Mark Ruffalo Quotes

My dad sent me a text saying 'You know who you should play? Columbo. That's your Academy Award.'

That's my secret Cap: I'm always angry.

The problem to me is violence. It's not cool to kill somebody or hurt people.

Nothing anyone says in a bar is true.

But the relationships that I see work - As long as they're telling the truth and saying the things that you don't ever want to have to say to another human being.

I try to do the things that speak to me in one way or another and sometimes I'm even drastic.

My mom was a hairdresser. My aunt was a hairdresser. My brother was a hairdresser. My sisters are hairdressers.

I was bartending for a long time and going on auditions and was constantly being rebuffed.

Some of my favorite scenes aren't in the movie. Because you at some point realize that your responsibility as director is purely to the story. It's not to your pleasure.

That was an interesting aspect: to go to war with the Church to fight for the very thing that the Church was meant to give to people

No great advancement has ever been kept at bay because of ideology nor greed. Eventually progress moves us forward.

I love acting and I love it in all its different manifestations.

Literally I think I've quit acting three or four times only for a few days. Maybe for a few weeks.

Tom McCarthy said to me 'Buddy you got an Oscar nomination through that haircut! That's the real feat man.'

Most great parts for guys in wheelchairs tend to go to actors who walk.

I became an actor so I didn't have to be myself.

That's what I love about music...all these banalities suddenly turn into these beautiful effervescent pearls.

People say funny things all the time during really serious moments in life.

Even if my movies weren't big blockbusters directors generally liked me so they would fight for me.

Studio movies are looking more like independent movies and independent movies are looking more like studio movies and I think cinema is better now because of it.

I had to work on a Marlin boat like gutting fish like as the bait boy.

Artists have always been the front line; that's part of our responsibility. But a lot of the big actors come out they get slammed and then they retreat.

I remember riding my bike down the boardwalk with nowhere to go and looking at the girls. It was really innocent.

I have a bag full of stuff that I give to people when they come to my house.

I know what it's like to have these big multinational corporations invade your land and promise jobs and promise it's gonna be safe and then you see the consequences.

I've just been more interested in doing film right now and I don't want to go away from my family for six months which was what I would have had to have done if I did the play on Broadway.

The fracking chemicals sit in open pits get trucked around or sent through pipelines that can burst. What do you think happens when frack chemicals and floods and storm swollen rivers mix?

Burning natural gas will not save us from climate change. It's the same as burning any other carbon-based fuel.

Whatever we want to think about American business - work hard tell the truth have morality - it's a myth. There's a lot of graft.

My belief about acting in one foot on a banana peel and the other one in the grave.

I live a bourgeois life.

After the brain tumor happened I realized I love acting I've always loved it I may never get a chance to do it again.

It's easy to do nothing but your heart breaks a little more every time you do.

I come from a traditional theater background.

I enjoyed growing up part of my life in Virginia Beach. We had the ocean and the beach and a beautiful landscape. We were outdoors all the time and we played outside.

I enjoyed growing up part of my life in Virginia Beach. We had the ocean and the beach and a beautiful landscape.

I ran to my marriage I was happily ready to take on marriage.

Each role I feel like takes you on a different journey based on who that character is.

When you're on the road you sort of go crazy and being away from your family you get stir-crazy and lonely so I try to keep myself involved as much as possible.

For the longest time I was Scott Ruffalo's brother. I mean he was the mayor of Beverly Hills. He was just so beloved there.

I do readings at the public library. I just did a benefit scene night for my old acting teacher.

The one great thing about a continuing collaboration is that they know you. And if you're really lucky they really believe in you and think that your talent has some unending bounds to it.

It's been up down and sideways for me man. I could become a huge star or I could get cancer tomorrow.

I love 'The Sportswriter' by Richard Ford. Ford really captures for me the bittersweetness of the quietly suffering American man. It's stoic sad and really beautiful.

Certainly it's very easy to fall in love with cash. If you're going to make all your decisions based on cash you're going to have a pretty naffy career.

It's a difficult undertaking. I've been married for four years and I see this movie as a cautionary tale about people who've gone deeply out of communication.

I got into acting because I wanted to act and I love acting. That's my true north: to be creative and to be challenged in what I love to do.

Climate change is the greatest threat to our existence in our short history on this planet. Nobody's going to buy their way out of its effects.

I like extremes. I like to change things up and keep from getting complacent or stale.

Today wind is the cheapest energy in America; solar is not far behind. In time fossil fuels will only get more and more expensive.

There's a misperception about actors that we actually choose the roles we end up doing - it's more that we're chosen for them.

I don't understand how people can take a gentle loving life and treat it with such cruelty.

