"My dad was the biggest influence on my life because he was never boring."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Christian Bale on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Christian Bale on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Christian Bale on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Christian Bale on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Christian Bale on Friedrich Nietzsche
"One of the places where we lived when I was growing up had this big wood out the back. And starting when I was about 8, I used to enjoy just walking alone through the wood late. Eleven p.m. Midnight. Later."
"Art is something to be proud of. Art is no compromise."
"I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn't have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living."
"I met my grandfather just before he died, and it was the first time that I had seen Dad with a relative of his. It was interesting to see my own father as a son and the body language and alteration in attitude that comes with that, and it sort of changed our relationship for the better."
"There was a great complexity to my father. He was a devoted family man. But, in the same breath, he simply was not suited to an anchored life. He should have been somebody who had a backpack, an old map, a bit of change in his pocket and that was it - roaming the world."
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