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126 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Hugh Jackman That Will Make You Sit Up & Take Notice

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actor, Producer

Born On: October 12, 1968

Born In: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hugh Jackman is a popular Australian singer, producer and actor. He has gained recognition across the globe for his acting in different genres. Some of his most notable movies include, ‘X-Men film series’, ‘Prisoners’, ‘The Prestige’, ‘Australian’, ‘The Fountain’ and ‘Les Miserables’ amongst various others. The eminent artist has bagged in notable awards and accolades which include ‘Golden Globe’, ‘Academy Award’, ‘Emmy Award’ and ‘Tony Award’. He has also lent his voice to many animated characters and has also hosted Academy as well as Tony Awards. Go through the popular, famous, inspiring and insightful quotes and sayings by the celebrated artist which have been curated from his movies, dialogues, films, thoughts, work, interviews, public utterances and life. Read through the quotes and thoughts by Hugh Jackman on change, school, believe, coffee, thinks, anyone, travel, sports, relationship, respect, love, admit, revolution, fear, community, business, losing, emotions and more.

Write down five things you love to do. Next, write down five things that you're really good at. Then just try to match them up! Revisit your list once a year to make sure you're on the right track.

Hugh Jackman

My friends say, 'Man you're going to have kids sleeping on pillowcases with your face on it! You're going to be on toothbrushes and magnets and stuff.' I guess now that I'm a dad, I'm thrilled about that.

Hugh Jackman

When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that's happened that day just melts away.

Hugh Jackman

To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.

Hugh Jackman

That's the great thing about parenting. You end up going places you never thought you'd go.

Hugh Jackman

My gosh, I love food. If I wasn’t an actor, I could be a completely different body shape right now.

Hugh Jackman

Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It's like the ultimate rest. It's better than the best sleep you've ever had. It's a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.

Hugh Jackman

My father is very Jean Valjean. He's what I would call a great example of a religious person. He is a deeply thoughtful man whose religion is in his deeds way more than anything else. It's not talked about that much.

Hugh Jackman

I'm not a loner at all.

Hugh Jackman

The first show I ever did, singing and dancing, was 'Beauty and the Beast.' I was playing Gaston. Gaston has red tights, knee high boots, and it's very physical. I had headaches every day for two months.

Hugh Jackman

It's absolutely physically demanding to play the role of Wolverine. There's a lot of action, and I try to do as much of it as I can because it's better for the audience.

Hugh Jackman

If I could only do one exercise, it would be dead lifting. For cardio, I dance, I ride my bike, I run and I have kids. There is a... lot of cardio just from being a parent.

Hugh Jackman

I like to dress up in a tailored suit from time to time, and there's a tailor I go to in Naples who's fantastic. But if I told anyone his name, I'd have to kill them.

Hugh Jackman

I always felt love from both my parents.

Hugh Jackman

I've always felt embraced by the Broadway community even before I felt like I earned it.

Hugh Jackman

When you dance, your body just wants to find its natural weight. I'm naturally a lot more Tommy Tune than I am Wolverine.

Hugh Jackman

I wanted to be a lawyer. Then a journalist. Actually, I graduated from university as a journalist.

Hugh Jackman

My dad's main client was the World Bank, and he spent most of his time traveling to Third World countries. His particular interest lay in the eradication of poverty through development and business.

Hugh Jackman

I lived with a coffee farmer called Dukale on a trip I made with World Vision to Ethiopia, and realised there's no good reason for the disparity in opportunity around the world.

Hugh Jackman

For Sunday breakfast, I make orange and ricotta pancakes, crepes and eggs. You know men, we usually go for breakfast because it's the easiest thing to cook and then we try to make it seem fancy.

Hugh Jackman

I feel so lucky to have both a son and a daughter, because there's a different relationship with each of them.

Hugh Jackman

Coming to terms with our true natures and who we really are has always been a fascination to humans. I know it fascinates me.

Hugh Jackman

I have two children and it's amazing how in tune they are with nature, with light, with smells, with time.

