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When the ship goes down, the waves very quickly roll over the top of it, and attention shifts elsewhere. It’s just the natural order of…
One of the principal goals in my life has been to avoid embarrassing my children by doing the job I do. I hope I’ve managed…
I think maybe even one of the reasons I became an actor was actually to hide. I mean, it sounds paradoxical because, of course, people…
I don’t think of myself as funny. I think of myself as rather grave, actually. And I’m suspicious of fun. I never quite know what…
I don’t really understand why everybody doesn’t want to direct. It’s an absolutely fascinating combination of skills required and puzzles set on every possible level,…
I didn’t realize House would be the central character, more the bitter comic relief appearing occasionally. I relish his wounded nature – the lameness, the…
I couldn’t imagine what Fox thought they were doing, contemplating such a jagged protagonist for a prime-time drama. I only knew that I wanted the…
I admit I can’t shake the idea that there is virtue in suffering, that there is a sort of psychic economy, whereby if you embrace…
The great trap for non-American actors trying to play Americans, I think, is to start thinking of American-ness as a characteristic. It isn’t. It is…
Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It’s about whether or…
The glory of American television is Dennis Franz.
I hate menus, I hate choosing food. I just want to be brought. Bring me dinner!
I don’t like the act of talking; it makes me slightly light-headed.
To be a head boy, you have to be very clever, you have to be a scholar, and I was never a scholar in any…
I’ve never been clever with money. I will buy anything at the top of the market.
You hope that your teenage self would like and forgive your 50-year-old self.
Some people are drawn naturally – there are natural guitarists, and there are natural piano players, and I think guitar implies travel, a sort of…
I was too shy, I think, to sing publicly. It takes a particular kind of person. And when I was young, I was not that…
I really do believe the camera steals the soul. But that may be because I’m worried about my soul. I don’t have much of a…
I feel when acting, I am sometimes overly self-conscious; I think, ‘Going, no, don’t, put your eyebrow back where it was and, you know, turn…
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