Daniel Craig quotes

Born
2 March 1968, Chester, Cheshire, England.

Occupation
Actor.

Daniel Craig is an English actor. Craig achieved international fame when chosen as the sixth actor to play the role of Ian Fleming‘s British secret agent character James Bond in the film series, taking over from Pierce Brosnan in 2005.

I’m a really bad liar.
– Daniel Craig

I don’t say: ‘can’t do that’, ‘won’t do that’. I’ve never thought in that way about work.
– Daniel Craig

I just wanted to play a cowboy for a long time.
– Daniel Craig

There’s always going to be someone with a bigger toy than yours.
– Daniel Craig

When you’re making movies you’ve got to get obsessive.
– Daniel Craig

He knows that you have ability and what he does is he manipulates it and sort of empowers you.
– Daniel Craig

I stopped worrying about being desired a long time ago.
– Daniel Craig

There’s a conscious decision to everything I do.
– Daniel Craig

Even the worst Bond movies, there’s something to love about them.
– Daniel Craig

Good scripts are hard to find.
– Daniel Craig

I’ve always reverted to a sense of childhood, just in everyday life.
– Daniel Craig

I know in my life there’s stuff that will come back because I haven’t dealt with it, and it’s the same with everybody.
– Daniel Craig

You get used to the rejection and you don’t take it personally.
– Daniel Craig

Revenge doesn’t stop.
– Daniel Craig

You’ve got to live your life, you’ve got to enjoy it.
– Daniel Craig

Anybody can leap off a building.
– Daniel Craig

There’s no real side to be on because I think it was a mess.
– Daniel Craig

My family and friends treat me as they always have.
– Daniel Craig

Things need shaking up politically, culturally.
– Daniel Craig

I’ve always retained my privacy, but now I protect it even more.
– Daniel Craig

I’ve always loved to dress up a bit and show off.
– Daniel Craig

It’s a Tim sandwich. The meat is fresh, but the bread is moldy.
– Daniel Craig

I can’t go to war with paparazzi.
– Daniel Craig

I have never played a role in which someone’s dark side shouldn’t be explored.
– Daniel Craig

I’ve never really had a desire to do Shakespeare. For me, it’s just too many lines.
– Daniel Craig

I guess you could say I’ve been in my share of violent movies.
– Daniel Craig

Sometimes shooting on a smaller scale, as long as things don’t blow out of proportion, is very liberating.
– Daniel Craig

I’m potentially worth a lot of money, but I’ve got to go and make something that’s worth a lot of money.
– Daniel Craig

Being on your own would be sad, sick and weird. I don’t trust myself. I need that balance.
– Daniel Craig

I take my work seriously.
– Daniel Craig

A secret is a secret in my mind.
– Daniel Craig

You’re creating new things in movies and people are going to steal them.
– Daniel Craig

I’m not trying to be macho, I promise you.
– Daniel Craig

Intimate scenes on a movie set are just dry, bizarre things; people standing around.
– Daniel Craig

I find it very easy playing Bond. I think he’s hilarious. He gets himself into some extraordinarily funny situations.
– Daniel Craig

The idea of regretting not doing this seemed insane to me. Sitting in the corner at a bar at age 60, saying: ‘I could’ve been Bond. Buy me a drink.’ That’s the saddest place I could be. At least now at 60 I can say: ‘I was Bond. Now buy me a drink.’
– Daniel Craig

I’ve done a lot of things in my life.
– Daniel Craig

I have to be myself.
– Daniel Craig

I’m obsessive enough about getting fit, it’s ridiculous. I’m 40 now, and I’ve got to stop doing it soon. I have to start getting fat and old!
– Daniel Craig

I know what I like in other actors: truth. That’s the best. It makes you say, ‘OK, I’ll go with you on this.’
– Daniel Craig

There’s more than one way to sense violence.
– Daniel Craig

I had to have shoulder reconstruction.
– Daniel Craig

I think there’s a lot to be said for keeping your own counsel.
– Daniel Craig

It’s a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don’t come along very often so I thought, ‘Why not?’
– Daniel Craig

Look, I’m in love. I’m very happy.
– Daniel Craig

Any voices or fantasies, he lives with. Those are his everyday life things.
– Daniel Craig

The subject matter is very tricky. It’s about the Munich massacre and what Mossad did afterwards with the assassination squads. I think it’s a turning point in history, especially for the Palestinians.
– Daniel Craig

When you read a novel, your own imagery is the most important. It’s what makes reading such a wonderful thing.
– Daniel Craig

Sexiness, particularly in movies, is the chess game in the ‘Thomas Crown Affair’. It’s, it’s, I don’t know, but Faye Dunaway comes up a lot in that thinking. It’s the subtlety of sexiness. The moment you try to be sexy, then it’s not.
– Daniel Craig

I’m definitely not satisfied about my career. I don’t know how you can be, it’s the very nature of things.
– Daniel Craig

I know it’s surprising, but there is a generation of people who haven’t seen a Bond movie. They have no idea what it is. I want to entertain them as much as anyone else.
– Daniel Craig

If I wanted to make spy movies for the rest of my life, that would be one thing, but I don’t want to just make spy movies.
– Daniel Craig

I’ve got to be high class… Which is sad, because I like bars.
– Daniel Craig

The bad reviews get to me, believe me.
– Daniel Craig

There’s a passion about this because people take it very close to their hearts and they have grown up with James Bond – and so have I. But I was being criticized before I had presented anything, so it was name calling.
– Daniel Craig

At some point, life starts to pass you by and becomes about avoidance. I want to stay clear from that situation, because I don’t like that.
– Daniel Craig

The genuine truth, and I do think about this a lot, is that I’m one of the least competitive people you’ll ever meet. Except with myself.
– Daniel Craig

I just think that the collective experience of going to see a film is something you can’t recreate.
– Daniel Craig