Antonio Banderas Quotes

I like flesh. I do! Something to hold.... - Antonio Banderas

I like flesh. I do! Something to hold.
— Antonio Banderas

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I like going everywhere. And I love starting new things.

Antonio Banderas

I long to get back into theater.

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I love my country. And I would have to renounce my Spanish citizenship to become a U.S. Citizen.

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I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is.

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I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch.

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I often feel very guilty because of the time that I spend outside of my home and the little time that sometimes I have for my kids.

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I remember in 'Law of Desire,' where I played a homosexual, that people were more upset that I kissed a man on the mouth than I killed a man. It's interesting to see how people can pardon you for murdering a man, but they can't pardon you for kissing one.

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I suppose that I am ambitious.

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I think I'm a romantic person, yeah.

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I think Shrek makes an effect in older people. And there are many things in the movie that you saw that are not for kids. Kids would not understand certain things.

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I think that comedy is one of the more serious things that you can do in our day, especially in the world that we're living in.

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I think the problems with being older come when your body cannot do what your mind wants. Then, Houston, we have a problem.

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I think we are realising that governments can't govern us any more.

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I try to teach my kids to be open.

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I used to be scared of women. When I was very young they terrified me, but discovering the female universe was incredible and still is to this day, as you never stop learning about them.

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I wake up every morning, look in the mirror and ask, 'Am I a sex symbol?' Then I go back to bed again. It's stupid to think that way.

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I wouldn't want my daughters to date a guy like me. I was dangerous around women in my twenties. I'm terrified that they might end up with someone like me.

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I'm a complete hypochondriac. If my heart starts beating a little faster than normal, I think I'm having an attack.

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I'm not such a big star. I am just a little planet. In Spain, people don't put so much attention on the star system. But here in America, I can feel it. Mostly, people are very, very nice. But there are also a bunch of fanatics behind the stars.

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I'm still a promising actor. It's better to be climbing even if you have a lot of falls than to be descending. Maybe that's kept me young. I haven't gotten to any peak yet.

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I've always been an optimistic guy, to tell you the truth.

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I've done many different movies in many different contexts.

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I've never liked watching real-life couples play couples onscreen or onstage. It takes me out of the story.

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I've never worried about what audiences would accept or had a game plan regarding the career. I never had an idea of how I should look to my fans or anybody else.

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A couple of years after I arrived in Hollywood, everything that was Latino was fashionable, and years after, my thought is that we're not fashionable anymore. We're here to stay.

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Always when you go to a new country and they teach you bad words, you just say them without knowing the value and people look at you because you didn't know that value of them.

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As an actor, when you encounter a psychopathic personality, you naturally want to make him 'bigger than life,' as the Americans say.

Antonio Banderas

Cats are very independent animals. They're very sexy, if you want. Dogs are different. They're familiar. They're obedient. You call a cat, you go, 'Cat, come here.' He doesn't come to you unless you have something in your hand that he thinks might be food. They're very free animals, and I like that.

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Characters don't belong to anyone, not even the person who plays them.

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Cinema has opened a world of possibilities up for me.

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Everything changes as you get older - your mind, your body, the way you view the world.

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Expectation is the mother of all frustration.

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Films should be for everybody.

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Hollywood is a very strong machine that needs, and in... especially with female actors, fresh flesh. It's that cruel. But that's the way it is.

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I always feel that art in general and acting in particular should make the audience a little uncomfortable, to slap them and wake them up.

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I am lucky, that is all. Lucky because there are a lot of people - producers, directors, people who buy tickets - who put confidence in me.

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I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head.

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I couldn't be with someone who is depressed all the time.

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I cry a lot, you know. Which is very difficult for a man to recognise, but I do. I cry in movies, you know, just watching movies.

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I did my first movie, 'The Mambo Kings,' in America without speaking the language. I learned the lines phonetically. I had an interpreter actually just to understand directions from my director.

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I divide my time badly.

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I do yoga every morning, then I run for half an hour and take a sauna.

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I don't believe in any kind of fundamentalism.

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I don't like to over-intellectualize scenes that are working. I tend to think when you do that you may lose it.

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I don't think there is a guy that played more gay characters than I have done in my life.

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I drink a bucket of white tea in the morning. I read about this tea of the Emperor of China, which is supposedly the tea of eternal youth. It's called Silver Needle. It's unbelievably expensive, but I get it on the Web.

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I get caught up in my bubble of reading, writing, or music.

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I have a fantastic studio in my home, and it's my biggest toy. I have about a half a million dollars worth of musical equipment in my house.

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I have to recognize that I am agnostic.

Antonio Banderas

I like flesh. I do! Something to hold.

Antonio Banderas