Hugh Jackman

That's all about the natural order of things, the idea of nature protecting children but also children protecting nature.

Hugh Jackman

Salvatore Ferragamo have done some nice handmade suits for me.

Hugh Jackman

But in another world, another life, probably growing up in another country, I might have been more of a dancer.

Hugh Jackman

One thing I do personally started 20 years ago. I started meditating, and I know twice a day I can kind of let everything drop. It's just about being quiet, like drawing back the day, and it allows me to have energy.

Hugh Jackman

I have two kids, career and I travel, and I don't think my life is any different than most couples. The most valuable commodity now for many people is time and how to parcel that out.

Hugh Jackman

But anyone who's done a musical knows; whether you're dancing or not, physically it's the most difficult thing you can do.

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Singing is incredibly physical.

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I've dreamt of being in a movie musical for a long time. For some reason I never even thought 'Les Mis' would be possible.

Hugh Jackman

I would love to have a robot at home.

Hugh Jackman

I had a bad back for a couple of years. I had to do a lot of physiotherapy for it. What I couldn't understand at the time was why the therapists had me doing a lot of stomach work.

Hugh Jackman

By nature I'm not a brooder.

Hugh Jackman

Actually, I graduated from university as a journalist.

Hugh Jackman

As a boy, I'd always had an interest in theater. But the idea at my school was that drama and music were to round out the man. It wasn't what one did for a living. I got over that.

Hugh Jackman

I can look back on my life, where there have been moments where things might have gone the other way. Everything is like stepping stones, and I've seen people I admire falter. We're all vulnerable.

Hugh Jackman

I have lots of older siblings, and as they started to leave the house, I went from cooking once a week to twice, three times, and so on. After a while, it was just like making the bed.

Hugh Jackman

I don't think many actors are the best judge of careers. I think generally we have good instincts about what we can do in terms of acting. And often they become directors, which I don't want to be.

Hugh Jackman

I'm a mad lover of sport. You cannot say a bad word to me about sports. So I know business is involved and I know it can be cynical, and, of course, I watch it, but for me it's pure.

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And I think that, of course, there is some dysfunction of needing to be liked or noticed or to feel part of things, something going on there for most actors. For some there's not and I think they really struggle with it.

Hugh Jackman

At which point should we let go and do what we want to do, and when should we submit to rules? Coming to terms with our true natures and who we really are has always been a fascination to humans. I know it fascinates me.

Hugh Jackman

I never wanted to go longer than five years off the stage. Not necessarily musicals, but just doing a play or something.

Hugh Jackman

I'm doing a new musical on Broadway, which opens in October called 'The Boy from Oz,' where I play Peter Allen. For those of you who don't know, he became first famous in America for marrying Liza Minelli.

Hugh Jackman

My parents were drawn to the idea that there was space and opportunity in Australia. For the meagre sum of £10, you could sail your entire family out to Australia, so that's what my father chose to do.

Hugh Jackman

I got hooked on espresso when I visited Italy at 18, but these days I prefer a 'flat white.' It's like a small latte with less milk - they're popular in Australia.

Hugh Jackman

I'm always very nervous about the word 'dancer' next to my name because anyone who's really trained in dance will go, 'This guy's fudging so badly.'

Hugh Jackman

I like the Rolling Stones for karaoke. 'Sympathy For The Devil' is a great one.

Hugh Jackman

One of things I'd love to do one day is a Shakespeare with Trevor Nunn. I've done musicals with him, but never Shakespeare. There's no one better.

Hugh Jackman

I'm quite an independent person, and I had to be. As a boy and growing into a young man I had to look out for myself. And now I'm very family-oriented. It's a big priority in my life.

Hugh Jackman

The last 10 years I have had to bulk up for roles and I'm naturally skinny, so I have eaten and killed so many chickens! I wouldn't even want to count. I need to balance that out.

Hugh Jackman

My kids are not that interested in my movie career, by the way. My son, in particular, never talks about it. He just wants me as his dad.

