John Travolta Quotes


I wouldn't trade my career with anybody's. I'd trade a few movies with Tom Hanks - 'Apollo 13 and 'Forrest Gump' - but other than that I love my career.

When I was 8 I got a little toy propeller plane: You could turn it on and the people disappeared from the little windows and stewardesses appeared and it ran along the ground.

Autism and seizures are the least known areas of illnesses.

There are two areas where you can't stop people misbehaving: eating and sex

If I'm androgynous I'd say I lean toward macho-androgynous.

It is about getting a sense of integrity about issues. That was was my enlightenment over it and knowing that I had a safe place to go to handle anything in life.

Never say anything unless you have to.

Let's share our abundance and make our country stronger.

You have to remember everything you've created. But then comes a moment when it's all automatic pilot where it all comes together and you don't have to think about it any more.

My son was autistic and he suffered from seizure disorder every 5 to 10 days. He would suffer a seizure that would last 45 seconds to a minute and sleep for 12 hours.

I rode many bikes and motorcycles. My brother was in an accident when he was a kid and my mom forbade us to use motorcycles.

Sports entertainment and aviation are three of the most exciting professions in the world; you are dealing with the same magnitude.

Well I enjoy my life. You know I think life is an art and that one has to live it as an art. That's your choice.

I have a dance background. I have an athletic background.

I've always had an innate ability to dance but I'm not as spiffy as those cinema legends like Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.

And now after all this time I finally figured out how to trap him... I will become him.

I don't think I'm very cool as a person. I'm just better than anyone else at acting cool.

Acting is a mix of luck and choice. I got lucky.

I played football in the ninth and 10th grade. I looked a lot like Joe Namath so I think my looks got me there more than my abilities.

Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors in return for sexual activity.

I have 12 paintings of Kaufman art. He is an amazing artist.

Most people forget that you have to create relationships. The allure of the first years settles down and at that moment you better start creating it; otherwise you're going to lose out.

There are unwanted emotions and pain that goes along with any birth.

To Americans religious freedom is sacred.

Scientology is one of the least homophobic religions. It's not very interested in the body at all.

It's the interviewee's job to know that his privacy is going to be invaded on some level. Otherwise you are better off not doing the interview.

I've ridden a bike since I was 18. It was the first transportation when I came to Hollywood because it was inexpensive and easy for me.

I had a bike the first time I moved to L.A. I had a Honda and I got around on that. But I'd never ridden Harleys.

If you are going into show business for money and power forget it! It won't happen. You don't go for that first.

I think what you have to do is have a box office success in every genre and then you're set for life. And fortunately I happened to do that so I get a myriad of offers of various sorts.

I think for sure 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'Pulp Fiction' were kind of bookends for - or the pillars of - my career.

You just activated a nuclear warhead my friend.

I try to balance independent films with commercial films and I've done a pretty good job of it over the years.

I was always a character actor basically that sometimes looks like a leading man.

I love being regarded as a sex symbol but I can't take it too seriously.

After nine or 10 years of being interviewed you start wanting to team up with the reporter and get the job done.

I believe in love and marriage but not necessarily with the same person

I don't believe in regrets; I believe your future is in your tomorrows.

Misdirection. What the eyes see and the ears hear the mind believes.

The good and wonderful thing about my whole career is that I've always felt that the audience if I do it well will track wherever I go whether it's President or a lawyer or bad guy or good.

I actually do like playing off-beat people. I think it's more fun.

At fifty you realize that you are no longer a kid. I ignored forty. It was like I was almost at middle age. Maybe it's the baby boomer thing. But undeniably I am a man. I have to accept [mortality].

I called my son Jett and I wanted to call my daughter Qantas but my wife wouldn't let me.

I learned early on that there are certain things you can control in the press and things you cannot.

Playing President Clinton (in Primary Colors) was risky and challenging. Some people thought Saturday Night Fever was risky because no one had danced in movies for years.

The promise of change doesn't always mean something changes.

I probably have some sort of chocolate five times a week. There's definitely a change it does to the chemistry of the body. It's my favorite feeling. I live for it.

I've always slightly regretted not taking up Chicago.

Every day my mother had tea. My dad has his ritual cigar. They had their evening cocktail. Those rituals were done nicely with flair and feeling.

