Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade quotes

Quotes by and about Richard Ayoade

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Ayoade: "I find performing very difficult. It's difficult to be a good actor."

Ayoade: "I'm not massively confident in my acting ability. I don't think my acting is a complete injury to the public, but it is probably causing moderate distress."

Ayoade: "Some of my best [acting] work is done looking at the ground."

Ayoade: "PR [is] completely mysterious to me. There are so many brilliant things that are undiscovered and so many terrible things that are celebrated, so I think it is potentially dangerous to assume that there's some kind of logic or underlying merit to popular success."

Ayoade: "I sometimes have this theory that the film that wins the Oscar is a film that you could only watch once. That's part of the requirement. Because you need to get everything you could possibly get out of it on one watch. If there's anything else in it, it's too much to take in."

Ayoade: "Monty Python is sort of like The Beatles. ... They did everything that can be done in comedy and they just did it in three years, and that was it. ... No one can really beat Python ever - that's it."

Ayoade: "If you meet someone, and they tell you everything about themselves straight away, you know they are actually not being honest; it's a preemptive strike."

Steve Prokopy: "In person, Ayoade is a soft-spoken, unassuming man who ... is a lot of fun to talk to, and has a wicked, dry sense of humor."

Kate Whiting: "He seems socially awkward. ... When he opens his mouth, he sounds ... softly spoken and old professor-like, although he's only 33."