I’m not that good looking. I’m a pretty weird looking guy.
Ryan Gosling - “Dead Man’s Bones” live at Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
“When you meet him in the film he’s a part of this kind of boy band stunt team called Handsome Luke and the Heartthrobs. They travel around with the circus and ride the globe of death. Luke’s from Las Vegas and he’s had a very troubled life. Grew up in and out of foster homes and has experienced a lot of violence in his childhood. Eventually he became violent and been in and out of jail. He was basically found this, looking for a life for himself and finally found it in the circus.”
- Ryan Gosling on his role as Luke (The Place Beyond The Pines,2013)
The Place Beyond the Pines - Portraits
Ryan Gosling | Out & About in NYC [March 10th, 2013]
"I just thought it was so romantic—the idea that you don’t need to be loved in return in order to love something or someone. Love can come from you. It doesn’t have to be reciprocal. People love their cars. People love all kinds of things, and they really love them. And we don’t really value that kind of love because it’s not a real, reciprocal kind of love, but it’s real love to them.."
Fangirl Challenge | [6/7] Actors : Ryan Gosling
“I always wanted to entertain. When I was 6, a scrawny, scrawny kid, I’d get in my red speedo and do muscle moves. I actually thought I was muscular. I didn’t know everyone was laughing at me..”
Films 2013 ➳ Gangster Squad (2013)
”I’m not an educated man, but I’ve read some history. Every kingdom comes up bloody. Every castle is built on a pile of bones. When I came out here, LA was nothing. Back east I was a gangster, out here I’m God."
Ryan Gosling by Estevan Oriol for ‘Gangster Squad’ photoshoot 
Ryan Gosling on Jimmy Kimmel Live [09.01.2013]
So I was walking out of Ralph’s one day and I saw these kids trying to sell these cookies and I was like yeah, I’ll take them all. So I bought hundreds and hundreds of boxes. I didn’t realise how many boxes I was going to have. I had a car full of them. I didn’t know what to do so I started just like throwing them out the window to people on the street.
Ryan Gosling | ‘Gangster Squad’ LA Premiere [07.01.2013]