"I'm very manipulative towards directors. My theory is that everyone on the set is directing the film, we're all receiving art messages from the universe on how we should do the film."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Jeff Bridges on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Jeff Bridges on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Jeff Bridges on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Jeff Bridges on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Jeff Bridges on Oscar Wilde
"One of the tough things about being an actor, probably the hardest thing, is getting your foot in the door, and my father handled that for me at a very early age."
"Any role that big is going to be a challenge for any actor, but for an actor of a young age, it's going to be even tougher."
"For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don't want to stand out. You don't want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I'm a product of nepotism. That's how I got my foot in the door, through my dad."
"I'm very much into the costuming of any character that I portray and it's one of the great things about making movies is it's a collaborative art form so you get all these artists who are looking specifically about for this instance your character's costume and what that might tell about your character."
"Unlike a lot of actors, my father encouraged all his kids to go into show business."
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