Dennis Hopper quotes

Born
May 17, 1936 Dodge City, Kansas, U.S.

Died
May 29, 2010.

Occupation
Actor, director.

Dennis Hopper was an American actor and director.

Work is fun to me. All those years of being an actor and a director and not being able to get a job – two weeks is too long to not know what my next job will be.
– Dennis Hopper

My whole written history is one big lie! I mean, I can’t even believe my history.
– Dennis Hopper

You’re like a turd that won’t flush.
– Dennis Hopper

It takes more than going down to the video store and renting “Easy Rider” to be a rebel.
– Dennis Hopper

Dialectic logic is there’s only love and hate, you either love somebody or you hate them.
– Dennis Hopper

When we’re out of the eighties, the nineties are gonna make the sixties look like the fifties!
– Dennis Hopper

Well, it’s not just money. I consider myself establishment right now. I’m borderline establishment, I’m hanging on by my toenails – but I’m establishment.
– Dennis Hopper

The reality of things going on around me is more interesting than the fantasies of the world I work in.
– Dennis Hopper

I was reading a lot of Thomas Jefferson at the time, and Jefferson said that every 20 years, if one party has stayed in power, it’s your obligation as an American to vote the other party in.
– Dennis Hopper

Like all artists, I want to cheat death a little and contribute something to the next generation.
– Dennis Hopper
I wanted to be an actor. I decided when I was very young, when I first saw movies, that I wanted to be an actor.
– Dennis Hopper
In Method acting, you can’t have preconceived ideas. You have to live in the moment. You have to keep yourself open.
– Dennis Hopper
I should have been dead ten times over. I’ve thought about that a lot. I believe in miracles. It’s an absolute miracle that I’m still around.
– Dennis Hopper
The man is clear in his mind, but his soul is mad.
– Dennis Hopper
Art is a bad word in Hollywood. You use art too many times and they show you the elevator and then your name is taken off the parking lot.
– Dennis Hopper
I was a Shakespearean actor, I had preconceived ideas, line readings – everything was a gesture, everything was conscious.
– Dennis Hopper
You know, the history of California art doesn’t start until about 1961, and that’s when these photographs start. I mean, we have no history out here.
– Dennis Hopper
Just because it happened to you, doesn’t mean it’s interesting.
– Dennis Hopper
I never really made any money and it certainly cost me more to take photographs than I got for them.
– Dennis Hopper
There are moments that I`ve had some real brilliance, you know. But I think they are moments. And sometimes, in a career, moments are enough.
– Dennis Hopper
Photography and painting, all of that fed into my directing eventually.
– Dennis Hopper
I was very shy, and it was a lot easier for me to communicate if I had a camera between me and other people.
– Dennis Hopper
As an actor, you have no control really.
– Dennis Hopper
For most of my life, I wasn’t on the Left.
– Dennis Hopper