> Author Index > L - Authors > Shia LaBeouf Quotes

Shia LaBeouf Quotes


An American actor, voice actor, and comedian.
(1986 - )

Pages: 12Next

And I'm not a personality; otherwise I'd be coming out with an album, performing on MTV. All that stuff is possible and I can do that tomorrow. I just have no need.
 

And if you're a golfer and you watch a golf film and Matt Damon swing, and it's not great, then you're not going to believe in the golf story, you're not going to believe in the rest of the film. That's the whole movie, so if that swing looks like crap, the movie's crap.
 

And yeah, my handicap was down to a 10 when we were at the thick of it. I trained for six or seven months, golfing every day for six hours, seven days a week, with eight trainers. It was intense.
 

But this is a little different. This is the adult acting. This is a different crowd. It's more work and more good work. That's it. People will have their opinion regardless.
 

Clubs are so lame. Nobody even dances at these clubs. They stand around and get drunk and they schmooze. There is no enjoyment factor.
 

I didn't know my dad for a long time. My dad was on drugs and my dad was at the VA Hospital, my dad was off in his own world selling drugs or using them or there would be crack heads in the house or whatever it would be.
 

I don't have to live this lavish lifestyle.
 

I don't know, I just want to be happy. I could be in a hole somewhere. Or I could completely lose it and be some hippy living in the woods with my dad.
 

I got to grow up in a situation where drugs were demonic. To watch your dad go through heroin withdrawal is something that would keep you from doing any of that yourself.
 

I hated golf when we first started, but a big part of the training process was falling in love with this sport, so I went on tour with the UCLA Team.
 

I just wish the crowd I was associated with was more passionate about what they were doing and less consumed with the commerce of the art form.
 

I think every young actor in Los Angeles went up for that role. It was between Frankie Muniz and me, and he pulled out, so I got the role.
 

I think there's a form of honesty, because I used to be very honest with the press, and then it backfired on me, and I understood it.
 

I trained more than anybody ever in a golf film ever made - my swing is pretty hot.
 

I turned down a scholarship to Yale. The problem with college is that there's a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you'll never be successful.
 

I turned down twelve films last year... Huge money films, but I had no respect for the writer or the work.
 

I understand why marriages break up over golf. I can't even talk about my own handicap because it's too upsetting.
 

I want my audience to know me for my work, not because of who I'm dating or what drugs I'm on or what club I went to.
 

I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism.
 

I'm not an Adonis, that's for damn sure. I've never really thought of myself that way, and it doesn't matter to me. My favorite actors aren't Adonises. Dustin Hoffman is a flawed-looking man; he's amazing to me. Tom Hanks is flawed-looking; people love him. Same with Gene Hackman.
 


Pages: 12Next