Russell Crowe Quotes

There’s an ease that I have living in Australia. The best things about Sydney are free: the sunshine’s free, and the harbour’s free, and the beach is free.

I have respect for beer.

There’s nothing like sitting back and talking to your cows.

there's nothing likes sitting

I like villains because there’s something so attractive about a committed person – they have a plan, an ideology, no matter how twisted. They’re motivated.

I like villains because there’s something so attractive about a committed person – they have a plan, an ideology, no matter how twisted. They’re motivated.

It is important to dress for success.

The important thing to me is that I’m not driven by people’s praise and I’m not slowed down by people’s criticism. I’m just trying to work at the highest level I can.

The important thing to me

I’m destined to be attracted to those I cannot defeat.

If there is no blood on the line, it is not rugby league.

If you put 20 cents in me and ask me to talk about South Sydney, I’ll play all night.

People accuse me of being arrogant all the time. I’m not arrogant, I’m focused.

People accuse me of being

I believe in singing for my supper. I’ll never accept a grant because what I do should be able to be founded purely on free enterprise.

People say, ‘Surely there’s the right reasons for going to war?’ And my perspective is, ‘Surely there’s a better way of asking that question?’

I believe in singing for my supper. I’ll never accept a grant because what I do should be able to be founded purely on free enterprise.

I really feel sorry for people who are, who divide their whole life up into ‘things that I like’ and ‘things that I must do.’ You’re only here for a short time, mate. Learn to like it.

I really feel sorry for people

If I don’t get the goose-bump factor when I’m reading it than I can’t do it.

When I was a little kid, I used to really embarrass my parents.

Reality is, I’m an actor and an entertainer, and I really wouldn’t know what to do with another profession.

There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is.

There has to be a mathematical

Like everyone else, I’ve had moments when I’ve felt that I’ve been losing my grip.

You don’t want to be starting a film not knowing what you want to do.

I respond in the moment which is what makes me a good actor.

I don’t play chess with my life, ya’ know.

I don't play chess with

I’d like to play passionate women, but no one will let me.

My days, if they start in the morning with a cuddle from my son, are just so much more glorious than they were prior to that.

I’d like to play passionate women, but no one will let me.

I’m a virtuoso in my job in that there’s not an actor I can’t go into a scene with and be absolutely confident that, whatever is required of my character, I can do it.

My children have never watched any of my films. Charlie knows that daddy makes movies, but he says they are not good enough for him to watch.

My children have never watched

I didn’t get married to get divorced.

From a young kid, I was quite interested in religion.

I look for the role that excites me and work with whoever that director happens to be, wherever he wants to shoot the film.

I’ve been voted one of Australia’s 50 national treasures. I’ve even had my face on an Australian stamp – the only non-Australian to do so, apart from the Queen, of course.

I've been voted one of Australia

Music’s always been a huge part of my life, and my first record came out in 1981.

I’d done stage musicals for quite a few years, starting with ‘Grease’ in Auckland.

Swallow My Gift’ is all about music being its own reward. I don’t do it to become more famous; I don’t do it to make money. I don’t do it from an ego-driven point of view.

Swallow My Gift' is all about

I don’t really take vacations because when I’m working, it’s usually in a far-flung, exotic place somewhere. But I have a farm in Australia I like to go back to when I’m at home and not working.

I got a guitar when I was six and, instead of learning other people’s songs, started to try to write my own, even at that young age.

My kids are being raised in a much more affluent environment than was mine. My wife and I talk about that all the time because neither of us had this kind of experience.

My kids are being raised in

I’ve followed Leeds since I was a little kid. I used to come home from sport in the afternoon, me and my brother, and watch ‘Match of the Day.’ I love the club. I want nothing but success for the club.