35 Insightful Bradley Cooper Quotes That Will Make You Think Differently

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Bradley Cooper is one of the biggest Hollywood stars largely in part because of his diverse scope of skill sets which have enabled him to dabble his toes in many genres from comedies to romantic films and even dramas. Cooper deserves much more credit than just being known for his good looks and charm. In fact, he is a very well rounded individual who has graduated from university and he has also dealt with a fair share of adversities. From these 34 insightful quotes by Bradley Cooper you will get a good glimpse of the wisdom he has shared in interviews and the unique but thoughtful perspectives he has on life, love, loss, dreams, addictions and more.


1.) Find Something That Makes You Fall In Love Everyday:

“I love what I do so much that I can’t imagine doing anything else.” – Bradley Cooper


2.) What Story Do You Want To Tell:

“There’s got to be something you want to tell and that’s the engine which spurs all of the work you have to do in order to create the story, but you have to love some sort of nugget of what you’re telling to be a filmmaker.” – Bradley Cooper

3.) Fame Is A Terrible Goal:

“Being in ‘Us Weekly’ does not make you famous.” – Bradley Cooper

4.) Have Purpose Behind Your Work:

“It’s too hard to make a movie if you don’t care about what happens to it, or even what the product is. I can’t even imagine that. It’s not worth the time and effort if you don’t care about the product.” – Bradley Cooper

5.) A Bradley Cooper Quote From Silver Lining Playbook:

“This is what I believe to be true. You have to do everything you can. You have to work your hardest. And if you do, if you stay positive, then you have a shot at a silver lining.” – Bradley Cooper

6.) Find Your Unique Gifts Within Your Passion:

“Personally, I’ve made myself a very small window of what I enjoy in this business, which is I love being a big part of the storytelling process.” – Bradley Cooper

7.) Some Relationship Advice:

In a relationship you want to treat people the way you want to be treated.” – Bradley Cooper

8.) Value Authenticity And Being Real:

“Give me an authentic woman, and I’m happy.” – Bradley Cooper

9.) Bradley Cooper’s Answer To What Made Him Stronger And Wiser:

“Losing someone close to me. Going through love and loss . . . knowing what’s important,” – Bradley Cooper


10.) On His Personal Heroes And Inspirations:

“Aw, man. I mean, he’s one of the reasons I became an actor. I never used to say that because everybody says that. But the truth is he was the reason I wanted to become an actor. I always felt so emotionally connected to what he did. There are certain actors you watch in a movie, and you think, Wow, that guy is very skilled. But to be able to actually work with De Niro was beyond anything I could have imagined.” – Bradley Cooper

11.) Another Bradley Cooper Quote From Silver Lining Playbook:

“Excelsior. It means… I’m gonna take all this negativity and use it as fuel and I’m gonna find a silver lining.” – Bradley Cooper

12.) An Enthusiasm Towards Knowledge:

“I loved the college experience of studying.” – Bradley Cooper

13.) Speaking The Pure Truth:

“Life’s complicated and people do things for a lot of different reasons.” – Bradley Cooper

14.) A Bradley Cooper Quote From “The Words” Film:

“We all make choices in life. The hard thing is to live with them.” – Bradley Cooper

15.) A Bradley Cooper Quote From “All About Steve” Film

Don’t ever change. For anybody” – Bradley Cooper

16.) Be The Truest Extension Of Yourself:

“You can’t really control how people are going to feel about you; all you can really do is be yourself. Because if you seduce somebody, and you seduce them by pretending to be a certain way, once they are seduced they are going to find that you are not that way. And then you have to maintain an image that’s not real, so you really screw yourself. The best is to be yourself and hope they like you.” – Bradley Cooper

17.) Surrounding Yourself Around The Right People :

“I plead guilty to the accusation of working with people again and again. That’s the goal, to create an artistic circle that works. If you look at any period of art that’s really exploding, it’s people collaborating again and again.” – Bradley Cooper

18.) Being Disciplined:

“I don’t drink or do drugs anymore. Being sober helps a great deal.” – Bradley Cooper

19.) Another Bradley Cooper Quote From Silver Lining Playbook:

“I mean the world is f**king hard enough as it is, can somebody just say let’s be positive. Let’s have a good ending to the story?” – Bradley Cooper

20.) The World Is Round:

