65 Inspirational Liam Neeson Quotes On Success In Life

William John Neeson OBE  is a Northern Irish actor who holds Irish, British, and American citizenship. He has been nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. These Liam Neeson quotes will motivate you.

Best Liam Neeson Quotes

  1. “Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today. Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift.” ~ Liam Neeson
  2. “You are not what you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be.” ~ Liam Neeson
  3. “We live in an age where revenge seems to be the most important thing for individuals and countries.” ~ Liam Neeson
  4. “I’m a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small.” ~ Liam Neeson
  5. “Men fear most what they cannot see.” ~ Liam Neeson
  6. “There’s periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years… Anytime I hear that door opening I still think I’m gonna hear her.” ~ Liam Neeson
  7. “Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.” ~ Liam Neeson
  8. “Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society’s understanding.” ~ Liam Neeson

  9. “It’s extraordinary to look into a baby’s face and see a piece of your flesh and your spirit. It makes you realize you are a part of the human race.” ~ Liam Neeson
  10. “If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely.” ~ Liam Neeson
  11. “We live in such a corporate world where everyone is passing the buck, it seems to me. Therefore I like stories where the individual takes responsibility for BEING the individual, and not just for himself, but for his comrades, his society and ultimately for his country. Ultimately, we can all learn a lesson from that and not be browbeaten by the corporate world which is taking over.” ~ Liam Neeson
  12. “Northern Ireland is the world’s best kept secret, both in the character of its people and its scenery.” ~ Liam Neeson
  13. “I was reared a Catholic but I think every day we ask ourselves, not consciously, what are we doing on this planet? What’s it all about?” ~ Liam Neeson
  14. “Why would anyone ever tell anything personal to a journalist?” ~ Liam Neeson
  15. “The cause of making the world a better place for children unites us all.” ~ Liam Neeson

  16. “You traveled the world… Now you must journey inwards… to what you really fear… it’s inside you.” ~ Liam Neeson
  17. “If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them, and stab them in the heart.” ~ Liam Neeson
  18. “For all of nature’s wonder and beauty, it is also hostile and unpredictable.” ~ Liam Neeson
  19. “It’s still a great, big, beautiful, wonderful world no matter what the headlines of the newspapers are and it’s there to be explored. It’s there for our children to go out and explore and explore different cultures and learn from it. I never lose hope.” ~ Liam Neeson
  20. “You can’t act being a boxer. It’s like being on stage.” ~ Liam Neeson

  21. “For every successful actor or actress, there are countless numbers who don’t make it. The name of the game is rejection. You go to an audition and you’re told you’re too tall or you’re too Irish or your nose is not quite right. You’re rejected for your education, you’re rejected for this or that and it’s really tough.” ~ Liam Neeson
  22. “Every time I see Anthony Hopkins I think that, to some extent, he has just been getting away with it all these years.” ~ Liam Neeson
  23. “I’m Irish, so I’m used to odd stews. I can take it. Just throw a lot of carrots and onions in there and I’ll call it dinner.” ~ Liam Neeson Quotes
  24. “I’ve had an unbelievable life. I’ve been very lucky. You do create your own luck too, you know? I never forget where I’m from. Whenever I pass a building site or see somebody digging a ditch, I always think, ‘That’s real work.'” ~ Liam Neeson
  25. “I keep fit as much as I can.” ~ Liam Neeson

  26. “It’s interesting, the more successful you become the more people want to give you stuff for nothing.” ~ Liam Neeson
  27. “It’s funny, but you get to a time in your life when you think you have all the friends you will ever have.” ~ Liam Neeson
  28. “Listen, I know how old I am and that I’m just a shoulder injury from losing roles like the one in Taken. So I stay with the training, I stay with the work. It’s easy enough to plan jobs, to plan a lot of work. That’s effective. But that’s the weird thing about grief. You can’t prepare for it. You think you’re gonna cry and get it over with. You make those plans, but they never work.” ~ Liam Neeson
  29. “We’re all always acting. You need to be able to sit in silence and not beat up on yourself. It’s hard to say to yourself, ‘You are human. Welcome to the human race.'” ~ Liam Neeson
  30. “Getting married and settling down isn’t the most important thing in my life.” ~ Liam Neeson

  31. “Well, I think they’re all basically the same story. Every culture in the world has them. When you strip it down and analyze it, it’s the young man or girl who goes through a trial or ordeal and hits a very low ebb but manages to get guidance from a Merlin-type figure.” ~ Liam Neeson
  32. “I will never become a director or a movie producer. I was always looking at picture directing because I didn’t know what to do! You can’t be a movie director without real preparation.” ~ Liam Neeson
  33. “There seems to be more opportunities for old guys like me to do a little fighting and running because the lead characters also require a bit of depth and maturity and gravitas that one is likely to acquire doing drama all those years.” ~ Liam Neeson
  34. “I gravitate toward women.” ~ Liam Neeson

