I don't understand who invented that thing, 'R-Patz', I want to strangle them.
Robert Pattinson Quotes
It is surprising the amount of people who think I'm going to be really dumb. I think they think anyone who has done teen movies is just an idiot. I don't know, maybe I am. Some of the best actors, if you talk to them, they're not the smartest people in the world.
The weird thing is, I can't really tell you what's interesting about actors either. People don't find the personal lives of people with much, much more power than any celebrity would have — don't find their personal lives interesting. I think if you put the lives of people who controlled billions of dollars on the front news of every single paper, the world would be a better place. It's the spin culture. If you took away publicists and things and people spoke for themselves, then they'd have to be responsible for their words.
The world would be a much better place, I think, if all these bankers and billionaires were followed by paparazzi and studied as carefully.
I think if you start getting used to [the paparazzi], it means you're going crazy.
I believe in keeping your family and friends close, because they’ll treat you the same no matter what. Real relationships are not affected by whatever happens in life. Knowing that you’ll always keep something special no matter what happens is something that has made an impact in my life. That’s one of the biggest lessons I’ve received in life.
I think that a lot of actors go through the same thing, when you’ve literally gotta be just like ‘Ugh, this is pointless.’ That’s the only time you ever seem to get any jobs - you’ve gotta be at rock bottom! But yeah, it’s funny. I was like fully, fully intending not to do [acting] anymore, and then [‘Twilight’] came up.
My biggest problem in my life is I’m cheap and I didn’t hire a publicist. In every awkward interview, normally actors get these things scripted.
The perception of [Kristen Stewart] is that she’s ‘awkward.’ But it’s funny knowing her. It’s the absolute opposite of what people think. She’s insanely confident.
There’s a thing I've never got. That is, why do people cheat? I can understand the impulse, but not how you can keep two relationships going at the same time for long.
I'm not the casual-affair kind of guy. If I choose to be with someone, it's because I really want it. When I have a relationship, I'm 100 percent into it.
It’s just very traumatic. When this is over, the media will lose interest [in the relationship]. There’ll be nothing to say. It won’t fit into a headline anymore. It won’t fit into a template.
You’re not really allowed to complain about any of this. You’re just supposed to be grateful. And obviously—I get it. You’re lucky and you should appreciate your luck. But, I mean, it just seems if you even hint that there’s a bad side to any of this people will be like—‘Liar!’ I guess it’s because people want to have it as a dream.
I’m, like, a compulsive eater. I’m going to be so fat when I’m older, it’s ridiculous.
There’s a massive reward being in such a specific pigeonhole right now, it’s very strange. Having a persona people recognize, it’s the thing that probably gets you paid the most—but it’s also the thing that virtually every actor in the world doesn’t want. ‘Cause, like, no one would believe me if I wanted to play something ultra-realistic, like a gangster or something.
I don’t know what’s wrong with me. My brain doesn’t work anymore. I haven’t any memory. I can’t write. All I can do is sign my name. I tried to write the other day—it looked like I was writing in Braille.
This thing with everyone knowing you, it’s weird, because people have this one-sided relationship where they look at your picture and feel they know you more than someone they actually know. I don’t really know myself that well.
People coming up to you on the street is nice, but when people know that they can make money off your life, it becomes difficult.
It's difficult either way. Everyone always tells you, ‘Just accept having people take photos and stuff is part of your life. Don’t let it rule your life.’ But I always just thought it’s not life if people are photographing you all the time, unless you want that.
I like the story about me being pregnant. It was in some Australian magazine, on the front page! I was like, 'Wow, that's just [insane].' And it's not even ironic. I don't even think the article [tried to justify it]; it was just a headline. I am, yes. Yeah, it's in my armpit because I'm hiding it from everyone.
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