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" Frankly, it's embarrassing to have a house filled with giant portraits of yourself. "
" I can sing as well as Fred Astaire can act. "
" I don't take myself seriously, and I think the ones that do, there's some sickness with people like that. "
" I felt good when I did a stunt, and if it was really dangerous - like if I got out on a horse or a bull that was rank, or jumped out of this building on a bag - I felt great. "
" If I was as tough as I'm made out to be in movies, I wouldn't have to worry. "
" I haven't been somebody who's been smart about his money. There are a couple of actors who are quite brilliant with the way they've handled their money. But they're not very good actors. "
" I'm going to retire hopefully like Cary Grant did. I'll be on stage telling a story, everyone's going to applaud and laugh, and then I'll drop like a rock. "
" I'm just trying desperately to hang on to my true friends. Like Jon Voight. We laugh all the time at how stupid we are. "
" I'm not sure if I can swagger anymore, but I can limp with the best of them. "
" I'm proud of 'Deliverance' because it was a very dangerous film to make, and they all said it couldn't be done, and we did it. And Jon Voight and I are now like brothers. "
" I sometimes will be very shut off from everybody. I can be very pettish and sometimes not available when you need me. At those times, I'm very selfish and worrying about my own problems. "
" I thought 'Deliverance' was a very good film. But it didn't have the success financially that 'Smokey and the Bandit' did, although that film made more money than 'Star Wars' in the first week. "
" It's always possible to spend more money. "
" I've always gotten along well with Texans. You've got to. "
" I've tried very hard to be thought of as a serious actor. "
" Jay Leno is wonderful and a good friend, but it will always be the Carson show to a lot of people. "
" John Boorman was the best director I've ever had. "
" Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done. "
" Most guys with toupees overcompensate. They want too much hair. They end up piling it high, looking like a weird flower. "
" My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave. "
" People don't understand the analogy of football and acting, but there's a great deal of it that's the same. You get dressed in the room, and you think you've got it all prepared, and later on in the game you wish you had put on more pads 'cause they're just kicking the hell out of you. God almighty, I've been beat up by the best. "
" Sometimes I'm surprised people even know who I am. "
" The moment you grab someone by the lapels, you're lost. "
" There are three stages of an actor's career: Young, Old, and 'You look good!' "
" To be successful in business, you have to be ruthless. "
" You can only hold your stomach in for so many years. "
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