Riz Ahmed Quotes

I think that in an Internet age, content is content. As long as you can stand up on the merits of what you're doing right at that moment and aren't just relying on your success in doing something else, it's all good; people will respect you.

Age Quotes, Success Quotes, Respect Quotes, Lying Quotes

I think that with piracy and tighter funds being around, people are realising that the game to play is to try and win people's respect with bold film making and then win a special place in people's collections, rather than just having the biggest opening weekends.

Respect Quotes

My music is a very personal reflection of me, whereas, acting a role, that's a reflection of another character.

Character Quotes, Reflection Quotes, Music Quotes

 

My parents, man, they're just the most loving, encouraging... They're like those people who define themselves through their role as parents before people in their own rights.

Parents Quotes

I go to a lot of stand-up comedy. I find more inspiration from observational stuff than from rap.

Inspirational Quotes, Observation Quotes

The only people who have doubts about the sincerity of my music are people who come to it relatively late, off the back of having seen me in a film. Acting is about being other people, and music is about being myself.

Doubt Quotes, Music Quotes

In terms of negotiating a career - I've always grown up being an insider and an outsider to different worlds, across different classes and cultures, so I have always naturally liked making films or music that puts things in unexpected places.

Music Quotes

The music I make and the process of acting, for me, are both about trying to understand people and get inside what makes us tick. That's the main thing that excites me. Our sense of who we really are and what drives us.

Music Quotes

No-one gets a job at 16 and stays in it until 60 any more; we're connected to more people simultaneously than ever before, whether online or on our phones. We wear so many different hats within one day, one week, a lifetime.

Life Quotes

I have always been restless, had a lot of energy.

Energy Quotes

I don't feel that any kind of narrow stereotypes are representative of the work I've done, nor the range of the audience that work has found. I've played lots of different roles, and they've connected with lots of different people.

Work Quotes