100+ Heath Ledger Quotes That Will Show You What Real Talent Is

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Heath Ledger quotes that will show you what real talent is. There are so many Heath Ledger quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Heath Ledger quotes exists just do that.

Heath Ledger had been a very famous actor and also a music video director. After Heath Ledger had performed roles in many TV and movie productions, Heath Ledger had then left for the US and developed his movie career. Heath Ledger’s work includes The Patriot (2000), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Monster’s Ball (2001), A Knight’s Tale (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Casanova (2005), The Brothers Grimm (2005), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), and also, The Dark Knight (2008). Heath Ledger had then produced and also directed music videos and had aspired to become a movie director.

For Heath Ledger’s role of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, he had earned the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and also the Best International Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute. Heath Ledger had been nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and also, the Academy Award for Best Actor. Heath Ledger had then shared the 2007 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award with the cast, the director, and also the director for the movie, I’m Not There, which had been inspired by Bob Dylan. In the movie, Heath Ledger had played Robbie Clark, one of six characters who embodied the aspects of Dylan’s persona and life.

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“Do I really look like a guy with a plan?”

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“I like to set up obstacles and defeat them.”

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“I generally don’t think most situations can be labeled as black or white.”

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“The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules!”

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“I believe whatever doesn’t kill you, simply makes you stranger.”

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“I’m very comfortable with horses. I love horses and I have grown up around farm-hands. There’s something very universal about anyone who’s on horseback night and day. When you get off that horse, you are still walking as if there’s still a horse between your legs.”

“I’m not a big fan of western movies and I really don’t like cowboy-indian movies. I have never watched them.”

“[The Joker is a] psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy. … Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night. I couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.”

“I do think that drugs and alcohol have been glorified and exoticized in such a way that it gets into the art world.”

“When anything is blocking my head or there’s worry in my life, I just go sit on Mars or something and look back here at Earth. All you can see is this tiny speck. You don’t see the fear. You don’t see the pain. You don’t see thought. It’s just one solid speck. Then nothing really matters. It just doesn’t.”

“I’m sure drugs and alcohol perhaps would inspire new thoughts, but it’s certainly not something that I use as a tool or a mechanism to create.”

“I like to do something I fear.”

“I like to see films that come out with lower budgets because you’re forced into using your imagination. You don’t have everything at your fingertips. You have to create it from scratch.”

“If you are just safe about the choices you make, you don’t grow.”

“There is no Yoda-there’s no one who points you in the right direction. You’ve got to figure that out by yourself.”

“You know, I’m not in a hurry, and everybody else in Hollywood – particularly agents and managers – they’re all in a hurry.”

“I think your personal evolution runs hand in hand with your professional evolution. Performance and the person you are kind of grow simultaneously.”

“Most of the time you don’t even know they’re there. Now, that’s the scary thing. It’s really strange and invading, but I’m still working it all out. I try to not let it bother me. And if I want to swim naked in my pool, I’m still going to do it. I certainly don’t want to feel that I have to change everything in my life that I do to cater to them. I just won’t let it happen.”

“I’ve never had high expectations of my work and I certainly am not going to let that plague my thoughts. I’m just going to continue to choose what feels right for me at the time and go with it.”

“I apologize for my terrible interview skills. I wasn’t prepared to expose stories about something so special and wonderfully private that is happening in my life. I guess a part of me wishes that I’d never have to and that maybe I could protect this special time. I was dreaming.”

“The first memory I have, anyway, I guess – I think it was my second birthday and the cake came out with the candles and I was very excited and I was, like, “Oh! A cake!” and then my cousin blew out the candles. I was so disappointed. It just broke my heart. And so that’s stamped in my brain.”

“Had I listened to my agent, I’d be running around in tights, climbing buildings and stuff.”

“See I’m not a monster, I’m just ahead of the curve.”

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“If you make decisions based upon people’s reactions or judgments then you make really boring choices.”

“I feel like I’m wasting time if I repeat myself.”

“It’s kind of a rule of thumb for me to self-doubt going into any kind of project. I always think that I shouldn’t be doing it and I don’t know how to do it and I’m going to fail and that I fooled them. I always try to find a way out.”

“I love acting. Oh, God, I love it. But all this fame and all this bullshit attention. I’m not supernatural. I’ve done nothing extremely special to deserve the position. It happens every couple of years, and it’s happened to hundreds of people before me.”

