Dennis Quaid quotes

  • It's as predictable as the sun rising in the morning. Every time Barack Obama's poll numbers rise you can be certain he's done something else to weaken the country. He's empowered a base that loathes American excellence.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Country #Morning #Numbers

  • When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It's like death.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Love #Break Up #Breakup

  • Surfing is like golf: You're always battling, and it keeps knocking you down. There are a lot of wipeouts. But when you stay with it and catch that wave, you really taste it. It's magic.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Golf #Surfing #Magic

  • I owe the little formal education I got to my drama teacher, Mr. Pickett, who got us to read Shakespeare, Moliere, and other classics.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Teacher #Drama #Littles

  • I was made to be a perfectionist at everything I did. Everything was more important than what I wanted.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Inspirational #Perfection #Excellence

  • I want to work with great people. Great people really make you better.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #People #Want #Great People

  • As I grow older, I put all life's bulls**t aside. I think the process of the laying off of the bulls**t starts around 40. Before that, most men have their heads stuck in their ass. After 40, you see things differently. You've found yourself. You're accepting yourself and what you got from life.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Men #Thinking #Bulls

  • In my early teen years, I wanted to become a vet. That was my plan. I worked as a veterinarian's assistant for a couple of summers.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Summer #Couple #Years

  • If you're going to stick around in this business, you have to have the ability to reinvent yourself, whether consciously or unconsciously.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Sticks #Ability #Reinventing Yourself

  • I've done so many movies that when I see them I don't really watch them.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Watches #Done

  • I've always considered myself a character actor. That's the way I was trained, really.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Character #Actors #Way

  • I'm not really a pitcher; I just play one in the movies.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Play #Pitcher

  • I'm an idol of cinema? Oh, wow.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Idols #Cinema #Wow

  • I'd love to do a golf movie. I turned down Don Johnson's role in 'Tin Cup.' I regret that.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Regret #Golf #Tin

  • My real-life athletic career was not very much. I played Little League baseball.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Baseball #Real #Careers

  • Playing Bill Clinton is really, probably, the scariest time of my career.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Careers #Bills #Clinton

  • You go to Main Street, and Wal-Mart is coming to town and kicking out all the mom and pop stores. All the people that were in the mom and pop stores are now working for Wal-Mart.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Mom #People #Kicking

  • What they will do is, you know the tabloids. They'll take one element of a story that may be true and they'll build everything around it. Take a picture and invent a story around it.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Stories #Elements #Tabloids

  • What I find is that we're all human beings and that it's all very similar, what we believe. At the bottom, there's really not that much difference between Christians and Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists. We all worship God.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Christian #Buddhist #Believe

  • There's no way that I could do a 9 to 5 job. There's no way. I was not cut out for that. You come in and you work for three months on the one job. They say, 'Great,' you know, and you're on to the next one - and you never even got fired. It's wonderful.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Jobs #Cutting #Three

  • 'Legion' was a lot of fun to shoot. It was a real unique apocalypse scenario that takes place in a diner out in the desert. Very much like a drive-in B-movie, but in a good way.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Fun #Real #Unique

  • It's hard for two actors to be together. Take the traveling, for instance. It winds up being a long distance relationship, all the time, because one's working here and one's working there, or one's staying at home and one's off someplace else.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Long Distance Relationship #Home #Wind

  • In aviation they have auto pilot and color radar and a lot of other instrumentation that is a backup for pilots. It's really brought the incidents of plane crashes way down. Same thing ought to happen in the medical industry, I think.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Thinking #Color #Pilots

  • I was a guy back in the Eighties who was one movie away from a huge career, which at that time didn't happen. In the Nineties, I worked a lot, but it was kind of, 'Get out there and dig and find things.' Then I guess 'The Rookie' and 'Far From Heaven' were referred to as my comeback.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Careers #Guy #Heaven

  • I was a really avid bowler when I was a teenager. I had about a 210-220 average. I had blisters on my fingers.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Teenager #Avid #Average

  • I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid. I grew up in Houston. Gordo Cooper was my favorite astronaut.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Kids #Houston #My Favorite

  • Golf is meaningless, but it means so much.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Mean #Golf #Meaningless

  • Jesus himself talked about prayer and meditation. Anything that brings you closer to the Lord, what's wrong with that?
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Jesus #Prayer #Meditation

  • I love being a dad, and I'm good at it. Kids teach you about life, like how not to focus on yourself so much.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Dad #Kids #Focus

  • I would like my kids to follow their bliss.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Kids #Bliss

  • Everybody just wants to be famous first, and then maybe learn how to act.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Want #Firsts

  • For many years, I was obsessed about what I was eating, how many calories it had, and how much exercise I'd have to do.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Exercise #Years #Eating

  • God is the only way you're going to make it in life, the glue that holds everything together.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Together #Glue #Way

  • Going to the golf course every day for work? That's a good job.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Jobs #Golf #Good Job

