90+ Kevin Costner Quotes That Will Make You Believe In Yourself

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Kevin Costner quotes that will make you believe in yourself. There are so many Kevin Costner 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 Kevin Costner quotes exists just do that.

Kevin Costner is a very famous actor, producer, director, and also a musician. Kevin Costner has earned a lot of awards, and these include three Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and also, one Primetime Emmy Award.

Kevin Costner had started his acting career with Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.. After some small supporting parts, and Kevin Costner had risen to fame with his portrayal of Eliot Ness in The Untouchables. This had been followed by a very successful period in Kevin Costner’s career with roles in Field of Dreams (1989), Bull Durham (1988), JFK (1991), Dances with Wolves (1990), The Bodyguard (1992), A Perfect World (1993) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). In the year, 1995, Kevin Costner had starred in and also co-produced Waterworld. Kevin Costner’s directorial feature called, The Postman had been a disappointment. Kevin Costner had starred in For Love of the Game (1999), Message in a Bottle (1999), 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001), Thirteen Days (2000), Rumor Has It (2005), Dragonfly (2002), Mr. Brooks (2007), The Guardian (2006), McFarland, USA (2015), 3 Days to Kill (2014), Criminal (2016) and also, Draft Day (2014).

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“Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them.”

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“Failure doesn’t kill you… it increases your desire to make something happen.”

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“My whole life has been instinctual for me. I wouldn’t do well in the computer world.”

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“Broken people say awful things and do incredibly absurd things.”

Kevin Costner quotes “I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”

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“I think if you want to make a good sports movie, you’ve got to cut down on the sports. You have to make it about people. You can’t try to impress people with your knowledge and the X and O’s and all the details and the technicalities.”

“Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they’ve stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.”

“Here’s the thing – the accent is cool. It’s like a girl with big breasts – they get your attention first.”

“You have to decide if you’re going to wilt like a daisy or if you’re just going to go forward and live the life that you’ve been granted.”

“I like being around people that mean what they say.”

“I have instinctually thought I could do things in my life, and I followed that up by sometimes putting everything I have at risk – my money, my house – to make a movie.”

“I’m a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life – people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a ‘reality.’”

“What is it you want? That’s a question that we all get posed sometimes internally and sometimes externally.”

“When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.”

“It’s never bothered me to work hard. I’ve probably worked on some of the longest schedules in movie history.”

“I believe in the soul … the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curveball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”

“Sometimes it takes a partner to say, “What is it you want?” because I think we operate in life and sometimes we don’t know. We’re all in some kind of maze going after the cheese at the end, and we get it and we go, “What is it that we want?””

“I had a difficult time hearing my own inner voice about what I wanted to be in this life, because there were all these perfect examples of what a man actually does. The notion is that he goes to college, gets married and provides. That’s what a man does.”

“It’s such a cool thing in life to get what it is you want. Most of the time we don’t, but occasionally we do.”

“We all have to have our north star that we fix on and go to, but life is so much about the things that bump into you.”

“We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.”

“I wouldn’t do the movie unless I thought it had a chance to be good.”

“If you’re willing to tell somebody that you love them, are you also willing to say you’re sorry? You need to, even when you think you’re in the right.”

“I like American history.”

“I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics.”

“I’m in a position where whatever I do, I can get my head handed to me. I’m in a position to fail because there is a whole group of people out there who want me to fail. It’s a weird vibe.”

“It’s nice to be wanted. That’s a really good feeling. I’m not immune to it.”

“Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.”

“I’ve been evolving in my stunt career Stunts have always had their place, and I have to measure them now. I’ve done things where, if I make a mistake, I could die. You really need to look at each thing. That usually is a mechanical failure. So, I have gone from doing everything, to listening and saying, “Maybe I shouldn’t do this.””

“I’ve never changed my approach to acting. I’ve always felt like I’ve gotten better. I think that all of us can get better. I feel like, in my acting, I’m better than I was three pictures ago. I think about it. I’m a slow study. It takes me a long time to grasp the material, in order to perform it. But when I come to the set, on the first day, I know the whole movie. That’s why I have to start early.”

“Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they’ve stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments. —
Interview with David Giammarco, Cigar Aficionado Magazine, Nov/Dec 2000.

“I’m happy about the things I’ve done. Not always happy about the results, but happy about the decisions, because I made them myself. And I think that’s an
important way to go through life. — Interview with David Giammarco, Cigar Aficionado Magazine, Nov/Dec. 2000.

“[on Dances with Wolves (1990)] “This is a bonding film for all. You could put it anywhere in history–the Berlin Wall, Kuwait”.

“My first introduction to English football was in 1990 when I was over here making Robin Hood and I got invited to an Arsenal game. Having watched sports all
my life in America, there was no comparison in terms of the emotion that was in the stadium that day. And I really never forgot it. – on being an Arsenal
fan.”