“Some people just wanna see the world burn”

“You see, in their last moments people show you who they really are.”

“I feel like I’ve never been in a film that people have liked before.”

“I never studied acting in Australia. I never had an empty stage and black pajamas to run around and express myself.”

“Brooklyn seems to me the closest thing in America to Europe. The neighbors and locals are beautiful people. It’s like a village.”

“I prefer to date older women because they don’t try to act older like younger girls but because they try to act younger.”

“It’s a little uncomfortable doing love scenes in armor, but, you know, when the heat’s on, the heat’s on. (“Access Hollywood”, August 2000)”

“Honesty always gets my attention. Not particularly someone who is honest to me, but someone who is honest with themselves. That is a quality I really enjoy, admire and love.”

“[about growing up with his mom and his sisters] I learned respect for women, and patience. You grow up with all those women around you…you learn to wait your turn. (Cosmopolitan, June 1998)”

“[on his sleeping problems] Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night. I couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going. (The New York Times, November 2007)”

“I’m not good at future planning. I don’t plan at all. I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I don’t have a day planner and I don’t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.”

“I only do this because Im having fun. The day I stop having fun, I’ll just walk away. I wasn’t going to have fun doing a teen movie again…. I don’t want to do this for the rest of my life….I don’t want to spend the rest of my youth doing this in this industry. There’s so much I want to discover. (Vanity Fair, August 2000)”

“[on playing “The Joker” in “The Dark Knight”] The Joker, so far, is definitely the most fun I’ve had with any character. He’s just out of control — no empathy, he’s a sociopath, uh, a psychotic, mass-murdering clown. And, uh, I’m just thoroughly, thoroughly enjoying it. It’s just exceeded any expectations I had of what the experience would be like.”

“I’m shy. People get confused. They think as an actor you can get up and be confident on the screen. “Why aren’t you like this in normal life? Why can’t you act in your social life?” Because I can’t! (NY Post, 2001)”

“[on his choice of film projects] I feel like I’m wasting time if I repeat myself. I can’t say I’m proud of my work. It’s the same with everything I do: the day I say ‘It’s good’ is the day I should start doing something else.”

“[on walking down the red carpet] Like diving into an Olympic pool, swimming the length underwater, then emerging gasping for breath. It’s so noisy that it’s quiet, you can’t hear; the flashlights are so blinding that it’s dark, you can’t see.”

“[on daughter Matilda and being a father] Matilda is adorable, and beautifully observant and wise. Michelle and I love her so much. Becoming a father exceeds all my expectations. It’s the most remarkable experience I’ve ever had – it’s marvelous.”

“I don’t have a method to my madness… For me, acting is more about self-exploration. I’ve learned a lot about myself in order to learn about the craft. I’ve always been very big on self-exploration and answering my own questions. (Vanity Fair, 2000)”

“I start to get bored, not with the choices I was making, because I didn’t really have a choice. The choices were being made for me — I was being thrown into projects. So I kind of put the brakes on that. In a sense, I destroyed my career to rebuild it again.”

“I love acting. Oh, God, I love it. But all this fame and all this bullshit attention. I’m not supernatural. I’ve done nothing extremely special to deserve the position. It happens every couple of years, and it’s happened to hundreds of people before me. (Newsweek, July 2000)”

“[on his character “Ennis” in “Brokeback Mountain”] The challenge was to capture the stillness of him. I have kind of semi-frantic, nervous energy. Harnessing that was something I thought I’d have to work out. Shooting in the wilderness, the stillness became like this innate quality.”

“A lot of people think ambition or success and they think dollars. My ambition is all in my head. I’m on a f—ing journey. I’m on a walkabout. It’s about collecting wisdom of emotions and heart and self and understanding. Being absolutely comfortable with your body and life and the earth, sun, and moon being the only truths. That’s what my success is, getting underneath that. (Entertainment Weekly, 2001)”

“[on dropping the character once the shoot ends] I kind of save the living for the time between action and cut. I’m pretty good at dropping a character once it’s over for the day. Certainly once the film is over, I throw it all away. Your life is what matters. (Chicago Sun Times, November 2007)”

“No amount of money changes what I do between ‘action’ and ‘cut’. Before I got into the industry, I never imagined I’d have anywhere near the money I have now. I don’t need any more. It’s not that I don’t want the money, it’s just that I would have been really happy sitting on a beach or surfing every morning. I never had money, and I was very happy without it. When I die, my money’s not gonna come with me. My movies will live on – for people to judge what I was as a person. I just want to stay curious.”

