"I know it's a cliche but I never wanted to be famous. I don't believe anybody wants to be famous."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Jeremy Renner on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Jeremy Renner on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Jeremy Renner on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Jeremy Renner on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Jeremy Renner on Ambrose Bierce
"You have to wait for a big star to come in and generate interest on a project, and now that has become me, which is an amazing blessing."
"Architecture and building is about how you get around the obstacles that are presented to you. That sometimes determines how successful you'll be: How good are you at going around obstacles?"
"The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible. So I'll play in bands and record and play songs with other people, but for me it's a form of expression that all I need is me. I don't need cameras or agents, I can just have a piano and sing and feel totally verified."
"I was always a singer. But I was always focused on being an actor as my trade. Music I do just for me. The movie business is very difficult but the music business is just impossible."
"People find themselves in ruts all the time. You're in a complacent lifestyle where you work 9 to 5 and then you add a mortgage and kids. You feel trapped, but guess what, brother? You constructed that life. If you're OK with it, there's nothing wrong with that. But if you've got unease, then you've got to make a change."