I'm not big on sequels; I've done them but I like doing little things that have their own timelessness to them classic type things and then you go onto something new.

I've never had that concern of thinking of myself as stupid.

I don't recall the so-called devilish things I do. But there are considerable amounts.

He lives with his creativity in high gear.

Tom Cruise has-we all have-the right to practice how we feel...don't judge someone until they have tossed your salad.

It's hard to make a cultural phenomenon every time.

So you know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna do something really outrageous I'm gonna tell the truth.

A lot of actors never talk to other actors about how they're doing things or why. I think it's important to share the way you're thinking.

I was just thinking of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe and how young they were when they died. I would like to be a pop icon who survives. I would like to be a living icon.

Money and power come as a byproduct of things well done.

As you get older you have to force yourself to have new dreams.

You feel alive to the degree that you feel you can help others.

Dancing's part of my soul. I enjoy it it makes people happy and it makes me happy.

Oh yeah dancing's part of my soul. I enjoy it it makes people happy and it makes me happy.

I like to fly at least once a day.

I will direct one day but I have a feeling that it will be very limited.

When I was a very little boy I lived underneath the air pattern of LaGuardia airport in New York and I watched the planes fly to their destinations. I was in love with the design of these airplanes.

There's no rule that everyone has to change.

It's easier to be responsible for the decisions that you've made yourself than for the ones that other people have made for you.

Life is overwhelming. Life is not easy. Life is tough. And you need something that really works and helps you actually not promises to help you then fail.

Your life starts to take shape at 30. You don't have to make excuses for who you are anymore.

I was suited for fame and I mean that in the most non-egocentric way. I don't mind gearing my life towards privacy. It's my nature.

The women I liked when I was growing up as a little boy were Anita Ekberg Sophia Loren Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor because they had these curvaceous figures and they were erotic to me.

When all else fails fresh tactics!

I like talking about sex. Especially when I'm horny but even when I'm not.

My kids probably stay up too late. My wife goes to bed around 3 A.M. and I follow around 7 A.M. but it works.

I think aerobatic flying is athletic. I don't do aerobatic flying but I would put that in a category of a sport. I would put regular flying in the category of an art or machine-type thing.

I've always thought that as long as I did the right things and had the right intentions everything would fall into place.

I love fun movies that also have something to say. They tend to stay with me always.

The first thing I ever rode when I was a kid was a motorcycle so I knew how to drive a motorcycle before a car.

I'm willing to look my own nightmare on film but if it endangers my life then I'm willing to put my life before movies.

Good writing is good writing but that doesn't mean you can't orchestrate it or tweak it.

Having kids is something you can't always do. Kids are like lightning. You grab that lightning when you can get it.

You gotta learn to laugh it's the way to true love.

I don't mind gearing my life towards privacy. It's my nature.

I have to believe there's some other life force out there. I don't know in what form. But we can't have all these galaxies and universes without something going on.

In my own life if I knew I was going to pass away I'd love to sit down and resolve every issue so I could go peacefully.

I believe L. Ron Hubbard resolved the human mind and in resolving it he has also resolved human pain - that's what I really think has happened here.

One of the things about the whole Harley motorcycle culture is that it's a little bit renegade.

Even if the script's well written there's something about the life of an improvisation that resonates better than a written word sometimes.

People make judgments about Scientology but often they don't know what they're talking about.

I am very healthy. Career wise even old men get to be in movies. So as long as I am healthy I will continue to make movies.

I am not at all computer literate in real life. I haven't yet found a reason to be. Once I find a reason why I need to be on the Internet then I will be.

I told my manager 'If we can't do the things now that we want to do what good is the power?... Let's test it and try to get the things done that we believe in.'

I think my friend Tom Hanks knows me. He understands me very well. He's always had a sort of parental feeling toward me. He knows I'm a big mush ball which is just part of my personality.

I've always thought of of a relationship with an actor to an audience as a marriage you know. And a story you know. And there are ups and downs and you work through them and you work with them.

You can't control the quality of projects that are coming to you so if you get several in a row that are quality you take them.

My road trips have been to Vegas but you know what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Everything is on its way to somewhere.

I'm too busy looking for the next role to do. I think about how to continue to survive in the same vein. I like my career and my life as it is.