Matt Damon

Born: October 8, 1970

Occupation: Actor

Quotes of Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing.

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History is change happening one person at a time.

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The only way I can describe it-at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; it's just full all the time.

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I think what's important for kids to know is that your decisions here on earth matter, your behavior matters and how you treat other people matters.

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Clean water is only as far away as the nearest tap, and there are taps everywhere. There's a faucet everywhere. But the reality is, the water in our toilets is cleaner than the water that most people are...

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Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made.

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I'm becoming far more interested in just functionality and making sure my body is as strong as it can be so I can swing my kids around and not worry about aches and pains.

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If you can't help people, then what is the point of being successful?

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Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage

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I'd had people say, 'You'll enjoy being famous for a week, and you'll never enjoy it again'. But I don't think I had that week. I may have been working and missed that moment.

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It's just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.

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It's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.

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My wife is my soul mate. I can't imagine being without her.

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Bond is part of the system. He's an imperialist and a misogynist, and he laughs at killing people, and he sits there slugging martinis. It'll never be the same thing as this, because Bourne is a guy who...

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I honestly if I get a vacation I'm gonna go and sit on my couch in New York cause that's the one place I haven't been for a very long time.

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I think what makes a good actor's director is the same thing that makes a good director. Acting is just one of the trades necessary to make a movie.

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Now I feel I have an unspoken deal with the paparazzi: 'I won't do anything publicly interesting if you agree not to follow me.'

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As for poker, I've stayed away from that, even though when I was in Vegas for Ocean's Eleven, I would get accosted by these guys begging me to play. They just want to take my money. They see me, think...

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I started really young, like 12 or 13, and then I started doing school plays. We had a really good drama department, so the kind of drama-geek stigma wasn't really there in my high school.

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Part of the American ethos is that you want to leave something better for your kids than you had and I know that my parents felt that way and I know that my grandparents felt that way and everybody worked...

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I've been left alone, even by the paparazzi, because what sells is sex and scandal. Absent that, they really don't have much interest in you. I'm still married, still working, still happy.

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The better the actor, the less you know about his life. I mean, nobody's better than De Niro and you don't know anything about him, right?

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The first time I smoked was at home with my mother and stepfather; they were like, If you are going to do this, we'd rather you did this with us.

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Our problem is civil obedience

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There are a lot of things that I really question - the legality of the drone strikes, these NSA revelations. Jimmy Carter came out and said we don’t live in a democracy. That’s a little intense when...

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Any moron with a pack of matches can start a fire. Raining down sulfur takes a huge level of endurance. Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer.

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Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker.

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Sending our kids in my family to private school was a big, big, big deal. And it was a giant family discussion. But it was a circular conversation, really, because ultimately we don't have a choice. I...

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My mother is a professor of early childhood education. When I was two she would say she knew I was going to be an actor.

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There are people who appear in the magazines and I don't know who they are. I've never seen anything they've done and their careers are over already. They're famous for maybe 10 minutes. Real careers,...

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If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day.

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Life is on the wire. The rest is just waiting.

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If I had a bucket list, I'd say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be No. 1,

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You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.

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You will never solve poverty without solving water and sanitation.

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For Ripley I learned to play some songs on the piano, and I never really played them again.

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I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway, so my theory on it all is I'm just gonna try and dodge the label and keep doing what I am doing.

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If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. 'Heres Matt at home learning his lines. Here's Matt researching in aisle six of his local library'. A few hours of that and they'd go...

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I'd love to be a dad. I hope I'd be great at it. That's every man's fear, yet his most important job.

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I’ll play Pretty Pretty Princess with you if you just let me watch a little bit of March Madness.

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Some people get into this business and they're so afraid to lose anything. They try to protect their position like clinging to a beachhead. These Actor s end up making really safe choices. I never wanted...

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My heart goes out to the people of the city of Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in such a senseless and heartless way.

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I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public.

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