Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn't want to grow younger. The older you become, the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer.

— William Holden

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There's nothing tragic about being fifty. Not unless you're trying to be twenty-five.


Funny how gentle people get with you once you're dead.


I don't really know why, but danger has always been an important thing in my life - to see how far I could lean without falling, how fast I could go without cracking up.


Movie acting may not have a certain kind of glory as true art, but it is damn hard work.


Hell is paved with good samaritans.


Just one more word. If I ever run into any of you bums on the street corner, just let's pretend we never met before.


In general, I don't care for scenes of copulation.

Certain functions of the human body are bloody private.


She's television generation. She learned life from Bugs Bunny. The only reality she knows comes to her through the television set.


When you side with a man, you stay with him.

And if you can't do that, you're like some animal. You're finished. We're finished. All of us.


I feel lousy about the pain that I've caused my wife and kids.

I feel guilty and conscience-stricken, and all of those things you think sentimental, but which my generation calls simple human decency. And I miss my home, because I'm beginning to get scared shitless, because all of a sudden it's closer to the end than the beginning, and death is suddenly a perceptible thing to me, with definable features.


For me, acting is not an all-consuming thing, except for the moment when I am actually doing it.


I would rather have one minute at this age than a month at 21.


About William Holden

Quotes 13 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16