Kirk Douglas Quotes About Actor, Age, Wife, Death

Kirk Douglas Quotes About Actor, Age, Wife, Death

Kirk Douglas Quotes About Actor, Age, Wife, Death

Kirk Douglas Quotes:

People are always talking about the old days. They say that the old movies were better, that the old actors were so great. But I don’t think so. All I can say about the old days is that they have passed.

Kirk Douglas

God bless Dad, he came to every one of my shows. I was bad, and I had horrible stage fright. My dad was so relieved – he’d say, ‘You were terrible; this kid is not going to be an actor.’ Finally, I did a play and he said, ‘Son – you were really good.’

Kirk Douglas

Fame is as much about luck as it is about talent, perhaps more.

Kirk Douglas

In order to achieve anything you must be brave enough to fail. – In order to achieve anything you must be brave enough to fail.

Kirk Douglas

I guess I was a bad boy… Yes, yes, I’ve had lots of women in my life.

Kirk Douglas

Sometimes, the thing that ties you down sets you free.

Kirk Douglas

All children are natural actors, and I’m still a kid. If you grow up completely, you can never be an actor.

Kirk Douglas

The learning process continues until the day you die.

Kirk Douglas

Fear is a terrible thing. It makes you do awful things.

Kirk Douglas

I came from abject poverty. There was nowhere to go but up.

Kirk Douglas

You know, sometimes an interviewer will look at me and say – you’re bright! They’re actually surprised I might be bright.

Kirk Douglas

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.

Kirk Douglas

Listen – pacemaker, crash, stroke. What does it mean? God doesn’t want me now. That’s all.

Kirk Douglas

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.

Kirk Douglas

I think religion has caused so much catastrophe in the world.

Kirk Douglas

I love talking to interesting people – people like O.J. Simpson, Andretti… I love champions. A champion has something special about him.

Kirk Douglas

When you become a star, you don’t change – everyone else does.

Kirk Douglas

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.

Kirk Douglas

I have one computer that my wife gave me. All I know how to do, and I do it every day, is play Spider Solitaire. And I don’t have a cell phone.

Kirk Douglas

People are composed of many things, and in my work, what influences me is the complexity of people – the chiaroscuro of dark and light. When I play a strong guy, I try to find, where is he weak? And, conversely, when I play a weak guy, where is he strong?

Kirk Douglas

Love has more depth as you get older.

Kirk Douglas

Sometimes an interviewer will look at me and say, ‘You’re bright!’ They’re actually surprised I might be bright.

Kirk Douglas

I didn’t start out to be a movie star. I started out to be an actor.

Kirk Douglas

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.

Kirk Douglas

I was conscious of my father’s fame from the time I was 6.

Kirk Douglas

I didn’t think I was so tough until I did ‘Champion’; then I was a tough guy.

Kirk Douglas

You know, you have to have some inner philosophy to deal with adversity.

Kirk Douglas

I was not a very good Jew. I never practised what Judaism tells you to do, to teach your kids all about Judaism.

Kirk Douglas

Fifteen years ago, I suffered a stroke, which caused me to lose my speech. Now, what does an actor who can’t talk do? Wait for silent pictures to come back? I work with a speech therapist twice a week.

Kirk Douglas
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