Brad Pitt

A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.
Brad Pitt

I’d like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right.
Brad Pitt

Being married means I can break wind and eat ice cream in bed.
Brad Pitt

I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.
Brad Pitt

I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what’s more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on.
Brad Pitt

I know when I go outside, there’ll be a van or two and they’ll probably follow us four out of seven days a week, trying to get something. But I’m just going across town and I know they’re just wasting their day, so it doesn’t bother me anymore.
Brad Pitt

I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics. It’s the truth.
Brad Pitt

Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.
Brad Pitt

By the time this concert ends this evening, 30,000 Africans will have died because of extreme poverty. By this time tomorrow evening, another 30,000. This does not make sense.
Brad Pitt

You must lose everything in order to gain anything.
Brad Pitt

Top 10
Brad Pitt
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Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen.
Brad Pitt

I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said ‘We saw your movie.’ ‘Which one?’ I said. He shouted ‘Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn’t like?
Brad Pitt

When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It’s just a first impression. Then there’s someone who doesn’t catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren’t what you would call beautiful sex symbols.
Brad Pitt

I spent the ’90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony.
Brad Pitt

That’s the most important thing to me – that if I’m gonna spend however long it takes to make a movie, give up 14 hours a day for however many weeks or months, then it’s very important for me to know that I’m working with people who I respect and enjoy and that we’re going for something together.
Brad Pitt

It’s hard to be surprised by a film. It’s hard to be surprised by another actor or by a director when you’ve seen enough and been around. So when I am, or when I forget that I’m watching someone’s movie, or when I don’t know how someone made a certain turn that I didn’t expect . . . You know, I’m in.
Brad Pitt

I would say that the directors that I’ve liked the most are all curious in nature – curious thinkers. They’re all big questioners, I would say, first and foremost.
Brad Pitt

I’m most comfortable with the Southern dialects, really. It’s easy, for example, for me to do Irish because we’ve got Irish heritage where I come from.
Brad Pitt

I grew up very religious, and I don’t have a great relationship with religion.
Brad Pitt

I oscillate between agnosticism and atheism.
Brad Pitt

By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You’ve just got to keep moving. You can’t stop.
Brad Pitt

I’ve always been at war with myself, for right or wrong.
Brad Pitt

I look and there’s our boy from Vietnam and our daughter from Ethiopia, and our girl was born in Namibia, and our son is from Cambodia, and they’re brothers and sisters, man. They’re brothers and sisters and it’s a sight for elation.
Brad Pitt

I had a friend who worked at a hospice, and he said people in their final moments don’t discuss their successes, awards or what books they wrote or what they accomplished. They only talk about their loves and their regrets, and I think that’s very telling.
Brad Pitt

I’m much more experienced now, so I can find films that are interesting quicker and cut out the films that don’t really matter. It means more to me now because my kids are going to see them, and I want them to be proud.
Brad Pitt

I always liked those moments of epiphany, when you have the next destination.
Brad Pitt

I loved ‘Saturday Night Fever’ when I was a kid. I couldn’t believe people talked that way. It was just a whole new culture I didn’t understand. I snuck into it. It was an R-rated film. So it holds a special place.
Brad Pitt

My life has been about big changes.
Brad Pitt

I don’t think I was all that late in becoming a father.
Brad Pitt

In Missouri, where I come from, we don’t talk about what we do – we just do it. If we talk about it, it’s seen as bragging.
Brad Pitt

I don’t feel restless, I just like to travel.
Brad Pitt

I’m drawn to furniture design as complete architecture on a minor scale.
Brad Pitt

When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo.
Brad Pitt

You hear stories of intense actors who can’t shed their character and who don’t know who they are for a week or two after. I’m not that guy, man.
Brad Pitt

My happiest moment is the day they call wrap and I’m free. I’m not looking back.
Brad Pitt

