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Paul Newman Quotes

Acting isn't really a creative profession. It's an interpretative one.

Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.

I was always a character actor. I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.

If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.

If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.

Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.

Newman's first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you're upside down.

Newman's second law: Just when things look darkest, they go black.

People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.

Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser.

So you wound up with Apollo. If he's sometimes hard to swallow. Use this.

The star of oil and vinegar and the oil and vinegar of the stars.

To be an actor you have to be a child.

Who's to say who's an expert?

You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career.

You only grow when you are alone.