Joaquin Phoenix Quote Of The Day

January 18th, 2006 // 6 Comments

Joaquin Phoenix doesn’t see himself as an alcoholic – despite admitting himself into rehab after filming Walk The Line was completed.

To be honest I don’t know how comfortable I am saying that I’m an alcoholic. Not because I think it’s shameful, but I just don’t know if it’s true. I prefer sobriety. In the past, if I had to go to an event where there was a lot of small talk, I’d think, I can’t handle this. So I would just drink and not care. That was the extent of my alcoholism. When I’m working, I get very motivated, but there’s part of me that loves the idea of doing nothing, and drink allows you to do nothing.”

Joaquin Pheonix On Rehab [FemaleFirst]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. He’s right. I’m motivated as hell at work, but put a bone in my hand and all that motivation is shot to shit. It’s all, “pass me the cake man, screw workin”. That’s the reason K-fed’s so lazy, smokin them tweeds too much!

  2. Snobetty

    i don’t care what he thinks about drinking…. he’s totally hot.

  3. Blindqueen

    I need a cocktail!

  4. Fugly Girl

    What a hottie!

    On the other hand, what celeb doesn’t have a drinking problem. Who cares? As long as they aren’t parents and snorting coke (ahem..Kate Moss..ahem).

  5. let it go

    Notice how nice his lip looks since the plastic surgery, probably had the eyes gently tweaked at same time. Just look back at any pics from Gladiator to see the difference.

  6. let it out

    BTW: from FemaleFirst the last sentence of Phoenix’s quote is: “I used to think people were pussies to not drink. Now I think it’s courageous.”

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