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Cary Grant quotes

January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986; American actor

Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
Cary Grant

To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent. She can't wait to disprove it.
Cary Grant

The only really good thing about acting in movies is that there's no heavy lifting.
Cary Grant

When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.
Cary Grant

I began by acting like the person I wanted to be, and eventually I became that person.
Cary Grant

- Name?
- Cary Grant.
- You don't look like Cary Grant.
- Nobody does.
Studio security guard, Cary Grant

They all left me. I didn't leave any of them. They all walked out on me. Maybe they just got
bored.
Cary Grant, on his ex-wives

It is the law of life that if you are kind to someone you feel happy. If you are cruel you are
unhappy. And if you hurt someone, you will be hurt back.
Cary Grant

My formula for life is very simple: in the morning, wake up; at night, go to sleep. In between I try and occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant

Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings.
Cary Grant

If you want to be an actor, my advice is to learn your lines and don't bump into the other
actors.
Cary Grant

Simplicity, to me, has always been the essence of good taste.
Cary Grant

I'm too busy living my life to write about it.
Cary Grant, on his autobiography

I have no plans to write an autobiography, I will leave that to others. I'm sure they will turn
me into a homosexual or a Nazi spy or something else.
Cary Grant

There is a great misconception about LSD and a great deal to explain. I used it about 100
times before it became illegal.
Cary Grant

Insanity runs in my family, it practically gallops.
Cary Grant

We have our factory, which is called a stage. We make a product, we color it, we title it, and
we ship it out in cans.
Cary Grant

Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
Cary Grant

I really am a happy, amusing fellow at heart. Trouble is I seem the only one left.
Cary Grant

Most women are instinctively wiser and emotionally more mature than men. They know our
insecurities. A man rushes about trying to prove himself. It takes him much longer to feel
comfortable about getting married.
Cary Grant

I think making love is the best form of exercise.
Cary Grant

I think most of us become actors because we want affection, love and applause.
Cary Grant

Do your job and demand your compensation - but in that order.
Cary Grant

I'm opposed to actors taking sides in public and spouting spontaneously about love, religion
or politics. I'm a mass of inconsistencies when it comes to politics.
Cary Grant

There's no point in being unhappy about growing older. Just think of the millions who have
been denied the privilege.
Cary Grant

I have spent the greater part of my life fluctuating between Archie Leach and Cary Grant,
unsure of each, suspecting each.
Cary Grant

I've often been accused by critics of being myself on-screen. But being oneself is more
difficult than you'd suppose.
Cary Grant