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Zac Efron Quotes

Zachary David Alexander

Zac Efron quotes: awesome advice from the hunky A-lister.

“Think on your toes, use what’s around you, and come up with something organic and fun.”

“It’s a cliché, but it’s true: life really does begin at the end of your comfort zone.  Don’t ever be scared to try something new; I make sure I try something new every day.  If you fail, so what?  You tried, and that’s what counts in terms of success.”

“There’s no point in being scared of just trying.”

“In the long term, making those leaps will pay off.  Even if it’s just going for a run and seeing if you can get a six-minute mile.  Push yourself, make time for yourself and success will come.”

“I believe in destiny.  I believe destiny opens doors for you, but it’s up to you to walk through them.”

“Honesty is most important, and it’s difficult when you’re young and single and sort of figuring out your own life.  Just be honest and up front.  I think that’s the hardest.”

“No matter who you are, you face challenges growing up.  You go with your things, you learn, you have to.  It’s impossible to lead an honest and fulfilling life as a man and not make mistakes and fess up to them when you need to.”

“Great advice comes from people that have been around a lot longer than you.”

“You always have something to learn from people who have been through more than you.  Be open and receptive to what they know.”

“My advice to teens is to try and do something that scares you every day because it’s the only way you can test how far you can really go.  Whether it’s going out and auditioning for the play or trying out for the basketball team, you have to explore your boundaries and see where you really want to go and the only way you can do that is to break out of your shell.”

“You always have to remember that bullies want to bring you down because you have something that they admire.  Also, when you get made fun of – when people point out your weaknesses – it’s an opportunity for you to rise above.”

“There’s a way that you can throw negativity out there that seems rebellious.  But I’ve always taken pleasure in a different kind of rebellion, which is putting a positive spin on everything, trying to enjoy myself at all times.”

“When you have success young, and you accept the good things, you have to accept all of it.  You have to accept the moments of glory but also a great responsibility.  And that responsibility, to some degree, involves being a role model.  At the same time, I’m a human being, and I’ve made a lot of mistakes.  I’ve learned from each one.”

“I’ll never try to put on a fake image.  I’m just Zac.”

“Personally, I was never the cool kid.  I was always sort of a bookworm.”

“I left home at 17 and I’ve been on the road ever since.”

“Every day is a new experience and I take it as it comes.”

“When you’re young everything feels like the end of the world, but it’s not; it’s just the beginning.”

“I’ve grown up a lot, I’m on my own, and I’ve learned some valuable life lessons.”

“I’m a very outgoing person so I like girls who are not afraid to be themselves.  I’m not a shy person.  I like conversations and I’m a really big sucker for personality.”

“I don’t think there are any rules in real face-to-face relationships or interactions.  I think authenticity and being yourself is always, without a doubt, the best plan of action.  Things happen differently when you’re actually here, so you can’t put out a general guideline that’s gonna show up in text and be interpreted.  There are no rules.  Just be yourself.”

“You can’t describe the feeling of being in love – when you meet someone who makes you a better person.”

“I’m realizing that you have to find your own happiness before you can make somebody else happy.”

“There’s no question that to receive anything great, like love or respect, or to better yourself, you have to give a piece of yourself away.”

“I’ve always cared about fashion and what I look like.  I don’t like to spend a lot of money on designer clothes, but I do like to look good.”

“Working out is my biggest hobby.  It’s my zen hour.  I just zone out.”

“I’m very competitive by nature.  And I like to be the underdog – it’s the best way to win.  To come from behind and win is a great feeling!”

“I like to go and do something adventurous.  I like to go out and do some sort of crazy activity.”

“I think the only real knowledge I had before I went to Iowa was what I learned from Food Inc.  But once I got there and developed these extensive relationships with the farmers, I realized that we’re basically made of corn.”

“I wouldn’t change anything for the world, although the fame part of this entertainment industry is tough to handle at times.”

“I’m grateful for every bit of that early success.  It was hands down the most honest, carefree, passionate experience of my life.  There were no expectations.  But later I definitely felt that pressure.  I’m not comfortable with it at all times.  You just want to please every single one.”

“My dad’s a rock.  He’s in every sense a man’s man.  He raised us with a firm hand and instilled in us, ‘If you’re going to do something, do it right.’  With him behind me, I could excel at anything.  He was very driven, very motivated.  He always had us doing something.  You could say he was strict.  But to this day, there’s nobody that I go to more for advice.  My dad, he’s probably the best guy I know.”

“I don’t have a master plan or, like, a game plan.  I don’t have a chart that I’m following or anything like that.  I’m very much playing it by ear.  Certain things just happen and it’s undeniable, you just go that way.  But I don’t have a specific path I’m following, I’m just playing it by ear.”

“In the back of my mind, I can never forget this could be gone tomorrow – and at this point I think the odds are against me.  The chances of succeeding in this business are slim-to-none.  There’s only a handful of people that have long careers.  You have to put in the work, you can never be satisfied, never take it for granted.”

“There are a lot of people who can slide on talent their whole lives; they’re just naturally gifted.  I’ve never considered myself one of those people.  I enjoy outworking the opposition.”

“I love finding projects that are a challenge, require commitment and have variety, too.  When people leave the theater emotionally charged, I’m happy.”

“[On letting go of playing serial killer Ted Bundy at the end of a long day of filming] I’ve never played a role in which I really have to separate myself from when I go home at night and it was almost impossible.  I’d like to say that I did it successfully but I couldn’t.  I was very hesitant to do it, but I knew I could.  I just didn’t want to jump at something that could be seen as a desperate shot at trying to change my image.  It was a unique experience and not what anyone expects.  It makes me proud.”

“I’m constantly searching for characters that are about betterment of self and betterment of others.  And I’m searching for those parts because those are the ones that make me happy.  They’re the ones that fulfill me personally.”

“I might not be the greatest actor, but I walk into every project willing to work hard.”

“I know I’ve been lucky.  But it’s what you do with that luck afterwards that really defines whether you stick around.”

“I want to grow up, live my life, experience things, make movies about those experiences and by the time the audience catches up, hopefully they’ll have a movie there that helps them get through that next phase when they discover life isn’t always like High School Musical.”

“Without those moments where you feel like your lowest, it’s impossible to appreciate the high ones.  But I sit here in front of you today much happier and healthier than I’ve probably ever been.”

“I’m thinking about how much of the world is left to see, how much there is to do and how much is out there.  Luckily this is kind of an excuse for me to get outside even more and follow my dreams and see the rest of the world.”

“I’m enjoying where I’m at in my life and I feel like I’m learning a lot on a daily basis.  I’m learning without having to be behind a desk, so it’s a pretty cool place to be.”

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