Quotes by Keanu: 1987-1989

Green, T., Psst- This snitch is going places in ‘River’., USA Today (US), May 20, 1987

  • “Acting is the only thing that keeps me still. If I’m not acting, I bounce off walls. My teachers thought it was sugar, but they were wrong.”
  • “I’ve been to a couple of clubs. I like to dance. But no hot tubs. No champagne.”

Leston, K., The Natural Keanu Reeves stays cool in the Hollywood hot bed., The Face (UK), Oct 1987

  • “When you get a part you have to decide what the character is all about but then you have to make it fit in with everyone else.”

Koffler, K.J., Keanu Reeves; the New Breed Actors Coming of Age (US), Jan 1988

  • “I won’t do superfluous nudity. If you are asking me if I am embarrassed about my body — sometimes.”
  • “When things get complicated, I bail.”
  • “I’m trying to pursue what I’m curious about, trying to survive, and hopefully not be fucked up the ass by irony and the gods.”

Baggett, J.A., Keanu Reeves: growing up on the move., Choices Magazine (US), Sep 1988

  • “Sometimes I regret not finishing high school.”
  • “I have no rhythm or anything. But I love the sound the bass makes. It’s therapy.”

Farber, J. He just doesn’t Act his age., New York Daily News (US), Sep 14, 1988

  • “That’s how I describe myself – I’m a goof.”

Griffiths, J., Reeves’ Edge., T & B (US), Jan 1989

  • “Uh huh. My heart and my dick are out.”
  • “But if you know of a good, expensive, elite prostitute agency, if you have a card, I’d like to know.”

Aldridge, D. Peachy Keanu., Film Review (UK), Mar 1989

  • “But acting is a process of constant learning. And there’s no better way to learn than watching professionals at work.
  • “I guess I just like being alienated.”

Snowden, L. Peaking in the Valley., Rolling Stone (US), Mar 9, 1989

  • “You have to say to them, ‘Excuse me if I get excited,’ and ‘I’m sorry if I don’t’, you know? But love’s an easy emotion man. It’s easy to love people.”
  • “I don’t cry much in real life. But I kind of like to suffer. People don’t respect artists who don’t suffer.”

Krizanovich, K. Keanu Reeves (say it Key-ah-noo). It means “Cool Breeze from the mountains”., Sky (UK), Dec 1989

  • ” I don’t think I’m the most handsome guy in the world, but I know I’m not quite a dog.”
  • “I’ve got a Norton Commando … Zoom, up the PCH through Malibu Canyon on that thing and I’m a happy man.”
  • “But the most mystical thing I have is a deodorant crystal. It’s a crystal, you wet it and rub it on under your arm and it acts as a deodorant. I haven’t used it yet, but you rub it in your armpit and your crotch area and you SMELL FREE!”
  • “I’m not gonna be no Henry Miller marrying Venus Flytrap at eighty-three and getting it on.”
  • “She’s (Mum) happy that I’m doing what I want to do and that I’m not at home doing drugs and stealing from her.”