Quotes by Ian Somerhalder

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We cannot progress as a society, as a people, if we lack compassion more...

You want a love that consumes you, you want passion and adventure and even a little danger. more...

My grandmother was this unbelievably smart, phenomenally cool woman and [soap operas] were just always on in her house. I just realized that I live in a soap opera, and it's awesome. more...

We ultimately have to find truth in the material, and I think that transfers onto the screen. Obviously there's varying degrees of it, and we don't get it right all the time [laughs], but I think when it feels grounded, it's because we recognize the truth in the material. more...

Animal cruelty is one of the most unfortunate and barbaric demonstrations of human beings manipulating ill conceived notions of 'power' over other species. more...

True statement: Live it, love it, leave the wold better off than when you got here. more...

We depend on nature. Now, nature's depending on us. more...

Laughter is the best medicine...smilin g is second more...

We love things that are dangerous yet sexy. We love things that are powerful and wise. more...

Looking around the world at these wildlife, it's abundantly clear that humans have benefited from nature in so many ways but have also brought many species to the brink of extinction...The American people that I interact with through my IS Foundation work do not want to allow this to happen; they do not want to let these species go without a fight; and they see the way in which nature provides for people around the world. more...

Social media is changing the world, and we're all here whitnessing it. more...

A thought for today: 'People change and forget to tell each other,' more...

Animal cruelty is one of the most unfortunate and barbaric demonstrations of human beings manipulating ill conceived notions of "power" over other species. more...

I work with the Humane Society a lot and have three rescue cats. more...

I don't want to see blood spewing out but I don't mind it in controlled environment. Does it make me squeamish? No. more...

It's so great to show up at work and truly enjoy every word you say. more...

My great-grandchildren will not be able to enjoy the Gulf Coast of Louisiana the way I have. more...

Species conversation is beyond a doubt an issue that truly matters to the American public. more...

Acting is such a huge part of my life. It really allows me to have a creative outlet and to actually be able to have an outlet to discuss openly the things that truly I think are relevant in the world, that make a difference. more...

I appreciate the response and the support of fans, of people who actually don't mind watching me on screen... I just don't ever want to jeopardize that. more...

I'm never running for office. I love being able to speak to members of Congress or members of the Senate and floating on either side, because it takes all of us. It's going to take both of them. more...

I grew up as a country boy. more...

I never wanted to be one of those actors with a political agenda. more...

The coming together of like-minded individuals through action is what's needed to see wide spread change for us, our planet and its creatures. more...

I aim to direct as much as I act at some point in time. more...

I'm not a negative person. more...

The quality of life is so much higher anyplace you can ski in the morning and surf in the evening - there's something to be said for that. more...

Before vampires were aesthetically appealing, they were physical anomalies and ostracized outsiders whom we banished to the dark, and they didn't have the appeal that they do now. more...

I just want to make it clear that I have been working since I was ten years old. more...

I never had any backlash from the model-turned-actor thing. more...

The film business creates a large amount of waste, and I'm not immune to waste in the business. more...

There are certain places in the world that are kind of energy vortexes, which are phenomenal. more...

What we're doing to the planet is inexcusable. more...

As an actor, you always think that whatever job you have is going to be your last. In some way, shape or form, you think you're going to screw it up and you're never going to work again. more...

I've never been on a TV show for more than a season and you have to continually keep it interesting and you have to keep it connected, even as you change. more...

You spend enough time on set as an actor and it's great when a director was at some point an actor or understands acting. They're able to finesse performances out of you that a lot directors can't get. more...

Lack of time and money create really bad green practices. more...

I'm a good driver. more...

I have been doing commercials on camera since I was ten. more...

I want to bulk up. I'm a skinny guy. more...

I'm from the gulf coast of Louisiana. more...

If you love someone when you're 20 and you carry that love with you until you're 90, it's not going to be the same dynamic. more...

It's really cool to see the transformation of reading something on a page and it coming to life. more...

You don't always win, but every time you lose, you get better. more...

Going green doesn't start with doing green acts - it starts with a shift in consciousness. This shift allows you to recognize that with every choice you make, you are voting either for or against the kind of world you wish to see. When you assume this as a way of being, your choices become easier. Using a reusable water bottle, recycling and making conscious daily consumer choices are just a few... more...

Even if you disagree w/me-I HAVE TO STAND,like you FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IN.WITH ALL MY HEART AND MIND more...