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“I like to do something I fear. I like to set up obstacles and defeat them. I like to be afraid of the project. I always am. When I get cast in something, I always believe I shouldn’t have been cast. I fooled them again. I can’t do it. I don’t know how to do it. There’s a huge amount of anxiety that drowns out any excitement I have toward the project.”

“[on the directors he would have liked to work with] Look, most of them are dead. Fellini. Cassavettes. Bob Fosse. Stanley Kubrick. I would have loved to work with them. I would love to work with many people who are around, but they’re not lining up just yet. Terrence Malick is one person who comes to mind. I would love to be in one of his visual poems. (Chicago Sun Times, November 2007)”

“Some people find their shtick. I’ve never figured out who Heath Ledger is on film: ‘This is what you expect when you hire me, and it will be recognizable.’ People always feel compelled to sum you up, to presume that they have you and can describe you. That’s fine. But there are many stories inside of me and a lot I want to achieve outside of one flat note. (The New York Times, November 2007)”

“I have never had great expectations of my performance or of a film. I try not to think about the outcome. If you look that far ahead, it sort of taints your choices as an actor. I try as hard as I can to believe that no one is ever going to see it and that it’s not even a movie. Then you can allow yourself to bare more. Then, once a project is done, I tend to forget about it until it comes out. (Daily Telegraph, November 2007)”

“I’m the worst auditioner, really, really bad. I mean, you’re being judged and I’m just so aware of it that it consumes me. I can’t relax, I’m tied in knots, so the voice is very taut and tense. You’re so aware that you’re acting ’cause you’re sitting across from this lady with a piece of paper who’s going, ”I’m. Going. To. Shoot. You. If. You. Don’t. Blah, blah, blah,” in this emotionless voice. It’s foul. I hate it. (EW.com, May 2001)”

“[about the paparazzi] Most of the time you don’t even know they’re there. Now, that’s the scary thing. It’s really strange and invading, but I’m still working it all out. I try to not let it bother me. I really try and find the humour in all of it. And if I want to swim naked in my pool, I’m still going to do it. I certainly don’t want to feel that I have to change everything in my life that I do to cater to them. I just won’t let it happen. (National Post, May 2001)”

“I don’t have a technique. I’ve never been a believer in having one set technique on how to act. There are no rules and there is no rulebook. At the end of the day, it all comes down to my instincts. That’s the one thing that guides me through every decision professionally. Socially, also. That’s my technique. Yeah, you read through the script 100 times. I guess I have little characteristics about myself. Sometimes, most often than not, once we start shooting I won’t look at the script at all until we finished shooting. It’s kind of like it’s been imprinted in my head during rehearsals. You just let it go. (Reel.com, May 2001)”

“I think [getting the role] was tougher for other people to comprehend than it was for me. I’m looking forward to it. A part of me feels like I’ve been warming up to [playing the Joker] for years. In “The Brothers Grimm”, [director] Terry Gilliam helped me put on a sort of clown act and adjust to that sort of pace. And I feel it’s something within me I know how to do. I like putting on a mask. It’ll be dark and sinister and exciting. Not being a huge comic book fan, and not one to really follow comic book movies, I’m relaxed about it. (NY Daily News, November 2006)”

“People just love to bash LA. People say it’s so pretentious, so arrogant, so this and that. But it’s truly a wonderful place. You don’t have to go to the places where that stuff goes on. You don’t have to go to Beverly Hills, you don’t have to go to the parties. You can live up in the Lower Canyon and live such a perfectly healthy, beautiful, fun life with all your friends. You can drive two hours one way and be at the Joshua Tree desert, two hours one way you’re skiing at Big Bear. Sure, it can get full-on and that’s why it’s good to get out. But it’s too easy just to say, “Nup, I hate it. I’m not living there anymore.” (NW Magazine, March 2000)”

“[on choosing his roles] I don’t have that much forward planning about what I want to do in the future. But I guess once I find something, like if I’m doing “Lords of Dogtown”, I really like to flip the scale on the next job I’m doing. It’s almost like you are a switchboard in a sound booth and on one job you use one side and by the end of the job you are kind of exhausted by it, but you didn’t use any of the other side over here so you have to find something that will mean you using this half of your brain, energy wise, and that’s how “Brokeback Mountain” and Casanova complemented each other. Brokeback was excruciating and “Casanova” was drinking wine and eating pasta, it was like a holiday. But I’ve got no future plans, I don’t know what I’m going to do next as along as it scares me, as long as it’s something new, as long as I get to scare other people. As long as it’s an opportunity to evolve and grow as an actor and a person and challenge myself.”