Commercials that are geared towards kids. I think they should just like wipe them out.

Love conquers all - love is the grace that transcends any kind of injustice in the end.

I have a carpool with a corrections officer and a construction worker. My kids get to see that we're not segregated based on wealth or standing. It's very cool.

Whoever controls your energy controls your destiny. 100 percent renewable energy is 100 percent American.

Electrify your life! With heating and cooling cooking and travel and you will be doing a lot to help the future of this planet. There is no need to burn anything anymore.

By electrifying our lives we reduce our energy costs by 39 percent which is a huge savings in itself.

Actors you kind of have these ebbs and flows. These moments where you're in your glory - where you're really cracking - and moments where you're not.

I don't know one out of every two marriages ends up in divorce so there's a lot of great people out there who people aren't happy with.

I don't like this idea of Method. I come from that school but what I was taught was that it's your imagination. You do your homework and you use your imagination.

I always like having kid energy around. I think it's good for a movie even when you're doing dramatic stuff.

I like to disappear in the parts I play.

I grew up on Lake Michigan during the PCB explosion and I remember seeing the sick dead fish with tumors the weird deformed seagulls the scum and the filth floating. We couldn't go swimming.

It is a fact that today up to seven million people a year are dying from fossil fuel pollution.

You really can have your dreams and at the same time have a family. But it has to be a really deliberate practice.

When people sit across from people - gay straight whatever - and they talk they find out that people they may have been demonizing for their lifetime aren't the demons we've expected them to be.

It's a point of pride that no one would treat me any differently because I'm an actor than if I was a gardener.

The true value of somebody in this town is very hard to determine. It's all smoke and mirrors.

My first cut was three hours and 17 minutes. And then I just became very shrewd about the editing.

I didn't like the distance between my family and myself that I was experiencing from having to work all the time.

We're warriors this culture and we're very puritanical about sex and very embracing about violence and I don't know why that is.

My kids get very upset with me when I leave to do film work but they have a lot of patience with me when I leave to do environmental work.

The biggest industry hoax is that the United States can't move to renewable energy now. It's a lie.

We'll engage in pretty extreme violence in the world but you know the one thing that comes to humans as easily as eating or breathing or sleeping is sex.

It's imperative that we opt out of the fossil fuel endgame.

If you're not yelling at your kids then you're not spending enough time with them!

When you're a young actor and you're really fighting to have your place in the world - for me anyway - it took a mental focus and energy and striving. It took a long time. And it was my whole life.

The working-class folks and the poor and those normal people living their lives out in the world without the glitter and the fanfare. There is a lot to learn from them.

What Doesn't Kill You' is a really great movie that was little seen but I think is one of my personal favorites.

When you have to fight for the things you love you have to measure the value of those things in ways you may not in any other way.

Trying to find the story within the story was hard. Filmmaking is such a reductive process in a strange way and you keep whittling away to what is essential.

Shakespeare does a great job of taking 5 000-year-old stories and turning them into modern pieces that are true to the original essence but are completely remade.

We are turning our grief into winnable actions.

Yeah there's a tendency to get pigeonholed in Hollywood.

There is nothing a good long walk can't help work out.

I didn't really have any interest in producing anything.

I still feel like I'm trying to make it. It's hard to shed the struggling actor thing.

As we're bombarded with the imagery that we are and now post 9-11 it's hard not to get hardened by the world and the amount of violence that's allowed to be shown to kids these days.

I don't want to feel like I'm stuck doing one-stock performances.

People are like 'How does Julianne Moore look naked?' I don't know. She was pressed up against me the whole time. I couldn't look at her.

Also stick around. Don't lose your heart just keep going keep at it.

There's a level of trust that you have to have with somebody.

A leader in America or anyone who says they truly care about this nation without taking some kind of action is either a liar or insane. In either case they are unfit to lead.

I like to think the movies that I've picked have something worthwhile to say. Something relevant.

I think of marriage as a garden. You have to tend to it. Respect it take care of it feed it. Make sure everyone is getting the right amount of um sunlight.

The fact that I can make a living and support three kids and my wife doing what I love to do... who does that? That's golden. It's a very privileged thing.

The idea of selling is a projection that people create about people that is more of a reflection of who they are than what is actually happening in front of them with the artist.

For some reason my whole life has been 'You can't do this you can't do that.'

I'd never seen anyone do a rebuttal review to some of the reviews.

When you're trying to do character work that's different from what people expect from you you're sort of in territory that is uncharted and you don't know how it's playing all the time.

I'm very nervous in the beginning and then I get in there and start doing my work and I feel more comfortable.