Quotes by Clive Owen

For several years I did have the Chancer label around my neck, but it's never really worried me.
– Clive Owen
I don't think you necessarily identify and believe in the motifs of the character, but you have to want to play it and want to commit to the lines.
– Clive Owen
I just like to keep challenging myself, keep it varied. It's a craft, and I'm constantly trying to learn and get better at it.
– Clive Owen
I love to mix it up. I love to keep doing different things.
– Clive Owen
I think I am more attracted to characters with a subtext, whatever that is and they don't necessarily have to be virtuous, but they have to at least be human.
– Clive Owen
I'm not normally one to commit to a long-running series.
– Clive Owen
I'm not the kind of actor who goes into exhaustive research for each role.
– Clive Owen
My gardening skills are awful.
– Clive Owen
One of the things I'm most proud of about my career is the fact I've managed to keep options open.
– Clive Owen
Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
– Clive Owen
The sexiest part of the body is the eyes. That's what I believe.
– Clive Owen
You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other, the wordplay. I think we've really lost that in movies.
– Clive Owen
Very often when you see families it's all perfect and neat, and parenting isn't like that. You do have constant negotiations. Things are ever developing and ever changing, and you constantly have to evaluate how you deal with your kids.
– Clive Owen
Ultimately, to have a career in movies, to a certain extent, certainly in England, you can't sustain a career in just English movies.
– Clive Owen
The thing about Hemingway that people forget is that all the stuff he did was at a time where people weren't traveling that much. At 19 he travels to Italy. He goes to the Spanish Civil War. He goes to China, he goes to Africa so at that time to travel that much is really incredible.
– Clive Owen
The financial implode is bound to be reflected in the movies that are being made, there's no question.
– Clive Owen
Outside of being home with my family, I prefer a crowd.
– Clive Owen
Obviously, I'm attracted to heavier movies.
– Clive Owen
My wife needs her freedom just like me.
– Clive Owen
If you explode onto the scene at a very young age, there are so many people pulling you in different directions. It takes time to recalibrate and see what's important.
– Clive Owen