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Jeff Bridges is more than an actor. He is a musician, a photographer, and an entrepreneur. His journey from struggling young artist to Hollywood icon provides inspiration for anyone chasing their dreams. This quotes compilation tells the story of his rise to fame and the many passions that drive him today. Whether you’re a fan of The Dude or just looking for some insight into chasing your passions, Jeff Bridges will leave you inspired.

We are glad to present you the most known Films, Love, Time, Movies, Life, Acting quotes from Jeff Bridges, and much more.


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About Jeff Bridges

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December 4, 1949

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Actor, Singer, Producer, Composer

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Movies are very subjective. — Jeff Bridges

I’d maybe done about 12 movies when I decided that this was what I was going to do. — Jeff Bridges

I hate it when there’s a good movie, someone overhypes it and I’m disappointed that I don’t like it more. — Jeff Bridges

I don’t have one movie that is my favorite, I have about 25–30 favorites. — Jeff Bridges

movies are very subjective Jeff Bridges quote

I’m used to watching old movies of myself. — Jeff Bridges

Movies are like magic tricks. — Jeff Bridges

Nowadays it seems more and more like the ‘business’ in ‘show business’ is underlined, and there are campaigns, and it’s all part of getting people in to see the movies. — Jeff Bridges


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My mom wasn’t a movie star. — Jeff Bridges

I think there’s a real joy in going to see movies when you discover them yourself. — Jeff Bridges

i d maybe done about 12 movies when i decided that this was what i was going to do Jeff Bridges quote

Like most of the movies I get involved with, I resisted as long as possible, I really try to figure out why I shouldn’t do it and this one had plenty of reasons ‘not to do it’. — Jeff Bridges

I look back at my filmography, and I’m pretty jazzed with the stuff I’ve been part of. They’re all movies I’d like to see. — Jeff Bridges

Basically, one of the hardest things about being an actor is getting your first break. I’m a product of nepotism. The doors were open to me. I’d done several movies before I decided what I wanted to do. — Jeff Bridges

Making movies is about creating illusions, and they can be subtle illusions, but it’s all a cumulative effect as you make these little tweaks. It kinda adds up to something, hopefully. — Jeff Bridges

I don’t think I ever went down that movie star path. I always enjoy taking a 90–degree turn from the last thing I did. — Jeff Bridges

i don t have one movie that is my favorite i have about 25 30 favorites Jeff Bridges quote

I loved working with my brother [Beau] and my father [Lloyd] whenever that happened. I had a wonderful experience making ‘The Fabulous Baker Boys,’ which I felt was a great movie, too. — Jeff Bridges


We love things that are convenient. — Jeff Bridges

I love westerns, I’d love to make more of them. — Jeff Bridges

People fall in love for mysterious reasons. — Jeff Bridges

I think my love of journalizing my life comes from my mom. — Jeff Bridges

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For me and my wife, it was love at first sight. — Jeff Bridges

You know, ballet might be too formal of a title for the type of dance I do, but I love to dance. — Jeff Bridges

I’m constantly falling deeper in love with my wife. — Jeff Bridges

I love John Irving’s stuff. It’s that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It’s really terrific. — Jeff Bridges

Im profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends, thank you for your prayers and well wishes. — Jeff Bridges

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If you open your heart, then the object of your love becomes so precious because you are so open. And that philosophy, that caring, spreads. — Jeff Bridges

Yeah, I loved Ray Bradbury. — Jeff Bridges

I’m not real good at romance. — Jeff Bridges


We’re here for such a short period of time. — Jeff Bridges

I’m at this time in life when I have to take the opportunities I have left. — Jeff Bridges

we re here for such a short period of time Jeff Bridges quote

We’re here for such a short period of time. Live like you’re already dead, man. Have a good time. Do your best. Let it all come ripping right through you. — Jeff Bridges

Directing takes a lot of time. — Jeff Bridges

I don’t have too much time to jam with the rest of Hollywood. — Jeff Bridges

You know, it’s kind of a shame in a way but the more seasoned directors a lot of times have more difficult getting a job than first time guys. New kid on the block kind of thing. — Jeff Bridges

It’s funny. You succeed, but now where are you gonna go from there? I’ve got to keep proving that I can laugh or cry more real each time. — Jeff Bridges

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Every time I walk down one of those red carpets, you think I’d be used to it after all these years, but it’s like it’s happening for the first time. — Jeff Bridges

I’ve had really great experiences working with first–time directors. They come at filmmaking with fresh ideas. I’ve been very lucky that way. — Jeff Bridges

