“I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I don’t think I’m easy to live with. I’m not sure I’d want to live with me.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I don’t want to be alone. I want to be left alone.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I’m not a scientist. I’m not a genius. I don’t have perfect pitch. I’m not a great dancer or a great singer. But I’m good at working hard and being a part of something that’s greater than myself.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I have a very addictive personality. It’s one of the reasons I don’t do drugs anymore.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I’m not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I’m definitely an individual.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it… It’s a great outlet. I’m not really sure who I am – it seems I change every day.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“Life is a journey and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I don’t believe that you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I’m too old for that sort of thing. I’m not like a cuddly toy. I’m more like a hand grenade with a missing pin.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I don’t want to be a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I’m not a huge fan of being recognized, but I’m grateful for the opportunity to make a living doing what I love.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live a life of integrity.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I’m not going to be able to change the world, I can’t even change myself, but I can change how I’m perceived.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I’m not sure I’ve learned a whole lot, but I know that the longer I’m around, the more I realize what a miraculous gift this is and how little of it has to do with me.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I’m a student of patterns. At heart, I’m a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“It’s not about how much you have, it’s about how much you enjoy what you have.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“The thing about recovery is, you never know if you’re really recovered or not. You just sort of hope you are.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I think everyone should have the opportunity to experience failure and disappointment and learn from them.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I don’t want to be a burden to anyone and I don’t want to be anyone’s burden.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I’m not a perfect person by any means, but I have a lot of integrity and I stand by my word.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I’m always looking for the next thing that’s going to make me a better person, a better actor, a better friend, a better partner, a better father.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I’m a well-rounded individual who has the ability to do a lot of things, and I think that’s what makes me different from a lot of other people.” – Robert Downey Jr.
“I’m not much for sitting around and feeling sorry for myself. I’ve got a pretty good life, and I’m going to make the best of it.” – Robert Downey Jr.