Quotes by Orlando Bloom

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Being a gentleman is a worthy goal. more...

I just want to have a nice, happy life. more...

I've done all these historical epics and chivalrous roles, but there's an odder, quirkier side to me that nobody knows about. more...

Creativity is the key for any child with dyslexia - or for anyone, for that matter. Then you can think outside of the box. Teach them anything is attainable. Let them run with what you see is whatever they need to run with. more...

If you were to ask everyone what 'Hamlet' was about, they might say, "It's about a prince, and he says, 'To be or not to be.'" more...

It takes obstacles to learn, grow, be better. more...

Life is about balance, and we all have to make the effort in areas that we can to enable us to make a difference. more...

People think getting a new partner is like getting a new car. more...

The best way to look stylish on a budget is to try second-hand, bargain hunting, and vintage. more...

As an actor, you can't think about the end result or the fame; you just have to focus on the day you're in. You have no control over the finished product, what people will think of it, so all you have is the experience of making it, and you have to stay focused on that. more...

I think that its easy to think of the environment as all doom and gloom and that, 'What can we do, it's too late. And the polar bears are gone, and everything is gone.' But really, just the little steps that we can make as individuals make a big difference. more...

When I was prepping for my Broadway debut as Romeo, it really hit me that I had never done that. I had trained at drama school for three years in my late teens to early 20s, and I'd studied Shakespeare, of course, but I hadn't actually performed it. So to do something like Romeo for my first Broadway role was a challenge. more...

You can drive an SUV, but there's a balance. If you do that, maybe use energy-efficient light bulbs at home or just be conscious of switching off lights. If you can afford to drive an SUV, maybe you can afford to make a donation to a wind farm or plant some trees. It's all about balance. more...

If you think of the ice caps as the fridge of our planet, if your fridge at home died, the food you eat would go rotten, and you'd starve. more...

Actors don't really get into their stride until they're in their late 30s and 40s. more...

Attraction doesn't stop when a child is born. It's the opposite. Being a mum and dad makes you even sexier. more...

Be comfortable. I think if you're comfortable, you exude confidence, and that leads to good style. more...

Being referred to as a hunk or a heartthrob makes me nervous, but it's flattering. But I'm more interested in being an actor than a heartthrob. more...

Believing you're something that you're not excites the mind and the imagination. And it's hopeful. more...

Drama class was one of the only areas at school I responded to. more...

Elves live in harmony with the world, and I try to do that. more...

Every stylish man should have a copy of 'The Fountainhead' by Ayn Rand on his bookshelf. more...

Everybody thinks I'm very clean and sort of upright, don't they? more...

Fear is not a friend of mine. But it's something to have a healthy awareness of. more...

For a kid in London, Hollywood seems like such a mythical place. more...

Having people jumping in front of you taking a photo can be unnerving. more...

I am a Buddhist. more...

I am very different to how people think I am. It's the characters I play that they are responding to. more...

I bungee-jump, skydive, surf and snowboard. more...

I came out of drama school thinking I'd do some theatre, maybe some television, and maybe, someday, a film. more...

I don't buy art to put away somewhere. I buy art to appreciate, enjoy, and live with. It's supposed to add to your life. more...

I don't like to talk about girlfriend stuff. It's not necessary. I try to keep my relationships separate from everything else. more...

I don't want to be a pretty boy. more...

I don't want to do only blockbusters. more...

I feel real confidence in working on the stage. more...

I found myself doing all these action-adventure movies, and it's been a fantastic experience, and I've learnt a lot. more...

I generally travel with my laptop, a couple of great books, and my iPod. more...

I had plenty of vices growing up. more...

I have always found myself playing the hero, but I love villains. Villains have more fun. more...

I have good spacial awareness, and I'm pretty comfortable with a sword. more...

I look forward to working with UNICEF as they continue to make the world a better place for children. more...

I love traditions. I mean, cultural ones. more...

I never responded to teaching. more...

