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Leonardo DiCaprio is an award-winning actor and a three-time Academy Award nominee.  

Born in Hollywood, California, DiCaprio started acting at the age of 14.  His breakthrough feature film role came in Michael Caton-Jones’ 1993 screen adaptation of Tobias Wolff’s autobiographical drama “This Boy’s Life.”

Here are 87 Leonardo DiCaprio Quotes:

1. ” I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I’m definitely an individual.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

2. “If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

3. “I don’t think I ever expected anything like an Oscar ever, to tell you the truth. That is not my motivation when I do these roles. I really am motivated by being able to work with great people and create a body of work that I can look back and be proud of.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

4. “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

5. “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

6. “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

7. “I don’t see why I can’t have friends of both sexes without wild rumors being circulated. It’s crazy.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

8. “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

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

10. “The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles to play for a young actor.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

11. “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

12. “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

13. “I realise that I do not change the course of history. I am an actor, I do a movie, that’s the end of it. You have to realise we are just clowns for hire. After I had success it was great, at first, not to worry about money. It was on my mind when I was growing up.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

14. “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

15. “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

16. “I just really love doing what I do. I know every career is fleeting and there will be time periods when I don’t get the opportunities that I’m getting right now, so I am taking advantage of them.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

17. “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

18. “My mom, Irmelin, taught me the value of life. Her own life was saved by my grandmother during World War II.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

19. “My mother is a walking miracle.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

20. “Hoover was incredibly ambitious as a young man. He was highly motivated to succeed in Washington, primarily due to his mother’s expectations of him.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

21. “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

22. “I’ve managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

23. “I have learned from my experiences in this industry that there is absolutely no way to control people’s opinions on your performance in your movie. You go out there, promote your film and hope people like the work you did.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

24. “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

25. “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

26th Leonardo DiCaprio Quote“Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

27. “I grew up when I was 15 when I had my first opportunity in movies. I watched every great movie for a year and a half, and since then I’ve asked myself how I can emulate such artistry. That’s really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

28. “My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

29. “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

30. “Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

31. “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

32. “School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn’t want to learn.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

33. “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

34. “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

35. “Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me. It gives me a yucky feeling.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

36. “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

37. “My father, George, has also affected the choices in my life regarding films. I like films that take chances or say something different or experiment. Growing up with him, I was surrounded by different artists – not just actors or film-makers but cartoonists, poets, writers.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

38. “Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible… Her presence on screen is outstanding.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

39. “Last night’s win at the ‪‎Oscars‬ was an incredible honor – but it was also an important opportunity to bring even more attention to ‪‎climate change‬. Last year was the hottest in recorded history. Climate change is real, it is the most dire crisis our species has ever known, and it is happening right now. We must empower leaders who don’t speak for corporate interests but who speak for us, our children’s children and those whose voices cannot be heard. Take action!”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

 

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40. “Everybody has gone through something that has changed them in a way that they could never go back to the person they once were.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

41. “Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don’t blame it on anything or anyone.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

42. “Wrong connection will give you shock throughout your life.but the right one will light up your life.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

43. “If you have done the very best you can. worrying won’t make it any better. if you want to be successful, respect one rule.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

44. “Thirty is a very good age for an actor: you can play both young and old men.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

45. “Be thankful for the hard times, for they have made you.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

46th Leonardo DiCaprio Quote – “Why Worry?” – Leonardo DiCaprio

47. “Never let failure take control of you.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

48. “Relationships are like electric currents.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

49. “Pay close attention to people who don’t clap when you win.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

50. “I want you to back yourself into a corner. Give yourself no choice but to succeed. let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

51. “We are all shaped from memories we have as young people.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

52. “Work until your bank account looks like a phone number.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

53. “If money isn’t everything work at McDonalds.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

54. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

55. “Smile, Nod, Agree, and do whatever you were going to do anyway.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

56. “I’m 97% sure you don’t like me. But I’m 100% sure i don’t care.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

57. “Cheers to my Haters, There is so much more to come!” – Leonardo DiCaprio

58. “I’m Really moved by all the people on the internet demanding that i should win an Oscar. but to be honest, I only do this job because i love it, not to win prizes” – Leonardo DiCaprio

59. “To join the top 1% you have to do what the 99% won’t.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

60. “I will succeed and nothing in this world is going to stop me.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

61. “97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who never gave up.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

62. “Its business! Leave your emotions at the door.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

63. “Cheers to the ones who doubted me.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