“I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore.” – Bradley Cooper

21.) When Criticized By An Interviewer That Hangover 3 Seemed More Like A “Pay The Bills” Job:

“Well, that’s not why I chose those projects. I’m just trying to stay true to myself.” – Bradley Cooper


22.) The Power Of Positivity:

“The fact that these guys are trying to adopt a positive attitude was really important to me. As Jack Nicholson always says, ‘Try to incline yourself upwards as much as possible’ because it is too easy in this world to incline yourself downwards. These people have every reason to incline themselves downwards, but they’re trying to rebuild the economy of their lives. And that’s why (they) aren’t so fringy to me: they become the most sane people in the room.” – Bradley Cooper

23.) Always Believe In Who You Are:

“I have to believe it, if I believe it, then there’s a chance you’ll believe it. If I don’t believe it, I’m f**ked.” – Bradley Cooper

24.) Obedience Makes Us Stronger:

“Our submission defines our authority.” – Bradley Cooper

25.) We Learn And Become Wiser As We Grow Older:

“Realizing that the bottom line is that all I got is me, so it’s about time to stop trying to be something that I think you would want me to be. Or that would give me what I think I need. As you get older, thank God, your body deteriorates, but your soul sort of flourishes. – Bradley Cooper


26.) Judge Less And You Will Gain More:

“It’s rare that I judge somebody, really rare. I think people feel that, so it’s sort of easy to get close to somebody if you don’t feel judged by them.” – Bradley Cooper

27.) Be Open Minded:

“I see life much more gray as I get older, I was so sort of black-and-white in my late 20s. There’s right and there’s wrong and that’s it. That’s a tough way to live. . . .” – Bradley Cooper

28.) Be Focused On The Bigger Picture:

“I don’t give a f**k about my character—I love storytelling. In the editing room, you have to be vicious. You’re sitting in a cave for 12 hours, and you get the knives out and carve out the story together. But don’t get me wrong, it’s not a selfless thing: If I’m great in a bad movie, it doesn’t matter. But if I’m good in a great movie, then that’s good. All I care about is making the movie great. I’m not precious about my work in the film. Not at all.” – Bradley Cooper


29.) Dream Big And Never Complain:

“The way I look at it is, I always dreamed of being in the room with actors like Daniel Day-Lewis and Robert De Niro, so how can I mind being there? If I’m a kid and my whole fantasy is to be part of this world, and then I’m actually doing it with my heroes, shame on me if I complain about having to do an interview on the red carpet.” – Bradley Cooper

30.) Be Comfortable In Your Own Skin:

“Sometimes I feel better than others. Yeah, I think it has a lot to do with feeling comfortable with yourself, and I know that I’m more comfortable with myself than I’ve ever been in my life, so maybe that makes me more attractive.” – Bradley Cooper


31.) Aim For The Top:

“I always knew I wanted to be in the trenches with a director making the movie, I always felt that’s what I’m supposed to be doing. I always knew deep down that if I’m not going to do that then I’m not too long for this business.” – Bradley Cooper


32.) KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid:

“I always sort of talk about – to myself at least, or to my friends, about wanting to just keep life very simple.” – Bradley Cooper

33.) Have Will Power And Self Control:

“I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor. Like, ‘Hey, look how tough I am!’ I did it again. I spent the night at St. Vincent’s Hospital with a sock of ice, waiting for them to stitch me up…I don’t drink or do drugs anymore. Being sober helps a great deal… I remember looking at my life, my apartment, my dogs [when I was still using], and I thought, ‘What’s happening?’ I was so concerned what [people] thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day. I always felt like an outsider. I just lived in my head. I realized I wasn’t going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me. I thought, ‘Wow, I’m actually gonna ruin my life. I’m really gonna ruin it’.” – Bradley Cooper

34.) Love Yourself From Within:

“The one thing that I’ve learned in life is the best thing I can do is embrace who I am and then do that to the fullest extent, and then whatever happens, happens. The more steps I do to not do that, the farther I am away from fulfilling any potential I would have.” – Bradley Cooper


35.) Find Your True Self:

“I was doing these movies, and I got to meet Sandra Bullock and meet these people and work with them, and I’m sober, and I’m like, ‘Oh, I’m actually myself. And I don’t have to put on this air to be somebody else, and this person still wants to work with me? Oh, what the f— is that about?’ I was rediscovering myself in this workplace, and it was wonderful.” – Bradley Cooper


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