Quotes by Jared Leto

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I get a terminal dissatisfaction on films. If I was bad in one scene, it's impossible to let go. And it can make or break my day. If I drank, I would probably drink a lot. more...

When advertising is great, it's transcendent. It's art. more...

The bridge between reality and a dream is work. more...

Remember; the only way to fight negativity is with positivity. Stay focused on the dreams. more...

Your heart is like glass, if it breaks, it's pretty hard to put it back together again. more...

Sometimes to find the light, you have to go through the deepest darkness. more...

There are some people who might look better if you smacked them in the head with a baseball bat. more...

You know it's a perverted crowd when a guy is screaming at you to take your shirt off. more...

I just think it's really important to be yourself and not trying to be something you're not. more...

I like Fashion but Fashion doesn't really like me, obviously. more...

To find yourself, you must first lose yourself more...

This is a song called 'The Kill.' But don't be scared, it's a nice song. About losing your mind. more...

If you're walking the path of the dreamer, everything is possible. more...

Love isn't who you can see yourself with. It's who you can't see yourself without. more...

I was raised around a lot of artists, musicians, photographers, painters and people that were in theater. Just having the art-communal hippie experience as a child, there wasn't a clear line that was drawn. We celebrated creative experience and creative expression. We didn't try and curtail it and stunt any of that kind of growth. more...

I don't know, when I was a kid, when I would see shows that changed my life, I would go to see shows where there was my mother taking us to see classic rock concerts, like Zeppelin, or when I saw Pink Floyd or when I saw, you know, when I was a little older, and I saw Nine Inch Nails, and I saw The Cure. more...

I think that to explore the uncomfortable and the politically incorrect is the job of the artist. more...

Music is subjective to everyone's unique experience. more...

I've always liked Saturn. But I also have some sympathy for Pluto because I heard it's been downgraded from a planet, and I think it should remain a planet. Once you've given something planetary status it's kind of mean to take it away. more...

Teens are always shown as one dimensional. They're stereotyped. When I was in high school, I cared about more than getting a date or making the team. more...

When you make music, you're in really direct contact with your fans out there, so you hear all kinds of stories. more...

It gives us a look into a world that's very much like 'Traffic' was for drugs, this movie is for gun running. Dark at times, but I think Nic Cage is an incredible person to watch and very entertaining. more...

So I started to learn Russian and I was one of those probably way too eager, annoying young actor kids who was trying to change all my lines to Russian, much to the dismay of the director and Nic Cage. more...

I used to like to break into other people's houses and sit in their rooms. I found it very comforting to be in someone's empty house. more...

My mother is very, very smart and commands respect because she has a lot of respect for herself. more...

I showed up in L.A. with $500 and a backpack and I stayed at a shelter, so nobody handed me anything. I worked for every single thing that I have. more...

I think I remember from the offset I said, 'I've visited this territory. This isn't for me.' And then I read the script and I said, 'You know, this is completely something different. This is a whole new life.' more...

I understand a lot of the female needs. I'm not saying I know all of them all the time though. more...

I only did karaoke once in my life. It was with Courtney Love and it was a total disaster. She pulled me on stage in front of 500 people at a wedding. I'd never done karaoke before. more...

I kinda have the opposite of ADD. I have a hyper-focused disorder, where if there's a given task in front of me I really concentrate on that. more...

It's nice if people ask to use your song. You have to make a decision as an artist how you feel about that. more...

A very common thing these days is people show up and they ask us in the band to sign with a Sharpie right on their skin and they go get it tattooed the next day. Then they'll show up at another show and they'll have their tattoo. more...

He's an innocent in a lot of ways. He's a very simple person who really doesn't have the resources or the strength, ultimately, to handle the situation. more...

It's not like I'm hanging out at shopping malls or going to celebrity golf tournaments. I'm so in my own little world. I got my dog, my music, my brother, a couple of friends. more...

I was never interested in 'Teen Beat' like roles. I just wanted to work. more...

It's nice to be able to communicate digitally with people around the world. more...

I learned early on how to treat women by the examples that were set around me. more...

Andrew has talked about my character being the conscience of the film, the heart of the film. more...

