Top Quotes by Elijah Wood

By | March 22, 2016

I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.

Elijah Wood

Safety and comfort comes with complacency, and that’s never a good place to be working from.

Elijah Wood

I definitely don’t look my age. So I actively look for roles that will help people change their perception of me.

Elijah Wood

There’s a real purity in New Zealand that doesn’t exist in the states. It’s actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore. It’s a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world. There is a sense of isolation and also being protected.

Elijah Wood

Dream the impossible because dreams do come true.

Elijah Wood

In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.

Elijah Wood

I love the smell right after a storm.

Elijah Wood

Putting a needle on a record is almost like you’re making a commitment to listening to something.

Elijah Wood

I just want to work on things that move me.

Elijah Wood

I was lucky in the sense that I started work very young but had a solid family base provided by my mother. She instilled a strong sense of perspective and humility in me from a very early age.

Elijah Wood

I had a woman breakdown and cry when she met me which was difficult to deal with because immediately when someone starts to cry, you want to comfort them, you know, ‘Poor thing.’ I comforted her. I tried to make her feel better.

Elijah Wood

The worst kind of lying I’ve ever done is keeping things from people.

Elijah Wood

I’m kind of insane when it comes to music, a little obsessed.

Elijah Wood

If you cut off your arm instead of going ‘spurt, spurt, spurt’ wouldn’t it, like, go nuts? Or would it go with the beat of your heart?

Elijah Wood

So much time is wasted on trying to be better than others.

Elijah Wood

If you’re innocent, you have very little knowledge of the world, and you want to succeed. People with parasitic interests will see you as their prey.

Elijah Wood

This bizarre industry presents so many paths of temptation. If you don’t have some kind of foundation, typically from family, then it will be difficult to deal with.

Elijah Wood

I don’t fear death or ageing, but I fear them in other people that I am close to.

Elijah Wood

My bucket list tends to relate to travel or eating.

Elijah Wood

It would be an amazing superpower to be able to make every person you meet feel better about the thing that makes them insecure.

Elijah Wood

If you can get your movie made the way you want to get it made, no matter what the end result is going to be, if people are going to see it, that’s awesome.

Elijah Wood

I feel like I’m constantly learning. Constantly trying to grow.

Elijah Wood

The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve gotten a little precious about music-related films as it comes to biopics. I kind of don’t want to see it; I’d rather see a documentary. And this is just coming from me. I love music documentaries; I kind of don’t want to see people embodying those people.

Elijah Wood

When I was in my 20s, I started frequenting record stores, and there was one in particular called Tropicalia in Furs in New York City. It’s closed now, but it was one of those magical places where you would walk in, and the owner would start playing you records and not let you leave. It was such an education.

Elijah Wood

As much as my primary vocation is that of an actor, if anything, I feel like I am more excited about filmmaking in general, so it’s not always a specific role that I’m attracted to, but rather an entire piece that I want to be a part of.

Elijah Wood

There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind.

Elijah Wood

The approach of ‘Game of Thrones’ is similar to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ in that it treats its source material almost like history, and it focuses as much on the human drama as it does on anything fantastical.

Elijah Wood

What’s so strong about ‘Game of Thrones’ is that it’s a character and political drama, with a sort of fantasy backdrop.

Elijah Wood

After ‘Rings,’ I had two feelings: One, I immediately didn’t want to work on anything on a large scale. I wanted to work on something really small after I was finished filming the first three. But the other thing was that I had a continuing interest in working on things that were really different.

Elijah Wood

I grew up actually reading ‘The Hobbit,’ not ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ I loved ‘The Hobbit’ growing up.

Elijah Wood

I think ‘The Lord of the Rings’ holds perhaps a deeper place in people’s hearts than ‘The Hobbit’ the book does.

Elijah Wood

I have always kept a pretty healthy separation between my work in my film and my life outside of it.

Elijah Wood

Many of my friends are not in the film industry, and I feel like it’s healthy. It’s not totally by choice. It is, perhaps, people I connect with.

Elijah Wood

I remember the first horror movie I saw – I was five years old; it was a direct-to-video movie called ‘Truth or Dare: a Critical Madness,’ which is sort of badly fantastic or fantastically bad. And then ‘Gremlins’ was an early movie that I saw, and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 3.’

Elijah Wood

I’ve always looked for roles that are different. I’ve tried to continue to challenge myself as an actor and work in varying styles of films.

Elijah Wood

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.