35 Unforgettable Jake Gyllenhaal Quotes

Jake Gyllenhaal is an actor best known for his role as Jack Twist in the epic romantic drama ‘Brokeback Mountain’ which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The good looking actor once counted amongst the “50 Most Beautiful People” by the ‘People’ magazine.

He has a large fan following among the gay and bi-sexual groups due to his sensitive portrayal of a homosexual character in one of his film.

We’ve put together this collection of the best Jake Gyllenhaal quotes:


35 Jake Gyllenhaal Quotes 

1. “Don’t listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

2. “I promise that one day, everything’s going to be better for you.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

3. “I’m open to whatever people want to call me.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

4. “Sometimes love is calm and easy and sometimes it’s just plain dirty.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

5. “I admire actors and artists who devote just as much time to their life as they do to their work.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

6. “The Jake Gyllenhaal workout plan starts with growing long, long hair gorgeous greasy locks and then washing every day.Wash, shampoo, then condition. Washing works the biceps and then the triceps by conditioning. And vigorously rubbing all of your body with soap really defines the abs and the pectoral muscles. And if you do squats while you’re bathing – that’s it!” – Jake Gyllenhaal

7. “Dad, I may not be the best, but I come to believe that I got it in me to be somebody in this world. And it’s not because I’m so different from you either. It’s because I’m the same. I mean, I can be just as hard-headed, and just as tough. I only hope I can be as good a man like you.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

8. “When I was young, before school, my father would wake me up and we would go running together. A love of being physical, being active and being outside was something he instilled in me.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

9. “The best thing that I got was rehearsing with my father. It was always about the process of figuring things out, and trying something new, and having another take on something and keeping it alive.” – Jake Gyllenhaal


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10. “Every journey starts with fear.” – Jake Gyllenhaal


11. “Don’t listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it’s what you want to do and it’s within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

12. “Romance is important, but to have a friend you can use as a mirror, who can give you an objective response, that’s what’s really important.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

13. “Even as an actor, I think like a storyteller. My parents raised us to look at the script.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

14. “Sometimes what I actually love to do is go to a farm and get fresh milk or watch a pig get slaughtered.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

15. “We were talking about the kissing in the movie just recently. Clearly, it’s pretty challenging material, but Ang said two men herding sheep was far more sexual than two men having sex on screen.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

16. “It’s daunting trying to do any service as an American to such a beautiful, fluid speech pattern that you [British] all have. We are just barbarians in comparison.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

17. “Do you know what fear stands for? False Evidence Appearing Real.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

18. “I’m more Baskin-Robbins style myself.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

19. “My mum raised us on classic movies and a lot of musical theatres.” – Jake Gyllenhaal


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20. “Really, contrary to popular belief, I like to have a good time and not take myself too seriously.” – Jake Gyllenhaal


21. “Theater has given me a different perspective on the way I approach films.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

22. “My mum and dad are pretty amazing chefs and they spent most of my childhood cooking really extravagant things for my sister and me.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

23. “My experience on ‘Jarhead’ was life-changing.” – Jake Gyllenhaal


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24. “Chris Cooper once told me to never have any regrets. After Chris said that to me, I walk into every scene thinking, ‘exhaust every possibility.’ Once you get to a certain place, it’s like you just deliver everything you’ve got. Don’t have any regrets. It pops up in my mind over and over and over again.” – Jake Gyllenhaal


25. “Do I take care of my body and take conditioning seriously? Yes.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

26. “What world am I living in?’ Aren’t movies made to have something to say? Why make a movie if you don’t have something to say? What are you doing it for? Are you doing it because you want to make a lot of money?” – Jake Gyllenhaal

27. “As much as I am one for real human interaction, I also want to make a show that’s entertaining and that people want to see.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

28. “I fooled around with Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams got pregnant.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

29. “You know, it’s flattering when there’s a rumor that says I’m bisexual. It means I can play more kinds of roles. I’m open to whatever people want to call me. I’ve never really been attracted to men sexually, but I don’t think I would be afraid of it if it happened.” – Jake Gyllenhaal


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30. “You can’t just lump things into two categories. Things aren’t that simple.” – Jake Gyllenhaal


31. “I’m a harsh critic, you know? I am.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

32. “I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief because there will be so much to look forward to” – Jake Gyllenhaal

33. “What made me most courageous was that I realized I had to try to let go of that stereotype I had in my mind, that bit of homophobia, and try for a second to be vulnerable and sensitive. It was f**kin’ hard, man. I succeeded only for milliseconds.” – Jake Gyllenhaal 

34. “I grew up on movie sets, so it was something I just found familiar. When I was growing up also, in high school, I would audition for things and my parents let me audition for things – with the thought that I wouldn’t get them. And then I would get them… sometimes, and it would surprise them.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

35. “In a perfect world, I would love to do one play for every three movies.” – Jake Gyllenhaal



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