50 Best Clive Owen Quotes of All Time

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Clive Owen is an English actor. He is best known for his character as a struggling writer in the big-screen movie ‘Croupier’ and his critically acclaimed performance in ‘Close My Eyes’.

Throughout his acting career, Owen has amassed an impressive number of film awards including the Primetime Emmy Award, Academy Award, and BAFTA Award.

His role as the lead actor in the series ‘Chancer’ successfully gained him mass recognition in the United Kingdom. Afterward, Owen received bigger acting projects and made his first major Hollywood film ‘The Rich Man’s Wife’ in which he acted alongside the popular actress ‘Halle Berry‘.

Here’s our collection of the best Clive Owen quotes:


50 Best Clive Owen Quotes of All Time

1. “For me, London is and always will be home.” – Clive Owen

2. “I love to mix it up. I love to keep doing different things.” – Clive Owen

3. “I don’t like it when people are trying too hard. That goes for clothes, for acting, for everything. It’s just not good when it seems like you’re making too much of an effort.” – Clive Owen

4. “I feel for those 19-year-olds who get thrust into the limelight that young.” – Clive Owen

5. “I dread karaoke. I hate karaoke. I can’t sing – that is why.” – Clive Owen

6. “You’re always dealing with emotions as an actor.” – Clive Owen

7. “I did it for the money. But it’s not worth much if you can’t face yourself in the mirror. Respect is the ultimate currency.” – Clive Owen

8. “I always want my options to be open.” – Clive Owen

9. “I think there is a lot of overexplaining both in writing and acting. People don’t need to be hit on the head.” – Clive Owen


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10. “Action scenes are not that different from other scenes.” – Clive Owen


11. “I do a lot better if I sit around and think about a character for a couple of months.” – Clive Owen

12. “The idea of goodies and baddies has always fascinated me, and what people consider to be a goodie or a baddie because I’ve never seen any of my characters as baddies.” – Clive Owen

13. “Something I don’t like seeing in other people is naked ambition when somebody is really pushing hard to get to where they want to be. That’s the way I look at that word – like you must be stepping on someone to get there. And I’ve never been comfortable with that.” – Clive Owen

14. “I live in London and I love living in a gun-free environment and long may it continue.” – Clive Owen

15. “Good dialogue is very important.” – Clive Owen

16. “I think anybody who bets on horses and says they win is probably a liar.” – Clive Owen

17. “I watch a film and the most important thing to me is what I think of the movie.” – Clive Owen

18. “I’m competitive with myself, not at the expense of everything around me. I never wanted to be a movie star. I just wanted to act.” – Clive Owen

19. “I have a problem with a lot of men’s fragrances because they are very strong. Somebody somewhere thinks that masculine means powerful smells, and I find them overbearing and not very pleasant.” – Clive Owen


20th of 50 Clive Owen Quotes

20. “I just like to keep challenging myself, keep it varied. It’s a craft, and I’m constantly trying to learn and get better at it.” – Clive Owen


21. “A room full of great sportsmen is so much better than a room full of actors.” – Clive Owen

22. “I want to go anywhere and everywhere and explore as much as I can.” – Clive Owen

23. “I’m always very aware of the physical challenges of work. I train much more than I did when I was in my twenties, and I’ve done some very physical films, and I always get properly prepared for them and get as fit as I can.” – Clive Owen

24. “There’s certainly a huge element of luck in me ending up where I’ve ended up.” – Clive Owen

25. “I never really look at life and worry about missed opportunities,” – Clive Owen

26. “I don’t do facials or any of that stuff, but my workout regime does tend to depend on whether I have to take my top off in my next film because otherwise I know I’m too heavy.” – Clive Owen

27. “As I get older, I’ve been having a better and better time.” – Clive Owen

28. “I can’t remember ever being involved in a fight in a movie where I haven’t done most of it.” – Clive Owen

29. “Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.” – Clive Owen


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30. “After writing a page, Hemingway would let it float to the ground. He never crumpled pages – he believed that if you crumpled them, you’d be insane in a year.” – Clive Owen


31. “Without faith, without belief in something, what are we?” – Clive Owen

32. “I can honestly say I’ve never chosen a film because where it’s shot is convenient.” – Clive Owen

33. “I would never give anybody any advice about anything.” – Clive Owen

34. “After drama school, I did a seven-month tour of Europe performing in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ I played Romeo.” – Clive Owen

35. “The sexiest part of the body is the eyes. That’s what I believe.” – Clive Owen

36. “I’m sort of one of those weird actors who whenever I do a play, I think, ‘Oh, we should film this,’ as opposed to have to belt it out of ourselves in a theater auditorium.” – Clive Owen

37. “I treat any scene the same – dialogue, action – you’re still creating something in character. It’s all acting, fighting.” – Clive Owen

38. “As far as career goes, make sure you’re in it for the right reasons – and make sure that the work itself is the most important thing.” – Clive Owen

39. “When there’s an idiot driving crazily in front of you, that can wind the best of you up.” – Clive Owen


40th of 50 Clive Owen Quotes

40. “Belfast during the Troubles looked like a different world.” – Clive Owen


41. “Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I’m not working I’m cool with the Teletubbies.” – Clive Owen

42. “I’m not the kind of actor who goes into exhaustive research for each role.” – Clive Owen

43. “As a teenager, I was crazy about David Bowie. He was a huge inspiration for me. I dressed a little bit crazily in school and dyed my hair every color under the sun.” – Clive Owen

44. “I’ve done a number of things based on real people or true stories or based on books, and I’m a great believer that you have to be true to the script.” – Clive Owen

45. “For some people, an event happens and they are thrown into a tabloid feeding ground.” – Clive Owen

46. “I always used to say to myself, I’m going to die of lung cancer. That’s the choice I’m making.” – Clive Owen

47. “I couldn’t bear a marriage in which one partner hinges on the other.” – Clive Owen

48. “For me, really good acting is about subtext.” – Clive Owen

49. “I like to play characters that are convincing, that aren’t just straightforward and nice.” – Clive Owen

50. “I think that Phil Kaufman is one of the best directors that I have come across.” – Clive Owen



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Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.


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