Romeo And Juliet Quotes

Romeo And Juliet Quotes by Anne Fortier, Todd Haynes, Brenton Thwaites, Sam Heughan, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone and many others.

I was in Siena and decided I wanted to write a story se

I was in Siena and decided I wanted to write a story set there. Then I discovered that the original story of Romeo and Juliet was set in Siena. It occurred to me that this was too much of a gift – I had to do it. That’s how I ended up writing a parallel story to Romeo and Juliet.
Anne Fortier
I think by around the time I was about 8 or 9, the idea of filmmaking probably took hold. I made little Super 8 extravaganzas when I was a kid, the first being my own version of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and where I played all the parts except for Juliet.
Todd Haynes
When I was 16 years old, I joined a drama group called North Queensland Academy of Dramatic Art under a woman called Maggie Shephard-King. She inspired me to audition for the role of Romeo in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’
Brenton Thwaites
The classic, ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ for me, is the iconic story of young love.
Sam Heughan
When I was doing ‘Tales from Hollywood’ at the National, I was invited to dinner by the choreographer, Kenneth MacMillan. He told me I had the heart of a dancer and asked me if I’d like to come on at the end of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as a friar. I said I’d love to, but sadly, MacMillan died shortly after.
Michael Gambon
All the great Shakespeare plays are about killing. ‘Alas, poor Yorick,’ that’s about death. And in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ everyone up ends up dying. The greatest dramas in the world are all about sex, violence and death.
Ray Winstone
I feel that for the story of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to be impactful, it has to be believable, and there has to be a certain level of chemistry between the two characters.
Hailee Steinfeld
I’ve always found it funny when people call ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ‘the greatest love story ever told’ because – man – it does not work out well for those kids, you know? I’d like to think the greatest love story ever told would at least let them be together for more than a few hours.
Ryan North
What if Shakespeare had had a test audience for Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet?
Brendan Fraser
Olivia Hussey from Zefferelli’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ makes the intense vulnerability of true love look magnificent.
Lauren Kate
I’ve done ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona,’ I’ve understudied Iago in ‘Othello.’ I’ve done Mercutio in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’
Robert Englund
We need to take a far more active role in love than ‘Romeo and Juliet’ would lead us to believe. Perhaps that’s what Shakespeare’s saying, in a way. We can’t leave it all up to fate.
Rebecca Serle
Make no mistake: I love women. I’m married to one, I was birthed by one, and I played one in my high school production of ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ No one else could fit into the bodice.
Stephen Colbert
After drama school I did a seven-month tour of Europe performing in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ I played Romeo.
Clive Owen
I tried to forget about playing Romeo in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and just think about him as a normal guy, as a normal character, and just try and approach him the same I would every other character.
Douglas Booth
I always say to people, ‘You know, if Romeo and Juliet got married, nobody would care about them.’ Imagine Romeo and Juliet, six kids yelling, ‘Mama, Mama, Papa, Papa!’
Marjane Satrapi
When I step out onto the ice to compete ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ I don’t feel like a fighter. I feel very nervous, and it’s very difficult for me to get into the mindset for it.
Ashley Wagner
I think Mercutio in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ would be my favorite role. I’ve never played it, but I would love to do it.
Rocky Carroll
I think Romeo and Juliet is uplifting. That’s how much a son wishes to avenge his father. That is how much two young people can love each other.
Ben Kingsley
It’s pretty hard to play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with someone and not fall in love.
Douglas Hodge
When I was in England doing Romeo and Juliet as a child star, I was interviewed by the British press, who are even more vicious and cruel than the Americans. So I have been extremely guarded ever since.
Claire Bloom
I don’t know if anyone knows if they’re ever any good, but I went to drama school in Scotland, in a classical acting course, and my first year, I remember one of my tutors telling me that I couldn’t act, and I should give up and all this sort of thing, and then, they cast me as Romeo in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’
