Kevin Costner Quotes

Money isn't a major motivating force in my life. Nor is my profession. There are other things that I care more about than being an actor... view

By: Kevin Costner

I've had some movies that have been ridiculed, but that's OK with me. I don't feel that really defines me. Should I change who I am to be popular?.. view

By: Kevin Costner

I'm a pretty convenient foil for a lot of people... view

By: Kevin Costner

When I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it. It was just a great time for the world, in terms of looking back in history and seeing how we got ourselves into trouble and how we got ourselves out of trouble... view

By: Kevin Costner

If it's going to be wrecked, I want to make sure I wreck it... view

By: Kevin Costner

If you don't understand your limitations you won't achieve much in your life... view

By: Kevin Costner

If you think of 'Liberty Valance' or 'The Searchers,' there are moments in there that you'll never, ever forget... And it does not matter what century you are from... view

By: Kevin Costner

In America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected, and a lot of decisions that were being made at that time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re-elected... view

By: Kevin Costner

Lincoln was the greatest speaker and he was ridiculed for how he looked, you know?.. view

By: Kevin Costner

You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved with and the end game is you'd like to be a part of a hit. But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart... view

By: Kevin Costner

One person doesn't have to shoulder all the responsibility for why a film does or doesn't do well... view

By: Kevin Costner

President Kennedy was willing to go to war. He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken O'Donnell. He was ready to protect this nation, but he was not ready for a military solution just because it was being rammed down his throat... view

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There are a lot of things that come to bear on movies now that I don't think are good for movies. They're trying to appeal to the biggest demographic and, when they do that, you sometimes flatten out... view

By: Kevin Costner

We all have that burning question about what happens if we lose somebody we love, especially if we lose them tragically. We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could have reached out and touched them, held their hand, looked in their eyes, been there... view

By: Kevin Costner

We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock... view

By: Kevin Costner

We still live with this unbelievable threat over our heads of nuclear war. I mean, are we stupid? Do we think that the nuclear threat has gone, that the nuclear destruction of the planet is not imminent? It's a delusion to think it's gone away... view

By: Kevin Costner

What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie, it didn't make much money. I'm gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in 10 years' time and really enjoys it... view

By: Kevin Costner

When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me. I always think that leading actors should be called the best supporting actors... view

By: Kevin Costner

You have to decide if you're going to wilt like a daisy or if you're just going to go forward and live the life that you've been granted... view

By: Kevin Costner

I've been around where I knew other actors were going to steal the scene, and I don't compete with them... view

By: Kevin Costner

When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months. So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say, I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them... view

By: Kevin Costner

I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me... view

By: Kevin Costner

I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films... view

By: Kevin Costner

I'm proud of all the movies I've made. They're not sequels, they're not franchises. And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I don't want to spit on my life. I like to think of myself as more than that... view

By: Kevin Costner

Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get... view

By: Kevin Costner

Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen... view

By: Kevin Costner

Field of Dreams is probably our generation's It's A Wonderful Life... view

By: Kevin Costner

I am not a cynic... view

By: Kevin Costner

I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people... view

By: Kevin Costner

I don't feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldn't do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched... view

By: Kevin Costner

I don't think I'd have been as good as Bruce was. He was a better JFK than I would have been... view

By: Kevin Costner

I haven't tried to buffer myself. I like rolling the dice... view

By: Kevin Costner

I like when my face tingles, when the hair on the back of my neck stands up... view

By: Kevin Costner

I stand up for what I believe. I don't know if it's always paid off for me, because I've been ridiculed and humiliated... view

By: Kevin Costner

I think there are good men and women in all decades. We've grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day... view

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I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check... view

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I wanted very much to do Traffic and at one point it looked like I was going to work on it. And then, of course, Catherine Zeta-Jones had her relationship with Michael Douglas and it suddenly didn't happen... view

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I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics... view

By: Kevin Costner

I'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'.. view

By: Kevin Costner

I'm getting those familiar feelings, and I'm just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again... view

By: Kevin Costner

I'm only interested in being a good actor and in being remembered for my best films, not for the way I look. But it seems inevitable in this line of work that I have to care about the way I look without getting obsessed about it... view

By: Kevin Costner

I don't think I ever take huge risks, though I'm not scared of doing so... view

By: Kevin Costner