Russell Brand, born on June 4, 1975, in Grays, Essex, faced a tumultuous childhood, enduring his parents’ divorce at six months old and his mother’s battle with cancer.
Leaving home at 16, Brand pursued theatre but faced expulsion due to drug use.
Transitioning to comedy in the mid-90s, he gained significant recognition in 2000, both in stand-up and as an MTV video journalist.
By 2008, he was a global name, starring in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”
He reprised his role as Aldous Snow in “Get Him to the Greek” (2010) and starred in films like “Arthur” (2011) and “Despicable Me” (2010).
His memoir, “My Booky Wook,” was a UK success and its sequel was released in 2010. Recognized for his comedic contributions, he received awards in 2010 and 2011.
Brand’s personal life includes a short-lived marriage to pop star Katy Perry, which ended in divorce in 2012.
I have made a best list of quotes by Russell Brand.
Inspiring Russell Brand Quotes
Kundalini yoga is the crack cocaine of yoga. ~ Russell Brand.
Turns out it was mostly a lie. But, at least for a short while, it was a beautiful one. ~ Russell Brand.
If you’re a drug addict, then you’ve always got drugs, so you’re a criminal. So you’re gonna get into problems. ~ Russell Brand.
Have you been out in society recently? ‘Cause it’s SHIT. ~ Russell Brand.
Consciousness exists beyond your head, between our heads, and it can manifest harmony. ~ Russell Brand.
I used to binge-eat and make myself throw up. I was a fat kid. Obviously I didn’t quite master the bulimia. ~ Russell Brand.
Tumbling into a dark, Lewis Carroll labyrinth of filth, pursuing a white rabbit of smut! ~ Russell Brand.
By puberty I learned that nothing worth having could be easily attained and to succeed one must be single minded. ~ Russell Brand.
Today’s ‘Sesame Street’ will NOT be brought to you by the number 34 or the letter D. ~ Russell Brand.
In England, we have such good manners that if someone says something impolite, the police will get involved. ~ Russell Brand.
You must not feel persecuted and examined. Liberate yourself from the idea that people are watching you. ~ Russell Brand.
When I was poor and I complained about inequality they said I was bitter. Now I’m rich and I complain about inequality they say I’m a hypocrite. I’m starting to think they just don’t want to talk about inequality. ~ Russell Brand.
Popular Russell Brand Quotes
I’m famous now. But now that I’ve got fame and some of the other things I thought would make me happy – it ain’t worked. ~ Russell Brand.
My life is just a series of embarrassing incidents strung together by telling people about those embarrassing incidents. ~ Russell Brand.
A small minority cannot control an uncooperative majority, so they must be distracted, divided, tyrannized, or anesthetized into compliance. ~ Russell Brand.
Addiction is a serious disease; it will end with jail, mental institutions, or death. ~ Russell Brand.
I also do a lot of Kundalini yoga. ~ Russell Brand.
The Holy Spirit ain’t got a pen. ~ Russell Brand.
Be led by your talent, not by your self-loathing; those other things you just have to manage. ~ Russell Brand.
I’m not better than you; I’m just different than you in a way that’s better. ~ Russell Brand.
The greatest poverty one can have is to be poor in one’s heart and for falling in love, he is truly happy. He discovers purpose. ~ Russell Brand.
I didn’t cross the line, you drew it in after I traversed it. ~ Russell Brand.
You can’t absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life. Sometimes thing are just different and then you to just move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and each other with any situation. ~ Russell Brand.
Top Russell Brand Quotes
I also quite like to be recognized by children; I find it sweet. ~ Russell Brand.
Eventually, I think you find a spiritual and emotional connection with someone, and I think it unifies you with everyone else. I think if you love one person, it makes you love everyone… ~ Russell Brand.
The economy is just a metaphorical device, it’s not real. That’s why it’s got the word con in it. ~ Russell Brand.
If we don’t want our young people to tear apart our communities then don’t let people in power tear apart the values that hold our communities together. ~ Russell Brand.
Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends time and space. ~ Russell Brand.
For me happiness occurs arbitrarily: a moment of eye contact on a bus, where all at once you fall in love; or a frozen second in a park where it’s enough that there are trees in the world. ~ Russell Brand.
It’s difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you. ~ Russell Brand.
Drugs and alcohol are not my problem – reality is my problem. Drugs and alcohol are my solution. ~ Russell Brand.
All penguins are the same below the surface, which I think is as perfect an analogy as we’re likely to get for the futility of racism. ~ Russell Brand.
Society is collapsing, and people are starting to recognize that the reason they feel like they’re mentally ill is that they’re living in a system that’s not designed to suit the human spirit. ~ Russell Brand.
When you bump into your own mom at an orgy, it’s hard not to get her to read into certain things. ~ Russell Brand.
I couldn’t possibly have sex with someone with such a slender grasp on grammar! ~ Russell Brand.
I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can’t be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people. ~ Russell Brand.
Famous Russell Brand Quotes
Change is hard, that’s why we can’t do it alone and why it is vital that we have a foundation of hope. ~ Russell Brand.
If anybody needs any help with anything, I’m prepared to help. ~ Russell Brand.
The only Revolution that can really change the world is the one in your own consciousness, and mine has already begun. ~ Russell Brand.
We’re naked under our clothes; we both know what it’s like to need to fart and hold it in, or not be able to get a hard-on, or worry that a bloke across the room might be looking at your bird and you might have to fight him but he looks well hard. ~ Russell Brand.
The best thing you can do is fall in love. My life has been changed by falling in love. ~ Russell Brand.
