Best Quotes from Douglas Booth

You may have a broken heart, but you may find someone else.

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I bike everywhere.

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I’m a huge festival fan. I love to dance and dance all night long.

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I don’t feel like I’ve ever kissed any of the people I have done for acting. That moment didn’t exist for you; it existed for that person.

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We live in a beauty-obsessed age and success sometimes appears to hinge solely on the presentation of an image that is acceptable to the press.

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I just think if you’re going to do something, do it properly.

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I would hope I was raised polite and charming.

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It’s better to think of life as a proper journey with a beginning and an end. Maybe, I can settle for being immortalised on screen.

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I’ve met some of the most beautiful women in the world, and I can tell you lots of them are the most unattractive people I’ve ever met.

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Sexuality is such a small part of the make-up of someone; it’s not who they are.

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I looked on IMDB, at the message boards there, and someone had posted something about a sheep having more talent than me.

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I like to wake up late, around 11 A.M., especially if I have been out the night before. Then I go to brunch with either my friends or my girlfriend. I then like to just chill out: read the papers, read some scripts and then take it very easy. If it’s sunny, I go for a walk with my dog, Niles, in the countryside.

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I fell in love at 14 and I remember that mad, tense feeling and all the mad things you do for the person – all those extremes and all the stuff you don’t mind putting up with.

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Who doesn’t want to fly around in a spaceship?

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I love history, and Churchill is one of my favorite people to study. He’s a fascinating, fascinating man.

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On a Friday night, I like to go out because my friends, who have been working normal hours, just want to let go after a stressful week at work.

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I dreamt of being an actor ever since I was young.

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I was lucky enough to get a very good agent at the age of 15, and got my first film when I was 16, so it’s been rolling on since then.

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I’ve spent a lot of my teenage years working on sets. I’ve missed out on more than just playing rugby, but I think I’ve managed to keep my feet on the ground and keep my friends around me.

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One of the biggest things I used to struggle with was about things like going on holiday. Whereas all your friends can talk about something and plan something all year long, I know that I’m probably going to be away and I’m going to miss all of it. If a job comes up, you just can’t be there.

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The negative about acting is that you have to spend a great deal of time away from your friends and loved ones, but it’s not like working a 9-5 job and only having two or three weeks off a year. I may not have seen my girlfriend for two or three months, but then we can spend two or three months together solidly.

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Every year I look at the ‘GQ’ Best-Dressed List and have thought what an honour it must be to be included. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw my own face in there.

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I love to dance and dance all night long.

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For the moment, whenever I read, it is normally scripts. You start a book and then you think, ‘I should be reading these five scripts.’

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I love the challenge of playing characters forced on life-changing emotional journeys. To work on a project with Billy Crudup and Sam Rockwell is just a dream come true.

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Sometimes a script comes along that really makes you sit up and pay attention… ‘Life at These Speeds’ has an emotional intensity that really kicked me in the guts.

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I loved ‘Gladiator’ when I was young. Russell Crowe was a big inspiration; the fact that he plays my father in ‘Noah’ was amazing.

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It’s a bit of a cliche, but I think girls like to get flowers. I think books are quite romantic, too. If you can find an interesting book, that brings something out in your partner that can be very romantic.

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I loved ‘Harry Potter’ growing up. I’m dyslexic and a slow reader, but I could get through the thick ones in days!

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Some people call me Dougie Fresh. I don’t know why.

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Communication is important.

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It’s great to fall head over heels in love at a fast pace, and nothing’s more romantic, but you need to look after yourself.

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I can play the trumpet. Before I became an actor, I wanted to be the next Louis Armstrong. I started young and got to grade seven. When I turned 13, everyone started whipping out guitars, looking cool and joining rock bands, so I stopped playing.

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My friends joke I’m a 90-year-old stuck in a young man’s body.

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David Cameron was a good-looking chap in his day!

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What annoys people is the idea that somebody has everything, and they’re allowed to get away with anything. It’s the sense of entitlement that gets up people’s noses.

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If a rock band throws a TV set out of a hotel window, it’s seen as anti-Establishment.

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I’ve never been aware of the difference between so-called posh actors and working-class actors.

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The British actors I’ve met and worked with have all been very supportive of each other.

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I took up drama and did so much extracurricular work, like the National Youth Theatre and Guildhall’s Saturday school. Acting is where I felt most comfortable and how I wanted to express myself.

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I may not have seen my girlfriend for two or three months, but then we can spend two or three months together solidly. It’s swings and roundabouts.

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Dickens writes such brilliant characters and stories, and his themes and social commentary are still so relevant. I think that’s why he’s still so loved today.

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For me, if Shakespeare was around today, he’d be writing screenplays – a big Hollywood movie.

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I’m pretty romantic.

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When I do my own wardrobe, I try to wear a designer from each of the countries I’m visiting: Tom Ford for New York, Hugo Boss for Germany, Burberry for England.

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I love clothes and do sort of change my wardrobe a lot. But a thousand dollar jacket? I’d rather spend it on an experience, like traveling.

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Darren Aronofsky is on another level. You get lost in a scene, and he’ll come over and whisper something in your ear, and suddenly everything makes sense.

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I love to go see films, even on my own. I just walk to the nearest cinema. There’s nothing better than watching a movie alone; you can just sit there and zone in.

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I believe if you’re prepared to kill the animal, you’re allowed to eat it.

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I try to find more interesting material with each project I do.

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I’m definitely interested in taking on roles where I don’t look like myself. But I’m not saying I’m going to go out of my way to play a disabled person in order to win an Oscar.

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The first lead that I ever played was a young Boy George when I was seventeen. I shaved my eyebrows off. That’s as far from leading man looks as you can get.

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