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21 Inspirational Christian Bale Quotes

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21 Inspirational Christian Bale Quotes

I love Christian Bale’s acting;

In Batman, The Fighter, 3:10 to Yuma, The Machinist, you name it.

The one thing I admire most about Christian Bale is his willingness to commit fully to his roles, including losing and then re-gaining an incredible amount of weight in short periods of time.

That’s commitment.

Check out this collection of the best inspirational Christian Bale quotes:


21 Inspirational Christian Bale Quotes

1. “Everyone always tells you that you’re the only one that can do this or that role right, and if you say no, they go to somebody else and tell them that they’re the only one that can do it right. But when they’re talking to you, you’re always the ‘Best Actor of Your Generation.’– Christian Bale

2. “I tend to think you’re fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.” – Christian Bale

3. “I do like taking stuff seriously that a lot of people look at as nonsense. I enjoy the insanity of that. And I like the commitment that is needed for that.” – Christian Bale

4. “I will never say never, but I will say never to doing the more typical romantic comedies. You know, unless I’m getting audited and I’m on the street and I desperately need some dough and that’s the only thing that I’m getting.” Christian Bale

5. “All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You’ve said that you will commit to this part, and I just can’t live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can.” – Christian Bale

6. “I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn’t have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living.” – Christian Bale

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7. “It’s not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me.” – Christian Bale

8. “I have a fear of being boring.” – Christian Bale

9. “I never want to feel that I’m playing it safe.” – Christian Bale


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10. “I started my career without fans.” – Christian Bale


11. “There are occasions when I’ve pretended to be in a firefight, and then there are people who have really been in a firefight. Clearly it’s absolutely ridiculous, and even disrespectful, to suggest that I understand what that is.” – Christian Bale

12. “I never want to turn something down because I’m afraid to do it, because of some idea of image or whatever. That was never anything I set out to do. In fact, the opposite, I always want to confuse people in terms of any kind of image and be unpredictable in any kind of movie I make.” – Christian Bale

13. “It’s about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along. That’s partly because I found myself getting typecast, as everyone does unless they pursue roles that are very different from what they’ve done before.” – Christian Bale

14. “One of the places where we lived when I was growing up had this big wood out the back. And starting when I was about 8, I used to enjoy just walking alone through the wood late. Eleven p.m. Midnight. Later.” – Christian Bale

15. “I think trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing in the world a woman can do.” – Christian Bale


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16. “The only thing that I’m obsessed with is sleeping, and actually, it is more than an obsession, it is a pleasure.” – Christian Bale


17. “There are occasions when I’ve pretended to be in a firefight, and then there are people who have really been in a firefight. Clearly it’s absolutely ridiculous, and even disrespectful, to suggest that I understand what that is.” – Christian Bale

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18. “It’s got to do with putting yourself in other people’s shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting.” – Christian Bale

19. “I find what I do for a living really funny. I mean, acting is kind of a hilarious thing for a grown man to call a job.” – Christian Bale

20. If I’m not working, I really have nothing to do with it – I’m not hanging out and mixing with film people. Not that I have anything against film people; they’re some of the best people around and some of the worst people around, just like in any business… they just gesticulate a little bit more.” – Christian Bale

21. I’ve had some painful experiences in my life, but I feel like I’m trivializing them by using them for a scene in a movie. I don’t want to do that. It just makes me feel kind of dirty for having done that.” – Christian Bale



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Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance and investment for the last 7 years, whilst traveling the world and being able to call Bali, Indonesia, his HQ. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing self-development sites in the world; with over 160 million views worldwide, and more than 200,000 followers on social media. Dan's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up."