Imagine the wisdom to be passed down from the classical Buddhist texts. ~ Russell Brand.
I didn’t take a job on Fox News because I’m interested in progress. I’m interested in shouting and pointing and simplifying things! ~ Russell Brand.
It is 10 years since I used drugs or drank alcohol and my life has improved immeasurably. I have a job, a house, a cat, good friendships and generally a bright outlook. ~ Russell Brand.
Funny Russell Brand Quotes
If love is something you cherish, it is hard to glean much joy from death, even in one’s enemies. ~ Russell Brand.
Apathy is a rational reaction to a system that no longer represents, hears or addresses the vast majority of people. ~ Russell Brand.
We have been told that freedom is the ability to pursue petty, trivial desires when true freedom is freedom from these petty, trivial desires. ~ Russell Brand.
I thought I was promiscuous, but it turns out I was just thorough. ~ Russell Brand.
How long is it polite to continue to be interested in what someone says after they reveal they’ve got a boyfriend? ~ Russell Brand.
People don’t realize that the future is just now, but later. ~ Russell Brand.
I want to change the world, and do something valuable and beautiful. I want people to remember me before I’m dead, and then more afterwards. ~ Russell Brand.
People who say the system works work for the system. ~ Russell Brand.
Sometimes when we’re incensed by the rancid tide of injustice, the impulse is to attack. We must avoid this. We have learned that violence as a means is always unsuccessful. ~ Russell Brand.
If you have no brothers and sisters it defines you for life; even when you’re thirty you refer to yourself as an only child. ~ Russell Brand.
Best Russell Brand Quotes
Honesty has always been an integral part of my operation, really. ~ Russell Brand.
Socialism isn’t a dirty word; it just means sharing. Really, it’s just the bureaucratic arm of Christianity. ~ Russell Brand.
If you’ve got any concern at all about animal welfare, you’ve got to not eat meat. ~ Russell Brand.
I’m quite a neurotic thinker, quite an adrenalized person. But after meditation, I felt this beautiful serenity and selfless connection. ~ Russell Brand.
If you’re a drug addict, often you’re stealing – I’ve gotten done for shoplifting a few times. ~ Russell Brand.
The priority of any addict is to anesthetize the pain of living to ease the passage of day with some purchased relief. ~ Russell Brand.
The bad-boy label is just an assumption. ~ Russell Brand.
Life’s never a postcard of life, is it? It never feels like how you’d want it to look. ~ Russell Brand.
As a performer, I’m very, very confident in what I do. ~ Russell Brand.
We all need something to help us unwind at the end of the day. You might have a glass of wine, or a joint, or a big delicious blob of heroin to silence your silly brainbox of its witterings but there has to be some form of punctuation, or life just seems utterly relentless. ~ Russell Brand.
As a person I’m a little more doubtful, introspective and analytical. ~ Russell Brand.
A personality for the incredibly beautiful can be a pointless cargo… ~ Russell Brand.
Anyone who’s been poor and gets rich is stalked by guilt and fear. Guilt because you know it isn’t fair, that life hasn’t changed for everyone. ~ Russell Brand.
When you fall in love you recognize you’re not the most important person in the world, and your focus becomes another person. ~ Russell Brand.
Ultimate Russell Brand Quotes
I struggle in these situations not to let my madness govern me, and to let the positive aspects of my character define my life. ~ Russell Brand.
Democracy is a gleaming Excalibur – let’s not use it just to mend the toaster. ~ Russell Brand.
I don’t see why someone should lose their life just so you can have a snack. ~ Russell Brand.
Murderers! Stop murdering. Everyone will die eventually. Just sit down and be patient. ~ Russell Brand.
The right to free speech is important but it isn’t as important as ‘we’re all human beings together, let’s find solutions together.’ ~ Russell Brand.
Total revolution of consciousness and our entire social, political and economic system is what interests me, but that’s not on the ballot. ~ Russell Brand.
All desires are the inappropriate substitute for the desire to be at one with God. ~ Russell Brand.
If your body is 90% water what have you got to drink water all the time for? Why can’t you just have some crisps? ~ Russell Brand.
Question all information when you receive it. ~ Russell Brand.
If people have some sort of yearning, dissatisfaction or some itching irritability, then it might because they aren’t looking in the right direction for a solution. They aren’t looking within. ~ Russell Brand.
We continue to be spilled on by consumerism even though we know it doesn’t make us happy. ~ Russell Brand.
Life is not a theme park, and if it is, the theme is death. ~ Russell Brand.
The world isn’t made of atoms, it’s made of stories. ~ Russell Brand.
As long as we prioritize material truths over spiritual truths we will live in tyranny because we are living an illusion. ~ Russell Brand.
On respect for the Queen: When I lick a stamp I always do it with my eyes closed. ~ Russell Brand.
How we treat the vulnerable is how we define ourselves as a species. ~ Russell Brand.
Great Russell Brand Quotes
Rebel children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory. ~ Russell Brand.
There’s no biological reason why a man shouldn’t just try to have sex with every woman he meets – all of them get pregnant and your genetics are winning. ~ Russell Brand.
Strength does not have to be belligerent and loud. ~ Russell Brand.
I’m buying things for people I don’t even know. I’m like Willy Wonka, but more manipulative. Imagine if Willy Wonka had a devious goal. ~ Russell Brand.
I do transcendental meditation, which is, I suppose, derived from Vedic or Ayurvedic principles, which is sort of Hindu principles. ~ Russell Brand.
Fear travels fast. Love travels a little more slowly. Rationale takes a little more consideration. ~ Russell Brand.
So these were the 91 top Russell Brand quotes for inspiration and motivation.