79 Quotes of Ashton Kutcher About Film Industry

” My parents couldn’t give me a whole lot of financial support, but they gave me good genes. My dad is a handsome son-of-a-gun, and my mom is beautiful. And I’ve definitely been the lucky recipient. So, thank you, Mom and Dad. “
” The scruffier your beard, the sharper you need to dress. “
” Modeling is the best because you have to look hot, which comes easy to me, you know. I’m blessed with that. “
” Always roll up the sleeves on your shirt. It gives the impression that you’re working, even if you’re not. “
” Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, ‘This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.’ “
” Your best T-shirt should be like your bed; it just feels like you are home when you are in it. “
” The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap. I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it. Be smart. Be thoughtful and be generous. “
” I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work. “
” We’re all living in a casino. It’s just Vegas. Everything is on camera. Everything is being recorded. Everything is on audio. The truth is we all have access to everybody else’s information. “
” I’ve learned the hard way how valuable privacy is. And I’ve learned that there are a lot of things in your life that really benefit from being private. And relationships are one of them. “
” I’ve learned the hard way how valuable privacy is. And I’ve learned that there are a lot of things in your life that really benefit from being private. And relationships are one of them. “
” I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing. “
” I can’t grow a mustache. It’s pretty sad if I attempt to. “
” Be careful with the man jewelry. A little goes a long way. “
” True luxury is being able to own your time – to be able to take a walk, sit on your porch, read the paper, not take the call, not be compelled by obligation. “
” There’s no sense in making life seem like it’s a struggle, because that doesn’t make anybody feel better. “
” I’ve already exceeded my expectations for myself. I’m one of the most influential people! I mean come on! I wanted to be… I never thought the things I’ve experienced in my life, I didn’t think that was the life that I was gonna get to live. “
” Katalyst is a merger of three industries. A piece of us is connected to ad agencies. Because we get the complex overlay of the social Web, we know how to engage an audience and how to make entertainment for the social Web. And we know how to gain and activate and retain an audience. So we create social networks for brands. “
” Your shoes have to match your belt. That’s rule number one for guys. You can’t put the brown shoes with the black belt. Or a brown belt with a black wristwatch. Just don’t do it! Also, I don’t like boots with suits. And when you wear sneakers, make sure they go with your shirt. “
” There’s something advantageous about having people underestimate your intellect, insomuch as a lot of things are revealed to you. They assume you don’t know what you’re talking about, then all of a sudden, you do. And the next thing you know, you have information you wouldn’t normally have. “
” Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something. “
” In the movies, you want a good story and characters that are honest, but you are also looking for a good director who can lead the ship. That’s how we look at business. Everybody has a great idea for a start-up, and so do their relatives, and they tell me, ‘You gotta build it.’ I say, ‘I have to believe in it.’ “
” The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful. And being generous. Everything else is crap! “
” A lot of people use social media to share mundane things or for self-glorification. I try to use it to share interesting things with people. “
” Whether you like it or not, the digital age has produced a new format for modern romance, and natural selection may be favoring the quick-thumbed quip peddler over the confident, ice-breaking alpha male. “
” Anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur like someone else is actually looking in the wrong direction. You don’t look out for inspiration, you look in. You have to ask yourself how can I be better today, at solving the problem I am trying to solve for my company. I wouldn’t encourage anyone to be like me. Just be like you. “
” I don’t believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can’t sit still. “
” Life can be a lot broader… when you realize one simple thing: And that is that everything around us that we call life was made up by people who were no smarter than you. And you can build your own life that other people can live in. So build a life. Don’t live one. Build one. Find your opportunity, and always be sexy. “
” The film industry brings people together, and so does technology. I see them as similar platforms. “
” Wear a belt! It’s an easy way to pull together your outfit. Just be sure to match it to your shoes. “
” I didn’t come from the worst of situations, and I didn’t come into the best of situations. But I’ve appreciated the best situations. And I’ve made the best of the worst situations. I’m lucky to be where I am. “
” The goal is not to get into a relationship; the goal is to be in a relationship. “
” When you build characters from the outside in, they become, oftentimes they become like ‘Saturday Night Live’ characters or they become like caricatures of the character. “
” Everybody likes to hold up a really big righteous sword when people make mistakes. Well guess what, now it’s recorded and everyone has access to it… so let’s stop judging people. “
” You know, photo conversations are replacing verbal conversations. I don’t know if that’s a bad thing. A photo is worth a thousand words. “
” I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a steppingstone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job. “
” I like a high boot on a girl. “
” My mom’s whole side of the family, they’re all Packers fans. My mom’s a Bears fan. My stepdad is a Vikings guy. So that gets ugly. My mom sits upstairs watching the Bears game; he sits in the basement. They can’t watch it together. Football’s a violent anger in our family dynamic. “
” I don’t think opposites attract. I think like attracts like. So I don’t think that they do attract, opposites. Only when you’re talking about magnetic poles. “
