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A collection of insightful quotes and sayings by Owen Wilson on work, friendship, love, giving, care, winning etc.

50 Insightful Quotes By Owen Wilson That Reveal His Multi-Faceted Personality

Quick Facts

Famous As: American actor

Born On: November 18, 1968

Born In: Dallas

It may sound rather weird that Owen Wilson looks forward to dying on screen; but it is true. As he says, “It sort of works out, because by the time I die, I'm usually tired of working on that particular movie, so I look forward to it”. In interviews, he has talked freely on various subjects, which not only involve his works, but also give us an insight into his views on the different aspects of man’s life. For example, he says that friendship is "a lot rarer than love, because there is nothing in it for anybody" or that he finds Australian accent to be “more exotic than American”. Let us now look into some of his insightful quotes on work, friendship, love, giving, care, winning etc.

I think the way it works is that when you're casting a movie, you usually want to work with people that you believe in.

Owen Wilson

I became sort of an aficionado on the Valentino pajamas, because I like those so much.

Owen Wilson

I think for Wes [Anderson] and me, the most important thing was James L. Brooks producing our first movie and giving us a chance to come to Hollywood, because without him, we might never have gotten the chance.

Owen Wilson

The first thing I remember is Alexander Calder - our school took us on a field trip to go see the Calder mobiles, and that always stuck in my memory.

Owen Wilson

I love Francis Bacon. I just saw a great Jackson Pollock exhibit at the Dallas Museum when I was home for Thanksgiving.

Owen Wilson

It isn't so much that I choose the roles - I mean, I guess there's a little bit of a selection process - but it's more just what people offer you.

Owen Wilson

Because it's me playing the character, trying to find a way to make it believable and entertaining and interesting.

Owen Wilson

I guess that's the thing about Rome: It never changes.

Owen Wilson

I think of Terrence Malick's movie Days of Heaven - one of Richard Gere's first movies - you can push pause on almost any image in the movie and it looks like a painting.

Owen Wilson

We worked together with Wes Anderson writing a couple more movies together: Rushmore [1998] and Tenenbaums.

Owen Wilson

If a movie goes south, it might not capsize me the way it used to. But I still have a terrible fear of failure. I'm a huge worrier.

Owen Wilson

I lived in Rome for about five or six months during Life Aquatic.

Owen Wilson

There's what is on screen and then for us, it's if you get along with the people and enjoy showing up at work.

Owen Wilson

I haven't seen a lot of screwball comedies, and I don't think of myself as loving the genre. To me it sounds like, okay, you're going to be in a lot of crazy situations that are unbelievable.

Owen Wilson

We didn't know what the reception was going to be when we walked out on the runway, but it felt like we were in a rock band. People started cheering. It was a nice way to begin Zoolander 2, with that kind of reception.

Owen Wilson

Acting is more fun than writing. Writing is harder, more like having a term paper.

Owen Wilson

I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time.

Owen Wilson

I try to find a way to make it comfortable or interesting or funny to me.

Owen Wilson

It's funny how it usually works out that I end up dying. It sort of works out, because by the time I die, I'm usually tired of working on that particular movie, so I look forward to it.

Owen Wilson

What's funny is that there's a lot of great Australian actors in American movies but you don't often hear them do their Australian, original accent.

Owen Wilson

The Australian accent just a very lovely accent and it doesn't have the pretention maybe of an English accent, but yet seems a little bit more exotic than an American.

Owen Wilson

In Rome, I loved seeing the Caravaggios. There are churches in Rome that have Caravaggios, and there's one, not far from Piazza Navona, that has the best, I think: St. Matthew with the money.

Owen Wilson

Maybe that's why there's an insecurity sometimes in acting, because it's not like there's a correlation between hard work and how people receive you.

Owen Wilson

Australian cattle dogs, are not like Labradors, where they just like to just sit around by the fire and get petted. They're working dogs, so they have a lot of energy, and they can drive you crazy.

Owen Wilson

There's something people find hilarious about dogs surfing and dancing and talking in the movies. I think it's nice for people - I think it's wish fulfillment - to see animals talking.

Owen Wilson

If someone doesn't want me, I'm not going to hang around and win them over.

