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79 Shareworthy Hugh Laurie Quotes

Famous As: Known for His Role Dr. Gregory House on the TV series ‘House’
Born On: June 11, 1959
Born In: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Age: 65 Years

Hugh Laurie is an English comedian, actor, musician, director, and author. He met comedian Stephen Fry while he was studying in the Cambridge University and the duo a formed a team, eventually coming to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s. Apart from doing comedy skits, Hugh also starred in many films, such as ‘101 Dalmatians’, ‘Stuart Little’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility.’ However, Hugh had his first major breakthrough in 2004 when he started playing the leading role in the series ‘House.’ after which he became a household name in the country and beyond. 10 times Emmy Award nominee Hugh has also released two music albums and has written books. We have compiled a list of best Hugh Laurie quotes on world, beauty, acting, films, women, people, and happiness taken from his books, skits, interviews and talk show stints.

It alarms me to think of all that I have read and how little of it has stayed with me.

It alarms me to think of all that I have read and how little of it has stayed with me.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
I never thought I'd end up living in Los Angeles while my children grew up in Britain, but here I am, and we are all making the best of it.

I never thought I'd end up living in Los Angeles while my children grew up in Britain, but here I am, and we are all making the best of it.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
The strange thing - and this is one of the advantages of being incredibly shallow and superficial - is that wherever I am, that's sort of home.

The strange thing - and this is one of the advantages of being incredibly shallow and superficial - is that wherever I am, that's sort of home.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
The first big stars, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, you know, these were gigantic stars. I even wonder sometimes whether all music actually comes from women, whether the first glimmering of music is a mother soothing a baby.

The first big stars, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, you know, these were gigantic stars. I even wonder sometimes whether all music actually comes from women, whether the first glimmering of music is a mother soothing a baby.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
Even the greatest poets, I think, cannot quite get to the places that music can get to in the human - I was gonna say mind, but it's actually the entire body. It somehow seems to infuse the entire body.

Even the greatest poets, I think, cannot quite get to the places that music can get to in the human - I was gonna say mind, but it's actually the entire body. It somehow seems to infuse the entire body.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
Muddy Waters, I suppose, was my first great hero. You know, every boy wants to be a guitar player, and Muddy Waters was just the king. He was the King Bee. He was it.

Muddy Waters, I suppose, was my first great hero. You know, every boy wants to be a guitar player, and Muddy Waters was just the king. He was the King Bee. He was it.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
I have always stuck up for Western medicine. You can chew all the celery you want, but without antibiotics, three quarters of us would not be here.

I have always stuck up for Western medicine. You can chew all the celery you want, but without antibiotics, three quarters of us would not be here.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
The financing of all TV shows is dictated by finding an audience between 18 and 49. I have now passed beyond 49, so probably, I am no longer a desirable commodity for TV. And I am at peace with that; that's fine.

The financing of all TV shows is dictated by finding an audience between 18 and 49. I have now passed beyond 49, so probably, I am no longer a desirable commodity for TV. And I am at peace with that; that's fine.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
In film, because you know where the ending is, characters can change, but in television, you substitute revelation for change, and that can be hard to pull off.

In film, because you know where the ending is, characters can change, but in television, you substitute revelation for change, and that can be hard to pull off.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
Girls are complicated. The instruction manual that comes with girls is 800 pages, with chapters 14, 19, 26 and 32 missing, and it's badly translated, hard to figure out.

Girls are complicated. The instruction manual that comes with girls is 800 pages, with chapters 14, 19, 26 and 32 missing, and it's badly translated, hard to figure out.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
They're very harsh people, the British: hard to impress, very tough on each other, but I rather like that. It's not that the British are more honest - you're just under no illusion with them.

They're very harsh people, the British: hard to impress, very tough on each other, but I rather like that. It's not that the British are more honest - you're just under no illusion with them.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
It doesn't rain at all in California. Once a month, a man drives through spraying Evian.

