A Collection of Quotes from Keanu Reeves to Give you an Insight into His Wonderful Mind
Keanu Reeves was born on September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon, and was raised in Toronto, Canada. He first gained attention for his performance in River's Edge, while the comedy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and its sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, brought him major recognition. Reeves has developed an eclectic film roster that includes the action flick Speed and the sci-fi blockbusters The Matrix and its sequels, as well as more art-house fare like My Own Private Idaho and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. Reeves made his directorial debut in 2013 with Man of Tai Chi.
Now 50 years old, Keanu’s life has been full of more tragedy than you would expect from a movie star. Despite each setback, he’s kept pushing forward. It’s helped develop himself into the awesome person that he is on and off the screen.
At the age of three, his father left their family. They stayed in touch for a few years, but after the divorce and moving from city to city, they fell out of contact. Keanu attended four different high schools and struggled with dyslexia, making his education more challenging than it is for most. Eventually he left high school without earning a diploma, though through sheer will, he is an avid reader now.
At the age of 23, his closest friend River Phoenix died of a drug overdose. During a Reddit AMA last year, Keanu said: “He was a remarkable human person and actor. We got along very well, and I miss him. I think of him often.”
In 1998, Keanu met Jennifer Syme. The two fell instantly in love and by 1999, Jennifer was pregnant with their daughter. Sadly, after eight months, their child was born stillborn. They were devastated by her death and it eventually ended their relationship. 18 months later, Syme would die in a car accident.
And yet, even with all these tragedies this amazing man continues his work and inspires many with his passion.
Here are a small collection of Keanu Reeves quotes to give you an insight into this extraordinary man's mind.
"When I don't feel free and can't do what I want, I just react. I go against it."
Your future is in your hands.
"The recognition of the law of the cause and effect, also known as karma, is a fundamental key to understand how you have created your world, with actions of your body, speech and mind. When you truly understand karma then you realise you are responsible for everything in your life. It is incredibly empowering to know that your future is in your hands."
Love is a powerful force...
"I will always be in love with love."
Grief is a heavy burden for anyone... if you read about the greif Keanu has faced in his life you will understand this profound quote.
"Grief changes shape, but it never ends."
Anyone can be a Father... a funny look at this fact... this quote was from a Movie but it's still funny (and relevant)
"You know, Mrs. buckman, you need a license to buy a dog. You need a license to drive a car. Hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they'll let any butt-reaming asshole to be a father. (From the movie Parenthood)"
Women are wonderful... Keanu certainly knows how to woo a woman :)
"It's always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you're seeing the most beautiful thing on God's earth."
Many of us feel this way after a first date..
"A good date is when you are intoxicated with each other's company and everything becomes good in the world."
Say this to your woman and woo her...
"Try to be wrong once in a while, it'll do my ego good. (From the movie Sweet November)"
Love is a powerful force...
"I will search through a thousand worlds, through ten thousand lifetimes until I find you. (From the movie 47 Ronin)"
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