My mom's whole side of the family, they're all Packers fans. My mom's a Bears fan. My stepdad is a Vikings guy. So that gets ugly. My mom sits upstairs watching the Bears game; he sits in the basement. They can't watch it together. Football's a violent anger in our family dynamic.
It's hard to appreciate success in modeling, because it's not something you feel like you've earned, so there is a little bit of bread of shame that comes with that. It's like somebody giving you a puzzle that's already put together.
The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. And being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap. I promise you. It's just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don't buy it. Be smart. Be thoughtful and be generous.
I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still.
I never thought in my life, I never really thought I would get married. I watched my parents go through a divorce, and I thought, like, this is just not something people are supposed to do.
I didn't really go the starving-artist route. I kind of went and did massive, commercial things.
I think at all social networks, be it Facebook or Twitter or whatever it is, there's an ecosystem that exist there. But there's also an ego system that exists there.
Your best T-shirt should be like your bed; it just feels like you are home when you are in it.
I wouldn't say you have an online life and a real life. I think technology is just mapping and organizing what already exists.
I try to make good decisions as decisions come up.
The thing that enchants me the most is the ability women have to feel other people's pain. The total empathy that women have is extraordinary.
I feel like a fraud... My name is not even actually Ashton. Ashton is my middle name.
One of the things I've become immune to is people talking about market cap and social media platforms.
I want to be like Tom Cruise from 'The Outsiders' and go on and do amazing movies for a long time.
I fail frequently - I just try to keep it quiet.
I'm very awkward when I have time off. I don't know what to do with myself. It's weird not to work.
I think we've all been in the middle of doing something we cared about, when someone coming in the room and saying 'hello' was annoying. I personally can understand that, as someone who tries to create.
Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It's the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, 'This is me, and I'm interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.'
My parents couldn't give me a whole lot of financial support, but they gave me good genes. My dad is a handsome son-of-a-gun, and my mom is beautiful. And I've definitely been the lucky recipient. So, thank you, Mom and Dad.
There's no text that can replace a loving touch when someone we love is hurting.
Modeling is the best because you have to look hot, which comes easy to me, you know. I'm blessed with that.
Anyone who has tried to build something that changes people's lives sometimes finds life to be a distraction, and finds people who don't care as much as they do to be annoying.
I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work.
Acting can be so much fun that it's easy to forget that what you're doing is a job. But if I've got my tie on, I'm going to work.
When I was on the ''70s Show,' I had that and I had 'Punk'd' and I had my own production company. That pretty much sealed up all my time.
I trust my government. I actually have a trust for my government with my data, and I trust them to protect me. They've protected me - they've made the best efforts to protect me my whole life.
I've already exceeded my expectations for myself. I'm one of the most influential people! I mean come on! I wanted to be... I never thought the things I've experienced in my life, I didn't think that was the life that I was gonna get to live.
Leapfrog innovation - consistent, constant, ridiculous leapfrog innovation - only happens within a dictatorship. Any time you try to do something really innovative, most people aren't going to understand it until after they experience it. So when you're developing in innovation, you have to be a dictator.
The reality is that we communicate with every part of our being, and there are times when we must use it all. When someone needs us, he or she needs all of us. There's no text that can replace a loving touch when someone we love is hurting.
I live my life like anybody else, and people choose to write about mine. And what they write I can't control - when they write lies at least - because the laws can't really protect you unless you can prove malicious intent. So I just choose not to read it.