George Clooney Quotes

Never get behind old people. Their bodies are littered with hidden metal and they never seem to appreciate how little time they have left

I get asked a lot about getting into politics. I say 'Take a look at politics. You tell me what seems appealing about that.'

I don't go on that many dates because the truth is anytime you go out in public with a girl when you're well-known there are pictures of you everywhere and it's like you're a thing.

It's fun to slap people around.

If you think back the Academy was doing a better job. Think about how many more African Americans were nominated.We need to get better at this. We used to be better at it.

I rarely tell anybody what they should be doing with their life.

I'm interested in making films that ask questions and don't particularly provide answers.

I had my Aunt Rosie who was famous and then not so I got a lesson in fame early on. And I understood how little it has to do with you. And also how you could use it.

I had to stop going to auditions thinking 'Oh I hope they like me.' I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem.

Is Art worth dying for? Well I don't know a single inanimate object that's worth dying for.

Art takes different forms... But it represents something that is basic in all of us-our history.

I don't know if winning at any cost is wrong or not. There are times I've thought that the end justified the means.

Who would name their kid Jack with the last words 'off' at the end of the last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up.

I know love at first sight can work. It happened to my parents.

It is rather astonishing that the United States does not play ball with the ICC considering our country was the beacon of the idea of an international criminal court.

I don't care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association. He deserves whatever anyone says about him.

If people see me having dinner with a beautiful woman they immediately believe that I'm having a love affair with her. Of course that's rubbish. I'm not a playboy!

I'm certainly the last person to give advice on well anything.

The first thing that I learned - and I understood it at a really young age - was that I could get a laugh. Really early. Because my mother and father are funny.

Directing is much more satisfying to me than acting.

My father ran for Congress in 2004 and I got a sense that there is no way to achieve much success without a certain amount of compromise.

Hollywood still makes things. We still export a couple billion dollars' worth of product overseas. Original new product. Some people might not agree that it's original or new but basically it is.

Anytime there's an actual grassroots movement that isn't funded by people trying to create a grassroots movement I find that interesting.

I'm a Method actor. I spent years training for the drinking and carousing I had to do in this film.

If you want to protect yourself as an actor always work with good people

I've always been an optimist.

I've been in relationships where I've felt terribly alone. Just because you're with someone it doesn't mean you're happy.

The last real movie stars were probably Redford and Newman. And things were different then. There wasn't this amazing amount of magazines and information about them.

America can't beat anyone anymore.

There's no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq.

The first question is something immediate -- and immediately we need humanitarian aid to be allowed into the Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

I've worked with Woody Allen twice and he was like "Whatever you want to change it's up to you. If you want to change the words make them your own.

Bush Sharon Blair and Rice are names that history will damn.

What you learn after you are 40 is that it is just about plugging up holes in the boat. You just hope you have enough corks to plug enough of the holes.

You get better as an actor over time if you're growing. Like singers.

Life's better with company. Everybody needs a co-pilot.

It's very easy for people to be critical of President Obama's first term but let's face it he didn't exactly inherit the country in the best shape.

I'm not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing.

I'm a liberal. I'm confused when that became a bad word...

One of my favorite films is 'Big Fish ' which I think is a masterpiece.

I just found out about 10 days ago that I must live 300 or 400 yards from Britney Spears... so now I have to move.

The problem is we elected a manager and we need a leader. Let's face it: Bush is just dim.

Let's face it: Bush is just dim.

I was in a bar and I said to a friend 'You know we've become those 40-year-old guys we used to look at and say 'Isn't it sad?'

I love my grey hair and wrinkles. I love the fact that my face has more of an edge and more character than it did when I was in my twenties and thirties. No Botox for me.

I do happen to have a good life... But I also like to work. I feel like I got the brass ring and I got very lucky in this.

If you're in the room you've grabbed the brass ring. You are all winners.

I didn't have time. I was too busy breaking up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's marriage. (on rumours he was responsible for Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt's break-up)

Anyone would be lying if they said they didn't get lonely at times.

I'm always sort of optimistic about how good we are as a country at fixing ourselves.

The directors are always sharp. It's true.

I'm not smart enough and I don't know enough about what's going on.

Yes I slouch. My mother tells me that.

Im like my mother I stereotype. Its faster.

The best lesson my mom taught me was how to be scrappy.

I watch 'Batman & Robin' from time to time. It's the worst movie I ever made so it's a good lesson in humility.

I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part

Most of the time I'm working in places I'm not familiar with. Sometimes it's Slovakia and sometimes it's Hawaii. Not to bash on Slovakia but I really did enjoy Hawaii.

Honestly as you can imagine it really isn't all that fun directing yourself running back and forth to the monitors to see if you're terrible or not.

Things hurt me now. My knees hurt my back hurts. But your head still thinks it's twenty-three.

