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35 Inspirational Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) Quotes



Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) Quotes

Rowan Atkinson, who is most popularly known as Mr. Bean, is an English comedian, writer, and actor. He has appeared in a lot of movies including’ Love Actually,’ and James Bond movie ‘Never say never again.’ He has also earned a place amongst the 50 funniest British Comedy Actors.

Atkinson had a knack for making laugh even as a young kid but never took it seriously. His journey into the world of Hollywood was by no means an easy ride but he never lost his passion for making people laugh.

Rowan Atkinson’s quotes will make you laugh but they are also extremely thought-provoking and inspirational. They serve as a reminder not to take life too seriously.

35 Inspirational Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) Quotes

1. “The older you get, the more you realise how happenstance… has helped to determine your path through life.” – Rowan Atkinson

2. “You’re about as useful as a one-legged man at an arse kicking contest.” – Rowan Atkinson

3. “I feel as though the camera is almost a kind of voyeur in Mr. Bean’s life, and you just watch this bizarre man going about his life in the way that he wants to.” – Rowan Atkinson

4. “I want to express myself in a different way. I have a performing inclination.” – Rowan Atkinson

5. “Have to say that I’ve always believed perfectionism is more of a disease than a quality. Do try to go with the flow but I can’t let go.” – Rowan Atkinson

6. “And, we put a lot more value, or at least I personally put a lot more value, on the creative values and creative challenges of something than the commercial necessities.” – Rowan Atkinson

7. “I mean I can do it when I’m very relaxed, and with good friends, then I think I can be amusing.” – Rowan Atkinson

8. “I’m not a naturally funny man. I find that I can only be funny, if I become someone else.” – Rowan Atkinson

9. “The clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult.” – Rowan Atkinson

10. “But I always feel that whatever I do, I could do better. I suppose it is perfectionism.” – Rowan Atkinson

11. “Art is something that nobody laughs at and nobody makes any money out of is the attitude, which I would dispute.” – Rowan Atkinson

12. “I’m as poor as a church mouse, that’s just had an enormous tax bill on the very day his wife ran off with another mouse, taking all the cheese.” – Rowan Atkinson

13. “I can be reasonably funny and light-hearted when I’m in the company of good friends, but I’m not a jokesmith. I tend to be quite serious.” – Rowan Atkinson

14. “Mr. Bean is at his best when he is not using words, but I am equally at home in both verbal and nonverbal expression.” – Rowan Atkinson

15. “It’s not easy to take a sit-com and turn it into a feature.” – Rowan Atkinson

16. “I think I have an inner confidence that my tastes are pretty simple, that what I find funny finds a wide audience. I’m not particularly intellectual or clever or minority-focused in my creative instincts. And I’m certainly not aware of suppressing more sophisticated ambitions.” – Rowan Atkinson

17. “Nope, I don’t enjoy work generally. Not because I’m lazy; it’s just all so stressful and worrying.” – Rowan Atkinson

18. “I like to juggle with one ball at a time. Then I put the ball down and do nothing for extended periods of time.” – Rowan Atkinson

19. “Funny things tend not to happen to me. I am not a natural comic. I need to think about things a lot before I can be even remotely amusing.” – Rowan Atkinson

20. “The right to ridicule is far more important to society than any right not to be ridiculed because one in my view represents openness – and the other represents oppression.” – Rowan Atkinson

21. “Your services might be as useful as a barbershop on the steps of a guillotine.” – Rowan Atkinson

22. “The path of my life is strewn with cow pats from the devil’s own satanic herd!” – Rowan Atkinson

23. “People think because I can make them laugh on the stage, I’ll be able to make them laugh in person. That isn’t the case at all. I am essentially a rather quiet, dull person who just happens to be a performer.” – Rowan Atkinson

24. “Mr. Bean is essentially a child trapped in the body of a man. All cultures identify with children in a similar way, so he has this bizarre global outreach.” – Rowan Atkinson

25. “To Be Successful You Don’t Need Beautiful Face And Heroic Body, What You Need is Skillful Mind And Ability To Perform” – Rowan Atkinson

26. “I have always worried about things more than I should.” – Rowan Atkinson

27. “Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline, I also think someone in their fifties being childlike becomes a little sad. You’ve got to be careful.” – Rowan Atkinson

28. “Get that right, then- if you get the quality right, then the marketability or whatever; your ability to sell videos or your ability to earn money or whatever, will follow naturally. But try to be creatively lead rather than market lead. And that’s important to me.” – Rowan Atkinson

29. “No, I was only funny on stage, really. I, think I was funny as a person toward my classmates when I was very young. You know, when I was a child, up to about the age of 12.” – Rowan Atkinson

30. “I consider myself more of a visual comedian than a physical one.” – Rowan Atkinson

31. “It’s a bit disconcerting being treated like Madonna.” – Rowan Atkinson

32. “I suddenly think the job of acting is a difficult one. It’s not as flip, irrelevant and shallow a calling as I thought it was in the Eighties.” – Rowan Atkinson

33. “I’m more critical of the films I make than anyone else.” – Rowan Atkinson

34. “I’m not a collector. I don’t like the toy cupboard syndrome that causes so many good cars to evaporate.” – Rowan Atkinson

35. “Of course, some would say if you have a performing inclination, then you should become a lawyer. That’s a platform we use, or a priest. You know, anywhere you lecture and pontificate to people.” – Rowan Atkinson

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