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You can't handle the truth.
A Few Good Men (1992)

You make me want to be a better man.
As Good As It Gets (1997)

Here's Johnny!
The Shining (1980). when Jack Torrance enters the bathroom with an axe in his hand and murder in his heart.

You want me on that wall, you need me on that wall!
A Few Good Men (1992). Col. Nathan Jessup fires back at the priviliged prosecutor who challenges his military methods

Where does he get those wonderful toys?
Batman (1989). The Joker appreciating the gadgetry employed by the Dark Knight.

I want you to hold it between your knees.
Five Easy Pieces (1970). Bobby smugly says this to a waitress who gives him trouble for ordering plain wheat toast at a diner.

Only when I breathe.
Chinatown (1974) When asked if his nose, which was recently sliced by a henchman's straight razor, is causing him pain.

The next woman who gets hold of me is gonna light up like a pinball machine and pay off in silver dollars.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

I don't want to be a product of my environment; I want my environment to be a product of me.
The Departed (2006)

When I am cast in a movie where I feel that the woman's part is more interesting, I usually start thinking about Spencer Tracy and Fred Astaire. They seem to be the most clear actors when working with women.

The minute you're not learning I believe you're dead.

Most of the early part of an actor's career, you do the jobs you get.

I wouldn't like to be an actor if I could only be real. I like to get wild, behaviorally wild, and it's crazy to think of any form where it's just one way.

I've been too many places. I'm like the bad penny.

I'm the last guy in the world to feel overlooked by the Academy.

I'm Irish. I think about death all the time.

I'm a New Wave baby, so I got very stimulated by foreign film.

Don't ever give anybody your best advice, because they're not going to follow it.

I used to think that one of the great signs of security was the ability to just walk away.

I learned a long time ago in Hollywood that the only person I should vote for is myself.

I know I can act. There aren't too many other jobs I know how to do.

I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person.

Early on, if I was alone two or three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide.

My whole career strategy has been to build a base so that I could take the roles I want to play. I'd hate to think that a shorter part might not be available because I was worried about my billing.

Age is the first limitation on roles that I've ever had to encounter, and I hit that a while ago.

Acting is everybody's favorite second job.

Just let the wardrobe do the acting.

In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder. Rung by rung or claw your way to the top. It's sure been tough on my nails.

Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.

With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60.

I have a lot of vanity.

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right.

Now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives. But remember, as my plastic surgeon always said, "If you gotta go, go with a smile".

A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.

Once you've been really 'bad' in a movie, there's a certain kind of fearlessness you develop.

People who speak in metaphors should shampoo my crotch.

What's beautiful is all that counts, pal. That's ALL that counts.

There is no way you can get people to believe you on screen if they know who you really are through television.

The Blues and jazz will live forever, so will the Delta and the Big Easy.

When I was in high school, I earned the pimple award and every other gross-out award.

I only take Viagra when I'm with more than one woman.

A filmmaker we almost lost to politics... my friend and colleague, Warren Beatty.

We are going as fast as we can as soon as we can. We're in a race against time, until we run out of money.

There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend.

I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor.

I started out as a gaseous cloud. Then I cooled.
(when asked, 'How'd you get to be a star?')

Kids are life's only guaranteed bona fide upside surprise.

Temper is the one thing you can't get rid of by losing it.

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