30 Jack Nicholson Quotes To Serve As Inspiration

Mr. Nicholson has been nominated for almost every major award many times over. He’s won a pair of Oscars and two Golden Globes, as well as an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his portrayal of J. Edgar Hoover.

In the 1940s and 1950s, he made popular appearances in many films, such as The Birds (1963), The Graduate (1967), The Shadow Returns (1994), Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), and The Shining (1980).

The best of them all is the one who can do no wrong.

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30 Classic Jack Nicholson Quotes

I’ve been acting since the 1960s; it has been a long time. Most of the people who wrote that, or who didn’t like me or were critical of me are now in their 60s and 70s. They are much more wrinkled, too.

It is important to be versatile and to be able to act anything. If you can only act someone who is kind and sincere, you will never grow as an actor.


Jack Nicholson is a man of many accomplishments. He has produced some of the best movies ever made with classic films such as “The Shining” and “As Good As It Gets.” But what makes Nicholson tick? The world’s greatest movie star has had his ups and downs with many women. Nicholson has been married three times and has children with every wife. It seems he likes to play with fire.

To be the best at something, you must give everything, everything you have.

The actors are just like a bomb. They have to be defused so people can approach them without fear.

I’m just not that into someone I don’t like just so I can give them a quick fuck.

I’m in a hurry I have to catch Johnny!

I love Jack Nicholson. He’s the best. I’ve been a big fan of his for a long time and I always feel like I’m going to be able to ask him something really cool or a really personal question and he’s going to give me a really interesting answer. And you know what? He does. Every time.

Yes, we all know he’s a good friend. But he also plays one on The Simpsons.

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Jack Nicholson talks about the importance of staying in touch with women in his life. He says that his girlfriend would not want to go for dinner during certain times because that would mean he had to be in close proximity to her. What is interesting is that he is saying that he is able to have a good female friend so he can have women that he has not actually physically been with.

______________I’m currently in the middle of writing my book. This year I have been on a journey to learn more about men. I am constantly learning new things, not only about men, but about myself and about life. There is always something to learn about men and I am grateful for those who keep me grounded, teach me and give me the courage to continue to grow.

There were times growing up that girls were always following after me. I was young and I wasn’t sure why. It made me sad that I felt like that.

I believe that celebrities spend more time in the company of other celebrities than they do with non-celebs. I find this to be true because I am in the company of celebrities at every show and event I attend – whether it’s a movie premiere or a concert. It’s always the same people.

14. You can’t improve if you’re only in their 40s. You get a chance to be in their 40s, you start playing doubles, and you’re suddenly a doubles player.

Jack Nicholson believes that most people don’t understand the value of leisure and that it plays a large role in their lives.

A character is not defined by what they do, but by what they experience. If they experience nothing, they are lost. If they experience one thing for their entire life, they are lost. But if they are forced to experience a multitude of things, they have much to offer you. They come alive.

I get the feeling this means that sometimes, when you start with something big, a success will follow. You have to keep repeating that success to keep the momentum going.

Jack Nicholson would rather be working and not on a movie, but it’s his job.

You are going through a difficult time in your life. You are the “we” that Jack said he was writing about.

20th of 30 Jack Nicholson Quotes

But if you want to climb to the top of the ladder, the best way to do it is to use your claw. It’s sure been tough on my nails.

There are people who live in your house and you have a family. You’re married, which means you have a family.
In my opinion, marriage is a very important thing to have in life. To have someone and have someone that you care about.
It seems like people are very busy and not living a very fulfilling life. Marriage definitely can be one way of having fulfillment in life and being with someone who you care about.
There are also kids.

I can’t think of a better role, better actor. The more I watch, the more I like Jack. The guy is fearless and I’m glad to see a new generation of actors who aren’t afraid to experiment.

One of my school friends’ parents owned a minigolf course, and a bunch of us kids would play there all day in the summer. I didn’t remember scoring two under deuce.

That’s all it’s about. He knows that a good time is better than a long, lonely one.

Once you accept that a director is the leader of that film, you let it happen, and it’s good. It’s the same in acting. As an actor, you’re in it, and you want to be truthful, but as a great actor, you have to be accepting and letting it happen, and you have to trust that you’re being used.

(Note: It is important to recognize that Jack Nicholson was referring to this film in general, and this line specifically, and is not making any comparisons to the other films in the series)

As for the rest of the quote, Nicholson goes on to give a few examples of how film has changed over the years, and how it is now viewed by the public – all of which would be applicable to the point made above regarding film as being viewed as “science fiction” and the “melodrama” of the genre.

Mother never saw the irony when they were calling me names like “faggot” when I was a boy.

Happiness comes to those who act like fools while loving. Happiness also comes to those who understand the meaning of life and its joys.

Age is a real factor when it comes to getting any role because the older you get, the more you need to prove yourself to the industry as a professional.
I hit that a long way ago, but I’m still trying to prove myself.

A New Wave movie was the first foreign film Nicholson had ever seen.


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[English]: Great Actor Jack Nicholson has had a long and illustrious career. Many of his quotes are funny, and others are just plain beautiful. These are some of his most memorable quotes.

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