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.

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. John Lennon

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

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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