Words matter. These are the best Ruth Jones Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I can’t do bleak, I always prefer to focus on the positive.
I was brought up in Porthcawl and I enjoy going back there.
All my life I’ve had this belief that other people are better than me.
I’m trying to learn to ask myself: ‘Before you dive in are you sure you are right?’ It’s always safe to assume I’m wrong.
I’ve probably been guilty of assuming people from by-gone generations were stuffy, two dimensional and a bit dull. But my trip on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ has proved the opposite to be true.
Every day you read these awful stories in the papers that make you want to weep. You think, ‘Why has this happened?’ But at the same, people can also be lovely to each other.
At a personal level, I rather like it if you can create characters and storylines that don’t have to rely on being crude and swearing.
I will never, ever turn down a foot massage.
I am never going to like sci-fi or horror.
None of us are going to get younger, there’s no point in trying to chase that dream because it won’t happen.
I love living in Wales.
I’m blessed by having very long-term, solid friendships, and they’re such joyous things.
I love ‘Gogglebox,’ that show really makes me laugh.
I enjoy it when characters love each other. It’s more interesting, actually – it’s less predictable.
Gavin and Stacey’ really seems to have been taken into people’s hearts and we’re really thrilled about it.
I just go broad Welsh when I’m nervous.
It’s just wonderful to be able to write about what my characters are thinking.
I think drama in schools shouldn’t be about, ‘Let’s put ‘Annie’ on this year’ – not that there’s anything wrong with that – but it’s a good way of getting kids to interact, and it can be a good communication tool.
The worst experiences I’ve had are hotels that profess to be four or five star, when evidently they aren’t.
The characters in ‘Stella’ wake up and they want to have a good day. They don’t set out to make someone’s life a misery.
Without ‘Gavin & Stacey,’ ‘Stella’ wouldn’t exist.
I do think the Welsh have a special enthusiasm for death. My father’s always going to funerals of people he doesn’t know very well.
In some ways, I was confident as a teenager – I didn’t mind standing on stage in front of loads of people – but innately, I didn’t believe in myself. I would always put myself down before anyone else could.
Of course I’ve been in love and I married the man that I love. It was love at first voice because I spoke to him on the phone before I met him. I did fall in love with his voice.
When I was five, my uncle bought us a tape recorder and my dad tried to record us kids talking and singing, stuff like that. There’s really quite a lot of me in a really Welsh accent going, ‘Can I tell a joke? Can I sing a song?’ – really annoying and brattish.
I get so upset about news stories and the cruelty in the world. I can’t process it. And I just think there’s enough of it out there. It doesn’t need me to add to it. Nobody needs Ruth Jones’s take on nasty.
I knew I wanted to write about female friendship. I’ve got a few friends I’ve known since we were teenagers, who have spanned the decades, and I do find that a fascinating thing, that friendship can last that length of time.
The characters in ‘Gavin & Stacey’ do like each other.
I wanted to write a book about female friendship, because it’s a constant that goes right through to the end of our days. Over time, romantic love changes and often becomes something different, but friendship stays pretty much the same.
Writing a novel is solitary, but I don’t mind that.
I have facials and I love spas, but that’s more about the pampering.
I’d never judge anyone who did Botox, it’s a personal thing. But I wouldn’t do it.
I literally found myself weeping when I was reading ‘After You.’
I have been very fortunate to play parts that have not been just, ‘Oh, you need a fat person to play this part.’ It’s been a secondary thing or we made a feature of it.
I love fallible characters.
I thought I would be married with four children when I was 24 because that’s what my mother did. But it didn’t turn out like that. There’s no reason why. It just didn’t happen.
Writing a novel can be solitary at times compared to screenwriting, but I don’t mind that.
I’ve obviously witnessed the world of TV production, and I’m just a bit fascinated by people being a bit awful.
I don’t want to make generalisations here, but I think that most women and maybe men are not comfortable with being overweight. It’s a tricky issue.
I love ‘Armstrong & Miller.’
I can understand why people want to know who ‘the real Ruth Jones’ is. That’s human nature. But do you ever get that from an interview?
When I re-read my diaries, it’s the self-doubt that seems to be prevalent.
I like to observe people, and I find people pretty fascinating. So I think character is my strength.
I really love ‘The Windsors’ – and I hope the royal family love it, too.