We are the environment. The world is literally one biological process. The trees are our lungs. Look at the Amazon River system next to a human cardiovascular system, look at corals or trees and look at our lungs, you literally cannot tell the difference. They're the same. So when we destroy our environment, we're effectively destroying ourselves. more...

Nina Dobrev makes my job easy, its hard not to melt when she looks at you with those doe eyes. more...

I mean it's never a problem making out with Nina Dobrev, I mean that's always really cool! more...

It's cool not growing old. I like being the eternal stud. more...

I've been in love. It's painful, pointless and overrated. more...

You cant get anywhere without the people who have come into your life. more...

Men are intimidated by smart women. They make us want to kick up our game more. more...

The environment is in us, not outside of us. The trees are our lungs, the rivers our bloodstream. We are all interconnected, and what you do to the environment ultimately you do to yourself. more...

Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners. more...

I wanted to take part in this campaign because it's so easy to forget the many women who live their lives in fear because of domestic violence. Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners. more...

It's impossible to imagine our planet without coral. more...

Every love story needs a catalyst of some sort. more...

I don't care how hot a girl is - if she doesn't like animals, it would be a major, major problem. more...

There are always decades that interest people. For me, that's the Roaring Twenties. more...

I have a million acquaintances but just two or three true friends. I can't hide anything from them. more...

You can't get anywhere without the people who have come into your life. more...

A lot of things that happen in the world make me a bit crazy. more...

I can't let time move on without fighting tooth and nail and hopefully being a part of a revolution that is positive. more...

Love is tested in so many ways. How do I articulate this? Two people are together. There are stakes, strife, struggles, all these things that make us fall for someone, love someone even more, leave someone. more...

I'm from New Orleans. There's a lot of vampire mystique and mythology that resonates there, and I was fascinated by it. I always wanted to play one. more...

I don't ever want anything to come in the way of me truthfully telling a story. more...

I mean, there are some amazing storytelling being done on the small screen right now. That's what so cool about being in television right now. Studios, networks are starting to throw more resources, better writers, more production values... and to be part of that is awesome. more...

To explore different parts of yourself and different emotional lives... not to hide from who you are but to actually explore who you are. more...

When you're really close to someone, they can make fun of you a lot and get away with it. But they sort of poke you in all of the right places. more...

I don't know how to do anything else other than be an actor. If I wasn't in this, I would be in alternative energy and conservation. more...

Oceans are one of the most important things in the world now and that is a national security threat of the United States of America, to be honest with you. That is why seeing the habitat destroyed is so short-sighted by us. more...

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. It's the same way with women... or at least the ones I want to be with. more...

Maybe one of the only things I do well: I cook like a maniac! I would be a chef if I weren't an actor. more...

The most underused, under-appreciated group of people in the world is our youth. more...

I have the attention span of a mosquito from multitasking and all the things that have affected my poor little brain. more...

No one knows what women want! more...

I can write with absolutely perfect penmanship with my feet. If I broke both my arms, I could still write a girl a love letter using just my toes. more...

We're made up of energy, so who's to say you can't transmit through electrical means? If you could transmit yourself wirelessly, then it's Armageddon pretty much. more...

I kind of think too much, I try do too many things at once. more...

I've sorta learned that I'm so tired of taking myself so seriously. It's so great to show up at work and truly enjoy every word you say. more...

Kids are meeting in coffee shops and basements figuring out what's unsustainable in their communities. That's the future. more...

Models-turned-actors are a bit of a cliche... It is a huge cliche but you have to look at the positive aspects. I learned a lot about the world and took a lot of knowledge away from it. more...

I've got a lot of letters from prison. Lost was a big prison show. But it's really crazy when you get the letter that says, 'So, I'm getting out in three months, I've only been in for 17 years and I'd really like to meet you.' more...

You do' always win, but every time you lose, you get better. more...

Going green does' start with doing green acts - it starts with a shift in consciousness. This shift allows you to recognize that with every choice you make, you are voting either for or against the kind of world you wish to see. When you assume this as a way of being, your choices become easier. Using a reusable water bottle, recycling and making conscious daily consumer choices are just a few... more...

We are the environment. The world is literally one biological process. The trees are our lungs. Look at the Amazon River system next to a human cardiovascular system, look at corals or trees and look at our lungs, you literally cannot tell the difference. They"re the same. So when we destroy our environment, we"re effectively destroying ourselves. more...

