140 Mind Blowing Quotes By Pierce Brosnan That Prove He Is The Ultimate Bond!
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James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is presently best recognized for his activism and involvement in various charitable initiatives. He became aware of nuclear disarmament when he was only nine, and has later helped the NGO Greenpeace on the issue by participating in news conferences and sharing his ideas. He is also an artist who often raises funds for charitable causes by selling his paintings. He is an environmentalist and child activist who has been an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland since 2001. We have collected several of his quotes from his interviews, speeches and articles on news articles. He predominantly talks about issues like eliminating nuclear weapons, climate change, gay marriage, children and AIDS, humanity, as well as acting and painting.
I had big dreams when I was a boy. And I can't say that I never saw a beach house in Malibu in those dreams. I love movies. I adore movies. I grew up on Steve McQueen and Clint Eastwood and Warren Beatty. The list goes on. Spencer Tracy. I wanted to be in movies. I certainly got the jokes within the joke, dressing up in a wet suit, sitting in a Twingo, scaling a rubber mountain, dressing up and stealing a diamond, of course. If not now, when? I lost track of it thereafter. I wish I had a piece of it. That would have been very, very nice. It was one of those little things they get you on the Bond and then suddenly your face is every which way. Love is just the most beautiful, joyous feeling. It can come from many places. I live a very simple existence when I'm not on the road. Because when I'm on the road making a movie, I'm away from home. I paint in oils, I paint in acrylics. I paint figurative and landscape portraits. It's all in my own kind of style. I'm self-taught. You need to love everyone. I was a commercial artist when I left school, but luckily I became an actor. I've painted for many, many years. Now the last few years it's gotten more serious. You have to move forward. It's constantly changing. Everything changes and everything falls apart. You have to be nimble and on your toes and accessible to it all. Not everyone is on board with this. America gave me the great glory of coming into people's homes every week and allowed me to last as long as I have. I believe you can only draw from your own life as an actor. All the characters I've played, I only have my infinite eye and the presence of my life to take from. I don't see myself as the 'Hunk of the Month'. Childhood was fairly solitary. I grew up in a very small town called Navan in County Meath. I never knew my father. He left when I was an infant and I was left in the care of my mother and my grandparents. Education isn't a result. It's a process. I'll make phone calls. I'll call anybody and knock on any door to try and get a location, or get an actor, or get an actress. But no, it was just very easy. We just hit the ground running. America, which leads the world in so many ways, can end childhood hunger within its borders. Everyone can make a real difference. Your voice is needed in a global movement that can change their world. I'm Irish, for gods sake. I'm a romantic. Oh, humiliation is poisonous. Its one of the deepest pains of being human. That's it. I've said all I've got to say on the world of James Bond. Regret, is usually a waste of time. As is gloating Everybody gave 100%. I mean everyone, because they all knew that the film had the bones and the heartbeat of something that could be good. And everyone was in on it and wanted it for me and wanted it for Roger and Beau. I had to make a living. I had the mortgage to pay, I had the school fees to pay. I had bread and butter to put on the table. You know your worth as an actor, but you have to get a job. Maybe sometimes the best things are worth waiting for possibly. The like factor is a great thing. Love cannot burn constantly. It's very hard for it to be so intense. But it's wonderful. As the Trump presidency goes on, there will be a transcendency of power and culture and vision from the music scene, the art world that will find a voice and give hope to us all. When people don't believe in you, you have to believe in yourself. Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music. I ride horses, I love horses, I've owned horses. If I got into a fight in a bar, I'd miss the dude by miles. I wouldn't know how to connect. It would be a comedy. I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman. But I just couldn't really take it seriously; any man who wears his underpants outside his pants just cannot be taken seriously. I try to be as disciplined as I possibly can. I try to live a fairly kind of clean life. I do yoga; I cycle and do weights and swim. I do whatever it takes. Being a father is a huge responsibility but a satisfying one. The forties are very cool and very pastoral. The fifties look like they're pastoral, and then you get a bit more turbulence. There will be time enough some day to work less. I always keep thinking, 'The next role - that's going to be the one that's really going to define me and show them all. I'll transform and disappear, and it will be a revelation.' I will forever be a Bond. It's a small group of men who've made this role. Someone said, More men have walked on the moon than have played James Bond.' I can still run in a straight line, and I can still throw a punch. My mother gave me boxing gloves; I wanted boxing gloves. I liked to box. So I still have them. They're still in my bookcase, very old, tattered, and they were cherished. There was a beautiful church where I lived in Navan, taught by the Christian brothers: fierce, angry men, repressed. My life started on the banks of the Boyne in County Meath. Navan is the name of the town; only