” Try and understand what part you have to play in the world in which you live. There’s more to life than you know and it’s all happening out there. Discover what part you can play and then go for it. “


” When you were on stage, you could be absolutely open about your emotions and indulge them and express yourself in a way that – in real life – I wasn’t doing. “


” You always think that 70 is the end of the road: ‘Somebody died when they were 73, good life’. You’re closer to death, and you better make sure you don’t waste too much of your time doing things you don’t want to do. No point in saying things you don’t believe in. “


” Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for: ‘I’m waiting to win the lottery. I’m waiting to fall in love’. For me, as a child, it was Christmas. At least that eventually came. “


” There are not many things in my life I can be absolutely proud of or certain I got right, but one of them is that I’ve got better as an actor. I’ve learnt how to do it. And I still have enough energy to do it. “


” There are some tremendous actors in the U.K. who have been knighted, and I’ve spent much of my life admiring many of them, like Laurence Olivier. So it’s very flattering to be in their company. But you also end up in the company of people you don’t admire, including some rather dodgy politicians. “



All 6 Ian Mckellen Quotes about Life in picture


Try and understand what part you have to play in the world in which you live. There
When you were on stage, you could be absolutely open about your emotions and indulge them and express yourself in a way that - in real life - I wasn


You always think that 70 is the end of the road:
Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for:
There are not many things in my life I can be absolutely proud of or certain I got right, but one of them is that I
There are some tremendous actors in the U.K. who have been knighted, and I
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