≡ Menu

Jeff Bridges Quotes

Jeffrey Leon Bridges

Jeff Bridges quotes: The Dude abides – here’s his top quotes.

“When you truly commit in your life, you start receiving more than you could imagine.”

“Execution is everything.”

“Always maintain a joyful mind.  Appreciate the struggles as opportunities to wake up.”

“Being alive, you have to do something.  Not doing anything is also some kind of action.”

“If you’re going to wait to get all the information you think you need before you act, you’ll never act because there’s an infinite amount of information out there.”

“As The Dude says, ‘New sh*t comes to light, and when it does, you’ll pick it up again.'”

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

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

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

“It’s a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life.”

“I find I’m most challenged by things I really care about, because I really want to do them well.  It causes quite a bit of anxiety.  But that very thing you’re afraid of is kind of like a blessing in disguise.  If you didn’t have that fear, you wouldn’t have the other side – courage and bravery, positive emotions.”

“You just have to work with your discomfort.  It’s challenging, but you have to dance the dance that the band’s playing.  You can’t say: ‘I came here to Cha Cha and they’re playing a Waltz, goddammit!'”

“You’ve got to take care of yourself on the path, not just when you cross the goal line, because, don’t forget, wherever you are, that’s the goal line.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Normally, we push away the things we’re scared of.”

“Sometimes you feel you’re making something really special… so many things have to come together to get creatively successful and financially successful.”

“It can kind of screw up things if you’re trying to overwork something.”

“I just find my creativity manifesting a bunch of different ways.”

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

“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.”

“This idea of how everything is interconnected, and the impermanence of things… it sums up the human condition to me, and it helps me on my path.”

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

“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.  You got your own things.  And the whole idea of getting a job because of who your father is – that didn’t feel right.  But after a while I guess I figured I must be doing something right, because people wouldn’t keep hiring me if I didn’t have something to give.”

“As a kid, you want to be liked for who you are.  You don’t want to be liked for who your parents are.  You don’t want to get a job because of who your parents are.  You want to do it on your own, with your own gifts and your own value.  So, I decided to spare my kids that and not be as proactive as my dad was.”

“What I learned most from my father wasn’t anything he said; it was just the way he behaved.  He loved his work so much that, whenever he came on set, he brought that with him, and other people rose to it.”

“My father told me, ‘You know, one of the wonderful things about acting is that you can incorporate all of your interests into the different parts you play.’  I’m glad I listened to the old man, because that’s the way it turned out.”

“My mother and my father were very nurturing and wonderful examples of how to live your life.”

“Sure, I get the blues.  But what I try to do, is apply joy to the blues, you know?  I don’t know if it’s a technique, or just being bent that way, being raised by the folks I was raised by.”

“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.”

“It’s funny.  You succeed, but now where are you gonna go from there?  I’ve got to keep proving that I can laugh or cry more real each time.”

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

“That’s one of the cool things about fame.  You have an affect on society and where it goes.”

“You’ve really got to be, I guess the word that came to mind is ‘creative,’ about the way you’re celebrating.  You want to keep the celebration going.  I’ve learned that lesson over and over.  You just gotta get the damper out a little bit, and you want to keep that governor on.  You want to keep your give-a-sh*tter in kick.”

“Eating ice cream and not exercising is great.  The downside is your health isn’t so good.  Being healthy feels the best.  Sobriety and health is the greatest thing.”

Sticking with a marriage.  That’s true grit, man.”

“So I have this word for much of what I do in life: ‘plorking.’  I’m not playing and I’m not working, I’m ‘plorking.'”

“Myths are wonderful tools that we’ve had, oh, for eons now that help us navigate the situations we find ourselves in.”

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

“I have no lucky charm.  I am 100% superstition-free, and I take nothing for granted.”

“If some crazy idea stays in my head for long enough, then there’s no fighting it.  I just say, ‘Okay, let’s go.'”

“I think we’re all hooked, I feel my own hook-ness on immediate gratification you know.  I want what I want.”

“Do I have a long-term plan?  Kind of.  I have a general direction, I think.  But it’s funny what comes down the pike.”

“A fool and his money are quickly parted.”

“One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference.”

“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.”

“I notice that when I’m generous, accepting, and loving toward myself, all that’s reflected out into the world.  The more I cut myself slack, the more I don’t judge myself for not being other than I am, the more I’m aware of who I am, see it, honor it, and respect it, the more I do all those things for others.  I push them less and I respect their different rhythms.”

“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.”

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

“I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see, and then… one day… I got in!”

Cory Johnson: your momma’s neighbor’s side chick’s last Uber Eats delivery guy’s third-favorite blogger. Here’s how he makes millions of dollars blogging without being bothered.