It was a real honor to be able to work with someone like that that I've been watching since I was a kid. I mean, to play his brother left some people scratching their heads but something about it really worked. more...

I take computers practically apart and put them back together. I have a supercomputer I built over the years out of different computers. more...

You've got one life, live it. Follow your dreams, quit your job, drop out of school, tell your boyfriend that he's lousy and walk out the door. This is your time. This is your life. You know what? Dream as big as you want to, its the cheapest thing you'll ever do. more...

If you truly believe that your dreams will come a reality the possibilities are endless more...

Impossible is possible if you put your mind into it and don't give up. more...

I win and succeed only 'cause I fail so much. I fail all the time. I wrote 70 songs just to have 12 good ones. For the video I shot 60 hours of footage. 60 hours! To come up with an 8 minute video. So really I only win 'cause I fail. more...

Let's try and fail because through failure you learn more...

Sometimes you fall in love with a song 'cause it's new, it's exciting and you just birthed it. Then you fall out of love sometimes. But the strongest songs always survive and you come back and you fall in love all over again. more...

Be the person you want to be, not the person you have to be more...

It's okay to stand on your own two feet and to be different, to be yourself. more...

I'm constantly failing, but not upset about it. I think there's a great deal to learn from that. more...

I understand that coffee and cigarettes are cool, fashionable and all that. But agree the tea with cookies still taste better. more...

Well, girls love Justin Bieber... But real women have Letogasms more...

So many people have tried to get happiness and serenity from outside things; it's pretty much common knowledge that is a road to nowhere. I've never heard anybody say, 'Fame made me the complete person I am.' Well, I'm sure people have said it, but nobody I respect. more...

Follow your dreams.No matter what more...

Music should never be a job. It should be your hopes, your dreams and everything you believe in. more...

Thank God for the Italians, the most forgiving people of the world. And they sing so loud you can barely hear the music! more...

I like to employ the power of no. We all want to say yes, because with yes comes so much opportunity, but with the power of no comes focus and engagement. more...

Live your life for anyone but yourself more...

Be brave, fight for what you believe in and make your dreams your reality more...

You have to do the work. You have to make the opportunity. It doesn't find you, you find it. more...

Happiness is like the weather. Sometimes it's rainy, sometimes it's sunny, and you gotta just go through and accept what's there in front of you. more...

My proudest moment was when I was in high school, some jackass tried to give me a wedgy. I came prepared, I went commando. It tickled. more...

Don't ask for anyone's permission to follow your dreams more...

The purpose of life is to live your dreams, you should never smother your wishes. more...

Well, there was a time when we used to sacrifice goats, but then we all became vegans, so we've been sacrificing tofu before the shows! more...

I heard today (April 5) was the day Kurt passed away 17 years ago. Can't believe it's been that long. So grateful for his contribution and inspiration. Not sure I'd be doing this if it weren't for him. He gave us all permission to create no matter what our skill set and reminded me that dreams are possible. Thanks for that. This made me recall a short piece of film I shot when I heard they were making a film celebrating his life. I made it to explore the character and explore creative possibilities. I never sent it to the studio or to anyone but thought I'd share it now more...

Some people believe in God. I believe in music. Some people pray. I turn up the radio. more...

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints in our hearts and minds and we are never the same again. more...

If you are willing to walk the path of a dreamer, then anything is possibly. more...

It's about getting to a point in your life where you're ready to let go and move on and become the better version of yourself. more...

Approval isn't necessary. It's nice when you get it, but it's not going to stop us from being who we are. I mean, if I'd have listened to approval, I'd never have made it one day onstage. But to be criticized, if there's validity, as upset as you are, you can learn from it. more...

You know you're really famous when there's rumors about you being gay. more...

Learn to laugh at your problems, cause everybody else does. more...

I was and I still am a dreamer, that made me the person I am today more...

Follow no path. Make your own. more...

I'd prefer 1,000 followers, friends, and fans that actually meant something, rather than 10 million that weren't engaged. more...

I never think people are cheeering for us. In fact, i do' really hear them at all. more...

I could be your worst enemy. But i would rather have friends then enemies, and i go to great length to make that the case. There's much more reward in having friends. more...

