In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.

— Gary Cooper

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This is a terrible place to spend your life in.

Nobody in Hollywood is normal. Absolutely nobody. And they have such a vicious attitude toward one another. They say much worse things about each other than outsiders say about them, and nobody has any real friends.


People ask me how come you've been around so long.

Well, it's through playing the part of Mr Average Joe American.


I looked it at like this way. To get folks to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don't mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fella who answered the description of a right guy.


I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.


It’s literally true, as Shakespeare said--all the world’s a stage.

It wasn’t that way when I first got into the movies in 1924, but it is now. That’s why I find Hollywood newer and more exciting every day. Whatever you hear it’s still a place where a kid from Montana can jump on a horse, ride that-a-way, and keep right on going.


Having to work hard never had any real appeal for me, and that may have some connection with me being in the movies.


People all say that I've had a bad break.

But today... today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.


One man who saw through his own eyes and thought with his own brain.

Such men may be rare, they may be unknown, but they move the world.


Until I came along all the leading men were handsome, but luckily they wrote a lot of stories about the fellow next door.


The only achievement I am really proud of is the friends I have made in this community.


There ain't never a horse that never been rode; there ain't never a rider that can't be thrown.


One nice thing about silence is that it can't be repeated.


About Gary Cooper

Quotes 14 sayings
Profession Film actor
Birthday May 7, 1901

No mistake, I shall regret the absence of your keen mind;

unfortunately, it is inseparable from an extremely disturbing body.