  • I can't hit a ball more than 200 yards. I have no butt. You need a butt if you're going to hit a golf ball.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Golf #Yards #Needs

  • I always wanted to be an astronaut.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Astronaut #Wanted

  • I have a resistance to change in things that I feel comfortable with and that I'm used to.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Resistance #Things Change #Used

  • I look for a good story. Usually the best stories are the ones that are unbelievably true. 'Soul Surfer' is one of those stories.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Soul #Looks #Stories

  • I used to eat a lot of fish, but I've been shying away from it because of the mercury thing. I eat more beef and chicken now.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Beef #Mercury #Used

  • I really want to see the Cubs in the World Series. I really do.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #World #Want #Cubs

  • I love doing independent films, but it's very hard to make a living that way.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Independent #Way #Film

  • I could never hold a job for more than three months, which works out well because that's how long a movie shoots.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Jobs #Long #Work Out

  • I directed a movie back in the '90s which had calf roping in it, and I got into it quite a bit back then.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Calves

  • I have always done my own stunts, and I have been in hundreds of fights in films, but I have never been in a fist fight outside the movies.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Fighting #Done #Fists

  • I love being a dad. Basically it's the most gratifying, rewarding relationship in life. But, at the same time, it certainly is the most challenging.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Dad #Challenges #Being A Dad

  • I love acting and making your own luck. You have to recreate yourself, I guess. Although, I don't know how.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Love Yourself #Luck #Acting

  • My interpretation of a strong director is someone who knows their story. That's what directors are, they're storytellers because they're directing where your focus is going to be as an audience.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Strong #Focus #Directors

  • I was very uncomfortable with all the attention when it first started happening to me. I retreated quite a bit from the world, both physically and emotionally. But then you just accept that you can't control what the rest of the world thinks or does.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Thinking #Firsts #Doe

  • We all have one, in one form or another. To me, this dragon is both the wild nature of ourselves and our conscience in his embodiment of the Old Code ethical behavior and morality. At the same time, he's our unconscious, the place from which our dreams arise. I just spoke my lines to the dragon within me.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Dream #Dragons #Lines

  • My family is the most important thing in the world to me, too, before anything else.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Family #Important #World

  • If we never felt sorrow, we'd never recognize bliss.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Heartbroken #Sorrow #Bliss

  • I spent a weekend in the White House with President Clinton, back in '99, I guess. We played golf and just hung out and talked on many subjects. I saw him several times subsequently in L.A. He's the smartest man I ever met, a great politician. Everybody was star struck around him.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Stars #Golf #Weekend

  • Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero, but it's not all that important to me anymore.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Movie #Hero #Gambling

  • That's what is great about what I do, going from one job to the other.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Jobs

  • What, like I want to look like Dick Clark? No. I think I look great with liver spots.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Thinking #Looks #Want

  • Before I was an actor, I was never able to hold a job for more than 3 months for some reason. It just wouldn't hold my interest, so there was some way that I wound up quitting or getting fired from it. But being an actor is perfect, because movies usually take about three months to shoot. Then it's over and they say, 'Hey, great job!'
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Jobs #Perfect #Three

  • Horseracing and ranch horses are two different animals. You're getting race horses out and running and running them. It can be really problematic. A thoroughbred's very delicate.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Running #Horse #Animal

  • I didn't play football in school, but I've been a fan of football all my life. I have a fair understanding of it. Doing movies about it really helps because you know what makes them work and what doesn't.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Football #School #Play

  • I found golf late in life, in 1990. I took some lessons and struggled. Then one day, I hit a drive that was so crisp and clean, with no vibration. There's no feeling like it. I was hooked.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Golf #Feelings #One Day

  • I grew up Baptist and still go to church. I myself have explored other religions, because I want to know what it is that makes other people tick. I find we're all talking about the same thing, really - it's all God.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Talking #People #Church

  • I grew up in Houston, and I remember we had separate drinking fountains, and black people sat in the balcony of the theater... We had an African-American housekeeper growing up who was really like my second mother. I thought it was silly - hatred just because of the color of somebody's skin.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Mother #Growing Up #Drinking

  • I guess I could say I'm an actor, which I am, but that sounds like I'm putting down being a movie star, which, let's face it, is what I've become to many people. For myself, I'm a guy who was very insecure from about age 14 until the day I hit my 30th birthday.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Stars #Insecure #People

  • I have a ranch in Montana, but it's not a real working ranch. I've always liked the outdoors. I come from Texas. My grandfather was a farmer; that's as close as I come.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Real #Texas #Grandfather

  • I like acting and being a musician. It's like comparing apples and oranges. But I really like my day job. I've always played music since I was 12, and I guess I always will.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Jobs #Apples #Orange

  • I try to be eclectic in my choice of films. If I've done anything that's intentional in my career, it's to try to do as many different types of characters and as many different types of genres of movies that I can.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Character #Careers #Choices