38 Inspiring Shia LaBeouf Quotes About His Life

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Shia LaBeouf is a great actor.

I love watching his films, and a short while ago he was in the news for his short motivational video he recorded: ‘Just Do It!’

The video went viral and got a lot of attention!

Check out our collection of 38 inspiring Shia LaBeouf quotes about his life.


38 Inspiring Shia LaBeouf Quotes About His Life

1. “Sometimes I feel I’m living a meaningless life, and I get frightened.” – Shia LaBeouf

2. “I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there’s a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you’ll never be successful.” – Shia LaBeouf

3. “To my mind, talent doesn’t really exist.” – Shia LaBeouf

4. “I’m not a strikingly handsome guy, but I’m in movies.” – Shia LaBeouf

5. “I was in a relationship with a girl I loved for three years. Where do you go after three years? Then you’ve got to start thinking about other things, and I’m too young to think about those things.” Shia LaBeouf

6. “I have a hard time with free time.” – Shia LaBeouf

7. “Clubs are so lame. Nobody even dances at these clubs. They stand around and get drunk and they schmooze. There is no enjoyment factor.” – Shia LaBeouf

8. “I turned down twelve films last year… Huge money films, but I had no respect for the writer or the work.” – Shia LaBeouf

9. “You can’t buy back your respect; you can’t buy back your career. You only get one, so I don’t want to mess that up.” – Shia LaBeouf


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10. “A lot of people like to think that golf is a lazy man’s sport. Or it’s a rich man’s sport, or it’s a sport that they can’t be involved in.” – Shia LaBeouf


11. “I’ve been in fights, but that doesn’t make me cool or like a tough guy or more interesting actor, I’m not proud of it.” – Shia LaBeouf

12. “I don’t even really know what it is I do for a living – the level of insecurity is very, very high. You’re making a lot of money, getting a lot of accolades and positive criticism for something where you don’t even know what you’re doing.” – Shia LaBeouf

13. “If people perceive you as a good actor then they’ll wish for you to be a good actor and they’ll root for you when they watch you, but if you come out and you’re going to clubs every night people don’t root for you anymore.” – Shia LaBeouf

14. “If I had more recreation time I would be able to step back and reflect on how life has changed. But it has been like a constant… boom, boom, boom, boom, boom!” – Shia LaBeouf

15. “When people ask me about my story, I just go through the positive stuff: the tent-pole moments, the big landmark checkpoints.” – Shia LaBeouf

16. “All of the things that have happened in my life have been self-propelled. I can’t blame anybody else or point a finger at anybody.” – Shia LaBeouf

17. “My neighborhood was rough, but I live a great life now. I don’t fight that much now. I don’t look for it anyway, but if someone hits your mother, whether you’re a star, an accountant, or an astronaut or anything… I mean it’s your mother, so I lost my mind.” – Shia LaBeouf

18. “There will always be opportunities to be in love again.” – Shia LaBeouf

19. “I don’t know, I just want to be happy. I could be in a hole somewhere. Or I could completely lose it and be some hippy living in the woods with my dad.” – Shia LaBeouf


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20. “I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism.” – Shia LaBeouf


21. “Everybody’s got stories. I don’t want to not have stories.” – Shia LaBeouf

22. “It’s very weird because the ‘It’ guy usually is not the ‘It’ guy next year or even a guy that anyone is talking about.” – Shia LaBeouf

23. “If you’re trying to learn how to act from a class, you’re analyzing the teachers’ movements and their intricacies, and it becomes like a pantomime of you wanting to be them, and that’s wrong. Literature is an easier way to study acting, because then you can take any kind of spin. It’s your own imagination, and your own version of it.” – Shia LaBeouf

24. “Once you make a studio 700 million dollars or so, or whatever the insane number is, then they finally seem to trust you, no matter how off-the-wall your project is.” – Shia LaBeouf

25. “At this point I have enough money to live 25 lifetimes. You couldn’t spend the money I’ve accrued now.” – Shia LaBeouf

26. “I’ve had to deal with all different types of situations – positive and negative and extremes of both.” – Shia LaBeouf

27. “I’m an individual, and I have opinions.” – Shia LaBeouf

28. “Have you ever noticed how most critics disagree with the public? That should tell you a lot about critics.” – Shia LaBeouf

29. “I’m just selfish. I have to be for what I do.” – Shia LaBeouf


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30. “I think there’s a form of honesty, because I used to be very honest with the press, and then it backfired on me, and I understood it.” – Shia LaBeouf


31. “I got kicked out of every school I ever went to.” – Shia LaBeouf

32. “I go to sleep at night, and I feel like I just dreamed the whole day.” – Shia LaBeouf

33. “I’ve never been able to learn from other people’s mistakes – I’m not that smart – so I usually learn by trial by fire.” – Shia LaBeouf

34. “You never really meet a human being until you live with them or know them for awhile, so this is my clown and they understand that and so these interviews don’t bother them.” – Shia LaBeouf

35. “I think envy motivates a lot of people.” – Shia LaBeouf

36. “I’d love to go to school and have a normal life, but I don’t see any professor at Yale being able to teach me more than Steven Spielberg.” – Shia LaBeouf

37. “When you’re working with the best of the best, I’m not gonna put that on hold so I can work with people who studied the best of the best.” – Shia LaBeouf

38. “Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.” – Shia LaBeouf



Thanks for checking out these interesting Shia LaBeouf quotes! Just as an added bonus, we’ve included the motivational video that everybody loves: ‘Just Do It!’


Bonus: Shia LaBeouf Motivational Video: Just Do It!

What’s your favorite Shia LaBeouf quote? Leave a comment below.

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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. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing wealth infotainment sites in the world; with over 300 million views worldwide. Dan doesn't use personal social media anymore, so you won't be able to find him on Instagram, or Twitter.


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