” I certainly don’t think I’m deserving of taking up space forever as a human. There’s a whole generation of people yet to be born that are going to be so much more evolved than I am. I don’t want to take up space. They’re going to be better equipped to make the world a better place than I am. “
” The truth is that I’m an idiot. I am. I don’t do things by the rules sometimes. I say things that I probably shouldn’t say. I push buttons. I deserve to be made fun of. And I feel like, as soon as you can make fun of something, it instantly removes the fear. “
” I fail frequently – I just try to keep it quiet. “
” I’m from Iowa, we don’t know what cool is! “
” I’m a guy’s guy. I don’t comb my hair unless I have to, and I don’t use lotions or fancy shampoos. “
” I don’t have to act for work anymore; I can act for passion. That’s freeing, but it’s also a prison of its own. When you can do anything you want, you’re really responsible to do something great. And that’s scary. “
” I wouldn’t say you have an online life and a real life. I think technology is just mapping and organizing what already exists. “
” We all have that desire for something special, something committed. We all want to be The One. “
” The reality is that we communicate with every part of our being, and there are times when we must use it all. When someone needs us, he or she needs all of us. There’s no text that can replace a loving touch when someone we love is hurting. “
” What I’ve become good at is bringing things that aren’t necessarily mainstream to the mainstream. “
” There are a lot of perks that come with fame, and with every positive there’s a negative, and then it all kind of balances out. “
” Everyone loved Steve Jobs and the idea of Steve Jobs. Like a lot of people, I loved a man I never knew. “
” I’m not a follower of this or that religious leader. More wars are started because of religious leaders, and people are following and they don’t know why… That is religiosity. That is what turns people into robots. “
” I definitely believe that if you stop working at relationships, they go away. “
” As marriage goes, I think most people sort of set being – you know getting married as the goal as opposed to being married. “
” One of the things I’ve become immune to is people talking about market cap and social media platforms. “
” I would say probably my most alpha quality is my competitive nature. I’m very competitive, and it tends to bring out very much the man in me. “
” I don’t buy these rag magazines that feed off of stolen, you know, press. They’re basically stealing someone’s image in order to make money for themselves… They wait at the end of my street in their cars. Every time I exit my home, I have company. “
” I live my life like anybody else, and people choose to write about mine. And what they write I can’t control – when they write lies at least – because the laws can’t really protect you unless you can prove malicious intent. So I just choose not to read it. “
” People used to behave morally because they thought God was always watching – in some ways God today is the collective, and the collective is watching. “
” I think at all social networks, be it Facebook or Twitter or whatever it is, there’s an ecosystem that exist there. But there’s also an ego system that exists there. “
” One of the things about being on Twitter, for me, is mostly about just being on the pulse of what people are interested in, what people are doing and what people are looking for. I look at entertainment projects and storytelling, and I really try to think about what people want. “
” It’s hard to appreciate success in modeling, because it’s not something you feel like you’ve earned, so there is a little bit of bread of shame that comes with that. It’s like somebody giving you a puzzle that’s already put together. “
” I really think that technology has the greatest potential to accelerate happiness of most things in the world. The companies that will ultimately do well are the companies that chase happiness. If you find a way to help people find love, or health or friendship, the dollar will chase that. “
” I don’t read the magazines that make things up about people. I know what the truth is. I don’t sort of indulge in my own fodder. I don’t really care what they write about me. “
” Whether it’s being a leading man, making TV shows, being with my family, I’ve learned a lot. “
” I really think that you have to find a partner that compliments you and is somebody that pushes you and is better at some things than you are, so they can push you to improve yourself as a person. “
” I’ll probably never be the best actor in Hollywood, but I hope to be the hardest working. “
” My mom is still yelling at me because she needs more autographed pictures. “
” I want to be like Tom Cruise from ‘The Outsiders’ and go on and do amazing movies for a long time. “
” I’m happy wherever I go, whatever I do. I’m happy in Iowa, I’m happy here in California. “
” I am only young once, who cares if I’m a goofball! “
” I woke up many mornings not knowing what I’d done the night before. I’m amazed I’m not dead. “
” Acting can be so much fun that it’s easy to forget that what you’re doing is a job. But if I’ve got my tie on, I’m going to work. “
” I think we’ve all been in the middle of doing something we cared about, when someone coming in the room and saying ‘hello’ was annoying. I personally can understand that, as someone who tries to create. “
” Steve Jobs had something like a 90% approval rating from his employees. You hear stories about him being this short-tempered, aggressive person, which he was. But he was in the pursuit of making people around him better, so the product they created would be better. “
” I’ve constantly done my best to get the best material I can get with the best directors I can get to direct me. “
” I think privacy is valuable. You don’t have to share everything, and it’s healthy to occasionally hit the pause button and ask yourself if you’re oversharing. But at the end of the day, if you’re not doing anything wrong, you don’t have anything to hide. “
” For me, the most entertaining evening would be to go sit with entrepreneurs and talk with them about how they’re building their companies and how we can help to make them better. That’s the one thing in the world – well, I love doing that. “
” Women have a level of outward compassion that a lot of men don’t necessarily have. Guys feel as deeply as women, but they don’t share it as much. “