Jeff Bridges quotes

Born
December 4, 1949, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Jeff Bridges is an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Crazy Heart (2009).

I had a great ’70s. I survived it, and that’s always good news.
– Jeff Bridges
Sticking with a marriage. That’s true grit, man.
– Jeff Bridges
There are so many things that pop up. If you are paying attention, you can learn every second of the day. Life is my guru.
– Jeff Bridges
I like to think of myself as a character actor, though there’s some redundancy in that.
– Jeff Bridges
You don’t want to vilify your ego.
– Jeff Bridges
I want to have all of my faculties.
– Jeff Bridges
My mother and my father were very nurturing and wonderful examples of how to live your life.
– Jeff Bridges
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.
– Jeff Bridges
With a labyrinth, you make a choice to go in – and once you’ve chosen, around and around you go. But you always find your way to the center.
– Jeff Bridges
It can kind of screw up things if you’re trying to overwork something.
– Jeff Bridges
I love westerns, I’d love to make more of them.
– Jeff Bridges
I can see how a relationship with a writer would be an easy thing.
– Jeff Bridges
There’s a bit of the kid in me.
– Jeff Bridges
Words fall short sometimes.
– Jeff Bridges
For me and my wife, it was love at first sight.
– Jeff Bridges
Making movies is about creating illusions, and they can be subtle illusions, but it’s all a cumulative effect as you make these little tweaks. It kinda adds up to something, hopefully.
– Jeff Bridges
Normally, we push away the things we’re scared of.
– Jeff Bridges
Your part can be the king, but unless people are treating you like royalty, you ain’t no king, man.
– Jeff Bridges
A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can.
– Jeff Bridges
We’re here for such a short period of time. Live like you’re already dead, man. Have a good time. Do your best. Let it all come ripping right through you.
– Jeff Bridges
I look at the camera as sort of a missing link between motion picture photography and still photography.
– Jeff Bridges
Tightness gets in the way of everything, except tightness.
– Jeff Bridges
My main teachers were my father and my mother and my brother.
– Jeff Bridges
I’ve had really great experiences working with first-time directors. They come at filmmaking with fresh ideas. I’ve been very lucky that way.
– Jeff Bridges
Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive.
– Jeff Bridges
Execution is everything.
– Jeff Bridges
The way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking local action in your own community.
– Jeff Bridges
I gotta take notes when things occur to me.
– Jeff Bridges
Sometimes, you can not click with somebody, and it can feel awkward.
– Jeff Bridges
Unlike Texas Rangers, we actors don’t have a stop date, so I don’t know about retiring. Sometimes I want to stop acting, but then you get a good script!
– Jeff Bridges
Whenever you’re the child of a famous person, you get judged in odd ways because of that.
– Jeff Bridges
Do we really need to arm our citizens with machine guns or semiautomatic weapons? And don’t we need to make sure that people who do own guns are qualified to own them?
– Jeff Bridges
I just find my creativity manifesting a bunch of different ways.
– Jeff Bridges
My wife holds the kite strings that let me go ‘weeeeeee’, then she reels me back in.
– Jeff Bridges
The Widelux is a fickle mistress; its viewfinder isn’t accurate, and there’s no manual focus, so it has an arbitrariness to it, a capricious quality. I like that.
– Jeff Bridges
I’m always busy, but I’m lazy as well.
– Jeff Bridges
You can relate to somebody’s pain and you have compassion, which can lead to intimacy.
– Jeff Bridges
Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.
– Jeff Bridges
Intimacy seems to be one of the major highs of life, whether it’s getting to know yourself in a deeper way, or your partner, or the world and the society that you live in.
– Jeff Bridges
My brother’s my teacher, my mentor, and we both learnt all the acting basics from our father.
– Jeff Bridges
I used to read comics when I was a kid.
– Jeff Bridges