Sad Keanu no more: Keanu Reeves' most viral insights
/ CBS NEWS
In honor of the release of "Ode to Happiness," Keanu Reeves' new book that pokes fun at the "Sad Keanu" meme, we're taking a look at the most memorable and viral things that the actor/author has said. Imagine Keanu's image saying these quotes to you. Embrace them as intelligent views on life that you should follow.
Keanu on looks
"I am not handsome or sexy. Of course, it
Keanu on the journey
"Can you get halfway around the world? Can you do a walking trail of the movie?"
Keanu on conversations
"I got smelled... We had a lovely conversation, and I was in."
Keanu on the Matrix
"What is the Matrix?"
Keanu on melting
"What would happen if you melted? You know, you never really hear this talked about much, but spontaneous combustion? It exists! [People] burn from within... sometimes they'll be in a wooden chair and the chair won't burn, but there'll be nothing left of the person. Except sometimes his teeth. Or the heart. No one speaks about this, but it
Keanu on David Geffen
"For a while people were saying that David Geffen and I had gotten married. That just blew me away. Not because they thought I was gay, but that they thought I could land a guy that hot."
Keanu on women
"It's always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. Men don't have that -- they just have really smelly underwear, or at least that's what I've found. Anyway, if you can make a woman laugh, you're probably seeing the most beautiful thing on God's Earth. I'm guessing it is, anyway. It's something I've always wanted to see."
Keanu on 40
"Here comes 40. I'm feeling my age, and I've ordered the Ferrari. I'm going to get the whole mid-life crisis package."
Keanu on his tombstone
"I used to have nightmares that they would put 'He played Ted' on my tombstone."
Keanu on being a meathead
"I'm a meathead. I can't help it, man. You've got smart people, and you've got dumb people."
Keanu on his existence
"I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime."
Keanu on what he likes about film
"One of the aspects I like about the film is that there is a kind of emotional, psychological discussion during the storytelling... Before taking a drug, go through yourself, experience yourself, all your hopes and fears in your own time. Before the pharmacology, do the psychology."
Keanu on Diane Keaton
"When I read in US Weekly the other day that she was 59, I was like, 'Whoa, dude, no way she's old enough to be my mother.' Being with somebody that old is like committing incest, only you're not related."
Keanu on going to an exorcist
"I went with an exorcist for a bit. I just want to know really practical things like 'How do you hold someone possessed by the devil?'"
Keanu on falling in love and relationships
"Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things."
Keanu on not having a life
"I try not to think about my life. I have no life. I need therapy."
Keanu on the truth
"The truth is often terrifying, which I think is one of the motifs of Larry and Andrew's cinema. The cost of knowledge is an important theme. In the second and third films, they explore the consequences of Nero's choice to know the truth. It's a beautiful, beautiful story."
Keanu on instincts
"When I don't feel free and can't do what I want, I just react. I go against it."
Keanu on death
"When the people you love are gone, you're alone."
Keanu on fans searching for him online
"Do they? I don't know. I haven't checked it out, you know. I don't like go home and like... google me."
Keanu on being an actor
"When I was 15 I asked my mother if I could be an actor, and she said whatever I want. Three weeks later I was in acting school. I heard Anthony Hopkins say this: 'You learn it by doing it.' It
Keanu on grief
"Grief changes shape, but it never ends."
Keanu on paying attention
"The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way."
Keanu in response to "You'll just have to bite the bullet"
"Yes, but I don't have to eat the whole rifle."
Line from one of Keanu's poems in his upcoming book