When you're young, you do' know that you're poor, you just know whether or not you're happy. And i was happy, and loved. My mom did whatever she has to do to get by, and the lesson i learned from my childhood was that it's possible to pursue happiness, no matter where that pursuit may lead you. more...

I Lived on the street when i was a kid, i was' even at school, so i had a whole different set of experiences for those formative years. I was gone... i was in a very precarious place when i was younger. more...

We never want to be a band that keeps our fans at arm's length. This has always been about us and our fans together. We"ve been on an amazing journey with our fans already, but knowing that the best is still to come is a pretty exciting feeling for all of us. more...

I do' think [Requiem for a Dream] is for children, but I think if you went home and looked at the video games that your kids are playing, you"d be much more shocked. more...

Well, the experience for me making a film is the most profound one. I really do' have any business watching the movie so much. Maybe I could watch it for entertainment purposes, but you have so little input and control of the final product once you're done that I feel like I just would rather leave it alone. It kind of leaves me in a place where every film I do, I'm kind of having to reinvent and figure out how to start again fresh, and hopefully not repeat myself. more...

I"ve always liked Saturn. But I also have some sympathy for Pluto because I heard it's been downgraded from a planet, and I think it should remain a planet. Once you"ve given something planetary status it's kind of mean to take it away. more...

My coolest job was when I was 12 and I was a dishwasher at the Three Pigs Bar-B-Que for $2.50 an hour. All the fleabags and stoners worked there, so that's where I wanted to be. more...

All those reports that I sleep in my closet. I do' know how people get that. People are so obsessed with what you do at home. more...

No, I do' wear contacts, and contrary to what some people have said, I do not have a glass eye. more...

When I was a kid I was the king of mullets. If you're wearing a rock T-shirt and you're a fan of Rush - one of the greatest bands in the universe - you"ve got to have a mullet. more...

It's funny. I do' like onions but I like onion rings. What's up with that? more...

High school is a dark place; I hung out with "freaks." more...

The idea that I would ever end up on David Letterman or Jay Leno is horrifying. I am such a freak in comparison to most other twenty-five-year-old guys. I have no idea what other people are thinking. I'm not really in touch. more...

If I was ever a teen idol, I"d kill myself. more...

I never look at myself as a closet actor wanting to make music or a closet musician wanting to act - I'm very proud to do both and I do' put one above the other, I'm very grateful and excited by both opportunities - it's really a unique opportunity to do both. more...

I do' like doing interviews. I'm not pretending to be some super neurotic, hiding in my closet. I could care less about anybody knowing who I am, but I realize this is part of the game. Maybe if I really hated this whole public thing, I would go do plays in Hoboken. more...

I'm pretty masochistic. I kill myself for my craft - Literally more...

As artists, it's our job to delve into the uncomfortable, the difficult and the challenging. more...

If I was' making music I would probably be in the woods with a big deer....Talking to myself. more...

All of my roles have had their own unique set of challenges, and I enjoy that in some perverse, masochistic way. I'm always dying though! Maybe I have some kind of fetish. more...

Sometimes you have to fight in order to be free. more...

The challenges and how we deal with them: that's what defines us. Problems don't define us; it's our ability to overcome and transform. more...

In some ways you become who you really are, if you work hard enough on who you wish to be. more...

I've never made money from films, more...

No one has to give you permission to make music or make art. more...

On the one hand, how many people do you need to love you before you feel OK about yourself? more...

Labels are for cans, not for people. more...

I'm terminally dissatisfied. That's probably part of being an artist. more...

There are always going to be people that are judgmental that are going to say, 'Well, he was an actor first, so he doesn't have the right to be a musician,' or, 'I know him as this, so therefore I will never accept him as that.' I can't change those people. I can only be myself. And I can only keep making art. I can only do the best that I can. I am not going to spend my life trying to silence the critics. I'm going to do what I'm passionate about and follow my dreams. more...

You're weak. Be strong and it's easy. more...

I really enjoy learning about other people and I'm really curious about other people. more...

Art is really predicated upon the experiences that you've had in your life. You only have to share what you've consumed. more...