It doesn't rain at all in California. Once a month, a man drives through spraying Evian.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
Acting is largely about putting on masks, and music is about removing them.

Acting is largely about putting on masks, and music is about removing them.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
I wouldn't be able to act like Al Pacino or play the piano like Dr. John, But I could probably act better than Dr. John and play the piano better than Al Pacino.

I wouldn't be able to act like Al Pacino or play the piano like Dr. John, But I could probably act better than Dr. John and play the piano better than Al Pacino.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
The glory of American television is Dennis Franz.

The glory of American television is Dennis Franz.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
I've never been clever with money. I will buy anything at the top of the market.

I've never been clever with money. I will buy anything at the top of the market.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
I really do believe the camera steals the soul. But that may be because I'm worried about my soul. I don't have much of a soul to begin with; I can't afford to lose much.

I really do believe the camera steals the soul. But that may be because I'm worried about my soul. I don't have much of a soul to begin with; I can't afford to lose much.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
Piano was - well, all musical instruments were taught in this very rigid, formal, classical method when I was young.

Piano was - well, all musical instruments were taught in this very rigid, formal, classical method when I was young.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
When the ship goes down, the waves very quickly roll over the top of it, and attention shifts elsewhere. It's just the natural order of things in TV - in life - and is as it should be.

When the ship goes down, the waves very quickly roll over the top of it, and attention shifts elsewhere. It's just the natural order of things in TV - in life - and is as it should be.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
One great benefit of not being on TV every week is that people will be a lot less interested in what I have in my supermarket basket. I could even un-tint my car windows - or at least opt for a lighter shade.

One great benefit of not being on TV every week is that people will be a lot less interested in what I have in my supermarket basket. I could even un-tint my car windows - or at least opt for a lighter shade.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
I do actually like Los Angeles. Partly because I was told I wouldn't.

I do actually like Los Angeles. Partly because I was told I wouldn't.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
You hope that your teenage self would like and forgive your 50-year-old self.

You hope that your teenage self would like and forgive your 50-year-old self.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
Believe it or not, perhaps I don't show it much, or well, but I think I like people.

Believe it or not, perhaps I don't show it much, or well, but I think I like people.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
I just read an 800-page history of the Scottish Enlightenment and, honestly, I may as well just start it again now, because I cannot remember a single thing. I can barely remember where Scotland is.

I just read an 800-page history of the Scottish Enlightenment and, honestly, I may as well just start it again now, because I cannot remember a single thing. I can barely remember where Scotland is.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
I have resolved to pick one novel and just read it over and over again for the rest of my life, because I cannot remember anything anymore.

I have resolved to pick one novel and just read it over and over again for the rest of my life, because I cannot remember anything anymore.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
To be a head boy, you have to be very clever, you have to be a scholar, and I was never a scholar in any shape or form.

To be a head boy, you have to be very clever, you have to be a scholar, and I was never a scholar in any shape or form.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
Some people are drawn naturally - there are natural guitarists, and there are natural piano players, and I think guitar implies travel, a sort of footloose gypsy existence. You grab your bag and you go to the next town.

Some people are drawn naturally - there are natural guitarists, and there are natural piano players, and I think guitar implies travel, a sort of footloose gypsy existence. You grab your bag and you go to the next town.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
I hate menus, I hate choosing food. I just want to be brought. Bring me dinner!

I hate menus, I hate choosing food. I just want to be brought. Bring me dinner!

James Hugh Calum Laurie
Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It's about whether or not you get the chance to do good work.

Seems to me that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work. It's about whether or not you get the chance to do good work.

James Hugh Calum Laurie
I run six-to-eight miles a day, plus weights and aerobics in the lunch hour. I also lie a lot, which keeps me thin.

I run six-to-eight miles a day, plus weights and aerobics in the lunch hour. I also lie a lot, which keeps me thin.

James Hugh Calum Laurie