Our Favorite Quotes By Leonardo DiCaprio

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

After an outstanding (and well deserved) victory for Leonardo DiCaprio at the Oscars, it’s no secret that his career sits at an all time high. But throughout his many triumphs and endeavors, his perseverance never fell short – even after 22 years of waiting for the moment he got to make last night.

While he continues to conquer the entertainment world one movie at a time, we choose to reflect on some of his most brilliant quotes. Our Favorite Quotes By Leonardo DiCaprio 2

On His Career

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

“I realize 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 realize that we are just clowns for hire.”

“After I had success, it was great to not have to worry about money. It was on my mind often when I was growing up.” 

“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 opportunities that I’m getting right now. So I’m taking advantage of them.”

“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.” 

“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 that I can. That’s all I really do.”Our Favorite Quotes By Leonardo DiCaprio 3 “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.”

“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.”

“I have learned from my experience in the industry that there is absolutely no way to control people’s opinions of your performance. You go out there, promote your film, and hope people like the work that you did.”

Our Favorite Quotes By Leonardo DiCaprio 2“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.” 

On His Life/Family

“I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy. I’m definitely an individual.” 

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

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

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

“School… I never truly got the knack of it. I could never focus on things I didn’t want to learn.” 

“I’ve always been spontaneous and outgoing. I’ve tried lots of things so I’ve got some good life experiences – which is great because it means I’ve got lots of material to work with as an actor.” 

“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.” 

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

“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.” 

“Wrong connection will give you shock throughout your life. But the right one will light up your life.” 

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“You have to be thankful for the hard times, for they have made you.” 

“Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me. I don’t know if people are staring because they recognize me or if they think I’m a weirdo.” 

“I always get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone.” 

Movie Quotes

“The only thing standing between you and your goal, is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”  Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

“I knew it was a great mistake – for a man like me to fall in love.” – Great Gatsby (2013)

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“I knew that the moment I kissed her, my heart would be married to her. So I waited just a moment longer and then I let myself go.” – Great Gatsby (2013)

“I figure life is a gift… and I don’t intend on wasting it. You don’t know what hand you’re gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes to you – to make each day count.” – Titanic (1997)

“I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.” – Titanic (1997)

“You jump, I jump. Remember?” Our Favorite Quotes By Leonardo DiCaprio 1

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I have never saw true beauty till this night.” – Romeo & Juliet (1996)

“I wish I had done everything on earth with you.” – Great Gatsby (2013)

“You know something? Nobody ever does anything to be nice. They always want to get something out of it.” – Titanic (1997)

“Guilt. I feel guilt. No matter what I do. No… no matter how hopeless I am, no matter how confused, that guilt is always there.” – Inception (2010)

“Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.” – Inception (2010)

“There are none so deaf as those that will not hear.” – The Revenant (2015)

“The wind cannot defeat a tree with strong roots.” – The Revenant (2015) 

“Dear Dad, you always told me that an honest man has nothing to fear. So I’m trying my best not to be afraid.” – Catch Me If You Can (2002)

“Gentleman, you had my curiosity… but now, you have my attention.” – Django Unchained (2012)Our Favorite Quotes By Leonardo DiCaprio 1

“When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes. A society unwilling to learn from the past is doomed. We must never forget our history. We must never lower our guard.” – J.Edgar (2011)

“Which would be worse – to live as a monster or to die as a good man?” – Shutter Island (2010)Our Favorite Quotes By Leonardo DiCaprio 4

Cheers to that indeed, Mr. DiCaprio!

What were some of your favorite quotes? Comment below or tweet us at @CelebMix! We’d love to hear from you! 

Written by Victoria Christiano

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