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A collection of top quotes by Peter Dinklage on men, women, life, people, work, love and beauty.

27 Top Quotes By Peter Dinklage

Famous As: Actor
Born On: June 11, 1969
Born In: Morristown, New Jersey, United States

American actor Peter Dinklage, best known for his role of Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, almost single-handedly changed how the entertainment industry and the world at large view people with dwarfism. Refusing to be typecast, he declined acting opportunities until he was offered the roles he liked. While he does not consider himself to be a spokesperson for little people, he is widely regarded as a role model by them. A vegetarian, he is a vocal advocate of animal rights. Here are some top quotes by Peter Dinklage on men, women, life, people, work, love and beauty.

That's one of the things about theater vs. film - with theater, actors have a little more control, and one of the disappointing things about films is that once you're done shooting, anything can happen, you know?

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I do not fault anyone else who makes choices to play characters that they wished they hadn't... Because at the end of the day, none of us are happy with our jobs all the time.

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I waited a long time out in the world before I gave myself permission to fail. Please don't even bother asking. Don't bother telling the world you are ready. Show it. Do it.

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I love animals. All animals. I wouldn't hurt a cat or a dog — or a chicken, or a cow. And I wouldn't ask someone else to hurt them for me. That's why I'm a vegetarian.

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I think a lot of great male comic actors are introspective, quiet personalities, which I really admire. But they are really able to turn it up when the camera's on.

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Bad guys are complicated characters. It's always fun to play them. You get away with a lot more. You don't have a heroic code you have to live by.

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Animals on factory farms all face pain and fear, just like the animals we share our homes with, yet are repeatedly abused in shocking ways.

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So I won't say I'm lucky. I'm fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me.

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My family had a habit of collecting creatures that didn't always want to be pets. The first animal I can remember was a Lab named Zoe.

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Maybe everyone is a little too reassuring that things are going to be OK to college graduates. It gives them a false sort of security.

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I spend my nights just sitting and reading a book and drinking my tea and walking my dog. That's about as exciting as my life gets.

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I think if actors are successful at one thing, they paint themselves into a corner sometimes, and what's the fun in that?

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Being on television, playing the same character for many years, for me, I think that would get a little tedious.

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I dress and eat like a fifth-grader, basically. I like sandwiches and cereal and hooded sweatshirts.

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Game of Thrones' is an amazing show, and I have no problem speaking of the virtues of HBO.

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I was fortunate enough to have an upbringing that made me more accepting of who I am.

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I don't socialize. I'm kind of a hermit. The life of an actor can be very lonely.

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I like playing the guy on the sidelines. They have more fun.

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I hate that word — 'lucky.' It cheapens a lot of hard work

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I feel really lucky, although I hate that word - 'lucky'.

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You can say no. You can not be the object of ridicule.

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I never lived in an abandoned railroad station.

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George Martin is an incredible writer.

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I love working with the same actors repeatedly. That happens a lot. It's kind of inevitable, especially if you work with the same writers and directors and you start to form a company of actors. You gravitate towards each other.

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I was opposed to doing TV for a long time because I thought the quality of writing wasn't very strong, as opposed to film, but there's been a shift in term of the quality of scripts. HBO has attracted a tremendous amount of great writing talent.

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[on his dwarfism] When I was younger, definitely, I let it get to me. As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry and I definitely put up these walls. But the older you get, you realize you just have to have a sense of humour. You just know that it's not your problem. It's theirs.

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Any swagger is just defense. When youre reminded so much of who you are by people - not a fame thing, but with my size, constantly, growing up - you just either curl up in a corner in the dark or you wear it proudly, like armor or something. You can turn it on its head and use it yourself before anybody else gets a chance.

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