Warren Beatty quotes

  • How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they're giving you an enema.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Hate #Nursing #Giving

  • By that time this society is going to be completely different for one thing. Your own son or your own son's son is not going to have the needs for money that you feel you have now. The society itself will be less dependent on money and currency to get along.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Son #Needs #Different

  • Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Acting #Special #Genius

  • Basically the tax reform ideas are to clean up the tax system and to eliminate the loopholes that only very few make use of, to eliminate the possibility of people making millions of dollars every year and not paying any tax at all through oil depletion allowances and things like that.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Years #Ideas #Oil

  • You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Wisdom #Work #Play

  • I have a day job. I can make movies when I want to.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Jobs #Want

  • Those people upstairs think that Karl Marx was somebody who wrote a good anti-trust law.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Trust #Thinking #Law

  • There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Ships #Today #Bloody

  • Although Ronald Reagan was somebody I disagreed with on most ideological things, he was a friend of mine, and he was a very, very likable man. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was maybe more able to get the very rich to do the right thing sometimes.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Men #Able #Sometimes

  • There are some people whom you have in life who have the capacity for real, passionate commitment to something, and sometimes you may be passionately committed to the same thing.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Real #Commitment #People

  • I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, 'I don't know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Office #President #Actors

  • And then the conditions of safety - or lack of safety - for teachers in public schools, and the disparity between public schools and private schools is shameful.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Teacher #School #Safety

  • And the success of the union movement, historically, has always been to benefit all working men and women - not just people who belong to the union.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Men #People #Benefits

  • I don't want to run for governor, but I don't think anyone should put public service out of the question because that's not what a good citizen does.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Running #Thinking #Citizens

  • Charity is taking an ugly girl to lunch.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Girl #Lunch #Charity

  • To denigrate the union movement in this way is to denigrate the right and the ability of people who are not rich to organize and to accomplish things together.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #People #Together #Movement

  • Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Motivational #Children #Narcissistic

  • Organized labor, if they're doing a responsible job, is going to organize the pooling of small amounts of money to protect the interests of the people who are not rich.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Jobs #People #Organized Labor

  • But the Republican right-wing agenda, these people - Arnold and his patrons - felt it could be accomplished by circumventing the Legislature and spending money and organizing and giving sound bites.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Wings #Giving #People

  • My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Birthday #Men #Two

  • In a way, I'd rather ride down the street on a camel than give what is sometimes called an in-depth interview. I'd rather ride down the street on a camel nude. In a snowstorm. Backwards.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Giving #Camels #Way

  • The highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Best Love #Levels #Excitement

  • Movies are fun, but they're not a cure for cancer.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Fun #Cancer #Cures

  • Women are a problem, but if you haven't already guessed, they are the kind of problem I enjoy wrestling with.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Women #Wrestling #Kind

  • Always thank your nurse. Sometimes they're the only one between you and a hearse.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Nurse #Sometimes

  • When you mutilate movies for mass media, you tamper with the hearts and minds of America.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Heart #America #Media

  • I believe if a private citizen is able to affect public opinion in a constructive way he doesn't have to be an elected public servant to perform a public service.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Believe #House #Citizens

  • To say that people would cease to come to California if they would have to pay more taxes is to underestimate the advantages of being in California - mightily.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #California #People #Pay

  • Arnold has had his spokesman call me a crackpot. That was a mistake.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Mistake #Call Me

  • Even the promiscuous feel pain.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Hurt #Pain #Feels

  • There's no point in making a movie just to be making a movie.
    -- Warren Beatty

  • That's all gone, now, the old, Hollywood.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Gone #Hollywood #Old Hollywood

  • My mother and my father were teachers. My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in, because he couldn't make enough money.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Mother #Teacher #Father

  • Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well, that's what's happening. They either go, or they don't go. It's all politics. It's all demographics.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Gnarly #Feet #People

  • It's very clear you have to engage the public and say: You have to vote no on 74, no on 75, no on 76, no on 77. Those are the issues that Arnold pushing. And those are reactionary, Republican initiatives.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Issues #Engagement #Pushing

  • Government is not show business.
    -- Warren Beatty

    #Government #Show Business #Shows