"I lived by the candlelight for two years because I couldn't afford power. It was nice and romantic at the time, but if you can't afford power you're pretty broke. You endure it."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Jeremy Renner on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Jeremy Renner on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Jeremy Renner on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Jeremy Renner on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Jeremy Renner on Booker T. Washington
"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."