I pinch myself daily at the good fortune of my life, you know, in many ways. more...

I still like to walk around and take photographs, but it's hard to do that if a lot of people are looking at you. more...

I want to do things that terrify me, unless they're going to kill me. more...

I want to do work that has a message and casts a light over an area that's dark. But I'm fun and jovial, too. more...

I want to have an impact on my son. more...

I want to play James Bond - are you kidding me? I'm putting my name in the ring! more...

I was an angry, angry child at times. more...

I went to Antarctica on a science research boat just to sort of clear my head. more...

I wish I could just be in the movies and still enjoy everything else like a normal person. more...

I would love to have played Gollum. more...

I'd love to return to theater. more...

I'm completely in love with the idea of love. more...

I'm going to start a new career as a singer, I think. I'm going to go the way of Russell Crowe. more...

I'm looking at doing things that challenge me. more...

I'm not interested in celebrity. more...

I'm old-school English, so I suppose I'm quite protective - especially of time. Now that I'm a father, every moment is precious. more...

I'm sure I was a great disappointment to many women because I wasn't Errol Flynn. But I'm me. I think that's got some merit. more...

I've lived a very nomadic life, which I enjoy. more...

I've never been a great one for technology. more...

Legolas in 'Lord Of The Rings' was sent as a bridge from his people into the world of dwarves and humans and wizards and everything else. more...

Legolas is fantastic to dress up in - of course he is - and I've had the best time playing him. more...

Life is going to unfold as it should because life always does. more...

Life sometimes doesn't work out exactly as we plan or hope for. more...

London is one of the most exciting cities in the world, with a melting pot of cultures and diversity. more...

Love is what we aspire to most in our lives. more...

Low budget movies make lots of money. more...

Mark Ruffalo is just an amazing guy and an amazing director. more...

Men treat men differently than they would a woman. more...

My baby is amazing; even his head smells amazing. His breath, the whole thing, you could eat him! He's a big, beautiful boy. He's great. more...

My first priority is trying to protect my family. more...

My mom used to tell me, 'If you read 50 books, I'll get you a motorbike.' more...

My mother's husband Harry Bloom was a writer, a novelist, a reporter, and an anti-apartheid activist. more...

Now my favourite pastime is to take a bath with my son. more...

Obviously, I'm not a singer. I don't consider myself a singer. more...

Pilates is great. more...

Shakespeare is a wonderful language to speak, but it's also a world to get your mind into thematically. more...

Since I've had a son, I want to be around to see him grow up. more...

Sofia Coppola is wonderful, and I'd love to work with her. more...

Steve McQueen is my style hero. He's just cool, isn't he? more...

Take time to enjoy the flight - read a good book, watch a film, catch up on emails and sleep. more...

Talk about your problems. There's no need to feel shy. It's always good to talk about issues that concern you. more...

The philosophy of Buddhism is connected to everything. So it probably does have some connection with acting, yes. more...

The world produces enough food for everyone. Why are one billion people going hungry? more...

The world throws you out of your body, especially the cyberworld. more...

There are complications in relationships between men and women. There always will be. more...

There's a whole element of human interaction and character interaction that I really enjoy doing. more...

Think about finding out when you're 13 that your dad is not your dad. It's like, okay, take it on the chin and keep going. No choice, really. more...

Unfortunately, I'm very accident-prone. more...

Wanting to be a rock star, I get it. I'm like, 'Oh, my God, dude! The freedom!' more...

Wear comfortable clothes when you fly; my preference is T-shirt and jeans. more...

What's weird is having your mother fly in on an aeroplane with your face on the side of it. more...

When I arrive at my destination, I like to hit the gym, as I find exercise helps combat jet lag. more...

When I finished the trilogy of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movies, I had a gear shift and thought, 'I need to take a moment to smell the roses.' more...

When I realized that if I was an actor, I could be any character I wanted instead of just one particular, I was like, 'Wow, that's cool.' more...

