Brad Pitt

(William Bradley Pitt)

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There is no love without loss. It’s a package deal.
What matters now is the well-being of our kids. Families, Children & Parenting ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss... That's the trade-off. But I'll take it all. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
Actions speak louder than words, and it's no more true than with your kids.
America is a country founded on guns. It's in our DNA. It's very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don't feel safe, I don't feel the house is completely safe, if I don't have one hidden somewhere. That's my thinking, right or wrong.
Being married means I can break wind and eat ice cream in bed.
By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You've just got to keep moving. You can't stop. Nature
By the time this concert ends this evening, 30,000 Africans will have died because of extreme poverty. By this time tomorrow evening, another 30,000. This does not make sense. Time
Depression is not interesting to watch.
Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it's hard to make your peace with. War & Peace
Given a chance, I would like to work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan because she's a versatile actor. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen.
How many stories have you read that aren't true, stories about me and Angie being married or fighting or splitting up? And when we don't split up, there's a whole new round that we've made up and we're back together again!
I always liked film as a teaching tool - a way of getting exposed to ideas that had never been presented to me. It just wasn't on the list of career options where I grew up.
I always liked those moments of epiphany, when you have the next destination.
I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house. Families, Children & Parenting
I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it's up to me. Life ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I don't feel restless, I just like to travel. Travel
I don't think I was all that late in becoming a father.
I find all of my performances come down to mathematics in a sense - how do you approach the problem of this character? Sometimes I crack that problem, sometimes I don't.
I grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, and I just loved film. My folks would take us to the drive-in on summer nights, and we'd sit on the hood of the car. I just had this profound love for storytelling. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I grew up on certain movies, particular movies that said something to me as a kid from Missouri, movies that showed me places I'd yet traveled, or different cultures, or explained something, or said something in a better way than I could ever say. I wanted to find the movies like that. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I grew up very religious, and I don't have a great relationship with religion. Religion & God
I had a friend who worked at a hospice, and he said people in their final moments don't discuss their successes, awards or what books they wrote or what they accomplished. They only talk about their loves and their regrets, and I think that's very telling.
I had a very supportive family environment that gave me room to explore and discover things about myself. Families, Children & Parenting
I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what's more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on. Time
I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends, and I have my family, and I haven't known life to be any happier. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
I know when I go outside, there'll be a van or two and they'll probably follow us four out of seven days a week, trying to get something. But I'm just going across town and I know they're just wasting their day, so it doesn't bother me anymore.
I look and there's our boy from Vietnam and our daughter from Ethiopia, and our girl was born in Namibia, and our son is from Cambodia, and they're brothers and sisters, man. They're brothers and sisters and it's a sight for elation.
I loved 'Saturday Night Fever' when I was a kid. I couldn't believe people talked that way. It was just a whole new culture I didn't understand. I snuck into it. It was an R-rated film. So it holds a special place.
I oscillate between agnosticism and atheism.
I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said 'We saw your movie.' 'Which one?' I said. He shouted 'Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn't like?
I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony.
I think L.A. is impossible. There's just too much media focus. You can't live a normal life. Life
I was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
I was very curious about the world even at a young age, and I don't know at what point I became aware that other cultures believed in different religions, and my question was, 'Well, why don't they get to go to Heaven then?'
I would love to work in a Bollywood film as there is so much drama and colour in the films there. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I would say that the directors that I've liked the most are all curious in nature - curious thinkers. They're all big questioners, I would say, first and foremost. Nature
I'd like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right. Sports & Athletics
I'd say that 'Tree of Life' is not a Christian so much as a spiritual film. Life
I'm 48 now and whatever I get music-wise, I get from my kids and that's it. I don't think I'll ever be hip again!
I'm drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale.
