Clint Eastwood Quotes.
When I do a picture and it’s 90% black, like ‘Bird,’ I use 90% black people.
When I was growing up, I wasn’t an extrovert. If anything, I was an introverted kid and a very average pupil at school. I was very quiet.
Every movie I make teaches me something. That’s why I keep making them.
I’m not afraid to look bad on the screen.
I’m not one of these guys who sits around saying, ‘Gee, I mean, the person had a strange childhood and that’s why he’s doing this horrible thing. Poor Jeffrey Dahmer. He’s just had a bad childhood and that’s why he’s eating people.’ Wait a second! This person should be removed from the planet.
My mother knew how to read music and everything. But I just kinda learned off of records. And so, I was listening to records and I’d play ’em over and over.
Go ahead, make my day.
The only black battalion on Iwo Jima was a small munitions supply unit that came to the beach.
In the Bay Area, there was a resurgence of Dixieland jazz in the ’40s – there was the Frisco Jazz Band, and Lu Watters and the Yerba Buena Jazz Band.
Hoover was a patriot in his heart, but he definitely exceeded his power.
I don’t like to see a president who is just out campaigning all year long or for the last four years. I’d like to see somebody who’s going in the office. In fact, I’d like to not see them because that way you’d be sure that they’d be working.
I’ve always felt that if I examine myself too much, I’ll find out what I know and don’t know, and I’ll burst the bubble. I’ve gotten so lucky relying on my animal instincts, I’d rather keep a little bit of the animal alive.
On ‘Mystic River,’ I had to cut my salary and everyone else’s to get it made.
When I see a story, I ask: is this something I’d like to be in? Is this something I’d like to see? And if I’d like to see it, would I like to tell it?
I like a drama.
I will never win an Oscar, and do you know why? First of all, because I’m not Jewish. Secondly, I make too much money for all those old farts in the Academy.
My uncle played rugby, and my dad played football, and they used to argue which game was the roughest – and everybody agreed rugby was. It’s a great team sport, and to be successful, every person has to play in the same level.