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Philip Quotes

We’ve collected the best Philip Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Gavin Bryars, Princess Michael of Kent, Sarah Bradford, Gyles Brandreth, Edward Hirsch. Use them as an inspiration.

When Philip Glass asked me if I would be interested in doing a new recording of JesusBlood he assumed that I would do something similar to the first version and wanted to know what other pieces would be on the same CD.
Gavin Bryars
I’ve got a better background than anyone else who married into the royal family since the war, excepting Prince Philip.
Now, I think perhaps I got it wrong over Prince Philip. I think he loves pretty women, and he likes flirting, but I’m not sure how important actual sex is to him, put it that way.
Sarah Bradford
I told Prince Philip that, having met them both, I was struck, not by the differences between him and Charles, but by their similarities.
Throughout his work, Philip Levine’s most powerful commitment has been to the failed and lost, the marginal, the unloved, the unwanted.
I always wanted to be an actor, but my top three favorite actors of all time are Al Pacino, James Dean and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Dane DeHaan
I was enamored of New York City intellectual life and was really into Philip Roth because I was raised by self-loathing Midwesterners who were from southern Illinois, who felt like fish out of water when they came to the East Coast when I was a kid.
The Royal Family are not like you and me. They live in houses so big that you can walk round all day and never need to meet your spouse. The Queen and Prince Philip have never shared a bedroom in their lives. They don’t even have breakfast together.
Philip Pullman and Jacqueline Wilson have both been writing for a long time. In 30 years, will writers of that quality have been able to serve the same sort of apprenticeship? Not unless they can make enough money now to live on.
Tony Bradman
I was completely dumbfounded because not only am I a huge fan of David Simon, but I’m a huge fan of Philip Roth.
Morgan Spector
A good choreographer is one that’s going to collaborate, teach, guideeverything. The wonderful thing on ‘Brotherhood of the Wolf‘ was that we had Philip Kwok – he choreographed John Woo‘s ‘Hard Boiled,’ and in the ’70s, he was a martial arts actor, stunt man, fighter, choreographer in Hong Kong.
Mark Dacascos
The actors I respect are the ones who see it as a career and manage to live reasonably normal lives, like Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Max Irons
Like so many of us, I’m brokenhearted about the death of the remarkably talented actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Prince Philip was a funny man who liked to laugh and make others laugh.
I was quite pleased that Prince Philip didn’t say anything like, I hate queers! He was quite well behaved.
Allan Carr
There are some novelists who can get away with writing about sex – Philip Roth, Ian McEwan – but they are rare.
We don’t often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle. We all prefer to think that every man who wore the blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart.
I consider myself a Jewish writer, like all my heroes: Tom Stoppard, David Mamet, Philip Roth, Arthur Miller, Woody Allen.
I, Philip Kearny, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest against this order for retreat.
Philip Kearny
I’ve always loved what I’d termdark fiction‘ writers, everyone from J. G. Ballard to Mervyn Peake and Philip Pullman. I’m not sure it’s a genre, but it’s what I like best.
Christopher Fowler
My father, Philip Fisher, was the toughest guy I ever knew. An example: He had terrible teeth, yet he got his fillings done without ever using a painkiller. Now, that’s tough!
I did nine months in ‘Mrs. Klein’ in New York, then four months on the road. Then I did a movie directed by Philip Haas, who did ‘Angels & Insects‘. We shot ‘The Blood Oranges‘ in Mexico for six weeks.
Laila Robins
I like to try to change things up a bit in the way that actors such as Philip Seymour Hoffman or Michael Fassbender did and do.
The movie truism is that stars play themselves, while actors play other peopletroubled or toxic, and memorably strange. By that definition, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who disappeared into the rabbit hole of his characterssouls, was our generation‘s anti-star and the chameleonic film actor of his age.
The private Prince Philip – the inner man – was infinitely more difficult to reach. He was more sensitive, more thoughtful and more tolerant than you’d expect, but he kept these qualities hidden.
My focus is to grow, have fun, and work with people who inspire me, like Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The name of the show was ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ not ‘Philip and Viv of Bel-Air.’ If you didn’t want to walk away from the best job in the world over a petty issue, you accepted the way it was.
James Avery
I like Philip Roth, John Updike, and Richard Yates.
Most of my favorite writers are over forty, and so I suppose I’ll only name a few of the writers whose work I find myself constantly returning to: Edward P. Jones, Marilynne Robinson, Kazuo Ishiguro, V. S. Naipaul, Toni Morrison, and Philip Roth.
The best books of our times have included the three mature volumes of Philip Larkin. They’re very short books of poems, and very carefully arranged.
To me Prince Philip was a hero and a role model – and a friend.
I use the Philip Kingsley range of shampoos, and they’ve got a great elasticiser, which is fantastic. I wrap my hair in cling film and put that on.
The next time a news outlet complains about the state of our political rhetoric or the uninformed U.S. voter, we should promptly point them to the video of Ashley Parker raucous in a Polish cemetery or Philip Rucker’s diatribes on party invitations.
Guys like Philip Seymour Hoffman or Sam Rockwell are the guys I look up to and have the kind of career I’d like to emulate.
Justin Long
The fact that the Meghan and Harry interview was aired while Philip was in hospital did not trouble him. What did worry him was the couple‘s preoccupation with their own problems and their willingness to talk about them in public.
Philip Roth has made a cottage industry of unlikable characters, but compared with Mickey Sabbath, the furious and profane protagonist of ‘Sabbath’s Theater,’ Roth’s earlier creations seem like Winnie the Pooh.
