Robert Downey Jr. Quotes About Life

American actor and producer Robert John Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965. Early in his career, he enjoyed critical and popular success. This was followed by a period of substance abuse and legal issues, and then later in his career, he experienced a resurgence of commercial success. In 2008, Time magazine listed Downey as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and from 2013 to 2015, Forbes ranked him as the highest-paid actor in Hollywood.

44 Robert Downey Jr. Quotes

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  1. Nothing will serve you better than a strong work ethic. Nothing.” 
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2. “Discipline for me is about respect. It’s not even about self-respect; it’s about respect for life and all it offers.”

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3. “Worrying is like praying for something that you don’t want to happen.”

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4. “Maybe the goal really should be a life that values honor, duty, good work, friends and family.”

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5. “The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.”

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6. “Is it better to be feared or respected? I say, is it too much to ask for both?”

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7. “Job one is to get out of that cave. A lot of people do get out but don’t change.”

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8. “I don’t like people handing me things just put it down there.”

9. “Everybody wants a happy ending. Right? But it doesn’t always roll that way.”

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10. “I think life changes every year.” 

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11. “I had my eyes opened. I came to realize that I had more to offer this world than just making things that blow up.”

12. “I always think part of success is being able to replicate results.”

13. “Sometimes you just gotta be drop-kicked out of the nest.”

14. “Sometimes you gotta run before you walk.”

14. “One must always be mindful.”

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15. “I’m not afraid of total failure because I don’t think that will happen. I’m not afraid of success because that beats the hell out of failure.”

16. “I am in the continual process of transcending fear.”

17. “You need to know what to do when the sun is not shining.”

18. “Listen, smile, agree and then do whatever you were gonna do anyway.” 

19. “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.” 

20. “Acting is always a challenge.”

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21. “I think it’s good to be confident. If I’m not on my team why should anybody else be?”

22. “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.”

23. “For years I took pride in being resilient.” 

24. “There are some parents who have really done it right and told their kid, You know, we have this dough, none of this is for you. You have to get your own.”

25. “I understand reversal of fortune; that usually has come through my own hand, but you know, you live life on life’s terms.”

26. “My old man had a philosophy: peace means having a bigger stick than the other guy.” 

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27. “It’s not about how much we lost. It’s about how much we have left.”

28. “The higher the stakes, the happier I am, the better I will be.” 

29. “Mediocrity is my biggest fear. I’m not afraid of total failure because I don’t think that will happen. I’m not afraid of success because that beats the hell out of failure. It’s being in the middle that scares me.” 

30. “Growing up is something that you do your whole life. I want to always feel that I can be a kid if I want.”

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

32. “I have a sense of destiny that you are led to the things you are supposed to do.” 

33. “Listen, smile, agree and then do whatever you were gonna do anyway.”

34. “Nothing will serve you better than a strong work ethic. Nothing!”

35. “It doesn’t matter whether or not you can act. If you can go into a room and make these sweaters want you, that’s what’ll get you the job.”

36. “I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it.”

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37. “Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff.”

38. “To me, friendship means loving tolerance.”

39. “There’s somewhere you’re supposed to go, and if you get quiet enough, you’ll make it.”

40. “I’m coming from a place of total strength and humility now.” 

41. “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.”

42. “You have to let go of the things that are darling to you. You have to take the focus off yourself and put it on the shape of the scene and the intention of what everyone else needs.”

43. “There’s somewhere you’re supposed to go, and if you get quiet enough, you’ll make it.”

44. “When you have a good script you’re almost in more trouble than when you have a terrible script.”

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