Robert Downey, Jr. Quotes

Famous Quotes of Robert Downey, Jr.


Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor and producer who has achieved worldwide fame for his roles in movies and television shows. He was born on April 4, 1965, in Manhattan, New York City, to actor and filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Ann Ford. His father was of Irish and Jewish descent, while his mother was of Scottish, German, and Swiss ancestry.

Growing up in a showbiz family, Downey Jr. started acting at a young age and made his screen debut in the film “Pound” (1970), which was directed by his father. He went on to star in several other films throughout his childhood and teenage years.

Downey Jr.’s breakout role came in the 1987 film “Less Than Zero,” which earned him critical acclaim and established him as a rising star in Hollywood. He went on to star in several other successful films, including “Chaplin” (1992), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) and its sequel (2011), which were box office hits.

Despite his success, Downey Jr. struggled with addiction and legal issues throughout much of his career. He entered rehab several times and was arrested multiple times for drug-related offenses. However, he managed to turn his life around in the early 2000s and has since become a respected actor and producer.

As of March 2023, Robert Downey Jr. is alive and well, continuing to work in the film industry and inspire fans worldwide.

I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb.

The higher the stakes, the happier I am, the better I will be.

Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever you were going to do anyway.

I have a sense of destiny that you are led to the things you are supposed to do.

I think it’s miraculous that anybody survives themselves.

You have to let go of the things that are darling to you. You have to take the dive and go for the bigger thing.

Worrying is like praying for something you don’t want to happen.

It’s really not that difficult to overcome these seemingly ghastly problems…what’s hard is to decide to make a starting point.

Robert Downey, Jr. Quotes
Robert Downey, Jr. Quotes

The higher the risk, the greater the reward.

You need to know what to do when the sun is not shining.

I have a sense of gratitude that has become a faith.

I’m a big believer in starting with high standards and raising them.

I know very little about acting. I’m just an incredibly gifted faker.

I don’t drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs.

Nothing will serve you better than a strong work ethic. Nothing.

Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.

Robert Downey, Jr. Quotes
Robert Downey, Jr. Quotes

I don’t like talk about ‘fine art’ and ‘high art’…I just like the art.

I think life changes every year… every day really.

There is unpanned gold in every soul you run into, no matter what walk of life they are from.

The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.

I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it.

Sometimes you just gotta be drop-kicked out of the nest.

I’m not a role model… Just because I look good on the cover of Rolling Stone doesn’t mean I’m qualified to tell you what to do with your life.

I think it’s important to be prepared and to have confidence in whatever you do.

Robert Downey, Jr. Quotes
Robert Downey, Jr. Quotes

People never change because they are under threat or under duress. Never. They change because they see something that makes their life seem valuable enough to start moving toward a life worth living.

Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff.

The thing is to try to enjoy life as much as possible. Be happy.

I believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway.