79 Quotes of Chris Pine

” The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it. “
” There are going to be good times and bad times, but lighten up. “
” Life flies by, and it’s easy to get lost in the blur. In adolescence, it’s ‘How do I fit in?’ In your 20s, it’s ‘What do I want to do?’ In your 30s, ‘Is this what I’m meant to do?’ I think the trick is living the questions. Not worrying so much about what’s ahead but rather sitting in the grey area – being OK with where you are. “
” The more you are positive and say, ‘I want to have a good life,’ the more you build that reality for yourself by creating the life that you want. “
” I find the ritual of shaving very relaxing, but for every day, it’s pretty irritating on my skin, so I like having the definition a beard gives. “
” We come from fallible parents who were kids once, who decided to have kids and who had to learn how to be parents. Faults are made and damage is done, whether it’s conscious or not. Everyone’s got their own ‘stuff,’ their own issues, and their own anger at Mom and Dad. That is what family is. Family is almost naturally dysfunctional. “
” For me, fragrances are very – one of these beautiful art forms that bring about a whole host of things. It’s what you want to smell like, it’s memories that make you smile or are resonant of times in your life, it can remind you of music. If you’re a lover of scent, it’s a very kind of particular and evocative thing. “
” I enjoy dating. I love first dates. I think they’re incredibly fascinating studies in human psychology. When you sit down across from someone on a first date and things are going alright, you talk objectives. We want to win each other over, so how do you win someone over? You have to put the best foot forward. “
” I’m in that lucky percentile where I can worry about how I want to shape my career. That’s a wonderful place to be. “
” When you want something enough, it brings out primal emotions. You get into this place of ‘must happen, must happen.’ “
” When you want something enough, it brings out primal emotions. You get into this place of ‘must happen, must happen.’ “
” Dating someone on the opposite end of the happy spectrum teaches you an incredible amount of patience. “
” ‘Me’ time is just as important as ‘us’ time. “
” My father calls acting ‘a state of permanent retirement with short spurts of work.’ “
” Any actor wants to do interesting roles, different roles. It’s not all that much fun to do the same thing over and over again. “
” I believe in luck and fate and I believe in karma, that the energy you put out in the world comes back to meet you. “
” I’m enjoying the aging process and the gray hair and the wrinkles. “
” Fear runs our lives. It doesn’t matter who you are. You have to understand your relationship with fear. Whether you’re scared of getting into a relationship; or taking the new job; or a confrontation – you have to size fear up. “
” The mythic journey is always about selflessness. “
” I have no control over what people think, and if I were to spend energy on that, I would be a lifeless, deadened human being. “
” I feel prematurely old. I’m actually having this major belated quarter-life crisis. I’m turning 30 in a couple of weeks. I’ve been thinking a lot about mortality. A lot about what I’m going to do with my life and how to enjoy it. One of the things I’m going to work on is being more spontaneous, letting go, embracing the beauty of come-what-may. “
” I’m always calculating what I want to do, who I want to be, what I want to accomplish. I don’t need to worry about that – that’s always there on a slow simmer. The muscle I have to work on is being more present. “
” Sometimes I think I need to get crazy. Go to Vegas. “
” I really like the ritual of shaving. I like getting the perfect brush and finding the right sandalwood soap. The act of shaving, though, is not fun. I like beards and the ease of them. “
” Therapy’s like going to the gym. “
” Musical theater is great; you get painted up, you get to play princesses and witches, and you sing. The joy alone of that can really carry a lot. “
” I think we just live in a time of the selfie. So there’s a sense that everyone’s uniqueness and importance on this planet should be displayed and reveled in, and that there’s kind of a piece of glory for everyone. “
” I think we just live in a time of the selfie. So there’s a sense that everyone’s uniqueness and importance on this planet should be displayed and reveled in, and that there’s kind of a piece of glory for everyone. “
” What am I going to tweet about? My sneakers? “
” You can be many miles away and press a button on a keyboard, and it can cause devastation. “
” Uh, I do not wear a wig in ‘Star Trek’ like I did in ‘Bottle Shock,’ thank God. ‘Bottle Shock’ will be the last wig movie I ever do. “
” One thing that I do find really sexy is a girl who’s good at crossword puzzles. “
” When you feel like an oddball, it never really leaves you. Even now, I’m better around people who are uncomfortable with themselves – the misfits. “
” Film is just a different version of what we did round the campfire when we were Neanderthals. We tell stories so people can learn things and relativise things. “
” Whether you’re scared of getting into a relationship; or taking the new job; or a confrontation – you have to size fear up. “
” As an actor, it easy to be so self-critical, saying to yourself, ‘Am I good enough? Am I good looking enough? Am I smart enough?’ “
” I had a job at this French restaurant, and I hated it. I don’t like serving; I don’t like getting people ketchup. “
” My fans have designated themselves the, uh, ‘Pine Nuts.’ They’re a nutty bunch. “
” A lot of tragedy can befall us, but there’s always something else; there’s always hope. “
” I think the great thing about the Jack Ryan films is that the plot and the story always take center stage. If you’ve done your job as the actor portraying Jack Ryan, you are present enough to make an impact, but you let the story shine. “
” I’m so envious of that genetic wiring that immediately puts a smile on your face. My genetic wiring just puts creases in my eyebrows. “
” I like kind of natural, woodsy earth tones. I like patchouli. I like tobacco. I like sandalwood. I like tree resin. I’m not a huge fan of citrus – I like things that are kind of moodier and… more deeper base notes. “
” I think the western is about people in harsh places trying to tame an unfriendly wilderness. Because life is defined by struggle, it’s kind of the perfect microcosmic experience to explore that. ‘Here we are, struggling.’ It’s about people persevering and persevering and persevering. “
” Not a fan of spiders. I saw the movie ‘Arachnophobia,’ which was single-handedly rated in the top three worst choices of my life. “
” Mediocrity scares me. It’s the fear of not being as good as you want to be. If you give over to that fear, it will sabotage you. As much as I can, I try to use that fear to guide me. “
” I like to listen to French radio; I’m trying to learn French. “
” The mass audience doesn’t want to see you if you aren’t perfect. If you don’t look a certain way, if you don’t have big pecs and great skin and the perfect eyes. And it’s unfortunate, because kids are growing up with body image dysmorphia because not everyone is represented on the screen. “
” You either listen to the naysayers and fall into the pit of self-loathing, or you stay on the path and move forward. “
” I find it really hard to even read another script while shooting. “
” Work takes up a lot of my brain space. So when I work, it’s one thing. I don’t have a lot of time to think about dating. “
” I was a shy kid, a late bloomer. At 22, I was probably 16 emotionally. “
” I think the most dangerous word in the English language is ‘should.’ ‘I should have done this.’ Or ‘I should do that.’ ‘Should’ implies responsibility. It connotes demand. Which is just not the case. Life ebbs and flows. “
” Just lead your life and try to make the best decisions. “
” Imagination is a pretty powerful thing, and when you’re in the moment and you’re riding a train and you’re asked to look scared, I don’t know, it just kind of works out. And in those moments where you’re actually doing some of the stunts, then it’s not so hard at all, because there’s an actual fear there. “
” I have such awful skin; it doesn’t matter what magic serum they think they’re putting on – I’ll usually break out. “
” It’s so rare to get all of your muscles firing at once. That’s what I look for in any role. “
” Growing up in a family of actors, what’s great about it is that they’re very supportive and they understand what it’s like to be an actor – the rejections, the highs and lows… and having a common language with them is great because you have shorthand speech. “
” I talk to myself, especially in the car. “
” I performed and sang at school but as a child it was never anything I was interested in doing professionally. “
” Generally speaking, the more money that’s involved in anything, the more people are expecting and hoping that it’s not going to fail. “
” Women think that men don’t talk about their feelings with guys. We do talk to friends about relationships, but it’s succinct – 10 minutes, then we move on. “
” For me growing up, Christmas time was always the most fantastic, exciting time of year, and you’d stay up until three in the morning. You’d hear the parents wrapping in the other room but you knew that also, maybe, they were in collusion with Santa Claus. “
” I don’t know any kid that’s not afraid at some point going to bed with the lights off, totally. That’s why they make nightlights. “
” After many years of self-flagellation, I’ve realised that beating myself up doesn’t get me anywhere. “
” I think it’s a very healthy thing to learn from what’s happened in the past. But only if you look at what happened and think, ‘How could I have dealt with that differently?’ Then let it go. “
” I do like dating cynics – they tend to be incredibly funny. “
” My grandmother was an actress too. In the thirties and forties she was under contract with Universal Studios. Crazy credits, lots of them. My dad was also under contract with Universal Studios. And my first film was shot on the same stage they both worked on at Universal. “
” I’m more cerebral than I want to be. “
” ‘Star Trek’ scared me a lot more than ‘White Jazz.’ It terrified me, really. Because of the scale, the responsibility, the fact that it was this iconic character. It was the bigger challenge, so I had to take it. “
” The great thing about theater is that you have so much time to prepare, and to fail, before presenting it to the public. In film, the high-wire act seems to be that much farther up, and the net seems to be less there. “
” Theater will always be a huge part of my life. The high I get from doing theater is not, quite honestly, matched by many things. I like the fact that when you step out on the stage, for that given night, for better or for worse, you are the master of the boards. I love it to death. “
” It’s really interesting that, in ‘The Avengers,’ the character that people relate to is The Hulk, and I think the reason why they relate to The Hulk is because he’s fragile and human and faulty. “
” I think the first thing that I saw on IMAX was ‘The Avengers.’ The scope and the size of it are pretty neat, I will say that. “
” My nana was an actress, my mom was an actress, and my sister, too. So because I was surrounded by it, it really came naturally. “
” I would love to do more theatre, musicals… everything. “
” I grew up in a house where my father went on auditions, and he got some and he lost some, and there were good years and lean years. I didn’t expect anything from the business, and that’s often a danger in Hollywood, the notion that if you’re pretty and have white teeth and just show up for the game then you’ll win. “
” ‘Star Trek’ is about a bunch of disparate people and what they’re capable of when they work together. “
” I work out because that’s my job, but what I enjoy about it, beyond the vanity, is the Zen of it. I like getting out of my head, and one great way to do that is to sweat your face off. And to know that, if you’re thinking of anything else, you’re not working intensely enough. “
” If I had let myself off the hook in college, I could have enjoyed myself a lot more. Knowing that I can’t have those years back, I have learned to get the most out of living in the now. “