Top 52 Quotes of George Clooney

You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark, and I’m there now.

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You get better as an actor over time if you’re growing. Like singers.

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You can’t legislate good taste.

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Who would name their kid Jack with the last words ‘off’ at the end of the last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up.

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When you’re young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that’s the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you’re a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.

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We’re picking on people we can beat.

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There’s a certain cruelty to being on a big screen as your eyelids start to sag and your hair falls out and turns gray that you either have to be able to handle or not. What you can’t do is try to force yourself into roles that you could have played or would have played ten years earlier.

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There is something very unsettling about being with someone when they die. People say it’s peaceful. It’s not peaceful. It’s the most personal thing you can do, is die, and you feel almost like you’re invading someone’s most personal moment by being there.

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There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn’t have anybody to look down on.

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The simple truth is that everyone has an opinion, everyone has the right to voice it, and they should if they want to.

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The people I’ve respected most in the industry over the years – Paul Newman, for instance. I just loved the way he handled growing old on-screen. It’s understanding that you’re now basically a character actor. Which is fine, but you have to pay attention to it.

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The only failure is not to try.

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The loneliest you will get is in the most public of arenas: You will go to a place and end up in the smallest compartment possible, because it’s a distraction to everybody, and you end up not getting to enjoy it like everyone else.

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The last real movie stars were probably Redford and Newman. And things were different then. There wasn’t this amazing amount of magazines and information about them.

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Run for office? No. I’ve slept with too many women, I’ve done too many drugs, and I’ve been to too many parties.

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My life isn’t focused on results. My life is really focused on the process of doing all the things I’m doing, from work to relationships to friendships to charitable work.

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My grandparents back in Kentucky owned a tobacco farm. So, to make money in the summer, we could cut and chop and top and house and strip the tobacco.

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I’ve certainly done some turkeys along the way and made some dumb choices in my career, mostly early on. I’m one of the lucky ones who got to make a lot of mistakes very early when no one was paying attention.

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I’ve been working with Pat Robertson on Africa debt-relief, and we disagree on virtually everything except certain very specific, inalienable rights, and the truth is that morality and patriotism come in all shapes and sizes.

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It’s very easy for people to be critical of President Obama’s first term, but let’s face it, he didn’t exactly inherit the country in the best shape.

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It’s possible for me to make a bad movie out of a good script, but I can’t make a good movie from a bad script.

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It’s not about an opening weekend. It’s about a career, building a set of films you’re proud of. Period.

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In doing the screenplay for ‘Good Night, and Good Luck,’ the most important thing for me was to constantly go back to wherever the opposition would argue. So I had to keep reading all the books and articles about why McCarthy is such a good guy.

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I’m so lucky to have been raised the way I have, because my parents believed that everyone had the right to their own feelings, opinions, and existence; as long as they weren’t harming others, you had to defend those rights.

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I’m really white trash.

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I’m not out trying to prove anything. I’m sort of finished with that, so I get to play in other sandboxes and try and figure out what I like and I’m interested in.

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I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.

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If people see me having dinner with a beautiful woman, they immediately believe that I’m having a love affair with her. Of course that’s rubbish. I’m not a playboy!

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I watch ‘Batman & Robin’ from time to time. It’s the worst movie I ever made, so it’s a good lesson in humility.

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I was in a bar and I said to a friend, ‘You know, we’ve become those 40-year-old guys we used to look at and say, ‘Isn’t it sad?’

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I think you should automatically donate your organs because that would turn the balance of organ donation in a huge way. I would donate whatever anybody would take, and I’d probably do the cremation bit.

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I think the reason why a lot of young people are such screw ups… is oftentimes they didn’t have the luxury I had of forming important relationships and opinions and life experiences before having success.

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I think people in Italy live their lives better than we do. It’s an older country, and they’ve learned to celebrate dinner and lunch, whereas we sort of eat as quickly as we can to get through it.

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I probably wouldn’t be a good spokesman for an electric car, because I’ll still get on a private jet, and one flight on a private jet undoes all my electric-car good deeds.

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I had to stop going to auditions thinking, ‘Oh, I hope they like me.’ I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem.

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I had my Aunt Rosie, who was famous and then not, so I got a lesson in fame early on. And I understood how little it has to do with you. And also how you could use it.

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I go on YouTube when somebody says to look something up.

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I get asked a lot about getting into politics. I say, ‘Take a look at politics. You tell me what seems appealing about that.’

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I find that as you get older, you start to simplify things in general.

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I enjoy living in a nice house and having a nice life. So I do two or three commercials overseas a year to sort of fill in, because they pay pretty well.

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I enjoy going on motorcycle trips and stopping in small towns and enjoying drinks with the locals.

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I don’t tweet, I don’t go on Facebook. I think there’s too much information about all of us out there. I’m liking the idea of privacy more and more.

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I don’t like to share my personal life… it wouldn’t be personal if I shared it.

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I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.

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I did a lot of terrible TV shows and was really terrible in them, and I’ve done terrible films I was terrible in, but nobody really noticed.

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I bought a piano once because I had the dream of playing As Time Goes By as some girl’s leaning on it drinking a martini. Great image. But none of it worked out. I can’t even play Chopsticks. But I’ve got a nice piano at my house!

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I believe in all the qualities of being a liberal. I keep going back to all the great social events in our country’s history, starting with the Salem witch trials, where the conservative view was that they’re witches and should be burned at the stake, and the liberal view was there’s no such thing as witches.

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Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart.

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For me, the definition of a patriot is someone who is willing to constantly question the government; that’s what separates us from other countries.

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Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes.

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But I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.

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After a while, you just want transportation, and things like cool cars or motorcycles are all about getting attention. I get all the attention I could ever need, so I kind of like being in a minivan and people not paying so much attention to me.

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