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Chris Pratt Quotes

Christopher Michael Pratt

Chris Pratt quotes: about the best antidepressant, knowing your sh*t stinks, the one relationship more important than the one you have with your kids, what he’d do if he could no longer act, and more.

“Figure out whether or not you believe in yourself, and if you don’t, find a way to.  Because even more than you want it, you must believe it.  And learn about yourself.  The rhythm of one’s spirit is just as important as what you look like or what you sound like.  Who are you?  What’s your voice?  What are you dying to contribute?”

“It doesn’t matter what it is, earn it.  It feels good.  Five bucks earned is better than 10 bucks given to you, every time.  If you feel like crap, look at your life, what you have that you didn’t earn.  Do something to earn it.  A good deed, reach out to someone in pain, be of service.  It feels good and it’s good for your soul.”

“It’s remembering that what you do for a living is just a job.  I do that job so I can live my life.  I don’t live my life so I can do that job.  Just being aware of the distinction – there’s nothing normal about anyone’s life.  Every life is unique.  You can root it in humility and never let what you do for a living take the place for who you are as a person.”

Breathe.  If you don’t, you’ll suffocate.  You have a soul, be careful with it.”

“Just be yourself and forget all of the stuff you read.  Just be comfortable with who you are.”

“If you wait for things to be perfect you’ll just miss out on life.”

“Nobody is perfect.  People will tell you that you are perfect just the way that you are, you’re not!  You’re imperfect.  You always will be, but there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you are willing to accept that, you will have grace.  And grace is a gift.  Like the freedom that we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood.  Do not forget it.  Don’t take it for granted.”

“The challenge is not finding the attitude, but it’s really just being open and willing to go for it and try different things.”

“Don’t be a turd.  If you’re strong, be a protector.  And if you’re smart, be a humble influencer.  Strength and intelligence can be weapons and do not wield them against the weak.  That makes you a bully.  Be bigger than that.”

“If the spotlight that’s shining on you is brighter than the light that comes from within you – it’ll kill you.”

“Sometimes just having a self to share is what kills you because there’s nothing left.  So you have to have a light to share.  A light that’s just as bright as any of these lights.  Then you can survive and then you can save some of yourself and not give it all away.”

“It’s really nice to have someone who’s intelligent and articulate to talk to about what you’re doing, because it’s a big part of who we are.”

“A friend bought me a plane ticket to Hawaii, which is where I got discovered and became an actor, so I guess a friend bought me a winning lottery ticket.”

“My first in, my first break, was I met a director and got to talking with her, and she happened to be casting this movie that she had written.  That was 10 years ago.  That got me to Hollywood.  I got paid $700 bucks.”

“I know that me personally, I’m different than anyone else.  Just like our mothers all tell us we’re all very special and unique and we are – and I think if an actor can stick to trying to make the character resemble something from their own spirit it will automatically be unique.”

“You get to a point where you have to start planning, when you cross that line where you have enough value to get someone’s movie made if you attach yourself to it, you have to be very thoughtful and have to plan.  When you’re starting out, you’re willing to do anything.”

“If one day someone came up to me and was like, ‘Look, you’re never going to act again,’ I don’t know what I would do.”

“Being in good physical shape is the best way to combat depression.  You just have endorphins running around your body.  It is the best anti-depressive that there is.”

“Six months seems like a long time unless you’re looking backwards.  All you have to do is just a few things everyday and remain consistent, and time will fly just as fast as it flies if you’re working hard or not.  If you just cut the crap out of your diet, and if you spend an hour a day doing something physical that will make you sweat, six months will pass by, you will feel better mentally, physically, spiritually – it all is tied together.”

“When you’re in shape, you know it’s the result of doing a little bit every day.  Moments aren’t just moments.  A moment might be a week or a month.”

“I married way out of my pay grade.  I have no idea how that happened.”

“A lot of times, people focus so much on their kids, and then when their kids leave the nest, they look at their spouse or partner like they’re a stranger.  It’s just as important, if not more important, to focus on your relationship with your partner because your children are going to leave one day.  You have to maintain a relationship that’s going to outlast your child’s need for you.”

“You can’t help but change when you have a kid, and for me it was just a sense of I didn’t feel like anything was missing in my life and it wasn’t.  It all came at just the right time, and now if I am absent from my son, I do feel like something is missing.”

“When one side gets too heavy you shift weight to another.  One side is denying the reality of our lives and living like an agoraphobe, and the other side is stealing all anonymity from your children.  I’m trying to make an effort – I just want my kid now or any future children I have to realize what I do for a living is a job.  It doesn’t make him or me special.  For me, it’s about attitude, gratitude and to be willing to check your child if you feel like they’re getting high and mighty.  It is a balance.”

“I do believe in destiny.  I’m lucky.  But I didn’t walk into 7-Eleven, buy a scratch ticket, scratch it off, and star in Guardians of the Galaxy.”

“I’m lucky to have a job and I am happy to do it.  I get to play for a living and I love my job.”

“I’ve got great people in my life who’ve known me my whole life through the ups and downs.  I’m lucky I have fostered relationships with people who call me on my sh*t.”

“I want to never take life too seriously.  And I want to always have fun, and I want to always make decisions that allow me to do that.  I want to be a free spirit.”

“I’m a man of faith and I believe that God works in mysterious ways and gives us signs and gifts in life.  And those gifts often times come in the form of people.”

“God is real.  God loves you, God wants the best for you, believe that.  I do.”

“Thank you to the many, many people who empowered me to follow my dreams.”

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