Chris Pine quotes

  • The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don't have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Monday #Morning #Views

  • We tell each other stories so we can understand the world better and there's catharsis and we understand the models of what a hero could be and what the hero's journey as a human being is all about. But unfortunately, I think sometimes those stories too can be very prohibitive and confining.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Hero #Journey #Thinking

  • I am critical of myself like everyone else. You go to a movie theater and you are forty feet high. I had bad skin as a teenager and I am a shy person, but I think I am in the perfect business to fight my insecurities. You have to learn to love yourself and say 'I am pretty cool' instead of being so critical. You can easily fall into the trap of doing that.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Teenager #Fall #Love You

  • I think it's not fair to the uniqueness and wonderfulness of the individuals, that we can complement one another greatly, but we are not the source of each other's happiness, especially if you don't know who the hell you're talking to.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Thinking #Talking #Hell

  • I think it's a very healthy thing to learn from what's happened in the past. But only if you look at what happened and think, 'How could I have dealt with that differently?' Then let it go.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Thinking #Past #Healthy

  • I love the stories that have come before, that we know of. I think for me it's always more interesting to start from square one and you take the fundamental pillars of the character and, around that, try to create something new and different.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Character #Thinking #Squares

  • It's the fear of not being as good as you want to be. If you give over to that fear, it will sabotage you. As much as I can, I try to use that fear to guide me.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Giving #Trying #Want

  • Ignore the naysayers. Really the only option is, head down and focus on the job.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Success #Jobs #Focus

  • For me growing up, Christmas time was always the most fantastic, exciting time of year, and you'd stay up until three in the morning. You'd hear the parents wrapping in the other room but you knew that also, maybe, they were in collusion with Santa Claus.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Christmas #Morning #Growing Up

  • In adolescence, it's 'How do I fit in?' In your 20s, 'What do I want to do?' Your 30s, 'Is this what I'm meant to do?' I think the trick is living the questions. Not worrying so much about what's ahead but rather sitting in the gray area; being okay with where you are. If you can find the parity between 'Where am I going?' and 'What's my purpose?' you've got two pretty solid pillars for your coffee table.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Coffee #Thinking #Two

  • Fear runs our lives a lot of the time. You can face it head-on, or you can hide in your bunker.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Running #Faces #Bunkers

  • I don't need to worry about that, that's always there on a slow simmer. The muscle I have to work on is being more present.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Worry #Needs #Muscles

  • Dating someone on the opposite end of the happy spectrum teaches you an incredible amount of patience.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Opposites #Dating #Incredibles

  • I work out because that's my job, but what I enjoy about it, beyond the vanity, is the Zen of it. I like getting out of my head, and one great way to do that is to sweat your face off. And to know that, if you're thinking of anything else, you're not working intensely enough.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Jobs #Thinking #Vanity

  • I feel prematurely old. I'm actually having this major belated quarter-life crisis. I'm turning 30 in a couple of weeks. I've been thinking a lot about mortality. A lot about what I'm going to do with my life and how to enjoy it. One of the things I'm going to work on is being more spontaneous, letting go, embracing the beauty of come-what-may.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Letting Go #Couple #Thinking

  • When you want something enough, it brings out primal emotions. You get into this place of 'must happen, must happen.'
    -- Chris Pine

    #Want #Emotion #Enough

  • Not a fan of spiders. I saw the movie 'Arachnophobia,' which was single-handedly rated in the top three worst choices of my life.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Choices #Fans #Three

  • I find it really hard to even read another script while shooting.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Shooting #Scripts

  • I had a job at this French restaurant, and I hated it. I don't like serving; I don't like getting people ketchup.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Jobs #People #Restaurants

  • I think the first thing that I saw on IMAX was 'The Avengers.' The scope and the size of it are pretty neat, I will say that.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Thinking #Saws #Firsts

  • I think the most dangerous word in the English language is 'should.' 'I should have done this.' Or 'I should do that.' 'Should' implies responsibility. It connotes demand. Which is just not the case. Life ebbs and flows.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Responsibility #Thinking #Ebb And Flow

