30 Robert Downey Jr. Quotes That'll Inspire Generations

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"Remember that just because you hit bottom, doesn't mean you have to stay there."

30 Robert Downey Jr. Quotes That'll Dig You Out of Your Darkest Times

Robert Downey Jr. is one incredibly talented man.

He can do it all. More importantly, he's said many a things in his career that have inspired us to keep pushing through our dark times.

If you've hit rock bottom, these RDJ quotes will motivate you to pick yourself up and start all over. You got this, and RDJ is here to remind you of that.

Best Robert Downey Jr. Quotes

  • "Remember that just because you hit bottom, doesn't mean you have to stay there."

  • "I've noticed that worrying is like praying for what you don't want to happen."

  • "Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway."

  • "I know very little about acting. I'm just an incredibly gifted faker."

  • "There is unpanned gold in every soul you run into. No matter what walk of life they are from."

  • "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."

  • "Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff."

  • "You need to know what to do when the sun is not shining."

  • "I wasn't worried about whether I was going to go insane, I was very well aware I was insane."

  • "The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven."

Inspiring Robert Downey Jr. Quotes

  • "I'm very good at deconstructing. I'm a very good troubleshooter for why something is unlikely to work. And most everything is unlikely to work."

  • "For years I took pride in being resilient."

  • "I used to be so convinced that happiness was the goal, yet all those years I was chasing after it I was unhappy in the pursuit. Maybe the goal really should be a life that values honor, duty, good work, friends, and family."

  • "I don't want to be so confident in myself."

  • "I don't think I'm in any position to give anybody advice about anything."

  • "I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it's a verb."

  • "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."

  • "Discipline for me is about respect. It's not even about self-respect; it's about respect for life and all it offers."

  • "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."

  • "Nothing will serve you better than a strong work ethic. Nothing."

Motivational Robert Downey Jr. Quotes

  • "I just think it's good to be confident. If I'm not on my team, why should anybody else be?

  • "I'm coming from a place of total strength and humility now."

  • "I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it."

  • "I always encourage people to be confident, and sometime even a little falsely so, just so you can give yourself an opportunity."

  • "I think it's miraculous that anybody survives themselves."

  • "Look, even bad years are pretty good years, I think."

  • "I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done."

  • "I always think part of success is being able to replicate results, taking what is interesting or viable about yourself as a professional person and seeing if you bring it into different situations with similar results."

  • "I know who I am."

  • "I am in the continual process of transcending fear."

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