I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

— Kevin Costner

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We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.

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Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.

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I was in the show for 21 days once-the 21 greatest days of my life.

You know, you never handle your luggage in the show, somebody else carries your bags. It was great. You hit white balls for batting practice, the ballparks are like cathedrals, the hotels all have room service, and the women all have long legs and brains.

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Field of Dreams is probably our generation's It's A Wonderful Life.

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When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me. I always think that leading actors should be called the best supporting actors.

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When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.

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Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you're not good at them.

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If you don't understand your limitations you won't achieve much in your life.

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There are a lot of things that come to bear on movies now that I don't think are good for movies. They're trying to appeal to the biggest demographic and, when they do that, you sometimes flatten out.

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I'm a 'what if' person. I have always felt that failure was a completely underrated experience. I have taken blows. I have had high moments. But I don't think the blows have ever hardened me. My enthusiasms are still big.

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If you think of 'Liberty Valance' or 'The Searchers,' there are moments in there that you'll never, ever forget... And it does not matter what century you are from.

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I dream of big things. I work for the small things. If you're going to dream, you might as well dream big. A lot of that came from my mother. She was adamant about the work ethic---about how you can't just dream things.

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About Kevin Costner

Quotes 133 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

I'd like to put on buckskins and a ponytail and go underwater with a reed, hiding from the Indians... To me, that's sexy!

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I haven't tried to buffer myself. I like rolling the dice.

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You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved with and the end game is you'd like to be a part of a hit. But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart.

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I'm getting those familiar feelings, and I'm just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again.

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I stand up for what I believe. I don't know if it's always paid off for me, because I've been ridiculed and humiliated.

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Westerns aren't about the gunfight, even though it has to be there at one point.

It's not what they're about, at least the good ones. It's about the drama. It's about the resourcefulness of men and women.

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Audiences trust Westerns when you hit the right tone.

I think they're not in vogue, but they will always be in vogue when you hit the right note.

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I always thought the leading actor should be the best supporting actor, because you're the only person that can help every other actor on the set.

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I think if you want to make a good sports movie, you've got to cut down on the sports. You have to make it about people. You can't try to impress people with your knowledge and the X and O's and all the details and the technicalities.

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I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics.

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We still live with this unbelievable threat over our heads of nuclear war.

I mean, are we stupid? Do we think that the nuclear threat has gone, that the nuclear destruction of the planet is not imminent? It's a delusion to think it's gone away.

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I actually play sports better when I'm mad.

Some players don't play better when they're mad. They lose their sense of where they're at. I have a tendency to do better when I'm under pressure.

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I can't say I really see much difference between my son and daughters except that my girls will occasionally make me a sandwich and my son won't.

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When you start searching for your name, you might be thrilled with what a lot of people say and it just takes one person. And it can hurt your feelings, but I have been aware of the fan bases and stuff like that and realize how deeply involved they are.

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Here's the thing - the accent is cool.

It's like a girl with big breasts - they get your attention first.

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I'm proud of all the movies I've made.

They're not sequels, they're not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don't want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that.

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There's actually a big difference between story and character.

A great story doesn't make a great movie. A great script, which defines its moments and characters can become a great movie. You can make a movie that makes a lot of money and it may or may not have great story or great characters.

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President Kennedy was willing to go to war.

He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken O'Donnell. He was ready to protect this nation, but he was not ready for a military solution just because it was being rammed down his throat.

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Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.

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I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing.

And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.

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I have a tremendous belief in people, not that people don't let me down, not that I haven't maybe let some people down. But I have a tremendous belief in people and in the common experience.

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I would hate to see a UFO. Because it would ruin my life. I would have to talk about it the rest of my life, and everybody in the room would go, "Poor Kevin." Because you could not turn your back on the idea that you saw it.

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We're at a point in history where everyone needs to pay attention to politics.

Too much is at stake for us to be apathetic.

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Conventional wisdom can get us into so much trouble, especially as artists.

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Conventional wisdom is so scary because what if everybody's wrong?

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I am a really writer-oriented actor.

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I want to be a part of something, and when we define movies now based on how they do on the weekend. We live in a society of "thumbs up, thumbs down."

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I'm only interested in being a good actor and in being remembered for my best films, not for the way I look. But it seems inevitable in this line of work that I have to care about the way I look without getting obsessed about it.

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Cowboy movies aren't supposed to be in vogue.

I still like them. You know, I'm still out there pitching the hell out of them.

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I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't.

But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films.

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Some people come to you because if you're in their movie, it'll help them raise money. And some people come to you because they think you're the person to play the part.

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What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie, it didn't make much money. I'm gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in 10 years' time and really enjoys it.

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I was always listening to my father more than anyone.

I was always afraid of my father more than anyone. But there's a moment in time where other men in your life can have a huge impact.

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We really don't rest if we think our kids are drifting, or if we think they don't have the right work ethic. It drives us crazy. Because we ultimately want them to succeed and, until they do, we feel in some way that something is not complete.

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When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months.

So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them.

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There's nothing more noble than a father and mother making an opportunity for their child, knowing that their life is gonna be hard. There's something incredibly heroic about that.

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When I read a story that I think has value and I want to be in it, that doesn't change for me. It doesn't fall out of favor for me. I might have to move on because the universe is saying you can't make this right now. But I'm going to circle back and make it.

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