I look at everything in an artistic way.— Tony Curtis
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My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.
I wouldn't be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife.
Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.
I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
Women are beginning to lose their identity.
They have jumped with teeth clenched, fists braced and eyes aglow, into the competitive man's world. They're losing the vibrant quality of femininity, the aura of mystery.
Jack Lemmon is my best friend and he's a very wonderful actor.
A very talented, very funny man. A lovely man. We're like brothers! We are gifts to each other. He's such a fun personality. There will only ever be one Jack Lemmon.
I want the public to know that it will be an honor for me to meet them and spend a few special moments with all those who helped me through my filmed career.
Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.
You wanna know the secret of life? The saliva of young girls.
We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
If you know how to live in Vegas you can have the best time.
I will always remember this summer day in Paris, when I was to perform a great acrobatic move. I can still see myself stepping on the ring of a packed circus along real performers.
It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors - someone knows who you are.
Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies.
I like Vegas for its spontaneity.
I enlisted when I was a boy. The Navy looked after me like my mother. It fed me, took care of me and gave me wonderful opportunities.
I joined the Navy hoping to be submariner and ended up in the sub service aboard a tender in the Pacific.
My life is very full; my wife makes it so. I'm 82 years old and I'm having the best time I've ever had in my life. I want to share that with all of you. Find a way to do that, find a way to be at peace with yourself, to enjoy the little things in life. Make them your own.
But my longevity is due to my good timing.
I feel strongly that we, all of us, are brothers and sisters, and nothing interferes with that except our education, our background, where we grew up and how we should do it. If you eliminated all those negatives and gave us an open view of what life would be like, it would be different.
On kissing Marilyn Monroe: It's like kissing Hitler.
While you're doing it, you don't really know what you're doing.
Art is an emotional experience
I've made 122 movies, and I daresay there's a picture of mine showing somewhere in the world every day.
Hollywood ... the most sensational merry-go-around ever built.
Marilyn Monro wasn't the brightest person in the world - that didn't make a difference one way or the other - but she was giving and kind. And that's what got her in trouble. She was so giving and kind to all of these people she met that she found herself doing these things that she didn't want to do.
Yes I'm still working, but my life's no longer filled with it.
Every line, everything you do in life, should have a motive and a reason.
Every one of us should have a motive and a reason, most of the time, to accomplish all the things that we want in life.
For instance, I always have one hanging in Budapest in the mayors office.
That so many people respond to me is fabulous.
It is like having a kind of Alzheimer's disease, where everyone knows you and you don't know anyone.
When I was in bed with Marilyn Monroe, I was never sure before, during or after, where her mind was.
Everywhere I go in the world, people know me and recognise me and really show affection for me.
Painting is much more than therapy to me its a way of life.
Someone said to me, "Hey, what's it like kissing Marilyn Monroe?" I said, "It's like kissing Hitler. What are you doing asking me such a stupid question?"
If you don't know your gift, you've got no lift.
I don't know what organically grown chickens are; I've never seen one.
The movie business is very twisted, out of site, out of mind, you know.
I enjoy being recognized whatever environment I'm in.
I was born in and worked in a period that could be called enviable.
They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis For A Weekend competition.
The woman who won was disappointed. She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove.
Every movie I've been in has ended up on television.
But where there is no art show, I would still be painting.
I've just opened a show in Florida, although I also have many pieces on display around the world.
Acting is something that we all practice at some time in our lives.
We're different people to our mothers, fathers, our friends, people that we hung out together with, people that didn't like us or we didn't like them. We readjust ourselves.
Joe: We can't just walk out on her without saying goodbye.
Jerry: What? Since when? You usually walk out and leave 'em with nothing but a kick in the teeth. Joe: That's when I was a saxophone player. Now I'm a millionaire.
It is for the latter that I always wanted to be an actor: to play characters who are always on the move.
The service meant so much to me. You don't know privileged I feel and how lucky I am to have served.
I've always believed that service to others is rent we pay for our time on this planet.