When I'm in the U.K. - and I'm here more than people would think - I tend to keep a very low profile. more...

When it comes to meals, there's always a fantastic choice on British Airways. more...

When you work in such a surreal environment as movies, just listening to some tunes or hanging out with friends is what you crave. Even time alone. more...

When you're young and you're in love and it doesn't work out - it hurts. more...

Would I like to direct? Maybe one day. more...

Yeah, I'm kind of fit. And I'm quite careful about my diet. more...

You can't date if you're famous. That's how it seems to me. more...

As a child, I had the opportunity to meet the captain onboard a British Airways flight. It was so exciting to see the cockpit and controls. I was in awe of the captain, and he stamped my log book, which I still have to this day. more...

As a child, I was always drawn to heroic characters. I decided I wanted to act when I realised that Superman and all those gangsters and Indians were just real people in costume. more...

As a young actor, I found myself in all these movies at once, with two big trilogies and a Cameron Crowe film and working with Ridley Scott a couple of times. more...

I have a personal little routine that I do in my dressing room just to kind of get myself mentally prepared to go on stage, and part of that is a poem that I read to myself. more...

I have flown with British Airways since I was a very little child, so it feels quite special to have gone from family holidays flying around Europe to become a gold card holder and be spoiled enough to travel more than not in first class. more...

I suppose being quite young and being thrust quite dramatically into a large public arena skewered my vision of what it means to live and be a part of something. more...

I think it's important if you are an actor, if you are portraying human life, you have to connect with what is human. It's not easy if you spend a lot of time in L.A. and get sucked into the hedonism of the industry. more...

I used to ride motorbikes and drive cars like everything was a racetrack; it was ridiculous. It wasn't because I thought it was cool; it was just because I loved living on the edge. But I've chilled. more...

I was quite fearless as a kid. But I've had to realize I'm not invincible. That's what breaking your back does. It makes you grow up and reassess life. more...

It's mad because as a woman, you carry the baby for nine months, so you're very conscious that you have a little one inside you. But for a guy, it's suddenly, there's a baby there. more...

Legolas is that kind of action elf who pouts a bit, stares off to the distance, and has a couple hero moments, killing with a lethal bow and arrow along the way. more...

My childhood was kind of complicated. I have an older sister, but my father, my mother's husband, died when I was four years old. So I only had my mum and sister, really. more...

My cousin once told me, 'You're tall, you're handsome - and you're gonna have to apologize for it the rest of your life.' He imparted that information to me. more...

Success can allow you to try for greatness, can give you an opportunity to take a chance on something. I'm very blessed to have the success that I've had, and that's given me so many opportunities to work on being great. more...

Viggo Mortensen had the biggest impact on me in terms of approach, dedication, intention, and artistic outlook, and I'm nowhere close to how good he is as an artist, and I wouldn't even put myself in the same category as an actor. more...

Watch how you communicate with a woman. Because you're always communicating, even when you're not talking - with your body language, your facial expressions, your eyes. more...

When I was filming, I imagined that Legolas was a meditative character who was very thoughtful and had a certain amount of depth to him. I started working on trying to find this focus that Legolas has, which wasn't really like me. more...

When you start to live your dream, it's not quite what you thought it was because there is a lot of overwhelming stuff that comes on top of it, and you have to figure it all out. more...

You see movie stars advertising all sorts of things today for whatever reason. And it may be that it affords them the luxury to do smaller movies or to go and do a play. Because, otherwise, you have to keep doing movies where you get paid millions and millions of dollars to maintain a certain lifestyle. more...

The thing with Ridley [Scott] is he's been doing this forever, he knows what it is he wants and how to get it. There's absolutely no messing around on set. Having said that, he's very accessible to actors, very open to what you want to do and willing to t. more...

I trained for three years at drama school to be an actor - not a celebrity. more...

My baby is amazing, even his head smells amazing. His breath, the whole thing, you could eat him! more...

