I love storytelling. Whether I’m the one telling the story or I’m the one listening to the story makes little difference to me. If, however, I am on the listening end, my favorite way of hearing a story is through a movie.
Over time, I have collected dozens of inspirational quotes from actors, and I’d like to share some of them with you. My three favorites in this group are from Jane Fonda, Nicholas Cage and Johnny Depp. I hope to convey the same message in my writing as they wish to in their movies. Clint Eastwood’s and Chuck Norris’s are right up there, too.
Enjoy, and I’d love to know what your favorite quotes are and why!
Inspirational Quotes From Actors
“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” – Jane Fonda
“You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.” – Emma Stone
“Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still have a big impact.” – Neil Patrick Harris
“Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made.” – Matt Damon
“If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.” – Johnny Depp
“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood
“We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams really do come true.” – Katie Holmes
“You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it. I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” – Denzel Washington
“I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.” – Sylvester Stallone
“A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.” – Chuck Norris
“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.” – Brad Pitt
“The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson
“I care about the connection with the audience. Film is such a powerful medium. Movies can change the way people think.” – Nicolas Cage
“There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.”- Jennifer Aniston