“When you play the king of elves and alien warlords, little me is very uninteresting,” says Pace, with a dismissive shrug. “But, at the same time, actors feel this obligation to be transparent, and I truly don’t understand the point.”
Pace continues, arms flitting back and forth, illustrating every question. “Then it gets into a whole cycle of, Do you like me? Do you like me if I wear this to this premiere? Do you like me if I’m in this magazine? Do you like me if I date this person? Then will you like me? Then will you give me approval? Then will you buy a ticket? I want people to buy a ticket because they’re interested in the character and interested in the work and interested in the story.” - Lee Pace, 2014 (x)

“When you play the king of elves and alien warlords, little me is very uninteresting,” says Pace, with a dismissive shrug. “But, at the same time, actors feel this obligation to be transparent, and I truly don’t understand the point.”

Pace continues, arms flitting back and forth, illustrating every question. “Then it gets into a whole cycle of, Do you like me? Do you like me if I wear this to this premiere? Do you like me if I’m in this magazine? Do you like me if I date this person? Then will you like me? Then will you give me approval? Then will you buy a ticket? I want people to buy a ticket because they’re interested in the character and interested in the work and interested in the story.” - Lee Pace, 2014 (x)

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leeplaces:

"I’m kind of big and clumsy and sometimes I’ve got too much energy. And, sometimes I’ve got no energy at all."

(Source: jeagar)

notluvulongtime:

 Some people are born not to do things. And I’m one of them. You’d be surprised to know what my great events are. Going to the theatre yesterday, talking with you now. I don’t think I shall ever meet anything greater. I seem fated to pass through this life without colliding with it or moving it. Don’t die; don’t fall in love. And if other people die or fall in love, they always do it when I’m not there. 
~ Rupert Graves as Philip Herriton, Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)

notluvulongtime:

Some people are born not to do things. And I’m one of them. You’d be surprised to know what my great events are. Going to the theatre yesterday, talking with you now. I don’t think I shall ever meet anything greater. I seem fated to pass through this life without colliding with it or moving it. Don’t die; don’t fall in love. And if other people die or fall in love, they always do it when I’m not there.

~ Rupert Graves as Philip Herriton, Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)

possiblenihilarian:

"For a wonderful physical tie binds the parents to the children and- by some sad, strange irony- it does not bind us children to our parents. For if it did, we could answer their love, not with gratitude but with equal love. Life would lose much of its pathos and much of its squalor, and we might be wonderfully happy"

                              E.M. Forster- Where Angels Fear to Tread

"[H]appiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain."

— Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge (via quote-book)

(via detinspectorlestrade-deactivate)

"I’ve been very aware ever since I was a child how futile it is to start categorising. I know that sexually I am a lot more drawn to women than I am to men. But I do find it hard to define myself, because as soon as you state one thing, you deny everything else. Some people know exactly who they are and what they want to do. I don’t have that. I feel wider… not deeper or cleverer or anything, just wider…"

— Rupert Graves, Actor (via bestbandquotes)