Robert Downey Jr quotes talk about his life journey towards being a successful actor and his approach to life on and off the stage. His quotes look at how he views success and how it changed his life. Comparisons were made to his past, the mistakes he made, and where he stands now as a person who deals with popularity as best he could. You can read about other great actors on this site like Denzel Washington and Brad Pitt. Below are a number of Robert Downey Jr quotes to inspire you.
“I used to be so convinced that happiness was the goal, yet all those years I was chasing after it I was unhappy in the pursuit. Maybe the goal really should be a life that values honor, duty, good work, friends, and family."
“At the end of the day, anything I think I’m sacrificing I’m just giving up because it makes me feel better."
“Worrying is like praying for something that you don’t want to happen."
"Listen, smile, agree and then do whatever you were gonna do anyway."
“Discipline for me is about respect. It’s not even about self-respect; it’s about respect for life and all it offers."
“Growing up is something that you do your whole life. I want to always feel that I can be a kid if I want."
“I have a sense of destiny that you are led to the things you are supposed to do."
“People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds."
“The higher the stakes, the happier I am, the better I will be."
“I think it’s good to be confident. If I’m not on my team why should anybody else be?"
“One must always be mindful."
“Nothing will serve you better than a strong work ethic. Nothing."
“Mediocrity is my biggest fear. I’m not afraid of total failure because I don’t think that will happen. I’m not afraid of success because that beats the hell out of failure. It’s being in the middle that scares me."
“You have to let go of the things that are darling to you. You have to take the focus off yourself and put it on the shape of the scene and the intention of what everyone else needs."
“I am in the continual process of transcending fear."
“I know who I am."
“I don’t need an Iron Man suit."
“Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there."
“To me, friendship means loving tolerance."
“The proper method for inquiring after the properties of things is to deduce them from experiments."
“People never change because they are under threat or under duress. Never. They change because they see something that makes their life seem valuable enough to start moving toward a life worth living."
"All I want, and I think all any parent with a semblance of a moral psychology wants, is for my kid to have his own experience, uninhibited."
“There are some parents who have really done it right and told their kid, You know, we have this dough, none of this is for you. You have to get your own."
“With a terrible script, you hustle and try to make it better. But with a good script it can be trouble because you rest on your laurels, so to speak, you think it’s going to translate easily."
“Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough."
“I’m coming from a place of total strength and humility now."
“Acting is always a challenge."
“I guess the issue for me is to keep things dynamic."
“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done."
“I think life changes every year."
“I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb."
“I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it."
“You need to know what to do when the sun is not shining."
“It doesn’t matter whether or not you can act. If you can go into a room and make these sweaters want you, that’s what’ll get you the job."
“For years I took pride in being resilient."
“Look, even bad years are pretty good years, I think."
“I know very little about acting. I am just an incredibly gifted faker."
“The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven."
“Nothing's a break for me. Not even the breaks are breaks."
“I think I've been lucky, being my frequent appearances on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy."
“I loved it, it's such fun. I like that people are seeing it and then talking about it. Like when I took my son and his friends to see Napoleon Dynamite last year, we spent the next six weeks trying to explain it."
“I've always just shown up and tried to figure out what's for lunch and am I going to get to play some racquetball that night."
“I read the script for Wonder Boys, and I said that was almost perfect, it was so classy, cool and funny. It's a really specific thing. We stuck to it, it turned out good and a lot of people liked it."
Robert Downey Jr Biography
Robert Downey Jr is an American producer, singer, and actor who is most famous for the Iron Man franchise. His past has been a focal point in times past due to his bad habits that got him in trouble. He was able however to bounce back from that life and even mentions his overcoming the negativity in his quotes. Downey Jr is age 55 years and said to be worth $300 million and has seen much success in the last decade or so. He has done really well in the science fiction department as that is one of the leading categories in this modern era. Downey has left Marvel and will now team up with DC to work with Netflix. Other actors who have done well for themselves include Dwayne Johnson who has many films as well.
Robert Downey Jr On Life
Robert Downey Jr on life as a person who rose up against the odds is truly inspiring. It just shows that you can move from the lowest point in your life and still do great things and become successful. This is the story of a man who has done things he wasn’t proud of and still finds the courage to seek change. He did just that and is now a household name due to his role as Iron Man. I hope that something he said will be a means of inspiring and encouraging all readers to press forward no matter what.