spiritual health. Anthony Hopkins

If you do things, whether it’s acting or music or painting, do it without fear that’s my philosophy. Because nobody can arrest you and put you in jail if you paint badly, so there’s nothing to lose. Anthony Hopkins

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Anthony Hopkins

I always had a knack for improvisation. I can write down the notes I play, but never really had a proper academic musical background. I suppose I’m blessed and cursed by the fact I have that freedom. Anthony Hopkins

I think the healthy way to live is to make friends with the beast inside oneself. Anthony Hopkins

I can’t stand directors who try to micro manage everything. When it happens these days I just walk off set, saying if they don’t like the way I’m doing it they can get someone else. Anthony Hopkins

Stop showing up for people who are indifferent to your presence. Anthony Hopkins

I think the first British actor who really worked well in cinema was Albert Finney. He was a back-street Marlon Brando. He brought a great wittiness and power to the screen. The best actor we’ve had. Anthony Hopkins

I’ve never really belonged anywhere. Anthony Hopkins

I just wanted to be a composer; I became an actor by default, really. I got a scholarship to a college of music and drama, hoping to take a scholarship in music. But I ended up as an acting student, so I’ve stuck with that for the last 50 odd years. Anthony Hopkins

In certain moments of our lives we get little signals, little flashes that say ‘it’s yours if you want it. Anthony Hopkins

I wouldn’t use the word ‘scared’ for my role as Hitchcock, but it was my most insecure. Taking on such a formidable, giant personality such as Hitchcock; he was one of the great geniuses of world cinema. Sheer genius. Anthony Hopkins

There is no shortcut to happiness, you have to live your life. Anthony Hopkins.

I do admire Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen, but I’m a philistine. I like the good life too much; I’m not good at going on stage night after night and on wet Wednesday afternoons. Anthony Hopkins

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