Heath Ledger, the actor who is remembered for playing the role of The Joker in the movie, The Dark Knight, was born today. His impeccable work and unforgettable persona stay behind as he passed away into a different realm.
Today on his birthday, we remember some of his most memorable quotes. The person he was, is clearly highlighted in these quotes:
1. “You know when you see the preachers down South? And they grab a believer and they go, ‘Bwoom! I touch you with the hand of God!’ And they believe so strongly, they’re on the ground shaking and spitting. And fuck’s sake, that’s the power of belief… Now, I don’t believe in Jesus, but I believe in my performance. And if you can understand that the power of belief is one of the great tools of our time and that a lot of acting comes from it, you can do anything.”
2. “I’m not good at future planning. I don’t plan at all. I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I don’t have a day planner and I don’t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.”
3. “If you’re just safe about the choices you make, you don’t grow.”
4. “I feel like I’m wasting time if I repeat myself.”
5. “I never want to feel like I’ve achieved my goal. It’s like Chinese farmers. They never admit that it’s a good season. They feel like they’ll be punished.”
6. “I only do this because I’m having fun. The day I stop having fun, I’ll just walk away.”
7. “I’m just not one of those naturally funny, relaxed actors who enjoy the spotlight and are so good at it.”
So different was Ledger! We lost him when he passed away in January 2008.