Jeff Bridges Quotes


Best 10 Quotes by Jeff Bridges

“A famous Japanese Zen master, Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, said that unless you can explain Zen in words that a fisherman will comprehend, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Some fifty years ago a UCLA professor told me the same thing about applied mathematics. We like to hide from the truth behind foreign-sounding words or mathematical lingo. There’s a saying: The truth is always encountered but rarely perceived. If we don’t perceive it, we can’t help ourselves and we can’t much help anyone else.”

“35 million people in the U.S. are hungry or don't know where their next meal is coming from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this to our children, we'd be at war.”

“A fella who accepts himself and is relaxed into who he is - that appeals to people.”

“All this is nothing but space to be danced in. There's no need to feel harnessed or limited in any way.”

“Always maintain a joyful mind. Appreciate the struggles as opportunities to wake up.”

“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.”

“If you’re going to wait to get all the information you think you need before you act, you’ll never act because there’s an infinite amount of information out there.”

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“Live like you're already dead, man. Have a good time. Do your best. Let it all come ripping right through you.”

“The word happiness comes from to happen.”

“You've got to take care of yourself on the path, not just when you cross the goal line, because don't forget, wherever you are, that's the goal line.”

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“I think part of why I have so many books around me and why I read every day is because I mythologize the writer. I don’t do that with any other artists.”


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