Interviewer: My partner is obsessed with the gym. I feel like he’s spending more time there than with me. What can I do?

Sam: Well they’re doing it for a reason, they’re doing it for you. Don’t you want your partner to look terrible, do you?

Cait: …or you sit them down and you tell them that it’s what’s inside that matters, not the size of your bycepts. It’s what’s inside and that’s why you love them. You just wanna spend more time with them and them less time with themselves in the mirror

- Instyle UK 2016

Cait: He’s so good. It’s so annoying. That’s the thing. So we go to set, right? And you know, you get in at 5:30, 6 in the morning. I’m like bleary eyed and [drinking] coffee the size of my head, and Sam’s like ‘Yeah, just been to the gym.’ And then he goes to the gym after work as well. It’s a tough person to be around sometimes. I really hope I find out he’s like a secret junk food, midnight eater.

Sam: It’s about, I guess, adapting and not pushing yourself to a point where you’re stressed about it, but also fitting it in when you can. If you can’t fit in that hour and a half workout or that hour workout, why not go do 20 minutes? Or get up early and just go for a walk?

 - Comic-Con 2017 | MTV

Ireland. Home. And one thing I will say about Ireland, we don’t eat boiled cabbage, and what’s that thing that everyone eats here for St. Patrick’s Day? Corned beef? We don’t have that. That stopped in 1743. Past. We don’t do that — so don’t eat that for St. Patrick’s Day.

Scotland. Second in the world to Ireland, really. It’s like a poor cousin, but it’s like a cool poor cousin. Like a poor cousin you’d like to hang out with, but not eat any of their food because it’s just weird. They fry everything — Mars Bars, pizzas, seriously.

-BuzzFeed 2015

Cait: You know, Scottish people are, they are hilarious and they have a fantastic sense of humour and it’s funny, you know, occasionally people on the street will make a comment but it’s always something very fun and very sweet, so yeah I love being here and it’s kind of like home but it’s different enough to feel like you’re away  

-Golden Globe’s Flashback Interview 2017

Sam (to a fan): You don’t wanna go to Ireland, spend all your time in Scotland.
Cait: Hey!
Sam: It’s a poor relative of Scotland. Dark…
Cait: Wow
Sam: Depressing…terrible, terrible beer. (looking at Cait) I was in an Irish pub last night, I promise it’s ok…
Cait: Irish people are like elephants. We don’t forget. (both laughing) […]
I: What should she (the fan) see?
Cait: Well I do Scotland and you do Ireland (laughing)
Sam: Great idea…ok
Cait: I would say go to Loch Rannoch in Scotland, it’s where we film all the stones scene and it’s the most beautiful place I’ve been.
Sam: Don’t go there, there is a lot of crazy fans (both laughing) it is beautiful, isn’t it?
Cait: Yeah.
Sam: It’s amazing
Cait: And you can climb Schiehallion while you are there.
Sam: You can! It’s great and it can be your first munro. […]
Sam: Ireland… I would say Dublin is an amazing city, if you go north the Giant ‘s Causeway is incredible, It’s really a fun place and you can go to Bushmill distillery, you can go to Guinness… it doens’t all revolve around alcool but it does… sometimes… for me, it’s a great country

-Emerald Comic Con 2017

Sam: I think everyone knows that she’s got a terrific sense of humor but she’s a terrible giggler, she corpses all the time and it’s got to the point now that if I want to get out of a scene or just you know make a stop, I can just give her a little look and she’s gone. She’s great fun to work with I’m so lucky.

-People Now 2015

Sam: Most recently we were shooting like one of the last episodes and it was a very serious moment, […] and the camera’s on me, and Caitriona just every time was just corpsing and laughing the whole time. And she doesn’t help me at all. She just stands there openly laughing in my face and it’s difficult to work with her, so I’m gonna get her sacked.

Cait: You know, we goof around on set, but at the end of the day it’s work. You’re only allowed to mess around for so long before you start getting dirty looks from people. I don’t know if we’re a fun bunch. We laugh at nothing. Nothing amuses us. We’re like the Seinfeld episode. We don’t need anything actual to happen; we just amuse ourselves anyway

-People’s choice 2016

Cait: It’s always a lot of fun. Sam and I usually descend into complete adolescence, either hit each others with things or just do stupid voices. That happens a lot.

-Starz interview 2014

“Caitriona is in New York I know and it’s snowing and she’s cold and miserable, poor thing, I miss her greatly.“ 

-Youtube Greetings 2015

Obviously I sort have missed my partner in crime but it’s not that long, until  he’s driving me nuts once again.

  -ECCC 2017

Since you two have been such close partners on this whole experience, what was it like to go on without her?

Yeah. Honestly, it’s like having a death in the family. Well, I don’t know, I mean, it’s just like a different show. It’s hard to separate yourself from the character. Jamie’s present, living in his world, and Claire’s present and living in her world, and they both believe the other is dead. It’s always hard when we’re apart, actually, because she’s a great person, great to come to work with, and a very good actress. But I think it all adds to the reunion—if there’s a reunion, or when there’s a reunion—well you know there’s one in the books. It should be very special.

When I talked to Sam last week, he said filming Season 3 without you was “like having a death in the family—”

Och! He’s already killed me in his mind. Gone. Too sad.

What is it like for you to shoot without Sam?

It’s really strange! Sam and I obviously have worked so closely together for the last three years. Even when I was filming some stuff with Tobias  it was never solid blocks where Sam and I wouldn’t be working at least a couple of days in between. I definitely miss him. The other day we were in the makeup trailer right beside each other, and we’re like, “Oh, you’re off to your world, and I’m off to my world.” It’s very strange… I think pretty soon we’ll be back together, and he’ll be sick of the sight of me.

-Vanity Fair 2016