I think it could be that, once you’ve been heartbroken and hurt, in that matter, it’s hard to come back. There’s a monster that starts to come to life inside of you, and you can decide to act on it, or not act on it.
The more you are positive and say “I want to have a good life,” the more you build that reality for yourself; by creating the life that you want. It is not always the case that things will fall into your lap or that life will be great, but it is all about perspective and having a positive outlook.
Happy 37th Birthday, Christopher Whitelaw Pine! (August 26, 1980) ♥
Happy 38th Birthday, Chris Pine! (August 26, 1980)
After many years of self-flagellation, I’ve realised that beating myself up doesn’t get me anywhere. I think it’s a very healthy thing to learn from what’s happened in the past. But only if you look at what happened and think, “how could I have dealt with that differently?” Then let it go. That’s if it’s even worth thinking about. Which sometimes it’s not.
Sofia Boutella by Brian Higbee for Interview Magazine, November 2014
I would love to try comedy but I want to do more dramas or more action films before that. I think comedy is really hard, that’s why I say that. I would love to do theater. I wouldn’t want to be stuck, to go back to back with action films. I have physical abilities so I can do that, but I don’t want to stay in my comfort zone. I want to be given something that is nothing like me because that’s the beauty of acting.
“Life flies by, and it’s easy to get lost in the blur. In adolescence, it’s ‘How do I fit in?’ In your 20s, it’s ‘What do I want to do?’ In your 30s, ‘Is this what I’m meant to do?’ I think the trick is living the questions. Not worrying so much about what’s ahead but rather sitting in the grey area - being okay with where you are.”
Happy 38th Birthday, Chris Pine! (August 26th, 1980)
I think the most dangerous word in the English language is ‘should.’ ‘I should have done this.’ Or ‘I should do that.’ ‘Should’ implies responsibility. It connotes demand. Which is just not the case. Life ebbs and flows.