“It’s always about, somehow, finding a part of myself that is relevant, and then turning the volume up on that particular part. So, I am all of the characters I’ve ever played, and I am none of them at the same time.” — Tom Hiddleston
“Was it right to kiss his mother or wrong to kiss his mother? What did it mean, to kiss? You put your face up like that to say good night and then his mother put her face down. That was to kiss. His mother put her lips on his cheek; her lips were soft and they wetted his cheek; and they made a tiny little noise: kiss. Why did people do that with their two faces?”
- James Joyce, Portrait of the artist as a young man
It’s interesting when you’re in your thirties and you’re not the same pretty boy that you were when you were 21. I think people’s anger at themselves getting older is projected on to you because you become a symbol of that.
Martinsson took his notebook out of his pocket and slammed it down on the desk. It was as if he had pulled out a rabbit out of an invisble hat. Wallander could feel himself getting irritated. Martinsson dramatic gestures could be trying. The Dogs of Riga (p. 44)