100+ Cary Grant Quotes That Will Brighten Up Your Day

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Cary Grant quotes that will brighten up your day. There are so many Cary Grant quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Cary Grant quotes exists just do that.

Cary Grant had been a very famous English/American actor and is well-known as one of the classic Hollywood leading actors. Cary Grant had started his career in Hollywood during the 1930s and then became well-known for his debonair demeanor, transatlantic accent, sense of comic timing and light-hearted approach. Cary Grant had been born in Horfield, and he was attracted to theatre from a very young age, and he had then started performing with a troupe called, “The Penders” when he was 6 years old. Cary Grant had then studied at Bishop Road Primary School and Fairfield Grammar School. When Cary Grant had been 16, he had become a stage performer with the Pender Troupe. After a lot of successful performances, Cary Grant had decided to stay there, and he then established a name for himself in vaudeville during the 1920s.

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“Divorce is a game played by lawyers.”

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“I was a fat-headed guy full of pain.”

Cary Grant famous quotes “I can’t bear to hear a woman talk baby talk.”

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“Dying’s tough – but not as tough as comedy.”

Cary Grant quotes “Do your job and demand your compensation – but in that order.”

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“…and there I suddenly found my articulate self in a dazzling land of smiling, jostling people wearing and not wearing all sorts of costumes and doing all sorts of clever things. And that’s when I knew! What other life could there be but that of an actor?”

“A shot of brandy can save your life, but a bottle of brandy can kill you.”

“Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one’s own past failings.”

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“All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there’s one secret – The Simpler The Better”

“Comedy holds the greatest risk for an actor, and laughter is the reward.”

“Destiny is not necessarily what we get out of life, but rather, what we give.”

“Everyone tells me I’ve had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it’s been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern.”

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

“I acted like Cary Grant for so long that I became Cary Grant”

“I am reminded of a piece of advice my father gave me regarding shoes. …He said it is better to buy one good pair of shoes than four cheap ones. One pair made of fine leather could outlast four inferior pairs and, if well-cared-for, would continue to proclaim your good judgment and taste no matter how old they become.”

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

“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.”

“I improve in misquotation.”

“I know that, all my life, I’ve been going around in a fog. You’re just a bunch of molecules until you know who you are. You spend your time getting to be a big Hollywood actor. But then what? You’ve reached a comfortable plateau, and you want to stay on it; you resist change. One day, after many weeks of LSD, my last defense crumbled. To my delight, I found I had a tough inner core of strength. In my youth, I was very dependent upon older men and women. Now people come to me for help!”

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“I may not have married for very sound reasons, but money was the least of them.”

“I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.”

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

“I suppose you might call me the sophisticated type. I like to act with dialogue. Not with grunts.”

“I think that making love is the best form of exercise.”

“I was a self-centered bore. I was masochistic, and only thought I was happy. When I woke up and said, “there must be something wrong with me”, I grew up. Because I never understood myself, how could I hope to understand anyone else? That’s why I can truly say that now I can give a woman love for the first time in my life, because I can understand her.”

“I’d like to have made one of those big splashy Technicolor musicals with Rita Hayworth.”

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“If you want to be an actor, my advice is to learn your lines and don’t bump into the other actors.”

“I’m a fatheaded guy, full of pain. It tore me up not having you.”

“I’m prepared. I have a gun and I know how to shoot, and whoever comes calling without an invitation will get it in the rear end.”

“Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.”

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

“It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.”

“It`s important to know where you`ve come from so that you can know where you`re going. I probably chose my profession because I was seeking approval, adulation, admiration and affection.”

“It’s better to buy one good pair of shoes than four cheap ones.”

“I’ve often been accused by critics of being myself on-screen. But being oneself is more difficult than you’d suppose.”

“My father used to say, ‘Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.'”

“My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.”

“Nature eventually has her own way, so perhaps the best procedure is to accept what old Mother Nature or God, if you will, dictates. Accept it and you’ll get along better.”

“One pretends to do something, or copy someone or some teacher, until it can be done confidently and easily in what becomes one’s own style”

“Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues.”

“Simplicity, to me, has always been the essence of good taste.”

“Sometimes angels rush in where fools fear to tread.”

“The only really good thing about acting in movies is that there’s no heavy lifting.”

“There are only seven movie stars in the world whose name alone will induce American bankers to lend money for movie productions, and the only woman on the list is Ingrid Bergman.”

“There must be something between us, even if it’s only an ocean.”

“There’s no point in being unhappy about growing older. Just think of the millions who have been denied the privilege.”

“To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you’re impotent. She can’t wait to disprove it.”

“To write an autobiography, you’ve got to expose other people. I hope to get out of this world as gracefully as possible, without embarrassing anyone.”

“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.”

“We should all just smell well and enjoy ourselves more.”

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“When I’m married I want to be single, and when I’m single I want to be married.”

“When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.”

“Who is omnipotent or wise enough to decide each new standard of good taste? Or sensitivity?”

