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  • What's the difference, actually, between believing in a God on one side or the other, Catholic or Protestant It's all the same if you accept it. Much of our morality is based on things completely outmoded. But people are wonderful. There's no harm in them, they're not the problem. It's governments and politics that make wars and do stupid things, and they should be attended to. There's no security in this life.
    (John Hurt)

  • My mother's father drank and her mother was an unhappy, neurotic woman, and I think she has lived all her life afraid of anyone who drinks for fear something like that might happen to her.
    (John Hurt)

  • Water will begin to slide down those hills toward the flat intersection and hold it until it has an opportunity to drain.
    (John Hurt)

  • I've spent a great deal of my life doing independent film, and that is partly because the subject matter interests me and partly because that is the basis of the film industry. That's where the filmmakers come from, it's where they start and sometimes its where they should have stayed.
    (John Hurt)

  • I turn up in Los Angeles every now and then, so I can get some big money films in order to finance my smaller money films.
    (John Hurt)


  • sent it on its way.
    (John Hurt)

  • I mark a script like an exam, and I try not to do anything under 50 per cent. Similarly with the part. And also film is a peculiar thing, parts don't necessarily read in script form anything like as well as they can do when it comes to materialising.
    (John Hurt)

  • You can see the overhead structures that have been built up to the interstate. We've gotten about as far as we can go and now we have to work over the interstate.
    (John Hurt)

  • The spray from the other vehicles, but you've also got precipitation so you've got it coming up at you from the roadway surface as well as probably falling and it can be a very disorienting sensation.
    (John Hurt)

  • maybe what we today would call a nerd or a geek.
    (John Hurt)

  • I am not an enormous believer in research being the be-all and end-all. I get suspicious when I read about actors spending six months in a clinic, say, in order to play someone who is sick.
    (John Hurt)

  • My springboard is always the script. Even if the script is taken from a novel, I often haven't read the novel... .
    (John Hurt)

  • It would be difficult to have any unfulfilled ambitions because I don't have any ambitions. I've never been that kind of performer.
    (John Hurt)

  • You've got to shout to make yourself heard in this business. It's unfortunate, but true-if you don't spell everything out in your contract, you've got only yourself to blame for the treatment you get. Otherwise, whether it's having a caravan-a dressing-room trailer-on the set each day, or whatever it is, you don't get it.
    (John Hurt)

  • Obviously, the arrogance of my own nature in regards to other people's work would suggest that I think I'm talented.
    (John Hurt)


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