110+ Jeff Bridges Quotes That Will Pump Your Inspiration Levels


Jeff Bridges quotes that will pump your inspiration levels. There are so many Jeff Bridges 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 Jeff Bridges quotes exists just do that.

Jeff Bridges is a very famous actor, singer, and also a producer. Jeff Bridges hails from a prominent acting family and has made appearances on the TV show called, Sea Hunt with Jeff Bridges’s father, Lloyd Bridges and also his brother, named Beau Bridges. Jeff Bridges has won a lot of awards like the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as the character, Otis “Bad” Blake in the 2009 movie, Crazy Heart, and Jeff Bridges has earned many Academy Award nominations for his work in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), The Last Picture Show (1971), The Contender (2000), Starman (1984), True Grit (2010), and also, Hell or High Water (2016). Jeff Bridges’s other movies are Jagged Edge (1985), Tron (1982), The Fisher King (1991), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Big Lebowski (1998), Fearless (1993), Iron Man (2008), Seabiscuit (2003), Tron: Legacy (2010) and also, The Giver (2014).

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“I think my love of journalizing my life comes from my mom.”

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“I don’t really care about having more fame than I have.”

Jeff Bridges quotes “For me and my wife, it was love at first sight.”

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“I can see how a relationship with a writer would be an easy thing.”

Jeff Bridges famous quotes “I don’t have too much time to jam with the rest of Hollywood.”

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“A fella who accepts himself and is relaxed into who he is – that appeals to people.”

“A fool and his money are quickly parted.”

“A lot of people don’t really understand what rehearsal’s about. People are afraid they’re gonna leave it in the dressing room, or you’re gonna shoot your wad in rehearsal.”


“All of this high-tech stuff is supposed to set us free and make life easier. To me, it makes it more difficult and demanding.”

“And that’s one of the great things about actors: their willingness to play and to do something.”

“Any role that big is going to be a challenge for any actor, but for an actor of a young age, it’s going to be even tougher.”

“As far as 3-D goes, I don’t know if that will stay very long because things are moving so rapidly.”

“As far as Beau is concerned, we’re on the same team, we root for each other. If my parts are slightly more attractive, or are perceived that way by others, he’s very content.”

“As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it’s because I’ve played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting.”

“As you become famous you lose some of your anonymity, which is wonderful for an actor to have because you can observe people and also people don’t have such a strong sense of who you are and that sort of thing.”

“Ballet might be too formal of a title for the type of dance I do, but I love to dance. I love to draw and paint; I do ceramics and photography. I’m interested in a lot of creative stuff.”

“But it’s tough what we’re doing here — selling a movie. I like to know to as little as possible about movies that I’m interested in seeing.”

“Eating ice cream and not exercising is great. The downside is your health isn’t so good.”

“Every time I walk down one of those red carpets, you think I’d be used to it after all these years, but it’s like it’s happening for the first time.”

“Everybody loses a couple, and you either pack it up and go home or you keep on fighting.”

“For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don’t want to stand out. You don’t want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I’m a product of nepotism. That’s how I got my foot in the door, through my dad.”

“Generally speaking, I would say I enjoy the smaller films more because there’s a less sense of pressure and … often the material is more unusual, but in Iron Man it was kind of both worlds colliding because there was a lot of improvisation not to, that we had problems with the scenes, but to discover the actual scenes themselves.”

“Hope’s interesting, isn’t it? I can’t turn hope off, it’s hopeless.”

“I do a lot of ceramics.”

“I don’t even know what Instagram is, All of this high-tech stuff is supposed to set us free and make life easier. To me, it makes it more difficult and demanding.”

“I don’t have too many plans filled out. I know I want to keep doing more music. I’ve got a couple of albums worth of songs I’d like to put it out there. As far as movies, I just want to continue how I’ve been doing it: working with terrific people is certainly on my agenda, and then doing stories that interest me.”

“I don’t know how it is for women or for other guys, but when I was young and in my 20s, I had a fear of marriage.”

“I don’t really consider myself one of those actors who takes his work home with him.”

“I don’t really think in career terms.”

“I first got involved with ending world hunger, and I got hip to the facts about it – what a huge problem it was and how it wasn’t a matter of not having food or not knowing how to end it, but it was a matter of creating the political will.”

“I guess I’m not like Emily Dickinson who keeps things wrapped up in a ribbon in their top drawer.”

“I guess it’s out on the edge but it’s a wonderful edge to play out on. And, with a playmate like Terry, it makes it all the more enticing.”

“I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!”

“I have a cycle that is not particularly cool, but it’s a cycle: trash myself to reward myself.”

“I haven’t been to Comic-Con.”

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“I just hope that theaters remain. I think there’s something very wonderful about getting into a dark room with a bunch of people. There’s something cool about that. Brings us all together in one room where we can experience all those emotions.”

“I kind of quit surfing when I got out of high school, but then a few years ago I started to take it up again. I’m not an expert by any means, but it’s so wonderful to get out in the ocean and get a different perspective on things.”