  35. “No man is an island, as they say. No. I’ve tried it. I’ve gone on retreats at various times in my life for three or four or five days. I was desperate to get out of there and talk to somebody. But I fly fish a lot, and I can only do that really by myself. I find I’m never lonesome when I’m on a river, far from it, but it’s a lonely practice.” ~ Liam Neeson
  36. “I’m keeping myself to myself. And I like it that way. I’m not hunting. I’m the opposite of a – what would a male cougar be? Is there such a thing? Whatever it is, I’m not that.” ~ Liam Neeson
  37. “I believe that UNICEF is the most important branch of the U.N.; they do exceptional work to help the neediest children around the world” ~ Liam Neeson Quotes
  38. “Standing under freezing cold showers every morning, – I did that. I got up to seven minutes most mornings, and it actually works; it immunizes your body, and your body starts getting used to the cold. It really works.”” ~ Liam Neeson
  39. “Girl Rising reminds us that educating the girls of today is an investment in everyone’s tomorrow.” ~ Liam Neeson

  40. “Rihanna is a very talented person. One of those people who are able to do whatever they want with great results.” ~ Liam Neeson
  41. “Yeah, well, I finally stopped smoking for good.” ~ Liam Neeson
  42. “I’ve made many films and only a few times I’ve played real people.” ~ Liam Neeson
  43. “People ask me if I ever feel outside the Hollywood loop, and I never do, because both of us do a lot of theatre, so it’s great for New York and it’s also half-way between Europe and the west coast, so it’s the best of both worlds.” ~ Liam Neeson
  44. “Yes, I’m Catholic; I’m proud of it. But I had lots of Protestant friends.” ~ Liam Neeson
  45. “Acting is invigorating. But I don’t analyse it too much. It’s like a dog smelling where it’s going to do its toilet in the morning.” ~ Liam Neeson

  46. “In Los Angeles, it’s like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they’re morally right. That’s when you want to choke people, you know?” ~ Liam Neeson
  47. “The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying.” ~ Liam Neeson
  48. “I don’t know if I’m a strict parent or a pushover.” ~ Liam Neeson
  49. “You just get this profound feeling of instability . . . the Earth isn’t stable anymore and then it passes and it becomes more infrequent, but I still get it sometimes.” ~ Liam Neeson
  50. “Live and die on this day… Live and die on this day.” ~ Liam Neeson

  51. “I never thought about becoming a professional singer, but I am in touch with Bono about releasing a musical movie. It will be about an Irish band during the ’70s who are looking for fortune in Las Vegas. I should play the singer of the band but I don’t want to sing in front of anybody.” ~ Liam Neeson Quotes
  52. “I’m fairly comfortable in fight sequences and stuff like that. I’ve done a few of them. I’m comfortable with that sort of stuff as long as I’m reasonably fit, and it’s fun to do actually. I’m like a kid in a toy shop doing that stuff.” ~ Liam Neeson
  53. “I love it when a plan comes together” ~ Liam Neeson
  54. “Looking out for your children is an ongoing process throughout your life.” ~ Liam Neeson

  55. “I am totally for gun control in the U.S. The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying. Every day we’re seeing some kid running rampant in a school. And do you know what the gun lobby’s response to Newtown was? The National Rifle Association’s official response was, ‘If that teacher had been armed’ It’s crazy.” ~ Liam Neeson
  56. “The Irish Catholic side was married to the life of an actor and I found out acting could be a form of prayer.” ~ Liam Neeson
  57. “But, you know, there’s still an argument, there’s still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime.” ~ Liam Neeson
  58. “I do shadow boxing and use a heavy bag, but I don’t spar with anyone.” ~ Liam Neeson

  59. “Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they’re gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that’s a joy.” ~ Liam Neeson
  60. “Forget the statistics…we have to do more. You cannot look these children in the eye and see how desperate is their situation without wanting to help.” ~ Liam Neeson
  61. “In bed at night, I could be reading some book, and I’ll come across a sentence that’s totally unrelated to some scene I did years ago. But I’ll play the scene back in my mind and think, I did that wrong – I should’ve opened the door more slowly.” ~ Liam Neeson
  62. “I was an OK boxer, I wasn’t great, I was OK, but I loved the discipline of getting together every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, usually Saturday afternoons too, with a whole bunch of mates and training, very, very hard for about two-and-half hours.” ~ Liam Neeson
  63. “Hollywood is throwing action movies at me.” ~ Liam Neeson

  64. “I have to make it my job to be careful with my family.” ~ Liam Neeson
  65. “Young people were once considered relatively safe from HIV/AIDS. Today, their lives and futures are at risk throughout the world because of this disease. I believe it is young people throughout the world who offer us the greatest hope for defeating this deadly pandemic.” ~ Liam Neeson

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