If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.— Paul Newman
The most spectacular Paul Newman quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.
To be an actor you have to be a child.
The Alexander Technique helped a long-standing back problem and to get a good night's sleep after many years of tossing and turning.
I was always a character actor. I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.
We've polluted the stratosphere with these chlorine and bromine compounds, and because it's now colder, and because we have this change in the climate, we're getting more ozone loss than we would have gotten in a normal year.
I started my career giving a clinic in bad acting in the film, "The Silver Chalice," and now I'm playing a crusty old man who's an animated automobile [in "Cars"]. That's a creative arc for you, isn't it?
We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.
The best gift you can give yourself is the gift of possibility.
If you have no enemies, you have no character. Taking a stand always creates opposition.
You only grow when you are alone.
If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.
I wanted, I think, to acknowledge Luck: the chance of it, the benevolence of it in my life, and the brutality of it in the lives of others; made especially savage for children because they may not be allowed the good fortune of a lifetime to correct it.
A man can only be judged by his actions, and not by his good intentions or his beliefs.
At the beginning of your career, it's 'Who is Paul Newman?' and then it's 'Get me Paul Newman.' Then it's 'Get me a young Paul Newman.' Then it's 'Who is Paul Newman?'
Sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
There really is no such thing as a sick child;
there are children who happen to be sick. Think about it, and you will understand the magic of the Camps
Building weapons that we don't need, don't work, and aren't necessary, and have no mission that's not bad politics, that's robbery.
I don't like to discuss my marriage, but I will tell you something which may sound corny but which happens to be true. I have steak at home. Why should I go out for hamburger?
The best thing you can give yourselves.
..is the gift of possibility. And the best thing you can give each other is the pledge to go on protecting that gift in each other as long as you live.
Make sure you live life, which means don't do things where you court celebrity, and give something positive back to our society.
Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
Choose between yesterday and tomorrow.
What we got here is a failure to communicate.
I think it's very desirable to be an individual and a free thinker.
I respect generosity in people, and I respect it in companies too, I don't look at it as philanthropy; I see it as an investment in the community.
Twenty-five years ago I couldn`t walk down the street without being recognized.
Now I can put a cap on, walk anywhere and no one pays me any attention. They don`t ask me about my movies and they don`t ask me about my salad dressing because they don`t know who I am. Am I happy about this? You bet.
I check my pulse and if I can find it, I know I've got a chance
I would like it if people would think that beyond Newman, there's a spirit that takes action, a heart, and a talent that doesn't come from my blue eyes.
I picture my epitaph: 'Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown.
I'm like a good cheese. I'm just getting mouldy enough to be interesting.
I want to acknowledge luck, the benevolence of it in my life, and the brutality of it in the lives of others.
I wasn't running toward the theater but running away from the sporting goods store. Of course now that I'm selling spaghetti sauce (with Newman's Own), I begin to understand the romance of business.. the allure of being the biggest fish in the pond and the juice you get from beating out your competitors.
For those of you who like to scarf your popcorn in the sack, the good news is that Newman's Own contains an aphrodisiac.
There are two Newman's laws. The first one is "It is useless to put on your brakes when you're upside down." The second is "Just when things look darkest, they go black.
A dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned.
What could be better than to hold your hand out to people less fortunate than you are?
It's really important to be attentive to the people who have less - who are less fortunate than you are.
Being on President Nixon's enemies list was the highest single honor I've ever received. Who knows who's listening to me now and what government list I'm on?
It's always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black.
I have vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals.
I will continue to get behind the wheel of a racing car as long as I am able.
But that could all end tomorrow.
A lot of people have dreams and never do anything about them.
When you have ideas and dreams, you do something about it.
I don't think there's anything exceptional or noble in being philanthropic.
It's the other attitude that confuses me.
The only question I ever ask any woman is, 'what time is your husband coming home?'
The characters I have the least in common with are the ones I have the greatest success with. The further a role is from my own experience, the more I try to deepen it.
When the idea came up, (Newman's Own) I said, "Are you crazy? Stick my face on the label of salad dressing?" And then, of course, we got the whole idea of exploitation and how circular it is. Why not, really, go to the fullest length, and the silliest length, in exploiting yourself and turn the proceeds back to the community?
I'd like to be remembered as a guy who tried - who tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn't complacent, who doesn't cop out.
On adultery: "Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?