66 Total Quotes

Ralph Fiennes Quotes

I'm interested in the spirits of people. In the theater, there's the acting part of acting -- and I'm not saying that can't be great -- and there's the essence. To explore that essence, you need a key, a look, a gesture, an insight that unlocks the person's soul.
Ralph Fiennes
#Acting And Actors

[Is a fiction film particularly well equipped to do the kind of work we usually associate with investigative or advocacy journalism?] No, I don't think it can be, especially if it has to serve a dramatic narrative, ... Everyone asks questions about the polemical side of the film, but for me it's also about a relationship between two people, their openness with each other, or their decision as a couple not to share, thinking they're respecting each other's privacy. People don't always tell each other what they need to know—not because they've got anything to hide, like a love affair, but because they don't want to invade. Our ability to be honest with each other, to say, I want this or I don't want that, it's all a distant cousin of what happens on the level of social policy, and it's who we are, isn't it? Politics starts in the bedroom.
Ralph Fiennes
#Fiction

The patience, the tenacity of the gardener for me, it's the spirit of Tessa.
Ralph Fiennes
#Patience

Yes, it's depressing when there's a lack of clean water and sanitation, ... But here are people living lives of vitality. I only felt welcomed.
Ralph Fiennes
#Living

I'm an avid reader of magazines like The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books , ... Sometimes they have articles about what big corporations are up to.
Ralph Fiennes
#Books And Reading

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

I'm interested in the spirits of people,
Ralph Fiennes
#People

It shows the kind of man he is. To allow any emotion would be unseemly for him,
Ralph Fiennes
#Emotions

What I liked about the story is that it throws up all these questions. The movie teases the audience. 'Is she having an affair?'
Ralph Fiennes
#Audience

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
#British Actor

You feel yourself working to show something. I've learned to distrust that feeling.
Ralph Fiennes
#British Actor #Distrust

I don't think I can be a spokesperson about the problems (concerning the pharmaceutical industry), but the key area of concern is accessibility of drugs, especially for malaria, HIV and tuberculosis. The drugs exist but are they getting to the people that need them?
Ralph Fiennes
#Problems

Fernando has a particular shooting style, ... which you might call guerrilla or documentary. He wants to avoid anything that smacks of a camera setup. It's as if the street informs the camera.
Ralph Fiennes
#Style

Daniel had to put up with a lot from me. Here's a boy who's tied up with a man pushing his finger into the wound on his head, laughing and delighting in the pain he's causing. He had to act as though he was in agony and terror without having many words to say. I was full of admiration for him.
Ralph Fiennes
#Man

There are moments when anger spits out of him at Harry and other moments when he can be almost pleasant. You never quite know what he's going to do. People are incredibly scary when they're charming but you suspect they might suddenly do something very violent. If you sit across the table from someone who offers you a glass of wine and a present, but you know that he stabbed his wife to death, it's quite unnerving.
Ralph Fiennes
#Anger

H. Potter & Goblet of Fire
Ralph Fiennes
#Fire

They made his exterior very simple so you can see the evil inside,
Ralph Fiennes
#Evil

I'm sure acting is a deeply neurotic thing to do.
Ralph Fiennes
#British Actor #Acting And Actors

he says at the end of a flood of interviews. ''I hate this word. I don't see them as tortured. I see them as people. I suppose I'm drawn to the chance to show the complexity at the center of the drama.
Ralph Fiennes
#Hate

But that's why we have marketing and why I'm talking to people like you,
Ralph Fiennes
#Marketing

Justin's journey traces not only what Tessa was investigating; he's also playing detective about their relationship. This man rediscovers and re-assesses his own relationship with his wife. It's a wonderful part, because he goes from being a reticent nice guy to being someone who is forced to confront some pretty tough truths about the world. I hope that the audience sees him as a kind of 'everyman.'
Ralph Fiennes
#Journey

We were in real places, with real people. That is Fernando's gift,
Ralph Fiennes
#People

We were in real places, with real people. That is Fernando's gift, ... The Kenyan background is like an extra character, an active pulse within the drama.
Ralph Fiennes
#Character

Justin's journey traces not only what Tessa was investigating, he's also playing detective about their relationship,
Ralph Fiennes
#Journey

Any idealistic activity outside of my work is something confined to a few field trips with UNICEF in Uganda,
Ralph Fiennes
#Work

HP & Goblet of Fire
Ralph Fiennes
#Fire

We were in real places, with real people. That is Fernando's gift.
Ralph Fiennes
#People

We were in real places, with real people. That is Fernando's gift. The Kenyan background is like an extra character, an active pulse within the drama.
Ralph Fiennes
#Character