108 Best Robert Downey Jr Quotes & Wallpaper

Robert Downey Jr Quotes are a bunch of hilarious yet wise words clubbed together by the superhero, Ironman.

He is in showbiz for about four decades straight and yet is extremely successful in garnering his stardom.

Fans of Robert John Downey Jr. have been hooked on his performances since his start.

He has been nailing the screen with his brilliant work throughout his professional career.

From action comedy, Tropic Thunder to his insanely popular character Iron Man a.k.a. Tony Stark in Marvel Cinematic Universe, made him the highest-paid actor in Hollywood from 2013-2015.

Enough of his professional life, for now, we’re here for a different thing.

We are well-acquainted with his dialogue delivery, now let us enjoy his own thoughts expressed in his own words through his own mouth.

Here is a list of Robert Downey Jr Quotes. Read and Enjoy!

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Robert Downey Jr Quotes

Robert Downey Jr Quotes

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Robert Downey Junior Quotes

1- “One must always be mindful.”

2- “I don’t need an Iron Man suit.”

3- “I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb.”

4- “I’m coming from a place of total strength and humility now.”

5- “You need to know what to do when the sun is not shining.”

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6- “I know who I am.”

7- “For years I took pride in being resilient.”

8- “The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.”

9- “I am in the continual process of transcending fear.”

10- “I have such an overwhelming sense that if you’re in the right state of heart, the next right thing appears to you.”

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11- “I just think it’s good to be confident. If I’m not on my team why should anybody else be?”

12- “It’s really not that difficult to overcome these seemingly ghastly problems…what’s hard is to decide.”

13- “The higher the stakes, the happier I am, the better I will be.”

14- “Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.”

15- “I think it’s miraculous that anybody survives themselves.”

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16- “I’m not weird. I’m adorably eccentric.”

17- “The old saying is true, behind every good man there an incredible woman.”

18- “Nothing pleases me more than when somebody who was awe-inspired to be working with me realizes I’m just another schmuck that they’re bored of hanging out with on a set. I love that moment. I like it when that persistent illusion is smashed.”

19- “It’s hard to get out of the barrel. It’s slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in.”

20- “There’s somewhere you’re supposed to go, and if you get quiet enough, you’ll make it.”

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21- “I don’t think I’m in any position to give anybody advice about anything.”

22- “I’m very good at deconstructing. I’m a very good troubleshooter for why something is unlikely to work. And most everything is unlikely to work.”

23- “Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.”

24- “All these years, my favorite thing to do in life was to be laughing until the tears well up. Now I’ve found that humor is something as valuable as an Aqua-Lung to divers.”

25- “At the end of the day, anything I think I’m sacrificing I’m just giving up because it makes me feel better.”

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26- “You have to let go of the things that are darling to you. You have to take the focus off yourself and put it on the shape of the scene and the intention of what everyone else needs.”

27- “It’s hard to get out of the barrel. It’s slippery around the edges and people are happy to see you fall back in.”

28- “I’m an actor, a husband, a father of two, and a full-time Avenger.”

29- “I always thought genius meant someone who has a lot of character, and everybody has a lot of character, so I don’t know. I don’t want to be too humble. It’s not that hard to be good. You just have to do it a lot.”

30- “I was kind of like chasing my tail and trying to do the right thing and was a little bit stupid. Or irresponsible, which is the same thing I guess. It’s just been really busy and I had a lot of great opportunities.”

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31- “Job one is to get out of that cave. A lot of people do get out but don’t change.”

32- “It doesn’t matter whether or not you can act. If you can go into a room and make these sweaters want you, that’s what’ll get you the job.”

33- “For years, I took pride in being resilient. That turned me into this guy who can get hit by a brick bat every morning and still look kind of cute.”

34- “Everyone has a story, and the story changes, and the more I can root into the truth of things – it’s so hard – I don’t think anyone ever really puts it all together. But somewhere along the way, it all became fused.”

35- “People never change because they are under threat or under duress. Never. They change because they see something that makes their life seem valuable enough to start moving toward a life worth living.”

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36- “Acting is always a challenge.”

37- “I always think part of success is being able to replicate results, taking what is interesting or viable about yourself as a professional person and seeing if you bring it into different situations with similar results.”

38- “People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds.”

39- “I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it.”

40- “To me, friendship means loving tolerance.”

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41- “There’s a little bit of asshole in every nice guy, and there’s a little bit of genius in every moron.”

42- “I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.”

43- “I guess the issue for me is to keep things dynamic.”

44- “I’ve noticed that worrying is like praying for what you don’t want to happen.”

45- “I have a sense of destiny that you are led to the things you are supposed to do.”

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46- “With a terrible script, you hustle and try to make it better. But with a good script it can be trouble because you rest on your laurels, so to speak, you think it’s going to translate easily.”

47- “I’m a soldier who didn’t know how nasty the battle was going to be, and now, I’ve got a purple heart and I’m back.”

48- “All I want, and I think all any parent with a semblance of a moral psychology wants, is for my kid to have his own experience, uninhibited.”

49- “Nothing will serve you better than a strong work ethic. Nothing.”

50- “I always encourage people to be confident, and sometimes even a little falsely so, just so you can give yourself an opportunity.”

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51- “Mediocrity is my biggest fear. I’m not afraid of total failure because I don’t think that will happen. I’m not afraid of success because that beats the hell out of failure. It’s being in the middle that scares me.”

52- “Whenever I watch someone doing something, even if it doesn’t turn out so great, I at least admire their intentions.”