When you start falling for somebody and you can't stop thinking about when you're going to see them again, I love that. Women are beautiful. They deserve to be cherished and respected. more...

Whatever happens in life is fine - just trust in that. more...

I'm so happy to have been a part of that process and I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of chain mail for Ridley any day of the week. He's an amazing director and I can't wait to see the long version. more...

I'm quite sensitive to women. I saw how my sister got treated by boyfriends. I read this thing that said when you are in a relationship with a woman, imagine how you would feel if you were her father. That's been my approach, for the most part. more...

When I was nine, I had this girlfriend and we used to have running races in the park. I wanted to be like Superman and fly in and rescue her. more...

A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn't make it any less weird though. more...

My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier. more...

People come into your life and people leave it... you just have to trust that life has a road mapped out for you. more...

I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends. more...

I missed my home - like the physicality of my home, I missed my friends and my family mostly and just hanging out and being in your home country - culturally it feels right and that is what I miss. more...

I'm always amazed at anyone's interest in what I have to say. more...

Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. more...

Maybe our generation is more about sex, but it feels like romance is dying out. more...

Vig used to call me 'Elf boy', and I'd call him 'filthy human'. As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me, never got dirty. And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him. And he'd say to me, 'Oh, go manicure your nails.' more...

How can you be in hell while you are in my heart? more...

I wondered how they would top the Pirates and skeletons and moonlight, because that's a pretty cool concept. more...

If life isn't about human beings and living in harmony, then I don't know what it's about. more...

I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be? more...

I know you can be up one minute and drop the next, so I'm trying to maintain a steady course so I can have some longevity. more...

There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco... a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions. more...

Someone tried to save my soul in a gas station. more...

The process of making a movie is what I love. I thrive on that. It's an exciting miracle, a mad adventure. I love being part of it. more...

Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top. more...

I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn. more...

I crave working on those small independent movies because I love going to see those myself. more...

I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British actor to try and get the American accent and have a good crack at doing that. more...

When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love. more...

I'm amazed that things have panned out the way they have. I always say I'm so lucky, though my mum always says, 'You make your own luck.' more...

I think a film set is a quite controlled environment and you feel like you can trust them and it is going to be a safe place to work, but I really don't think about it. more...

Elves have this superhuman strength, yet they're so graceful. Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits, but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai. more...

Until this movie I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already, and am ready for this phase of my career. more...

I don't do a film unless it has a sword in it. And if it doesn't have a sword in it, I insist that they have one in the same room to keep me comfortable. more...

I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already. more...

Elves are cool, man. more...

I did send a girl a plane ticket asking her for a visit, I guess that's quite romantic. more...

I feel really privileged to be an actor, to be paid to do something I love. more...

A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery. more...

The truth is - I found myself doing these huge action-adventure movies, and um, and which are cool man. And I really love doing them. And thankfully I haven't had too much dialogue, because if I had I would have really made a mess of it. You know what I mean? more...

The role of an actor is to make every character believable. more...

I'm trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff, but it's been difficult finding the right roles. It's been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned. more...

Although it is a fantasy film, it's as real as it can be. You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth. more...

I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career. more...

I had the training at drama school where I studied Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material. more...

Yeah, I mean the material, directors, the other cast, and if you think you can do something with the character then you do it and go from there. I am looking forward to doing some smaller movies. more...

I try to take the time to appreciate and I certainly do appreciate and I do feel proud but that is probably one of the things I need to work on, building a bit of time for myself. more...

Lord of the Rings was my first experience making movies and at the time, I had no ideas how movies were done. I thought that's the way they're done, so in a way, I had nothing to compare it to. more...

When I saw the first I couldn't believe I was in another great movie that would be made into a trilogy. This movie is quite visible and I think it will stand the test of time. I think kids and parents will love this movie for a long time. more...

I've done movies with a sword before. But I haven't really been given the full responsibility of something like a Ridley Scott film. more...