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“I’m really aware of my disappointments, what movies I didn’t like when I was done. I’m not so sure they line up with public or critical disappointments. But
if I have to reduce my life to the box office, I can see what the up-and-down thing is. Popularity now is cultural achievement. If you can be popular, you
actually can make a living out of being popular. It’s not my way. Other actors might have made “Bull Durham 2″,”Tin Cup 2″,”Dances 2” and “Bodyguard 2″. But
I don’t think repeating yourself is very good.”

“[on gaining weight for The Upside of Anger (2005)] I put on 20 pounds for the film. I drank whole milk with sugar, bananas and ice cream. And chocolate and
cookies.”

“[on going bald] I’m not into plugs, rugs or drugs to correct this problem and would rather just shave it off.”

“I registered as a Republican when I was twenty-one. My parents were Republicans. But as I’ve gotten older I’ve questioned my whole conservative background… I think you should be fair about how you treat people.”

“[on the Iraq war] I don’t want to turn my back on that [Bush] family. They’ve been gracious to me. We’re supposed to evolve from frontier justice. I think
that the old west mythology is a good thing to have in your spine. But it shouldn’t operate your brain. It’s nice to know that you are willing to fight, but
it’s good to know how smart you are about not fighting.”

“The fact that I was 5 foot 2 as a sophomore didn’t help. I’m 6 foot 1 now but still relate to those feelings. I didn’t date in high school and didn’t get my
growth until college. I never got over being short.”

“[on Death of a President (2006)] It’s awfully hard if you’re his children, his wife, his mother, his dad; there’s a certain thing we can’t lose as human
beings, which is empathy for maybe the hardest job in the world. Whether we think it’s being performed right or not we can’t, like, wish… or think that’s
even cute.”

“I don’t mind Hollywood. After all, I don’t make movies that are like avant garde or not understandable. I just like to make a mainstream movie with all the
edges that existed in the writing and I don’t like to see it flattened out in order to cater to audiences. I don’t really give a shit what people think about
my movie after watching it and giving it a test score, but I really care about what you think about it when you see it in its purity, because I don’t feel
like I’m going to lose you. I don’t feel like my movies are going to be for everyone because they’re not, because sometimes they’re more adult and that
eliminates kids.”

“I’m a hunter, I hunt but I think there should be gun laws. I think there should be a lot of gun laws. I don’t want to lose my shotgun but there’s a real good reason why I use my shotgun. It came from my grandpa. His cheek was on it. My dad’s cheek was on it and I go out and hunt with my dogs. My gun’s an heirloom to me and my son, one day, when I’m gone, is gonna know, “Your dad hunted with that.” But even though with the connection that I have to my gun, can I look at the NRA and say, “I think you’re out of line?”. I can say that.
I think you have to look at screenwriting as an art form because it’s not all that easy to do. Not all that many people can do it. So you have to go out and
find the material, or develop it from scratch, and I’m one of the handful or people who actually spends his own money on developing and producing projects I
like.”

“Everyone feels like they could have done things differently in life. But I’m happy about the things I’ve done. Not always happy about the results, but happy
about the decisions, because I made them myself. And I think that’s an important way to go through life. — Interview with David Giammarco, Cigar Aficionado
Magazine, Nov/Dec. 2000.”

“You know, the Kennedys have endured such a large amount of tabloidism over the last twenty years. But my feeling is that no matter what anybody thinks about
the Kennedys, in those thirteen days they were absolutely golden. And if other individuals had been in that position, I think the legacy we would have been
sharing in the year 2000 – instead of all the bright lights and parties when we hit the Millennium – would be 150 million people dead. It would make the
Vietnam War pale in comparison. And if other men had been in power, they would have swallowed hook, line and sinker the recommendations of the military. —
Interview with David Giammarco, Cigar Aficionado Magazine, Nov/Dec. 2000.”

“I can’t say I really see much difference between my son and daughters except that my girls will occasionally make me a sandwich and my son won’t.”

“I don’t prefer to be known as a conservative. I’m not a Republican. I basically was raised in a house that was a Republican house. My politics came out my
kitchen table, listening to my parents. I thought the people that protested against the Vietnam war were unpatriotic because my brother was fighting over in
Vietnam. I was only 14 years old. As I got time and distance I realized it was just a difference of opinion and their opinion wasn’t necessarily wrong. As a
person evolves they begin to have their own voice and their own way of thinking. I wasn’t ahead of my time.”