“I’m not good at future planning. I don’t plan at all. I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I don’t have a day planner and I don’t have a diary. I completely
live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.”

“I had a year where I sat around on my butt and declined generous offers to do more teen movies and more of the same characters as the one from 10 Things. I
was literally living off Ramen noodles and water just because I was sticking to my guns. It was very hard because they offer you so much money. It’s so easy
to say, ‘Ah fuck it, at least I can live and eat.'”

“All of this is so insignificant. In the grand scale of things, there have been so many before who have been in this position. I’m just another one. Life is
so short. It’s like we’re already gone, really, in retrospect.”

“[I’m] an extremely private dude and all this is happening so damn quick. I really haven’t had any time to rationalize it. But it’s nothing that I’m going to
let freak me out or take control of me or my thoughts or my real life.”

“I love acting. Oh, God, I love it. But all this fame and all this bullshit attention. I’m not supernatural. I’ve done nothing extremely special to deserve
the position. It happens every couple of years, and it’s happened to hundreds of people before me.”

“I’m in control of my life, not anyone in Hollywood. I only do this because I’m having fun. The day I stop having fun, I’ll just walk away. I wasn’t going to
have fun doing a teen movie again. I don’t want to do this for the rest of my life. I don’t. I don’t even want to spend the rest of my youth doing this in
this industry. There’s so much more I want to discover.”

“When anything is blocking my head or there’s worry in my life, I just go sit on Mars or something and look back here at Earth. All you can see is this tiny
speck. You don’t see the fear. You don’t see the pain. You don’t see thought. It’s just one solid speck. Then nothing really matters. It just doesn’t.”

“I’m the worst auditioner, really, really bad. I mean, you’re being judged and I’m just so aware of it that it consumes me. I can’t relax, I’m tied in knots,
so the voice is very taut and tense. You’re so aware that you’re acting ’cause you’re sitting across from this lady with a piece of paper who’s going, I’m.
Going. To. Shoot. You. If. You. Don’t. Blah, blah, blah, in this emotionless voice. It’s foul. I hate it.”

“I don’t have a technique. I’ve never been a believer in having one set technique on how to act. There are no rules and there is no rulebook. At the end of
the day, it all comes down to my instincts. That’s the one thing that guides me through every decision professionally. Socially, also. That’s my technique.
Yeah, you read through the script 100 times. I guess I have little characteristics about myself. Sometimes, most often than not, once we start shooting I
won’t look at the script at all until we finished shooting. It’s kind of like it’s been imprinted in my head during rehearsals. You just let it go.”

“Most of the time you don’t even know they’re there. Now, that’s the scary thing. It’s really strange and invading, but I’m still working it all out. I try to
not let it bother me. And if I want to swim naked in my pool, I’m still going to do it. I certainly don’t want to feel that I have to change everything in my
life that I do to cater to them. I just won’t let it happen.”

“I just like interesting people. When we worked together on Ned Kelly, Naomi and I definitely had a connection, but it probably happened off screen rather
than on, because when you’re working there’s nothing sexy about 50 people standing around staring at you.”

“Matilda is adorable, and beautifully observant and wise. Michelle and I love her so much. Becoming a father exceeds all my expectations. It’s the most
remarkable experience I’ve ever had — it’s marvelous.”

“I apologize for my terrible interview skills. I wasn’t prepared to expose stories about something so special and wonderfully private that is happening in my
life. I guess a part of me wishes that I’d never have to and that maybe I could protect this special time. I was dreaming.”

“It’s like anything in life, visualizing the old man you’re going to become: As long as you have a clear picture of that — the life you want to lead —
eventually you’ll probably get there.”

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“You know when you see the preachers down South? And they grab a believer and they go, “Bwoom! I touch you with the hand of God!” And they believe so
strongly, they’re on the ground shaking and spitting. And fuck’s sake, that’s the power of belief. Now, I don’t believe in Jesus, but I believe in my
performance. And if you can understand that the power of belief is one of the great tools of our time and that a lot of acting comes from it, you can do
anything.”

“In this industry, interest in you comes in waves, it’s so tidal. And so I don’t really want to jump on the first wave that comes along.”

