Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Only the educated are free.
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Know or listen to those who know.
Leap, and the net will appear.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Wherever you are - be all there.
After a storm comes a calm.
I don't think I'm funny.
It's funny, but you get to a time in your life when you think you have all the friends you will ever have.
I was an OK boxer, I wasn't great, I was OK, but I loved the discipline of getting together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, usually Saturday afternoons too, with a whole bunch of mates and training, very, very hard for about two-and-half hours.
I certainly notice the vitality in Belfast, which wasn't there in the Seventies. There was a war going on then. Now there are cranes everywhere. There really is a sense of renewal and hope.
I'm so touched that complete strangers will send me a script asking me to be in their film. That still amazes me - and sometimes for a lot of money too.
Acting is invigorating. But I don't analyse it too much. It's like a dog smelling where it's going to do its toilet in the morning.
I do believe at the end of the night when you're with your family, the character gets hung up on the door like a coat, and is there to be taken on the next morning.
Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift.
Hollywood is throwing action movies at me.
I had done some flimflam movies, but I didn't understand what being an actor meant anymore.