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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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'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'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 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

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

Elves are cool, man.
- Orlando Bloom

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

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

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

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 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

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

How can you be in hell while you are in my heart?
- 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 am a hopeless romantic and I love to spoil my girlfriends.
- Orlando Bloom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obviously I always wanted to do a contemporary piece.
- 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Embrace your uniqueness.
Time is much too short to be
living someone else's life.
- Kobi Yamada

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!
- Max Lucado

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus


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