“You know, Waterworld (1995) could probably be re-released based on my travelling around the world, and could make a lot of money again, because it’s a lot of people’s favorite movie. That’s not bullshit. That’s real. It’s a movie that people talk to me about around the world. There’ll be a moment in time when
people will maybe see what really happened with Waterworld, and maybe take a more thoughtful look at it and maybe see the heroism of everything. I know
forensically everything about that movie, what happened. I know all of it and I’ve never seen anybody really get it right. But that’s okay. I wouldn’t write
the book. But if somebody wrote a book, I would know if they got it right. It’s an amazing movie. I’m proud of this movie for a variety of reasons. I like my
performance in it. I thought that Kevin Reynolds has a great vision and some of the scenes he did are scenes that are really unforgettable. It’s a flawed
movie and almost every movie I’ve ever worked on is a flawed movie. I think it’s a movie that really stands, myself.”

“I’ve always known what a good movie is. I’ve not often known what a hit is. I think The War (1994) is a good movie, but it’s not a hit. I think A Perfect
World (1993) is a good movie, but it’s not a hit. And so what should I have done? Should I have turned my back on those movies? I can’t do that, I just
can’t. If I can be in a good movie, then I can feel okay about it. I can feel okay about The Upside of Anger (2005), I can feel good about Open Range (2003),
I can feel good about Mr. Brooks (2007). Is it a hit? It’s not a hit, but it will make money. Am I proud of it? I am proud of it. No Way Out (1987) was a
movie that was in turnaround. It was not going to be made. Bull Durham (1988) was not going to be made. We went to every studio twice. So when people want to
look at my career in retrospect and go, “Hit, hit, those movies were hits…” Well those movies weren’t going to be hits unless we forced them onto the
screen.”

“I had to make a big decision to become an actor, and when you decide to become an actor, there’s a huge amount of doubt about what it means to those around
you. Stuff like “How’s he going to do that?” and “What makes him think he can do that?”. But I think doubt is not a bad thing to have, because it means you
keep asking yourself questions. And if you’re going to ask yourself questions, you have to come out swinging harder. You push harder. And everything that’s
happened to me in acting has been a fundamental of work and being associated with really good people. [2009]”

“[on press criticism of him in the mid-1990s] I saw what was happening. I knew why. It was like the planets had lined up for me. I had gotten a divorce and
maybe people thought that that was because my head was too big or something with all the success. That simply wasn’t what it was. If I was going to go crazy,
I’d have gone crazy with the first hit, the second hit, the third, the fourth. It was much more complicated than that. It wasn’t about fame. It wasn’t about
that at all. And I think maybe people were disappointed because they had seen me have a life. Was I the last hope for men and women? “If they can’t make it,
no-one can!” But we never projected ourselves in the press as a perfect couple. I didn’t want that mantle, but when people project it on you and see it all
dissolve….You see it. I don’t know if people beg for it and then they can’t get rid of it. I don’t know what it is. I didn’t court it. I never courted the
press on any level except to promote a movie. You never saw me do press outside the lines of a movie. Twice in my career – and people don’t know this – I
took a year off. If you look at my filmography, I probably have fewer movies than anybody else in my category. If you did the math on movies, I think you’d
be shocked that mine might be a third of what other people do.”

“[on A Perfect World (1993)] I read it; I thought that the writer….the muse was working perfectly on his shoulder. I was really happy to be in that movie
and play that character and say those words. I learned a lot from Clint and Clint was able to understand that I had some stuff to do, playing a very flawed
character.”

“My movies are isolated. They all sit by themselves a little bit. I don’t have three movies coming along behind each other just in case one of them doesn’t
work. I haven’t tried to manipulate my career. I wouldn’t really know how to do that. That doesn’t seem very heroic to me! Meaning it feels kinda chicken.
That’s kinda chickenshit.”

“[at Whitney Houston’s funeral] I urge us all, inside and outside, across the nation and around the world, to dry our tears, suspend our sorrow and perhaps our anger just long enough, just long enough to remember the sweet miracle of Whitney.”

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“[on playing dress-up] I’m not a guy who likes Halloween. So I’m a little at odds with what I’ve chosen to do with my life. I never liked going to a party
dressed as a pirate because when you get past that initial “Ooh, you’re a pirate!”, you feel a little silly for threat of the party. Putting on the guns,
letting the beard go and getting a pipe? That is fun. You look at everybody and wink and say, “Man, I have one of the great jobs in the world.”.”

“The opening weekend is a hard one for me. Especially when you take a lot of time with a movie. I don’t know how it is with other people’s movies. It’s like,
you don’t know how other people make love because you’ve only made love yourself and so unless you’ve watched them, how do you know if you’re doing it right?
I know how I try to make a movie; I know how I lose sleep over it; I know how I deliberate for hours over the difference between saying ‘She went over there’
or saying ‘She’s gone’. And people will ask say, “What’s the difference, Kevin?” Well, it’s a big difference to me, to find that exactly right line. And when
you work hard on things like that, it’s frustrating to me that a movie can be dismissed so easily. These movies for me are like the same kind of pictures my
Mom put up on the refrigerator. I’m really proud of them and if they get dismissed, and even though you’re not eight years old anymore, it hurts.”