I mean it's never a problem making out with Nina Dobrev, I mean that's always really cool! more...

It's one of those things that hits you when you're not even looking for it. It's a moment when you find those words surging through your mind - "I feel so alive right now." There's varying degrees of it. Acting definitely makes me feel so remarkably alive. Sitting on a beach or walking through nature makes me come alive always. more...

What I've started to realize is that social media is not just technology - it's become its own entity, full of energy waves. These energy waves could be a Tweet about something you are furious about, like the Keystone Pipeline, or a piece of legislation. Instantly, energy surrounds and adds traction, influence, making it come alive more...

Within hours, tweetted piece of information you've just doled out has become a monsoon, a hurricane of tangible energy that is literally circulating the world. It's helped me sense the undeniable truth of quantum consciousness, the whole butterfly effect. I witness it daily. Being witness to it not only makes me come alive, it enables me to maintain hope. more...

The word love carries the same vibration in any language. You probably know this guy, you probably had dinner with him yesterday. The Japanese water crystal guy? more...

Whether that expansion is towards the beings around you or flora, fauna, and creatures. Love has so many unique yet consistent forms. People like Branson - he's an idea guru. Guys like Allan Savory - he's like Father Earth. Allan has literally discovered how to stop desertification and make Africa come alive with plant life. In each of its forms, love has an infinite scope of potential expansion, all of which I see leading to growth. more...

Commitment is making a choice to follow through or to honor. Engagement and guarantee - we all love guarantees in life. Making a commitment, whether it's for something like climate change or to my family, or even to my fans - what that means to me is, whether on paper or verbally or spiritually, making a promise to guarantee that I will fulfill whatever agreement we have. more...

Usually you just use these words: "I give you my, I make this commitment to you, I honor this idea between us." For me, commitment boils down to honor. Because you make a commitment to protect our environment, you make a commitment to species preservation, you make a commitment to stop things like human trafficking. You make a commitment to stop smoking, to eat better. Typically, something that is positive. A positive notion of honor. more...

I feel vulnerable when I have no choice. It segues into every facet of life, whether it's love, work, family, or conservation. Here it is: the whole reason that I started the Ian Somerhalder Foundation was the feeling of complete vulnerability during the BP oil spill. more...

There is no differentiation between all living things: trees, river, animals, and humans. We are all one interdependent organism, so our focus may seem broad but each element interacts with the other. We have so many phenomenal eyes, skills, and hands on deck. It's mind-blowingly exciting. more...

Our Animal Sanctuary initiative has many layers. We are aiming to create a place where abandoned and bullied creatures come together with bullied youth. We feel that bullies have leadership abilities, albeit these abilities are totally skewed and misdirected. more...

Through the art of personal development, we see an opportunity for these animals to inspire compassion, essentially creating a path to deep personal growth. This program [Animal sanctuary] will deploy ISF's youth development program, U Factor. The program helps youth identify their passion, cultivate their talent, amplify their purpose, and connect the younger generation to diminishing species and biodiversity. more...

It's the coolest thing - showing young, bright, and creative people that compassion and a compassionate life is the richest way to live. When you live that life, you create progress, productivity, and innovation. more...

The sanctuary would be the epicenter for the foundation. We'll have think tanks there. It's going to be a really, really amazing place. As an educational home base, we will also focus on the development of sustainable agriculture initiative. It's a huge project but one I am exceptionally passionate about. more...

Providing clean, efficient solar/electric generators to industries such as oil companies, spanning from film and event production, construction, disaster relief, agriculture, forestry, and nonprofit organizations. We're literally helping green oil companies, helping them find ways to pollute less while creating jobs. When I look at the breadth of positive impact these technologies can have, I truly get excited. Imagine a generator where ZERO fuel is used! more...

There are so many ways to help, by either sharing your skills or expertise, joining our board of directors or advisory boards, and donating. Regardless of what or how you share with ISF, we recognize that we don't have all the answers, and that solutions lie not in commonality but in diversity. Welcoming a broad range of thinkers, creators, and doers is what makes this organization thrive. more...

So many people are working in industries that don't inspire them, to pay the bills and survive. In an ideal world, everyone would get paid to work within their passion and expand in their talents. If you have a skill, a passion, and a love for creating change, the best way to support us is to co-create with us. more...

