"At the end of drama school, I made a contract with myself: I'd try acting for five years. I was 26. I had already spent eight years working in restaurants and gas stations. So I had seen enough small businesses to understand that that's what acting is: a small business."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Hugh Jackman on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Hugh Jackman on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Hugh Jackman on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Hugh Jackman on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Hugh Jackman on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"I have two children and it's amazing how in tune they are with nature, with light, with smells, with time."
"Americans are the most generous country on the planet. I've worked in Europe, I've worked in Australia. There is no where else where you get absolutely no attitude for being a foreigner. If you do your job well, they embrace you."
"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."
"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."
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