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29 Quotes By Keanu Reeves That Will Give You A Different Perspective On Life

We Don’t Deserve Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves is known as one of the kindest and most humble actors in Hollywood. Although he is famous for starring in well-known films like The Matrix and Speed, Reeves is notoriously private, and not much is known about his life currently. (1, 2)×280&!2&btvi=1&fsb=1&dtd=229

Reeves has experienced much heartbreak and tragedy throughout his life. His father left when Reeves was young and his mother moved the family to several different countries before settling in Toronto. In the nineties, he and his girlfriend Jennifer Syme were pregnant with a baby girl. Their daughter was stillborn, and Syme was killed in a car accident two years later. (2)

But Reeves remains generous and kind to the people who come into contact with him. Fans have taken to the internet to share their “Keanu Stories”, and they will only make you love the actor more. He rides the subway and was filmed giving up his seat to a woman carrying a large bag. He has been known to give large parts of his movie earnings to the makeup and effects teams to recognize their work. And he once wrote a $20,000 check to a set builder on The Matrix who needed money for his family. Honestly, we don’t deserve him. (1, 2)

29 Quotes from Keanu Reeves that Will Blow You Away

Just as inspiring as his real-life acts are his words. Here are 29 quotes from Keanu Reeves that will give you a new perspective. (3)×280&!3&btvi=2&fsb=1&dtd=397

Keanu’s Quotes on Living

1. The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way. 

2. When asked about his idea of happiness in 1995, Reeves said, “Lying in bed with my lover, riding my bike, sports, happy times with my friends, conversation, learning, the earth, dirt, a beautiful repast with friends, family with wine and glorious food and happy tidings and energy and zest and lust for life. I like being in the desert, in nature, being in extraordinary spaces in nature, high in a tree or in the dirt, hanging out with my family, my sisters.” 

3. When I don’t feel free and can’t do what I want I just react. I go against it. 

4. I love riding my bike through Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast Highway. I also go to the Santa Monica Mountains. It is like losing myself, like playing a musical instrument or any other pastime that takes away regular cares and responsibilities. 

5. It’s a cliche that money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it does buy you the freedom to live your life the way you want. 

6. I am pretty nomadic. Staying in one place is hard for me. I’ve rented homes before and I’ve stayed in hotels – I was in a hotel for almost four years in the early Nineties – but the road has also been my home. 

7. Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important. 

8 I try not to think about my life. I have no life. I need therapy. 

Quotes from Keanu Reeves about Love

9. I believe in love at first sight. You want that connection, and then you want some problems. 

10 Kissing someone is pretty intimate, actually very intimate, and your heart always kind of skips a beat before you do that. 

11. It’s fun to be hopelessly in love. It’s dangerous, but it’s fun. 

12. Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things. 

Reeves’ Quotes on Grief, Loss, and Aging

13. When the people you love are gone, you’re alone. 

14. Grief changes shape, but it never ends.

15. In 2015, when Keanu was asked about what happens after we die on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert he said, “I know that the ones who love us will miss us.” 

16. Mortality is very different when you’re 20 to when you’re 50.

17. How do I confront aging? With a wonder and a terror. Yeah, I’ll say that. Wonder and terror.

18. I had the classic 40 meltdown. I did. It’s embarrassing. It was pretty funny. But then I recovered. To me, it was like a second adolescence. Hormonally, my body was changing, my mind was changing, and so my relationship to myself and the world around me came to this assault of finiteness. 

Keanu’s Quotes about Acting and Film

 19. It’s easy to become very self-critical when you’re an actor. Then you get critiqued by the critics. Whether you agree with them or not, people are passing judgment on you. 

20. I think – I don’t know, maybe it’s nostalgia. But the choice, losing the choice to be able to use film is going to be – it’s gone. It’s going to be gone. 

21. Because we’re actors we can pretend and fake it, but I’d rather the intimate investment was authentic. 

22. I think the form, the Hollywood movie, I think the quality is obviously always going to be there and I think that the question of taste, there’s always a question of taste. 

23. How do people relate to movies now, when they’re on portable devices or streaming them? It’s not as much about going to the movies. That experience has changed.

24. Artists are losing the choice to use film. People have a love for it – the grain, how it feels, the texture.

25. I mean, if you didn’t get it or if you didn’t feel like you enjoyed it, sometimes that experience can change. 

Miscellaneous Quotes from Keanu Reeves

26. Energy can’t be created or destroyed, and energy flows. It must be in a direction, with some kind of internal, emotive, spiritual direction. It must have some effect somewhere. 

27. Letters are something from you. It’s a different kind of intention than writing an e-mail. 

28. Sure I believe in God and the Devil but they don’t have to have pitchforks and a long white beard.

29. You’re breathtaking! You’re all breathtaking!

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