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A collection of top Chris Pratt quotes on acting, cinema, weight issues, relationships, and personal inspirations and motivations.

71 Top Chris Pratt Quotes You'll Want To Use As Mantras

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actor

Born On: June 21, 1979

Born In: Virginia, Minnesota

While Chris Pratt may not be a celestial like his MCU counterpart, he shares several other qualities with Star-Lord, including a self-deprecating sense of humour. Having got his start on television, he is now one of the most popular stars in Hollywood and has millions of fans worldwide. Despite this, he approaches his fame with humility. Before he had to get in  shape for the Marvel character, he dealt with negative body image and weight issues. An avid hunter, he has received some criticism for his dietary habits but is completely nonchalant about it. We have collected many of his quotes from articles, interviews, speeches and social media posts. Let us see what he has to say on acting, cinema, weight issues, relationships, and personal inspirations and motivations.

I surprised myself with my ability to run. It's kind of like tippy toe running. I would not be able to outrun Indominus Rex, but with enough practice I might be able to make it 40 or 50 feet before I was killed.

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I'm still fighting really hard to get any role I get. If it's comedy, I go for the laughs. And if it's drama, I try to tell the truth, and try to play the real stakes of whatever scenario the character's in.

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With moviemaking, you can be halfway around the world for six months. So there are amazing benefits to doing TV, and with the platform change and the way it is, I would never ever rule out doing TV again.

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Film is cool because it's an hour and a half to two hours. It's a great ride. It's typically three acts - beginning, middle and end. It's going on an adventure and by the end it's all cleaned up.

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I have a lot of plants and fish and a pet lizard and Venus flytraps. I have a whole ecosystem in my room, like a running waterfall and different lights and sensors set on digital timers.

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I'm happy to try any genre, from drama to comedy and anything in between. Although, to be fair, for most of my career, I've been at the mercy of what people are willing to put me in.

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What's so great about TV is that you can get an opportunity to tell really rich stories, over the course of so many hours. It's like a novel of this type of medium.

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Being in good physical shape is the best way to combat depression. You just have endorphins running around your body. It is the best anti-depressive that there is.

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I love 'Capote.' Huge fan of Philip Seymour Hoffman; if he's not my all-time favorite actor he's definitely in my top five. I just love him so much.

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It's really nice to have someone who's intelligent and articulate to talk to about what you're doing, because it's a big part of who we are.

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Nick Offerman is my hero. He just cracks me up. He's so funny, but he's a true actor, too - he's bringing so much when he's onscreen.

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When you look at pictures of me, the longer my hair is, the longer my facial hair is, that's just the longer I haven't gotten a job.

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Some people fast, some people go on a cruise or visit a day spa. I get out in the woods with a rifle or a bow. That's my release.

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I think any man over 250 pounds rollerblading is instant hilarity. There's nothing funnier than a giant, grown man rollerblading.

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You can't have a laugh track that sort of tells the audience when to laugh and, you know, it's difficult to find those moments.

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As an actor it's always easier to shave or cut your hair for a role, but it's hard to put fake hair on or grow hair for a role.

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I would definitely not rule out doing television, in the future, because I think it's a great medium for telling stories.

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If one day someone came up to me and was like, 'Look, you're never going to act again,' I don't know what I would do.

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I just feel like, if I drink, I want to drink a case of beer and not two beers. Two beers doesn't do anything for me.

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I have some weird habits. For instance, I love beets. Show me a salad bar and I will clean them out of their beets.

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I've eaten weird things through the course of my life. I've eaten wild game, I've eaten possum - possum's no good.

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Leslie, I typed your symptoms into the thing up here and it says you could have network connectivity problems.

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I lose my cell phone so much that I switch it every month or so, but Sony Ericsson is usually what I use.

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Both 'OC' and 'Everwood,' there were people on set where you learned to stay away from them on a bad day.

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Perfect sandwich? Two slices of white bread, mustard, mayo and a platinum American Express card.

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I went from 220 pounds that I cut down for 'Moneyball' to almost 270-280 pounds for 'Ten Year.'

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A good corroborating chain, if they fail in the last link, the whole will fall to the ground.

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Actors come up and just blatantly hit on my wife in front of me and don't even look at me.

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I don't have any delusions. I don't think I would make it through Navy SEAL training.

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I'd love to work with Steve Martin. I'd love to work with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd.

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I loved to always get naked. I was very free, so I thought, I may as well get paid.

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My favorite way to blow off steam is to sing obnoxiously loud in the shower.

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Just be yourself and forget all of the stuff you read in 'GQ' magazine.

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You can pour melted ice cream on regular ice cream. It's like a sauce!

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I married way out of my pay grade. I have no idea how that happened.

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If you wait for things to be perfect you'll just miss out on life.

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To go to the Oscars for 'Moneyball' - that was pretty amazing.

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I like to do 'Garfield Mondays': lasagna and napping in a box.

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I don't even know how I ended up with the woman that I'm with!

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As long as I keep getting cast, I don't care if it's typecast.

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We cannot judge of the fact, but the law upon the fact.

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People have told me I look like Gordon Lightfoot.

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I've always been a little soft. I like to eat.

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Television is such an evolving medium.

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Just be comfortable with who you are.

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America is at war. Go eat a donut.

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Celebrity is intoxicating.

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I've done all kinds of cool things as an actor - I've jumped out of helicopters and done some daring stunts and played baseball in a professional stadium, but none of it means anything compared to being somebody’s daddy.