me, Mom, Dad. Barbara Broccoli was a great friend of my late wife's and continues to be someone who is very gracious with me, my family, and our life. Movies are somewhat diminished by blockbusters, which are great, but there's not enough choice. I always wanted to do a Western. Clive Owen would be a fantastic James Bond. Any man who does it will have to weigh his odds - whether he can get in and get out. I love New York City. The energy, the theatre, the art, the food, the people, the parks and streets. But I could say the same of London or Paris, too. I visit London several times a year. It is my home away from home. There's always been product placement in Bond movies. The life of an actor lends itself to emotion, and yet you have to be tough as old boots to stay at the table. I thought 'Moulin Rouge' was inspirational, and 'Jesus Christ Superstar' I loved. When I went to America, I spoke so much about who I was and gave so much away in a confessional, Irish, story-telling way that I suddenly realised I had given up a lot of myself. I had to shut up. Intrinsically, I'm the same person I was as a young lad, and I think I still have the optimism of life, still the same wants and desires to be good and great about what I do. God has been good to me. My faith has been good to me in the moments of deepest suffering, doubt and fear. You want to believe in leaders, really believe in leaders. You want what they are saying to be truthful, and you want to trust them. I've been a married man most of my life; that's the way I like it. I was aware that I was not getting the good acting roles because I was either too handsome, too pretty or whatever. I was being judged in ways that left me nowhere to go. You have to be patient. I left school at 15 feeling fairly useless and not really up to scratch in my education. And I still suffer sometimes from that lack of education. The word 'star' doesn't mean an awful lot to me. 'Good actor' and having the respect of one's peers means more. With such riches as I have in life, you're always nervous. Being Irish, you're waiting for something to knock it sideways. I'd my own insecurities while portraying the role of James Bond. Indian cinema is entertaining, and what I love most about it is the songs and dances in the films. Acting for the Indian audience is surely on my bucket list; it may take some time, though. If you want to do a female version of 'The Expendables,' I'll be in that one. James Bond is one of those heroes that all guys feel they could actually be like. I love George Clooney; I think George is brilliant. You always bump into politics in life, and as a man, I'm party to a number of environmental issues that concern me first and foremost, as a man, as a father. I know something about life and being a father and the worries and the fears of bringing up children. I always see myself as a character actor, but Remington Steele was me. I gave up on trying to be any character. I just put myself as me in this world of Remington Steele and the grand pretender. I am the actor that I am. I do what I do. I've been a 'leading man' playing romantic leads for a long time now. Being a widower is not that groovy when you lose someone you really love, and you have to go out and date again. Certain projects find you at the right time. I'm not a politician or political animal. Dealing with death is there forever, really, you know, because we all have to face it. He's a fantastic actor, Kelsey Grammer. You don't have that kind of career without having a talent, without having something to say and to give to an audience. I have no desire to look at myself. Someone like Roman Polanski comes with a lifetime of achievement, cinematically. This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful. That's it. I've said all I've got to say on the world of James Bond. It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you'd have these stupid one-liners - which I loathed - and I always felt phony doing them. My mother was the prettiest woman in the town. He was a bit older than her. They made me. And he split. I don't see myself as the Hunk of the Month. Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to discover characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely. There are a lot of funny things that happen in one's life. We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? - a world without whales. It's too terrible to imagine. I'm an artist, so I love the graphic design of Instagram. Cancer is the most pernicious, insidious, disgusting disease of life. I was lucky enough to make four Bond films. It finished in rather shambolic fashion, but I have no bitterness, no resentment. My family is my sanctuary. I think that genetically we're programmed to battle each other. I just find that you can become a very boring person living in L.A. I tell you, living there on a day-to-day basis is vacuous: terribly fake. Some people have a tendency to get knocked down in this business and sulk and whine, and they just create a rod for their back, really. You have to have broad shoulders and get through it. I found a great woman in Keely Shaye. Not if I searched a million times over would I find one as good.
I paint landscapes, figuratives. I painted all my life. In fact, I started as a commercial artist.
To my eye, women get sexier around 35. They know a thing or two, and knowledge is always alluring.
It always helps to have a bit of prayer in your back pocket. At the end of the day, you have to have something, and for me, that is God, Jesus, my Catholic upbringing, my faith.
No one can escape life's pain. That's life.
I've had my face sliced open one day. Stunt man went one way, and I went the same way and had a few stitches.
Dark comedy is very difficult. You have to bring the audience in and push them away at the same time. My religious philosophy is kindness. Try to be kind. That's something worth achieving.