Robert Duvall quotes

Born
January 5, 1931, San Diego, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Robert Duvall is an American actor, whose career spans more than six decades.

Well, I had a wonderful career.
– Robert Duvall
I wouldn’t mind starting to ride some more if I had a really good horse to just work a little bit with every day.
– Robert Duvall
The cultural contrast I saw between religions… Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever. Protestants in general say things to God directly.
– Robert Duvall
Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn’t the beginning or end for filmmaking.
– Robert Duvall
I hope I left behind a legacy that people will enjoy. But whatever they want to say, I can’t predict.
– Robert Duvall
You get below the Mason-Dixon line and you have some of the best music, culture, the two races, the literature, and it’s so rich.
– Robert Duvall
Too many people think that economics is this subject that should wait until the university level. But it can’t wait that long.
– Robert Duvall
Around my own friends, I like to mess around.
– Robert Duvall
I always considered myself as a character actor. I always try to be versatile to show different sides of human experience.
– Robert Duvall
When I’m at home in Virginia, I become more hermit-like. I like my own home.
– Robert Duvall
It’s no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.
– Robert Duvall
We either accept weaknesses in good people or we have to tear pages out of the Bible.
– Robert Duvall
Listening to critics is like letting Muhammad Ali decide which astronaut goes to the moon.
– Robert Duvall
Cows is one thing. But one man telling another man where he can go in this country is something else.
– Robert Duvall
I had a wonderful career.
– Robert Duvall
My uncle always said that I could have been a rancher.
– Robert Duvall
You just can’t take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie.
– Robert Duvall
We all have a cradle-to-the-grave journey to make and, in between, what do you do? There’s got to be something hereafter.
– Robert Duvall
To this day, I still think Lonesome Dove is my best part.
– Robert Duvall
I’d like to direct again, but that’s really hard to get something and raise the money. It’s difficult to find just the right thing.
– Robert Duvall
Being a star is an agent’s dream, not an actor’s.
– Robert Duvall
I always figure from the cradle to the grave, we all have our individual journeys, and maybe my journey was a positive one and I accomplished certain things without stepping on too many toes.
– Robert Duvall
Never use money to measure wealth, son.
– Robert Duvall
When I knew nothing, I thought I could do anything.
– Robert Duvall
Stripping away artifice – it’s the constant standard I aim for in acting, to approximate life. People talk about being bigger than life – but there’s nothing bigger than life.
– Robert Duvall
You have a little bit of feeling for everyone you play.
– Robert Duvall
Well, I can’t live without a woman. I have to have a woman, have to have a wife.
– Robert Duvall
The money part is one of the most difficult things. Coppola always said I should do a tango movie. If it hadn’t been for him, I don’t know where we would have gotten the money.
– Robert Duvall
I’ve always liked country music. It’s a certain aspect of America that goes back to the British Isles and the influence is very native to America.
– Robert Duvall
Although it wasn’t that easy to do, it was wonderful working with John Wayne.
– Robert Duvall
Hollywood’s a mecca, but it’s not the final answer. You pick up a camera anyplace in the world, you can make a movie.
– Robert Duvall
I love working in Texas anywhere.
– Robert Duvall
Seeing your name on the list for KP or guard duty when you’re in the Army is like reading a bad review.
– Robert Duvall
Way, way, way back I played a little bit, but I am definitely not a golfer. You know, it just takes too much time anyway during the course of the day.
– Robert Duvall
The greatest king of Israel, King David, the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in battle so that he could sleep with his wife.
– Robert Duvall
One thing I like about Argentina, they only cook with salt; that’s it.
– Robert Duvall
It’s a cyclical thing. When they make one, everyone loves them. Different genres come around in succession. People always welcome the western. It’s America’s genre.
– Robert Duvall
I like to do things that I develop from the ground up.
– Robert Duvall
High Noon is a pretty corny movie.
– Robert Duvall
I always thought of myself as a later bloomer, so I like some of my work more later than earlier.
– Robert Duvall
I wanted to show that crime doesn’t pay. If you are saved and accept the Lord, you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
– Robert Duvall
Look, Hollywood’s a mecca, but it’s not the final answer. You pick up a camera anyplace in the world, you can make a movie.
– Robert Duvall
Spending two years on my uncle’s ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
– Robert Duvall
Today, everything has to be made by committee, and has to have special effects, but there’s always room for good films.
– Robert Duvall
You know, Hollywood sometimes tends to patronize the interior of the United States. As Horton Foote used to say, the great Texas playwright, that a lot of people from New York don’t know what goes on beyond the South Jersey Shore.
– Robert Duvall