The best Quotes by Ian Mckellen

The best Quotes by Ian Mckellen

Sir Ian Murray McKellen (born 25 May 1939) is an English actor. With a career spanning more than six decades, he is noted for his roles on the screen and stage in genres ranging from Shakespearean dramas and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He has earned five Olivier Awards for his roles in Pillars of the Community (1977), The Alchemist (1978), Bent (1979), Wild Honey (1984), and Richard III (1995). Many people know him for portraying Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings movies.

Until I came out, my acting was all about disguise, and thereafter it became about telling the truth.
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Establishing the rights for gay people to be married would cost the Australian government nothing financially and would gain for you worldwide respect from people like us and, of course, would change lives enormously - the lives of gay people and of their friends and of their families and therefore of Australia as a whole.
Every anti-gay remark from the Church gives the thug a license to be cruel.
I tend to discourage people from calling me 'Sir Ian,' because I don't like being separated out from the rest of the population. Of course, it can be useful if you're writing an official letter, like trying to get a visa or something passed through Parliament. They're impressed by these things.
Try and understand what part you have to play in the world in which you live. There's more to life than you know and it's all happening out there. Discover what part you can play and then go for it.

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Do you know who you are? You're the only person on this planet who makes me feel that I'm not alone.
Betty McLeish in The Good Liar
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In just a blink, your life is changed forever.
Roy Courtnay in The Good Liar
Steven: "Seems like you've had quite a past, Roy."
Roy Courtnay: "Enough to last several lifetimes."
Roy Courtnay in The Good Liar
Betty McLeish: "So tell me, have you done this a lot? Met people on the computer service? Don't you find it's always the same?"
Roy Courtnay: "You mean the anticipation, followed by the letdown?"
Roy Courtnay in The Good Liar
Vincent: "How much do you think she's worth?"
Roy Courtnay: "Nearly three million pounds."
Vincent: "Are you going to take the lot?"
Roy Courtnay: "You bloody bet I'm going to take it all."
Roy Courtnay in The Good Liar
True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.
Gandalf in The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
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So do all who live to see such times; but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
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Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.
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Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you.
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And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
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I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.
Gandalf in The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
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Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage.
Gandalf in The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
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Death is just another path. One that we all must take.
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Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
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There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes.
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You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say!
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Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
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When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Where words are scarse, they are seldome spent in vaine.
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I am not gay. Although I wish I were, just to piss off homophobes.
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For the soul, laughing is what oxygen is for the lungs.
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It's not about the absence of fear. It's overcoming it.
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If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
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My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me.
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My father always said, "Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf" - so I make sure I read.
We think too much and feel too little.
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If one does not attach himself to people and desires, never shall his heart be broken. But then, does he ever truly live?
One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
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I'm much more proud of being a father than being an actor.
I dream of a day where I walk down the street and hear people talk about Morality, Sustainibility and Philoshophy instead of the Kardashians.
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It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
I never thought I'd see in my life a black candidate running for President.

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