Burt Reynolds Quotes


If I want to be up for an Academy Award I'm either going to have to play a tour de force of some kind or have a tracheotomy just before the nominations.

I can tell a young person where the mines are but he's probably going to step on them anyway.

The best way not to fail again is to be absolutely positive that when you do it this time you're going to do it right.

There are no awards in Hollywood for being an idiot.

The more the art dominated my life and my house the more the house became a home.

My acting is a bit like basketball. Most females in my films come off very well. I give great assist. And if I'm lucky I even score.

Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done.

Trans Am sales went up 70 percent after Smokey and the Bandit and I was promised a free car every year for life by the Pontiac president.

I can sing as well as Fred Astaire can act.

I love Stroker Ace. I love the whole team. Jim Nabors really stole the show and Ned Beatty well I've made more of my movies with Ned Beatty than anybody else.

When an actor marries an actress they both fight for the mirror.

The audience will always forgive you for being wrong and exciting but never for being right and dull.

I've always gotten along well with Texans. You've got to.

Women are my drugs and alcohol. When I'm involved with one woman I'm involved with one woman. Period. But between romances I am carnivorous.

I'm paying the third highest alimony and child support in the world. And the only two ahead of me are sheiks.

It was a bit of a lark when I agreed to do [Smokey and the Bandit] and I knew we'd have fun if we could get Jackie Gleason.

My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes because nobody can leave.

Money doesn't buy happiness. It buys great hookers - but not happiness.

I'm really much more like Phil Potter from [the 1979 film] Starting Over. People do think I'm the Bandit [from Smokey and the Bandit ] and I'm a lot more serious than that.

Smokey and the Bandit was the first picture [Hal Needham ] directed and I knew he could handle it. I had just directed Gator and he saw my style and used that as a pattern.

The moment you grab someone by the lapels you're lost.

You're not a man until your father says you're a man.

Jay Leno is wonderful and a good friend but it will always be the Carson show to a lot of people.

If you hold on to things long enough they get back into style...like me.

A fan is a fan is a friend no matter what current he/she/it operates on AC or DC. Thanks for being one of mine.

You get to a certain age where you know you can't go over the wall but I'll never get to the age where I can't go through it.

If you hang onto something long enough it will come back in style.. Like ME.

All of the younger actors keep coming up to me and asking me where all of the land mines are because they know I've stepped on them all.

I regret that I do not have the dignity of Ricardo Montalban the class of Dean Martin or the humor of Bill Cosby. I DO have the heart of a lion.

All you really have in the end are your stories.

Florida is a very healing place.

Sometimes you have to lose yourself 'fore you can find anything.

There are three stages of an actor's career. Young old and "You look good".

I had an Indian Scout motorcycle during high school but I never could take it to school. My dad would sneak out at night and pull the spark-plug wires.

The most important thing to remember is: to protect your quarterback - ME!

I'm terrified of marriage. I'm terrified of not doing something so important and at the same time I think you shouldn't rush into these things.

In football you can make it if you've got the 'I'm-going-to-get-up-off-the-ground-and-kick-your-ass' attitude.

Goldie [Hawn] is one of the sharpest ladies I've ever worked with. She doesn't miss a thing. She's my greatest audience. She laughs at all my stories and in the right places too.