10 inspirational ian mckellen quotes on success

  • I often thought my gravestone would say, ‘Here lies Gandalf. He came out,’
  • I’ve often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer in the front saying this is fiction.
  • I’m dead against the idea that you should try to “cure” people of being gay.
  • Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality, and discovering the character you’re playing through your own experience – so we’re all different.
  • To know you are in the company with people who love and care for each other, as well as for whatever they are working on, is almost essential.
  • Actors are merely the medium through which a story happens.
  • You can always pick out stage actors at the Oscars: they know how to walk.
  • Personally, coming out was one of the most important things I’ve ever done, lifting from my shoulders the millstone of lies that I hadn’t even realized I was carrying.
  • In the theatre, the actor is in total control. The director wasn’t in the house last night, the designer wasn’t there, the author’s dead. It’s just us and the audience.
  • We are very lucky to be men because women have a terrible time getting older parts. It’s much more difficult.
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