The best Quotes by Joaquin Phoenix

The best Quotes by Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (Bottom; born October 28, 1974) is an American actor. Among other films, Phoenix appeared in Gladiator (2000), The Village (2004), Walk the Line (2005), Her (2013), and Joker (2019).

I think that we've become very disconnected from the natural world, and many of us, what we're guilty of is an egocentric worldview.
Acceptance Speech, Oscars 2020
Human beings, at our best, are so inventive and creative and ingenious, and I think that when we use love and compassion as our guiding principles, we can create, develop and implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and to the environment.
Acceptance Speech, Oscars 2020
When I decide to do something, I stick with it, total commitment.
There are kids who get on a BMX bike when they're eight years old and they go, 'Whoa, this is incredible,' and grow up to do extreme sports. It's the same for me with acting.
The reason I keep making movies is I hate the last thing I did. I'm trying to rectify my wrongs.
I had a really wonderful upbringing. We were a tight family. It was wonderful to grow up with so many siblings. We were all just a year or two apart, and we were always so supportive of each other. I learned everything from my older brother and sister and taught it to my younger sisters.
If you walk into a room and one hundred people say, 'You are a lovely, beautiful person', who isn't going to be affected by that? But you have to tell yourself not to value that. You have to tell yourself - or at least I do - to not become accustomed to hearing applause in any way, because I think that's dangerous.

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You just ask the same questions every week. 'How's your job? Are you having any negative thoughts?'
All I have are negative thoughts.
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Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you're stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.
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Smile because it confuses people. Smile because it's easier than explaining what is killing you inside.
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Only trust someone who can see these three things in you: The sorrow behind your smile, the love behind your anger, and the reason behind your silence.
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We stopped checking for monsters under our bed when we realised they were inside us.
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If someone just hates you for no reason, give that jerk a reason!
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I know the voices in my head aren't real, but sometimes their ideas are absolutely awesome.
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Childhood is when you idolise Batman, adulthood is when you realise that the Joker makes more sense.
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Salvatore Maroni: "If it's so simple, why haven't you done it already?"
Joker: "If you're good at something, never do it for free!"
Joker in Batman - The Dark Knight
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I may look happy but honestly dear, the only way I will really smile is if you cut me ear to ear.
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The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules.
Joker in Batman - The Dark Knight
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Never start with the head, the victim gets all fuzzy. He can't feel the next.
Joker in Batman - The Dark Knight
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All you care about is money. This city deserves a better class of criminal. And I'm gonna give it to them. It's not about money, it's about sending a message!
Joker in Batman - The Dark Knight
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I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it.
Joker in Batman - The Dark Knight
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You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push!
Joker in Batman - The Dark Knight
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Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can't savor all the... little emotions. In... you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way, I know your friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them were cowards?
Joker in Batman - The Dark Knight
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I believe whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you... stranger.
Joker in Batman - The Dark Knight
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Why so serious?
Joker in Batman - The Dark Knight
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Desire becomes surrender. Surrender becomes power.
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Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.
Maximus in Gladiator
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It's a dream. A frightful dream... life is.
Commodus in Gladiator
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One kind word, one full hug, where you pressed me to your chest and held me tight... would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years.
Commodus in Gladiator
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Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them, and they'll be distracted. Take away their freedom, and still they'll roar.
Gracchus in Gladiator
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Fratres! Three weeks from now, I will be harvesting my crops. Imagine where you will be, and it will be so. Hold the line! Stay with me! If you find yourself alone, riding in green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled. For you are in Elysium, and you're already dead! Brothers, what we do in life... echoes in eternity!
Maximus in Gladiator
My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next!
Maximus in Gladiator
If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realising your worth is ruthless and selfish, then I'm definitely ruthless and selfish.
If you love friends, you will serve your friends. If you love community, you will serve your community. If you love money, you will serve your money. And if you love only yourself, you will serve only yourself. And you will have only yourself.
Well, the way things are going, aside from wheat and auto parts, America's biggest export is now the Oscar.
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I can't believe I am hosting the Oscars. It's an honor everyone else said no.
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Normal's a setting on the dryer. People like us, we don't get normal!
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Sometimes the only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy.
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One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024

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