Hugh Jackman

I know I'm not known as method. By nature I'm not a brooder. What I continue to use is a mixture of the English school, which is traditionally outside-in, and the more American way of working from the inside out.

Hugh Jackman

You have to eat before you train. Otherwise, that really intense training, after about 40 minutes you start to flag.

Hugh Jackman

The activity of being a husband, a father - those are roles, too, but underneath them is the spiritual center that connects us all, and that's what's most important.

Hugh Jackman

When you're playing an icon like Wolverine, it's sometimes better to be someone that nobody knows because they don't know what to expect. I don't mind a little bit of anonymity; it helps on the subway.

Hugh Jackman

We feel that there are so many kids who need adopting. We thought we'd do it after having a couple of our own, but we just changed our mind.

Hugh Jackman

There was a whole display set up of all the X-Men paraphernalia. My wife couldn't resist telling this 5-year-old boy that I was Wolverine. The little kid looked up at me and he was staring at me.

Hugh Jackman

I'm not doing Bond.

Hugh Jackman

Sometimes you have to go places with characters and emotions within yourself you don't want to do, but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.

Hugh Jackman

My agent said to me five years ago, 'Hugh, I can see one day you... if I had to plan a goal for you, it's for you to have the kind of career that Sinatra had.'

Hugh Jackman

I'm a big goofball, you know. Don't tell anyone that, but I'm a big goofball. In Australia we call it a dag.

Hugh Jackman

I have a wife and a son, but the gay rumors have started. I guess it's a sign that I'm moving up the ladder.

Hugh Jackman

Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.

Hugh Jackman

My gosh, I love food. If I wasn't an actor, I could be a completely different body shape right now.

Hugh Jackman

Because I believe actually the more you do something, the less frightening it becomes because you start to realize the outcome is not as important as you think.

Hugh Jackman

It dawned on me that acting was what I wanted to do with my life. Nothing had ever touched my heart like acting did.

Hugh Jackman

I'm an actor who believes we all have triggers to any stage of emotion. It's not always easy to find but it's still there.

Hugh Jackman

I'm quite a competitive person, so I do quite like to win.

Hugh Jackman

If I'm a lush at anything, it's food and drink. I'm not materialistic in any way, but I value food.

Hugh Jackman

My mum and I are, in many ways, quite similar. We're both creative, gregarious, and energetic.

Hugh Jackman

I've always felt that if you back down from a fear, the ghost of that fear never goes away. It diminishes people.

Hugh Jackman

I just love making a fool out of myself. I made my living as a clown at kids' parties for about three years.

Hugh Jackman

I've never heard my dad say a bad word about anybody. He always keeps his emotions in check and is a true gentleman. I was taught that losing it was indulgent, a selfish act.

Hugh Jackman

Breakfast is my specialty. I admit it's the easiest meal to cook, but I make everything with a twist, like lemon ricotta pancakes or bacon that's baked instead of fried.

Hugh Jackman

Now I meet people with full-color Wolverine tattoos on their backs. Thank God I did okay, because I think if I hadn't, they'd spit on me in the street.

Hugh Jackman

As you get older you have more respect and empathy for your parents. Now I have a great relationship with both of them.

Hugh Jackman

For me that's one of the great indulgences in life - a hand-tailored suit, and a great pair of handmade shoes.

Hugh Jackman

I'd sell my soul for a good cause.

Hugh Jackman

Your wife is always right. Very simple. I think I'm going to get it tattooed on my forehead.

Hugh Jackman

With age, you see people fail more. You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid? You keep going. Luckily, I'm not afraid to make a fool of myself.

Hugh Jackman

Anyone who thinks they're indispensible is fooling themselves.

Hugh Jackman

There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how you feel or the misfortunes in your life. You can't go through life obsessing about what might have been.

Hugh Jackman

The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don't just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it.

Hugh Jackman

I was brought up in a way that when you're at a dinner party, you don't grab a chip unless it's been offered to everyone else. It's the manners of being brought up by English parents.

