The 20 Most Inspiring Robert Downy Jr. Quotes

Robert Downey Jr. is an A-list actor who is witty, confident and well spoken all at the same time. Over a long career in Hollywood, he has evolved into a very well respected actor. Although he was born into the industry, Robert Downey continuously has reinvented himself time and time again to stay fresh, vibrant and classy through the course of a career that has spanned nearly four decades. He has also encountered and overcome a drug addiction and legal battles to which he rebuilt his career and became a leading man in Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey Jr. is often considered one of the most influential and intellectual men in Hollywood. He expresses himself very articulately regarding such subjects about discipline, confidence, and mind control. Robert Downey Jr. has a very unique angle on many psychological aspects and sees human beings as optimistically limitless and powerful. These quotes will certainly empower you!

This list is includes the most inspirational Robert Downey Jr. quotes ever to enlighten you on having an insane work ethic, fearing mediocrity, and having a powerful belief system.

10 Inspirational Robert Downey Jr. Quotes


“I’ve always felt that if you’re not on your side, why should anyone else be. So I always encourage people to be confident, and sometime even a little falsely so, just so you can give yourself an opportunity.” – Robert Downey Jr.



“People never change because they are under threat or under duress. Never. They change because they see something that makes their life seem valuable enough to start moving toward a life worth living.” – Robert Downey Jr.


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“People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds.” – Robert Downey Jr.



“Nothing will serve you better than a strong work ethic. Nothing. And it’s something that you can’t teach. You have to be thrown into it, where you’re going to sink or swim. It’s amazing how self-correcting and how clarifying a good, hard, shitty job can be. Because at the end of the day, any profession I’ve seen anybody in, when you peer behind the curtains of ‘Oh, wouldn’t that be a great job? Wow, what an amazing thing, a philanthropic endeavor!’ it really just comes down to ‘It’s a f**king grind.'” – Robert Downey Jr.



“When life is kicking your butt, never forget to kick it back in the face.” – Robert Downey Jr.


“The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.” – Robert Downey Jr.


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Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for “The Revenant” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for best actor in a leading role for “The Revenant” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP



“I just think it’s good to be confident. If I’m not on my team why should anybody else be?” – Robert Downey Jr.



“I think it’s miraculous that anybody survives themselves.– Robert Downey Jr.



“Mediocrity is my biggest fear. I’m not afraid of total failure because I don’t think that will happen. I’m not afraid of success because that beats the hell out of failure. It’s being in the middle that scares me.– Robert Downey Jr.


“It’s really not that difficult to overcome these seemingly ghastly problems…what’s hard is to decide.” – Robert Downey Jr.



“There is unpanned gold in every soul you run into. No matter what walk of life they are from.” – Robert Downey Jr.



“Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff.” – Robert Downey Jr.



“I want to give myself the freedom not to have to be projecting my whole life ahead.” – Robert Downey Jr.



“Sometimes you just gotta be drop-kicked out of the nest.'” – Robert Downey Jr.



“I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it.” – Robert Downey Jr.



“I used to be so convinced that happiness was the goal, yet all those years I was chasing after it I was unhappy in the pursuit. Maybe the goal really should be a life that values honor, duty, good work, friends and family.” – Robert Downey Jr.


“You have to let go of the things that are darling to you. You have to take the focus off yourself and put it on the shape of the scene and the intention of what everyone else needs.” – Robert Downey Jr.



“There’s somewhere you’re supposed to go, and if you get quiet enough, you’ll make it.– Robert Downey Jr.



“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.– Robert Downey Jr.


“Discipline for me is about respect. It’s not even about self-respect; it’s about respect for life and all it offers.” – Robert Downey Jr.


Bonus Robert Downey Jr. Quote:

“Listen, smile, agree, then do whatever you were going to do anyway.” – Robert Downey Jr.


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