Perhaps we don’t need these religious concoctions to pillow the fear of death. Just the fact that there is an unknown, and something greater, can bring a feeling of peace. That’s enough for me.
Brad Pitt

I was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt Life Quotes
When I was a little kid we moved to Tulsa, then to St. Louis and, by the time I was in kindergarten, we lived in Springfield, Missouri. There I basically grew up.
Brad Pitt

My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn’t want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life.
Brad Pitt

I had a very supportive family environment that gave me room to explore and discover things about myself.
Brad Pitt

America is a country founded on guns. It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe, if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.
Brad Pitt

I’m 48 now and whatever I get music-wise, I get from my kids and that’s it. I don’t think I’ll ever be hip again!
Brad Pitt

Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it’s hard to make your peace with.
Brad Pitt

The latitude and longitudinal lines of where you are born determine your opportunity in life, and it’s not equal. We may have been created equal, but we’re not born equal. It’s a lot to do with luck and you have to pass that on.
Brad Pitt

Indian cinema seems to be growing very well at its own pace.
Brad Pitt

I would love to work in a Bollywood film as there is so much drama and colour in the films there.
Brad Pitt

You never know when I might decide to work in a Bollywood film and do one of those dance numbers with the whole crew in the backdrop.
Brad Pitt

Given a chance, I would like to work with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan because she’s a versatile actor.
Brad Pitt

I always liked film as a teaching tool – a way of getting exposed to ideas that had never been presented to me. It just wasn’t on the list of career options where I grew up.
Brad Pitt

I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends, and I have my family, and I haven’t known life to be any happier.
Brad Pitt

I always thought that if I wanted to do a family, I wanted to do it big. I wanted there to be chaos in the house.
Brad Pitt

It’s a lovely experience walking around a museum by yourself.
Brad Pitt

Man, when I’m riding with the helmet on, I’m invisible. And people just deal with me as the guy on the bike… it gives you a chance to read ’em.
Brad Pitt

I find all of my performances come down to mathematics in a sense – how do you approach the problem of this character? Sometimes I crack that problem, sometimes I don’t.
Brad Pitt

When I first got out to Hollywood, they were pushing me for sitcoms, and I didn’t really have an interest in them. I wanted to do films and slowly worked that way. And then it became, I guess, this curse of the leading man.
Brad Pitt

I think L.A. is impossible. There’s just too much media focus. You can’t live a normal life.
Brad Pitt

‘The Assassination of Jesse James’ remains one of my favorite films that I’ve done. You know, it’s still labeled a loser.
Brad Pitt

I grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, and I just loved film. My folks would take us to the drive-in on summer nights, and we’d sit on the hood of the car. I just had this profound love for storytelling.
Brad Pitt

I grew up on certain movies, particular movies that said something to me as a kid from Missouri, movies that showed me places I’d yet traveled, or different cultures, or explained something, or said something in a better way than I could ever say. I wanted to find the movies like that.
Brad Pitt

When you first get opportunities, suddenly you get surrounded by a lot of people who want to make money off you but also are there to help. But they start telling you so much what you need to be and what you need to do to maintain some idea of career maintenance.
Brad Pitt

When I first moved to L.A., I discovered Roy London. I didn’t know anything about the arts, the profession; I had no technique, I knew nothing, I’m fresh from Missouri. I sat in on a few classes, and they just felt a little guru-ish and just didn’t feel right to me. Until I met Roy.
Brad Pitt

I’ve never seen a publicist that could protect me from things, protect anyone from what’s going on out there.
Brad Pitt

It’s a violent world we live in. I don’t agree with trying to hide that or cover it up.
Brad Pitt

Plan B is really a little garage band of three people, and our mandate has been to help get difficult material, that might not otherwise get made, to the screen and to work with directors we respect.
Brad Pitt

I was very curious about the world even at a young age, and I don’t know at what point I became aware that other cultures believed in different religions, and my question was, ‘Well, why don’t they get to go to Heaven then?’
Brad Pitt

