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35 Inspirational Anthony Hopkins Quotes On Success

Last Updated Sept 2023

35 Inspirational Anthony Hopkins Quotes On Success

Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. Hopkins has also won three BAFTAs, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre. In 1968, he achieved renown, playing Richard the Lionheart in The Lion in Winter. In the mid-1970s, Richard Attenborough, who would direct five Hopkins films, called him ‘the greatest actor of his generation’. Hopkins portrayed Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel Hannibal, and the prequel Red Dragon. Hopkins was nominated for three other Academy Awards for the films, The Remains of the Day, Nixon, and Amistad. He has stared in many other notable films and television series such as The Mask Of Zorro, Thor, and Westworld. May these Anthony Hopkins Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.” Anthony Hopkins

2. “I do admire Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen, but I’m a philistine. I like the good life too much; I’m not good at going on stage night after night and on wet Wednesday afternoons.” Anthony Hopkins

3. “Beware the tyranny of the weak. They just suck you dry.” Anthony Hopkins

4. “Acting is just a process of relaxation, actually. Knowing the text so well and trusting that the instinct and the subconscious mind, whatever you want to call it, is going to take over.” Anthony Hopkins

5. “We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.” Anthony Hopkins

6. “I’ve got no need to prove to myself that I can do Shakespeare. I’ve done it.” Anthony Hopkins

7. “I have a punishing workout regimen. Every day I do 3 minutes on a treadmill, then I lie down.” Anthony Hopkins

8. “I’ve got a great sense of humor.” Anthony Hopkins

9. “If I spent all my time criticizing myself, I wouldn’t be able to function. There are actors who theorize till the cows come home. I haven’t the patience for them. It’s maybe shallow, but that’s why I’ll never be part of the acting set.” Anthony Hopkins

10. “I’m fascinated by the fact that we can’t grasp anything about time.” Anthony Hopkins

11 “I just wanted to be a composer; I became an actor by default, really. I got a scholarship to a college of music and drama, hoping to take a scholarship in music. But I ended up as an acting student, so I’ve stuck with that for the last 50-odd years.” Anthony Hopkins

12. “Today is the tomorrow I was worried about yesterday.” Anthony Hopkins

13. “I’m interested in the dream and subconscious mind, the peculiar dream-like quality of our lives, sometime nightmare quality of our lives.” Anthony Hopkins

14. “I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense. I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.” Anthony Hopkins

15. “And I love a scary movie. It makes your toes curl and it’s not you going through it.” Anthony Hopkins

16. “I don’t know what acting is, but I enjoy it.” Anthony Hopkins

17. “I’m always cast in these strange men, that’s not me, really.” Anthony Hopkins

18. “Oh yes. I’m an actor, so I just learn my lines, and show up and do it. I gave it a little bit of thought.” Anthony Hopkins

19. “I know that the arts are important. I’m not denying that, but I can’t associate myself with all the claptrap that goes on around it.” Anthony Hopkins

20. “Keep low expectations and life gets pretty good.” Anthony Hopkins

21. “This industry has been really good to me. It’s been a great life. I’m not through yet.” Anthony Hopkins

22. “I’ve been composing music all my life and if I’d been clever enough at school, I would like to have gone to music college.” Anthony Hopkins

23. “A conductor can’t be too arrogant with an orchestra and try to impose himself too much.” Anthony Hopkins

24. “We all dream. We dream vividly, depending on our nature. Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we’re atheist.” Anthony Hopkins

25. “Relish everything that’s inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light, and everything. And that makes for a full life.” Anthony Hopkins

26. “I don’t believe in nepotism. I don’t much like the idea of parents who interfere.” Anthony Hopkins

27. “I know that some actors and directors like to have intensity on set. I don’t, particularly. Certainly, if they want that, that’s fine, but I can’t work like that.” Anthony Hopkins

28. “My life turned out to be beyond my greatest dreams.” Anthony Hopkins

29. “I’m one of the slowest drivers on the road. I mosey along. If you’re doing anything too fast, including living life too fast, that creates sudden death. If I have to be somewhere on time, I make sure I leave early enough.” Anthony Hopkins

30. “Guilt is the thief of life.” Anthony Hopkins

31. “I was bullied as a boy – lots of kids are, but hopefully most of us get on with our lives and grow up.” Anthony Hopkins

32. “I can’t stand directors who try to micro-manage everything. When it happens these days, I just walk off set, saying if they don’t like the way I’m doing it they can get someone else.” Anthony Hopkins

33. “People don’t always tell you what they are thinking. They just see to it that you don’t advance in life.” Anthony Hopkins

34. Life’s too short to deal with other people’s insecurities.” Anthony Hopkins

35. “There is no shortcut to happiness, you have to live your life.” Anthony Hopkins

I hope you enjoyed these Anthony Hopkins Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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