Talk:Jeremy Irons

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  • Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up.
  • As you get older, you look back and try to make sense of the sort of person you have become. And I think the most important thing that happened in my childhood was the first night I went to boarding school at the age of seven. I remember that night, and the loneliness. Also, my parents' marriage broke up when I was 15. But I think it was that first night at seven years old when I felt something had broken, and I've spent my life trying to get back to that feeling of home. It's the same sense of family that you find in the theater and movies. In fact, I'm hoping to make a film about that very subject - the need for home. You don't really have a home until you have children. And that home is created by the children.
  • If we have to pay taxes [for Emmy gift bags], so be it. But don't spend it on bombs, for Christ's sake.
  • No, I don't believe in hard work. If something is hard, leave it. Let it come to you. Let it happen.
  • We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.
  • [When asked by an interviewer about why he accepted his role in Dungeons & Dragons] Are you kidding? I'd just bought a castle, I had to pay for it somehow!