Top 50+ Keanu Reeves Quotes

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Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor, musician and director who was born in Beirut on the 2nd September 1964. Like many actors before him, his first roles were on the stage and on television, before his first film was released in 1986, called Youngblood. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he released a series of films that brought his name into the consciousness of the public, including Point Break and Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure, as well as its sequel.

After a series of box office failures, came the trilogy of Matrix movies starting in 1999, which turned him into an action star, despite the sequels receiving mixed reviews. He has generally been typecast as the action star and this continued further into his career, including in 2014 when he played the lead role in John Wick and its subsequent sequels, all of which were commercial successes.

Away from acting, Reeves has directed films and documentaries, particularly focused on martial arts, as well as playing the bass guitar in a band and writing wherever possible. With his unique and defining style, his quotes offer an insight into his mindset and how he has tried to live his life.

1. “When the people you love are gone, you’re alone.”

2. “When I don’t feel free and can’t do what I want I just react. I go against it.”

3. “It’s the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world.”

4. “The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew’s cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Neo’s choice to know the truth. It’s a beautiful, beautiful story.”

5. “It’s always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s Earth.”

6. “Fame is drag. The paparazzi culture is more pervasive than it used to be. On the positive side, it’s nice not to have to worry about bills.”

7. “So many people have that relationship. The companionship. The connection. To our – to other beings, our pets. I hate to call them pets. But you know, to other creatures that we share our lives with.”

8. “Art is about trying to find the good in people and making the world a more compassionate place.”

9. “The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”

10. “It’s fun to be hopelessly in love. It’s dangerous, but it’s fun.”

11. “You have to change your life if you’re not happy, and wake up if things aren’t going the way you want.”

12. “Sometimes when you make a film you can go away for three months and then come back and live your life. But this struck a much deeper chord. I don’t have the ability yet to speak about it in an objective.”

13. “I loved the material when I first read it, and the experience of making the film (The Matrix) was a great one. So when we came around to complete the trilogy, I just signed on board without even reading the scripts because the experience of the first film was so good.”

14. “Grief changes shape, but it never ends.”

15. “I’ve been really fortunate to be able to do different kinds of films in different scales, different genres, different kinds of roles, and that is important to me.”

16. “I believe in love at first sight. You want that connection, and then you want some problems.”

17. “Violence is sometimes a very practical solution but I don’t think it is the ultimate solution. Owning a gun is not OK for me. But I could argue both sides. Why shouldn’t people own them? I’m not fundamentally against citizens having access to a weapon but I think it has complications. It’s probably not the wisest idea. Obviously, it has consequences. Personally, I do not own a weapon.”

18. “Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy lie and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots 19. away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important.”

20. “You need to be happy to live, I don’t.”

21. “Sometimes simple things are the most difficult things to achieve.”

22. “The recognition of the law of cause and effect, also known as karma, is a fundamental key to understand how you’ve created your world, with actions of your body, speech, and mind. When you truly understand karma, then you realize you are responsible for everything in your life. It is incredibly empowering to know that your future is in your hands.”

23. “Multi-culture is the real culture of the world – the pure race doesn’t exist.”

24. “Mortality is very different when you’re 20 to when you’re 50.”

25. “Luxury is the opportunity to experience quality, be it a place, a person or an object.”

26. “Positive energy brings good feelings, and dark energy often means harm. But the destruction in dark energy is also a subtle aspect of construction, like how even forest fires have their benefits. Sometimes enemies are our best teachers, people can learn from their mistakes, destruction sometimes means rebirth.”

27. “I guess living without love, without experiencing it or being able to give it is pretty strong punishment.”

28. “Nothing ever truly dies. The universe wastes nothing, everything is simply transformed.”

29. “Sometimes I go out and hear people talk about irrelevant things and then I tell myself this is why I don’t go out.”

30. “Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.”

31. There’s a lot of great writing, and characters, and stories being told in television nowadays. And much more than there used to be. The opportunities to tell stories, because of the opportunities to show content. And so it’s drawing actors from cinema, movie actors, actors to where there’s a lot of opportunities to where you can tell stories.”

32. “The inspiration really comes first from the character and the story. That vision of what the story is, and what the character is, the world that they inhabit and what the story wants to tell. That’s really what inspires me.”

33. “Tattoos are interesting, but at the same time they are also a mask – you are exhibiting your past life on your body.”

“Life is good when you have a good sandwich.”

34. “Our dreams can teach us, instruct us, confuse us, sometimes I think they look to be considered. And in terms of like, they are an opportunity and I think they most certainly could be utilized to focus, to try and achieve – whether it’s looking for someone, or influencing us, or inspiring us.”

35. “Money buys you the freedom to live your life the way you want.”

36. “If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel.”

37. “Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important.”

38. “Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to take the time out to enjoy the beauty in life.”

39. “When I don’t feel free and can’t do what I want, I just react. I go against it.”

40. “When you truly understand karma then you realize you are responsible for everything in your life. It is incredibly empowering to know that your future is in your hands.”

41. “Even in the face of tragedy, a stellar person can thrive. No matter what’s going on in your life, you can overcome it! Life is worth living.”

42. “Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.”

43. “Multi-culture is the real culture of the world — a pure race doesn’t exist.”

44. “A good date is when you are intoxicated with each other’s company and everything becomes good in the world.”

45. “Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to take the time out to enjoy the beauty in life. It’s like we’re zombies. Look up and take your headphones out. Say “Hi” to someone you see and maybe give a hug to someone who looks like they’re hurting.”

46. “The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.”

47. “I try not to think about my life. I have no life. I need therapy.”

“I’ve been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years. This has been an amazing journey. I hope it continues.”

48. “On a good night, I get underwear, bras, and hotel-room keys thrown onstage… You start to think that you’re Tom Jones.”

49. “I’m a meathead. I can’t help it, man. You’ve got smart people and you’ve got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.”

50. “And I had a great time making Reloaded and Revolutions. It’s great that people are coming out to see the films and I hope they enjoy them.”

51. “Basically it starts with four months of training, just basic stretching, kicking and punching. Then you come to the choreography and getting ready to put the dance together.”

52. “Because we’re actors we can pretend and fake it, but I’d rather the intimate investment was authentic.”

53. “Here comes 40. I’m feeling my age and I’ve ordered the Ferrari. I’m going to get the whole mid-life crisis package.”

54. “I just felt that if I went into Speed 2, I just…wouldn’t have come up out of the water.”

55. “I loved the material when I first read it, and the experience of making the film was a great one. So when we came around to complete the trilogy, I just signed on board without even reading the scripts because the experience of the first film was so good.”

56. “I mean, if you didn’t get it or if you didn’t feel like you enjoyed it, sometimes that experience can change.”

57. “I’m Mickey Mouse. They don’t know who’s inside the suit.”

58. “I’m sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.”

59. “I’ve been really fortunate to be able to do different kinds of films in different scales, different genres, different kinds of roles, and that is important to me.”

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