18 Times Russell Brand Inspired Us To Live Out Loud

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He's WAY more than just a funny guy.

You probably know him from his roles in big films like Get Him to The Greek and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. You may even recognize him as the heart-throb who was married to Katy Perry (lucky girl!) or his stand-up comedy performances.

He kind of seems like the typical “actor-type” at first glance; handsome, a little bit eccentric, maybe even cocky. But, if you look a bit deeper, you may find that Russell Brand is pretty darn inspiring!

Honestly, aside from his movie career, the guy is actually a talented author and activist who has been known to follow his passions and a live a life that is a little less than ordinary. In fact, he has sparked a whole lot of controversy surrounding his promiscuous lifestyle (don’t get too excited), his transparency about drug use and strange behaviors, and his lectures on politics and activism.

From the sounds of him, Brand doesn’t seem like he would make the best role model (or does he?) but these quotes make you want to take a second look. Looking at this collection of witty, intelligent and inspirational things Russell Brand has said through the years, it appears that he knows a thing or two about being yourself, going after your dreams, making your own paths and truths.

If following your heart in today’s world of restrictions and societal norms seems scarier than taking out thousands of dollars in student loans, check out some of the things this quirky man has to say.

You may have already loved him from his work in the media but as these quotes about life, love, happiness and finding meaning lift your spirits, he may become your new guru.

 

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There's no rule that says I have to live life like everyone else. — Russell Brand

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If you don't choose [your own] heroes, heroes will be chosen for you, and they will not represent values that empower you, they will represent powers that will enslave you.​ — Russell Brand

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As long as we prioritize material truths over spiritual truths we will live in tyranny because we are living an illusion. — Russell Brand

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If you want to be happy, stop being so self-obsessed and consider other people. — Russell Brand

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Fear travels fast. Love travels a little more slowly. Rationale takes a little more consideration. — Russell Brand

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People that say the system works, work for the system.  — Russell Brand

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How we treat the vulnerable is how we define ourselves as a species. — Russell Brand

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Sometimes when we're incensed by the rancid tide of injustice, the impulse is to attack. We must avoid this. We have learned that violence as a means is always unsuccessful.  — Russell Brand

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Every moment is a fresh new beginning, a wonderful inauguration of the great cosmic journey through the universe. We can do whatever we want. We can change reality at any moment.  — Russell Brand

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Strength does not have to be belligerent and loud. — Russell Brand

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Some people say that you’ve crossed the line, but I don’t think that there is a line, I think people draw the line in just after you have traversed it. — Russell Brand

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I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can’t be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people. — Russell Brand

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Liberate yourself from that idea that people are watching you. — Russell Brand

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For me happiness occurs arbitrarily: a moment of eye contact on a bus, where all at once you fall in love; or a frozen second in a park where it’s enough that there are trees in the world. — Russell Brand

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Sometimes close friendships have a tidal beat that pulls you towards different shores though the ocean that connects you remains. — Russell Brand

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Life’s never a postcard of life, is it? It never feels like how you’d want it to look. — Russell Brand

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We’re made from the same basic stuff: 30 per cent of DNA the same as bananas, 60 per cent the same as worms and 98 per cent the same as chimpanzees, so we can’t be that different from each other. — Russell Brand

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I don't have to be ashamed of what I am; I don't have to spend the rest of my life apologizing for being a bit unusual. I don't have to be afraid no more, I can just be me.  — Russell Brand

 

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