Quotes by: Jack Nicholson
Nicholson in 1976
||John Joseph Nicholson
April 22, 1937
Neptune City, New Jersey, U.S.
||Los Angeles, California, U.S.
||Sandra Knight (m. 1962; div. 1968)
||Anjelica Huston (1973–1990)
Rebecca Broussard (1989–1994)
||5, including Lorraine Nicholson
Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide.
I'll tell you one thing: Don't ever give anybody your best advice, because they're not going to follow it.
There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I'm not in that state now and that makes me sad.
We are going as fast as we can as soon as we can. We're in a race against time, until we run out of money.
I never had a policy about marriage. I got married very young in life and I always think in all relationships, I've always thought that it's counterproductive to have a theory on that.
I don't think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives.
I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person.
Well, I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I haven't been a rogue most of my life.
I'm content with the fact that I made a decent effort. That's what I've always worried about: that I wouldn't try hard enough.
In other words, I wouldn't like to be an actor if I could only be real. I like to get wild, behaviorally wild, and it's crazy to think of any form where it's just one way.
There is no way you can get people to believe you on screen if they know who you really are through television.
When I come up against a director who has a concept that I don't agree with, or maybe I just haven't thought of it or whatever, I'd be more prone to go with them than my own because I want to be out of control as an actor, I want them to have the control, otherwise it's going to become predictably my work, and that's not fun.
Financially, I've lost money and made money, but I know my way around financially.
In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
It's a slight stretch of the imagination but most people are alike in most ways so I've never had any trouble identifying with the character that I'm playing.
The average celebrity meets, in one year, ten times the amount of people that the average person meets in his entire life.