"My hope is that people will be repulsed by the character's complete lack of ethics and obsession with consumerism - that's what I was saying about the difference between the character's message and the film's message."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Christian Bale on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Christian Bale on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Christian Bale on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Christian Bale on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Christian Bale on Dalai Lama
"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."