“I actually hate comic book movies, like fucking hate them, they just bore me shitless and they’re just dumb. But I thought what Chris Nolan did with Batman
was actually really good, really well directed, and Christian Bale was really great in it.”

“[The Joker is a] psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy. … Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night. I
couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.”

“I sat around in a hotel room in London for about a month, locked myself away, formed a little diary and experimented with voices — it was important to try to
find a somewhat iconic voice and laugh. I ended up landing more in the realm of a psychopath — someone with very little to no conscience towards his acts …
just an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown …. [being given] free rein [by director Christopher Nolan was] fun, because there are no
real boundaries to what The Joker would say or do. Nothing intimidates him, and everything is a big joke.”

“Having a child changes every aspect of your life — for the better, of course. The sacrifices are large, but what you get in return is even bigger than the
sacrifices you make. I feel, in a sense, ready to die because you are living on in your child. Not literally, not ready to die — but you know, that sort of
feeling in a profound way.”

“I have never had great expectations of my performance or of a film. I try not to think about the outcome. If you look that far ahead, it sort of taints your
choices as an actor. I try as hard as I can to believe that no one is ever going to see it and that it’s not even a movie. Then you can allow yourself to
bare more. Then, once a project is done, I tend to forget about it until it comes out.”

“No amount of money changes what I do between ‘action’ and ‘cut’… Before I got into the industry, I never imagined I’d have anywhere near the money I have
now… I don’t need any more. It’s not that I don’t want the money, it’s just that I would have been really happy sitting on a beach or surfing every
morning… I never had money, and I was very happy without it. When I die, my money’s not gonna come with me. My movies will live on – for people to judge
what I was as a person. I just want to stay curious.”

“I deeply respect Heath’s work and always admired his continuing development as an artist. My thoughts are with his family and close friends.”

“Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine.
… We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications.”

“We tested a lot of people and when Heath came along, he had the same manly qualities Mel Gibson had as a young man. They’re never really boys; they already
have it”

“I had such great hope for him. He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his
family.”

“Once every 50 years a guy like that comes along. For his age, Heath has an incredible manliness about him. I think he has a strong sense of himself, but it’s
especially amazing in someone so young, because usually male stars don’t develop that kind of thing until their thirties.”

“That’s terrible. Drugs today… when we [members of his own generation] stopped taking drugs, they [members of Ledger’s generation] started. It is just an
epidemic. I am sorry to hear that. He was a great talent.”

“The studio is stunned and devastated by this tragic news. The entertainment community has lost an enormous talent. Heath was a brilliant actor and an
exceptional person. Our hearts go out to his family.”

“What a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to Heath’s family.”

“Working with Heath was one of the purest joys of my life. He brought to the role of Ennis more than any of us could have imagined – a thirst for life, for
love, and for truth, and a vulnerability that made everyone who knew him love him. His death is heartbreaking.

“Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life but few had the pleasure of truly knowing him. He was a down to earth,
generous, kind-hearted, life-loving, unselfish individual who was extremely inspirational to many.”

“Today’s results put an end to speculation, but our son’s beautiful spirit and enduring memory will forever remain in our hearts. While no medications were
taken in excess, we learned today the combination of doctor-prescribed drugs proved lethal for our boy. Heath’s accidental death serves as a caution to the
hidden dangers of combining prescription medication, even at low dosage.”

“It is tragic that we have lost one of our nation’s finest actors in the prime of his life. Heath Ledger’s diverse and challenging roles will be remembered as
some of the great performances by an Australian actor.”

“He was just so respected in the industry. It’s just horribly tragic. He was just a fine actor and a good person, so this is horribly sad and very unexpected.”

“It’s really, really sad. I hope his family is okay. I wish them the best.”

“I adored him. I don’t know how to compare his talent to others but he’s touched me deeply as a talent and it’s a great loss – losing him at any age would be
a loss but it was pretty rough news. I was really shocked by it.”

“We mourn the loss of a remarkable talent gone too soon… and the passing of an extraordinary man who will be greatly missed.”

“Warner Bros., Heath Memorial, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., distributor of The Dark Knight”

“Please respect our need to grieve privately. My heart is broken. I am the mother of the most tender-hearted, high-spirited, beautiful little girl who is the
spitting image of her father. All that I can cling to is his presence inside her that reveals itself every day. His family and I watch Matilda as she
whispers to trees, hugs animals, and takes steps two at a time, and we know that he is with us still. She will be brought up with the best memories of him.”

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