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Richard O'Brien quotes

I'm surrounded by it. I have so many lovely people around me who are supportive, gentle, kind and considerate. I'm so grateful for every day that I'm on the planet and that continues to be so.

I never wanted to be aligned to a mature group because they go off and become politicians and stuff.

I have done every job in the Theatre apart from wardrobe. I was out of work more times than I was in it.

I absolutely adore working in the realms of fantasy.

Life's too short to be working with divas.

Even though we know freedom as an idea we're not really as free as we think we are.

I am 58 and it's difficult for people to gauge my age.

I paid my dues at drama school and worked backstage in every Theatre in London.

I would have loved to have been in The Stand. I would also loved to have been in The Mask.

I'm not driven by money and I'm not driven by career.

I'm one of those people who never really joined the grown-ups.

I've been cushioned against having to work, with Rocky's continual bounty.

I've never been driven by fame or money or anything like that. It's never been part of my psyche.

I've never wanted to play bank managers and real people particularly.

It is difficult to go on the next night after you receive a sandbagging.

Not that I have any interest in saying goodbye to Rocky. I absolutely adore being involved and a part of something that is really a phenomenon.

So all the rest is O.K., but fame is a hollow ground, isn't it? It's an empty kind of thing.

The first movie I appeared in was Carry On Cowboy, though not as an actor. I was just riding horses.

There is always an audience for different individuals, but critics sometimes stop the audience finding the show and the show finding the audience.

There's something about shadows because you make your own mind up about what's lurking in them.