Ray Bradbury was the first author that I was really exposed to back in grade school. I’m a big Philip K. Dick fan, but the emotion and humanity that Bradbury brings to his stories and the way he uses sci-fi to get at the human heart is something that’s unique and for me incredibly influential.
Philip Kitcher thinks that mathematics is surprisingly like empirical science. Few mathematicians would agree; philosophers too, from Socrates on, have held the opposite opinion.
We need the quarterbacks. It’s a passing league and a quarterback-driven league. We need the Peyton Mannings in football uniforms out there playing – the Tom Bradys, the Drew Breeses, the Philip Riverses – we need those guys instead of them standing on the sideline.
Among the disciples of Jesus, it seems most likely that at least Philip was bilingual in Aramaic and Greek.
I’ve never seen anyone – and I’ve had the opportunity to work with some really terrific actors in my time – but Philip Seymour Hoffman is definitely the best I ever had the opportunity to work with.
I’m currently working on a romantic comedy between me and Philip Seymour Hoffman. So my next step is to write something so mind-blowingly spectacular that he has no other choice but to agree to do it! Wish me luck.
Haley Webb
I’ve been on ‘Mastermind’ – I tied for first place and then lost on the number of passes. My subject was the ‘His Dark Materialstrilogy by Philip Pullman. If I did it again, I’d choose Shakespearian tragedies.
Prince Philip protected the Queen and made her laugh.
Prince Philip’s principal role since 1952 has been to support the Queen. Alongside that, he has created his own working life as founder, fellow, patron, president, chairman, or member of at least 837 organizations – as well as a Colonel or Colonel-in-Chief, Field Marshal, Admiral, Air Commodore 42 times over.
In the 1970s and 1980s there was so little decent fiction for young people, but we’re now in a golden age that shows no sign of fading. Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket are only three of the best known among a good number of equals.
I’d never met Philip Seymour Hoffman, never knew anyone who knew him, never even read a passably revealing magazine profile of him.
Prince Philip prides himself on being a realist. He knows he is not going to live for ever.
Philip’s story is the most interesting in the royal family – his background is the opposite of what you’d think. Everyone has this idea that Philip is this bumbling, deliberately posh sort of man who says the wrong thing.
Clipping is a very specific, concept-y thing. We have all these rules: we don’t sample drums. We create all our own sounds. I don’t speak in the first person. We come from a background of experimental music like John Cage… Philip Glass.
The only good Philip K. Dick film is ‘Total Recall.’ It’s faithful to the book. Arnie gets it.
Mark E. Smith
A couple of my favorite actors are Don Cheadle, Jeffrey Wright, and, may he rest in peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman. I’ve had an opportunity to see all of them onscreen and onstage.
When I was starting out, I thought I would go into comedy and there would be a mentor, like the Philip Seymour Hoffman character in ‘Almost Famous,’ in my life, and there just wasn’t. It was really frustrating for me because I desired that so much.
When it comes to his sons, it would be easy to think that the macho Duke of Edinburgh has most in common with Prince Andrew. After all, it was Andrew, his third-born son, who risked his life in the Falklands war as a Royal Navy helicopter pilot – just as Philip had risked his own as a naval officer during World War II.
The royals – all of them, especially Prince Philip and Prince Charles – have done outstanding work with the faith communities.
I’m a huge fan of Philip K. Dick.
Among contemporaries, I hugely admire Alice Munro, our Chekhov, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, and John Updike, American masters all. I also believe that the voice of Gordon Lish is astoundingly original and sorrowful.
I like Philip Larkin an awful lot; I really like his view on life, and I really connect to it.
Prince Philip had formally ‘retired‘ in the summer of 2017, a couple of months after his 96th birthday, because the Queen encouraged him to do so. She wanted to stop him ‘pushing himself all the time’. She had become anxious about him.
There are two trilogies I admire: Robertson Davies’s ‘The Deptford Trilogy’ and Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials.’
Prince Philip is conscious of his place in the heritage of the Royal Family.
I didn’t speak English until I was ten, when Philip Burton, the schoolmaster who became my guardian, took me under his wing.
I sense a kind of fear of writing black or Asian characters from non-ethnic writers, who perhaps feel that they don’t know the culture and therefore can’t write about it. By and large, if there’s an Asian character, I might get a call. But if the character is called ‘Philip,’ the chances are I won’t.
I was lucky enough to know Prince Philip in his prime – the most dynamic man I have ever met. And I was privileged to know him almost to the end.
In many ways, Prince Philip was remarkably good-humored and long-suffering.
My father Philip was an actor and appeared in everything from ‘The Onedin Line’ to ‘Hedda Gabler’ with Dame Diana Rigg.
Philip of Spain is a ruler who has forgotten that a ruler is there to serve the people.
My heroes are Bill Murray and Dustin Hoffman. Those are the two actors that both do comedies and dramas, seamlessly. Also John C. Reilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman. They’re all just great actors, neither comedic nor dramatic. They’re just great actors.
I’ve always liked authors such as Philip K. Dick and Ray Bradbury.
I always had an acting crush on Philip Seymour Hoffman. He just wowed me all the time. He was just quietly so impressive and so private.
I couldn’t say no to A. Philip Randolph and no to Martin Luther King, Jr. These two men, I loved them, I admired them, and they were my heroes.
Prince Philip is very contrary. He challenges everything.
Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor that I find irresistible, as a contemporary poet.
I think every actor has their list of roles that were near misses. I’ve had my share. I was very close and almost cast in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s ‘Capote.’
Michael Eklund
Writers of all things speculative have played in alternate and parallel worlds for a long time – everyone from Stephen King to Philip Pullman to Tanith Lee – and it’s an obsession that likely isn’t going away any time soon.
Philip Seymour Hoffman – I just think he’s incredible.