53- “There are some parents who have really done it right and told their kid, You know, we have this dough, none of this is for you. You have to get your own.” 

54- “Nothing’s a break for me. Not even the breaks are breaks.”

55- “I take some pride in… representing myself exactly how I would like to have my son remember me to his kids.”

Robert Downey Jr Quotes On Life

56- “Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff.”

57- “I understand reversal of fortune; that usually has come through my own hand, but you know, you live life on life’s terms.”

58- “Look, even bad years are pretty good years I think.”

59- “I think life changes every year.”

60- “Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough.”

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61- “Discipline for me is about respect. It’s not even about self-respect; it’s about respect for life and all it offers.”

62- “I used to be so convinced that happiness was the goal, yet all those years I was chasing after it I was unhappy in the pursuit. Maybe the goal really should be a life that values honor, duty, good work, friends, and family.”

63- “Growing up is something that you do your whole life. I want to always feel that I can be a kid if I want.”

64- “If I could eat whatever I wanted every day, I would have Domino’s pizza with pasta carbonara inside every slice. And at night, I would have Neapolitan ice cream until I felt absolutely toxic. And then I would drift off telling myself, ‘It’s going to be O.K… It’s going to be O.K. you’re going to train in the morning.”

65- “Dad’s Jewish and Irish, Mom’s German and Scotch. I couldn’t say I was anything. My last name isn’t even Downey. My dad changed his name when he wanted to get into the Army and was underage. My real name is Robert Elias. I feel like I’m still looking for a home in some way.”

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66- “There is unpanned gold in every soul you run into, no matter what walk of life they are from.”

67- “I want to give myself the freedom not to have to be projecting my whole life ahead.”

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68- “Listen, smile, agree, then do whatever you were going to do anyway.”

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69- “The truth is…I am Iron Man.”

70- “Listen, I know that school sucks. I know that you want to save the world. But you’re not ready yet.”

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71- “I build neat stuff, got a great girl, occasionally save the world. So why can’t I sleep?”

72- “Everybody wants a happy ending, right? But it doesn’t always roll that way. Maybe this time.”

73- “There’s no throne, there is no version of this, where you come out on top. Maybe your army comes and maybe it’s too much for us, but it’s all on you. Because if we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we’ll avenge it.”

74- “When I realized what my weapons were capable of in the wrong hands, I shut it down and stopped manufacturing.”

75- “I needed you, as in past tense. That trumps what you need. It’s too late, buddy. Sorry. […] What we needed was a suit of armor around the world! Remember that? Whether it impacted our precious freedoms or not, that’s what we needed! […] I said we’d lose.”

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76- “I am Iron Man. The suit and I are one. To turn over the Iron Man suit would be to turn over myself, which is tantamount to indentured servitude or prostitution, depending on what state you’re in.”

77- “In the case of an untimely death on my part. I mean, not that, death at any time isn’t untimely.”

78- “I never got to say goodbye to my father. There’s questions I would’ve asked him. I would’ve asked him how he felt about what his company did, if he was conflicted, if he ever had doubts. Or maybe he was every inch of man we remember from the newsreels. I saw young Americans killed by the very weapons I created to defend them and protect them. And I saw that I had become part of a system that is comfortable with zero-accountability.”

79- “Check the heart, check the, check the, is it the brain?”

80- “You experience things and then they’re over, and you still can’t explain them? Gods, aliens, other dimensions? I’m just a man in a can. The only reason I haven’t cracked up is probably because you moved in, which is great.”

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81- “We got a shot at getting these stones, but I gotta tell you my priorities: Bring back what we lost? I hope, yes. Keep what I got? I have to, at all costs. And…maybe not die trying will be nice. “

82- “I watched my friends die. You’d think that’d be as bad as it gets, right? Nope. It wasn’t the worst part.”

83- “If you’re nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it, okay? God, I sound like my dad.”

84- “Part of the journey is the end. What am I even tripping for? Everything’s gonna workout exactly the way it’s supposed to.”

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85- “I am playing a role within a role within a role so I know who I am.”

86- “An actor’s job is no different from anybody else’s job. I just have what it takes to show emotion.”

87- “I don’t read the script. The script reads me.”

88- “I don’t get out of my character until the DVD is done.”

89- “I’m like a child who plays with himself whenever he’s scared.”

90- “Are we finishing this scene or does everyone have to be emotional?”

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91- “There ain’t gonna be no takes. There ain’t gonna be no movie.”

92- “I know who I am! I’m a dude playing the dude, disguised as another dude!”

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93- “I know very little about acting. I’m just an incredible gifted faker.”

94- “I make faces for cash and chicken.”

95- “If I was a lawyer, I’d be my own best client.”

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96- “Listen, smile, agree, then do whatever you were going to do anyway.”

97- “If I was a Pokemon, I’ll either be a Psyduck or a Jigglypuff.”

98- “I don’t need an iron man suit. I’m already a weapon of mass seduction.”

99- “Sometimes you just gotta be drop-kicked out of the nest.”

100- “Oh, I don’t drink these days. I’m allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs.”

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101- “I Love You 3000.”

102- “I Despise Who You Are On A Cellular Level.”

103- “Everyone Wants Atticus Finch Until There’s A Dead Hooker In A Bathtub.”

104- “There’s Nothing More Elusive Than An Obvious Fact.”

105- “Come At Once If Convenient. If Inconvenient, Come All The Same.”

106- “I Know Who I Am! I’m A Dude Playing A Dude Disguised As Another Dude!”

107- “If You’re Nothing Without The Suit, Then You Shouldn’t Have It.”

108- “I Am Iron Man.”

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