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Chris Pine

Chris Pine quotes: Christopher Whitelaw Pine’s best quotes.

“The more you are positive and say, ‘I want to have a good life,’ the more you build that reality for yourself – by creating the life that you want.”

“There are going to be good times and bad times, but lighten up.”

“It’s mistakes that make us who we are.”

“You either listen to the naysayers and fall into the pit of self-loathing, or you stay on the path and move forward.”

“Ignore the naysayers.  Really the only option is: head down and focus on the job.”

“Just lead your life and try to make the best decisions.”

“Life flies by, and it’s easy to get lost in the blur.  In adolescence, it’s: ‘How do I fit in?’  In your 20s, it’s: ‘What do I want to do?’  In your 30s: ‘Is this what I’m meant to do?’  I think the trick is living the questions.  Not worrying so much about what’s ahead but rather sitting in the gray area – being okay with where you are.”

“It’s not always the case that things will fall into your lap or that life will be great, but it’s all about perspective and having a positive outlook.  If something goes wrong, you say: ‘That happened for a reason; what can I learn from that and how can I grow?'”

“I think it’s a very healthy thing to learn from what’s happened in the past.  But only if you look at what happened and think, ‘How could I have dealt with that differently?’  Then let it go.”

Mediocrity scares me.  It’s the fear of not being as good as you want to be.  If you give over to that fear, it will sabotage you.  As much as I can, I try to use that fear to guide me.”

“When you want something enough, it brings out primal emotions.  You get into this place of ‘must happen, must happen.'”

“Whether you’re scared of getting into a relationship; or taking the new job; or a confrontation – you have to size fear up.”

“Fear runs our lives a lot of the time.  You can face it head-on, or you can hide in your bunker.”

“At the end of the day, you have a job to do, and if you don’t do your job, you’re going to get fired.  You just have to kind of put your head down and do it.”

“The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective.  You don’t have control over your situation.  But you have a choice about how you view it.”

“I’m always calculating what I want to do, who I want to be, what I want to accomplish.  I don’t need to worry about that – that’s always there on a slow simmer.  The muscle I have to work on is being more present.”

“I had a job at this French restaurant, and I hated it.  I don’t like serving; I don’t like getting people ketchup.”

“The customer is not always right.”

“There’s certainly the ego-based me that is very competitive.”

“I am critical of myself like everyone else.  You go to a movie theater and you are 40 feet high.  I had bad skin as a teenager and I am a shy person, but I think I am in the perfect business to fight my insecurities.  You have to learn to love yourself and say, ‘I am pretty cool,’ instead of being so critical.  You can easily fall into the trap of doing that.”

“I don’t know any kid that’s not afraid at some point going to bed with the lights off, totally.  That’s why they make nightlights.”

“The mass audience doesn’t want to see you if you aren’t perfect.  If you don’t look a certain way, if you don’t have big pecs and great skin and the perfect eyes.  And it’s unfortunate, because kids are growing up with body image dysmorphia because not everyone is represented on the screen.”

“I’m always surprised reading my old journals.  There’s this idea that life is hard now, but then I’ll reach that moment where it’ll change.  But there’s no summit.  It’s a constant climb.”

“Theater will always be a huge part of my life.  The high I get from doing theater is not, quite honestly, matched by many things.  I like the fact that when you step out on the stage, for that given night, for better or for worse, you are the master of the boards.  I love it to death.”

“As an actor it’s easy to be so self-critical, saying to yourself: ‘Am I good enough?  Am I good-looking enough?  Am I smart enough?’  Yet here I am, so I’m lucky.”

“I work out because that’s my job, but what I enjoy about it, beyond the vanity, is the zen of it.  I like getting out of my head, and one great way to do that is to sweat your face off.  And to know that, if you’re thinking of anything else, you’re not working intensely enough.”

“I think the most dangerous word in the English language is ‘should.’  ‘I should have done this.’  Or, ‘I should do that.’  ‘Should’ implies responsibility.  It connotes demand.  Which is just not the case.  Life ebbs and flows.”

“No matter how bad the individual, everybody has reasons for why they do what they do.”

“A lot of tragedy can befall us, but there’s always something else; there’s always hope.”

“I believe in luck and fate and I believe in karma, that the energy you put out in the world comes back to meet you.”

“Life is a beautiful thing.  But you’re always striving to be better in your art, striving to be heard.  And obviously in this business, it’s striving to be noticed and appreciated.”

“I’m definitely of the less is more mentality, and what I really appreciate is that fragrance is chemical, and it changes with your body throughout the day.  It’s a very deeply personal thing.  One smell on one person isn’t the same on another, and I appreciate the uniqueness of that experience.”

“I feel prematurely old.  I’m actually having this major belated quarter-life crisis.  I’m turning 30 in a couple of weeks.  I’ve been thinking a lot about mortality.  A lot about what I’m going to do with my life and how to enjoy it.  One of the things I’m going to work on is being more spontaneous, letting go, embracing the beauty of come-what-may.”

“I have worked hard to get where I am.”

“I like this idea of becoming fully realized.”

“I’m in that lucky percentile where I can worry about how I want to shape my career.  That’s a wonderful place to be.”

“I try to live joyfully and by the rule of treating others how you’d want to be treated – that’s a good one to stick by.”

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