I’m satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much.
Brad Pitt

One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom. Oh, man, I’m so happy to have her.
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt Work Quotes
How many stories have you read that aren’t true, stories about me and Angie being married or fighting or splitting up? And when we don’t split up, there’s a whole new round that we’ve made up and we’re back together again!
Brad Pitt

What’s valuable to me has become clearer as I’ve got older. To me, it’s about the value of your time and your day and the value of the people you spend it with.
Brad Pitt

Actions speak louder than words, and it’s no more true than with your kids.
Brad Pitt

The best moments can’t be preconceived. I’ve spent a lot of time in editing rooms, and a scene can be technically perfect, with perfect delivery and facial expression and timing, and you remember all your lines, and it is dead.
Brad Pitt

My kids are just waiting for me at home. I’m their father. They’re wondering, ‘When’s Daddy coming home?’
Brad Pitt

Where I grew up – we started out in Oklahoma and then moved to Missouri – it was considered hubris to talk about yourself. And the downside of that was that ideas rarely got exchanged, or true feelings.
Brad Pitt

When I first started, they were trying to get me into sitcoms – I think because I had that kind of Wonder Bread look and my hair always went into place. I kept saying, ‘I’m not good at sitcoms. I don’t know how to do that.’
Brad Pitt

Depression is not interesting to watch.
Brad Pitt

When I was a boy, I would ask about my family history, about my bloodlines. We really didn’t know that much. We had a little Indian in us from the Oklahoma Trail of Tears.
Brad Pitt

I’d say that ‘Tree of Life’ is not a Christian so much as a spiritual film.
Brad Pitt

With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.
Brad Pitt

If I’m going to work, I want to work with my wife.
Brad Pitt

There are no Hallmark cards that define the next chapter, or the value of a history together.
Brad Pitt

I always knew I was going somewhere – going out. I just knew. I just knew. I just knew there were a lot more points of view out there.
Brad Pitt

My training is documented on film.
Brad Pitt

I’m sure they’re saddened by me, and I get frustrated with them. But I love them, and at the end of the day if they need me or if they need anything, I’m there for them. Family.
Brad Pitt

At the end of the day, we get to be parents, greeting our lovely, crazy children and talking about their day, making sure they brush their teeth, so all the tension from our day is tabled… until the next.
Brad Pitt

I’m a bit of a loner, you know? I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved.
Brad Pitt

I’m actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say ‘no’ all the time. ‘No’ is the most powerful word in our business. You’ve got to protect yourself.
Brad Pitt

To leave home, it’s got to be worth leaving.
Brad Pitt

It’s those difficult times that inform the next wonderful time, and it’s a series of trade-offs, of events, of wins and losses.
Brad Pitt

I’ve been no stranger to change.
Brad Pitt

Once you get older, you get a little closer to yourself, intimate.
Brad Pitt

You want to stake your own claim. You don’t want to be called a copycat.
Brad Pitt

My affliction has been… I can make something or draw something or design something better than I can explain it.
Brad Pitt

In some ways, I’m still a kid from Missouri and Oklahoma, and I’m trying to find my way.
Brad Pitt

I just don’t like the separatism that comes from religion, and, without fail, the need to put your beliefs on someone else. When you start telling someone else how to live, you should check yourself, man.
Brad Pitt

I was so intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself.
Brad Pitt

Happiness is overrated. There has to be conflict in life.
Brad Pitt

I feel like I have to share whatever I can. You’re culpable if you don’t act.
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt Family Quotes
I guess I just don’t see America as separate from Vietnam or Ethiopia. This mentality of ‘our team’s better than yours’ – it’s a high school idea. My kids don’t see those dividing lines, and I don’t want to either.
Brad Pitt

I have this fantasy of my older days, painting or sculpting or making things. I have this fantasy of a bike trip to Chile. I have this fantasy of flying into Morocco. But right now, it’s about getting the work done and getting home to family. I have an adventure every morning, getting up.
Brad Pitt