“[on funding Black or White (2014) himself] Mike Binder sent me Black or White, and it reminded me of everything that I like about screenplays. It was very similar to Field of Dreams (1989), it was very similar to Silverado (1985) – it was quality, just quality writing. To me, it’s the same movie as Dances with
Wolves (1990). I think it’s a powerful movie, I think it’s very commercial. I think it smells like everything that studios want, which is money – and that’s
not bad. I don’t think artistic and financial things are mutually exclusive. I couldn’t get anybody to see what I saw in it. I literally walked into my own
den and looked at my wife and said, ‘I think I’m gonna pay for this movie’, and she said ‘Really?’ and then she said ‘If you think that’s what you should do,
then that’s what you should do’. And I do feel that it’s a movie to be seen, and a movie to be talked about – without trying. It doesn’t preach, but it’s
quite humorous and ultimately very poignant. The studios are making the kinds of movies they want to make. They understand their business, but I have to
equally understand my business of what I choose to do, and this has as much value as anything that I could imagine doing. I couldn’t minimize it, and I
wouldn’t allow it to be minimized. The studios didn’t fail; I would have failed if I didn’t toughen up and just figure out how to do it. I think it would’ve
been a sad thing if people didn’t get to see this movie. That’s how much I actually believed in it.”

“There’s so much about The Postman (1997) that I love. I probably made a mistake with Postman: I should’ve started it with, “Once upon a time,” because it’s a modern-day fairytale. It wraps itself up with a storybook ending with the statue. I liked it very much.”

“Every year, I mark off two weeks in June for Omaha. People ask me why. It’s for the College World Series. I like to attend if Cal State Fullerton makes it.
It’s one of the best sporting events in the country. I highly recommend everyone to attend it at least once in their lifetime.”

“It would take a lot for me to vote for a Republican these days. My views don’t line up with what they believe. I believe in civil rights, gun control,
protecting the environment, affordable education, not fighting in all these wars, fair taxation and the Republicans take stances opposite of my views on
almost all those issues.”

“I grew up in Orange County, a very Republican area at the time. My parents were Republicans. I participated in Young Republicans in college. I voted for
Reagan and Bush Sr. However, I looked more and more at my own beliefs and they just didn’t line up with Republican ideology. I changed my affiliation to
independent after I voted for Bill Clinton in 1992. These days, I would call myself a moderate Democrat, but I’m still registered as an independent.”

“[on what makes a great western] Most westerns are not good. They understand the black hat and the white hat, but they don’t get the dilemmas people moving
across the country faced. A really good western creates a level of drama that’s so random and absolute that, in the dark, you measure yourself against the
women who survived out there and think, Would I have made it?”

“(On Platoon (1986)) The one role that I regret refusing. My brother Dan was a Marine in Vietnam and had a problem with Vietnam movies that show vets as
wigged-out guys. He’s very proud that he came back, went to college and has a family. In fact, Platoon was real and right. But my consciousness was with my
brother.”

“Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they’ve stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.”

“When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.”

“Failure doesn’t kill you… it increases your desire to make something happen.”

“Broken people say awful things and do incredibly absurd things.”

“You have to decide if you’re going to wilt like a daisy or if you’re just going to go forward and live the life that you’ve been granted.”

“I’m a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life – people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a ‘reality.'”

“I haven’t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them.”

“Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them.”

“I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”

“If you don’t understand your limitations you won’t achieve much in your life.”

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“I believe in the soul … the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curveball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”

“Conventional wisdom can get us into so much trouble, especially as artists.”

“You’re just as good, and if you work harder, you can be better and you can be more than you think you can.”

“I feel like I’ve been able to live a dream life, but my view of things is absolutely inside behavior about how I behave and how I count on other people behaving.”

“Sometimes we worry about the things that you know that matter the least and don’t focus on the things that matter the most.”

“A good idea is something like an emotion, you just can’t keep it in.”

“There’s nothing more noble than a father and mother making an opportunity for their child, knowing that their life is gonna be hard. There’s something incredibly heroic about that.”

“True movies will never be measured by how much they make – they’ll be measured by how they make you feel.”

“I like being around people that mean what they say.”

“We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.”

“I’m a ‘what if’ person. I have always felt that failure was a completely underrated experience. I have taken blows. I have had high moments. But I don’t think the blows have ever hardened me. My enthusiasms are still big.”

“It’s such a cool thing in life to get what it is you want. Most of the time we don’t, but occasionally we do.”

“I dream of big things. I work for the small things. If you’re going to dream, you might as well dream big. A lot of that came from my mother. She was adamant about the work ethic—about how you can’t just dream things.”

“It sounds vain, but I could probably make a difference for almost everyone I ever met if I chose to involve myself with them either professionally or personally.”

“I’ve never had that fear of going against the grain.”

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