I come from a visual background, and I grew up around a lot of hippies and artists. My mom and my brother and I moved around a lot. We basically moved every couple of years, and I went to a lot of different schools. But creativity, for us, was always a way of life. It was never a job. Being an artist was a passion and a way of life. more...

One of the reasons I moved away from painting was because I eventually discovered that I wanted to deal more with motion, time, and performance - and that became a much bigger part of my life both as an actor and as a musician and someone who goes on stage and travels around the world and works on productions. more...

Louisiana is a place that you escape, not a place that you leave. more...

Follow your dreams, quit your job more...

Professionally, I don't necessarily have to adhere to a certain dress code. However, I think that comfort is crucial. Otherwise, you won't be able to have fun and express yourself. more...

I never really expected "Hurricane" to be censored and banned around the world, but I think the good thing that came from it was that it created a dialogue, a conversation, a debate and a discussion. And that's a great thing. It brought all of us together in a unique way. And it made us look a little deeper in ourselves. I think it's a good thing. more...

When I was a kid, I used to live in New York City. There was a guy named Michael Alig. He used to throw parties. And a couple of times, I even worked for him and his crew, and handed out fliers, and had my super-high shoes on, and wearing silver Saran Wrap around my head or something. It's a world I was really comfortable in: a world full of individuals. I think what I like about that world - besides my own personal interests - is the individualism, the investment in the self. more...

I always love to put hidden messages in my music videos, because I know there are people like me who, when they watch something, are really active, involved participants. I'm not usually a really passive listener or observer. So I do put those messages in there for people who spend a great deal of time [looking for them]. more...

As we breathe and live, have a conversation, and you look in someone's eyes, and you see a sunset or have an argument or read a book or see a painting or whatever you do, it influences you. And as you live your art, it changes and grows just like you and your soul or whatever you want to call it. For me, it's never-ending, I call it "the organizer of chaos." That's what I do with this and I present it in a way that I dream. So basically, I'm just sharing my dreams with all of you. more...

It's about getting to a point in your life where you're ready to let go and move on and become the better version of yourself. more...

Approval is' necessary. It's nice when you get it, but it's not going to stop us from being who we are. I mean, if I"d have listened to approval, I"d never have made it one day onstage. But to be criticized, if there's validity, as upset as you are, you can learn from it. more...

You know you're really famous when there's rumors about you being gay. more...

I'm not insane, I'm voluntarily indifferent to conventional rationality. more...

When you are living your dreams it does' feel like work, but it's important to take some time away for yourself. It's goot to make some time for your own company. more...

You have to do the work. You have to make the opportunity. It does' find you, you find it. more...

Happiness is like the weather. Sometimes it's rainy, sometimes it's sunny, and you gotta just go through and accept what's there in front of you. more...

All of my roles have had their own unique set of challenges, and I enjoy that in some perverse, masochistic way. I'm always dying though! Maybe I have some kind of fetish. more...

I tried to be someone else, but nothing seemed to change. I know now, this is who I really am inside. I've finally found myself, fighting for a chance. I know now, this is who I really am. more...

I tend to just go for it, and not worry about what people think, and just really try to have fun with things. more...

Dream big while you sleep, and even bigger when you're awake. more...

It's not only music. It's not only art. It's a community. It's a sense of having a place to belong. more...

The truth is, that I feel alone most of the time. I stopped believing in happiness, but I know that music makes me feel good. more...

Dreams are the result of a million choices, a billion failures, and a few successes. more...

If you're looking for Jesus Then get on your knees more...

Try and fail, but never fail to try! more...

Pray to your God, open your heart. Whatever you do, don't be afraid of the dark. more...

I'm not insane, I'm voluntarily indifferent to conventional rationality. more...

I fail enough and I beat myself up enough. I don't need anybody else to do it for me. more...

I've always been interested in leaders and rule breakers and artists and politicians more...

I had traveled to Russia and met with Snowden, which was a pretty involved meeting that required encrypted communication and the like. And it was fascinating because of who he is and what he's done. And more so because what's going on between our two countries, Russia and the U.S., and to meet Edward Snowden in Russia was unforgettable. more...

When you are living your dreams it doesn't feel like work, but it's important to take some time away for yourself. It's goot to make some time for your own company. more...

