Romeo Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Romeo Quotes from Brenton Thwaites, Thomas Gibson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clive Owen, Michael Gambon. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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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
I’ve always said that ‘Dharma and Greg’ is ‘Romeo and Juliet’ meets ‘The Odd Couple.’
Thomas Gibson
I’m probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don’t have the balls that Romeo did.
Leonardo DiCaprio
After drama school I did a seven-month tour of Europe performing in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ I played Romeo.
Clive Owen
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
Romeo and Juliet’ is two love addicts acting out, and look how that ended.
Drew Pinsky
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
In the Victorian age, actors played Romeo until they were 60 or 70 years old.
Roger Rees
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 love taking photos of all of my family, but Harper is really cute to photograph, and my brother Romeo because of his shaved head. Cruz is just cheeky, so it’s always fun to get a picture of him, too.
Brooklyn Beckham
I wanted to show people I’m like a modern Romeo. I’m romantic, but I can also be seductive. I can be cool and charismatic, swagger-type.
Romeo Santos
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
I stopped acting Romeo and just became Romeo.
David Hallberg
People often argue about this. Obviously one of the skills in performance is acting, and you can’t expect every Romeo to really be in love with their Juliet!
Deborah Bull
‘Romeo & Juliet’ is still relevant and real.
Douglas Booth
‘Born to play? Hmmm. Probably Romeo… or Hamlet, I guess. Also, I’d be a great Alexander the Great.
David Carradine
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
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
In the English market, I would love to work with Drake and Rihanna. Who doesn’t, right? In the Spanish market, maybe Romeo Santos.
Nicky Jam
I love ‘Titanic’, I love ‘Romeo & Juliet’, those are my favourite films, and so it’s crazy to think that people wouldn’t connect with ‘Feel Good’, it’s just a love story.
Mae Martin
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
Sometimes the leads are equally balanced, like in ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ but sometimes they’re just not.
Ailyn Perez
If Romeo can do ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ anything is possible.
Romeo Miller
Old-school Dire Straits songs are on heavy rotation: ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and of course ‘Sultans of Swing.’
Nazanin Boniadi
Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is my favorite full-length ballet, Sergei Prokofiev’s breathtaking score a favorite composition of music. As a student of martial arts, I loved drawing my sword in defense of my Capulet kin.
Sascha Radetsky
You ask yourself, ‘What do you want your legacy to be?’ I’m content at this point to say, ‘Those who follow me.’ Romeo Crennel, Bill Belichick, Sean Payton, to name a few. I think I’ve got a pretty good group, so far.
Bill Parcells
As soon as we wrote the beat for ‘Romeo,’ I knew it was a running song. I was thinking about it in terms of the body. What do you want to do? It’s not a song you want to dance to.
Caroline Polachek
I really was very impressed with DMX during the whole experience on ‘Romeo Must Die.’ I like working with him. I liked him. And I was very impressed with the reaction of the audience when he was in the picture.
Joel Silver
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
‘Romeo And Juliet’ is the classic love story. When two lovers are separated and trying to get back to one another, that’s fiercely romantic and something you become glued to.
Saoirse Ronan
I’d love to do another film version of ‘Romeo & Juliet.’ I’m not too picky as long as it’s a good story.
Rutina Wesley
‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘Manon,’ ‘Giselle’ – they are not stupid stories. They have fantastic characters. They have a big package of emotion.
Sylvie Guillem
We want to do for ‘Hamlet’ what Baz Luhrmann did for ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in terms of like a really cool kind of re-imagining.
Emile Hirsch
I’ve never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately. It’s been a much slower process for me each time I’ve gone into a relationship.
Leonardo DiCaprio
I personally am a very big fan of ‘Romeo + Juliet.’ It had a visceral power to it that I thought was just exhilarating. It was a very arresting and very disturbing and deeply compelling version of the play.
George C. Wolfe
Doing Shakespeare in the Park has always been a dream. Everyone else says Hamlet, but I want to play Romeo.
Aaron Yoo
I think the first thing I did was several scenes from Romeo and Juliet.
Sally Field
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
I have one car that works; it’s fast and safe: an Audi 5. And I have two old cars that never work: an old Peugeot convertible, and an Alfa Romeo Giulia.
Daniel Bruhl
I played Romeo when I was younger, and I think I did a couple kind Romeo-like parts after that, and I kind of went, ‘I mustn’t do this again. I must always choose something that I don’t know if I’m a good enough actor to play.’
Richard Madden
I drove from Naples to the Amalfi coast in an Alpha Romeo 1969 Spider, which was lovely. There have been lots of movies made down there, and I felt a bit like James Bond – the driving is quite hairy. The locals have mopeds, but you wouldn’t catch me on a bike on those roads. A tank would be safer!
Paul Hollywood
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
Most of the famous love affairs of literature or film were quite short. What was ‘Romeo & Juliet’? How long were they together? A few days.
Jesse Harris
I look in the mirror and say to myself, Can it be you once played Romeo?
Bela Lugosi
I’ve done classical theaters. I played Hamlet myself and Romeo.
Damian Lewis
I did a crazy version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ once, and I played Romeo.
Mads Mikkelsen
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
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
There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket.
Abe Lemons
My first professional role was in ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and I played Tybalt, who was Romeo’s enemy, in a small production of that in the U.K.
Sean Bean
The classic, ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ for me, is the iconic story of young love.
Sam Heughan
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
I thought Leonardo DiCaprio was amazing in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo and Juliet.’
Brenton Thwaites
I think when I was 12, when, like, ‘Titanic’ and ‘Romeo + Juliet’ came out, my friends and I made our own Leonardo DiCaprio fan club. I definitely had a thing for him.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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.
It’s pretty hard to play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with someone and not fall in love.
Douglas Hodge
When she offered me ‘Arshinagar,’ Aparna’s interpretation of ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ my first instinct was to say no.
Waheeda Rehman
Olivia Hussey from Zefferelli’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ makes the intense vulnerability of true love look magnificent.
Lauren Kate
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
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
Rafa is hilarious. He’s my fun one. Leo is my real sensitive one; he’s so sensitive and so sweet and wants to take care of everybody. Romeo is Mr. Independent – he’s so independent. He looks the most like me, I think, because he’s got my coloring and, I think, my features a little bit more.
Hilaria Baldwin
Barriers tend to intensify romance. It’s called the ‘Romeo and Juliet effect.’ I call it ‘frustration attraction.’
Helen Fisher
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
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 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
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