Words matter. These are the best Guinness Quotes from famous people such as David Hasselhoff, Craig Revel Horwood, Brian O’Driscoll, Tananarive Due, Richard Dormer, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I have a Guinness Book of World Records entry as the most-watched person on television; now I have a new entry as the only man who has a crab named after him.
Strictly’ is the most successful reality format in the world – it’s in the ‘Guinness Book of Records’ – going to 38 countries. ‘X Factor’ hasn’t done that.
Being recognised by Guinness World Records in their 60th year is a real honour. It’s also a real privilege for me to be positioned beside such sporting greats.
As a very young writer – kindergarten through about fifth grade – I most often wrote about black characters. My very early stories were science fiction and fantasy, with kids stowing away on spaceships and a girl named Tilly who was trying to get into the ‘Guinness Book of World Records.’
The first director I ever worked with on ‘Thrones,’ he had a big hand in casting me. He said he cast me because there was a bit of an Alec Guinness about me, but a very dangerous Alec Guinness.
I’m a comedic actor, not to mix words, but it’s something I think about. A comedic actor. I like to think that Christopher Guest, Phil Hartman, Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness are comedic actors. And Dan Aykroyd, too. Those are my heroes.
Basically, right before college I got into the Guinness book for my feet and started to do local commercials and little radio spots, just little things and found I really liked it.
I was Obi-Wan multiple years in a row. Alec Guinness’ Obi-Wan. I was a Dalmatian once because I loved ‘101 Dalmatians,’ and I think I was a Care Bear once and maybe a Spartan cheerleader from the ‘SNL’ skit. I’m terrible with Halloween, because I come up with these elaborate costumes and never follow through.
Comedy. It was just huge in my house. Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, Monty Python and all those James Bond movies were highly regarded.
My dad cooks beef in Guinness, I don’t know why he does that, he adds chocolate to his spaghetti Bolognese too, I’m scared about doing that, it would like chocolate Bolognese if I did it, he likes to make it look rich that’s why, so yes, my dad experiments but I don’t.
Daphne Guinness, who makes couture seem wearable, is an icon who influences what I wear.
I really think the more talent people have, the more polite they are: Laurence Olivier and Alec Guinness always arrived on time and were impeccably behaved. It’s only the gutter snipes who leave their lipstick on the studio floor – and that’s just the men.
And as – funny enough, it actually became – so I’ve always wanted to be a Guinness world record holder. And believe it or not, before I made this there was not a category for world’s largest Nerf gun, but there is now.
Dave Franco, I could put him up there with the best card throwers in the world. Not the best sleight of hand, but he could take a card and fire it over there and stick it into an apple. If he kept training at it, he could definitely break a Guinness World Record – he’s that good.
I know I hold the contest record for downing the most hot dogs, and the record for most Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Contest championships, but it was really cool to be a part of a Guinness World Records official attempt.
Back in ’75 I had five albums in the top 10. Simultaneously. And among them the number one album and the number one single. And my name was mentioned twice or three times in the Guinness Book of Records.
I have done 33 films in one year, for which I hold a Guinness Book World record. Plus I’ve done songs for all languages from Hindi to Malayalam, Punjabi to Telugu, and Kannada to Oriya.
Some people get very successful for something they’re very cynical about – like Alec Guinness in ‘Star Wars.’ He thought it was ridiculous. Whereas for me, I’m so proud of ‘Stranger Things.’ I’m so proud of everyone’s work in it. And it’s become so successful. So for those two to meet is incredible.
I started being interested in acting when I heard the voices of Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir John Gielgud and Sir Alec Guinness. I’ve had the great privilege of working with Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Anthony Hopkins. These are people who inspire the work that I do.
I admit I was drinking a Guinness… but I did not swallow.
I once bought an ill-advised half cashmere, half camel hair jumper for £800, then ruined it by spilling a pint of Guinness all over it.
London is like my second home. I’ve still got friends there from school and from when I first started in the modelling business – people such as Karen Elson, Jasmine Guinness, Jade Parfitt.
I love a woman in a tuxedo, or in a dress, who looks comfortable, relaxed, happy. I’d love to dress Daphne Guinness – she has exactly that attitude.
The actors I respect are the real character actors, who are the real chameleon actors that completely change from role to role. I love Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness and Gary Oldman. They tend to be British, I guess. People who really disappear and transform, I really like that.
It feels awesome to be a Guinness World Records title holder and to be the first artist to achieve this with Billboard. I remember being in elementary and middle school and looking at the books for all of the records, and I can’t believe my name gets to be in there now.
I’m an early riser. I work out really hard. I push myself; I get my job done, and at the end of the day, there’s a Guinness waiting for me.
I have a science YouTube channel where I will sometimes use my engineering skills to build things such as the world’s largest Super Soaker or the Guinness World Record world’s largest Nerf gun.
The Guinness book is a very elitist organization. There’s nothing scientific about what they do. They just have an office full of people who decide what is a record and what isn’t.
I knew what kind of actor I was going to be, and I looked for inspiration to people like Alec Guinness, Cyril Cusack, Timothy Spall and Jim Broadbent. I looked at them and thought, ‘They play human beings as they really are.’
I like Guinness, and that will make anyone Irish. That and soda bread, and I’m good to go.
People talk about me as if I am the sole inheritor of the Guinness family fortune and worth masses, but I have hundreds of cousins.
I want to be in the Guinness Book of World Records. And I don’t have the patience to grow the longest fingernails in the world. Why not be the fastest woman on four wheels? It makes complete sense.
Daphne Guinness was amazingly comfortable in her skin, and she has an amazing collection in fashion that I wish I could just touch.
I can’t tell you how much we laughed on the set to have Alec Guinness in a scene with a big, furry dog that’s flying a space ship.
I was given a thick paperback copy of the ‘Guinness Book of Records’ when I was 11 years old, and I read it gluttonously, cover to cover, paying special lip-smacking attention to all the incredibly gruesome chapters about the violence of human history.