Famous and Inspiring Quotes of Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr. is one of the few real actors that believes in staying grounded. Here are some of his famous quotes to go through your day.

‘Robert Downey Jr.’, a name that is famous among all ages and all countries. Kids know him for his work in Iron Man and adults for his work in Sherlock Holmes as Sherlock himself. Now we all know him as Tony, Sherlock, Kirk, and even Chaplin. But do we really know him as Robert? Yeah, the actor himself. Well, of course you know he was a drug addict, that he drove a car naked, got arrested, served time, went to rehab, and became the gorgeous person he is now. You know his story but do you really know him?
It is said that the best way to know a man is through his words.

Here are quotes by Robert Downey Jr that deserve a read,


  1. I’ve always felt that if you’re not on your side, why should anyone else be. So I always encourage people to be confident, and sometimes even a little falsely so, just so you can give yourself an opportunity.”
  2. Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough.
  3. Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough.
  4. People rise out of the ashes because, at some point, they are invested with a belief in the possibility of triumph over seemingly impossible odds.”
  5. There are some parents who have really done it right and told their kid, You know, we have this dough, none of this is for you. You have to get your own.
  6. You have to let go of the things that are darling to you. You have to take the focus off yourself and put it on the shape of the scene and the intention of what everyone else needs.
  7. The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.
  8. I used to be so convinced that happiness was the goal, yet all those years I was chasing after it I was unhappy in the pursuit. Maybe the goal really should be a life that values honor, duty, good work, friends, and family.
  9. All I want, and I think all any parent with a semblance of moral psychology wants, is for my kid to have his own experience, uninhibited.
  10. With a terrible script, you hustle and try to make it better. But with a good script it can be trouble because you rest on your laurels, so to speak, you think it’s going to translate easily.
  11. Whenever I watch someone doing something, even if it doesn’t turn out so great, I at least admire their intentions and stuff.

Robert Downey Jr. is one of the biggest stars of Hollywood and has a stardom that millions of people admire but his quotes tell us about who he really is. He is a humble, grounded man with the realisation that his actions have consequences. He stays real to the world and avoids creating a fake persona to please others. Such quotes teach us so much about actors and help us learn from them.