Owen Wilson

True love is your souls recognition of its counterpoint in another.

Owen Wilson

It's not enough just to be real; you have to try to make it interesting or entertaining.

Owen Wilson

I think of myself as a doom person. I'm a worrier. But I like the idea of being an optimist. Maybe I'm the kind of optimist who deep down knows it's not going to work.

Owen Wilson

You can't get too attached to any one shampoo. And conditioner, also.

Owen Wilson

I care desperately about what I do. Do I know what product I'm selling? No. Do I know what I'm doing today? No. But I'm here, and I'm gonna give it my best shot.

Owen Wilson

It was nice that you guys have such a good sense of humor, because some people don't have the ability to laugh at something.

Owen Wilson

That's the thing about friendship, it's a lot rarer than love, because there is nothing in it for any body.

Owen Wilson

You know how they say we only use 10 percent of our brains? I think we only use 10 percent of our hearts.

Owen Wilson

Movies I liked growing up were like Francis Ford Coppolla movies and Scorsese movies.

Owen Wilson

I think the way it works is that when you're casting a movie, you usually want to work with people that you believe in.

Owen Wilson

I have never taken myself that seriously as an actor.

Owen Wilson

I definitely would like to do some more dramatic roles.

Owen Wilson

It's funny how it usually works out that I end up dying. It sort of works out, because by the time I die, I'm usually tired of working on that particular movie, so I look forward to it.

Owen Wilson

You can think of Hollywood as high school. TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors, and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.

Owen Wilson

Being in a bathtub with Jackie Chan, I don't know, it has a way of bonding you I'll tell you that. I don't know if there are some weird undertones. It was like we had met in Los Angeles and we didn't have that much to say to each other but, after that bathtub scene, we were great friends.

Owen Wilson

Men love to trust God (as they profess) for what they have in their hands, in possession, or what lies in an easy view; place their desires afar off, carry their accomplishment behind the clouds out of their sight, interpose difficulties and perplexities -- their hearts are instantly sick. They cannot wait for God; they do not trust Him, nor ever did. Would you have the presence of God with you? Learn to wait quietly for the salvation you expect from Him.

Owen Wilson

I saw Ben Stiller's movie Walter Mitty [2013]; it's very beautiful. You look at some of the movies John Ford did with John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart, and then look at Remington and Ansel Adams, and I think you see a connection, certainly in the imagery of the West.

Owen Wilson

My roommate in college in Austin, Texas, was Wes Anderson. Wes always wanted to be a director. I was an English major in college, and he got us to work on a screenplay together. And then, in working on the screenplay, he wanted my brother, Luke, and me to act in this thing. We did a short film that was kind of a first act of what became Bottle Rocket.

Owen Wilson

Anna Wintour has a reputation - she can be very intimidating - but that day [Valentino show] she was just smiling and laughing. That was my first time meeting her, and she seemed like she was having a great time. Everybody was enjoying themselves.

Owen Wilson

Maybe because I began as a writer, I have a good ear for dialogue, and maybe being an English major - and that I also read a lot as a kid - if I hear somebody say something that I think's funny, or I find a situation or story, I'll try to work that into the movie.

Owen Wilson

Through my friend Tony Shafrazi, who's an art dealer and an artist himself - he helped to show Basquiat and Keith Haring, and has worked with the Francis Bacon estate - it was really through my friendship with Tony that I developed even more of an interest in art.

Owen Wilson

My mother photographed Donald Judd in Marfa, Texas, right before he passed away. He was actually the first artist whose work I collected. I just loved the photographs that my mom had done of Donald Judd and the installations in Marfa.

Owen Wilson

I think somebody like Wes [Anderson] has a very good sense of style and is original. I think my sense of style got a little bit better after I was exposed to you guys at Valentino. Because I'm just in Hawaii and Malibu; it's just kind of T-shirts and surfing-type stuff.

Owen Wilson

I like the Valentino store in Rome.Because in Rome when I'd be riding my bike, that store is right next to the Spanish Steps, and it gets so crowded there, so I could sometimes duck into the Valentino store and go up to the top floor and have a little espresso and just relax and take it easy.

Owen Wilson