People have amazing ideas. The main problem - I won't call it a problem, let's call it a roadblock - is if you use the analogy of a convoy of vehicles going to help a distress situation: they have all the resources needed (food, medicine, everything they need), and as the convoy is traveling, there's a rockslide. You can't get through the road. What good does any of that stuff do when you can't get it to where it needs to go? more...

When you look at the sheer volume of paper usage in the U.S. alone, it's truly frightening: paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, writing paper. Our consumption of trees is endless. more...

We have so many alternatives, like kenaf. It produces more crop, it's hardier, and creates incredible paper products. Why are we deforesting for pulp and paper when we have a logical and efficient solution in plants like kenaf or bamboo? It doesn't make sense to me at all. I'm inviting anyone else who thinks the same to reach out and get involved with our think tanks around creating tree free alternatives ASAP. more...

Water conservation goes hand in hand with education. Teaching people that if you literally run the water while you brush your teeth - we go through 602 million gallons a day of waste in the United States because people are used to hearing the water run while they brush their teeth. more...

If you look at all different facets, where does it come from? Education. It comes from empowerment of young people. Because the bureaucracies that are in place now, they're not going to change, they're not going to stop. more...

If you want change, it has to be generational. We have this unbelievable opportunity to make that change. Entertainment enables us to entice and educate mass audiences into a shift of consciousness. more...

I am seeing a resurgence of entertainment that not only entertains, but inspires, evokes, and moves. I am seeing strength in the ability of artistic expression to change our future. more...

Fracking is our biggest enemy right now in the U.S. Actually, not just in the U.S., because all our water systems are interconnected. Whether you're reading this in New York State or in Japan, fracking is screwing you over. more...

What is it that we need to do to explain to the public exactly is what is happening? We are destroying our precious water resources at this alarming rate, and again, why? When we have so many viable alternatives? "Oh,alternative power is too expensive, what about the jobs" - this is dinosaur thinking. more...

Oil is dead, on its way to extinction. As a group of citizens we must speak up and act towards ending fracking. Let your government know you will not tolerate a technology that not only poisons your family but our creature family at large; let them know you want sustainable power and all the jobs that will come with that new growth. more...

I learned from my past, and I now employ those lessons going forward, looking to the future - don't you think it's about time our government did, too? more...

Very little makes me feel vulnerable these days. I hit my absolute apex of vulnerability when I returned to my home state of Louisiana, during the Gulf oil spill disaster, and witnessed mass devastation to every demonstration of life surrounding me - from grass, trees, bayous, insects, to animals and people - we all felt demolished. more...

More than ever, it's very apparent that we are strapped for natural resources. We configure and reconfigure to try and find a way to maintain natural assets, when, ultimately, we are overlooking the most abundant, dynamic, and powerful resource we have available to us - our youth. more...

The youth have a prodigious talent for inventing progressive ideas and alternative courses of action that elude the jaded, in-the-box minds of worn-down adults. more...

If we take our youth seriously, provide tools to strengthen their natural prowess, and empower them to make the changes they want to see in the world, then this planet and her creatures have the chance to heal and flourish. more...

Growing up in rural Louisiana, the ecosystem around our home wove harmoniously into our family and into our daily life. Every life lesson that trickled its way into my being came from a mutually respectful relationship between the environment and my family. more...

If we recognize the interconnectedness of the changes our planet needs, we become true solutionaries and our united power is unparalleled. more...

We all exist in a time of widespread exponential growth. We are busier than ever. When things pile sky-high on top of each other, I try to take a moment to: breathe, smile, repeat. This mantra helps me align to the reality outside of the superfluous noise. more...

Your strongest ally or your greatest teacher may be sitting within reach, unbeknownst to you. more...

Collaboration - the ultimate intertwining of skills, passions, and knowledge - is what concocts the most shatterproof forms of changemaking. more...

We will, at some point, reflect back at our rampant acceptance of speciesism with profound regret. Our journey to understanding that all demonstrations of life possess equal value is a slow and harrowing one. more...

The will to live that possesses us to create medicine, to become firefighters or teachers, is the same will to live that is woven into all living beings. more...

We are all dropped into our lives on this planet with a limited amount of time and cosmic understanding, yet we know one thing for certain: we wish to live. We share this yearning for life and love with all the beings that fly, grow, slither or swim amongst us. more...