I never really wore Gucci. I never did. more...

Alessandro [Michele] has really done the impossible. He's taken this classic brand [Gucci] and really turned it completely around and taken it in a direction that was so unexpected. [Alessandro and I] met and became friends here in L.A., and then we got to know each other and he asked me to do this. It was really organic and not the way this stuff normally happens. more...

I thought it would be a great opportunity to work with someone that I really like and really respect as an artist [like Alessandro Michele]. more...

I think people would be surprised by his [Alessandro Michele] humility. more...

This is an industry [high fashion] that has an abundance of over-confidence. I don't think anyone would dispute that, and I'm not trying to pick on anybody, but that's just a fact, right? And sometimes that's fun. more...

A little ego can be quite entertaining. But [Alessandro Michele is] a very humble, gentle, kind person. And I think that his humanity would probably surprise a lot of people, because he's so confident and bold in the choices that he makes. more...

I remember seeing this image of these women wearing these bright clothes and patterns, and it struck me. I remember taking note and going, like, "What is that? Who is that?" and finding out it was Gucci and being surprised. more...

I think when Tom Ford was there I borrowed a Gucci tux one time, and they were very nice and he was very kind. more...

[Alessandro Michele] is finally made clothing for men that is as fun to wear as the clothes that women get to wear. That's not often the case. There's a sense of joy and celebration in it. more...

I really don't give what I wear very much thought. more...

I don't really care what people say. If I'm wearing, like, a tie-dye onesie and I'm in the middle of the desert, I'm not doing it for fashion points; I'm doing it because it's fun or it makes me feel good. more...

I kind of follow that when I get dressed. I think if it's comfortable and it's cozy and it kind of makes you feel good, then those are good reasons to wear something. more...

I mean, if I'm going to the Oscars or something, yes, there are people that are contributing and I'll tell them what I don't like or whatever. I know what I don't like. more...

I hate shopping at stores, online, anywhere. more...

I will wear the same thing for three years straight unless somebody, like, forces me not to. It's like, hey, I got this Gucci sweater. more...

So I'm wearing that today. And I wore it yesterday, too. Maybe I'll wear it tomorrow. I just collect stuff, I guess. more...

The fragrances are really a dream about the possibilities of a life. Nonconformity, no judgement. more...

I like to think that people can see that and appreciate that idea and then, by some mechanism of wearing the fragrance, sort of carry that idea with them in their own life. Whether it's a weekend in Louisiana or in New York City or in Venice, Italy, or wherever they may be. I think there's something kind of fascinating and powerful about that. more...

Nothing is quite what you expect with Gucci. I'm just happy to be a part of their adventure. more...

Don't ever be scared to dream because everything is possible, no matter how bizarre. I was and still am a dreamer and that's what made me become the person I am today more...

I don't care if someone remembered me. Life is for living and memories for those who we leave behind. more...

I never sing under the shower, I keep it for the stage. more...

I don't want to be some actor talking about how he wants to be a musician. It's something I'm really passionate about and I don't want to be spouting off at the mouth about something before it's out there and can speak for itself. more...

I'm a vegan. I respect the environment, and I do my best to spread the importance of such an issue. more...

In 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard, and to do something special. That girl is my mother and she's here tonight. And I just want to say, I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream. more...

Never think about something wrong you did in the past, always look forward with your head up high; have no regrets. more...

I never think people are cheeering for us. In fact, i don't really hear them at all. more...

I could be your worst enemy. But i would rather have friends then enemies, and i go to great length to make that the case. There's much more reward in having friends. more...

When you're young, you don't know that you're poor, you just know whether or not you're happy. And i was happy, and loved. My mom did whatever she has to do to get by, and the lesson i learned from my childhood was that it's possible to pursue happiness, no matter where that pursuit may lead you. more...

I Lived on the street when i was a kid, i wasn't even at school, so i had a whole different set of experiences for those formative years. I was gone... i was in a very precarious place when i was younger. more...

We never want to be a band that keeps our fans at arm's length. This has always been about us and our fans together. We've been on an amazing journey with our fans already, but knowing that the best is still to come is a pretty exciting feeling for all of us. more...

