Christoph Waltz quotes

Born
4 October 1956, Vienna, Austria.

Occupation
Actor, director.

Christoph Waltz is a German-Austrian actor and director.

I think in Europe, movies are made like a commodity and then sold as art.
– Christoph Waltz

I’m very bad with improvisation. I hate it.
– Christoph Waltz

By looking into more details of American history, we can make more sense of what’s happening today.
– Christoph Waltz

As a motivation in itself, celebrity is foolhardy and stupid.
– Christoph Waltz

I only do what I like to do.
– Christoph Waltz

I’m open to working anywhere, but not on anything.
– Christoph Waltz

Something that is very special today might not be special tomorrow, but to hold it, to grasp it, to keep it, to make it special, to elevate it from the ordinary, that’s when you open up the champagne. To make it sparkle.
– Christoph Waltz

I used to hate exposure situations. What is generally referred to as ‘red carpet.’
– Christoph Waltz

Becoming an actor is like becoming a father. It’s not hard to become one. Making a life of it is the challenge.
– Christoph Waltz

Ten flashing lights are a nuisance but 500 are fantastic.
– Christoph Waltz

It’s easy to not feel misplaced if this tidal wave of appreciation is coming your way.
– Christoph Waltz

You can’t always do the extraordinary, in between you have to do the ordinary. Because if you didn’t, what would constitute the extraordinary?
– Christoph Waltz

I have always been so interested in film as a medium.
– Christoph Waltz

It took me a lot of times watching it that I started to appreciate ‘Pulp Fiction.’
– Christoph Waltz

My agent is the quickest, sharpest man on earth.
– Christoph Waltz

I am almost neurotically private myself. Because I think it’s an important distinction to make between privacy and public sphere.
– Christoph Waltz

You get hit over the knuckles enough, you don’t stick them out anymore.
– Christoph Waltz

You know, I don’t support esoteric approaches to acting.
– Christoph Waltz

There is one thing I do miss in L.A. I love autumn.
– Christoph Waltz

I take praise as not just a reward and a result but also as the beginning of a new process.
– Christoph Waltz

Europeans still believe that working is for living. Americans often have that the other way around.
– Christoph Waltz

Stephen Sondheim I am in awe of.
– Christoph Waltz

I’m not really all that familiar with comic book culture.
– Christoph Waltz

Well, you need the villain. If you don’t have a villain, the good guy can stay home.
– Christoph Waltz

You see, my version of why anyone would want to become an actor is that it’s some psychological fixation, something that happened in puberty that you didn’t outgrow in time, which is normal. Nevertheless, if you make it a profession, it can be really neurotic.
– Christoph Waltz

It’s a misconception that you don’t have seasons in southern California. They are just very subtle. The vegetation is very different. Plants react differently. You just have to be a little more observant.
– Christoph Waltz

I’m trying to be very aware of not repeating myself.
– Christoph Waltz

When a new book comes out or becomes accessible in whatever form, I get it and I read it.
– Christoph Waltz

There is no such thing as pure art. It’s a bourgeois conceit.
– Christoph Waltz