I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me.— Humphrey Bogart
The most mouth-watering Humphrey Bogart quotes that are little-known but priceless
The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.
I’m not good-looking. I used to be, but not anymore. Not like Robert Taylor. What I have got is I have character in my face. It’s taken an awful lot of late nights and drinking to put it there. When I go to work in a picture, I say, ‘Don’t take the lines out of my face. Leave them there.’
Acting is like sex: you either do it and don't talk about it, or you talk about it and don't do it. That's why I'm always suspicious of people who talk too much about either.
Physically, I’m not tough. I may think tough. I would say I’m kinda tough and calloused inside. I could use a foot more in height and fifty more pounds and fifteen years off my age and then God help all you bastards.
Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains!
(on Katharine Hepburn) She talks at you as though you were a microphone;
she lectured the hell out of me on temperance and the evils of drink. She doesn't give a damn how she looks. I don't think she tries to be a character. I think she is one.
It is at least worth arguing that there is a modicum of the creative novelist in all of us, and that this absorption with how men get out of difficulties, single-handedly and alone if possible, is the stuff of which we weave the warp and woof of our own better dramatic imaginings.
I don't approve of the John Waynes and the Gary Coopers saying "Shucks, I ain't no actor - I'm just a bridge builder or a gas station attendant." If they aren't actors, what the hell are they getting paid for? I have respect for my profession. I worked hard at it.
The only reason to make a million dollars in this business is to tell some fat producer to go to hell.
Major Strasser: You give him (Rick Blaine) credit for too much cleverness.
My impression was that he's just another blundering American. Captain Renault: We musn't underestimate American blundering. I was with them when they blundered into Berlin in 1918.
That's baseball, and it's my game. Y' know, you take your worries to the game, and you leave 'em there. You yell like crazy for your guys. It's good for your lungs, gives you a lift, and nobody calls the cops. Pretty girls, lots of 'em.
Acting is experience with something sweet behind it.
You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi.
(on Warner Brothers) This studio has more suspensions than the Golden Gate Bridge.
The only good reason to have money is this: so that you can tell any SOB in the world to go to hell.
[On the House Un-American Activities Committee] They'll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass during the National Anthem.
I hate funerals. They aren't for the guy who's dead. They're for the guys who are left alive and enjoy mourning.
The whole world is about three drinks behind.
The only thing money is good for is to buy your freedom.
The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.
(On Ingrid Bergman) "I didn't do anything I've never done before, but when the camera moves in on that Bergman face, and she's saying she loves you, it would make anybody feel romantic."
I stick my neck out for *nobody*!
This guy (Marlon Brando) - he'll be doing Hamlet when the rest of us are selling potatoes.
"The whole world is three drinks behind.
If everyone in the world would take three drinks, we would have no trouble. If Stalin, Truman and everybody else in the world had three drinks right now, we’d all loosen up and we wouldn’t need the United Nations.
Errol Flynn and I are the only ones left who do any good old hell raising.
It's a good thing [James] Dean died when he did.
If he'd lived, he'd never have been able to live up to the publicity.
Things are never so bad they can't be made worse.
Well everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out.
I don't hurt the industry. The industry hurts itself, by making so many lousy movies - as if General Motors deliberately put out a bad car.
(On Bette Davis) Even when I was carrying a gun, she scared the be-jesus out of me.
I let my drinking do the talking.
the problems of three little people in a big world don't add up to much
I always cry at weddings, especially my own.
All you owe the public is a good performance.
Sinatra’s idea of paradise is a place where there are plenty of women and no newspapermen. He doesn’t know it, but he’d be better off if it were the other way around.
Rick: Here's looking at you, kid.
Ah, nuts. I'm an actor. I just do what comes naturally.
The only thing you owe the public is a good performance.
What's at the end of a million dollars? Zero, zero, zero... nothing. A circle with a hole in it.
People who don't drink are afraid of revealing themselves.
Unless you really understand the water, and understand the reason for being on it, and understand the love of sailing and the feeling of quietness and solitude, you don't really belong on a boat anyway. I think Hemingway said one time that the sea is the last free place on earth.
There is more to talking than just words.
Capt. Renault: What on Earth brought you to Casablanca? Rick Blaine: My health, I came to Casablanca for the waters. Capt. Renault: The waters? What waters? We're in the desert! Rick Blaine: I was misinformed.
An actor needs something to stabilize his personality, something to nail down what he really is, not what he is currently pretending to be.
Awards are meaningless for actors, unless they all play the same part.
Everybody has something to conceal.
The only way to find the best actor would be to let everybody play Hamlet and let the best man win.