James Garner

James Garner

Biography

Author Profession: US Activist
Born: April 07, 1928
Died: July 19, 2014
Birth Sign: Aries

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I don't take success very well, because I know it's fleeting. And the next day, it can all fall apart. I know that, too. So I don't get too high, and I don't get too low. You get through the world a lot easier that way.

My goal has always been longevity. Not fame and fortune, just get a job and keep it.

Everybody wants blockbusters. I like to see a few pictures now and then that have to do with people and have relationships, and that's what I want to do films about. I don't want to see these sci-fi movies, and I don't want to do one of those. I don't understand it.

I never wanted to be an actor. I got stuck in it and kind of liked what I was doing.

When I started working, I didn't have a clue what I was doing, in that I was just wandering around, hoping that I could succeed. Then after I got a little under my belt, it took me about 25 years to feel like I knew what I was doing.

What was I qualified to do to make a living? Nothing. You don't need qualifications as an actor or a politician. And I didn't want to be a politician.

You can never have too many friends.

There's a lot of room for error with a wound in the rear. It's a wide target.

Ronald Reagan wasn't qualified to be governor, let alone president.

I saw my wife at a pool, flipped over her, and 14 days later we were married.

I've had to work hard at that easy-going manner you see on screen.

People who don't know me think I'm easy-going, but I'm a pessimist by nature and an old curmudgeon.

When I'm pushed, I shove.

Acting is just common sense. It isn't hard if you put yourself aside and just do what the writer wrote.

An hour series is a killer. It's hard on you physically.

Even my stuntman is old.

I spent most of my time playing pool instead of studying.

I think my attitude has always been to put food on the table.

I think people like to see a little larceny in their heroes.

I was a Depression kid, growing up in Oklahoma.

If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. Matt Damon

When I look around the world, I don't see too many damsels in distress. If they're a damsel in distress, they're manipulating some guy to help them. Sigourney Weaver

I always loved acting and improv and sketch comedy and theater, which I did at a local youth theater. Emma Stone age

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