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I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting...
by Leonardo DiCaprio

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.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

When a role for a young guy is being offered to me,
I think of River Phoenix.
It feels like a loss.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me,
I don't know if people are staring because they recognize
me or because they think I'm a weirdo.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

 

I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do.
I want to do things that are different.
I want to take my time with each role.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately.
It's been a much slower process for me each time I've
gone into a relationship.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention,
not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.
- Leonardo DiCaprio


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If you can do what you do best and be happy,
you're further along in life than most people.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

It's easy to fall into the trap of believing all the
hype that's written about you...
Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes...
It's not like any other job where you can go in and
do the same thing as yesterday.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I just want to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully
people will watch my movies.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of
the characters I've played.
I'm not.
That's why it's called 'acting'.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible...
Her presence on screen is outstanding.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

If I want to go to a party with a few male friends,
it doesn't mean I'm gay.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

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.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

My career should adapt to me.
Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I am friends with Demi.
Don't believe anything you read.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

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.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides
motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid,
y'know?
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I don't see why I can't have friends of both sexes
without wild rumors being circulated.
It's crazy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I like to be able to play a character and act out a
lot of things which I can't or don't do in my normal everyday life.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me.
It gives me a yucky feeling.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I got attention by being funny at school,
pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other -
they can sit in a room and be together and just be
completely comfortable with each other.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles
to play for a young actor.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it,
to be willing to risk your life for it,
is the ultimate tragedy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I really don't know what I'm doing...
I don't.
It's terrible.
I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can,
and that's all I really do.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

My mother is a walking miracle.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night,
and get married the same night.
I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life.
The girl injected about a pound of saliva into my mouth,
and when I walked away I had to spit it all out.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy,
I'm definitely an individual.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

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.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in
this business because I remain a kid off-camera.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

School, I never truly got the knack of.
I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really
makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that
acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students,
waitresses, that sort of thing.
Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends.
Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl,
it doesn't mean we are dating.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm probably not going to get married unless I live
with somebody for 10 or 20 years.
But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it.
We don't have the balls that Romeo did.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

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.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

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.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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