The Top 35 Hugh Jackman Quotes Of All Time

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Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, and dancer best known for his role as Wolverine in Marvel's X-Men film series. He's best known as the short-tempered, rough around the edges mutant.

However, these Hugh Jackman quotes are proof that in real life, he's incredibly down to earth, sweet, and endearing.

He has a deep, overflowing love for his family and the things that are important to him.

While he spent a long time playing Wolverine, it's hardly the only iconic role he's ever tackled. In his versatile and outstanding career, he's portrayed many amazing characters in films like Les Misérables, The Prestige, Van Helsing, and many others.

He even recently branched out into singing and dancing on the big screen in 2017's The Greatest Showman, though he's been a presence on the Broadway stage since 2003.

A humble man, loving father, and an adoring husband, these Hugh Jackman quotes showcase the amazing advice he dishes out when it comes to following your dreams and achieving your goals.

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But what makes Hugh Jackman so incredible isn't just his amazing acting — nor his chiseled bod! — it's the devotion he has for his family and his amazing outlook on life that makes him a one of a kind character.

Here are 35 of the best Hugh Jackman quotes of all time:

1. "The best part about being married is that feeling of being a team. All couples have ups and downs, so having someone you trust is priceless." — Hugh Jackman

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2. "When you fall in love and you get married, it's such a relief. You're like, 'Oh, this feels so right and this woman is just so great and I love her.' And then you have a kid — it kind of just gets even bigger. And it's frustrating and it's tiring and all those things but your sense of, like, living life becomes so much bigger." — Hugh Jackman

3. "Write down five things you love to do. Next, write down five things that you're really good at. Then just try to match them up! Revisit your list once a year to make sure you're on the right track." — Hugh Jackman

4. "The activity of being a husband, a father — those are roles, too, but underneath them is the spiritual center that connects us all, and that's what's most important." — Hugh Jackman

5. “We can live tough lives, but the human spirit is stronger, seemingly, than anything. There is redemption, hope, and love. All different forms of heartbreak, but beyond all that there is hope; there is love. There is beauty and bliss.” — Hugh Jackman

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6. "If you ask my wife, the biggest fault is my inability around the house. She says the only thing handy about me is that I'm close by. And I have a terrible memory. I'm bad at saying no. I often double-book. There are a lot of things." — Hugh Jackman

7. "I have a terrific marriage, but unlike a lot of relationships where they ebb and flow, no matter what happens you fall deeper and deeper in love every day. It's kind of the best thing that can happen to you. It's thrilling." — Hugh Jackman

8. "The thing I find hard is that a lot of people won't even see her (Deb), and they'll obviously be talking to her to get to me. I've seen Deb literally be knocked out of the way. She just knocks 'em back." — Hugh Jackman

9. "I have a wife and a son, but the gay rumors have started. I guess it's a sign that I'm moving up the ladder." — Hugh Jackman

10. "When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that's happened that day just melts away." — Hugh Jackman

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11. "I run into people, really powerful, big people, who say, 'Congrats to you, but your wife is really one of the most talented.' And every time I hear that, it reminds me of the sacrifice she's made, her selflessness, her love, and what she's done for the kids ... We always made family a priority but I'm acutely aware, every day, that actually, when it comes to sacrifices, Deb has shouldered most of those. In fact, I was telling her right now, 'You need to get back to work because you're just too good to waste that talent. Everyone needs to see it.'" — Hugh Jackman

12. "That's the great thing about parenting. You end up going places you never thought you'd go." — Hugh Jackman

13. "I've always felt embraced by the Broadway community even before I felt like I earned it." — Hugh Jackman

14. "For Sunday breakfast, I make orange and ricotta pancakes, crepes, and eggs. You know men, we usually go for breakfast because it's the easiest thing to cook and then we try to make it seem fancy." — Hugh Jackman

15. "I realized there's no good reason for the disparity in opportunity around the world." — Hugh Jackman

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16."I feel so lucky to have both a son and a daughter because there's a different relationship with each of them." — Hugh Jackman

17. "At which point should we let go and do what we want to do, and when should we submit to rules? Coming to terms with our true natures and who we really are has always been a fascination to humans. I know it fascinates me." — Hugh Jackman

18. "Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It's like the ultimate rest. It's better than the best sleep you've ever had. It's a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh." — Hugh Jackman

19. "I remember at one point ... everyone used to wear the fish symbol; it said you were a Christian. So I asked my father, 'Dad, why don't you wear that at work?' And he said, 'Your religion should be in your actions.' He set a great, great example." — Hugh Jackman

20. "I can look back on my life, where there have been moments where things might have gone the other way. Everything is like stepping stones, and I've seen people I admire falter. We're all vulnerable." — Hugh Jackman

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21. "I'm quite an independent person, and I had to be. As a boy and growing into a young man I had to look out for myself. And now I'm very family-oriented. It's a big priority in my life." — Hugh Jackman

22. "My kids are not that interested in my movie career, by the way. My son, in particular, never talks about it. He just wants me as his dad." — Hugh Jackman

23. “The longer it takes you to become successful, the harder it will be for somebody else to take it away from you." — Hugh Jackman

24. "Sometimes you have to go places with characters and emotions within yourself you don't want to do, but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it." — Hugh Jackman

25. “In life, you don’t regret the things you do, you regret the things you don’t do.” — Hugh Jackman

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26. “The definition of being good is being able to make it look easy.” — Hugh Jackman

27. "It dawned on me that acting was what I wanted to do with my life. Nothing had ever touched my heart like acting did." — Hugh Jackman

28. "I believe actually the more you do something, the less frightening it becomes because you start to realize the outcome is not as important as you think." — Hugh Jackman

29. "I'd sell my soul for a good cause." — Hugh Jackman

30. "I've always felt that if you back down from a fear, the ghost of that fear never goes away. It diminishes people." — Hugh Jackman

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31. "As you get older you have more respect and empathy for your parents. Now I have a great relationship with both of them." — Hugh Jackman

32. "With age, you see people fail more. You see yourself fail more. How do you keep that fearlessness of a kid? You keep going. Luckily, I'm not afraid to make a fool of myself." — Hugh Jackman

33. "To get down to the quick of it, respect motivates me — not success." — Hugh Jackman

34. "There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how you feel or the misfortunes in your life. You can't go through life obsessing about what might have been." — Hugh Jackman

35. "Your wife is always right. Very simple. I think I'm going to get it tattooed on my forehead." — Hugh Jackman

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Smart man, Hugh.

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Jessica Sager is a writer based in NYC.