“You know I have about the same interest in jewelry as I have in politics, horse racing, modern poetry, and women who need weird excitement – none.”

“[responding to a wire from a reporter inquiring, “How old Cary Grant?”] Old Cary Grant fine. How you?”

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

“Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.”

“[About Burt Reynolds] As well as being my, and the world’s favorite light comedian, Burt is a very considerate and thoughtful man.”

“My screen persona is a combination of Jack Buchanan, Noël Coward and Rex Harrison. I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be, and, finally, I became that
person. Or he became me.”

“I improve on misquotation.”

“Divorce is a game played by lawyers.”

“To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you are impotent; she can’t wait to disprove it.”

“The only really good thing about acting is that there’s no heavy lifting.”

“[1970 Honorary Oscar acceptance speech] You know that I may never look at this without remembering the quiet patience of directors who were so kind to me,
who were kind enough to put up with me more than once, some of them even three or four times. I trust they and all the other directors, writers and producers
and my leading women have forgiven me for what I didn’t know. You know that I’ve never been a joiner or a member of any particular social set, but I’ve been
privileged to be a part of Hollywood’s most glorious era.”

“My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.”

“My father used to say, “Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.”

“Mostly, we have manufactured ladies–with the exception of Ingrid [Ingrid Bergman], Grace [Grace Kelly], Deborah [Deborah Kerr] and Audrey [Audrey Hepburn].

“It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.

“Actors today try to avoid comedy because if you write a comedy that’s not a success, the lack of success is immediately apparent because the audience is not
laughing. A comedy is a big risk. This is a tremendously costly business and to put money into a picture that might not come off — oh, that’s pretty risky.

“This, I love. I enjoy talking back and forth to people. You know, otherwise, I wouldn’t get to meet the people.

“I tell you, in films, one doesn’t really meet the audience. You don’t get the impact or spirit of your audience, whereas when you are out in the public, you
do.’

“I’ve often been accused by critics of being myself on-screen. But being oneself is more difficult than you’d suppose.”

“It’s important to know where you’ve come from so that you can know where you’re going. I probably chose my profession because I was seeking approval,
adulation, admiration and affection.”

“[on Irene Dunne] Her timing was marvelous. She was so good that she made comedy look easy. If she’d made it look as difficult as it really is, she would have won her Oscar.”

“I know they nicknamed us “Cash and Cary”, but I never asked Barbara Hutton for a penny. I never married a woman for money, that’s the God’s truth. I may not
have married for very sound reasons, but money was the least of them.”

“[on his many marriages] It seems that each new marriage is more difficult to survive than the last one. I’m rather a fool for punishment–I keep going back
for more, don’t ask me why.”

“[Charles Chaplin] is waiting a long time at a trolley car stop. He’s the first in line of what turns out to be a huge crowd. The trolley finally arrives,
he’s the first one on, but then the crowd behind him surges through the door and pushes him right through the door on the other side. And that’s a lot like
what Hollywood is like. When you’re a young man, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. is driving. Wallace Beery is the conductor, and Charles Chaplin’s got a front-row
seat. You take your seat, and back behind you is Gary Cooper. He has got his long feet stuck out in front of one of the exit doors, and people keep tripping
over him and onto the street. Suddenly a young man named Tyrone Power gets on. He asks you to move over. You make a picture with Joan Fontaine. You think you
do a good job, but she wins the Oscar, and you get nothing. And pretty soon more and more people get on, it’s getting very crowded, and then you decide to
get off. When you get off the trolley, you notice that it’s been doing nothing but going around in circles. It doesn’t go anywhere. You see the same things
over and over. So you might as well get off.”

“[on Katharine Hepburn] She was this slip of a woman and I never liked skinny women. But she had this thing, this air you might call it, the most totally
magnetic woman I’d ever seen, and probably ever seen since. You had to look at her, you had to listen to her; there was no escaping her.”

“For more than 30 years of my life I had smoked with increasing habit. I was finally separated from the addiction by Betsy [wife Betsy Drake], who, after
carefully studying hypnosis, practiced it, with my full permission and trust, as I was going off to sleep one night. She sat in a chair near the bed and, in
a quiet, calm voice, rhythmically repeated what I inwardly knew to be true, the fact that smoking was not good for me; and, as my conscious mind relaxed and
no longer cared to offer a negative thought, her words sank into my subconscious; and the following day, to my surprise I had no need or wish to smoke. Nor
have I smoked since. Nor have I, as far as I know, replaced it with any other harmful habit.”

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“Everyone tells me I’ve had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it’s been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern.”

“I think making love is the best form of exercise.”

“I’d like to have made one of those big splashy Technicolor musicals with Rita Hayworth.”

“There are only seven movie stars in the world whose name alone will induce American bankers to lend money for movie productions, and the only woman on the
list is Ingrid Bergman.”

“[1980] I have nothing against gays, I’m just not one myself.”

“[1965] I don’t like to see men of my age making love on the screen. Being a father will make me more free than I have ever been. It will be a great
experience. I can’t wait.”

