Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Pierce Brosnan Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I’ve been accused of my publicist of being too confessional… it’s probably my Celtic upbringing.
With such riches as I have in life, you’re always nervous. Being Irish, you’re waiting for something to knock it sideways.
A man becomes what he dreams. And I dreamed of being in the movies. I was brought up on Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, and Cary Grant.
There’s a wonderful stable of directors I’ve worked with, and work I’ve done that has dignity and meaningfulness.
The Danish filmmakers are a unique breed of filmmakers, with the Dogme films and Lars von Trier.
I was trained as an actor and taught to believe at a very young age that I could be anything and do anything, and then you find yourself painted into a corner by your own image or persona.
Oh, humiliation is poisonous. It’s one of the deepest pains of being human.
I was lucky enough to make four Bond films. It finished in rather shambolic fashion, but I have no bitterness, no resentment.
I’m an actor first and foremost. My producing credentials are just to say, ‘Yeah, I love this story and now let’s bring the people, the ensemble together,’ and I get out of the way. I have no desire to check on schedules and shooting schedules and money and stuff like that.
If I hadn’t been an actor, I probably would have been a social worker.
It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you’d have these stupid one-liners – which I loathed – and I always felt phony doing them.
We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? – a world without whales. It’s too terrible to imagine.
I use so much of myself in everything I do. I think every actor does because you have no one else to go to but yourself and your own imagination.
Actors have an innate sense of self and humanity, the good ones do, and of being generous of heart and generous of spirit.
I love the intimacy and the passion and the danger that go into independent filmmaking. Because it comes out of a creative necessity. It comes from people who really want to make a movie and want to make a difference and want to grab an audience by the gullet and show them something different.
I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman. But I just couldn’t really take it seriously; any man who wears his underpants outside his pants just cannot be taken seriously.
There was a beautiful church where I lived in Navan, taught by the Christian brothers: fierce, angry men, repressed.
I love color. When I paint, I use a lot of color. I love art that has a vibrancy of color and compositions. I adore the Impressionists, and I’m influenced strongly by them as a self-taught artist.
Love cannot burn constantly.
The spy genre is something which, as a fan of movies, a movie geek myself, I just love that cinematic joy that they bring.
I have had a singing teacher in L.A. for many, many years just to work on my voice as an actor.
Action films can be like watching paint dry. You can just die in the trailer waiting for them to set up a shot, then you go out for a few minutes or an hour of endurance testing.
I love New York City. The energy, the theatre, the art, the food, the people, the parks and streets. But I could say the same of London or Paris, too.
He’s a fantastic actor, Kelsey Grammer. You don’t have that kind of career without having a talent, without having something to say and to give to an audience.
When I got the invitation to be part of ‘The Ghost’ or ‘The Ghost Writer,’ as it’s now known, from Mr. Roman Polanski, my interest level was very piqued. I was very excited and pleased to get such an offer from Mr. Roman Polanski.
I’d been brought up on… American TV: ‘Lou Grant,’ ‘Starsky & Hutch;’ ‘Gilligan’s Island.’
I am the actor that I am. I do what I do. I’ve been a ‘leading man’ playing romantic leads for a long time now.
Susanne Bier’s work I’ve always really enjoyed. She’s just such a great filmmaker; she’s very cool and very sexy – that always helps, too.
I have said to my agents, ‘I want to work. I want to play character roles.’
I paint landscapes, figuratives. I painted all my life. In fact, I started as a commercial artist.
My wife loves Roger Moore.
Clive Owen would be a fantastic James Bond. Any man who does it will have to weigh his odds – whether he can get in and get out.
It’s good to like yourself, and that only comes from hard work, from doing. But vanity is dangerous; it can trip you badly.
Once I found acting and found that I could get away with it and make a living out of it, I was thrilled.
My family is my sanctuary.
Someone like Roman Polanski comes with a lifetime of achievement, cinematically.
Being some country lad from the banks of the River Boyne, I never wanted to be wealthy. I was driven by artistic intention.
I like dressing in all seasons. Every season has its own character and charm.
I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve worked since I left drama school in 1976.
You always bump into politics in life, and as a man, I’m party to a number of environmental issues that concern me first and foremost, as a man, as a father.
I love the finer things.
The scripts don’t come pouring in; I have to fight for every part.
I’ve had my face sliced open one day. Stunt man went one way, and I went the same way and had a few stitches.
Fame is like a big piece of meringue – it’s beautiful, and you keep eating it, but it doesn’t really fill you up.
You get tangled up in your own ego of how you’re perceived. You can lose your way.
Indian cinema is entertaining, and what I love most about it is the songs and dances in the films.
That’s it. I’ve said all I’ve got to say on the world of James Bond.
I love ‘Maxim,’ actually. It’s very cool.
There’s always been product placement in Bond movies.
I always see myself as a character actor, but Remington Steele was me. I gave up on trying to be any character. I just put myself as me in this world of Remington Steele and the grand pretender.
