Despite his relatively short career in the industry and untimely death in 2008, Oscar-winning actor Heath Ledger is generally counted as one of the greats of all time. He was a true intellectual with developed artistic sensibilities. He was also exceptionally self-aware. He knew his abilities and limitations and acknowledged that his career had been spoon-fed to him by studio executives. Forgoing the desire to look back into the past or gaze forward into the future, he lived in the present. He often took long breaks between jobs, so he could maintain his excitement about acting. We have collected several of his quotes from archived interviews and articles. Here are some of the things he has to say on people. Choices, future, money, happiness, love, family and life in general.