27 Most Inspirational Quotes of Actor Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson is a name the whole world recognizes. Famous for his character Mr. Bin, Atkinson is a comedian from England. He started his career with the show, Not the Nine O’Clock News (1979–1982). Having done plenty of work in the industry, Atkinson blessed the role of Mr. Bin with his performance.

One of the world’s top comedians Atkinson has been recognized for his performance and contribution to humor. As a result, the Royal Family gave rewarded him the CBE, an order of excellence to art and culture. Also, he has been enlisted in Top 50 Comedians Ever and The Observer’s 50 Funniest Comedians of 2007.

In his life Atkinson has experienced all sorts of emotions but only did he express was happiness and he is still making the world laugh. Here’s a bunch of powerful motivational quotes by Rowan Atkinson.


1. “As I was leaving this morning, I said to myself, ‘The last thing you must do is forget your speech.’ And, sure enough, as I left the house this morning, the last thing I did was to forget my speech.” – Rowan Atkinson

2. “To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas – even if they are sincerely held beliefs – is one of the fundamental freedoms of society. A law which attempts to say you can criticize and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed.” – Rowan Atkinson

3. “As hatred is defined as intense dislike, what is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion, if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?” – Rowan Atkinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. “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 

11.  “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

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

27 Most Inspirational Quotes of Actor Rowan Atkinson

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

14. “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

15. “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 

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

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

18. “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

19. “It’s not easy to take a sit-com and turn it into a feature.” – 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. “I consider myself more of a visual comedian than a physical one.” – Rowan Atkinson 

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

23. “I would return to the Blackadder character if the opportunity came up. I have no qualms about that at all.” – Rowan Atkinson

24. “I don’t much enjoy Back and Forth. I mean, I think it has its own particular qualities, but I think it’s inferior to any of the half-hour ones we did.” – Rowan Atkinson

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

26. “Marketing is what gets you noticed, and that side of it something – this side of it, if you like, doing interviews – is the side of it that I least enjoy, and yet is 50% of the project.” – Rowan Atkinson

27. “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