Famous Quotes By Jack Nicholson


  1. 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.
  2. Age is the first limitation on roles that I've ever had to encounter, and I hit that awhile ago.
  3. Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.
  4. Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide.
  5. Financially, I've lost money and made money, but I know my way around financially.
  6. Frankly, I got into the movies because I like the movies a lot.
  7. I can't hit on women in public any more. I didn't decide this it just doesn't feel right at my age.
  8. I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person.
  9. I just like art. I get pure pleasure from it. I have a lot of wonderful paintings, and every time I look at them I see something different.
  10. I never had a policy about marriage. I got married very young in life and I always think in all relationships, I've always thought that it's counterproductive to have a theory on that.
  11. I sort of understood that when I first started: that you shouldn't repeat a success. Very often you're going to, and maybe the first time you do, it works. And you love it. But then you're trapped.
  12. If men are honest, everything they do and everywhere they go is for a chance to see women.
  13. I'll tell you one thing: Don't ever give anybody your best advice, because they're not going to follow it.
  14. I'm Irish. I think about death all the time.
  15. I'm not a power person. I like everyone to be on an equal footing.
  16. It's a slight stretch of the imagination but most people are alike in most ways so I've never had any trouble identifying with the character that I'm playing.
  17. The minute that you're not learning I believe you're dead.
  18. There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I'm not in that state now and that makes me sad.
  19. There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend.
  20. 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.
  21. Well, a girlfriend once told me never to fight with anybody you don't love.
  22. 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.

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