Hugh Jackman quotes

Born
12 October 1968, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Occupation
Actor.

Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor.

Breakfast is my specialty. I admit it’s the easiest meal to cook, but I make everything with a twist, like lemon ricotta pancakes or bacon that’s baked instead of fried.
– Hugh Jackman

When you dance, your body just wants to find its natural weight. I’m naturally a lot more Tommy Tune than I am Wolverine.
– Hugh Jackman

I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids’ parties for about three years.
– Hugh Jackman

I’m quite a competitive person, so I do quite like to win.
– Hugh Jackman

You have to eat before you train. Otherwise, that really intense training, after about 40 minutes you start to flag.
– Hugh Jackman

Anyone who thinks they’re indispensible is fooling themselves.
– Hugh Jackman

I’d sell my soul for a good cause.
– Hugh Jackman

I have two children and it’s amazing how in tune they are with nature, with light, with smells, with time.
– Hugh Jackman

Australians are coffee snobs. An influx of Italian immigrants after World War II ensured that – we probably had the word ‘cappuccino’ about 20 years before America. Cafe culture is really big for Aussies. We like to work hard, but we take our leisure time seriously.
– Hugh Jackman

To get down to the quick of it, respect motivates me – not success.
– Hugh Jackman

Actually, I graduated from university as a journalist.
– Hugh Jackman

But in another world, another life, probably growing up in another country, I might have been more of a dancer.
– Hugh Jackman

Your wife is always right. Very simple. I think I’m going to get it tattooed on my forehead.
– Hugh Jackman

To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.
– Hugh Jackman

It dawned on me that acting was what I wanted to do with my life. Nothing had ever touched my heart like acting did.
– Hugh Jackman

Now I meet people with full-color Wolverine tattoos on their backs. Thank God I did okay, because I think if I hadn’t, they’d spit on me in the street.
– Hugh Jackman

I’m quite an independent person, and I had to be. As a boy and growing into a young man I had to look out for myself. And now I’m very family-oriented. It’s a big priority in my life.
– Hugh Jackman

That’s all about the natural order of things, the idea of nature protecting children but also children protecting nature.
– Hugh Jackman

I’m an actor who believes we all have triggers to any stage of emotion. It’s not always easy to find but it’s still there.
– Hugh Jackman

One of things I’d love to do one day is a Shakespeare with Trevor Nunn. I’ve done musicals with him, but never Shakespeare. There’s no one better.
– Hugh Jackman

Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.
– Hugh Jackman

It’s absolutely physically demanding to play the role of Wolverine. There’s a lot of action, and I try to do as much of it as I can because it’s better for the audience.
– Hugh Jackman

We feel that there are so many kids who need adopting. We thought we’d do it after having a couple of our own, but we just changed our mind.
– Hugh Jackman

One thing I do personally started 20 years ago. I started meditating, and I know twice a day I can kind of let everything drop. It’s just about being quiet, like drawing back the day, and it allows me to have energy.
– Hugh Jackman

Singing is incredibly physical.
– Hugh Jackman

I’m not a loner at all.
– Hugh Jackman

When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.
– Hugh Jackman

I feel so lucky to have both a son and a daughter, because there’s a different relationship with each of them.
– Hugh Jackman

Because I believe actually the more you do something, the less frightening it becomes because you start to realize the outcome is not as important as you think.
– Hugh Jackman

I’ve always felt that if you back down from a fear, the ghost of that fear never goes away. It diminishes people.
– Hugh Jackman

For Sunday breakfast, I make orange and ricotta pancakes, crepes and eggs. You know men, we usually go for breakfast because it’s the easiest thing to cook and then we try to make it seem fancy.
– Hugh Jackman

With age, you see people fail more. You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid? You keep going. Luckily, I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself.
– Hugh Jackman

Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don’t get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don’t have to do as much, like you don’t go on as many outings.
– Hugh Jackman

I got hooked on espresso when I visited Italy at 18, but these days I prefer a ‘flat white.’ It’s like a small latte with less milk – they’re popular in Australia.
– Hugh Jackman

My mum and I are, in many ways, quite similar. We’re both creative, gregarious, and energetic.
– Hugh Jackman

I never wanted to go longer than five years off the stage. Not necessarily musicals, but just doing a play or something.
– Hugh Jackman