64. “Fall in love with the person who enjoys your  madness. Not an idiot who forces you to be normal.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

65. “Work until you don’t have to introduce yourself.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

66. “It was closer to manual labor than shooting a film. I always think of something Michael Caton-Jones told me: ‘Pain is temporary. Film is forever.'” – Leonardo DiCaprio

67. “I didn’t worry about what DeNiro thought… I went in, looked him in the eye, and got the part. I was confident, even though I’d never done anything like it before. Now I realise it was ignorant confidence-I had no idea.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

68. “Playing Arnie was fun because everything I did was spontaneous.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

69. “I’ve just got to maintain my passion for what I do.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

70. “That’s the cool part of the business, going to different countries with your friends and having everything paid for by the studios.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

71. “Growing up in this business and truly wanting to be a part of the world of film, I’m a truly privileged person standing here today. But I must say, the pinnacle, the pinnacle of all that has been to work alongside one of the greatest contributors to the world of cinema of our time, and that is the great Martin Scorsese.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

72. “Enough is enough. The truth is our planet’s alarm is now going off and it’s time to wake up and take action.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

73. “This created world really helped me as an actor. It heightened everything, which made it more dangerous, more interesting and more liberating.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

74th Leonardo DiCaprio Quote – “When I was young, I used to have this thing where I wanted to see everything. I used to think, ‘How can I die without seeing every inch of this world?'” – Leonardo DiCaprio

75. “I like doing things that scare me. I went bungee jumping, but sky diving is just the sickest thing.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

76. “I always feel like I’m on a roller-coaster, but I never want to get off! There’s a certain high you’re always on.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

77. “Global warming is not only the No. 1 environmental challenge we face today, but one of the most important issues facing all of humanity. We all have to do our part to raise awareness about global warming and the problems we as a people face in promoting a sustainable environmental future for our planet.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

78. “People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don’t want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

79. “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

80. “Most of the time I do feel like I need someone else when I’m alone. But I can still get by with just my own company and that makes me a stronger person.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

81.”I’ve changed. You can’t help it. Your mind starts working in a different way. You feel really scrutinised by people.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

82. “When you develop an infatuation for someone you always find a reason to believe that this is exactly the person for you. It doesn’t need to be a good reason. Taking photographs of the night sky, for example. Now, in the long run, that’s just the kind of dumb, irritating habit that would cause you to split up. But in the haze of infatuation, it’s just what you’ve been searching for all these years.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

83. “The last thing I want to turn into is a fat Hollywood jerk. I was brought up without much money and I was happy. I don’t think that I will strive for money or success and end up greedy or big-headed. That only leads to unhappiness. I can still be dow.”– Leonardo DiCaprio

84. “Love at first sight? I absolutely believe in it! You’ve got to keep the faith. Who doesn’t like the idea that you could see someone tomorrow and she could be the love of your life? It’s very romantic.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

85. “When I grew up, I lived in the ghettos of Hollywood; it was the most disgusting place to be. I was known as the crazy little kid. I did impressions. Then I realized that’s not what I want to do. I don’t want to be a comedian to please other people.” – Leonardo DiCaprio 

86. “Anyone I’m with has to give me freedom. I like to be with someone who has character and style and someone who is very understanding.” – Leonardo DiCaprio 

87. “What I really wanted was to travel and see all the different animals that were on the verge of extinction.” – Leonardo DiCaprio 

 

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30 Most Famous Quotes of All Time to Motivate You

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It seems in the last decade or so, motivational quotes and inspirational quotes are front and center on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s no wonder why. They really do have that impactful kick to make you get up and do stuff!

I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
  • gave me courage to smash goals
  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
  • helped me out of rock bottom, and
  • kept me strong in times of trouble

Legends like Les Brown, Joel Brown and Tony Robbins motivated the crap out of me. I stayed strong and focused because of their powerful words. I mean, they did quote all these inspirational words to motivate us, no?

Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

Without further ado…

10 famous quotes on taking action and not giving up

1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

4. The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome. ~Iva Ursano

5. I’ll try is the battle cry of wimps. ~Tony Robbins

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world ~Ghandi

7. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

8. Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly. ~John Kennedy

9. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

10. I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ~Brené Brown

10 famous quotes on life

11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

12. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

13. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu

14. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha

15. Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place. ~Les Brown

16. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

17. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho

18. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D.Roosevelt

19. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

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21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

25. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky’s the limit. ~Joel Brown

26. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

27. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

28. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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