Quotes:

• The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.

• I always say that the times in my life when I’ve been happiest are the times when I’ve seen, like, a sunset.

• I can handle the craziness some of the time, maybe most of the time. But I know I can’t handle it all of the time.

• I’ve been lucky enough – well, maybe unlucky enough – to have had a lot of friends who have had their ups and downs. And for an actor, that’s good. Life experience in any regard is good. So I’ve seen a lot and I’ve had my own experiences.

• Anyone who’s had a tattoo knows once you get your first one, as you’re walking out the door, you’re planning the next.

• I swear to God, if you saw me when I am by myself in the woods, I’m a lunatic. I sing, I dance.

• I emote. I love things so much.

• I like wet hair and sweatpants. I like sneakers and ponytails.

• Men and women aren’t too dissimilar.

• I had no idea there were so many ways you could burn yourself out.

• I weep at everything. I love things so much – I just never want to dilute that.

• For the youth, the indignation of most things will just surge as each birthday passes.

• I decided to make ‘Captain America’ because I realized I wasn’t doing the film because it terrified me. You can’t make decisions based on fear.

• I like girls who are self-deprecating. I like girls who make fun of themselves. If you can’t poke fun at yourself, what are you? I just want someone with a good soul. That’s about it. The rest I’m really flexible on.

• If your goal is to be the biggest movie star in the world, a 10-movie contract is gold. It was never my goal. Up until now, I made movies – and I have a nice house, a nice car. I’m fortunate, happy and grateful. Life is good.

• For a long time all I wanted for Christmas were books about outdoor survival. I was convinced that the woods were calling me. I camped a lot, I took classes. At 18, I told myself if I don’t live in the woods by myself by the time I’m 25, I have failed.

• I don’t keep a journal.

• But my happiness in this world – my level of peace – is never going to be dictated by acting.

• I hate myself in interviews. All of a sudden, you stop and you’re like, ‘Chris, how dare you?’ I don’t live in Darfur. I have both legs. But you can’t walk around all the time being like, ‘I’m so grateful I’m not in Darfur.’

• The Internet is a big place where a lot of people can voice their opinions, and my mother chooses to pick fights with random people from all over the world who don’t have the nicest things to say about me.

• What if I couldn’t handle people’s opinions of me? I know that shouldn’t dictate a person’s degree of peace or happiness in life, but the problem is, I chose a business saturated in judgment.

• The Internet is a big place where a lot of people can voice their opinions, and my mother chooses to pick fights with random people from all over the world who don’t have the nicest things to say about me.

• I am single and not looking to be in a relationship.

• When you do one movie at a time, if one goes crazy and becomes successful, your life changes. But you can step back and catch your breath.

• When I found out I had to take off my shirt in ‘Teen’ movie, I panicked and hit the gym. I was like, ‘It’s going to be on film, documented, for my children to see. I can’t be 140 pounds. I need to put on a little bit of muscle.’

• When you do one movie at a time, if one goes crazy and becomes successful, your life changes. But you can step back and catch your breath.

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