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To go to the Oscars for 'Moneyball' - that was pretty amazing. And to be able to go work with Kathryn Bigelow - that's going to be pretty sweet. Hopefully I don't have to go back to being a waiter. That's still my main goal.

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The challenge is not finding the attitude, but it's really just being open and willing to go for it and try different things, and having a director that you can trust. The attitude is not something that I intended or created.

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The American audience has really opened up to women being A.) funny and B.) kinda crude. 'Bridesmaids' is R-rated, and I think it was a major coup for women to have an R-rated comedy that did really well. Same as 'Bad Teacher.'

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I have a pet lizard named Puff, five goldfish - named Pinky, Brain, Jowels, Pearl and Sandy, an oscar fish named Chef, two pacus, an albino African frog named Whitey, a bonsai tree, four Venus flytraps, a fruit fly farm and sea monkeys.

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I always thought when I was doing more melodramatic stuff like Everwood that the directors were constantly reeling me in and stopping me from being funny. I've always tried to find a funny angle on things, and 99 percent of the time, it just doesn't work.

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You can't help but change when you have a kid, and for me it was just a sense of I didn't feel like anything was missing in my life and it wasn't. It all came at just the right time, and now if I am absent from my son, I do feel like something is missing.

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I would definitely not rule out doing television in the future because I think it's a great medium for telling stories. And it can also be practically very nice for a family man to have 9 months out of the year where you're in the city, where you're close to your home.

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You get to a point where you have to start planning, when you cross that line where you have enough value to get someone's movie made if you attach yourself to it, you have to be very thoughtful and have to plan. When you're starting out, you're willing to do anything.

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I'm sure I can't relate to what females go through in Hollywood, but I do know what it feels like to eat emotionally. To be sad and make yourself happy with food, and then be almost immediately sad again, and then ashamed. Then, you try to hide those feelings with more food.

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I know that me personally I'm different than anyone else, just like our mothers all tell us we're all very special and unique and we are, and I think if an actor can stick to trying to make the character resemble something from their own spirit it will automatically be unique.

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The big challenge for me was just trying to ignore the embarrassment of being an actor. It's a pretty embarrassing thing to do. You've got people pointing cameras at you and hundreds of people watching you, as you're trying to be great. And often, almost every time, you're not.

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Most of the writers in TV are from L.A. or New York, and those are places where people are cynical and snarky. And they fly from L.A. to New York in an airplane over this vast, expansive land where people aren't snarky; they're a lot more like the Parks and Recreation characters.

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'Ten Year' was probably - I might say 'Ten Year' was my favorite filming experience of anything I ever worked on. It was totally different from 'Moneyball' in that it was a small budget, independent movie. It had a giant ensemble of actors, all of whom were basically working for free.

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With comedy, it's a combination of knowing the comedic beat was good - it made you laugh, it made people on the crew laugh. With drama, you do something deep and if your stuff was really effective, the ultimate result is silence. Silence is not necessarily... that would also be the result if you sucked.

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In TV, you can really get into not only great characters, but also the relationships. There are all of the backstories and all of the relationships that you have with every person in your life, and the relationships those people have with each other. It's just more dense and there's more time to tell stories.

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You know, I just tend to grow my beard out for 'Parks and Rec.' As an actor it's always easier to shave or cut your hair for a role, but it's hard to put fake hair on or grow hair for a role. When you look at pictures of me, the longer my hair is, the longer my facial hair is, that's just the longer I haven't gotten a job.

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Figure out whether or not you believe in yourself, and if you don't, find a way to. Because even more than you want it, you must believe it. And learn about yourself. The rhythm of one's spirit is just as important as what you look like or what you sound like. Who are you? What's your voice? What are you dying to contribute?

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One thing I've found that's really helpful in our relationship is that she's [Anna Faris] very normal. And I don't mean ordinary - I mean, she doesn't act like a big star or a comic icon or anything like that. She's really down-to-earth and sweet, and we do talk about comedy, about movies, about our careers and possible projects.

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The key is just to ignore the pain, because physical comedy only works if you see someone get hurt and they aren't actually hurt. If someone gets hit in the face with a bat, falls down, and gets back up, it's funny. If they stay down and their jaw is wired shut in the next scene, it's really tragic and weird. You have to pretend it doesn't hurt.

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When you're working with film, you can only shoot one angle at a time, and then everything has to stop, and you re-light it and shoot everything else from the opposite side, so it's really important that you stick exactly to what's written. But with the multi-camera digital setup, you're getting both sides of the scene at the same time, so it gives you that freedom to go off-book.

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I was sowing wild oats and doing the kind of things that you should do when you don't have kids. Now, I'm just doing less of that, but I earned it, you know. I feel like just spending quiet evenings with my wife and son and sitting in bed in the morning and watching him marvel over the curtains opening or whatever little thing. That all feels really good. And so, I've changed because I'm impressed.

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What's neat about TV is you get really rich, an opportunity to tell really rich stories over the course of 20 hours. Film is cool because it's an hour and a half to two hours. You go on an adventure and by the end it's all cleaned up. Maybe in a franchise you have three chapters of a great story but in TV you can really get deep. You have more time to tell stories so I would definitely not rule out doing television in the future because I think it's a great medium for telling stories.

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It's weird as actors because I mean we're fortunate in the group of people who have to spend time away from their families. There are men and women serving overseas who certainly have it a lot harder than we do, and there are jobs that take people away from the families, and that's a reality with some jobs that you have. One thing that's really difficult I find is the transition, because not only do you have to learn how to transition to living on your own again, there's a transition that happens learning how to live with somebody again.

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