  • The great thing about theater is that you have so much time to prepare, and to fail, before presenting it to the public. In film, the high-wire act seems to be that much farther up, and the net seems to be less there.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Wire #Film #Failing

  • I was a shy kid, a late bloomer. At 22, I was probably 16 emotionally.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Kids #Shy

  • The customer is not always right.
    -- Chris Pine

  • My nana was an actress, my mom was an actress, and my sister, too. So because I was surrounded by it, it really came naturally.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Mom #Actresses #My Sister

  • The more you are positive and say, I want to have a good life, the more you build that reality for yourself by creating the life that you want.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Good Life #Reality #Creating

  • I'm so envious of that genetic wiring that immediately puts a smile on your face. My genetic wiring just puts creases in my eyebrows.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Eyebrows #Faces #Envious

  • No matter how bad the individual, everybody has reasons for why they do what they do.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Matter #Reason #Individual

  • Theater will always be a huge part of my life. The high I get from doing theater is not, quite honestly, matched by many things. I like the fact that when you step out on the stage, for that given night, for better or for worse, you are the master of the boards. I love it to death.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Night #Boards #Facts

  • Women think that men don't talk about their feelings with guys. We do talk to friends about relationships, but it's succinct - 10 minutes, then we move on.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Moving #Men #Thinking

  • My grandmother was an actress too. In the thirties and forties she was under contract with Universal Studios. Crazy credits, lots of them. My dad was also under contract with Universal Studios. And my first film was shot on the same stage they both worked on at Universal.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Dad #Crazy #Grandmother

  • Work takes up a lot of my brain space. So when I work, it's one thing. I don't have a lot of time to think about dating.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Thinking #Space #Dating

  • My fans have designated themselves the, uh, 'Pine Nuts.' They're a nutty bunch.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Nuts #Fans #Bunch

  • We come from fallible parents who were kids once, who decided to have kids and who had to learn how to be parents. Faults are made and damage is done, whether it's conscious or not. Everyone's got their own 'stuff,' their own issues, and their own anger at Mom and Dad. That is what family is. Family is almost naturally dysfunctional.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Mom #Dad #Kids

  • I grew up in a house where my father went on auditions, and he got some and he lost some, and there were good years and lean years. I didn't expect anything from the business, and that's often a danger in Hollywood, the notion that if you're pretty and have white teeth and just show up for the game then you'll win.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Father #Winning #Years

  • I believe in luck and fate and I believe in karma, that the energy you put out in the world comes back to meet you.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Karma #Believe #Fate

  • Even now, I'm better around people who are uncomfortable with themselves, the misfits.
    -- Chris Pine

    #People #Misfits #Uncomfortable

  • It opens Wednesday or Friday.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Friday #Ridiculous #Wednesday

  • I do like dating cynics - they tend to be incredibly funny.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Dating

  • Growing up in a family of actors, what's great about it is that they're very supportive and they understand what it's like to be an actor - the rejections, the highs and lows... and having a common language with them is great because you have shorthand speech.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Growing Up #Rejection #Supportive

  • After many years of self-flagellation, I've realised that beating myself up doesn't get me anywhere.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Self #Years

  • Generally speaking, the more money that's involved in anything, the more people are expecting and hoping that it's not going to fail.
    -- Chris Pine

    #People #Failing #Expecting

  • I don't know any kid that's not afraid at some point going to bed with the lights off, totally. That's why they make nightlights.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Kids #Light #Bed

  • I performed and sang at school but as a child it was never anything I was interested in doing professionally.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Children #School

  • I talk to myself, especially in the car.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Car

  • I'm more cerebral than I want to be.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Want

  • One thing that I do find really sexy is a girl who's good at crossword puzzles.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Girl #Sexy #Crosswords

  • Whether you're scared of getting into a relationship; or taking the new job; or a confrontation - you have to size fear up.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Jobs #New Job #Size

  • Ever since I saw sexy Beast I've been trying to get the cockney thing down.
    -- Chris Pine

    #Sexy #Trying #Saws