“There is no doubt I am aging. My format of comedy is still the same as ever. I gravitate toward scripts that put me in an untenable position. Then the rest
of the picture is spent in trying to squirm out of it. Naturally, I always get the girl in the end. It may appear old-fashioned. There seems to be a trend
toward satirical comedy, like The Apartment (1960). Perhaps it is because young writers today feel satirical living in a world that seems headed for
destruction.”

“I can’t portray Bing Crosby, I’m Cary Grant. I’m myself in that role. The most difficult thing is to be yourself–especially when you know it’s going to be
seen immediately by 300 million people.”

“The secret of comedy is doing it naturally under the most difficult circumstances. And film comedy is the most difficult of all. At least on stage you know
right away if you’re getting laughs or not. But making a movie, you have no way of knowing. So you try to time the thing for space and length and can only
hope when it plays in the movie theaters months later that you have timed the thing right. It’s difficult and it takes experience. I’ll always remember the
great actor, A.E. Matthews, who said on his death bed, “Dying’s tough–but not as tough as comedy”.”

“[Charles Chaplin] has given great pleasure to millions of people, and I hope he returns to Hollywood. Personally, I don’t think he is a Communist, but
whatever his political affiliations, they are secondary to the fact that he is a great entertainer. We should not go off the deep end.”

“[on Betsy Drake] Betsy was a delightful comedienne, but I don’t think Hollywood was ever really her milieu. She wanted to help humanity, to help others help
themselves.”

“[1981] 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.”

“[1983] I asked James Stewart recently if he had thought about dying. He said he hadn’t at all. But I have.”

“[In 1986 about Hollywood and drugs] I don’t know anything about drugs. None of the people I know is involved with drugs. Hollywood is a very hard-working
town–you have to get up early, and you have to look good. If you read the “National Enquirer,” you think drugs are everywhere, but I’ve never seen them.”

“My intention in taking LSD was to make myself happy. A man would be a fool to take something that didn’t make him happy. I took it with a group of men, one
of whom was Aldous Huxley. We deceived ourselves by calling it therapy, but we were truly interested in how this chemical could help humanity. I found it a
very enlightening experience, but it’s like alcohol in one respect: a shot of brandy can save your life, but a bottle of brandy can kill you.”

“[In 1986 on actresses] I’ve worked with [Ingrid Bergman]. I’ve worked with Katharine Hepburn]. I’ve worked with some of the biggest stars, but Grace Kelly
was the best actress I’ve ever worked with in my life. That woman was total relaxation, absolute ease–she was totally THERE. She was an extraordinarily
serene girl. Both she and [Alfred Hitchcock] were Jesuit-trained; maybe that had something to do with it.”

“If I had known then what I know now, if I had not been so utterly stupid, I would have had 100 children and I would have built a ranch to keep them on.”

“[Asked in 1986 why he no longer makes movies] There’s too much heavy breathing and shooting going on.”

“[on rumors that he is gay or bi-sexual] Look at it this way, I’ve always tried to dress well. I’ve had some success in life. I’ve enjoyed my success and I
include in that success some relationships with very special women. If someone wants to say I’m gay, what can I do? I think it’s probably said about every
man who’s been known to do well with women. I don’t let that sort of thing bother me. What matters to me is that I know who I am.”

“[In 1986 on what he finds attractive in a woman] A lack of artifice. I don’t like a lot of make-up or a lot of perfume. If someone wears a lot of make-up, it shows me they’re not happy with their features–it shows their insecurity.”

“I have no rapport with the new idols of the screen, and that includes Marlon Brando and his style of Method acting. It certainly includes Montgomery Clift
and that God-awful James Dean. Some producer should cast all three of them in the same movie and let them duke it out. When they’ve finished each other off,
James Stewart, Spencer Tracy and I will return and start making real movies again like we used to.”

“When a young fellow like Louis Jourdan moves in on your field, you take stock of your assets and liabilities. It make you nervous.”

“Hollywood is very much like a streetcar. Once a new star is made and comes aboard, an old one is edged out of the rear exit. There’s room for only so many
and no more.”

“[on aging] When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are.”

“[on Ingrid Bergman] She wears no make-up and has big feet and peasant hips, yet women envy her ability to be herself.”

“[on Marilyn Monroe, his co-star in Monkey Business (1952)] She seemed very shy, and I remember that when the studio workers would whistle at her, it seemed
to embarrass her.”

“Let me call it “coming on straight”. It’s easy to hide behind characters and roles. I think it’s much tougher to be yourself.”

“I let people think or say whatever they want to. There have been all sorts of things written about me. It’s an occupational hazard. But I don’t particularly
care. I live inside me. I can’t control anyone’s thoughts. I have enough trouble controlling my own.”

“[on stories of his being penurious] I’m sure I have that reputation because I don’t gamble or go to nightclubs or give huge parties, and because I don’t
believe in giving gifts at Christmas. I give presents when I feel like it.”

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