Friday, November 30, 2012

Brad Pitt Quotes

1. I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it's up to me.

2. I'm one of those people you hate because of genetics. It is the truth.

3. Being married means I can break wind and eat ice cream in bed.


4. You must lose everything in order to gain anything.

5. I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what's more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on.

6. I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said: "We saw your movie." "Which one?" I said. He shouted: "Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn't like?"

7. A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss... That's the trade-off. But I'll take it all.



8. America is a country founded on guns. It's in our DNA. It's very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don't feel safe, I don't feel the house is completely safe, if I don't have one hidden somewhere. That's my thinking, right or wrong.

9. By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You've just got to keep moving. You can't stop.




10. By the time this concert ends this evening, 30,000 Africans will have died because of extreme poverty. By this time tomorrow evening, another 30,000. This does not make sense.

11. Given a chance, I would like to work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan because she's a versatile actor.

12. Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it's hard to make your peace with.

13. Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen.

14. I always liked those moments of epiphany, when you have the next destination.

15. I don't feel restless, I just like to travel.

16. I don't think I was all that late in becoming a father.






17. I had a very supportive family environment that gave me room to explore and discover things about myself.

18. I had a friend who worked at a hospice, and he said people in their final moments don't discuss their successes, awards or what books they wrote or what they accomplished. They only talk about their loves and their regrets, and I think that's very telling.

19. I grew up very religious, and I don't have a great relationship with religion.



20. I know when I go outside, there'll be a van or two and they'll probably follow us four out of seven days a week, trying to get something. But I'm just going across town and I know they're just wasting their day, so it doesn't bother me anymore.

21. I look and there's our boy from Vietnam and our daughter from Ethiopia, and our girl was born in Namibia, and our son is from Cambodia, and they're brothers and sisters, man. They're brothers and sisters and it's a sight for elation.

22. I loved "Saturday Night Fever" when I was a kid. I couldn't believe people talked that way. It was just a whole new culture I didn't understand. I snuck into it. It was an R-rated film. So it holds a special place.



23. I oscillate between agnosticism and atheism.

24. I was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. 

25. I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony.


26. I would love to work in a Bollywood film as there is so much drama and colour in the films there.

27. I would say that the directors that I've liked the most are all curious in nature - curious thinkers. They're all big questioners, I would say, first and foremost.

28. I'd like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right.

29. I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale.

30. I'm most comfortable with the Southern dialects, really. It's easy, for example, for me to do Irish because we've got Irish heritage where I come from.

31. I'm 48 now and whatever I get music-wise, I get from my kids and that's it. I don't think I'll ever be hip again!

32. I've always been at war with myself, for right or wrong.




33. I'm much more experienced now, so I can find films that are interesting quicker and cut out the films that don't really matter. It means more to me now because my kids are going to see them, and I want them to be proud.

34. In Missouri, where I come from, we don't talk about what we do - we just do it. If we talk about it, it's seen as bragging.

35. Indian cinema seems to be growing very well at its own pace.

36. It's hard to be surprised by a film. It's hard to be surprised by another actor or by a director when you've seen enough and been around. So when I am, or when I forget that I'm watching someone's movie, or when I don't know how someone made a certain turn that I didn't expect…You know, I'm in.

37. My happiest moment is the day they call wrap and I'm free. I'm not looking back.

38. My life has been about big changes.

39. My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn't want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life.

40. Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.

41. Perhaps we don't need these religious concoctions to pillow the fear of death. Just the fact that there is an unknown, and something greater, can bring a feeling of peace. That's enough for me.








42. That's the most important thing to me - that if I'm gonna spend however long it takes to make a movie, give up 14 hours a day for however many weeks or months, then it's very important for me to know that I'm working with people who I respect and enjoy and that we're going for something together.

43. The latitude and longitudinal lines of where you are born determine your opportunity in life, and it's not equal. We may have been created equal, but we're not born equal. It's a lot to do with luck and you have to pass that on.



44. When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo.

45. When I was a little kid we moved to Tulsa, then to St. Louis and, by the time I was in kindergarten, we lived in Springfield, Missouri. There I basically grew up.



46. When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It's just a first impression. Then there's someone who doesn't catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren't what you would call beautiful sex symbols.

47. You hear stories of intense actors who can't shed their character and who don't know who they are for a week or two after. I'm not that guy, man.






48. You never know when I might decide to work in a Bollywood film and do one of those dance numbers with the whole crew in the backdrop.

