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I did send a girl a plane ticket asking her for a visit,
by Orlando Bloom

I did send a girl a plane ticket asking her for a visit,
I guess that's quite romantic.
- Orlando Bloom

I'm amazed that things have panned out the way they have.
I always say I'm so lucky, though my mum always says,
"You make your own luck."
- Orlando Bloom

I had the training at drama school where I studied
Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period
historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material.
- Orlando Bloom

I crave working on those small independent movies because
I love going to see those myself.
- Orlando Bloom

 

I feel really privileged to be an actor,
to be paid to do something I love.
- Orlando Bloom

Elves have this superhuman strength,
yet they're so graceful.
Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits,
but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai.
- Orlando Bloom

Failure is simply the non-presence of success.
But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
- Orlando Bloom

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People come into your life and people leave it...
you just have to trust that life has a road mapped out for you.
- Orlando Bloom

I'm always amazed at anyone's interest in what I have to say.
- Orlando Bloom

Elves are cool, man.
- Orlando Bloom

The role of an actor is to make every character believable.
- Orlando Bloom

I'm still at the beginning of my career.
It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go.
- Orlando Bloom

I wondered how they would top the Pirates and skeletons and moonlight,
because that's a pretty cool concept.
- Orlando Bloom

I had studied theater for three years in London when
someone suggested me for the role.
- Orlando Bloom

There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco...
a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
- Orlando Bloom

I am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends.
- Orlando Bloom

If life isn't about human beings and living in harmony,
then I don't know what it's about.
- Orlando Bloom

Maybe our generation is more about sex,
but it feels like romance is dying out.
- Orlando Bloom

I know you can be up one minute and drop the next,
so I'm trying to maintain a steady course so I can have some longevity.
- Orlando Bloom

Movies like that aren't about the visual effects and explosions.
They're human stories about family, about life,
about death.
- Orlando Bloom

I don't do a film unless it has a sword in it.
And if it doesn't have a sword in it,
I insist that they have one in the same room to keep me comfortable.
- Orlando Bloom

I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New
Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months,
how bad could that be?
- Orlando Bloom

When I was nine, I had this girlfriend and we used
to have running races in the park.
I wanted to be like Superman and fly in and rescue her.
- Orlando Bloom

A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking
for someone to pin their dreams on.
That doesn't make it any less weird though.
- Orlando Bloom

I remember one time that I was filming a scene in whych
my character rides through Troy on a chariot.
I just looked around at this incredible set thinking 'This is the life'.
- Orlando Bloom

Someone tried to save my soul in a gas station.
- Orlando Bloom

I think a film set is a quite controlled environment
and you feel like you can trust them and it is going
to be a safe place to work,
but I really don't think about it.
- Orlando Bloom

I came back out here from England and I was there for
a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to
see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn.
- Orlando Bloom

The process of making a movie is what I love.
I thrive on that.
It's an exciting miracle, a mad adventure.
I love being part of it.
- Orlando Bloom

I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight,
a prince, an elf and a pirate.
I am so glad to have done all of that already.
- Orlando Bloom

My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies,
playing characters that are larger than life,
getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince,
and a soldier.
- Orlando Bloom

Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the
trunk down but graceful and agile on top.
- Orlando Bloom

How can you be in hell while you are in my heart?
- Orlando Bloom

Whatever happens in life is fine - just trust in that.
- Orlando Bloom

I've done movies with a sword before.
But I haven't really been given the full responsibility
of something like a Ridley Scott film.
- Orlando Bloom

Until this movie I have played a boxer,
a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate.
I am so glad to have done all of that already,
and am ready for this phase of my career.
- Orlando Bloom

I try to take the time to appreciate and I certainly
do appreciate and I do feel proud but that is probably
one of the things I need to work on,
building a bit of time for myself.
- Orlando Bloom

You don't improvise with a Cameron Crowe script.
- Orlando Bloom

Obviously I always wanted to do a contemporary piece.
- Orlando Bloom

I got to work with one of my heroes,
Johnny Depp,
and to see how he goes about business,
which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career.
- Orlando Bloom

I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British
actor to try and get the American accent and have a
good crack at doing that.
- Orlando Bloom

I missed my home - like the physicality of my home,
I missed my friends and my family mostly and just hanging
out and being in your home country -
culturally it feels right and that is what I miss.
- Orlando Bloom

Although it is a fantasy film, it's as real as it can be.
You have to imagine that an audience will buy their
ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight
and journey to Middle Earth.
- Orlando Bloom

When everyone around you is doing all this incredible
pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the
straight guy and move the story forward,
you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff,
but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love.
- Orlando Bloom

Lord of the Rings was my first experience making movies and at the time,
I had no ideas how movies were done.
I thought that's the way they're done,
so in a way, I had nothing to compare it to.
- Orlando Bloom

When you start falling for somebody and you can't stop
thinking about when you're going to see them again,
I love that.
Women are beautiful.
They deserve to be cherished and respected.
- Orlando Bloom

When I saw the first I couldn't believe I was in another
great movie that would be made into a trilogy.
This movie is quite visible and I think it will stand the test of time.
I think kids and parents will love this movie for a long time.
- Orlando Bloom

I'm so happy to have been a part of that process and
I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of
chain mail for Ridley any day of the week.
He's an amazing director and I can't wait to see the long version.
- Orlando Bloom

A big part of what I wanted to do with this character
was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man,
really try and play him as a man who is on this search,
on a journey of personal, spiritual,
political,
social discovery.
- Orlando Bloom

Yeah, I mean the material, directors,
the other cast, and if you think you can do something
with the character then you do it and go from there.
I am looking forward to doing some smaller movies.
- Orlando Bloom

I'm trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff,
but it's been difficult finding the right roles.
It's been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned.
- Orlando Bloom

I'm quite sensitive to women.
I saw how my sister got treated by boyfriends.
I read this thing that said when you are in a relationship with a woman,
imagine how you would feel if you were her father.
That's been my approach, for the most part.
- Orlando Bloom

The truth is - I found myself doing these huge action-adventure movies,
and um, and which are cool man.
And I really love doing them.
And thankfully I haven't had too much dialogue,
because if I had I would have really made a mess of it.
You know what I mean?
- Orlando Bloom

Vig used to call me 'Elf boy', and I'd call him 'filthy human'.
As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me,
never got dirty.
And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him.
And he'd say to me, 'Oh, go manicure your nails.'
- Orlando Bloom

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu


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