Adam West quotes

Born
September 19, 1928 Walla Walla, Washington, U.S.

Died
June 9, 2017.

Occupation
Actor.

Adam West was an American actor known primarily for his role as Batman in the 1960s ABC series of the same name and its 1966 theatrical feature film.

‘Batman’ was a colorful and wild ride.
– Adam West
I used to spend hours just sitting in an old wreck of a car with a stickshift; I’d just sit there and shift.
– Adam West
I come to Comic-Con in San Diego because this is where those fans are – those to whom I owe the longevity of my career.
– Adam West
When you wear a mask and create a character, nothing will pigeonhole you faster.
– Adam West
If you hang around long enough, they think you’re good. It’s either my tenacity or stupidity – I’m not sure which.
– Adam West
I am a simple man, though my wife says I am complicated. I’ll trust her on that one.
– Adam West
I have the curse of thinking funny!
– Adam West
All I know is that my fans have been really wonderful and affectionate.
– Adam West
I’ve always shied away from ‘Where are they now?’ shows, because I’ve been lucky enough to keep working, and people know where I am.
– Adam West
It’s part of my character not to take myself too seriously. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been able to survive.
– Adam West
Any incarnation of ‘Batman’ I am delighted to do.
– Adam West
It’s a wonderful thing to be able to make fun of yourself and to do it in a way that sort of preserves your dignity but, at the same time, lets you play the theater of the absurd.
– Adam West
I was a maverick. I went to five different colleges looking for I don’t know quite what.
– Adam West
I have no patience with dinosaurs.
– Adam West
I’ve always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family, rather than the other way around.
– Adam West
I get called ‘Mayor West’ a lot in airports. I’ve been very fortunate to have a fan base that keeps growing, and the work gets such a warm response and humor from people.
– Adam West
When you go to the Sistine Chapel with Sophia Loren, it can be quite some time before your thoughts turn to the ceiling.
– Adam West
Over the years, I’ve learned that if you can just hang in there and, regardless of what’s presented to you, take it as a challenge and try to bring in something fresh, then it works.
– Adam West
I like to make people laugh and have fun.
– Adam West
Oh, it’s fun to be an icon!
– Adam West
I’ve always been able to work. I think it’s an actor’s obligation to keep working if you can.
– Adam West
One of the most gratifying, rewarding things is when people come up, and they tell you how the show influenced their lives in a very positive way. When I do these things like Comic Con, I get people who are lawyers, judges, plumbers, carpenters, and entire families, and it’s mostly for ‘Batman.’ But now, amazingly, it’s also for ‘Family Guy.’
– Adam West
Life is full of ironies and absurdities.
– Adam West
How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It’s been very rewarding. I’m not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I’m getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go.
– Adam West
There were definitely times when I regretted ever being Batman.
– Adam West
The word that scares the hell out of me is ‘frail.’ I don’t want to be frail.
– Adam West
I just go my own way. If my agent calls and presents me with something, and I find it refreshing or illuminating, yeah, I’ll do it.
– Adam West
I’m not a vindictive kind of guy.
– Adam West
The new ‘Dark Knight’ movies, they’re wonderful in their own way.
– Adam West
Burgess Meredith taught me a lot about wine.
– Adam West
I was victimized by the old Hollywood typecasting thing. I had to really fight to get out of it, so I was uncomfortable with it.
– Adam West
I grew up on a ranch in Walla Walla, Washington. Except for one lawyer, I don’t remember anyone in my family being anything else but ranchers.
– Adam West
My art, like my acting, is a profound expression of poetic license.
– Adam West
I did a character called Captain Q for Nestle’s Quik. Those commercials were kind of funny.
– Adam West
When I got the part, I tried to remember Batman as I knew him when I was a kid – with emotional recall.
– Adam West
I am a private person. I don’t need a lot of company. And I find it really, really difficult to talk about myself.
– Adam West
Isn’t it fun to be nuts? Isn’t it fun to be crazy?
– Adam West
In the late ’60s, there were the the three B’s: The Beatles, Batman, and Bond.
– Adam West
I have become convinced that everything that is classy doesn’t go away.
– Adam West
I think it’s an actor’s job, if you can, to keep working and to keep using that muscle. First of all, you’ve got to pay the bills, but it also helps you develop.
– Adam West
I like Christian Bale. I’ve heard he’s a big fan of mine, but I certainly reciprocate. I think he’s really very good.
– Adam West
I love to do voiceover because, for me, if you know what you’re doing, it’s simple. No makeup, no costuming, none of the baloney. None of the egos – you don’t have to deal with all that crap. I love voiceovers.
– Adam West
The wonderful thing with some of the things I’ve done – most of them, really – is to be trusted. To be able to do your thing, to work on it, hone it into my gem of creativity!
– Adam West
If you paint a picture and I paint a picture, we each want to do it our own way. And we’ll stand or fall on whatever we did.
– Adam West
You have no idea the people I meet when I do these Comic-Cons. When I go sign autographs and say hello to people, I see everything!
– Adam West
My grandfather and my father had wheat ranches, so we had quite a few trucks around and a lot of mules. Talk about horsepower – we had mule power.
– Adam West
I think I’ve said I’m the luckiest actor in the world. I mean that.
– Adam West
When I got to Hollywood, there wasn’t even a Boulevard. I’m that old. It was just a little dirt trail. I’m kidding.
– Adam West
Batman had a certain speech pattern that I established because he was always Sherlock Holmes-ian. He was Basil Rathbone. In other words, he was always musing about something.
– Adam West
I’ve played dinner theaters. I’m a working stiff.
– Adam West