Amitabh Bachchan quotes

  • When Shah Rukh stated, “Bhootnath... will be among the top three hits of the year!”, I told him, “Aapke moonh mein dudh, ghee, shakkar sab!
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Years #Three

  • The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Religious #Body #Way

  • I don't use any techniques; I'm not trained to be an actor. I just enjoy working in films.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Technique #Use #Actors

  • I like to feel the butterflies in the stomach, I like to go home and have a restless night and wonder how I'm going to be able to accomplish this feat, get jittery. That hunger and those butterflies in the stomach are very essential for all creative people.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Home #Butterfly #Night

  • Everyone must accept that we will age and age is not always flattering.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Age #Accepting #Flattering

  • Basically I am just another actor who loves his work and this thing about age only exists in the media.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Media #Age #Actors

  • There are large numbers of people in India below the poverty line, there are large numbers of people who lead a meager existence. They want to find a little escape from the hardships of life, and come and watch something colorful and exciting and musical. Indian cinema provides that. So yes, the content of our television and our cinema is escapist in nature because we are there to provide entertainment.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Numbers #People #Musical

  • Donate and do not talk about it, they say you do nothing for the society; do and talk about it, they say you seek publicity!
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Publicity #Philanthropy #Donate

  • I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other's company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Opportunity #Dubai #Giving

  • I don't use any techniques; I'm not trained to be an actor. I just enjoy working in films. It's more instinctive rather than anything else. I don't do the calculated rehearsed kind of approach, and I hope that I can continue that because I believe that instinct is much stronger and greater when you are performing on camera.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Believe #Stronger #Technique

  • In my childhood I was obsessed with cameras but could not afford one. After much persuasion my father Harivansh Rai Bachchan bought me a box camera which I treasured for years. Initially I clicked trees and nature and as I grew up started noticing prettier things-motorbike, sleek cars and cool girls. But the hamartia of life is when you desire something you cannot afford it and when you are able to afford it you are too old to use it. Now I don't need all gadgets but it's satisfying to know that at least I can afford them.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Girl #Father #Years

  • Frankly I've never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an 'icon', 'superstar', etc. I've always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Jobs #Icons #Adjectives

  • I sometimes lament the fact that I do not have the benefit of a complete and ailment free body structure.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Benefits #Body #Facts

  • I believe that cinema picks up ideas from society and not the other way round.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Believe #Ideas #Cinema

  • I'd love to romance Aishwarya Rai. But I'm 58 now. So I have to play her father.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Father #Play #Romance

  • I have never really been confident about my career at any stage.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Careers #Stage

  • The select group of people who do make realistic cinema, who do make cinema perhaps a little more acceptable to the Western audience, is a very small percentage.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #People #Groups #Cinema

  • Indian actors, because of the format of our stories, need to be good actors, and be able to perform emotional sequences, do a bit of comedy, dance and singing, action, because all of this forms just one film. In many ways I'd say there are greater demands on Indian actors than there are on Hollywood.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Emotional #Singing #Hollywood

  • Dearest TV media and vans outside my home, please do not stress and work so hard.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Stress #Home #Media

  • There are many things that I feel I have missed out on.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Feels

  • Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio - he be soo gorgeous, no wonder all the ladies flockin' to him - He be Gatsby.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Wonder #Gorgeous #Leonardo

  • I have never been a superstar and never believed in it.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Superstar

  • This proves Indians do nothing else but surf the Web.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Surf #Computer #Prove

  • I am not as intelligent as Aamir Khan . I am barely managing to be in front of the camera. There are many people who know marketing well and surely Aamir knows much more than I do.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Intelligent #People #Marketing

  • It's nothing really. It's the unique presentation that makes me look good in the action scenes. Why did I dare do them? That's a funny question! Why do I act? Why do I breathe!
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Unique #Looks #Action

  • If Slumdog Millionaire projects India as a Third World, dirty-underbelly, developing nation and causes pain and disgust among nationalists and patriots, let it be known that a murky underbelly exists and thrives even in the most developed nations. It's just that the Slumdog Millionaire idea authored by an Indian and conceived and cinematically put together by a Westerner, gets creative Golden Globe recognition. The other would perhaps not.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Pain #Dirty #Ideas

  • It's a war zone, my body, and one which has been through a great deal.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #War #Body #Deals

  • You don't see Indians in Hollywood films around which a story can revolve. As soon as we have a social presence in your society, I am sure there will be many actors from our part of the world that will be acting in Hollywood films.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Acting #Hollywood #Stories

  • I just lead my life as naturally, as normally as I possibly can. But I can't help it if controversy is hounding me day in and day out. I'm quite amazed sometimes by the way they go about it. I grow a beard and it lands up in the editorial in The Times of India.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Land #India #Way

  • We had forgotten the art of using silence to convey emotions in our films and that's what you seem to have mastered. You've used silence to great advantage in the film. It's brilliant.
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Art #Silence #Emotion