Words matter. These are the best Rupert Everett Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
The fact is that you could not be, and still cannot be, a 25-year-old homosexual trying to make it in the British film business or the American film business or even the Italian film business. It just doesn’t work and you’re going to hit a brick wall at some point.
The whole point of being in the Army is wanting to get killed, wanting to test yourself to the limits. Now you have to fly 15,000ft above the war zone to avoid getting hit. I don’t think there is any point in having wars if that’s how you’re going to behave. It’s pathetic. All this whining!
Authority figures are so irritating. Because they always tell you to do things for reasons that aren’t very good. That sums up what authority is about for me.
I don’t think I’ve ever tried to change anyone. I don’t have the energy.
I think belief is like having the first Microsoft Windows – it’s so rudimentary, in the human brainwork, it’s so obviously a sham.
I smell of sweat. I don’t like people smelling of all these weird things. I think deodorant is disgusting.
I think we’ve been dulled by capitalism. We’re just blobs now – we’re so worried about how we can keep paying the lease on the car, the mortgage, the lease on the toaster and all that. You can’t really think about much else. If you lose that, you lose the whole lot.
I’m not really a political animal but I am rather fascinated by the meltdown of England and America. In the end, it seems as if America might come out of it, but I’m not sure if England is ever going to recover.
It’s amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.
I’m not a great poetry fan.
If you’re gay or religious you’re always hearing this word tolerance. It’s a pathetic word. It’s actually just a politically correct word for the term intolerance.
I’m a gay man who came from the last years of illegality. That focused my whole character. I think it focused everyone’s character in a way. You saw yourself as outside of the main structure.
Honestly, I would not advise any actor necessarily, if he was really thinking of his career, to come out.
If I did have the impulse to be a parent, I would adopt – or foster.
I’ve never been any good with authority.
My grandfather was born in India and three generations of my family served there.
Listen, in England people are already writing their memoirs at the age of 23.
Now what do you get in the Army? Bad helmets and Basra. Your guns don’t work and everyone hates you when you come back.
I’ve been reduced to drag.
I don’t think kids should have role models. They’re disastrous.
Why are men talking about what clothes they’re wearing? It’s so unmanly, I think. It’s like Versailles before the Revolution, without the style.
Being gay and being a woman has one big thing in common, which is that we both become invisible after the age of 42. Who wants a gay 50-year-old? No one, let me tell you.
I did a couple of films, I was very lucky at the beginning of my career… and then, I never had another job here for ten years probably and I moved to Europe.
I loved looking at myself when I was very photogenic, at the very beginning of my career.
As a kid I would be put to bed when my parents had guests and because I was such a show-off I would go to my mum’s room, put on her nightdress and Jackie Onassis shawl, run downstairs, go outside, ring the doorbell and pretend to be one of the guests. I’d say, ‘Hello, I’m Mrs. So-and-So.’
I don’t think many actors are that good, to be honest. I certainly don’t think I am.
I think it’s fun playing a part that lots of other people have played, in a way.
I don’t want to be carried out of a club wearing a tie-dye T-shirt and a cap on the wrong way around when I am 70, but I would like to settle down a bit. Maybe with a partner.
I think marriage is ghastly.
I’m miserable: that’s why I have such a bad back, because I’m endlessly stressing out about my career.
I don’t accept my business the way it is, to be honest. I don’t like what it’s become. I don’t blame anyone for it becoming the way it has. It’s got its own hideous natural progression, just like world events.
I was basically adventurous, I think I wanted to try everything.
I am at that age when you panic at the slightest thing.
A lot of straight actors are actively searching for gay roles because it is something different to do.
We now live in a world where the only thing to have is success, but failure is marvelous. It’s fertiliser, it’s like living fertiliser, because you’re forced on yourself.