Hugh Jackman

To get down to the quick of it, respect motivates me - not success.

Hugh Jackman

The most scared I'd ever been was the first time I sang at a rugby match, Australia versus New Zealand, in front of one hundred thousand people. I had a panic attack the night before because people have been booed off and never worked again... just singing one song, the national anthem.

Hugh Jackman

I was probably more scared of my high school exams than I was of the Oscars. At the time you think it's everything and if you don't do well, your life's over. Opportunities are gone. So the more you do it, the less the fear is present.

Hugh Jackman

Australians are coffee snobs. An influx of Italian immigrants after World War II ensured that - we probably had the word 'cappuccino' about 20 years before America. Cafe culture is really big for Aussies. We like to work hard, but we take our leisure time seriously.

Hugh Jackman

There is anxiety, but it comes after you've finished filming because it's out of your hands; people are editing it, they're cutting it, marketing it. And it's... part your career sort of rides on that. But when you're actually filming it's a team thing and it really feels good there for me.

Hugh Jackman

I just find the evangelical church too, well, restrictive. But the School of Practical Philosophy is nonconfrontational. We believe there are many forms of Scripture. What is true is true and will never change, whether it's in the Bible or in Shakespeare. It's about oneness.

Hugh Jackman

Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don't get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don't have to do as much, like you don't go on as many outings.

Hugh Jackman

The secret to modern life is finding the measure in time management. I have two kids, career and I travel, and I don't think my life is any different than most couples. The most valuable commodity now for many people is time and how to parcel that out.

Hugh Jackman

I had a fairly enlightened dad, though if you looked at his resume, it might not seem that way. He was a chartered accountant for Price Waterhouse. He was strict, and we had a very ordered life. To this day, I am the least materialistic person I know, because my father didn't raise me to just go out and buy this or that car.

Hugh Jackman

One afternoon when I was 9, my dad told me I'd be skipping school the next day. Then we drove 12 hours from Melbourne to Sydney for the Centenary Test, a once-in-a-lifetime commemorative cricket match. It was great fun - especially for a kid who was a massive sports fan.

Hugh Jackman

I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don't have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We're very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food.

Hugh Jackman

I'm lucky to have worked in theater all over the world, but there's something magical about Broadway. The audiences are smart, they're educated. They go in ready and they're up for it, they're up for the party. It's a whole different atmosphere.

Hugh Jackman

Comic book fans have loved Wolverine, and all the 'X-Men' characters, for more than the action. I think that's what set it apart from many of the other comic books. In the case of Wolverine, when he appeared, he was a revolution really. He was the first anti-hero.

Hugh Jackman

My father is a real idealist, and he's all about learning. If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up, it was just a resounding 'No.' But if I asked for a saxophone, one would appear and next day and I'd be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning, my father would spare no expense.

Hugh Jackman

I'm not a kid. You don't get in this business for anonymity. It's not like I have posters of myself on the wall, but at the same time, I'm kind of ready for a little bit of it, but I worry for my little one, and my family - their privacy. That's what I'm more protective of.

Hugh Jackman

In terms of theater, there's not a more supportive theater community than in New York. It's really kind of a real thrill to go there. I mean, don't forget, I'm a boy from the suburbs of Sydney, so getting to New York is a huge, huge thrill.

Hugh Jackman

I remember at one point being in fellowship, and everyone used to wear the fish symbol; it said you were a Christian. So I asked my father, 'Dad, why don't you wear that at work?' And he said, 'Your religion should be in your actions.' He set a great, great example.

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What I respect as far as in myself and in others is the spirit of just doing it. For better or worse, it may work and it may not, but I'm going to go for it. Ultimately I probably prefer to be respected for that than whether it works out or not, either winning or losing.

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I once sang 'Summer Nights,' from 'Grease,' at a bar in Melbourne with John Travolta, who's a good friend of mine. He looked cool singing the part of Danny - sitting in an armchair, smoking a cigar - while I got stuck playing Sandy.

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