Jeff Bridges Quotes

“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.” ~ Jeff Bridges

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

“My wife, whenever I’d go off to work and I’d be kind of anxious, she’ll say, ‘Remember, have fun.’ Oh, I forgot, thanks for the reminder. Because sometimes we do forget. We take it all too seriously and there’s a lot of joy to be had wherever you are.” ~ Jeff Bridges

My wife, whenever I'd go

“My wife holds the kite strings that let me go ‘weeeeeee’, then she reels me back in.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“One of the things I want to do that’s outside the realm of acting and the arts – although both have their place in this – is ending childhood hunger here in America.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“Poverty is a very complicated issue, but feeding a child isn’t.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“When I’m working, I’m very purposeful and everything else gets out of focus. Something I’ve had to work on together with my wife is how to acknowledge each other in the midst of this and keep the relationship going.” ~ Jeff Bridges

When I'm working, I'm

“You know, ballet might be too formal of a title for the type of dance I do, but I love to dance.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“There’s kind of a Zen aspect to bowling. The pins are either staying up or down before you even throw your arm back. It’s kind of a mind-set. You want to be in this perfect mind-set before you released the ball.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see, and then….one day….I got in!” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I’m always busy, but I’m lazy as well.” ~ Jeff Bridges

I'm always busy, but

“You have to find your tone and work within that to make it as real so the audience can really engage in the story you’re telling.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I was loving music, and loving art, painting, so I was considering those things, but I must say I dug acting as well.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“A fool and his money are quickly parted.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“If some crazy idea stays in my head for long enough, then there’s no fighting it. I just say, Okay, let’s go.” ~ Jeff Bridges

If some crazy idea stays

“I just find my creativity manifesting a bunch of different ways.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“Well, there are all kinds of gutters. Life will supply you with gutters.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I had a great ’70s. I survived it, and that’s always good news.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I do my best to hold the director’s opinion above my own.” ~ Jeff Bridges

I do my best to hold the

“”The Big Lebowski” is a real masterpiece, as far as I’m concerned. I suppose I’m a bit biased because I’m in it.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“The problem with the designated driver programme, it’s not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At then end of the night drop them off at the wrong house.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“Sure, I get the blues. But what I try to do, is apply joy to the blues, you know? I don’t know if it’s a technique, or just being bent that way, being raised by the folks I was raised by.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!” ~ Jeff Bridges

I had years of partying,

“Everyone I meet is in my sangha. I don’t know if that’s the proper definition, but that’s the way I’m going to hold it in my mind.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“Whenever you’re the child of a famous person, you get judged in odd ways because of that.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I kind of quit surfing when I got out of high school, but then a few years ago I started to take it up again. I’m not an expert by any means, but it’s so wonderful to get out in the ocean and get a different perspective on things.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“Yeah, I’ve been interested in music since I was a teenager, always writing songs.” ~ Jeff Bridges

Yeah, I've been interested

“If you’re like me, I get hooked into to-do lists, you know. I’ll say I checked that off. Okay, I did that. And you have all these things you’re doing.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I’m very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we’re all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“As far as Beau is concerned, we’re on the same team, we root for each other. If my parts are slightly more attractive, or are perceived that way by others, he’s very content.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I’ve gone out of my way to not take baggage with me from film to film.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“People fall in love for mysterious reasons.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“Your part can be the king, but unless people are treating you like royalty, you ain’t no king, man.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I like to know where the camera is.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I love westerns, I’d love to make more of them.” ~ Jeff Bridges

I love westerns, I'd love

“Normally, we push away the things we’re scared of.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I remember being on a black-and-white set all day and then going out into daylight and being amazed by the colour.” ~ Jeff Bridges

“I’m used to watching old movies of myself.” ~ Jeff Bridges

I'm used to watching old

“My main teachers were my father and my mother and my brother.” ~ Jeff Bridges