I was pretty shocked to learn that as many as 30,000 elephants are being killed every year to fuel the ivory trade, despite an international ban since 1989, and that 60% of forest elephants have already been wiped out. At this rate, experts say populations will become extinct in the next decade. No one needs ivory. more...

Let's unite our impassioned voices to combat climate change. The time is now. more...

Acting definitely makes me feel so remarkably alive. more...

Sitting on a beach or walking through nature makes me come alive always. more...

Thirty years ago, if you wanted to start a campaign against or for something, you had to print flyers, you had to make a million phone calls. Remember presidential campaigns and stuff? It was a very laborious thing. Now we can literally talk to each other in a nanosecond. more...

I'm starting to realize there's no stopping us now. An idea, a feeling, a movement can't just be squashed. It's impossible now. more...

The word love carries the same vibration in any language. more...

Love has so many unique yet consistent forms. more...

In each of its forms, love has an infinite scope of potential expansion, all of which I see leading to growth. more...

We the people are the change makers. more...

Policymakers are not the change makers. Because policymakers can't make policy unless we allow them. more...

We all love guarantees in life. more...

For me, commitment boils down to honor. more...

I love the media, I live with the media. more...

There is no differentiation between all living things: trees, river, animals, and humans. more...

I don't need to make money destroying my environment. Why don't I just love it and figure out a way to be more sustainable? more...

My mom spent every dollar she ever had on getting me modeling/acting classes when I was a kid. I'm really grateful for that foresight. She's brilliant, kind, and so loving as a mother. I was told a million times in a day that she loved me. more...

All the women in my life have really made my life what it is, and I feel so fortunate, so whole because of them. more...

I see massive potential for entertainment to create wide sweeping change. more...

It's the diversity of intelligence, the diversity of creativity, that is so very much necessary to creating whole solutions. more...

Ideas need collective thought. more...

Why are we deforesting for pulp and paper when we have a logical and efficient solution in plants like kenaf or bamboo? It doesn't make sense to me at all. more...

We need to do as much as we can from every direction or we will surpass that two-degree climate increase. Actually, the science is showing we are already en route to surpassing two degrees. more...

Let's reuse whatever we have now, stop making more of it, take what we gather, and make - whether it's car parts, computer cases, anything that we can use. more...

We're destroying our water supplies like you can't even imagine. more...

I learned that Canadians are furious because Canada is exporting water to the United States. Their lakes are shrinking because they're selling water to the U.S. We water our golf courses and every ice cream shop and every coffee shop in the country because the health inspector has said you have to have a steady stream of water cleaning your spoons that you're frothing milk with and their ice cream scoopers. Are you kidding me? We're wasting all this water while we're sucking it from Canada and they're watching their lakes shrink? more...

The bureaucracies that are in place now, they're not going to change, they're not going to stop. more...

If you want change, it has to be generational. more...

I am seeing strength in the ability of artistic expression to change our future. more...

Oil is dead, on its way to extinction. more...

Think about this: If water is the blood of our planet flowing through veinous rivers, streams, and into our oceans, what does that make coral? Our heart. We simply cannot survive without our heart; therefore, it's mandatory we heal and protect our coral reefs now. more...

Together, we can bring our planet's heartbeat back. more...

Sleeping with a witch would probably be pretty interesting. I hear that, and I understand that. more...

The only way I'm going to be able to really, truly live a moment is if it actually means something to me. more...

The world is so tremendously spectacular that every visual, sense, and sparked connection swells my unrestrained passion for life. I find I feel this the most when I am immersed in nature and sliding into the bloodstream of the wilderness. more...

The symphonic sounds of nature awaken every cell in my body and, in that moment, without a doubt, I am truly alive. more...

Every life lesson that trickled its way into my being came from a mutually respectful relationship between the environment and my family. We were raised to appreciate the teachings of animals and the untouched magnificence of raw natural beauty. This understanding of our precious and complex ecosystem has carried me throughout every chapter of my life and is a significant column of my identity. more...

If we were to focus our attention on one particular problem and neglect the others, we would fail to see the true scope of our current global issues. The changes made in that form of thinking are limited and self-contained. more...

We all exist in a time of widespread exponential growth. We are busier than ever. more...

Whether it's physically having a visual of what you want to accomplish in front of you, like a running list or a vision board, or mentally visualizing and taking time to meditate, having a vision of what you are running for keeps you from running for the sake of running. more...

It's not who you know, it's who you don't know. more...


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