Joseph Gordon-Levitt quotes

Born
February 17, 1981, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actor, director.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an American actor and director.

I think some of the best actors ever were little kids.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It’s less about what you do and more about who you are doing it with.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

As soon as you are trying to be funny or dramatic, that’s when things start feeling fake and boring.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Press is basically a created story. It’s all just stories.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The only thing I want to do is stuff with people who care about what they’re doing.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

If you’re going to put yourself above everybody else, you might end up alone.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

We’re all beautiful. We all deserve attention.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

I have a really terrible sense of direction.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Even today, in our progressive times, in most movies that come out, the men have to have biceps and the women have to be thin or something.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

One thing that stays pretty consistent for all my jobs is, I listen to a lot of music while I’m working.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

When I was Younger, I wanted to be something.Now, I just want to be younger.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

While I’m not a celebrity, it’s such a weird concept that society has cooked up for us. Astronauts and teachers are much more amazing than actors.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

I was just watching baby videos of me and I was obviously an exhibitionist.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Success is not important to me, nor are power or money. If the script feels good, then I’m in. It’s that simple.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Internet is allowing us to get back to what’s really more natural, which is that storytelling is a shared thing. It’s our natural way to be communal.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

I didn’t want to just work within Hollywood when I started a production company. I wanted to be able to collaborate with great artists from all over the world.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Actors didn’t use to be celebrities. A hundred years ago, they put the theaters next to the brothels.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

There’s something really appealing about the simplicity of black-and-white images.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

My dad never blew anything up, but he probably had friends who did. He and my mom have always preached that the pen is mightier than a Molotov cocktail.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

There’s no royalty in America, so people deify actors.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

My personal belief is that everything is always happening all at once.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The element of surprise wasn’t allowed near the Periodic Table.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

If you’re going to put yourself above everybody else, you might end up alone.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Normally, it’s difficult for me to watch a movie that I’m in.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

When I was 20, I went to Paris and tried to meet French women. It didn’t work.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The most valiant thing you can do as an artist is inspire someone else to be creative.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Most scripts are bad. I read a lot of them.
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt