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1. “The dream is to have it all. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Live this life, that life, this life, you know? You only live one time. I want to get it all in.”

2. “Remember that no matter how cool you think you may be, you’re not cool enough to look down on anyone ever.” 

3. “If one day the speed kills me, don’t be sad because I will have died smiling.” 

4. “You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkled on the sundae.” 

5. “There’s more to life than movies.” 

6. “I’m one of those people that think certain things happen at certain times for all the right reasons.”

7. “My philosophy is, if you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it.” 

8. “I’m into being a dad, that’s where my focus is most of the time. I’m an actor, that’s my job, but it’s not my life. I have a lot of other interests too.” 

9. “I used to believe in one true soul mate, but not anymore. I believe you can have a few.”

10. “I hope I’m in a position to make stuff that I really want to make as opposed to stuff that I just have to make for money reasons or to sustain a certain marquee value.” 

11. “There’s a time and place for everything, but as I get older, I like finding those human moments and really connecting. Maybe I’m not as cool as I once was.”

12. “Attitude is attitude, whether you’re a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?”

13. “Surfing soothes me, it’s always been experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave.” 

14. “I live by ‘go big or go home.’ That’s with everything. It’s like either commit and go for it or don’t do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That’s what I live by. That’s how I like it.”

15. “I’m not affected by violence the way some people are. I don’t know why, but I enjoy that intensity.”

16. “There’s a lot of guys that just get comfortable with their positions and rest on their laurels. I had to earn my way.”

17. “I like a woman that’s capable and at the same time feminine. I admire tomboy qualities but with a feminine touch.”

18. “I almost sabotaged my career. ‘The Fast and the Furious’ didn’t let me, and I’m grateful now. That franchise gave me the opportunity.”

19. “I’m a crazy car guy. I’ve got an airplane hangar full of cars.“

20. “I’m not afraid of anything. That’s just the way I am.”

21. “When I was younger, the pressure was just being cool. I never thought of myself as a cool guy. I always thought of myself as more of the goofy guy.”

22. “I learned a long time ago that if you subscribe and believe the good, you have to believe the bad. My measure is my heart and what I know.”

23. “It’s not about working anymore, it’s about doing work I can be proud of.”

24. “My motto is, you have to get in a sport a day.”

25. “I wish I could be behind the wheel for every stunt.”

26. “As for Hollywood, I’ve got a killer job, and I’m having a blast. I have the luxury to go on trips whenever I want and invite my friends who can’t afford it. And, God willing, I’ll be able to do all that till the day I die.”

27. “I have an airplane hangar with 17 cars in it. That’s no joke. I have a ‘half pipe’ in there too, you know, like a big ramp, where I skateboard. It’s awesome. It’s the ultimate fantasy.”

28. “My parents never looked at my acting as a career. They saw it as a way to help provide for the household.”

29. “If you spend any time with a man, you’ll realize that we’re all still little boys.”

30. “I don’t care what it is in life, listen to your heart. If you do, no matter what, you win.”

31. “I believe in fate, that films happen when they are supposed to.”

32. “I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.”

33. “Everyone has an opinion.”

34. “No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful you still have one.”

35. “I’ve always been one foot in, one foot out of this game because I’m not comfortable with being on the pedestal or the poster. That’s just not who I am. I’m more like the grunt. I want to be the guy behind the guy.”

36. “Maybe this is just horribly bad, but I think I’ve had enough successes to where the journey is more important to me now. There’s no guarantee, no matter what. We get one run in life.”

37. “What I’ve found recently is the heart, the soul, whatever you want to call it, it doesn’t differentiate. If you really live the experience of making a movie, it’s the same as living it in real life, as crazy as it sounds.”

38. “I grew up hunting and fishing. I’ve always been into archery. I’ve always been into cars. In my family, that was just stuff we did. That’s just the way it was.”

39. “I’m Brian a lot more than I’m Paul Walker, which is awesome. When I hear, ‘Hey Paul Walker!’ my hair stands up on the back of my neck. It’s uncomfortable. But when I hear, ‘It’s Brian!’ It’s cool. I like Brian.”

40. “I don’t go where the people are. I go where the people aren’t.”

41. “I always find film-making a pleasurable experience.”

42. “Never hate people who are jealous of you, but respect their jealousy, they are people who think that you are better than them.”

43. “I surf, I skateboard. I’m from Southern California. I never thought I was going to be an actor. And to be honest with you, I never really thought of myself as one.”

44. “Train your mind to see the good in everything.”

45. “I really like the Evo from ‘2Fast.’ That car is a lot of fun as a daily driver. They’re really quick on the track, too, when they’re set upright.”

46. “I sometimes struggle, because my job is like the antithesis of what surfing is all about. Surfing’s simple. It’s real.”

47. “Surfing big waves is not an extreme sport to me. I fall off, tumble down, and come up. My heart’s racing because I’m thinking I almost drowned, and I thank God I can breathe again, but I always think, ‘What am I hitting?’ Water.”

48. “I’ve always wanted to race cars, ever since I was a young boy, as I think a lot of guys have.”

49. “The people I don’t understand are atheists. I go surfing and snowboarding, and I’m always around nature. I look at everything and think, ‘Who couldn’t believe there’s a God? Is all this a mistake?’ It just blows me away.”

50. “I fell in love with the ocean when I was just a little kid, four or five years old, I was a junior ranger, I was going out and doing intertidal stuff, walking around and sticking my finger in my first sea anemone and picking up starfish and all that. It gripped me when I was young.”

51. “I love long-range rifle shooting. I like anything that deals with precision. I also find that with archery. On my ranch, I have my own range with 3-D targets of animals and hay bales from different distances.”

52. “I’m a pretty agile guy, especially being taller and having done martial arts from about the age of 13, but parkour is one of those sports that I wish I’d discovered sooner. When my first showed me, I thought, ‘Damn, I’m too old for this.’”

53. “I’m a science guy. I’m a geek. I love geology, botany and marine science. I thought maybe I’d be a professional guide, or maybe even a park ranger, working for the Department of Fish and Game.”

54. “I’m a surfer. I grew up in Southern California and used to surf twice a day, every day.”

55. “I could take you for a walk on the beach and I could point out just about any creature and give you their Latin names.”

56. “I think that just sitting down and having a casual conversation is the hardest stuff to do. But the extremes? I know what it feels like to come racing around the corner at 90 miles an hour, sliding the car sideways. I know what gear I’m hitting it in when I’m coming around the corner and where I need to downshift. So to me, that’s the fun stuff.”

57. “I’d like to live on horseback and just be a cowboy.”

58. “I’m a problem solver. I love people. The more complicated they are, the more I get into them, and I just want to understand what makes them tick.”

59. “Football was my . I was fast. I was a free safety.”

60. “I wanna work with good people. I don’t want to work with screaming, yelling directors who’ve got daddy issues. I just don’t want to deal with those guys.”

61. “I just turned 40, and it’s weird to think that I’ve been doing this almost my whole life. I was a child actor and then didn’t do it through junior high and high school, then started up again in my late teens doing ‘Young and the Restless.’ Dabbled with school, went back to college, played around. I think I was doing Pleasantville at 23.”

62. “What I find really difficult is making career decisions. Normally it will take me two weeks, until the very last minute and I have to say yes or no. For a couple of weeks, I will tune everyone out who is giving me advice, so that I can make a clear decision on my own and it takes time.”

63. “I like to make big decisions when I am at home living a routine life, getting up, walking my dog, having breakfast, when I have no pressure. I do not like doing it when I am making a film. It is too stressful.”

64. “That’s one thing about Hollywood. People don’t always want what’s real. People always want a little more. So for me, it’s a compromise. Here you go, that hyper-reality.”

65. “Basically, you’re selling a world as an actor, right? I mean it’s like any salesperson, if you believe in your product, you know your product, you sell it a lot better.”

66. “I was definitely ahead of my friends. I was French-kissing girls way before anybody else was.”

67. “I have friends that are super talented, that are far more talented than I am in certain areas, but it just doesn’t happen for them. Sometimes you feel guilty for your success because you know people who deserve it way more.”

68. “We’re only on the earth for a short period of time. Movies aren’t enough. I want to take my success and parlay it into something bigger and better.”

69. “I need to work with great directors and actors, people who are better than me so that I am challenged. It is like playing sports, surfing, basketball, it doesn’t matter what it is, if you play with people who are better than you, then you get better too. It is the same thing with acting.”

70. “I love ‘Donnie Brasco’ and ‘Days of Thunder,’ so after I did ‘The Skulls,’ I was like, ‘I want to be either an undercover cop or I want to race cars!’ Universal came to me with a newspaper article about street racing in L.A., and I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? I grew up doing that right off Peoria in Sun Valley.’ They asked if I wanted to do it.”

71. “’The Fast’ is tough, it’s not easy. It represents too much to too many people. But that’s what also makes it fun.”

72. “I thought I’d just do a wave of movies, and then I’d burn out. They just kept coming together.”

73. “I am going to continue to work hard, but I do not take it too seriously, I just do what feels right and I really want to have a good time.”

74. “I love doing the action stuff. It’s soooo much fun!”

75. “I’m not the kind of guy who’s taking advantage of my position.”

76. “Sometimes the hurdles aren’t really hurdles at all. They’re welcome challenges, tests.”

77. “Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a marine biologist. As you go through the grind and the distraction of a career, it’s easy to lose sight of your dreams.”

78. “I don’t think of myself as a romantic person. I’m kind of more rough and tumble, I think. The things I’m drawn to are outdoorsy, I only get dressed up when I have to. I’m drawn to women who are into the same type of thing. If you’re going to call it romantic, I’m very spontaneous. That’s probably the best thing I have going for me.”

79. “I’m a doer, and whether it was the tsunami in Sri Lanka or the earthquake in Indonesia, I was always saying, ‘I should be there. I should be helping out.’”

80. “When I was younger, I was so damn pretty, I looked like a girl, so I understand why guys didn’t like me.”

81. “You know, I’m a pretty mellow guy. I’m pretty easy-going. I see everyone’s perspective.”

82. “I feel I have lived my whole life, day to day, without planning anything and I like it that way. Things change so fast, one minute you are here, the next minute you are on a plane, it’s great fun.”

83. “If I lost weight, I’d be two-dimensional!”

84. “I don’t go for the flash and panache.”

85. “I think put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.’”

86. “My mom’s hot. I mean she’s old, but my mom’s out of control.”

87. “My mom was always really healthy and cautious about her diet, so I’m not a big sugar guy.”

88. “I’m really close to all of my family.”

89. “My father’s a protector. My father’s old-school. He’s a cowboy.”

90. “Me and my buddies are all like brothers. So it’s okay for us to say ‘I love you’ or whatever. It’s always cool. I think that comes from my dad. That’s just the way he always was.”

91. “The whole thought of being a dad was scary to me.”

92. “Thing is, I went to a born-again Christian high school, was brought up in a traditional Mormon family where these ideas about parenting are of structure and sacrifice. To think outside of that idea of family and parenting that I’ve grown up with is tough but also very freeing.”

93. “I want to get married. I think about it a lot. But I also think about my cars, so maybe my priorities aren’t exactly in line just yet.”

94. “In college, my friends called me Mr. James Bond 007 because I entertained everything, blondes, brunettes, redheads. I’m across the board.”

95. “The mornings along the coast where the and mist meet with the salty spray of the seas is one of my favourite smells. I love the smell in the evergreen forest just after it rains. The Redwood Forest in California has the coast, too, so you have the best of everything!”

96. “To know that there’s a good chance that this is something that could potentially be around well after I leave this planet, it’s a good feeling.”

97. “I look at people in certain circumstances, and I fall into caretaker mode real quick, real easy. I like to shoulder people up and carry them along, and then I end up creating some kind of dependency. I enable. It’s really, really hard for me.”

98. “Life’s too short. And the biggest curse is with somebody.”

99. “My perfect weekend, anything to do with nature.”

100. “I like having to figure out how to pull things off, how to sell it, how to make it look real, but not just real, make it look better.”

101. “I have a way of just being nice and just cooling situations and making things work.”

102. “I’m a Christian now. The things that drove me crazy growing up was how everyone works at fault-finding with different religions.”

103. “I remember when I first came around, the computer-generated stuff was pretty wicked. I was like, ‘Wow!’ but I feel like then for the longest time, we saw so much of it, after a while, you might as well just be watching an animated movie.”

104. “When you put goodwill out there, It’s amazing what can be accomplished.”

105. “I’m not the least bit polished, I come from a blue-collar background and I never thought I could feel comfortable around the English.”

106. “One game that drives me crazy is when a guy gives the girl they really like more attention, and then they feel like maybe they pressed too hard, so they back way off and start giving other women attention. I’ve never pulled this myself.”

107. “People are often talking when they are not supposed to be.”

108. “I thought I was a hippie, bro. I wore Birkenstocks every day. I went to a Christian high school, so I was pretty funky. The teachers didn’t give me a hard time, though, even though I was totally way out of line in terms of my dress code.”

109. “I’ve been so transient, I’ve been on my own since I was 16. I didn’t even have my own place until I was 32 years old. I literally lived out of bags for 16-plus years.”

110. “I pack a toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant. That’s it. I don’t have the time or patience for anything else. I’m a natural kind of guy. I don’t style my hair, never learned how.”


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