Every couple of years we’ll watch the movie and it’s like watching home movies, seeing the ranch on–screen. But that movie Heaven’s Gate, people are appreciating it more and more as time goes on. — Jeff Bridges

I’ve worked with a lot of first–time directors who kind of look to me for ideas and opinions and stuff, and I’m a team player. — Jeff Bridges

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If you change partners every time it gets tough or you get a little dissatisfied, then I don’t think you get the richness that’s available in a long–term relationship. — Jeff Bridges

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I don’t really think in career terms. — Jeff Bridges

There’s a bit of the kid in me. — Jeff Bridges


Life is having its way with me now. And I’m really pleased. — Jeff Bridges

Yeah, I’d been around horses most of my life. — Jeff Bridges

When you truly commit in your life, you start receiving more than you could imagine. — Jeff Bridges

life is having its way with me now and i m really pleased Jeff Bridges quote

My mother and my father were very nurturing and wonderful examples of how to live your life. — Jeff Bridges

Well, there are all kinds of gutters. Life will supply you with gutters. — Jeff Bridges

Intimacy seems to be one of the major highs of life, whether it’s getting to know yourself in a deeper way, or your partner, or the world and the society that you live in. — Jeff Bridges

It’s a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life. — Jeff Bridges

So I have this word for much of what I do in life: ‘plorking.’ I’m not playing and I’m not working, I’m plorking. — Jeff Bridges

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There are so many things that pop up. If you are paying attention, you can learn every second of the day. Life is my guru. — Jeff Bridges

I have hesitation making any kind of decision, really in my life. I’m really slow at it. — Jeff Bridges

In life and in movies, it’s a similar challenge, where you have expectations, and you end up in situations that are not meeting your expectations. — Jeff Bridges

I play music as much as I can. I have a band called The Abiders. We’ve put out a couple of albums you can find on iTunes. We tour and all that stuff, so music is very much a part of my life. — Jeff Bridges

Play doesn’t have to be a frivolous thing. You may think of a Beethoven symphony as something serious, but it’s still being played. I think Oscar Wilde said that life is too important to be taken seriously. — Jeff Bridges

when you truly commit in your life you start receiving more than you could imagine Jeff Bridges quote

All of this high–tech stuff is supposed to set us free and make life easier. To me, it makes it more difficult and demanding. — Jeff Bridges


I remember when I was a kid, with the acting thing, I resented it because, you know, you don’t want to do what your parents want you to do. — Jeff Bridges

My brother’s my teacher, my mentor, and we both learnt all the acting basics from our father. — Jeff Bridges

I’d done about 10 movies before I decided I wanted to make acting the main thrust of my career. — Jeff Bridges

Sometimes I think of movie acting as advanced pretend. — Jeff Bridges

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One of the things I want to do that’s outside the realm of acting and the arts–although both have their place in this–is ending childhood hunger here in America. — Jeff Bridges

I was loving music, and loving art, painting, so I was considering those things, but I must say I dug acting as well. — Jeff Bridges


I’ve gone out of my way to not take baggage with me from film to film. — Jeff Bridges

That movie, ‘Airplane!,’ what a landmark film it was. It’s a great, great movie. — Jeff Bridges

I think it would really be more like 10 films before I locked in and said, ‘Yeah, I’m really gonna do this thing. — Jeff Bridges

i ve gone out of my way to not take baggage with me from film to film Jeff Bridges quote

You prep, you prep, you prep. And on the day that you film, you let all of that go. I try to achieve emptiness as much as possible–the Zen thing–to let the deal come out of that nothing. — Jeff Bridges

I’m very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we’re all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film. — Jeff Bridges

I’ve produced a couple of films and really enjoyed starting it from the very beginning and seeing it all the way through to the end; that was very gratifying. — Jeff Bridges

Generally speaking I would say I enjoy the smaller films more because there’s a less sense of pressure and often the material is more unusual. — Jeff Bridges

Making a film, it uses a certain… ‘pretend–muscle,’ I don’t know what you want to call it. It exhausts something in me, I find. It has to be really something to get me interested. — Jeff Bridges

JEFF BRIDGES Quotes Take Away

Jeff Bridges is a renowned actor, musician, and photographer. In addition to his many talents, he’s also an insightful thinker with some great advice for artists and entrepreneurs. We hope these quotes have inspired you as much as they’ve inspired us. If you want to learn more about how to achieve your creative goals, check out our courses. They offer in-depth information and training on everything from starting your own business to perfecting your photography skills.

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