TOP 10 BEST ROBERT DUVALL QUOTES

Discover the top 10 best, rare and inspirational quotes by Robert Duvall.

What people don’t understand about Sarah Palin is that she is a rancher’s wife. From Alberta down to Texas I’ve known women like that: good common sense, bright and vilified by city people.

Robert Duvall

The one you fight with the most is always the one who’s most like you.

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Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man.

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Never use money to measure wealth, son.

Robert Duvall

If you don’t daydream and kind of plan things out in your imagination, you never get there. So you have to start someplace.

Robert Duvall

I was fortunate in the last century to be in the two biggest hits film-wise, ‘Godfather I’ and ‘Godfather II,’ and ‘Lonesome Dove.’

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I’ve always remembered something Sanford Meisner, my acting teacher, told us. When you create a character, it’s like making a chair, except instead of making someting out of wood, you make it out of yourself. That’s the actor’s craft – using yourself to create a character.

Robert Duvall

We’re all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing house. Birth ’til death. We travel between the eternities.

Robert Duvall

The idea is that one’s temperament improves with age; that you learn to deal better with people and become more benevolent and loving. That’s not necessarily true. I try to stay loose but sometimes the best thing to do is get yourself away and take a good nap.

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We either accept weaknesses in good people or we have to tear pages out of the Bible.

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When I knew nothing, I thought I could do anything.

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You know, Hollywood sometimes tends to patronize the interior of the United States. As Horton Foote used to say, the great Texas playwright, that a lot of people from New York don’t know what goes on beyond the South Jersey Shore.

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There’s no right or wrong just truthful or untruthful.

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The beginning and the end of the tango is the walk.

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Listening to critics is like letting Muhammad Ali decide which astronaut goes to the moon.

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I love the smell of juice boxes in the morning.

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If you piss your pants, you can only stay warm for so long.

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The tango is a very interior dance. It’s not an exterior – it’s not flashy and all over the floor. It’s a very interior dance when you see the old guys dance in the clubs. I learned everything from the old guys in the clubs.

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Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn’t the beginning or end for filmmaking.

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It’s a cyclical thing. When they make one, everyone loves them. Different genres come around in succession. People always welcome the western. It’s America’s genre.

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We all have a cradle-to-the-grave journey to make and, in between, what do you do? There’s got to be something hereafter.

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Being a star is an agent’s dream, not an actor’s.

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I take a vitamin every day; it’s called a steak.

Robert Duvall

The only thing that might make me stay in bed would be fear. Once I get rest, then I can overcome the fear of a given day and then I’m ready. I’m ready to go. Not that I always have that fear, but sometimes that’s the only thing that would keep me in bed more than just the laziness.

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One thing I like about Argentina, they only cook with salt; that’s it.

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If I ended my career, I wouldn’t mind doing a TV series if it was a western and I played a mute gunfighter so I wouldn’t have to remember lines every week.

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I love working in Texas anywhere.

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When I’m at home in Virginia, I become more hermit-like. I like my own home.

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It’s like kids playing house: ‘You play the father, I’ll play the mother.’ You know, you dress up, you play, they pay, you go home. It’s a game – acting’s a game.

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Some people say, ‘Do you have any theories on acting?’ And I say, well maybe: I think you can start with zero and end with zero. You don’t have to go anywhere, you don’t have to go for the result.

Robert Duvall

Look, Hollywood’s a mecca, but it’s not the final answer. You pick up a camera anyplace in the world, you can make a movie.

Robert Duvall

It suits him because way back many years ago when Nikita Mikhalkov, the great Russian director, came, I said, “I want you to meet somebody.” So I get Billy Bob from Malvern, Arkansas and Nikita Mikhalkov from Moscow. It’s just two big talents meet. We sat for two or three hours and talked. It was great. He’s the real deal, this guy.

Robert Duvall

I always thought of myself as a later bloomer, so I like some of my work more later than earlier.

Robert Duvall

The cultural contrast I saw between religions… Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever. Protestants in general say things to God directly.

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There’s a lot of ignorance in our business… Everybody’s an authority. To have your own vision is rewarding.

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I wanted to show that crime doesn’t pay. If you are saved and accept the Lord, you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.

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You smell that? Do you smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

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I always figure from the cradle to the grave, we all have our individual journeys, and maybe my journey was a positive one and I accomplished certain things without stepping on too many toes.

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Although it wasn’t that easy to do, it was wonderful working with John Wayne.

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I’ll keep on acting ’til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven’t lost my enthusiasm yet!

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I always considered myself as a character actor. I always try to be versatile to show different sides of human experience.

Robert Duvall

Sometimes you don’t prepare much. I mean, when I did ‘Lonesome Dove’ way back I rode horses day and night for like three or four months, and that got me ready for that.

Robert Duvall

Sometimes directors will hire you and say, ‘Oh, we love your work.’ And then they start to tell you how to do it. I say, ‘Hey, man, back off. You hired me to do it. Let me do it.’

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There was nothing wrong with shouting at God.

Robert Duvall

Today, everything has to be made by committee, and has to have special effects, but there’s always room for good films.

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God does guide the lives of individuals and does fill them with the Holy Ghost.

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High Noon is a pretty corny movie.

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But for me, the challenge is how you turn a character into behavior. Once the director says ‘action’, you just try to live between those two worlds.

Robert Duvall

I love going to black churches, and I love some of these black preachers. The best preacher I ever saw in my life was a 93-year-old in a black church in Hamilton, Virginia. What a preacher!

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I’m getting good offers, as good as ever sometimes. I just finished a thing with Billy Bob Thornton that was the most unique part I’ve ever played in my life, in the most unique project.

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