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By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

If you're anything like me there are days when you're convinced you know more than everyone around you. Which is often confirmed by your interactions with people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

You can't go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary, and really understand it, and come out a liberal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I think a hero is someone who, if abroad or traveling, they go to the GOOP website to see what shops to go to, what restaurants to eat at, what clothes to buy, and they do that not fearlessly but in spite of their fear.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I, personally, would be shocked if we went to the end of the tape now and I didn't have at least one... Look, even if I don't get one directly, eventually they're just going to have to give me one when I get old. So no matter how you slice it, I'm getting one.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

There is unpanned gold in every soul you run into, no matter what walk of life they are from.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That's hard enough.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I'm not a method guy. I can't be bothered to have a method. I just want to be a part of a good movie and I can't stand to be surrounded by morons.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I don't like words coming out of a character's mouth that I adore because not only is he a little bit duplicitous but he's kind of practical in the way he thinks, and he thinks in terms of everyone's humanity and how quickly we can go against what we think we meant when we said it or what we believe or blah, blah, blah.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn't mean you have to stay there.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I loved it, it's such fun. I like that people are seeing it and then talking about it. Like when I took my son and his friends to see Napoleon Dynamite last year, we spent the next six weeks trying to explain it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

People never change because they are under threat or under duress. Never. They change because they see something that makes their life seem valuable enough to start moving toward a life worth living.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I like to be a little more difficult to nail down that that just inside myself, but when someone's motivations, even if they wind up falling in one side or the other of the debate, when they're personal and also when they're masked by something that only the audience knows is really their motivation, that to me is just what I call entertainment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I am in the continual process of transcending fear-based rituals

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I'm not used to studios being ecstatic about we did and saying, "Please go do that again.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it's a verb.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

You know, when you're part of a comedic duo, you can take breaks. It's kind of like having a partner that is good with a kid.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Worrying is like praying for something you don't want to happen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Sometimes you're not supposed to enjoy it [acting]. You're supposed to cooperate with misery and proceed anyway. But what I do enjoy is a sense of well-being and just participating in life and life's turns.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I think life changes every year. This is just a little more comfortable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I had this bad-boy-from-New York vibe going, dressed like a punk rocker with spiky hair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I really don't want to thank my wife because I could be bussing tables at the Daily Grill right now if not for her. Jesus, what a gig that'd be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

You have to give people something to actually write music so that you're not just running your mouth all the time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

[Addiction's] not about placating the bad dog - it's about feeding the good dog. You still have to feed the bad dog, but only enough so that the ASPCA doesn't bring you up on charges.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I think I've been lucky, being my frequent appearances on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I take some pride in... representing myself exactly how I would like to have my son remember me to his kids.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I have a really interesting political point of view, and its not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you cant go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You cant. I wouldnt wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics every since.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

It's like I have a loaded gun in my mouth and I like the taste of metal

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I don't need an Iron Man suit. I'm already a weapon of mass seduction.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I make faces for cash and chicken.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I didn't have an identity. It was manufactured. My identity now? It was written on the wall by ancient forces.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

It was a democracy in the truest and most frustrating and most rewarding sense of the word. Anybody could come in and say, "You know, I'm just not cool with that." We'd be like, "Who's that?" "Oh, I was just cleaning the trailers." It was nuts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I'm not 40 yet. I wouldn't even bother comparing myself to Chaplin.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Pick a dysfunction and it's a family problem.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I just don't like big guys who speak cryptically and act like they understand the language better than me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual, like I may even have an ammonia-filled tentacle somewhere on my body. That's okay.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

With a terrible script you hustle and try to make it better. But with a good script it can be trouble because you rest on your laurels, so to speak, you think it's going to translate easily.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

But I think Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang really got that thing where, if a movie reads really funny and then has some dramatic or violent or sinister stuff in it, you can't forget that primarily it has to be even funnier than you read it or that other stuff doesn't work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Every time I feel that I really hit critical mass and I'm in the right place is when I feel like the director and I become a third thing, and that's the character.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

And I think for a man whose native tongue is Spanish to be able to put together a phrase like 'cultural genocide' just speaks to how bright he is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Growing up is something that you do your whole life. I want to always feel that I can be a kid if I want. Growing up has some negative connotations. Like, you're not supposed to roll around on the ground anymore. You're not supposed to make fun of yourself. You're not supposed to ride a bicycle. But I'm a Toys-R-Us kid.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Nothing will serve you better than a strong work ethic. Nothing. And it's something that you can't teach. You have to be thrown into it, where you're going to sink or swim. It's amazing how self-correcting and how clarifying a good, hard, shitty job can be. Because at the end of the day, any profession I've seen anybody in, when you peer behind the curtains of Oh, wouldn't that be a great job? Wow, what an amazing thing, a philanthropic endeavor! it really just comes down to It's a f**king grind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Everyone has a story, and the story changes, and the more I can root into the truth of things - it's so hard - I don't think anyone ever really puts it all together. But somewhere along the way it all became fused.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

When you have a good script you're almost in more trouble than when you have a terrible script.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Give me a scotch, I'm starving.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

It's a very smart and heartfelt movie and that's why, I think, we're all drawn to it. We really showed up for this with this collective idea that it was really ambitious, but we felt we all really had something to gain from it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Tofu is the root of all evil, and there's only one thing that can change a man's mind, and that's a modified Uzi with an extra-long clip.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

Im such a work in progress at the moment, its crazy, and life wants me on edge, I swear to you. But as long as I dont forget the past, Im cool. One must always be mindful, just like you might forget that old girlfriend who tried to slit your throat, but shes really still hot. If you remember the stitches more than you remember the pussy, youre going to be just fine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robert Downey Jr.

I just think it's good to be confident. If I'm not on my team why should anybody else be?