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Robert Downey Jr Quotes That’ll Teach You Life Lessons

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We are sharing Robert Downey Jr Quotes that’ll teach you life lessons. His life is so hard and inspiring. So you can be inspired by his thoughts.

Robert Downey Jr. is one of the finest and popular actors in the world. He is a Hollywood actor. He is famous all over the world because of the superhit films “Iron Man”, “Sherlock Holmes” and “Chaplin.”

Robert Downey Jr. Birthday Date: He was born on April 4, 1965, in Manhattan, New York, to the home of Robert Downey Sr.

His father is a retired American actor, director, producer, writer, and cinematographer. and mother Elsie Ford. Her mother was an actress. Elsie was the one who instilled Robert’s tendency towards acting.

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Robert Downey Jr. Life Story: Robert also started acting at a very young age. At the age of just five, he did his first film “Pound”. This film was made by Robert’s father. He still played minor roles in many of his father’s films. His father was a drug addict. He allowed his son to consume marijuana only when he was 6, which is harmful to health. Robert was a child age then, so he did not understand all these things. He also started taking drugs like his father. When he was 8, he too was addicted to drugs. Robert’s childhood was very difficult. His parents divorced and moved to Los Angeles with his father. He used to take drugs there too.

At the age of 16, he gave up studies and came back to New York to live with his mother. He moved towards films again and worked in many films from 1983 to 1990. They started coming in the public eye, but their habit of taking drugs continued.

In 1990, he tried to get rid of the drug several times, but each time despair came. Now his career was gaining momentum in Hollywood. He had also created an image of a great actor in the eyes of the media. Some of his films were also huge hits.

He was nominated for an Oscar Award in 1992 for his acting in the Chaplin film. While his acting was being praised on the one hand, on the other hand, there was also condemnation due to drug addiction and being surrounded in controversies.

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They got married in 1992 and stayed away from controversies for about three-four years. Then one day he suddenly got imprisoned for one year for taking drugs. He spent a year in jail where other prisoners beat him. This was the most difficult period in Robert’s life. After his release from jail, his wife also sent him a divorce notice. In 2001, he had been arrested several times.

In 2004, his life took a new turn. When they met Susan Downey. The two got married in 2005. Susan Downey puts a condition in front of Robert that if they want to live together, they have to give up drugs. Robert chose Susan between drugs and Susan. Slowly, he started distancing himself from drugs. Although it was difficult at the beginning, But he said goodbye to this addition.

While he worked in several films meanwhile, the most important moment of his life came when he was offered the role of Tony Stark for “Iron Man”. He accepted the offer and after that, he became a box office star. He received a lot of love from all over the world. Every film since then was a blockbuster. Such as The Avengers, Captain America Civil War, Sherlock Holmes, etc. Today Robert is known as ‘Iron Man’ all over the world.

He’s also topped the Forbes’ list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors for three straight years.

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Aside from his unbelievable talent and trademark quirk, how he turned his life around and got back on his feet is all kinds of inspiring.

So here some of the best quotes from Robert Downey Jr. that’ll teach you Life Lessons.

Robert Downey Jr Quotes

  • “I know very little about acting. I’m just an incredibly gifted faker.” – Robert Downey Jr.

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  • “The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “I don’t need an Iron Man suit. I’m already a weapon of mass seduction.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff.” – Robert Downey Jr.

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  • “Mediocrity is my biggest fear. I’m not afraid of total failure because I don’t think that will happen. I’m not afraid of success because that beats the hell out of failure. It’s being in the middle that scares me.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “Look, even bad years are pretty good years I think.” – Robert Downey Jr.

“I’ve noticed that worrying is like praying for you don’t want to happen.”


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  • “Nothings a break for me. Not even the breaks are breaks.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “Discipline for me is about respect. It’s not even about self-respect; it’s about respect for life and all it offers.” – Robert Downey Jr.

best robert downey jr. quotes on success

  • “Whenever I watch someone doing something, even if it doesn’t turn out so great, I at least admire their intentions and stuff.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “I always think part of success is being able to replicate results, taking what is interesting or viable about yourself as a professional person and seeing if you bring it into different situations with similar results.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “I’m not 40 yet. I wouldn’t even bother comparing myself to Chaplin.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “When you have a good script you’re almost in more trouble than when you have a terrible script.” – Robert Downey Jr.

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  • “I want to give myself the freedom not to have to be projecting my whole life ahead.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it.” – Robert Downey Jr.

“Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the f*&k you were gonna do anyway.”


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  • “Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “It’s really not that difficult to overcome these seemingly ghastly problems…what’s hard is to decide.” – Robert Downey Jr.

robert downey jr. quotes

  • “It’s hard to get out of the barrel. It’s slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “There’s somewhere you’re supposed to go, and if you get quiet enough, you’ll make it.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “I just don’t like big guys who speak cryptically and act like they understand the language better than me.” – Robert Downey Jr.

robert downey jr. quotes

  • “I think that we all do heroic things, but her is not a noun, it’s a verb” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “People never change because they are under threat or under duress. Never. They change because they see something that makes their life seem valuable enough to start moving toward a life worth living.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “I have a sense of destiny that you are led to the things you are supposed to do.” – Robert Downey Jr.

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  • “I’ve always felt like an outsider in this industry. Because I’m so insane I guess.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “Worrying is like praying for something that you don’t want to happen.” – Robert Downey Jr.

robert downey jr. quotes

  • “You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “There is unpanned gold in every soul you run into, no matter what walk of life they are from.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “You need to know what to do when the sun is not shining.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “To me, friendship means loving tolerance.” – Robert Downey Jr.

robert downey jr. quotes

  • “Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “People rise out of the ashes, because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “There’s a little bit of asshole in every nice guy, and there’s a little bit of genius in every moron.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “Job one is to get out of that cave. A lot of people do get out but don’t change.” – Robert Downey Jr.

robert downey jr. quotes

  • “I don’t want to go all Michael Jackson on you, but I never really had a childhood.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “The higher the stakes, the happier I am, the better I will be.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “Sometimes you just gotta be drop-kicked out of the nest.” – Robert Downey Jr.

robert downey jr. quotes

  • “I understand reversal of fortune; that usually has come through my own hand, but you know, you live life on life’s terms.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “I just think it’s good to be confident. If I’m not on my team why should anybody else be?” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “Everyone has a story, and the story changes, and the more I can root into the truth of things – it’s so hard – I don’t think anyone ever really puts it all together. But somewhere along the way, it all became fused.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “I think it’s miraculous that anybody survives themselves.” – Robert Downey Jr.

robert downey jr. quotes

  • “It’s hard to get out of the barrel. It’s slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “I’ve always felt that if you’re not on your side, why should anyone else be. So I always encourage people to be confident, and sometime even a little falsely so, just so you can give yourself an opportunity.” – Robert Downey Jr.
  • “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you the confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Robert Downey Jr.

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