Kirk Douglas Quotes

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Kirk Douglas Quotes

I never wanted to be in movies. In a sense, Im still a failure because I wanted to be a star on the stage.
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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.

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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.

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Acting is a youthful profession.

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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!

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

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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.

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My mother and my father were illiterate immigrants from Russia. When I was a child they were constantly amazed that I could go to a building and take a book on any subject. They couldn't believe this access to knowledge we have here in America. They couldn't believe that it was free.

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Being seventy has its advantages. I was outspoken before, but now what have I got to keep quiet about?

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Maybe there is no peace in this world. I don't know ... But I know as long as we live we must stay true to ourselves.

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The older you get, the more awards you get. So, if you live long enough, then you get all the awards eventually.

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Really a bad guy is more interesting, dramatically, than the good guy.

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When I made Spartacus during the McCarthy Era, we were losing our freedom. It was an awful, awful way. McCarthy saw Communists everywhere, in every level of government and they concentrated on Hollywood and especially on Hollywood writers.

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I was going to play in First Blood, but I suggested to changing it and I dropped out. I said to [Silvester] Stallone, 'You know, I almost stopped you from making millions of dollars,' because in my suggestion, I killed his character at the end of the picture .

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