Ralph Fiennes quotes

Born
22 December 1962, Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

Occupation
Actor.

Ralph Fiennes is an English actor.

I don’t feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they’re extremely well informed.
– Ralph Fiennes

You’re meant to be playing the distillation of evil, which can be anything.
– Ralph Fiennes

I can’t go and shoot people in the back of the head because It’s a kids’ movie, which is actually quite a good test because you haven’t got the overt threat of a knife in the face.
– Ralph Fiennes

You dread that there will be real problems during filming.
– Ralph Fiennes

In the best material, you always should be able to somehow make a case for a story to be transposed to any other time.
– Ralph Fiennes

I was only interested in my scene, and I had to go through thousands and thousands of other scenes. I got my scene and I read it many, many, many, many, many times. That was my research.
– Ralph Fiennes

I like to keep fit, but I never lift very heavy weights.
– Ralph Fiennes

If I had a gun to my head and I had to choose between theater and film I’d choose theater.
– Ralph Fiennes

I have a lot of stuff I want to talk about and offer up. It would be odd not to have ideas about something.
– Ralph Fiennes

As an actor, there’s a bit of you that’s decided you want to be looked at and watched, but there’s a paradoxical bit that wants to run away.
– Ralph Fiennes

I have grown up loving Shakespeare.
– Ralph Fiennes

The sets were fantastic. The Harry Potter sets are brilliant. You do get transported for a second.
– Ralph Fiennes

You have to just dive over the edge. You haven’t got time to mess about.
– Ralph Fiennes

I veer away from trying to understand why I act. I just know I need to do it.
– Ralph Fiennes

I have no regrets.
– Ralph Fiennes

What moves me in art is how we question who we are as people.
– Ralph Fiennes

Most films are rooted in a book or a comic strip, but I don’t go out there saying I want to do adaptations.
– Ralph Fiennes

Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they’re tender. They have to be persistent.
– Ralph Fiennes

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.
– Ralph Fiennes

I admire the world of the books and the characters that she’s created, but I’m not an addict of Harry Potter. I don’t feel possessive about it.
– Ralph Fiennes

I couldn’t get as big as a bodybuilder. I tried to put on as much weight in the right places as I could. My weightlifting was impressive for me, but not for some of the guys I see down at the gym.
– Ralph Fiennes

It was just two energies between two people, you can’t prescribe that.
– Ralph Fiennes

I guess I’d love to be surprised by something I had never thought of.
– Ralph Fiennes

I’ve never felt fallow in the sense that there’s been no work.
– Ralph Fiennes

There’s a lot of people who feel there’s a tabloid journalist who had it coming.
– Ralph Fiennes

I don’t plan a career. That doesn’t work for me. I just have to go with my gut.
– Ralph Fiennes

We’d all like to believe that perhaps people could stop killing each other.
– Ralph Fiennes

Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real.
– Ralph Fiennes

I’m not very good at being domesticated. I’ve tried. The domestic life I find claustrophobic – the rituals and habits and patterns.
– Ralph Fiennes

I certainly gained a lot by reading about Shanghai.
– Ralph Fiennes

I’m sure acting is a deeply neurotic thing to do.
– Ralph Fiennes

I respond to a part just intuitively when I read a script.
– Ralph Fiennes

Going to the movies was a big event in my youth. My father would be the initiator – he’d have me put on a jacket to see a film.
– Ralph Fiennes