"Art is something to be proud of. Art is no compromise."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Christian Bale 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."Christian Bale on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Christian Bale on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Christian Bale on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Christian Bale on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"How serious can a movie about time-traveling robots be? You want it to be cool and fun."