I don't think [Requiem for a Dream] is for children, but I think if you went home and looked at the video games that your kids are playing, you'd be much more shocked. more...

Well, the experience for me making a film is the most profound one. I really don't have any business watching the movie so much. Maybe I could watch it for entertainment purposes, but you have so little input and control of the final product once you're done that I feel like I just would rather leave it alone. It kind of leaves me in a place where every film I do, I'm kind of having to reinvent and figure out how to start again fresh, and hopefully not repeat myself. more...

I've always liked Saturn. But I also have some sympathy for Pluto because I heard it's been downgraded from a planet, and I think it should remain a planet. Once you've given something planetary status it's kind of mean to take it away. more...

My coolest job was when I was 12 and I was a dishwasher at the Three Pigs Bar-B-Que for $2.50 an hour. All the fleabags and stoners worked there, so that's where I wanted to be. more...

All those reports that I sleep in my closet. I don't know how people get that. People are so obsessed with what you do at home. more...

No, I don't wear contacts, and contrary to what some people have said, I do not have a glass eye. more...

It was great growing up a nomad. To this day I still love hiking and back packing. more...

When I was a kid I was the king of mullets. If you're wearing a rock T-shirt and you're a fan of Rush - one of the greatest bands in the universe - you've got to have a mullet. more...

If I saw a man and I was attracted... I would follow through with it. more...

It's funny. I don't like onions but I like onion rings. What's up with that? more...

High school is a dark place; I hung out with 'freaks.' more...

The idea that I would ever end up on David Letterman or Jay Leno is horrifying. I am such a freak in comparison to most other twenty-five-year-old guys. I have no idea what other people are thinking. I'm not really in touch. more...

If I was ever a teen idol, I'd kill myself. more...

I wanted to be a visual artist because I grew up around a lot of painters and photographers and had a very artistic upbringing. And I fantasized about being a drug-dealer when I was a kid. I thought it would be a good opportunity; I knew that the market would be strong. Is that bizarre? more...

One memory I have is there were a lot of dogs at this one place and my brother got in a horrific fight with a dog and the dog bit his toe off. They became fast friends after that. He lost a toe and gained a friend. more...

I was very much in my own world, never the popular kid. But I had a great family, a great brother and mother. more...

I never look at myself as a closet actor wanting to make music or a closet musician wanting to act - I'm very proud to do both and I don't put one above the other, I'm very grateful and excited by both opportunities - it's really a unique opportunity to do both. more...

I live by the rule that you should follow your dreams...no matter what you do, you should follow your dreams more...

I don't like doing interviews. I'm not pretending to be some super neurotic, hiding in my closet. I could care less about anybody knowing who I am, but I realize this is part of the game. Maybe if I really hated this whole public thing, I would go do plays in Hoboken. more...

I'm pretty masochistic. I kill myself for my craft - Literally more...

As artists, it's our job to delve into the uncomfortable, the difficult and the challenging. more...

If I wasn't making music I would probably be in the woods with a big deer....Talking to myself. more...

Put one foot in front of the other. Keep marching forward, even when doubt, fear, and failure all come knocking at your door. more...

Just jump in with both feet and live your life, no matter what. more...

You say 'believe in your dreams', I say that I believe in YOU. more...

Don't you just want to make something that lives forever? Something that's phenomenal, something that's great, something that's undeniable? That touches the core of every person that hears it? more...

PLEASE REMEMBER WHEN YOU ARE FULL OF DOUBT AND IT ALL SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE THAT THERE IS STILL SOME WHO BELIEVES IN YOU, ME. XO more...

I think what a big part of 30 Seconds to Mars is, it's not only music, it's not only art, it's a community. It's a sense of having a place to belong. And not everybody will understand it, and that's ok, it's just for the people that do. more...

I'm pretty healthy so I think that helps a lot. I've been that way for a long time - 20 solid years of eating vegetarian/vegan and taking care of myself. That probably helps the preservation process. more...

I think I remember from the offset I said, 'I've visited this territory. This isn't for me.' And then I read the script and I said, 'You know, this is completely something different. This is a whole new life. more...

Shannon isn't really my brother...Actually he's the love of my life. more...


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