49. That's why we all end up hiding and creating communes or compounds, because it's work when you go out there in public. You can't just go to the doctor, sit in a waiting room, and read a magazine. You can't go to the airport and wait for your flight, because you get mauled. So there are these little shortcuts.

50. I'm gonna design my own fleet of trailers. No! I'm gonna record an album like Jennifer Lopez. It'll be an acoustic version of K.C. and the Sunshine Band. Then maybe I'll design a line of clothes like Puff Daddy, but all in synthetic fur.

51. Fame makes you feel permanently like a girl walking past construction workers. 

52. You shouldn't speak until you know what you're talking about. That's why I get uncomfortable with interviews. Reporters ask me what I feel China should do about Tibet. Who cares what I think China should do? They hand me a script. I'm a grown man who puts on makeup

53. Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right to life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold.

54. My week consists...five days out of the seven I've got at least three cars of paparazzi on me that I've got to either lose or whatever.

55. Fame is a bitch, man. 

56. Angelina and I do not fight anymore. What occurred to me on this film (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and also with the passing of Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand last year, is that there's going to come a time when I'm not going to get to be with this person anymore. I'm not going to get to be with my children anymore. And so, if we have a flare-up, it evaporates now. I don't want to waste time being angry at someone I love.

57. We're so defined by the last success or the last failure that we even start to see ourselves that way. You've got these awards and there's going to be one winner and four losers, but the four losers made great films. 


58. I grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, and I just loved film. My folks would take us to the drive-in on summer nights, and we'd sit on the hood of the car. I just had this profound love for storytelling. I think it's just an amazing thing we get to do. We're so complex; we're mysteries to ourselves; we're difficult to each other. And then here's this storytelling that reminds us we're all the same.

59. I die really well, by the way. It’s one of my strong points. I just take a bullet well.







60. When I started in film I was taught that you had to have a character arc and there had to be an epiphany. As years go by I have found that to be utter bullshit. We don't really change; we evolve in degrees.

61. Having children takes the focus off yourself, which I'm really grateful for. I'm so tired of thinking about myself. I'm sick of myself. 

62. When you first get opportunities, suddenly you get surrounded by a lot of people who want to make money off you but also are there to help. But they start telling you so much what you need to be and what you need to do to maintain some idea of career maintenance. When you start out, it's very discombobulating, and you are ill-defined at that point as far as direction, what stories are personal to you. So there's two things I'm saying here; at that point, I wish I knew just to follow what was interesting to me. Because we're actors, we want to tell stories, we want to tell personal stories. And not just something you can plug any one of us in and basically get the same thing. Get into something that's really personal that means something to you, where you have something to say and is something really individualized. I wish I was more aware of that then instead of doing a few things I was told would be good for me. And they weren't, because it left me empty, so I didn't do a good job anyways. I think that's what's key to what we do: It's got to be personal.

63. It really changes your perspective on the world. You know, I've had my day. I made some films, and I've really had a very fortunate life, and it's time for me to share that a little bit. You can write a book, you can make a movie, you can paint a painting, but having kids is the most extraordinary thing I've ever taken on. (on having children)

64. She is my great love, my best friend, a generous woman and a fantastic mother. (on Angelina Jolie)

65. (on how his children will influence his future roles) My thoughts these days are: "Oh, my God, what did I do? What are they going to see from the past?" It definitely colors what I'll approach in the future. I'll try to be a little bit more mature about my decisions.

66. (when asked by Conan O'Brien how he got into character as stoner JD in True Romance (1993)) I'm a method actor.

67. It's amazing what an impending midlife crisis will do for you, really. It got me motivated, having turned 40 in December. (2003)

68. (On how his earlier, lesser film roles ultimately improved him as an actor): I believe I'm quite capable and we, as people, can learn to do anything, and that's proof of it! And my education is on film, on record! Now I can take on anything that comes my way and find truth in it an do a pretty good job.

69. (In May, 2005, on his impending divorce to Jennifer Aniston) The thing I don't understand is looking at this as a failure. It's talked about like it failed, I guess because it wasn't flawless. Me, I embrace the messiness of life. I find it so beautiful, actually.

70. It doesn't matter if your Warcraft wife is a man.

71. (on Angelina Jolie - In February 2012, CBS "This Morning") She's still a bad girl, delightfully so. It's not for public consumption.

72. (on getting married - THR) We'd actually like to, and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren't going to do it till everyone can. But I don't think we'll be able to hold out.

73. One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. (PARADE)

74. There are no secrets at our house. We tell the kids: "Mom and Dad are going off to kiss." They go: "Eww, gross!" But we demand it. (USA Weekend)

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