I get enraged when people start telling other people how to live their lives.
Brad Pitt

I think someone’s conversation, whether in e-mail or in person, should be private.
Brad Pitt

I certainly feel injustice. I’m no foreigner to that, whether it’s real or perceived.
Brad Pitt

Certainly the attrition rate of Hollywood couples looms large.
Brad Pitt

I’ve worked with some really great directors, and I’m really choosy about them because they’re telling the story at the end of the day.
Brad Pitt

I tell all the young guys, don’t make choices because somebody else is telling you it’s good from a career-maintenance perspective.
Brad Pitt

Family – and certainly kids and a stable relationship – is something bigger than yourself. They need you to sit down with them, be there for them when they wake up in the middle of the night.
Brad Pitt

If I’m gonna spend however long it takes to make a movie, give up 14 hours a day for however many weeks or months, then it’s very important for me to know that I’m working with people who I respect and enjoy and that we’re going for something together.
Brad Pitt

So much of making movies is about discovery on the day, what you’re figuring out. If you know everything going in, then it’s not worth doing – it’s already done.
Brad Pitt

It might be a very human thing across the board, but we, in America, love a story – we need a story to get involved in. But then everything becomes more about how the story protects a certain perception as we pick sides.
Brad Pitt

The Internet has done a wonderful thing for us. But democracy doesn’t work unless people are well informed, and I don’t know that we are. People just don’t have the time.
Brad Pitt

We’re so complex; we’re mysteries to ourselves; we’re difficult to each other. And then storytelling reminds us we’re all the same.
Brad Pitt

I grew up on particular movies that said something to me as a kid from Missouri, movies that showed me places I’d yet traveled, or different cultures, or explained something, or said something in a better way than I could ever say. I wanted to find the movies like that. It was less about a career than finding the films I wanted to see.
Brad Pitt

Listen, I’ve been pretty fortunate. And if I’ve been underrated, it’s actually been something I’ve been able to work with; I can surprise people. It sets me up to exceed expectations, so I don’t mind.
Brad Pitt

You can’t be different for different’s sake, and this doesn’t always work, but you have to separate yourself from the normal read. Of course, it has to be truthful. If it’s not truthful, don’t waste your time.
Brad Pitt

I am obsessively bent on quality – to an unhealthy degree.
Brad Pitt

To be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to is ludicrous, just ludicrous.
Brad Pitt

I’ve always been at war with myself, for right or wrong. I don’t know how to explain it more. It’s universal. Some people are better at dealing with it, and they sleep with no pain – not pain, arguments. I’ve grown quite comfortable with being at war.
Brad Pitt

I’m an Obama supporter, no question. But it doesn’t mean there’s nothing to learn from the other side.
Brad Pitt

We sometimes let ourselves be rated too much by others – we put so much emphasis on a paycheck or what a magazine says.
Brad Pitt

Religion works. I know there’s comfort there, a crash pad. It’s something to explain the world and tell you there is something bigger than you, and it is going to be alright in the end. It works because it’s comforting.
Brad Pitt

I didn’t realize how interesting the place I come from is until I left home and saw how other cultures handled things differently.
Brad Pitt

Seeing the world is the best education you can get. You see sorrow, and you also see great spirit and will to survive.
Brad Pitt

What we’re seeing now is that greed is still alive and kicking, and banks are bigger than ever.
Brad Pitt

I die really well, by the way. It’s one of my strong points. I just take a bullet well.
Brad Pitt

It took me a good decade of hiding in my house and not going outside to even, like, get my arms around this idea of celebrity, where suddenly people are looking for you to pick your nose or get a shot of you kissing some woman. It’s a very discombobulating thing.
Brad Pitt

I see religion more as a truck stop on your way to figuring out who you are.
Brad Pitt

I start asking a lot of questions about my own life, and it’s not necessarily fun, but it’s a good exercise.
Brad Pitt

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