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".. when I went to see Raging Bull I couldn't wait. I went to this duplex cinema ... and there was a drunk, smell of urine, someone snoring and scratches all over the film. I thought, so much for the art. It's all bullshit. You do it because it's the instant thing--a rush."  (Sir Anthony Hopkins)

"I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense ... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash."  (Sir Anthony Hopkins)

"I once asked a Jesuit priest what was the best short prayer he knew. He said, 'Fuck it,' as in 'Fuck it; it's in God's hands.'"  (Sir Anthony Hopkins)

"I was a total loner, not by self-design. I just didn't know what the hell to say to people. I was so shy. I used to stammer and lisp and dribble at the mouth."  (Sir Anthony Hopkins, on his youth)

"I was lousy in school. Real screwed-up. A moron. I was antisocial and didn't bother with the other kids. A really bad student. I didn't have any brains. I didn't know what I was doing there. That's why I became an actor."  (Sir Anthony Hopkins)

"I'm glad I'm an alcoholic. Oh yes, I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Obviously, I'm sorry for the hurt I caused people ... but being an alcoholic was an amazing and powerful experience. There were some days when I'd drink a bottle of tequila and I didn't care if I died. I was so washed up, so empty and feeling emotionally bankrupt. I used to love tequila."  (Sir Anthony Hopkins)

"Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness [then]."  (Sir Anthony Hopkins, Shadowlands)

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