I'm most comfortable with the Southern dialects, really. It's easy, for example, for me to do Irish because we've got Irish heritage where I come from.
I'm much more experienced now, so I can find films that are interesting quicker and cut out the films that don't really matter. It means more to me now because my kids are going to see them, and I want them to be proud.
I'm one of those people you hate because of genetics. It's the truth. Truth
I'm satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
In Missouri, where I come from, we don't talk about what we do - we just do it. If we talk about it, it's seen as bragging.
Indian cinema seems to be growing very well at its own pace.
It's a lovely experience walking around a museum by yourself.
It's a violent world we live in. I don't agree with trying to hide that or cover it up.
It's hard to be surprised by a film. It's hard to be surprised by another actor or by a director when you've seen enough and been around. So when I am, or when I forget that I'm watching someone's movie, or when I don't know how someone made a certain turn that I didn't expect . . . You know, I'm in.
I've always been at war with myself, for right or wrong. War & Peace
I've never seen a publicist that could protect me from things, protect anyone from what's going on out there.
Man, when I'm riding with the helmet on, I'm invisible. And people just deal with me as the guy on the bike... it gives you a chance to read 'em.
My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn't want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
My happiest moment is the day they call wrap and I'm free. I'm not looking back.
My kids are just waiting for me at home. I'm their father. They're wondering, 'When's Daddy coming home?'
My life has been about big changes. Life
One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom. Oh, man, I'm so happy to have her.
Perhaps we don't need these religious concoctions to pillow the fear of death. Just the fact that there is an unknown, and something greater, can bring a feeling of peace. That's enough for me. Death ;War & Peace
Plan B is really a little garage band of three people, and our mandate has been to help get difficult material, that might not otherwise get made, to the screen and to work with directors we respect. Respect ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within. Success
That's the most important thing to me - that if I'm gonna spend however long it takes to make a movie, give up 14 hours a day for however many weeks or months, then it's very important for me to know that I'm working with people who I respect and enjoy and that we're going for something together. Respect
'The Assassination of Jesse James' remains one of my favorite films that I've done. You know, it's still labeled a loser.
The best moments can't be preconceived. I've spent a lot of time in editing rooms, and a scene can be technically perfect, with perfect delivery and facial expression and timing, and you remember all your lines, and it is dead. Time
The latitude and longitudinal lines of where you are born determine your opportunity in life, and it's not equal. We may have been created equal, but we're not born equal. It's a lot to do with luck and you have to pass that on. Life
What's valuable to me has become clearer as I've got older. To me, it's about the value of your time and your day and the value of the people you spend it with. Time
When I first got out to Hollywood, they were pushing me for sitcoms, and I didn't really have an interest in them. I wanted to do films and slowly worked that way. And then it became, I guess, this curse of the leading man.
When I first moved to L.A., I discovered Roy London. I didn't know anything about the arts, the profession; I had no technique, I knew nothing, I'm fresh from Missouri. I sat in on a few classes, and they just felt a little guru-ish and just didn't feel right to me. Until I met Roy.
When I first started, they were trying to get me into sitcoms - I think because I had that kind of Wonder Bread look and my hair always went into place. I kept saying, 'I'm not good at sitcoms. I don't know how to do that.'
When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo.
When I was a boy, I would ask about my family history, about my bloodlines. We really didn't know that much. We had a little Indian in us from the Oklahoma Trail of Tears. History ;Families, Children & Parenting
When I was a little kid we moved to Tulsa, then to St. Louis and, by the time I was in kindergarten, we lived in Springfield, Missouri. There I basically grew up. Time
When you first get opportunities, suddenly you get surrounded by a lot of people who want to make money off you but also are there to help. But they start telling you so much what you need to be and what you need to do to maintain some idea of career maintenance. Money, Coins & Minting
When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It's just a first impression. Then there's someone who doesn't catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren't what you would call beautiful sex symbols.
Where I grew up - we started out in Oklahoma and then moved to Missouri - it was considered hubris to talk about yourself. And the downside of that was that ideas rarely got exchanged, or true feelings.
With sons and fathers, there's an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.
You hear stories of intense actors who can't shed their character and who don't know who they are for a week or two after. I'm not that guy, man.
You must lose everything in order to gain anything.
You never know when I might decide to work in a Bollywood film and do one of those dance numbers with the whole crew in the backdrop. Work, Workers & The Labor Force

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