I resolve not to drink liquids before donning the Bat-suit.

So far I've done two films that have basically been about television because I know that world.

My parents were disappointed I didn't finish college and they were really upset when I went to Hollywood to become an actor. I was a big disappointment to them.

You can't legislate good taste.

I don't mind what they say as long as they're not being mean.

I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because it's better than the other option which is being dead. So I'll take getting older.

But I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because it's better than the other option which is being dead. So I'll take getting older.

When you first start out as an actor you're just looking for a good part. As time goes on if you're being held responsible for the movies themselves you're looking for a good script all around.

I grew up in the world of bad television on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.

I don't believe in happy endings but I do believe in happy travels because ultimately you die at a very young age or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing life.

We're picking on people we can beat.

My life isn't focused on results. My life is really focused on the process of doing all the things I'm doing from work to relationships to friendships to charitable work.

My grandparents back in Kentucky owned a tobacco farm. So to make money in the summer we could cut and chop and top and house and strip the tobacco.

There's a coffin in the back of the church as the wedding is going on ... Look I'm a romantic. I like marriage...In the movies.

Newsman are the ones who - without them we don't have a civil rights movement we don't have a women's movement we don't have a Vietnam movement.

Peace is a fulltime job. It's protecting civilians overseeing elections and disarming ex-combatants. Peace like war must be waged.

I want to be the George Clooney of music.

I don't know of an actor that the Coen brothers would come to and say "Hey I've got a movie for you to be in if you want to do it " that would say "No." That's the truth.

If you don't drink coffee I am suspicious of your character and will not invite you to my Italian lake home.

Growing up during the Cold War period I always found that although we always thought that the world would end in some sort of nuclear holocaust at some point everybody was pretty hopeful.

It is not lost on me that I'm spending my honeymoon at Comic Con.

It's not ideal to have three films coming out at once

I enjoy living in a nice house and having a nice life. So I do two or three commercials overseas a year to sort of fill in because they pay pretty well.

Republicans are good at standing by their candidate.

The owner of a local cannabis café told reporters George Clooney was no stranger there.

Getting older is not something that you're not much concerned with.

It's hard to find actors that don't feel contemporary when you put them in a period piece.

Most of the films I've done haven't done particularly well. I'm surprised I'm continuing to work.

Directors are the captains of the ship and it's your job as the lead actor to make sure that the rest of the cast understand that by doing whatever he says.

I've had some success at writing and directing and I like it. It's infinitely more creative than just acting and I have things I want to say and do.

The truth of the matter is the real story are the people who rise above all of this incredible cruelty. Otherwise that cruelty wins.

I've been my most happy and my most unhappy in relationships. I have family and friends and people I care very much about. I've got a really really really good life.

Even the idea of a fart makes me laugh. Saying the word 'fart' makes me laugh. I have iFart on my phone. I have remote whoopee cushions. Farts. To me there's nothing funnier.

My little animal secrets must remain my little animal secrets. How I do my nails that is really my business.

Venice is the prettiest city I've ever seen. It looks like a Disneyland ride.

Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women I've done too many drugs and I've been to too many parties.

I enjoy going on motorcycle trips and stopping in small towns and enjoying drinks with the locals.

The government itself is running exactly like the Sopranos and they sit back and they make deals. And they say okay 'I'm going do this: France you're getting the pipelines.'

Whatever you do don't wake up at 65 years old and think about what you should have done with your life.

I don't believe in happy endings but I believe in happy journeys.

I would vote for Johnny Depp. We could use a president that could swashbuckle.

I enjoy directing. I don't know whether it's improving or not but it's certainly evolving in different directions.

I can't give you 150 takes. I can't even give you 30 different ways of doing it! I don't have the talent or the range for it.

Directing is really exciting. In the end it's more fun to be the painter than the paint.

The secret of directing is working with really good people.

'Ides of March' I did for scale - scale as a director scale as an actor scale as a writer.

If you try desperately to hang on to something that used to be a success for you it's going to go away. You have to change.

I grew up in a family of storytellers but Google has destroyed us because you can fact-check everything. We'd always like the stories to be a little better than they were.

People know everything about everybody now.

I'm not completely against khakis. It's just the level that you have to wear them. The higher you pull them then more excruciating it is.

Without question I wake every night five times.

Even other movies I wasn't involved with I'd watch them edit 'cause I really enjoy watching them go through their process. It's a very economical educational process.

In the United States 95% of the people who win elections have the most money. That's it. So money is a big part of elections. But that happens all the time.

I probably wouldn't be a good spokesman for an electric car because I'll still get on a private jet and one flight on a private jet undoes all my electric-car good deeds.

I didn't enjoy working with Bill [Murray]. We fought a lot... but I've let go of some of the anger and we seem to get along fine now.

Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart.

The funniest thing is that all the things every director goes through I thought I could shortcut but there was no getting around those issues.

I don't tweet I don't go on Facebook. I think there's too much information about all of us out there. I'm liking the idea of privacy more and more.

If you're famous I don't - for the life of me - I don't understand why any famous person would ever be on Twitter.

The only failure is not to try.

When you first start out you are just happy to get a job any job. And as time goes on either you move forward or screech to a halt.

Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes.

I'm the flavor of the month.

You learn from the mistakes you make and from the mistakes other people make. The truth is you don't learn from success; you learn from failure.

I use my film-making to work through my deep questions and my deep problems. I think I could watch each film and tell you exactly which part of my psyche I'm trying to work out.

There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on.

I'm the least metrosexual cat you've ever met. I've never had my fingernails or toenails done and I've cut my own hair longer than other people have cut my hair.

After doing One Fine Day and playing a pediatrician on ER I'll never have kids. I'm going to have a vasectomy.

I think it's the most responsible thing you can do to have kids. It's not something to be taken lightly. I don't have that gene that people have to replicate.

Both of my grandparents died of lung cancer. So I got quite a lesson in the payback later in life of smoking and if you keep it up how bad it can be.

I was watching 'Up In The Air' and I thought 'Jesus who's the old gray-haired guy?' And it was me. I never wear makeup for movies and now it's starting to show.

The rehearsal process in general is about trusting one another.

I find that as you get older you start to simplify things in general.

I think there are a lot of great journalists out there. I don't find much fault in the journalist in general; I think everybody would like to break a good story.

It's possible for me to make a bad movie out of a good script but I can't make a good movie from a bad script.

Shutting down the government is not how you make government work.

I know what my limitations are as an actor but my strength is putting myself into a well-written part. When I get in trouble is when I have to fix it or when I have to carry it on personality.

Having 'Oscar winner' on your tombstone is a great thing.

Oceans is about glamour. I can't go looking like a slob can I?

I go on YouTube when somebody says to look something up.

I was very lucky to get well known much later in life. You need to have flopped quite a few times to get a sense of how little any of it has to do with you.

Over the years over the history of our country liberals have stood on many of the right sides of the issues.

If you're going to do a romantic comedy it was about housing it in something that we haven't seen before.

You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark and I'm there now.

The hardest thing is trying not to correct everything on the Internet. It'd be night and day - wrong wrong wrong wrong. So you just have to say All right I'll take it bring it on.

I doubt anybody gets taken seriously for very long. I'll be on some reality show in about six years going Hey I had a great year in 2006.

You never really learn much from hearing yourself talk.

You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.

An acting career usually has about a shelf life of ten years before people get sick of seeing you. It's a good thing to have a job to fall back on and I really do enjoy directing.

I think people in Italy live their lives better than we do. It's an older country and they've learned to celebrate dinner and lunch whereas we sort of eat as quickly as we can to get through it.

I find politics in almost every country I go to be incredibly different and incredibly similar and I'm never surprised by anything.

It's incredibly unfair. You don't see a lot of 60-year-old women with 20-year-old men onscreen.

You make a lot of films do you? You make a lot of films yourself? Yeah I'd like to see you make a film first before you get to talk about it. What a jerk.

Everyone makes moral choices that better themselves and hurt someone else along the way - and whether or not the means justify the ends. And that to me is universal.

I've been lucky enough to do a few films that will last longer than an opening weekend and those films are the ones I'm proud of.

I have a real interest in pushing some of the limits of things that studios don't want to make.

Stage actors look down on movie actors movie actors look down on TV actors and TV actors look down on... mass murderers...

Ninety percent of films are pretty mediocre but they have a built-in audience and open on 3 000 screens.

It's not about an opening weekend. It's about a career building a set of films you're proud of. Period.

I'm not quite sure what the santicity of marriage is.

I did a lot of terrible TV shows and was really terrible in them and I've done terrible films I was terrible in but nobody really noticed.

For me the definition of a patriot is someone who is willing to constantly question the government; that's what separates us from other countries.

I don't like to share my personal life... it wouldn't be personal if I shared it.

On an awards-show day I can play basketball go in take a shower and put on a tux - it takes me three minutes to put on a tux - and be out the door in 15 minutes.

I don't think that Hollywood will have much to do with changing politics. Hollywood usually reflects things.

I'm really white trash.

The simple truth is that everyone has an opinion everyone has the right to voice it and they should if they want to.

If I had been with all the women that I was said to have been with I wouldn't have had the time to shoot a single movie!

I'm not out trying to prove anything. I'm sort of finished with that so I get to play in other sandboxes and try and figure out what I like and I'm interested in.

I had a Tesla. I was one of the first cats with a Tesla. But I'm telling you I've been on the side of the road a while in that thing.