35+ Inspirational Keanu Reeves Quotes From The Star Of The Matrix

Georgia Stone
Jan 29, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Jan 19, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Here are some of the great sayings from the lovable personality that is Keanu Reeves!

There aren't as many as down to earth people in Hollywood as Keanu Reeves. This list will help you find all the more reasons to fall in love with him and his friendly nature.

Keanu started his acting career by doing small roles in theater productions before making his debut on the big screen with the movie 'Youngblood'. The movie 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures' gave him his much-needed breakthrough. He slowly but steadily established himself in Hollywood as an action hero after playing the lead roles in movies like 'Point Break' and 'Speed'.

But not everything was rosy for him as he faced some box office failures but eventually, his performance in the horror flick 'The Devil's Advocate' gave him critical acclaim. And that was followed by greater stardom after he played the role of Neo in 'The Matrix' series. Following another run of mediocre movies, he made a stellar comeback in 2014 with the movie 'John Wick', where he played the role of a legendary assassin.

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Famous Keanu Reeves Quotes

Beautiful Standee of Science Fiction (Sci-Fi) Action Movie Matrix 4 Resurrections displays at the theater.

Here are some powerful quotes by Keanu Reeves.

1. “Art is about trying to find the good in people and making the world a more compassionate place.”

- Keanu Reeves.

2. “The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”

- Keanu Reeves.

3. “Sometimes enemies are our best teachers, people can learn from their mistakes, destruction sometimes means rebirth.”

- Keanu Reeves.

4. “Grief changes shape but it never ends.”

- Keanu Reeves.

5. “Multi-culture is the real culture of the world — a pure race doesn’t exist.”

- Keanu Reeves.

6. “When I don't feel free and can't do what I want I just react. I go against it.”

- Keanu Reeves.

7. “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.”

- Keanu Reeves.

8. “Sometimes simple things are the most difficult things to achieve.”

- Keanu Reeves.

9. “Luxury is the opportunity to experience quality, be it a place, a person or an object.”

- Keanu Reeves.

10. “When you truly understand karma, then you realize you are responsible for everything in your life. It is incredibly empowering to know that your future is in your hands.”

- Keanu Reeves.

11. “Fame is drag. The paparazzi culture is more pervasive than it used to be. On the positive side, it’s nice not to have to worry about bills.”

- Keanu Reeves.

12. “I’ve been really fortunate to be able to do different kinds of films in different scales, different genres, different kinds of roles, and that is important to me.”

- Keanu Reeves.

13. “Nothing ever truly dies. The universe wastes nothing, everything is simply transformed.”

- Keanu Reeves.

14. “I don’t want to be a part of a world where being kind is a weakness.”

- Keanu Reeves.

15. “I was raised to treat people exactly how I would like to be treated by others. It’s called respect.”

- Keanu Reeves.

16. “How do I confront aging? With a wonder and a terror. Yeah, I’ll say that. Wonder and terror.”

- Keanu Reeves.

17. “None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after-thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time for anything else.”

- Keanu Reeves.

18. “I dream of a day where I walk down the street & hear people talk about morality, sustainability & philosophy instead of the Kardashians.”

- Keanu Reeves.

19. “I’m Mickey Mouse. They don’t know who’s inside the suit.”

- Keanu Reeves.

Keanu Reeves Love Quotes

Keanu Reeves has some of the best sayings on love and compassion.

20. “I guess living without love, without experiencing it or being able to give it is pretty strong punishment.”

- Keanu Reeves.

21. “I believe in love at first sight. You want that connection, and then you want some problems.”

- Keanu Reeves.

22. “It's fun to be hopelessly in love. It's dangerous, but it's fun.”

- Keanu Reeves.

23. “Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things.”

- Keanu Reeves.

24. “Kissing someone is pretty intimate, actually very intimate, and your heart always kind of skips a beat before you do that.”

- Keanu Reeves.

25. “So many people have that relationship. The companionship. The connection. To our – to other beings, our pets. I hate to call them pets. But you know, to other creatures that we share our lives with.”

- Keanu Reeves.

26. “I don’t understand why people get mad when they get rejected by somebody or something. They have done you a favor by not wasting your time and playing with you.”

- Keanu Reeves.

Keanu Reeves Quotes On Life

Take a look at these awesome Keanu Reeves quotes about life.

27. “Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I’ve made a lot of money, but I want to enjoy life and not stress myself building my bank account. I give lots away and live simply, mostly out of a suitcase in hotels. We all know that good health is much more important.”

- Keanu Reeves.

28. “Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily lives that we forget to take the time out to enjoy the beauty in life.”

- Keanu Reeves.

29. “I cried over beauty, I cried over pain, and the other time I cried because I felt nothing. I can’t help it. I’m just a cliché of myself.”

- Keanu Reeves.

30. “So in the end, I think we can all pretty well agree that even in the face of tragedy, a stellar person can thrive. No matter what’s going on in your life, you can overcome it! Life is worth living.”

- Keanu Reeves.

31. “Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.”

- Keanu Reeves.

32. “You have to change your life if you’re not happy, and wake up if things aren’t going the way you want.”

- Keanu Reeves.

Keanu Reeves Movie Quotes

These are some of the best Keanu Reeves quotes from his movies.

33. “If We're gonna waste the dude, we oughta get paid for it. I mean, that’s the American way, right?”

- Marlon James, 'I Love You To Death', 1990

34. “What does a scanner see? Into the head? Down into the heart? Does it see into me? Into us? Clearly or darkly?”

- Bob Arctor, 'A Scanner Darkly', 2006.

35. “Heaven and Hell are right here, behind every wall, every window, the World behind the World. And we’re smack in the middle.”

- John Constantine, 'Constantine', 2005.

36. “You ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or still dreaming?”

- Neo, 'The Matrix', 1999.

37. “People keep asking if I’m back and I haven’t really had an answer. But now, yeah, I’m thinking I’m back!”

- John Wick, 'John Wick', 2014.

38. “When something happens to you that hasn't happened before, don't you at least have to find out what it is?”

- Julian Mercer, 'Something’s Gotta Give', 2003.

39. “I would love nothing more, sport, but if daddy doesn't work this weekend we'll have to live in a box. Do you guys want to live in a box?”

- Evan Webber, 'Knock Knock', 2015.

40. “You came so close to me that night. I remember clearly what I felt when I heard your footsteps falling behind me. Pride. I thought it would keep us together forever. For me it was our finest moment. I can still see the flames.”

- David Griffin, 'The Watcher', 2000.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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