Best Quotes from Rob Lowe

I have had a lot of blessed, interesting things happen to me and have bumped up against some amazing people.

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I think part of maturity is knowing who you are.

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When I hear that I realize how quickly time passes and how everybody goes on their journeys and they’re always unbelievable and they never go where you think they’re going to take you and, quite frankly, it also makes me feel a little old.

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Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. I don’t put it on a platform. I don’t campaign about it. It’s just something that works for me. It enabled me to really connect with another human being – my wife, Sheryl – which I was never able to do before.

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I have a lot of great memories, but I can’t imagine anything more exciting than the life I have now.

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Being in a successful marriage is no different than being cast in a successful movie. It’s all about who you pick; in that first moment, did you pick the right person? I think you need to pick somebody who’s more interested in being married than in getting married.

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In acting, there’s a type of courage you’re recognized for all the time. You lose 100 pounds and play a guy with AIDS, and you get rewarded. But, in life, doing what is courageous is quiet, and no one knows about it. Courage is someone making sacrifices for their family or making selfless decisions for what they hope or feel.

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We always reminisce about how everyone tried to get Diane Lane’s attention, to very little success.

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I have a friend who is very successful in business, and his motto is, ‘Don’t do what you can do. Do what only you can do.’ First of all, you have to know what your specific, unique gift is and then you do that… every actor does that but every once in a while an actor plays a part that only they can play.

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Eleven days before 9/11, I was on a plane with the 9/11 hijackers who were carrying out a dry run.

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Eleven days before 9/11, I was on a plane with the 9/11 hijackers who were carrying out a dry run.

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I don’t flip. I don’t even dive into a pool – straight cannonball for me. No, thanks.

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I’ve never met a funny person who wasn’t smart. I’ve met a lot of dramatic people who were stupid. But I’ve never met a funny person who wasn’t smart.

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I am still in love with my wife.

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In my bachelor days, the priority wasn’t learning to cook.

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Getting married isn’t going to make your relationship better. It’s just a ceremony.

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A few years ago, I got to a point where I realised that the only way you can tell someone’s age is how they live their life. The candles on the cake mean absolutely nothing.

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Malibu was a wellspring of counterculture group think.

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Cannes is a little bit like French wine. There are certain years that people prefer over others.

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The first private space of my own wasn’t a dorm room; it was a hotel room in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Tom Ford, who is my all-time favourite, once said to me, ‘Here’s the thing about dress shirts, Rob. You need white, and you need black.’ ‘What about blue,’ I asked. He said, ‘Have you ever seen Cary Grant in a blue dress shirt?’

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I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.

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The Kennedys are our royals.

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I – you know, I loved politics more as a younger man.

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I didn’t go to Ivy League schools. I dropped out of college to go into movies.

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I had long ago become a creation, a public image made to be consumed, piled on top of a precarious shell of a little boy wanting to be loved.

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I love acting so much that I don’t want to give that up.

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I always like stories where the egg ends up on my face.

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In spite of being professionally gregarious, in my nonpaid hours I’m a bit of a hermit. After being around a crew of fifty people for twelve hours a day on a film set, I really like my alone time, and as always, I abhor small talk.

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The minute you start making calculations about what people will think of you as a person based on your work as an actor, you’re on the road to becoming a bad one.

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Sampling, statisticians have told us, is a much more effective way of getting a good census.

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I like the tradition of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances and how they react to events which force them to be heroic in a way that is not in their natures.

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For guys, I don’t think you’re ever ready… I don’t think you wake up and go, ‘You know, today’s the day I’m going to get married. By God, I’m ready. My house is in order, and it is time.’

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I love anything by Joan Didion. Incidentally, she was one of the local moms when I was growing up in Point Dume. She always reminded me a little bit of my mother, so I feel a great affinity. I love the precision of Didion’s writing. There’s a construction and a craftsmanship to her sentences that’s imbued with so much emotion.

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I have other obligations now – the show, my family, my life… though I know that without my sobriety I wouldn’t have any of those things.

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I’m a true centrist: my beliefs put me in the middle… You know what happens to people who drive in the middle of the road? They get run over.

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Directors are not worried about casting beautiful women, but they are not sure that they want to cast great-looking men. My looks have prevented people from seeing my work.

