Timothée Chalamet Quotes



Best 30 Quotes by Timothée Chalamet

“First and foremost, 'Call Me by Your Name' is a story about love, and first loves, and unrequited, and then, later, requited love.”

“I did a year at Columbia, and I just kind of floundered. Maybe it wasn't the right place for me.”

“I do find that there's a fine balance between preparation and seeing what happens naturally.”

“I don't like to know exactly what I'm going to do in a scene, because the most interesting moments as an audience member are moments of truthful spontaneity.”

“I feel like I've been around performance my whole life. My mom and uncle had done plays.”

“I have experienced heartbreak but not in a classical sense.”

“I have this sense of independent heartbreak, of annulling romances before they get their feet off the ground.”

“I miss the sense of belonging on a film as much as I did on 'Call Me By Your Name'.”

“I naturally have a me-against-the-world mentality, and I've been fighting it since I was 13. It's felt like it's only gotten me in lonely, angry places.”

“I should become a peach brand ambassador.”

“I spent a lot of time in a small town in France, growing up.”

“I want to attack and to lead my life with vigor, but I'm in the watching stage at the moment. Younger actors feel pressure to bring a pop to every scene; as the roles get bigger, I'm finding you can add layers and do less scene-to-scene.”

“I wouldn't be the actor I am without New York.”

“I'm not someone who frequents the gym, pretty much ever.”

“I'm sure no one really wants to think of themselves as a child actor.”

“I've been getting to work with Steve Carell and just feel like the luckiest kid in the world.”

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“I've been very encouraged by the nature of the conversations that I've had and by the lack of questions that are tunnel-visioned in their understanding of sexuality and life and love.”

“Learning the Italian was tough. I tried to really come at from a purist perspective, really learn the grammar, syntax and conjugations.”

“My dad's French, and I spent my summers in France growing up. So I speak French fluently, and obviously, I speak English because I was raised in New York, and I grew up here.”

“My favorite kind of acting scenes, or at least where I think people shine the brightest, are odes to Meisner technique scenes where people are face-to-face, and it's almost like a repetition exercise.”

“Ninety-eight per cent of all human communication is non-verbal.”

“On American sets, you work 12-, 14-, 16-hour days sometimes. All that volume over a short course of time can actually be less conducive to telling a story accurately.”

“Somebody said to me, 'You should keep a journal of this period in your life and really write down this stuff.' But that makes me a little uneasy.”

“Sometimes if I'm in my head before a take, I'll just like to reach out to the closest thing to me – the wall or a sharp edge – and just push into it. That way, my physical experience is totally contemporaneous and not in the clouds.”

“Sometimes, when you act with someone in an intimate capacity, you have to ask vulnerable questions to speed up intimacy – but that's artificial.”

“The villain in 'Call Me by Your Name' is the tragedy of love – what seems to be part of the deal you sign with someone when you experience an amazing time with them.”

“There's the truth to every moment that you have to bring to every scene, but you have to understand the tonality of the film before you begin, which isn't something that's instinctual to me.”

“These are such First World problems, but there's a certain claustrophobia to New York. You don't escape in the East Village, but it at least feels full of camaraderie and youth – or full of camaraderie and youth in an East Village that is as full of Chase banks and Starbucks as the Upper West Side, or anywhere else in Manhattan.”

“We're only here for so long. Be happy, man. You could get hit by a truck tomorrow.”

“When I try to appreciate something, it feels like my hands are around the moment, trying to squeeze it. It's when you really release yourself of the responsibility to be enjoying things that you actually do.”

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