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Jean-Claude Van Damme quotes

In an action film you act in the action. If it's a dramatic film you act in the drama.

I don't have a bad relationship. I'm 48 years old. I think life is too short for that. To me, life is... you open the shutters, you see the dogs outside, you look left, you look right, in, what, a second and a half? And that's a life.

But on average, I go to the gym about four or five times a week. Today, I'm so experienced in training - I'm actually listening to my body now. My body needs freedom. When I train I create serenity and I produce oxygen in my blood. It helps me to think better and relax. By training, you accentuate the problem.

You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome - just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself.

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.

I'm one of the most sensitive human beings on Earth - and I know it.

I now truly believe it is impossible for me to make a bad movie.

Believe me - I've done very good stuff and very crazy stuff, and I don't regret the crazy stuff.

Because no matter what you say in life, the truth will always be the truth. You know when someone is telling the truth, you look in the eyes. I have a tendency to believe people.

What I promise to my actors, and to my director, is to give them the salary and everything they need.

I came to America with a dream and I made it. The dream became reality. America is built for success.

I train, for me, very smartly. I don't train heavy, I do a lot of isometrics.

I'm not complaining about doing 20-hour days. It's a joy to be able to work on yet another film.

I've become 40, my audience is partly the same age.

In the past, I was working out too heavy.

It looks good when you see someone kicking at the age of 51 with no double. It's kinda cool for people to know that past 50 we can keep flexible.

Karate's a very boring sport, but when you know the technique you can go further and further.

My time of martial arts was traditional.

What really helps a guy to become an action hero today is the directing of the movie. All those fast cuts.

When you finish a film, if you believed in your character, you're empty.