President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.
If I'd had good discipline, I might have gone into music.
I just make the pictures and where they fall is where they fall. If somebody likes them, that's always nice. And if they don't like them, then too bad.
I was drafted during the Korean War.
I was drafted during the Korean War. None of us wanted to go... It was only a couple of years after World War II had ended. We said, 'Wait a second? Didn't we just get through with that?'
Drama usually has some sort of intense conflict.
Just try not to ingest a lot of fats, and just try to eat carefully.
The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie. They knew that in the old days, when women stars were equally as important as men.
You are always hoping that movie audiences are interested in characters and interested in story values rather than just mindless special effects. But you never know.
You have to feel confident. If you don't, then you're going to be hesitant and defensive, and there'll be a lot of things working against you.
This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
In school, I could hear the leaves rustle and go on a journey.
You make a movie, and if somebody reads something into it, then great, more power to him.
The country has come a long way in race relations, but the pendulum swings so far back. Everyone wants to be so sensitive.
Men must know their limitations.
The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.
If you think it's going to rain, it will.
My whole life has been one big improvisation.
It's a very confusing era that we're in.
Actors know what actors are insecure about -- and they're all insecure.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
What you put into life is what you get out of it.
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
I never sympathise with the accused unless there's a chance the accused is not guilty, but I certainly don't ever sympathise with the criminal.
I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it.
Whether you like it or not, you're forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don't fear death, I'm a fatalist. I believe when it's your time, that's it. It's the hand you're dealt.
Alfred Hitchcock once told me, when I was analyzing a lot of things about his pictures, 'Clint, you must remember, it's only a movie.'
I mean, I've always been a libertarian. Leave everybody alone. Let everybody else do what they want. Just stay out of everybody else's hair.
The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
Fate pulls you in different directions.
I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.
I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me. The horse is out of the barn... In past generations, people would try to play younger than they really are. My trick is, I don't try to play younger than I really am.
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.