If I knew I could never come back to Ireland, to England, I think I’d fall off the tree.
My mother gave me boxing gloves; I wanted boxing gloves. I liked to box. So I still have them. They’re still in my bookcase, very old, tattered, and they were cherished.
I’ve been a married man most of my life; that’s the way I like it.
There are a lot of funny things that happen in one’s life.
Being a father is a huge responsibility but a satisfying one.
I was aware that I was not getting the good acting roles because I was either too handsome, too pretty or whatever. I was being judged in ways that left me nowhere to go. You have to be patient.
I found a great woman in Keely Shaye. Not if I searched a million times over would I find one as good.
Love is hard.
I’d my own insecurities while portraying the role of James Bond.
Cancer is a very sad thing, but you can always take something from every experience.
You’re always going to have to prove yourself, because acting is such a capricious game.
I hold Bond dear to my heart. I’ve traveled the world as an ambassador for that character, and I had a bloody great time doing it.
I’m not a politician or political animal.
God has been good to me. My faith has been good to me in the moments of deepest suffering, doubt and fear.
I know what it’s like to be famous. It’s good money and it’s great fun. A real kick in the pants. People wave at you and smile at you. You get great tables in restaurants. They send you gifts – beautiful clothes and cars.
People should be allowed to marry, and gay marriage should be out there. If a man or a woman has a good partner and they love each other with their heart and soul, let them marry. I am very much for gay marriage.
I went to a Radiohead concert with Mr. Aaron Paul and became instantly hip. He’s a great tweeter and took a photograph of the two of us. He said, ‘Man, look at this! We’ve already got 800 hits in five minutes!’ So this old dog became hip.
Dark comedy is very difficult. You have to bring the audience in and push them away at the same time.
I think if Roman Polanski had asked me to do the phone book, I would have said, ‘Yes.’
When you go through a long illness, certainly one of cancer, there’s a certain release from it and relief that it has come to an end, because the suffering can be unbearable, as opposed to an abrupt stop to life when they go out the door and there’s a loved one who never comes home because of some accident.
Some people have a tendency to get knocked down in this business and sulk and whine, and they just create a rod for their back, really. You have to have broad shoulders and get through it.
If I got into a fight in a bar, I’d miss the dude by miles. I wouldn’t know how to connect. It would be a comedy.
Being an actor in Hollywood involves lots of things beyond acting. Charm really helps.
Daniel Craig is brilliant as Bond: there is no question about that. But it’s a different Bond. It’s the cross pollination of ‘The Bourne Identity’ and ‘James Bond;’ that kind of style of filmmaking.
Barbara Broccoli was a great friend of my late wife’s and continues to be someone who is very gracious with me, my family, and our life.
As I’ve gotten older and I’ve watched people in productions, I go to the theater when I go back to London and see friends in Broadway, I think maybe there might come a time here to get back up there and prove oneself. It’s just an itch; it’s a nagging itch to go back there.
I’m a journeyman actor.
The forties are very cool and very pastoral. The fifties look like they’re pastoral, and then you get a bit more turbulence.
Being a widower is not that groovy when you lose someone you really love, and you have to go out and date again.
For me, acting is doing.
I realise how precious life is, probably because I’ve seen how it can be taken away.
In 1981, I borrowed 2,000 pounds – a lot of money back then – paid 50 quid for a seat, packed my own sandwich, and hopped on a plane to America. It was a mighty leap, but one that paid off. A week later, I got a job called ‘Remington Steele.’
Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to discover characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely.
I’m very confident that Nick Hornby always gets it right as a writer. He has the vernacular and passion. He is adroit and dry, and balances humor with the humanity of life.
Movies are somewhat diminished by blockbusters, which are great, but there’s not enough choice.
I think Indian women are very beautiful. They have a sense of elegance and innocence.
I ride horses, I love horses, I’ve owned horses.
Intrinsically, I’m the same person I was as a young lad, and I think I still have the optimism of life, still the same wants and desires to be good and great about what I do.
I always keep thinking, ‘The next role – that’s going to be the one that’s really going to define me and show them all. I’ll transform and disappear, and it will be a revelation.’
This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don’t know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful.
Cancer is the most pernicious, insidious, disgusting disease of life.
I can still run in a straight line, and I can still throw a punch.
I thought ‘Moulin Rouge’ was inspirational, and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ I loved.
There’s nothing like working with the best actors possible, and if you have a piece of material like, ‘Long Way Down’ or ‘Love Punch,’ which allows you to play, then it’s just a joy to go to work.
I like playing thieves.
I always wanted to do a Western.
Turning 60 had an impact on my heart and soul, I must say, because you’re dealing with time: past, present, and future. You suddenly realize you’ve come down the road quite a ways.
Dealing with death is there forever, really, you know, because we all have to face it.
I will forever be a Bond. It’s a small group of men who’ve made this role. Someone said, More men have walked on the moon than have played James Bond.’