Leonardo DiCaprio Quotes

“You can make history, or you will be vilified by it.” ~

“Me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know its not some place you can look for because its not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something and if you find that moment, it lasts forever.” ~

“There is no element of genius without some form of madness.” ~

There is no element of genius

“It’s a weird feeling when people are defining you, and you haven’t even defined yourself.” ~

“Sometimes I wonder will God ever forgive us for what we’ve done to each other? Then I look around and I realize God left this place a long time ago.” ~

“I’m shy, but when the time comes to be wild, I’m fun-loving, adventurous, and mysterious.” ~

“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” ~

If you can do what you

“Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.” ~

“I’m not a big dreamer. I never have been. I remember fragments of my dream, and I try to take a traditional sort of approach to researching this project and doing preparation for it.” ~

“It’s easy to be an expert if you’re the only one in the world with an interest.” ~

“Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.” ~

Dreams feel real while we're

“I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can’t now.” ~

“I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.” ~

“Acting is the only time when I truly maintain the spontaneity that I want to be present at all times.” ~

“I’ve always been spontaneous and outgoing… I’ve tried lots of things so I’ve got some good life experiences, which is great ’cause it means I’ve got lots of material to work with as an actor.” ~

I've always been spontaneous

“My dad’s probably one of the kindest people in the world. When I was younger that’s not how I was- I was a little spoiled brat.” ~

“I’ve been planted here to be a vessel for acting… That’s why I’m really taking any part, regardless of how complicated it’s going to be.” ~

“I’m never really conscious of saying, “I’m going to take on a specific role to combat a certain image in the public eye.” I think that’s pretty manipulative and transparent to the public anyway.” ~

“The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it… It’s a great outlet. I’m not really sure who I am – it seems I change every day.” ~

The best thing about acting

“My father, George, has also affected the choices in my life regarding films. I like films that take chances or say something different or experiment. Growing up with him, I was surrounded by different artists – not just actors or film-makers but cartoonists, poets, writers.” ~

“If you’re gonna let the character be the story, you better set a tone that allows the actors to do the best work they can do.” ~

“I’ve changed. You can’t help it. Your mind starts working in a different way. You feel really scrutinised by people.” ~

“Love at first sight? I absolutely believe in it! You’ve got to keep the faith. Who doesn’t like the idea that you could see someone tomorrow and she could be the love of your life? It’s very romantic.” ~

Love at first sight

“Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.” ~

“The more I’ve acted, I’ve realised that I have a) no control of and b) no way of really quite understanding how people react to anything I do, or any movie I do.” ~

“A man’s legacy is determined by how the story ends.” ~

“Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs.” ~

Drugs Every one has

“I didn’t worry about what DeNiro thought… I went in, looked him in the eye, and got the part. I was confident, even though I’d never done anything like it before. Now I realise it was ignorant confidence-I had no idea.” ~

“If I want to go to a party with a few male friends, it doesn’t mean I’m gay.” ~

“I cheated a lot, because I just couldn’t sit and do homework. I usually sat next to someone extremely smart.” ~

“Fame is not the worst thing. I went to dinner the other night, and the girls in the restaurant ignored me. It was so annoying.” ~

Fame is not the worst thing.

“I just really love doing what I do. I know every career is fleeting and there will be time periods when I don’t get the opportunities that I’m getting right now, so I am taking advantage of them.” ~

“I couldn’t deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y’know?” ~

“I get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone.” ~

I get a friend to travel

“When you grow up in the [film] industry, the director is your father. You follow your father’s lead, but you make your own way.” ~

“We are facing a tipping point of environmental crisis unprecedented in human history and our very survival is dependent on protecting nature.” ~

“Mother Earth is hurting. And she needs a generation of thoughtful, caring and active kids like all of you to protect her for the future.” ~

“There’s some of Romeo’s romance in me… I romanticise a lot of things in my mind..” ~

There's some of Romeo's

“Protecting our future on this planet depends on the conscious evolution of our species.” ~