Top 35 Inspiring Christian Bale Quotes To Work Hard

Christian Bale is a famous English actor. He is said to be one of the best actors in his generation. At the age of 13 he began starring in movies including Empire of the Sun, American Psycho, The Dark Knight Trilogy and many others. He is also well know for versality and intensive way of acting. Bale has received several accolades including, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award. Here are some Christian Bale Quotes that will inspire you to work hard.

Inspiring Christian Bale Quotes

“I think mostly it’s the adventure that I will have in making the movie. That’s what I look for.” Christian Bale

“I like being responsible for myself.” Christian Bale

“It’s not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me.” Christian Bale

“There’s a level of confidence in the actor you’re working with that really helps a lot. It makes all the difference.” Christian Bale

“When it comes to films, people often don’t differentiate between the message of a bad central character and the message of the film itself. They are two separate things.” Christian Bale

“The art of survival is a story that never ends.” Christian Bale

“I never want to feel that I’m playing it safe.”


“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.” Christian Bale

“I only sound intelligent when there’s a good script writer around.” Christian Bale

“Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people have got to have their faith rewarded.” Christian Bale

“But I learned that there’s a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly. If you can sit happy with embarrassment, there’s not much else that can really get to ya.” Christian Bale

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“I feel like I’m pretty good but I don’t like to toot my own horn, you know. I want to let the work speak for itself and kind of move on to the next thing.” Christian Bale

“We’re all conning ourselves, one way or another, just to get through life.” Christian Bale

“Being misunderstood is not a bad thing as an actor. I know the truth.”


“I started my career without fans.” Christian Bale

“I want to do good work. I want the opportunity to work with good people, and the only way I’m gonna do that is to commit 110% – you get out what you put in.” Christian Bale

“It’s about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along.” Christian Bale

“I think it’s important when you’re acting to be as relaxed as possible even if you’re doing something intense. You’re basically in a state of dynamic relaxation.” Christian Bale

“If I’m not working, I really have nothing to do with it – I’m not hanging out and mixing with film people. Not that I have anything against film people; they’re some of the best people around and some of the worst people around, just like in any business, they just gesticulate a little bit more.” Christian Bale

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“I never want to turn something down because I’m afraid to do it, because of some idea of image or whatever. That was never anything I set out to do. In fact, the opposite, I always want to confuse people in terms of any kind of image and be unpredictable in any kind of movie I make.” Christian Bale

“If you’re doing your job properly, you take the risk of feeling slightly foolish and delve in and bring out the emotions.”


“You have to treat yourself like a mushroom to some degree, in order to keep on discovering things.” Christian Bale

“All of the muscles were gone, so that was a real tough time of rebuilding all of that. But you have a deadline, you have an obligation. You’ve said that you will commit to this part, and I just can’t live with myself for not really giving it as much as I can.” Christian Bale

“I tend to think you’re fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.” Christian Bale

“It’s the actors who are prepared to make fools of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience.” Christian Bale

“No, only disappointment in myself on those occasions I didn’t manage to rise to the occasion as I felt I should’ve done. I can always see how to do it, and then the challenge is, Can I manage that each and every day?” Christian Bale

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“I do like taking stuff seriously that a lot of people look at as nonsense. I enjoy the insanity of that. And I like the commitment that is needed for that.” Christian Bale

“And I not only inherited an aversion to the nine-to-five routine, but the sense from my parents that being bored and boring is the worst thing that you can be.”

“You either decide to take the easy way out, which means you’re only going to disappoint yourself and everybody else, or you take the risk right now of being a fool, which is the only way you’ll end up being exhilarated later on when you actually watch the movie.” Christian Bale

“It’s about pursuing it rather than waiting to see what comes along. That’s partly because I found myself getting typecast, as everyone does unless they pursue roles that are very different from what they’ve done before.” Christian Bale

“Whatever you do, do it completely. Do it more than anybody else would.” Christian Bale

“I’d love to remain a secret and still work, but I also want people to see the movies I’m in and get a higher profile because of that. I like to think that as long as you continue choosing diverse roles, you can avoid becoming predictable.” Christian Bale

“I find something fascinating about the quiet man in the background who has no desire to be the center of attention.” Christian Bale

“I went backwards and forwards over it until I was 22. And then in the past few years I began to say to myself, ok, look, I’m not messing around. This is something I want to attack, instead of thinking, I’ll just see what happens with it.” Christian Bale

“It’s got to do with putting yourself in other people’s shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting.” Christian Bale

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