Here are 29 quotes by the acting legend himself.

By Flavia Medrut,

Reported to be one of the most generous actors in Hollywood, Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and was raised in Toronto, Canada.Reeves began his acting career at the age of nine and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure was the first movie to bring him major recognition. However, playing hero Neo in sci-fi extravaganza The Matrix, made him an international superstar.Throughout his life, Reeves has been no stranger to hardship. His father left him and his mother when he was only 2 years old and was later imprisoned for selling heroin. His mother went on to marry three more times and they moved a lot.In 1999, Keanu’s longtime girlfriend Jennifer Syme, gave birth to a stillborn baby girl, and after 18 months she also died in a car crash. Remarkably, all these tragedies couldn’t stop him from becoming the awesome person that he is today.

Compared to other glamorous celebrities, Reeves lives a quiet and calm way of life and didn’t even own a house until 2003. He battles his demons with grace and shows nothing but kindness by supporting many good causes.

Here are 20 Keanu Reeves quotes to help you create beauty from tragedy.

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


If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel.

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.

Grief changes shape but it never ends.

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

The person who was holding me back from my happiness was me.

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

When I don’t feel free and can’t do what I want, I just react. I go against it.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

It’s fun to be hopelessly in love. It’s dangerous, but it’s fun.

If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s earth.

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

In my quiet, I was working something out.

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.



Flavia Medrut is a freelance writer, researcher and part-time psychologist. She believes music, long walks and a good sense of humor are imperative in keeping one’s sanity. Kindness and kittens make her heart melt.




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  1. Mr. Reeves, you do have a kind heart ❤️
    I wish there were more people in this sad world like you. I know you help people. Could you help me?? I don’t want too say what on here. It would be greatly appreciated if you would contact me by my email address. Thank you for reading this.
    A True Fan of Yours!!!!

  2. Don’t get me wrong from the beginning, i love my Keanu Reeves, just speaking in general, a successful person “quotes” always make sense, and the same quotes from unknown or still struggling person will be treated like a piece of trash.

  3. I wonder if this enlightened soul is a glorious star seed..
    he stands alone
    shines with dignity and humility .
    and no coincidence he would be chosen to be Neo.

  4. Beautiful quotes is nothing but good health is .I’m in very poor health but I try too make the best out of my life very quote you have said has so much meaning too it

  5. Keanu Reeves reveals the infinite possibilities of the human being: We are able to turn a great tragedy into something useful, beautiful, constructive; how? Learning to transmute energy.


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