Top 930 Quotes & Sayings by Welsh Authors

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For your own self-respect and sanity, your creative freedom, you have to be careful that you don't rely too much on other people's opinions of what you do because it can stunt and inhibit you.
My philosophy is it's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
I don't seek the limelight. I'm perfectly happy with a quiet life and spending time with my family, but I deserve recognition. — © Joe Calzaghe
I don't seek the limelight. I'm perfectly happy with a quiet life and spending time with my family, but I deserve recognition.
Everyone talks about not being relegated, but as a manager I have got a few promotions.
Everything I do, I do it being myself.
I'm trying to learn to ask myself: 'Before you dive in are you sure you are right?' It's always safe to assume I'm wrong.
Globalization has much potential. It could be the answer to many of the world's seemingly intractable problems. But this requires strong democratic foundations based on a political will to ensure equity and justice.
The older I get, the more I have to think long and hard about what I need to say and why.
Every cap is my first, and every one is my last... that's the way I look at it.
With success comes complacency if you let it happen. It is human nature; there is that urge to think about how well you have done.
If it is not scary, it is not worth doing.
The only way you can get match fitness is by playing games.
I met my grandfather just before he died, and it was the first time that I had seen Dad with a relative of his. It was interesting to see my own father as a son and the body language and alteration in attitude that comes with that, and it sort of changed our relationship for the better.
I love to see people blossom.
My tragedy is that all I want is a dog, and yet I have been cursed with cats all my life.
Without history we are nothing, so it's worth finding out something about it. — © Keith Allen
Without history we are nothing, so it's worth finding out something about it.
I don't like to do interviews, to be honest. I hate interviews.
Spying is a like a game of chess: Sometimes you have to withdraw, sometimes you have to sacrifice one of your pieces to win - preferably a knight rather than a king or queen.
I still love to do the old songs. I know some people don't.
Children should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this.
Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It's black and white - dramatic. You have to be strong.
I am reading the biography of Pep Guardiola. I find it really interesting.
I love natural beauty, and I think it's your best look, but I think makeup as an artist is so transformative.
The great thing about social media was how it gave a voice to voiceless people.
I have quite a few different Bibles. Having rejected my parents' religion, I still think the King James Bible is the most important work of literature in English. None of us can help being influenced by it.
When I was a kid, I used to pretend to be Bond; I used to make up scenarios and irritate my sister and annoy my mother and father pretending to be someone else, so I kind of was already acting when I was a child. I just didn't really know it.
Oysters are the devil's food. Not a fan!
I might run from her for a thousand years and she is still my baby child. Our love is so furious that we burn each other out.
As a kid, you obviously dream of being a professional footballer. I would watch players like Ronaldo of Brazil and pretend to be him in the playground. But I don't think about trying to become one of the best in the world or anything like that. I just play football.
I could do an American accent, if I were immersed in the accent, meaning if I were living back in Los Angeles and rehearsing and auditioning the whole time.
My agent suggested me to EastEnders casting director, Julia Crampsie, who I already knew. I'm delighted that Julia said, He's not old enough is he?' My agent told her how old I really am and she said Oh'!
Sometimes you have to park things you're not happy with, because there are more important things to be done.
Have faith in your intuition and listen to your gut feeling.
Generally speaking, I'm a jeans, T-shirt and boots man but I do own an Armani suit, which gets a regular outing. It's nothing fancy - just a classic, well-cut suit with clean lines and beautiful tailoring. It's timeless and you can mix and match it with anything to dress up or dress down.
Hamlet' is a real ensemble piece: you have to realise that he's just one part of the story.
Development is the first phase. People write a script, you get concept art. You get to a point where you get a green light, which is basically a production company saying they're going to put the money up to make the movie. Then you go into production.
I am proud of my black roots and of the black blood that runs in my veins.
Just dream big. Go for it. There's nothing holding you back. You can have ups and downs, but if you believe in something, keep the faith; keep fighting. And don't let people put you down.
I've struggled with depression, and the signs that I was falling apart - having heart palpitations at 4 A.M. - were there for a long time before I paid attention. Even when my psychiatrist gave me a questionnaire, I found myself trying to circle the answers that made me seem like I wasn't a wreck. I've since learned to listen to my body.
Music is great; it all depends on what mood you're in, what you want to listen to. If it's party time, you listen to, you know, party music, if you want to dance with somebody. But then again, if it's a slow dance, you need something slow.
I wouldn't mind being a fly on the wall in a few Victorian parlours. — © Sarah Waters
I wouldn't mind being a fly on the wall in a few Victorian parlours.
It was the rainbow gave thee birth, and left thee all her lovely hues.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it gives a change from the surroundings of home, however pleasant.
I was a very fat baby.
Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.
I'm not a betting man.
This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.
I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country.
I didn't want to be an accountant; I found myself being a banker, which was a bit different. I went to university, and I was going to do a Ph.D. in the States, but I didn't get the funding for it, so I had two years where I had a bit of a wobble and didn't really know what I wanted to do, and I ended up working as a banker.
You can never... any job you do, you can never think about the bigger picture. — © Gwilym Lee
You can never... any job you do, you can never think about the bigger picture.
I was a pedantic child. I'd get really annoyed at the logic of small things that don't bother anyone else.
All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more, that everyone's given up.
I wasn't great in class and suffered from dyslexia and ADHD; still do. As a result I could never sit in class listening quietly, and my attention would inevitably end up wandering after a short while.
If you do a good job right now, today, then tomorrow will take care of itself. That's all you can do.
I think it's almost an indulgence to focus on the dark side of things. And as you get older, you want to focus on the positive.
You see, rock and roll isn't a career or hobby - it's a life force. It's something very essential.
I think the most important thing is to have fun, and not to take things too seriously. Once you start doing that, then you'll start to crumble.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
Everybody makes mistakes, but when goalkeepers make them, it is costly. That's the nature of being a goalkeeper.
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