35 Inspirational Jean-Claude Van Damme Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Jean-Claude Van Damme Quotes On Success

Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg, known professionally as Jean-Claude Van Damme and JCVD, is a Belgian actor, filmmaker, fight choreographer and retired martial artist best known for his martial arts action films. His most notable action projects include Bloodsport (1988), Cyborg (1989), Kickboxer (1989), Lionheart (1990), Death Warrant (1990), Double Impact (1991), Universal Soldier (1992) and its theatrical sequel Universal Soldier: The Return (1999), Nowhere to Run (1993), Hard Target (1993), Timecop (1994), Street Fighter (1994), Sudden Death (1995), The Quest (1996), Maximum Risk (1996) and Jean-Claude Van Johnson (2016–2017 series). He is also known for portraying antagonist characters in such films as No Retreat, No Surrender (1986), Black Eagle (1988), Replicant (2001), The Expendables 2 (2012), Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) and Enemies Closer (2013). Van Damme also starred in dramatic roles in Wake of Death (2004), war drama Legionnaire (1998), crime drama JCVD (2008) and The Bouncer (2018). He made his directorial debut with the 1996 martial arts film The Quest and also directed the upcoming action drama Frenchy. May these Jean-Claude Van Damme Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “A pair of legs engineered to defy the laws of physics and a mindset to master the most epic of splits.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

2. “God gave me a great body and it’s my duty to take care of my physical temple.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

3. “It’s time for me to do things I like so I will be happy, my wife will be happy, my friends will be happy. I just want to do something I’m proud of. It’s time for me to change. I could sign with a company for 10 movies and I’m the king of video and so what?” Jean-Claude Van Damme

4. “Your body has enough weight for you to be in perfect condition just working against yourself.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

5. “You have to believe what you say, and if you believe what you are saying, then acting is easy.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

6. “I now truly believe it is impossible for me to make a bad movie.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

7. “I came to America with a dream and I made it. The dream became reality. America is built for success.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

8. “I’m fast, why? Because I eat vegetables.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

9. “••If you work with a jackhammer during an earthquake, stop, otherwise you are working for nothing.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

10. “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.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

11. “I am fascinated by air. If you remove the air from the sky, all the birds would fall to the ground. And all the planes, too.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

12. “I love challenges. If you don’t have any and can do whatever you want, then it’s probably time to die.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

13. “If a product is more expensive than another one and more sustainable in ecology, consumers will not buy it. We’re in a very sharp competitive market.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

14. “What really helps a guy to become an action hero today is the directing of the movie. All those fast cuts.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

15. “All I wanted to do was to become famous, but then I found out that it was nothing special.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

16. “You can create the perfect triceps by just pushing yourself off your wall.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

17. “A man may have the best of wealth, cars and fame. But there is nothing more precious in life that he will get than a woman’s heart.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

18. “You just have to take a little salt, and since I’m doing that it’s, like, boom! In one week, I felt it kick in. All the commotion around me, all the water around me, moving left and right around me, became like a lake.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

19. “My body looks like 30 but my face looks like 50. But I cannot walk bare-chested in the streets. I like to do these movies to challenge myself physically.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

20. “Everybody understands a slap in the face. In Japan, Belgium, or America, a punch is a punch. Comedy will be different in Europe or America or Japan, so my movies are very international.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

21. “Believe me – I’ve done very good stuff and very crazy stuff, and I don’t regret the crazy stuff.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

22. “I’m a big traveler these days. I was in Hong Kong. I live there. I was just in Belgium with my parents and now I’m on my way to North America. You will find me all over.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

23. “My time of martial arts was traditional.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

24. “Life is short. I’m 47 years old. I’ve got 10 years to go where I can be the best I can be. I want those 10 years to be precious, not like before, cranking two or three movies a year. I’ve made a ton of movies in my life, but so what?” Jean-Claude Van Damme

25. “A cookie has no soul, it’s just a cookie. But before it was milk and eggs. And in eggs there’s the potential for life.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

26. “I’m not complaining about doing 20-hour days. It’s a joy to be able to work on yet another film.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

27. “You need at least six or seven years to understand the philosophy and concentration of karate to know to clean your spirit of everything and dedicate your mind and body to the sport.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

28. “I train, for me, very smartly. I don’t train heavy, I do a lot of isometrics.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

29. “I like structure – like driving: go past the school on the street, stay on the right side, no hitting the car, go in right, you’ll see a big church, stop and take a left, and you’ll have it. By doing this I’m giving a structure of life, a path of light, and showing what happens between me and me, which is something very beautiful.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

30. “I’ve had my ups and downs. My fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That’s what made me what I am today.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

31. “When I go on location, we have a schedule. And when you have a schedule, you know when you’re not working, so I train very well on location. But I also train three or four times a week at home, but today I train differently than before.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

32. “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.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

33. “When I was 24, I was full of life. I was that ham who wanted to be famous, a movie star, all that stuff. I think it’s cool. But it was not what I was searching for, really. It was more a delusion.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

34. “I’m not a movie star. I’m a brand name. Van Damme is like Levi’s. I go on vacation, and everywhere I go, people love me for my name, not for my movies.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

35. “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.” Jean-Claude Van Damme

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