James Dean Quotes

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James Dean Quotes

Am I in love? Absolutely. Im in love with ancient philosophers, foreign painters, classic authors, and musicians who have died long ago. Im a passionate lover. I fawn over these people. I have given them my heart and my soul. The trouble is, Im unable to love anyone tangible. I have sacrificed a physical bond, for a metaphysical relationship. I am the ultimate idealistic lover.
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Dream like you'll live forever, live like you'll die today.

— James Dean

I think the prime reason for existence, for living in this world, is discovery.

— James Dean

Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have.

— James Dean

I can't let in the light.It will destroy my performance like light destroys film

— James Dean

I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too.

— James Dean

I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed.

— James Dean

Am I in love? Absolutely. I'm in love with ancient philosophers, foreign painters, classic authors, and musicians who have died long ago. I'm a passionate lover. I fawn over these people. I have given them my heart and my soul. The trouble is, I'm unable to love anyone tangible. I have sacrificed a physical bond, for a metaphysical relationship. I am the ultimate idealistic lover.

— James Dean

At times there seems to be a million ideas worth painting. However, there are days when it's a challenge to pull any idea together. On these days I go to my studio, leaf through an art history book, and tell myself that I am part of this great tradition.

— James Dean

An actual right is something that governments need merely to secure, not to implement.

— James Dean

I have made great strides in my craft. After months of auditioning, I am very proud to announce that I am a member of the Actors Studio. The greatest school of the theater. It houses great people like Marlon Brando, Julie Harris, Arthur Kennedy, Mildred DunnockVery few get into it, and it is absolutely free. It is the best thing that can happen to an actor. I am one of the youngest to belong. If I can keep this up and nothing interferes with my progress, one of these days I might be able to contribute something to the world.

— James Dean

I wouldn't like me, if I had to be around me.

— James Dean

I'm not going to go through life with one arm tied behind my back.

— James Dean

What better way to die? It's fast and clean and you go out in a blaze of glory.

— James Dean

How can you measure acting in inches?!?

— James Dean

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