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Michael Douglas Quotes

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Michael Douglas quotes: sayings from rich and talented actor and producer, Mr. Michael Kirk Douglas.

“Out there is nothing but possibilities.”

“Of course it’s important to make mistakes, as long as you grow from them.”

“If your work isn’t exciting, doesn’t stir the emotions, where’s the challenge?  Where’s the progress if you always play it safe?”

“I always say you work as hard on your failures as your successes.”

“I believe there is a spirit within us, which we nurture based upon our efforts and what we bring to the world.  But it doesn’t come from the outside; it comes from the inside.”

“Money itself isn’t lost or made.  It’s simply transferred from one perception to another.”

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.  Greed is right.  Greed works.  Greed clarifies and cuts through to the essence of the evolutionary spirit.”

“It’s important to save your money.  We need it for the long haul but too many Americans don’t save and don’t invest.  It used to be that people would be proud of the fact that they were middle class.  You’d have your church and buy a house and you had a car and everything else.  Now, it’s really, really tough.  Everybody has financial issues except for the one percent.”

“A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.”

“Players never die – they just try their luck at another table.”

“Everybody knows about Las Vegas.  It’s a state of mind.  Some people want to come with their kids and have a great weekend.  Some people want to shop.  Some people want to find hookers.  Some people want to eat.  Some people just want to gamble.  It’s a potpourri of decadence.”

“Being single is pretty good.  It’s a nice sense of irresponsibility.”

“Relationships are like bubbles – they’re fragile.”

“I went into rehab to save my marriage, but I wound up saving myself.”

“Sometimes we spend more efforts with people that are strangers, in terms of making an impression, than the person that’s closest to us.  And you just got to remember not to take for granted that person that’s closest to you.”

“Like a lovely orchid, or anything else that’s nurtured, marriage prospers and grows, but if it’s ignored, it withers.”

“I’ve taken blame about being a bad father – if being a bad father is working your butt off trying to create a career all at one time.”

“It’s hard in my business to find new friends because you’re always suspect of what their motives might be.  And while I don’t like that about myself, I tend to get a little more cautious about making new friends.  The people that you knew either when you were starting out in your career or in college didn’t take your success as part of the equation of your friendship.  They are the ones you love and trust.  I would like to be more open about meeting people, but it’s hard.”

“Cancer did not bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.”

“There was a lot of tabloid journalism about my supposed sex addiction.  Bullsh*t.  It’s all bullsh*t.  I mean, come on, I never pretended to be a saint.  But give me a break.”

“Actresses have more fear of being disliked.  I, on the other hand, revel in it.”

“Control is what gives you privacy.”

“I’ve always tried to kind of stretch my wings as an actor and do things that are different.”

“I’m a risk-taker.  Most of my career has not been a joyful experience, but it has been challenging.  I like the dangers.”

“I’ve never been one to carefully calculate my career decisions, to sit on the outside looking in.  I go with my passion and what moves me.”

“You can observe a lot by watching.”

“Like my father, like most actors, I was a pretty ambitious guy.”

“My dad was a movie star.  Having that name was good and bad.  People think it’s a silver spoon.  It’s not.”

“I’ve always worked hard and played hard, and I’m sure I’ll be cleaning up my act in the future.”

“The exciting thing about making movies today is that everything is up for grabs.  And you had better grab.”

“I am not selfish enough to slow down.  I hurt myself because I’m such a team player.  I’m great to work with; I’m always looking out for the other actor and making it work.”

“I do pictures for myself, because I figure if I like them, some other crazy people out there might like them too.  You know, once you’ve gained your confidence and done some bizarre, strange films with some roles that have been successful, it gives you the confidence to go out there and take more chances.”

“I love assholes!  Most of my career was spent playing assholes.  There aren’t enough assholes in movies!  I try to fulfill that gap whenever I can.  If there’s a good asshole role to play that’s got a beginning, middle, and end… I’m the man.”

“It’s all about bucks, kid.  The rest is conversation.”

“Never knew how poor I was until I started making money.”

“What’s worth doing is worth doing for money.”

“Suddenly you’ve worked yourself up to the top of the pecking order and you say to yourself, ‘Okay, this is going to be fun.'”

“Time is moving fast – it’s moving really fast.  I’m just trying to slow it down.”

“My career may be the most amazing collaboration ever so I thank you all and good night.”

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