Pierce Brosnan

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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.
- Pierce Brosnan
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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.
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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.
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I've been a married man most of my life; that's the way I like it.
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People should be allowed to marry, and gay marriage should be out there. If a man or a woman has a good partner and they love each other with their heart and soul, let them marry. I am very much for gay marriage.
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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.
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Love is a lot like dancing; you just surrender to the music.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Inspirational
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Maybe sometimes the best things are worth waiting for possibly.
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Collection: Waiting
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Regret, is usually a waste of time. As is gloating
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Regret
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Education isn't a result. It's a process.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Process
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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.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Jobs
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I'm Irish, for gods sake. I'm a romantic.
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Collection: Sake
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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.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Wonderful
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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.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Art
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Love is just the most beautiful, joyous feeling. It can come from many places.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Beautiful
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Oh, humiliation is poisonous. Its one of the deepest pains of being human.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Pain
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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.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Believe
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I love movies, don't get me wrong. But I don't go to the cinema. I see movies at the end of the year as a glut from the Academy. I binge-watch all the nominated films. Painting fills that void now. It's oils. It's acrylics. It's figurative, portraits and landscape.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Painting
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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.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Heart
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Being with my wife and children in Kauai, seeing old friends there, being on the beach, painting, paddleboarding. Sitting under a Kauai moon with a bonfire going, buddies around. Those are the things that kind of make my world turn.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Beach
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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.
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Collection: Mother
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I found myself in the changed man theory the other night thinking, "Yeah." I thought, "My god. If we could do this again," but there was nothing specific there. There's just the kind of vague sensation of how I'd like it to go. I allowed myself that gift to think that.
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Collection: Thinking
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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.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Moving
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Everyone can make a real difference. Your voice is needed in a global movement that can change their world.
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Collection: Real
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There's too many people in seats of power who just haven't got a clue what they're doing. They're bean counters, and it just pisses me off because consequently our kids go to see this crap movie.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Kids
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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.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Dream
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America, which leads the world in so many ways, can end childhood hunger within its borders.
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Collection: America
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Being here by the ocean in Malibu. Living in this beautiful house that we built, that took so long to build. Being in my art studio, painting. Packing my bags tomorrow to go home to Kauai where we have a house. Which all sounds very grand, and I suppose it is, in some respects, but nothing comes from nothing. It all comes from hard work.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Beautiful
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Love means that everything is right with the world. Love and only love.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Mean
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Liam in Taken has been great to see. My boys love it. They love him. And there's just the gravitas to it. It's believable. You know the guy's endured. You know the guy's lived some life. Someone like Liam has lived a lot of life. Myself, I've lived a lot of life. There's loss. There's success. There's loss. There's doubts. And there's some heartbeat there.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Taken
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When your partner gets cancer, then life changes. Your timetable and reference for your normal routines and the way you view life, all this changes. Because you're dealing with death. You're dealing with the possibility of death and dying.
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Collection: Life Changing
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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.
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Collection: Running
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I love these kind of movies as a kind of cinema-going geek myself. Those characters, you want to be like those characters when you go to the movies. You know, when you see a movie with a guy who's really cool and the killing's slick and easy. I don't know. There's something intoxicating about it.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Character
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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.
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Collection: Movie Love
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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?
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Collection: Dressing Up
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From '86 until the summer of last year, wherever I went, people would say, You would have made a great James Bond! Weren't you going to be James Bond? You should have been, you could have been, you may have been. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. It was like unfinished business in my life. I couldn't say no to it this time around.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Summer
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Many people think that hunger is unavoidable in any society, even a society that is blessed with great abundance. That is not true. The European community does not have widespread hunger. America, which leads the world in so many ways, can end childhood hunger within its borders.
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Collection: Children
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America gave me the great glory of coming into people's homes every week and allowed me to last as long as I have.
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Collection: Home
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The art helps, between the acting gigs. I feel that if I can sing in Mamma Mia! then goddammit, I can hang a few paintings, give people lots of cocktails, and have a good time.
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Collection: Art
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It felt after the Bonds, after my four outings as James Bond, there seemed to be unfinished business. And the way that the Bond finished in my life and the demise of Bond going off stage left into the night, it seemed like there was a certain void there, as they say, of unfinished business.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Night
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Sometimes you take time off, and then you look around and you go, "Hello. What happened? Oh dear!"
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Collection: Looks
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I don't see myself as the 'Hunk of the Month'.
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Collection: Months
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The violence and sexuality on TV today is exhilarating. You can explore every aspect of society. People's sexual orientations, the violence that goes within that... there are no holds barred.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Today
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I'm not very comfortable with watching my performances. I don't particularly find a great joy in it. Everything is the process of making it, of getting it, getting the job, saying yes to the job. Those are the joys. Making it is the greatest joy. And then, you have to show the bloody thing. You have to show and tell, be judged. But I don't listen. I don't pay much attention. I hear the rumblings of greatness or the arrows of discontent and harsh words. Then you go, "Oh God. Why?"
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Collection: Jobs
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The Bond was so big and mighty in my career, and it is the gift that just keeps giving. I wouldn't be here today talking about "The November Man" if it hadn't been for James Bond. So, there was a desire, a want, and a need to make this film, "The November Man." I loved the title. It has a sensuality and a mystique to it.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Men
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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.
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Collection: School
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We want the world to focus on children whose lives have been devastated by AIDS. The millions of children who are missing their parents; their childhood, their future but most importantly, they are missing YOU. Everyone can make a real difference. Your voice is needed in a global movement that can change their world.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Children
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When I found acting, it was my saving grace - still is. That I get paid to do it is remarkable. That I get to meet people like Salma Hayek - one of the most beautiful women I know, with the most magnificent energy - is phenomenal.
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Collection: Beautiful
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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.
- Pierce Brosnan
Collection: Self