I know I'm not much on face value, but when it comes to stage value, I'll deliver for you.

— Edward G. Robinson

The most terrific Edward G. Robinson quotes that will activate your inner potential

Of course, I started as a collector. A true collector. I can remember as if it were only yesterday the heart-pounding excitement as I spread out upon the floor of my bedroom The Edward G. Robinson Collection of Rare Cigar Bands. I didn't play at collecting. No cigar anywhere was safe from me.

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I remember just before going onto the soundstage, I'd look in my dressing room mirror and stretch myself to my full 5'5" or 5'6 whatever it was-to make me appear taller and to make me able to dominate all the others and to mow them down with my size.

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I had the advantage of reading the book, and when the script was first submitted to me, it was just another gangster story - the east side taking over the west side and all that.

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In those days I would go for an interview and find myself competing with this other chap who would always be younger and taller, and much handsomer than I.

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I have not collected art. Art collected me. I never found paintings. They found me. I have never even owned a work of art. They owned me.

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Live beyond your means, then you're forced to work hard, you have to succeed.

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Nothing human is foreign to us

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Some people have youth, some have beauty – I have menace.

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My father and uncles and all their friends turned their lungs black trying to satisfy my collector's zeal.

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