Tom Selleck Quotes (38 Quotes)



    His announcement was so typically Chuck -- he did it with grace and dignity and intelligence, ... Wolf Blitzer Reports.

    If you buy an expensive thing and you never use it, I don't think there's a point to it.

    It is scary for an actor when you get hired as a lead. No matter what the plot is, it is your job to do something interesting enough to make them want to get inside the lead character's head.



    You know I grew up watching the TV series The Rifleman.

    I guess after Dances With Wolves they probably tried some derivative westerns, and if they didn't work, they said the western is dead and moved on to something else.

    I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the price you pay for opportunity. This is not standard movie of the week storytelling. I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche.

    In the book, he's in his mid-30s and 5-foot-10.

    It's not that conservatives don't care. We do. We just have different answers than liberals do. It's a difference of the mind, not of the heart.

    If a guy as good and decent with as much grace as Chuck Heston can stand up for an issue that I think is very important, ... then I certainly could stand up and I plan on remaining a life member for life.

    There was a time I could have been mistaken for Burt Reynolds. I had a moustache and so did he. But he was the number one star in the world, so there wasn't really much confusion.

    I feel the other element of a western is the land, which is very important in this movie. I mean the land is another character in the piece, actually.

    To me, the excitement is in ordering a fine shotgun, going through the process that everybody who has bought one has gone through for 100 years. You order it, you make a significant down payment, and then you wait three or four years for the gun to be custom-made for you.

    You know, there's so much imitation and so much pandering in Hollywood.

    I've learned by hanging out in Hollywood, where I disagree politically with most people, that most people's hearts are in the right place, and the only thing we have to argue about is the way to solve the problems.

    Do you like my suit? I think this is an amazing suit, don't you think?

    I don't feel the obligation to have a big explosion in the first 20 seconds so the audience doesn't turn on another channel. We are trying to make something that looks like a feature film that was bought for television and I think we are succeeding.

    I've never reacted well to other people telling me what to do.



    Going through my mind Don't screw up, don't screw up Frank's birthday,

    Obviously, it's one passion of mine. I mean, I don't always want to do westerns, but it's nice to always kind of have one in the works.

    If I can be an advocate of individualist solutions to our society's problems that are affirmative solutions, that's to me what conservatism means.

    I realized I really liked the screen. I knew it was a challenge, but I wasn't afraid of risk.

    But, you know there's a lot of westerns - not that they were bad - it's just that they can be remade because they're great stories that aren't indelible in an audience's mind when it comes to both the cast and the story.

    He's a fish out of water, which is something I always like to play.

    Which to this day is a source of enormous guilt, because I left with three classes to go in the business school to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox.

    Shooting clay targets is a very cleansing experience. It's very relaxing. It takes a lot of concentration. It's also very social, since you're usually shooting with friends. You can talk and forget about almost anything else that's on your mind.

    Popularity is the pocket change of history. The true measure is courage. There will never be another Charlton Heston.


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