“I look back at my filmography, and I’m pretty jazzed with the stuff I’ve been part of. They’re all movies I’d like to see.”

“I really try hard not to work, not to engage, because I know what that means. What hard work it is; it takes me away from my family.”

“I remember when I was a kid, with the acting thing, I resented it because, you know, you don’t want to do what your parents want you to do.”

“I think there’s a real joy in going to see movies when you discover them yourself.”

“I used to be somebody. Now I’m somebody else.”

“I’d done about 10 movies before I decided I wanted to make acting the main thrust of my career.”

“I’d maybe done about 12 movies when I decided that this was what I was going to do.”

“If you change partners every time it gets tough or you get a little dissatisfied, then I don’t think you get the richness that’s available in a long-term relationship.”

“If you open your heart, then the object of your love becomes so precious because you are so open. And that philosophy, that caring, spreads.”

“If you’re like me, I get hooked into to-do lists, you know. I’ll say I checked that off. Okay, I did that. And you have all these things you’re doing.”

“I’m a pretty basic surfer.”

“I’m at this time in life when I have to take the opportunities I have left.”

“I’m drawn to the path of least resistance.”

“I’m kind of an idea guy.”

“I’m very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we’re all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film.”

“I’m very much into the costuming of any character that I portray and it’s one of the great things about making movies is it’s a collaborative art form so you get all these artists who are looking specifically about for this instance your character’s costume and what that might tell about your character.”

“It gives me more breadth as an actor and as an artist to not be pigeonholed.”

“It’s like that perfection thing, trying to be that thing you’re not. You have to feel that discomfort and not try to get rid of it. Accept that aspect and get into it. Acknowledge those feelings and let them be. You are who you are.”

“I’ve always tried to mix up my roles as much as I can.”

“I’ve been interested in music since I was a teenager, always writing songs.”

“I’ve done movies in the past that have so many characters and I find it’s very hard to follow all these stories. You end up not caring about any of the people and I thought that would be the case in this film, and you had these big speeches for each character, you know, it’s like “God that’s how you’ll have to cut that down in order to paste it all”, to edit the movie and my representatives could say “no, you really you ought to check it out.”

“I’ve got to watch my back, so I can’t put on too much weight.”

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“I’ve lost three of my buddies. Three of them died, and I’m the one who survived. They weren’t just co-workers, they were my friends.”

“I’ve never been motivated by the award thing. There’s a certain thing that this fame thing does that makes my job harder, in a way. I’m still working with that. I don’t think about it too much until somebody asks me a question, and then I think about it.”

“I’ve produced a couple of films and really enjoyed starting it from the very beginning and seeing it all the way through to the end; that was very gratifying.”

“I’ve worked with a lot of kids, and when you’re working with kids they have certain hours that they have to work.”

“Kevin Bacon and I recently worked on a move together, R.I.P.D. Just before we’d begin a scene, when all of us would feel the normal anxiety that actors feel be- fore they start to perform, Kevin would look at me and the other actors with a very serious expression on his face and say: “Remember, everything depends on this!” It would make us all laugh. On the one hand, it’s not true of course, but on the other, everything does depend on this, on just this moment and our attitude toward this moment.”

“Like most kids, you don’t want to do what your folks want you to do. You’ve got your own thing.”

“Like most of the movies I get involved with, I resisted as long as possible, I really try to figure out why I shouldn’t do it and this one had plenty of reasons “not to do it”.”

“Live like you’re already dead, man. Have a good time. Do your best. Let it all come ripping right through you.”

“Making a film, it uses a certain… ‘pretend-muscle,’ I don’t know what you want to call it. It exhausts something in me, I find. It has to be really something to get me interested.”

“Mania is a wonderful feeling.”

“Memories are not just about the past. They determine our future.”

“Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive.”

“My father Lloyd Bridges was very versatile in his parts, but he had a hit in the ’60s ‘Sea Hunt,’ where he played a skin diver. And he was so into that role that people actually thought he was a skin-diver.”

“My father was so in love with showbiz, all the different aspects – what we’re doing here, making the movies, everything about it.”

“My m.o. as far as choosing projects is I really try not to work. I try to not do the scripts that are offered me.”

“My wife holds the kite strings that let me go ‘weeeeeee’, then she reels me back in.”

“My wife, whenever I’d go off to work and I’d be kind of anxious, she’ll say, ‘Remember, have fun.’ Oh, I forgot, thanks for the reminder. Because sometimes we do forget. We take it all too seriously and there’s a lot of joy to be had wherever you are.”

“Myths are wonderful – they really tell the stories that connect all of us and teach us so much.”

“Normally, I love to go to the movies and when I see a character portrayed by different actors at different ages, it kind of pops a little bit for me. It brings me out of the movie experience. Now we have the technology to cure that.”

“Nowadays it seems more and more like the ‘business’ in ‘show business’ is underlined, and there are campaigns, and it’s all part of getting people in to see the movies.”

“Nowadays, in the contract that actors sign, you have to agree that you’re going to do a certain amount of publicity-the hard part they don’t pay you for.”

