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John Travolta Quotes

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John Travolta quotes: the famous actor’s top success quotes.

“Money and power come as a byproduct of things well done.”

“Every day my mother had tea.  My dad has his ritual cigar.  They had their evening cocktail.  Those rituals were done nicely, with flair and feeling.”

“As you get older you have to force yourself to have new dreams.”

“Your life starts to take shape at 30.  You don’t have to make excuses for who you are anymore.”

“I’m definitely working class, and I still believe in those values.  I know that losing everything would not be an unfamiliar feeling.  Meaning, if you don’t have it anymore, you didn’t have it to begin with.”

“Well, I enjoy my life.  You know, I think life is an art, and that one has to live it as an art.  That’s your choice.”

“Playing a bad guy is always a freeing experience, because you don’t have the same envelope of restrictions as you have playing a good guy.  Good guys restrain themselves; they kind of have their moral fiber cut out for them in varying degrees.”

“I was just thinking of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe and how young they were when they died.  I would like to be a pop icon who survives.  I would like to be a living icon.”

“I don’t believe in regrets; I believe your future is in your tomorrows.”

“It’s easier to be responsible for the decisions that you’ve made yourself than for the ones that other people have made for you.”

“Everything is on its way to somewhere.”

“I’ve always thought of, of a relationship with an actor to an audience as a marriage, you know.  And a story, you know.  And there are ups and downs, and you work through them, and you work with them.”

“A lot of actors never talk to other actors about how they’re doing things, or why.  I think it’s important to share the way you’re thinking.”

“I’ve never had that concern of thinking of myself as stupid.”

“I feel very fortunate for audiences to have been so gracious as to allow me to do pretty much any role that I felt I could do.  They let me play a president.  They let me play a lawyer.  They let me play a hitman.  They let me play a father.  They let me play Howard Saint.”

“I am not at all computer literate in real life.  I haven’t yet found a reason to be.  Once I find a reason why I need to be on the internet, then I will be.”

“Never say anything unless you have to.”

“I do feel fortunate in that I am probably allowed more often to be a character actor then most actors are allowed to be, and I don’t take that lightly or superficially at all.  I mean, I really do appreciate it.”

“I learned early-on that there are certain things you can control in the press, and things you cannot.”

“There’s no rule that everyone has to change.”

“Life is overwhelming.  Life is not easy.  Life is tough.  And you need something that really works and helps you actually, not promises to help you, then fail.”

“When all else fails, use fresh tactics.”

“People really need to take time and read a book, you know, that’s my advice.  You could read A New Slant on Life.  You could read Dianetics.  And I think if you really read it, you’ll understand it, but unless you do, you’ll speculate.  And I think that’s a mistake to do that.”

“You gotta learn to laugh – it’s the way to true love.”

“The only thing I ran into is that I am a wanderlust, as far as travel and adventure.  I will go off on any given moment with the family and friends to explore the world.  I go around the world once a year.  I go to Africa, you know, Russia, wherever.  I love it.”

“Dancing’s part of my soul.  I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.”

“The upper echelon of the movie industry is easier to deal with and the work is much easier to accomplish because of this generosity of spirit and confidence that they instill in the group around them.”

“You can design your stresses.”

“Sometimes you have to find new angles on life to keep you interested, like sharing successes and inspiring and helping others.”

“In my own life if I knew I was going to pass away I’d love to sit down and resolve every issue so I could go peacefully.”

“I don’t want to create controversy; I just have an opinion on things, and there is nothing wrong with stating your opinion if you are asked.  Everyone wants that right, and because you are famous doesn’t mean you have less of a right.”

“I think, for sure, Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction were kind of bookends for – or the pillars of – my career.”

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