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Ryan Gosling Quotes

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Ryan Gosling quotes: the Hollywood heartthrob’s candid quotes.

“I think that you can sort of have your own personal journey and you know, you can just kind of apply that to whatever.”

“I’ve learned it’s important not to limit yourself.  You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is.”

“You feel good if you’ve done hard work.  You sleep better.  You get stuck in your head if you have too much time to think.”

“I think we’re very complicated and we’re capable of all kinds of things.”

“To watch a master work at anything is a privilege.”

“Mannerism is when you think you have all these great ideas, and none of them are good at the end of the day.  But while you are pursuing those other things subconsciously happen.”

“I feel it’s important to show that one thing that you do doesn’t define you as a human being.  It doesn’t mean there aren’t ramifications or you shouldn’t pay for that but, it’s not who you are.”

“I was very impressed by Walt Disney and the idea that you could have a dream and you could realize it to the point where people could walk around within it.  It still resonates with me.  I wanted to be somebody who believed in their ideas that much.”

“I don’t think anyone can teach you how to be a man but a woman.  You only learn by learning what they need.”

“I grew up in a family of strong women and I owe any capacity I have to understand women to my mother and big sister.  They taught me to respect women in a way where I’ve always felt a strong emotional connection to women, which has also helped me in the way I approach my work as an actor.”

“If I have any particular appeal to women, maybe it’s because I listen more than other guys do and appreciate how they think and feel about things.”

“I feel there is something nice about not talking.  Like you can say more by actually saying less.”

“Cars can have a hypnotic effect.  You can get in a car and get out and not really remember the trip.”

“Working with someone is the best way to get to know someone, especially if it’s a creative endeavor.”

“I don’t feel like I would be a good mentor.  I don’t know what I have to offer in that respect.  I do this for pretty selfish reasons.”

“I’m glad I have an outlet. I don’t think I would put my aggression elsewhere, but working on the projects I have worked on, you tend to benefit personally from trying to wrap your head around the way other people look at the world.”

“I just have my own taste, and I just try and stick with that.”

“I’ve wanted to make films since a really young age.  It’s always been my passion.”

“It’s not easy to leave your hometown and your family and your support system and come out to Los Angeles to – to pursue a dream where the odds are not in your favor.”

“I had my hustle.  It was whatever I could do to not end up working in a factory.  If I had to shake it like a showgirl, I was going to do it.  I did what I had to do to get where I wanted to go.  I had unearned confidence.”

“I am pretty sick with myself!  It seemed a pretty good idea at the time.  Around the time I turned 30, I started to feel very creative, more creative than I had been before which is good and I like that.”

“I don’t know what art is exactly, but I’m pretty sure it’s not something you get paid to do.  For myself this is a job.  I think it’s easier to get better at it if you don’t lose your identity in it.  You do whatever you can to try to understand the character.  Because they’re paying you to feel like you should be doing something.”

“I’ve been doing this since I was 12.  I don’t want to act much longer; I can’t do one thing my whole life.”

“There is this idea in Hollywood, and I’ve seen it work for people, where the unspoken rule is: ‘Do two for them and one for yourself.’  And that’s kind of considered a fact.  I’ve never really found that to be true for me.  I’ve gotten more opportunities out of working on things I believed in than I ever did on things that weren’t special to me.”

“There’s a lot of pressure to be the lead of a film.  I have done it.  It’s not my favorite way to work.”

“You know how sometimes department stores have these things where, if you win, you get 10 minutes to go in and take anything you want from the store?  That’s basically what I’m doing.  I’m running in and just trying to grab as many characters as possible before they pull the plug on me.  I just have my own taste, and I just try and stick with that.  I’m just trying to play as many characters as I can for as long as I have an opportunity to.”

“Acting isn’t that hard, really.  I mean, I think that people make a big deal about it, but you just kind of try to say your lines naturally.”

“All my characters are me.  I’m not a good enough actor to become a character.  I hear about actors who become the role and I think, ‘I wonder what that feels like.’  Because for me, they’re all me.”

“I feel like everything has happened naturally.”

“For now, I’m just going to keep doing the work and hope I don’t get fired.  If people want to put me up on their walls, I’ll love it.”

“Freedom is such a gift.”

“Sometimes I think that the one thing I love most about being an adult is the right to buy candy whenever and wherever I want.”

“When you meet your kids, you realize that they deserve great parents.  And then you have your marching orders, and you have to try and become the person that they deserve.”

“Talking about muscles.  They’re like pets basically.  They’re not worth it.  You have to feed them all the time and take care of them, and if you don’t, they just go away.  They run away.”

“I can’t tell you how many times people go, ‘Are you Ryan?’… then they take the picture and realize, in that moment, that I’m not Ryan Reynolds.  I can see the disappointment in their faces.”

“I’ve been lucky, so lucky.”

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