Sam Heughan
I’ve always said that ‘Dharma and Greg’ is ‘Romeo and Juliet’ meets ‘The Odd Couple.’
Thomas Gibson
I made little Super 8 extravaganzas when I was a kid, the first being my own version of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and where I played all the parts except for Juliet.
Todd Haynes
Look, three love affairs in history, are Abelard and Eloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this President at the moment. But this doesn’t matter over time. Reality will impinge. If his programs work, he’s fine. If it doesn’t work, all of the adulation of journalists in the world won’t matter.
George Will
I think the first thing I did was several scenes from Romeo and Juliet.
Sally Field
For me personally, I feel that a film that doesn’t end with a happy ending has a far bigger reach. It lingers on far more. Unrequited love stories have much more impact on the audiences. If ‘Romeo and Juliet’ had been happily married and had kids and dogs, I don’t think it would have been a classic.
Shefali Shah
I take the subway all the time here in New York. I love people watching and trying to figure out everybody’s background, especially teenagers – they’re so uninhibited when they display puppy love. I concoct stories in my mind: ‘Are you guys like Romeo and Juliet?’
Sherri Shepherd
I thought Leonardo DiCaprio was amazing in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo and Juliet.’
Brenton Thwaites
I feel like every night, when you see a really good production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ or something, you should hope that it ends differently. That’s why we watch our favorite movies again and again.
Leslie Odom, Jr.
If you actually saw your favorite movie star who is also a great classical actor doing ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘Macbeth’ or ‘Taming of the Shrew,’ it would be a great thing and a great thing for kids to get interested in language.
Thomas Gibson
I read too many romance novels during my formative years. I have a penchant for romantic comedies. I understand why ‘Romeo and Juliet’ came to such a pass.
Roxane Gay
Old-school Dire Straits songs are on heavy rotation: ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and of course ‘Sultans of Swing.’
Nazanin Boniadi
I did a crazy version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ once, and I played Romeo.
Mads Mikkelsen
I think ‘West Side Story’ is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, musicals ever put onscreen – or stage, for that matter. I, frankly, like Zeffirelli’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ very much, too. I grew up with that… I loved it. I loved the score; I loved the acting.
Kelly Asbury
If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would have written Macbeth.
Joyce Brothers
If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays, they have only to blame their own mismanagement, for the world is with them as it has never been before, and all sensible fathers and mothers know it.
Richard Le Gallienne
Romeo and Juliet were stunning and beautiful, but a lot of the other characters surrounding them were caricatures.
Douglas Booth
When I started dating I had this kind of Romeo and Juliet, fateful romantic idea about love which was almost that you were a victim and there was a lot of pain involved and that was how it should be.
Emma Watson
With Romeo and Juliet, you’re talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn’t happened to me yet.
Leonardo DiCaprio
This Romeo character is something I decided to create, like my alter ego. So the name Romeo was invented from the original Romeo and Juliet. I wanted to show people I’m like a modern Romeo.
Romeo Santos
Sometimes the leads are equally balanced, like in ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ but sometimes they’re just not.
Ailyn Perez
So often in sitcoms, it’s like, ‘Oh, that husband of mine. He just screwed up again.’ They just have to tolerate each other. It’s not the most fun to play from my perspective. But by the same token, you can’t be like, ‘We’re just like Romeo and Juliet, always in love.’
David Denman
A lot of people say to me, ‘Is this good, to do to a Shakespeare piece?’ And I think, ‘You know, ‘West Side Story’ did it very cleverly, in a different way.’ But if you look at ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ ‘Titanic,’ ‘Avatar,’ ‘Grease,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’… they’re all ‘Romeo and Juliet’ stories.
Kelly Asbury
There’s a definite rift in ‘Riverdale.’ There’s a civil war between the Southside and the Northside. And Jughead being on the Southside and Betty’s on the Northside, it becomes a bit of a ‘Romeo and Juliet’ situation.
Lili Reinhart
When ‘Romeo and Juliet’ came along, I fell in love with the way that it was written and how innocent and vulnerable it was and how different it was from ‘True Grit.’ I really liked that.
Hailee Steinfeld