Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon


Author Profession: US actor
Born: February 08, 1925
Died: June 27, 2001
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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Jack Lemmon quotes

If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.

It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

I have lost someone I loved as a brother, as a closest friend, and a remarkable human being. We have also lost one of the best damn actors we'll ever see.

If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience.

Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.

Stay humble. Always answer your phone - no matter who else is in the car.

When I'm reading material, if I'm a little bit afraid of a part and I'm willing to admit that to myself, then I'll do it, definitely. If I'm worried about being able to do it, to get it - I absolutely just love it.

I won't quit until I get run over by a truck, a producer or a critic.

I'd rather make the cut in the Crosby than win another Oscar.

Nobody deserves this much money - certainly not an actor.

I would rather play Hamlet with no rehearsal than TV golf.

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