I'm still at the beginning of my career. It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go. more...

I had studied theater for three years in London when someone suggested me for the role. more...

Movies like that aren't about the visual effects and explosions. They're human stories about family, about life, about death. more...

Obviously I always wanted to do a contemporary piece. more...

You don't improvise with a Cameron Crowe script. more...

I remember one time that I was filming a scene in whych my character rides through Troy on a chariot. I just looked around at this incredible set thinking 'This is the life'. more...

Dyslexia is not due to a lack of intelligence, it's a lack of access. It's like, if you're dyslexic, you have all the information you need, but find it harder to process. more...

We have to make good use of the time we have. That simple. We have to wake up every day, knowing that it's not just an ordinary day. We have to take the moment, seize each day. more...

The philosophies behind meditation are very current today and are a way of finding some sort of peace. more...

Creativity is the key for any child with dyslexia, or for anyone for that matter. Then you can think outside of the box. Teach them anything is attainable. Let them run with what you see is whatever they need to run with. more...

Women are beautiful. They deserve to be cherished and respected. more...

I'm probably a good boyfriend, but I'm pretty intense. When you're with me it's exciting, fun and very intense. At the same time, I'm easy going. But all that depends on what girl I'm with. more...

I can be a little bit outrageous. I can be a lot of things. I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so I love to go out there and do kind of crazy stuff which is slightly outrageous, like bungee jumping, skydiving, surfing and that sort of stuff. But I also like to just chill with my friends and go and see movies and do normal things. more...

I mean, I have a great job. I get to dress up and become somebody else, especially when it's someone like Legolas, who's this super-cool kind of otherworldly elf. It's, like, I'm lucky, man, so why would I not appreciate that? more...

Women, as mothers of the earth, deserve the utmost respect. more...

I feel really privileged to be an actor, to be paid to do something I love more...

The process of making a movie is what I love. I thrive on that. It's an exciting miracle, a mad adventure. I love being part of it more...

I'm trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff, but it's been difficult finding the right roles. It's been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned more...

I'm still at the beginning of my career. It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go more...

Everything you know, all the things that you thought were important, drift into the background. And even things that were important really come to the fore and he's one of them. more...

The thing about fame, is you never think it's going to happen to you. So when it does, it's sort of a shock. Some people are just better at it than others. more...

I just keep pinching myself that that's my wife. more...

If you have kids who are struggling with dyslexia, the greatest gift you can give them is the sense that nothing is unattainable. With dyslexia comes a very great gift, which is the way that your mind can think creatively. more...

I don't care much about the money at all. Frankly, if I get the chance to kiss someone in a movie, they wouldn't need to pay me at all. more...

If you read 50 books, I'll get you a motor bike. more...

I won't admit or deny anything...makes me more interesting. more...

My experience of singing, as an actor, was that there's a different creative feeling of freedom. The acting thing is a bit more defined and cerebral. I can see why people would want to cross over. If you have so much freedom on stage then perhaps you want to be confined a bit, and vice versa. more...

I'm amazed that things have panned out the way they have. I always say I'm so lucky, though my mum always says, "You make your own luck. more...

Vig used to call me 'Elf boy', and I'd call him 'filthy human'. As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me, never got dirty. And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him. And he'd say to me, 'Oh, go manicure your nails. more...

I don't know any family that doesn't have a story somewhere. Besides, it you didn't have those things in life, you'd be so bland. more...

I haven't been like, Is there a sword in that movie? All right, I'll do it! more...

I need to keep reinventing myself. more...

The philosophy that I've embraced isn't about sitting under a tree and studying my navel more...

I love it. I hate that word (fatherhood), but I love being a father; it's changed everything in so many ways. more...

I hated kissing Zoe Saldana too! I was like, "Take your tongue out of my mouth, please. Your boyfriend is standing right there." Most people think kissing beautiful costars must be great. But it's always awkward, man. more...


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