Jack Nicholson quotes

Born
April 22, 1937, Neptune City, New Jersey, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Jack Nicholson is an American actor. He is known for playing a wide range of roles.

I don’t have any plugs or tucks but people do what they want. I look at it as mutilation.
– Jack Nicholson
In other words, I wouldn’t like to be an actor if I could only be real. I like to get wild, behaviorally wild, and it’s crazy to think of any form where it’s just one way.
– Jack Nicholson
The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.
– Jack Nicholson
Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I’d start writing poems about suicide.
– Jack Nicholson
Once you’ve been really bad in a movie, there’s a certain kind of fearlessness you develop.
– Jack Nicholson
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.
– Jack Nicholson
My motto is: more good times.
– Jack Nicholson
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.
– Jack Nicholson
Just let the wardrobe do the acting.
– Jack Nicholson
I used to think that one of the great signs of security was the ability to just walk away.
– Jack Nicholson
I always knew there wasn’t going to be anybody to help me and emotionally support me, that whatever I did I’d have to do on my own.
– Jack Nicholson
I’m Irish. I think about death all the time.
– Jack Nicholson
The blues and jazz will live forever… So will the Delta and the Big Easy.
– Jack Nicholson
There’s only two people in your life you should lie to… the police and your girlfriend.
– Jack Nicholson
Most of the early part of an actor’s career, you do the jobs you get.
– Jack Nicholson
If men are honest, everything they do and everywhere they go is for a chance to see women.
– Jack Nicholson
I can’t hit on women in public any more. I didn’t decide this; it just doesn’t feel right at my age.
– Jack Nicholson
I am a person who is trained to look other people in the eye.
– Jack Nicholson
The average celebrity meets, in one year, ten times the amount of people that the average person meets in his entire life.
– Jack Nicholson
In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
– Jack Nicholson
I have a lot of vanity.
– Jack Nicholson
With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.
– Jack Nicholson
What’s beautiful is all that counts, pal. That’s all that counts.
– Jack Nicholson
When I was in high school, I earned the pimple award and every other gross-out award.
– Jack Nicholson
Well, I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I haven’t been a rogue most of my life.
– Jack Nicholson
I hate giving advice, because people won’t take it.
– Jack Nicholson
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.
– Jack Nicholson
I’ve been too many places. I’m like the bad penny.
– Jack Nicholson
I’m an actor who they said was wrinkled and balding and everything else when I was in my early 30’s. Most of the people who wrote that who thought they were younger than me are now bald and wrinkled.
– Jack Nicholson
Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.
– Jack Nicholson
A lot of people can’t remember things because they weren’t actually there to begin with – they don’t take it all in.
– Jack Nicholson
I think that’s what distinguishes Schmidt, really. In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human. There’s no melodrama; there’s no device, It’s just about a human being.
– Jack Nicholson
One of my school friends’ parents owned a minigolf course, and a bunch of us kids would play there all day in the summer. Two-under deuces was a good score.
– Jack Nicholson
I’m definitely still wild at heart.
– Jack Nicholson
I’m not a power person. I like everyone to be on an equal footing.
– Jack Nicholson
Well, a girlfriend once told me never to fight with anybody you don’t love.
– Jack Nicholson
Well, a younger woman is a type, but not necessarily a type for me. And what is a younger woman? I mean, I’m pretty old. Almost everyone is younger.
– Jack Nicholson
Acting is everybody’s favorite second job.
– Jack Nicholson
The camera photographs what’s there.
– Jack Nicholson