Orlando Bloom Quotes

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Orlando Bloom quotes: on the silver lining of being dyslexic, the weird way he clears his head, three things he always travels with, landing big-ass roles, and more.

“Whatever happens in life is fine – just trust in that.”

“It takes obstacles to learn, grow, be better.”

“All obstacles, even reading problems, really can become the opportunity of a lifetime.”

“Hold on to your dreams and never ever think that you’re not good enough or that you’re stupid.  Never let anyone tell you that you’re not capable.  We’re all the same, we’re all equal and we all deserve a shot.  Take this obstacle and make it the reason to have a big life, because if you can overcome this obstacle you are going to be that much further ahead than anyone else.”

“Success can allow you to try for greatness, can give you an opportunity to take a chance on something.”

“Failure is simply the non-presence of success.  But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.”

“Fear is not a friend of mine.  But it’s something to have a healthy awareness of.”

“Be comfortable.  I think if you’re comfortable, you exude confidence, and that leads to good style.”

“Life is about balance, and we all have to make the effort, in areas that we can, to enable us to make a difference.”

“Talk about your problems.  There’s no need to feel shy.  It’s always good to talk about issues that concern you.”

“Believing you’re something that you’re not excites the mind and the imagination.  And it’s hopeful.”

“If life isn’t about humanity, then tell me what it’s about, because I’d love to know.”

“Because of the dyslexia I always thought I had to work twice as hard as everyone else just to go the same distance.  And I think that gave me a real kick as a kid and a lot of fight and a lot of drive later on, like when I broke my back.  And now, whenever I prepare for a meeting I am always over-prepared.  So for The Lord of the Rings audition, for example, I really prepared it thoroughly.  In one sense, I guess that I’m grateful; it gave me that drive, and so far it’s paid off.”

“Creativity is the key for any child with dyslexia, or for anyone for that matter.  Then you can think outside of the box.  Teach them anything is attainable.  Let them run with whatever they need to run with.”

“I mastered reading out loud in drama school somehow.  The three years of training at drama school… you start to connect with thoughts.  I had this great teacher.”

“The challenge of dyslexia – the challenge of climbing that mountain – is something that you can make your own and make it a reason to be a winner in life.”

“I decided really young that I wanted to be an actor, which was a gift actually, because I’m nothing if I’m not driven.  I’m like a dog with a bone in many respects when I set my mind to something, and I was just like, ‘I’m going to be an actor.'”

“I trained for three years at drama school to be an actor – not a celebrity.”

“The process of making a movie is what I love.  I thrive on that.  It’s an exciting miracle, a mad adventure.  I love being part of it.”

“I feel really privileged to be an actor, to be paid to do something I love.”

“My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier.”

“I mean, I have a great job.  I get to dress up and become somebody else, especially when it’s someone like Legolas, who’s this super-cool kind of otherworldly elf.  It’s, like, I’m lucky, man, so why would I not appreciate that?”

“I know you can be up one minute and drop the next, so I’m trying to maintain a steady course so I can have some longevity.”

“When you start to live your dream, it’s not quite what you thought it was because there is a lot of overwhelming stuff that comes on top of it, and you have to figure it all out.”

“After nearly 10 years of really big movies, I needed to get some perspective.  If you stay in that world you don’t really have a chance.  If you don’t stop to see the dust settle, you are just walking through a cloud and that’s kind of the way it was.  I just couldn’t see the woods for the trees.”

“I need to keep reinventing myself.”

“I’m always amazed at anyone’s interest in what I have to say.”

“I won’t admit or deny anything… makes me more interesting.”

“I don’t know any family that doesn’t have a story somewhere.  Besides, if you didn’t have those things in life, you’d be so bland.”

“I just want to have a nice, happy life.”

“I’m very blessed to have the success that I’ve had, and that’s given me so many opportunities to work on being great.”

“I pinch myself daily at the good fortune of my life, you know, in many ways.  I’m only six or seven years out of drama school and it’s very much the beginning of my career, but I’ve had these incredible opportunities.  I still think there’s a long way to go.  I have a lot to do, and a lot of mistakes to make along the way.  I don’t want to be afraid of that, I just want to keep doing interesting things.”

“I’m trying to work with some kind of integrity… and do the best job I can.  It seems to me that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do – there’s always going to be that ebb and flow where people want to bring you up and then cut you down.  I’m sure there will be a lull, but ultimately I try to keep it about the work.”

“The philosophy that I’ve embraced isn’t about sitting under a tree and studying my navel, it’s about studying what is going on in my daily life and using that as fuel to go and live a bigger life.  When your girlfriend dumps you, when the bill comes through the door, and your mom calls you and tells you she can’t handle the stuff in her life – that’s hell, but that’s just one world.  If you are aware of what is going on, then you can grow and use that hunger, that fear.”

“I’m looking around and going, ‘I cannot f*cking believe how lucky I’ve been.’  Pirates of the Caribbean has afforded me the luxury of choice, and with it comes responsibility… but also freedom.”

“Being a gentleman is a worthy goal.”

“I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends.”

“Yeah, I’m kind of fit.  And I’m quite careful about my diet.”

“I generally travel with my laptop, a couple of great books, and my iPod.”

“I went to Antarctica on a science research boat just to sort of clear my head.”

“If life isn’t about human beings and living in harmony, then I don’t know what it’s about.”

“People come into your life and people leave it… you just have to trust that life has a road mapped out for you.”

“It’s so easy to forget what’s important in life.”

“Life is going to unfold as it should because life always does.”

“We have to make good use of the time we have.  That simple. We have to wake up every day, knowing that it’s not just an ordinary day.  We have to take the moment, seize each day.”

“I’m amazed that things have panned out the way they have.  I always say I’m so lucky, though my mum always says, ‘You make your own luck.'”

“I have the patience to trust my own journey.  If I’m true to myself, then all the rest is like, ‘F*ck it, man.'”

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