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What’s gratifying about West Wing is that everybody told us that it couldn’t be done – that the man or woman on the street didn’t care about politics. But if you set things up correctly, people don’t have a problem with it.

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The ’80s were about trying to establish myself as an actor with a career. And being a teenager enjoying the fruits of being successful with lots of what I think is appropriate for that age.

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Temperamentally, Sam and I are very much alike. He’s a lawyer, my father’s a lawyer, and I always wanted to play one. On so many levels the role just felt right. I fell in love with it as I would a woman.

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Show me someone who doesn’t have some sort of experience that they would be uncomfortable for people to know about and I’ll show you a dullard.

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I’ll be sober ten years and married nine soon.

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I wouldn’t go back on my old days, though; everybody needs to have their wild years. It’s just a question of when and I’d rather have had them early than be doing it as a mid-life crisis type thing.

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I have, on the other hand, felt ill will from various people in the industry and the press.

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I have never felt at any point in my life, good or bad, any ill will ever from the man or woman on the street.

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I have been looking forward to this age of my life for a long time. In my twenties, I marked the days on the calendar – I was sick of playing high-school kids.

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I sadly never got to my prom. I was shooting ‘The Outsiders.’

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Feng shui isn’t open to interpretation.

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As an actor and a fledgling director, I’m used to making snap decisions that I’ll have to live with.

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To go from playing Jack Startz in ‘Behind the Candelabra’ to playing JFK in the same year, I have now operated at the far ends of my range as an actor.

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The Brat Pack is timeless.

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Fame is not a natural condition for human beings.

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My two sons are the most important things in the world to my wife and I – they are what I build my world around.

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The president of the United States can’t even fire his chef. I’m not kidding.

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My parents did divorce, but my dad has always been present for me and loving me and my mom as well when she was alive.

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I was a child of the ’80s.

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If you treat China like a foe, surely she will become one.

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Let me just say this – sometimes being a trailblazer is highly overrated.

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Oh my God, I love rehab! I highly recommend it.

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I’m no genius, but I’m real smart in one area – I picked the right mate.

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My issue isn’t about physical aging; my issue is about wanting to remain vigorous and youthful in my spirit.

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Belonging to one party is acceptable. But my days of just ticking the party box are long over. I judge the candidates for who they are.

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My thing is personal freedoms: freedoms for the individual to love whom they want, do with what they want. In fact, I want the government out of almost everything.

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If I had been on ‘Ally McBeal,’ I would have been seen coming out of the shower on the first show.

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Somewhere in my callow, misspent youth, I was smart enough to marry my best friend.

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Matthew Lowe is one of the great water men that I know. He’s a surfer, a great water polo player. I think he’s half fish.

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Things that I consider bad qualities, I always try and figure out where they are coming from. I don’t consider ambition to be a bad one. It’s served me very well in my life. Very well.

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I don’t know what drives me.

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I wish I was a more religious person. I really admire Martin Sheen for his Catholicism. It’s such a bedrock. I wish I had that in my life.

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I only pray when it suits my own needs. I’m not proud about that.

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I like the nexus of Bollywood and Hollywood. I’m actually shocked that there isn’t more of a meld between our two industries.

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My roles in comedies from ‘Austin Powers’ to ‘Tommy Boy’ to ‘Wayne’s World,’ were sort of comedic ‘straight man’ parts. My character on ‘Parks & Recreation’ is the comic relief in a comedy. To play a character that appears strictly for laughs is sort of new for me and really fun.

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I’ve come to really like Twitter. You really do get to see what I’m about, and I like sharing with my fans.

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I like the way you can circumvent the media gatekeepers and go right to the people. That’s my favorite thing about Twitter.

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My life and the lives of many across the world have been deeply affected by lymphoma.

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By making more people aware of lymphoma, Worldwide Lymphoma Awareness Day hopes to save lives by increasing early diagnosis and suitable treatment.

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If you’re telling a story, and somebody is going to come out badly, it better be you.

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Before you could actually have face-lifts, they would pull your skin around the back of your head with rubber bands, where they would tape it. And then you’d have to wear a wig over it to hide the rubber bands. It was not the most comfortable.

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My deep dark secret is that I was a nerd in school. I liked the theater. I liked to study. I wasn’t very good at sports.

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