Inspirational Quotes by Tim Curry

The way the world is, I think a silly evening in the theatre is a good thing, to take our minds off terror.

Tim Curry

Um, musicians are funnier you know, than actors on the whole.

Tim Curry

I still find it quite easy to find my way into a child’s imagination. We’re all Peter Pan ourselves in some respects. Everybody should keep some grip on childhood, even as a grownup.

Tim Curry

Don’t dream it, be it.

Tim Curry

One of the best things that ever happened to me was Rocky Horror being a total flop in New York as a play. I mean, it was a disaster, and it was the night of the long knives as far as the critics were concerned.

Tim Curry

I find there is something very intimate about being the voice in someone’s ear when they’re driving.

Tim Curry

I think artists are driven by the engine of their own talent, but it’s a question of what use they put it to.

Tim Curry

In most careers, you find something you do well, and you tie an increasingly larger bow on the package.

Tim Curry

I moved to L.A., because that’s where they point cameras at you. And that’s what I’d like them to do.

Tim Curry

I want to establish a wide range and play all kinds of parts. It’s that sort of acting career I really respect. I like to turn a sharp left from whatever I’ve done before because that keeps me awake. That’s why I want to be an actor – I don’t want to play endless variations on one character.

Tim Curry

I like dangerous directors who like dangerous actors and dangerous productions.

Tim Curry

But we live in a modern world, you know, and, and also it does seem to me that if you – that whatever talents you have, it… I mean it may sound a bit absurd but I, I think it’s your, absolutely your duty to resolve them, you know?

Tim Curry

The people on the business side in the music business are kind of different from the theatre business. I think it’s partly because there are different pressures on the industries.

Tim Curry

I’m not a conventional leading man at all and have no wish to be.

Tim Curry

Contrary to popular belief, I don’t just play dreadful old villains.

Tim Curry

Mozart was very much an arrested adolescent.

Tim Curry

I’ve turned down a lot of roles to make time to record and tour.

Tim Curry

I like risky parts – abrasive characters the audience won’t necessarily like.

Tim Curry

Kids will eat anything, won’t they?

Tim Curry

Well, you know… I grew up in postwar Britain, when you were lucky to get anything to eat. People in America have absolutely no conception of how austere England was after the war. While you were all sort of eating butter and eggs, we were eating rabbit. That’s what there was in the butcher shop.

Tim Curry

I love to sing.

Tim Curry

I remember candy rationing until I was, like, 7.

Tim Curry

My great hero is Billie Holiday, and I’ve always wanted to do an album of standards with a piano-led quartet.

Tim Curry

My career has evolved at its own peculiar pace. American careers are supposed to have a much more singular direction than I’ve been able to… stomach.

Tim Curry

My interests and obsessions have always been so wide-ranging that I keep popping my head out of different boxes as much as possible.

Tim Curry

I was a huge J.M. Barrie fan as a kid, as most English children are.

Tim Curry

With a sequel, you always worry for its integrity.

Tim Curry

There’s nothing more daunting than a musical, but there’s also no more direct line to joy. Getting there, though, is like pushing treacle up stairs.

Tim Curry

Musicals are famous for being in a constant state of flux.

Tim Curry

You can’t stay away from the theater too long.

Tim Curry

I’ve worked in a few sort of ‘institutional’ theaters – the Royal Shakespeare, the National Theater in England – and they’re hopelessly top-heavy with bureaucracy.

Tim Curry

I think that if you get too close to the character, if you do too much historical research, you may find yourself defending your view of a character against the author’s view, and I think that’s terribly dangerous.

Tim Curry

When I did ‘Amadeus,’ I hadn’t done a play for five years. And I was so happy doing it and felt so foolish that I hadn’t done a play for such a long time that I wanted to go back and really kind of reach out for a classical career.

Tim Curry

Any part that makes you world famous has got to be a blessing, hasn’t it?

Tim Curry

I’m good at my own company.

Tim Curry