Tony Curtis Quotes (45 Quotes)


    The movie business is very twisted, out of site, out of mind, you know.

    Its not age as much as the experiences I have had.

    Every movie I've been in has ended up on television.

    I don't know what organically grown chickens are; I've never seen one.

    I've been in the movies for 50 years, I've made 130 some-odd movies.


    I want the public to know that it will be an honor for me to meet them and spend a few special moments with all those who helped me through my filmed career.

    Yes I'm still working, but my life's no longer filled with it.

    So all of these pictures, when I see them now, I see another level that I didn't notice when I made them. That makes them very appealing to me.

    At 17, I dreamed of seeing the world. At 19, I had been around the world and back.

    I wouldn't be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife.

    But my longevity is due to my good timing.

    I'm world famous, everywhere I go there are people who love me because of I've been able to bring them some joy from the movies I've made.

    Painting is much more than therapy to me its a way of life.

    I joined the Navy hoping to be submariner and ended up in the sub service aboard a tender in the Pacific.

    Joe We can't just walk out on her without saying goodbye. Jerry What Since when You usually walk out and leave 'em with nothing but a kick in the teeth. Joe That's when I was a saxophone player. Now I'm a millionaire.

    I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.

    But where there is no art show, I would still be painting.

    I enjoy being recognized whatever environment I'm in.

    This is such a moving experience. I've been in films for 52 years. I've made over 140 movies plus that wonderful series I did with my good friend Sir Roger.

    I was born in and worked in a period that could be called enviable.

    Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.

    They (Cowboys) told me to get my ankle back. Things were looking good. I knew they'd keep four tight ends. Some players were released and brought back. But I remained there the entire time.

    While you're doing it, you don't really know what you're doing.

    Necking with Marilyn Monroe is like kissing Hitler

    My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.

    They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis For A Weekend competition. The woman who won was disappointed. She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove.

    Coach Parcells keeps telling me to look at the big picture and not what's going on now. He's trying to build me to be the player he wants me to be.

    It is for the latter that I always wanted to be an actor: to play characters who are always on the move.

    Frederick's supplied Marilyn Monroe with her bra in Let's Make Love ... Some Like It Hot.

    I can't sit around and wait for the telephone to ring.

    Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies.

    Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.

    For instance, I always have one hanging in Budapest in the mayors office.

    If you know how to live in Vegas you can have the best time.

    The service meant so much to me. You don't know privileged I feel and how lucky I am to have served.


    I've made 122 movies, and I daresay there's a picture of mine showing somewhere in the world every day.

    The government gave me enough money to go to acting school.

    It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors - someone knows who you are.

    I've just opened a show in Florida, although I also have many pieces on display around the world.

    I will always remember this summer day in Paris, when I was to perform a great acrobatic move. I can still see myself stepping on the ring of a packed circus along real performers.

    I enlisted when I was a boy. The Navy looked after me like my mother. It fed me, took care of me and gave me wonderful opportunities.

    I look at everything in an artistic way.

    Everywhere I go in the world, people know me and recognise me and really show affection for me.

    We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.


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