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Daniel Craig quotes: Bond’s best content.

“If we aim for the stars, we might hit the treetops.”

“Don’t be rubbish!  Embrace it.  Some clichéd line like that.  But no, just make sure you’re great.  You’ve got to step up.  You’ve got to push yourself as far as you can.  It’s worth it.”

“You can’t put a price on integrity.”

“Every day has an intensity to it.  Try to make the best of it.”

“My own role models are people who have a moral compass.  People who have the courage of their convictions: great journalists, writers, artists.  You know, one of the greatest problems we face today is people’s self-awareness.  It’s all about ‘Who am I?’ instead of ‘What am I doing?'”

“When I was growing up, it was all about work and what we produced.  Being self-aware is the enemy of all creativity.  Because as soon as you start thinking about yourself and only yourself, you stop creating.  That’s when your ego takes over.  All great artists, from Picasso to Francis Bacon, have their own strong convictions and stick to them throughout their life.  Neither of those two gave a f*ck what you thought of their work.  They said, ‘This is what I do.’  I admire that, as it takes real strength.”

“Don’t confuse role models with heroes.  My heroes are my grandfathers.  They fought in the Second World War.  They hated talking about what was a terrible time.”

“Competition is so important, even when you’re an artist.  And if you deny that there’s competition, then you’re a liar.  That’s what gives you ambition.”

“I have to do this on my own because if I don’t, then how do I say, ‘This is mine?’  If I don’t, someone’s going to go, ‘I possess that.’  But actually nobody possesses what I’m doing.  What I do is mine.”

“I could start using this to make something happen for somebody else, or I could use it to make something happen for me.  The former is more rewarding.  You get into a situation where you can say, ‘Hell, we can make this happen.  I’ve always believed in your talent.'”

“As long as the work’s getting done, then it doesn’t matter how crazy people are.  If someone’s good at their job, then there’s room for craziness, and it can even be helpful.”

“The art of good business is being a good middleman.  Putting people together.”

“The people I admire are the ones who allow the people around them to do their job.  The most successful people I’ve met in my life are the ones who’ve had the ability to encourage and get the best out of people.”

“if you stick with feelings and emotions, you’re in safer territory.”

“My favorite part is the creative process and I get the chance to work with some incredibly talented people.”

“Arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand-in-hand.”

“I take my work seriously.  There’s a conscious decision to everything I do.”

“It’s a huge challenge, a huge responsibility.  Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history.  These opportunities don’t come along very often so I thought, ‘Why not?'”

“People are always saying to me, ‘You must have dreamed of playing James Bond when you were a kid.’  The answer is no.  I never did.  I dreamed of being all sorts of other things—Superman, Spider-Man, the Invisible Man, even a good old-fashioned cowboy.”

“The idea of regretting not doing this seemed insane to me.  Sitting in the corner at a bar at age 60, saying: ‘I could’ve been Bond.  Buy me a drink.’  That’s the saddest place I could be.  At least now at 60 I can say: ‘I was Bond.  Now buy me a drink.'”

“I’ve been lucky enough to land one of the best roles in movies.  There’s been no downside to playing Bond.”

“All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we’ve left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better.  Make it better, that’s all.”

“There is no other job like it… and if I were to stop doing it, just saying, I would miss it terribly.  I love this job, I get a massive kick out of it.  And if I can keep getting a kick out of it, I will.”

“I act because I love it, not because I want to be a movie star.  I just get on with my job.”

“I know that how Bond wears a suit and walks into a room is important.  But as an actor, I don’t want to give a f*ck about what I look like!  So I have to play with both things.”

“I’m not very cool.  I’m not the coolest human being.  I wish I was, but I’m not.  And I don’t pretend to be cool.  But playing James Bond, you have to be cool, and what the hell is cool?  You could write a dissertation on it!”

“I am not a character.  I’m a human-f*cking-being.”

“I got rid of my desire to make it a long time ago.  I actually have just enjoyed working.  I’ve always felt that when you’re only trying to strive to be successful, and you’re always worried about the grass being greener somewhere else, then you’ve failed.  I’ve simply enjoyed the experience of working with people more than anything else, and that’s where I’ve put all my energy.  Of course, I had a desire to be successful, too, but when I first started acting, all I wanted to do was pay the rent.  I counted achieving that as the biggest success.”

“When you finish a job, you say goodbye to each other, and you give each other a big hug, and you go, ‘I’ll see you on the next one.’  Because everybody’s got a life, and you realize you’ve got to go back to that life.”

“At some point, life starts to pass you by and becomes about avoidance.  I want to stay clear from that situation, because I don’t like that.”

“I don’t say ‘can’t do that,’ ‘won’t do that.’  I’ve never thought in that way about work.”

“I’m pretty sure I can play just about anything.  Yeah.  I’m pretty sure I can, or at least I can make a f*cking good fist of it.”

“It’s not like I was trying to be sexy but I had to get fit because I had to be able to do stunts.  Also I wanted that, if Bond took his clothes off, he looked like a man who did what he did, which was kill people for a living.  I thought the only way to do that was to work out and get fit and buff and get physically into shape.”

“I always wanted to make movies.”

“I genuinely believe that if you want to get in the film business, get in the film business.”

“I take stuff because I’m inspired by it.”

“I’ve always reverted to a sense of childhood, just in everyday life.”

“There’s always going to be someone with a bigger toy than yours.”

“When you read a novel, your own imagery is the most important.  It’s what makes reading such a wonderful thing.”

“Being on your own would be sad, sick and weird.  I don’t trust myself.  I need that balance.”

“I think finding the right person and being with the right person is probably the answer to most things.”

“You need to impress me, outwit me, compete with me?  Go ahead, knock yourself out, I have no problem with that at all.”

“I guess when one’s young, it seems very easy to distinguish between right and wrong.  But as one gets older, it becomes more difficult.  The villains and the heroes get all mixed up.”

“Why is it that people who can’t take advice always insist on giving it?”

“I got through college.”

“I want people to treat me as normally as they can.  Anybody who doesn’t, I feel awkward with.”

“My family and friends treat me as they always have.”

“I’ve seen a lot in my life, and everybody goes down the dark, winding staircase eventually.  It’s a bad place to be and that’s why having good friends is always essential.  Those are the people who pull you out.”

“I know in my life there’s stuff that will come back because I haven’t dealt with it, and it’s the same with everybody.”

“I’m potentially worth a lot of money, but I’ve got to go and make something that’s worth a lot of money.”

“When I’m somewhere and it gets a bit tricky, I kind of have to duck away.  Shopping isn’t a problem, however.  I have people to do that for me now.  They bring me things.”

“I’ve done a lot of things in my life.”

“I have a life, and I’ve got to get on with it a bit, but we’ll see.”

“What I need right now is to stop working, relax and get back to normal life.  There’s nothing unusual about that.  It’s really horrible not seeing your family for weeks at a time.  There’s one thing I actually find more exciting than Bond at the moment: going home.”

“I tend to be more like, ‘Tomorrow is another day.'”

“Life is so f*cking good I can taste it in my spit.”

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