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" You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity. "
" Why can't a woman be more like a dog, huh? So sweet, loving, attentive. "
" I don't need a critic to tell me I'm an actor. I make my own way. Nobody's my boss. Nobody's ever been my boss. "
" I was living in a terrible time when people were being accused of being communists, and they attacked the movie industry, especially the writers. People couldn't work if they were on the blacklist. The studios banned them. It was the most onerous period in movie history. I don't think we have ever had a period so dark as that. "
" I think religion has caused so much catastrophe in the world. "
" I'm an actor; I have made my living by acting, and I almost think I owe it to the public to express my feelings and not as a character on a screen but as myself. "
" It's tough to make a movie about movies... We're all too close to it. But 'The Bad and the Beautiful' was very good. "
" All children are natural actors, and I'm still a kid. If you grow up completely, you can never be an actor. "
" My first job was on Broadway. Then I went into the Navy. When I came out of the Navy, I went back to Broadway and a friend of mine, Lauren Bacall, was in Hollywood filming with Humphrey Bogart. She told one of her producers I was great in my play, and he saw it and cast me in 'The Strange Love of Martha Ivers'. "
" No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right. "
" My mother, we were a very poor family. When I was a kid, we would be in our little room, and there would be a knock on the door almost every night with a hobo begging for food. Even though we didn't even have enough to eat, my mother always found something to give them. "
" Too often, I have not been what I wanted to be; I've succumbed to pressures. Yes, I have. The things I've done that I liked, I've always done against advice. "
" Love has more depth as you get older. "
" I know Italians and I like them. A lot of my father's best friends were Italians. "
" Sometimes, the thing that ties you down sets you free. "
" In order to achieve anything you must be brave enough to fail. "
" Sometimes an interviewer will look at me and say, 'You're bright!' They're actually surprised I might be bright. "
" I guess I was a bad boy... Yes, yes, I've had lots of women in my life. "
" Virtue is not photogenic, so I liked playing bad guys. But, whenever I played a bad guy, I tried to find something good in him, and that kept my contact with the audience. "
" When you have a stroke, you must talk slowly to be understood, and I've discovered that when I talk slowly, people listen. They think I'm going to say something important! "
" I was not a very good Jew. I never practised what Judaism tells you to do, to teach your kids all about Judaism. "
" Fame is as much about luck as it is about talent, perhaps more. "
" What would my parents think about America if they arrived here today? Would they even want to come? I wonder. "
" You know, sometimes an interviewer will look at me and say - you're bright! They're actually surprised I might be bright. "
" Virtue is not photogenic. What is it to be a nice guy? To be nothing, that's what. A big fat zero with a smile for everybody. "
" Cancer does give you a new rejuvenation. I know what it's like to be down. I lost a couple of good friends - Larry Hagman and Nick Ashford - who had the same type of cancer that I did, and that makes you think. "
" The learning process continues until the day you die. "
" I didn't think I was so tough until I did 'Champion'; then I was a tough guy. "
" I have studied religion, and I have concluded that there is some power. We don't understand it. "
" Fear is a terrible thing. It makes you do awful things. "
" I studied Judaism a lot. I studied religion in general, and I have never imposed my Judaism on my kids. They are what they want to be. I think... you must care for others. That's the correct religion, I think. "