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Robert Carlyle quotes

I love sci-fi because it leads in the imagination, and I always say it has the most intelligent fans in the world.

I rant and rave about noise pollution.

My wife was a make-up artist, and she's a total product junkie. Our bathroom is packed full of lotions and potions so I end up trying them out.

Bullying is a terrible, terrible thing.

A lot of Scots have settled in Canada over the years and it's a very easy place for Scots - they understand us, we understand them.

I loved cinema while growing up and, for the longest time, wanted to be a director.

People in Scotland appreciate homegrown talent, but it's getting harder and harder to get films made in Britain.

Acting is a really insular thing.

Acting, the arts in general, is a magnet for the wounded of society.

Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I am a very patriotic guy, in terms of my Scottishness and my roots.

Hunger's a great spur.

I do tend to divide my childhood into darkness and light, and the first seven years were certainly the darkness.

I don't take a great deal of interest in party politics. Social politics interests me a great deal more.

I feel like I'm the luckiest man on the planet.

I hate the word 'hippy.'

I just don't like the whole Hollywood thing.

I never go anywhere without my iPod.

I never rehearse. Never! I think it's a waste of time.

I often have scripts sent to me with allegedly Scottish characters where I end up telling them, 'You're going to have to rethink this whole thing!'

I owe my father everything.