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School, I never truly got the knack of.
by Leonardo DiCaprio

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

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

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

 

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

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


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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

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

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

Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me.
It gives me a yucky feeling.
- 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've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in
this business because I remain a kid off-camera.
- 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

My mother is a walking miracle.
- 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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'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 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'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

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

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes.
Family is forever.
- Charlie Sheen

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The home is the chief school of human virtues.
- William Ellery Channing

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

Experience is a good school.
But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine

Time is the school in which we learn,
time is the fire in which we burn.
- Delmore Schwartz

I left the "eye for an eye" God
when I walked out of Bible school,
but God Within is a daily part of my personal experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Friendship...
is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

The quest for peace begins in the home,
in the school and in the workplace.
- Silvia Cartwright

Everything that is worthwhile in life is scary.
Choosing a school, choosing a career,
getting married, having kids -
all those things are scary.
If it is not fearful, it is not worthwhile.
- Paul Tornier

I'm a teenager, but I'm independent -
I have my own apartment,
I have my own life.
And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school.
I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.
- Adriana Lima

My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need
to make a concerted effort,
all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among
our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt
a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables,
but there is more.
- Lois Capps

My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children
they're beautiful and wonderful then they believe it,
and they will be.
So I never thought I was unattractive.
But I was never one of the girls at school who had lots of boyfriends.
- Emily Mortimer

In high school I had sex with girls quite a few times.
They were straight women who I convinced to jump in the sack with me.
- Portia de Rossi

I had wanted a tape recorder since I was tiny.
I thought it was a magic thing.
I never got one until just before I went to art school.
- Brian Eno

I dated the same girl all through high school.
- Mark Hoppus

I attended the elementary school at Schweinfurt and the secondary school.
- Fritz Sauckel


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