I am a person who is trained to look other people in the eye. But I can't look into the eyes of everyone who wants to look into mine; I can't emotionally cope with that kind of volume. Sunglasses are part of my armor.

— Jack Nicholson

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People who speak in metaphors should shampoo my crotch.

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Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.

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Human beings are always going to find interesting ways of making a mess of their lives. It's human nature.

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Jack Nicholson quote Beer, It's the best damn drink in the wo

Beer, It's the best damn drink in the world.

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I don't think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives.

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Men dominate because of physicality, and thus they have mercy where women do not.

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I'm very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I'm positively against it. I don't have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life.

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I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace.

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It's very easy to go down, so always live up. Incline yourself upward.

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A lot of people manage to find common ground and not let disagreements or tensions build up and destroy them, and other people break up or get divorced. I don't think anything is ever going to change that situation. You simply try to find an accommodation and an understanding with another person and work from there.

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Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You!?

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If it is difficult to know yourself as an individual, it seems to be more complex as a couple. So if you say, "Oh I like a person who is like this and that," you might take away the possibility of seeing the only one that might be right for you.

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When we make mistakes they call it evil. When God makes mistakes they call it Nature!

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About Jack Nicholson

Quotes 195 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

You can call me Joker. And as you can see, I'm a lot happier.

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I love discourse. I'm dying to have my mind changed. I'm probably the only liberal who read Treason, by Ann Coulter. I want to know, you understand? I like listening to everybody. This to me is the elixir of life.

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I don't have any plugs or tucks but people do what they want. I look at it as mutilation.

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I usually don't get too bogged down with my personal problems because that's a one-way street if you get yourself into a negative frame of mind and only see the dark side of life.

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I'm against cronyism, and I had to learn that early on.

Like, I don't have an entourage, because I saw the negative effects of those things.

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I've always had an urge to feed my need to have fun and feel free.

I don't see any interesting alternatives.

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You can't handle the truth!

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The only way to break a bad habit was to replace it with a better habit.

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I don't know if this is a true statistic, but I heard somewhere that there are three times as many single women over forty as single men. That's what we got from the women's movement. The chickens have come home to roost.

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[on the birth of his son after having had two daughters] I finally got it right.

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Have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?

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I would never want to vilify somebody who considered abortion murder.

I was an illegitimate child myself. I may not have existed today.

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I have never lied to you, I have always told you some version of the truth.

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Once you've been really bad in a movie, there's a certain kind of fearlessness you develop.

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I'm definitely still wild at heart.

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Everybody's old enough for a beer, ain't that right, Mule?

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It's not like I'm starved for company - I have a few very good lady friends - but there's only a certain amount of times a woman wants to see you and never go out for dinner.

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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.

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Before I moved into the mainstream of American movies, I wrote a script as an experiment. I wanted to get very far away from the clichés about the three-act play - structure, development.

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When they say I'm a great actor, I close my ears because it's not good for you to think that way.

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I didn't know that my sister was really my mother until I was thirty-seven years old. But life has taught me that there have been a lot of things that I didn't know.

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We learn how to kiss, or to drink, talk to our buddies-all the things that you can't really teach in social studies or history-we all learn them at the movies.

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I've never lost a friend over work. I come from a small-town environment and I remember my childhood impressions that, if you were a conniver or a fink or whatever, everybody knew about it and you were a louse for the rest of your life. So I never lost those values in some way.

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We live, we die, and the wheels on the bus go round and round.

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I'm the age where we didn't have television as kids.

So when I saw my nieces and nephews watching Howdy Doody, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, and so forth, I thought the world had gone mad.

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Life doesn't have to be about finding Osama bin Laden or becoming the president of the United States. Life is about the little things, which is one of the things you learn when you get older.

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My point of view, while extremely cogent, is unpopular.

. . . That the repressive nature of the legalities vis-a-vis drugs are destroying the legal system and corrupting the police system.

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I think the Greeks invented sports as an antidote to philosophy.

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Even in the most sophisticated person, it is the primitive eye that watches the film.

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And this, incidentally, is my thumbnail sketch of American marriage: A woman sees a man; she likes him. Now she jumps on this thing and rides it to some kind of standstill. Then she changes it and trains it, and to the exact degree that she's able to do this, she disrespects him.

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You make me want to be a better man.

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I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability.

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I goddamn near lost my nose. And I like it. I like breathing through it.

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Once you've started a film you don't become a wet noodle.

You must have that conflictual interface because you don't know, and they don't know. It's through conflict that you come out with something that might be different, better than either of you thought to begin with.

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I want my kids to have a deep, inner feeling that it's alright to be happy, that you don't have to be constantly manufacturing problems that you don't really have.

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Never rub another man's rhubarb.

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Decent people shouldn't live here. They'd be happier some place else.

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