Brad Pitt

On himself:

“I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics. It is the truth.”

“Having children takes the focus off yourself, which I’m really grateful for. I’m so tired of thinking about myself. I’m sick of myself. You feel you want to be there and not miss out on anything. It’s a true joy and a very profound love. You can write a book, you can make a movie, you can paint a painting, but having kids is the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever taken on.”

“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.”

“It’s amazing what a mid-life crisis will do for you, really. It got me motivated, having turned forty in December.”

On life:

“Me, I embrace the messiness of life. I find it so beautiful, actually.”

“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.”

“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.”

On his career:

“Fame is a bitch, man.”

“Success is a beast and it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more, instead of looking within.”

On marriage:

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

“Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone in the country who wants to be married legally is able.” [October 2006 issue of Esquire magazine]

Other quotes:

"Got into enough trouble to keep things interesting…" [speaking of his time at university]

“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.”

“By the time the 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.”

“Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right to life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold.”

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