Quotes by: Patrick Swayze

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Patrick Swayze
Swayze greeting fans after Guys and Dolls, September 27, 2006
Born Patrick Wayne Swayze
(1952-08-18)August 18, 1952
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Died September 14, 2009(2009-09-14) (aged 57)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Pancreatic cancer
Resting place Ashes scattered in New Mexico ranch
Nationality American
Occupation
Actor dancer singer-songwriter
Years active 1979–2009
Spouse(s) Lisa Niemi (1975–2009; his death)
Parent(s) Jesse Wayne Swayze
Patsy Swayze
Relatives Don Swayze (brother)

There are people who want me to do a cologne. They want to call it 'Patrick.' I was offered a fortune to make exercise videos. Posters, all kinds of stuff - something like $10 million worth. It's insanity. I'm not going to do any of it.
Patrick Swayze
When it looks like I may live longer than five minutes I'll drop cigarettes like a hot potato.
Patrick Swayze
I had a lot of anger because I wasn't happy with the way I had been raised.
Patrick Swayze
If I leave this Earth, I want to leave this Earth just knowing I've tried to give something back and tried to do something worthwhile with myself.
Patrick Swayze
If I'm going to do television, I wanted that 'North and South' experience. I wanted something that's going to challenge me on a constant basis.
Patrick Swayze
One thing I'm not going to do is chase staying alive. You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won't live.
Patrick Swayze
I am very, very clear on how difficult it is for a young kid out there to go into the arts without taking a lot of heat from his peers.
Patrick Swayze
I don't know how many hills and valleys I've had, how many times I've had to refocus my world and my life and my career.
Patrick Swayze
If you live through the initial stage of fame and get past it, and remember thats not who you are. If you live past that, then you have a hope of maybe learning how to spell the word artist.
Patrick Swayze
I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light.
Patrick Swayze
Talent deserves to be honored. Hands deserve to be slapped if you do something stupid as well, but don't take it too far.
Patrick Swayze
When you are a pit bull, and you love what you do and you are going to continue to grow, that talent will find its way out.
Patrick Swayze
To be honest, I've made a game out of trying to live through my James Dean, Janis Joplin, Freddie Prinze, Jim Morrison period, those demons that we all have that we're either successful or not at making work for us rather than destroy us.
Patrick Swayze
I got completely fed up with that Hollywood blockbuster mentality. I couldn't take it seriously any longer.
Patrick Swayze
How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you're a dead man? You go to work.
Patrick Swayze
What's powerful about a love scene is not seeing the act. It's seeing the passion, the need, the desire, the caring, the fear.
Patrick Swayze
You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. I had to fight my way up.
Patrick Swayze
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