“Often when I finish a film I’ll have that feeling inside me: ‘I never want to do this ever again. I don’t want to pretend anymore. I want to be myself and do that.’ And then, thank God, that feeling goes away after a month or so and I’m raring to go again.”

“Often, when I finish a film, I’ll have that feeling inside me: ‘I never want to do this ever again. I don’t want to pretend anymore. I want to be myself and do that.'”

“One in four kids in the U.S. faces hunger.”

“One of my favorite artists is Tom Waits, whom most people think of as a wonderful singer-songwriter and a great poet. I certainly think of him that way, but I also know him as a terrific actor. You know, that persona that he puts on when he’s doing his music comes from being an actor, figuring out a persona.”

“One of the things I want to do that’s outside the realm of acting and the arts – although both have their place in this – is ending childhood hunger here in America.”

“One of the things that I find so exciting about life is that you’re constantly surprised. You never know what’s going to happen, and it’s certainly like that making movies; every once in a while, one will come along that transcends all of your expectations.”

“One of the tough things about being an actor, probably the hardest thing, is getting your foot in the door, and my father handled that for me at a very early age.”

“One thing I want to do is create something called Ring Around Congress. It would be a state deal and also a national thing, where the kids, as a field trip, will go and join hands around Congress and give the politicians report cards on how they’re voting on hunger issues.”

“Play doesn’t have to be a frivolous thing. You may think of a Beethoven symphony as something serious, but it’s still being played. I think Oscar Wilde said that life is too important to be taken seriously.”

“Pretend was a big part of my childhood.”

“Public charities, foodbanks and church pantries are doing more than ever before, but they can’t keep up with the need. We can never end hunger only through the wonderful work of local charities. Like other Western democracies, we must end our national problem of hunger through national and political leadership. Charity is nice for some things, but not as a way to feed a nation. We don’t protect our national security through charity, and we shouldn’t protect our families and children that way either.”

“She was this incredible mom. With each of her kids, she did something called `time,’ where she would spend an hour each day doing whatever the kid wanted to do, whether it was play spacemen or `Let’s go into your makeup, and I’ll make you up like a clown.’ And as a teenager you’d be like, `Rub me, Mom. Give me a massage.'”

“Technology is such a broad kind of term, it really applies to so many things, from the electric light to running cars on oil. All of these different things can be called technology. I have kind of a love-hate relationship with it, as I expect most people do. With the computer, I spend so many hours sitting in front of a computer.”

“That movie, ‘Airplane!,’ what a landmark film it was. It’s a great, great movie.”

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“The more space and emptiness you can create in yourself, then you can let the rest of the world come in and fill you up.”

“There’s a bit of the kid in me.”

“There’s kind of a Zen aspect to bowling. The pins are either staying up or down before you even throw your arm back. It’s kind of a mind-set. You want to be in this perfect mind-set before you released the ball.”

“There’s lots of good movies where you feel that the dialogue could be improvised, but very little was. The “Big Lebowski” was like that where people say “oh, you know, that sounds so…” and we’d always go back and get every man, every ellipses in there the way these guys write it. Because not only is it saying what Michael wants the character to say but the way they all speak kind of creates this tone because it’s not exactly real.”

“Thoughts will change and shift just like the wind and the water when you’re on the boat; thoughts are no different than anything else.”

“Tightness gets in the way of everything, except tightness.”

“Well, I’m not a big sports fan.”

“Well, there are all kinds of gutters. Life will supply you with gutters.”

“Well, when we made ‘Tron’ there was no internet, no cellphones.”

“We’re here for such a short period of time.”

“When I was really young, my mom enrolled me in dance classes.”

“When you start to engage with your creative processes, it shakes up all your impulses, and they all kind of inform one another.”

“Whenever I work on a part, I look at the world through the filter of the character and I pick things they might use through my observations of real life.”

“Whenever you’re the child of a famous person, you get judged in odd ways because of that.”

“With a labyrinth, you make a choice to go in – and once you’ve chosen, around and around you go. But you always find your way to the center.”

“Words fall short sometimes.”

“Work takes me away from my wife, Sue, and my life in Santa Barbara.”

“Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that.”

“Yeah I loved, as a kid growing up, I loved science-fiction.”

“Yeah, I loved Ray Bradbury.”

“Yeah, I’d been around horses most of my life.”

“Yeah, I’ve been interested in music since I was a teenager, always writing songs.”

“You can change things, you can make things better.”

“You don’t want to vilify your ego.”

“You know, it’s kind of a shame in a way but the more seasoned directors a lot of times have more difficult getting a job than first time guys. New kid on the block kind of thing.”

“You liked the freshness of it, c’mon try it” and I said “oh God, I read it three of four times” and finally I said “all right, I want you guys to organize a reading and I want you to be there to see how terrible this is not going to work at all”, so we had a table like this, and read the script, and it was just great.”

“Your part can be the king, but unless people are treating you like royalty, you ain’t no king, man.”


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