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33 quotations by Kevin Costner

QuoteYou have to pick the stories that you want to be involved with and the end game is you'd like to be a part of a hit. But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart.Quote

QuoteYou have to decide if you're going to wilt like a daisy or if you're just going to go forward and live the life that you've been granted.Quote

QuoteWhen I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it. It was just a great time for the world, in terms of looking back in history and seeing how we got ourselves into trouble and how we got ourselves out of trouble.Quote

QuoteWhen I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me. I always think that leading actors should be called the best supporting actors.Quote

QuoteWhen I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them.Quote

QuoteWhat are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie, it didn't make much money. I'm gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in 10 years' time and really enjoys it.Quote

QuoteWe still live with this unbelievable threat over our heads of nuclear war. I mean, are we stupid? Do we think that the nuclear threat has gone, that the nuclear destruction of the planet is not imminent? It's a delusion to think it's gone away.Quote

QuoteWe all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there.Quote

QuoteThere are a lot of things that come to bear on movies now that I don't think are good for movies. They're trying to appeal to the biggest demographic and, when they do that, you sometimes flatten out.Quote

QuotePresident Kennedy was willing to go to war. He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken O'Donnell. He was ready to protect this nation, but he was not ready for a military solution just because it was being rammed down his throat.Quote

QuoteOne person doesn't have to shoulder all the responsibility for why a film does or doesn't do well.Quote

QuoteMoney isn't a major motivating force in my life. Nor is my profession. There are other things that I care more about than being an actor.Quote

QuoteLincoln was the greatest speaker and he was ridiculed for how he looked, you know?Quote

QuoteIn America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at that time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re-elected.Quote

QuoteIf you think of 'Liberty Valance' or 'The Searchers,' there are moments in there that you'll never, ever forget... And it does not matter what century you are from.Quote

QuoteIf it's going to be wrecked, I want to make sure I wreck it.Quote

QuoteI've had some movies that have been ridiculed, but that's OK with me. I don't feel that really defines me. Should I change who I am to be popular?Quote

QuoteI'm proud of all the movies I've made. They're not sequels, they're not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don't want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that.Quote

QuoteI'm only interested in being a good actor and in being remembered for my best films, not for the way I look. But it seems inevitable in this line of work that I have to care about the way I look without getting obsessed about it.Quote

QuoteI'm getting those familiar feelings, and I'm just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again.Quote

QuoteI'm a pretty convenient foil for a lot of people.Quote

QuoteI'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'Quote

QuoteI wanted very much to do Traffic and at one point it looked like I was going to work on it. And then, of course, Catherine Zeta-Jones had her relationship with Michael Douglas and it suddenly didn't happen.Quote

QuoteI wanted to see the debates and I believe in the quality of the argument. I don't vote party line. I vote for the best person. I am a purist.Quote

QuoteI think there are good men and women in all decades. We've grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day.Quote

QuoteI stand up for what I believe. I don't know if it's always paid off for me, because I've been ridiculed and humiliated.Quote

QuoteI like when my face tingles, when the hair on the back of my neck stands up.Quote

QuoteI enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me.Quote

QuoteI don't think I ever take huge risks, though I'm not scared of doing so.Quote

QuoteI don't feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldn't do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched.Quote

QuoteI am not a cynic.Quote

QuoteField of Dreams is probably our generation's It's A Wonderful Life.Quote

QuoteFailure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen.Quote