Nick Nolte quotes

  • You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you're willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I'll make the first film that costs zero dollars.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Zero #Struggle #Years

  • We're social animals. We've got to get along together. It's in our nature. We're hardwired that way.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Animal #Together #Way

  • Success is a very scary thing especially after you choose something and everything starts coming at you. It's absolutely frightening because the mind does things. It says, 'You've got to hold on to this or get away from this.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Success #Scary #Mind

  • Nobody likes to change. There will always be resistance to change, and there always will be change. And the quicker you get to that, the easier it is. It's not such a difficult thing. If you entrench yourself and go, "By God, I will not change. I will not have this." Then, you're a dead man. We're great at adaptability. It's our strongest suit.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Men #Likes #Resistance

  • When you start thinking about death more than sex, you know you're getting old.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Sex #Thinking #Getting Old

  • I never liked the Oscars. They didn't do too much for me at all. I felt like a big, vulnerable hunk of baloney being used to sell some products.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Oscars #Too Much #Vulnerable

  • Birth is violent, and out of that violence is our only chance of rebirth.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Violence #Chance #Birth

  • To allow the fear to come on you and then pass through. If you keep cutting the fear off by intervening - let's say, taking a Xanax to try to cure it - you'll never understand what fear is really for. Fear is part of a survival mechanism. The way you conquer fear is to feel it all the way, and then you'll find out that there's nothing there - it's just emotion.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Xanax #Cutting #Survival

  • Asking for forgiveness is just one of the most painful kind of experiences.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Asking #Kind #Painful

  • I have a lot of scars, man. My mother said that a man is not a man unless he has a scar on his face. And what she meant by a scar was some kind of battle that you had to go through, whether it was psychological or physical. To her, a scar was actually beautiful and not something that marred you.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Beautiful #Mother #Men

  • No one wants to spend too long inside their own darkness.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Long #Darkness #Want

  • We're really all alone. We can't ever get inside another person's spirit, and see the world they do. So we are alone in that sense. The only way we have to communicate feelings is through words.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Feelings #World #Way

  • When you are making the one you are doing, you think it is the greatest film going. And then you do another one and it is a great film.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Thinking #Doing You #Film

  • I've made a lot of mistakes and I don't regret any of them. Sometimes that's the only way you learn.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Regret #Mistake #Way

  • If you're older you want to tell stories about the pool of human life and living and to communicate, not only to your age group but to do an age group that can begin to understand, that has enough experience of life far beyond the taste of life.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Age #Stories #Want

  • Early on I decided that I was going to lie to the press. The best approach to talking about my personal life was to lie.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Lying #Talking #Approach

  • You do come to a point where you can get your life in control a bit. But going through life, you discover these deep, dark things in yourself that you cant run away from, so you have to learn to embrace them. I mean, the difference between a murderer and myself is only that I choose not to do it. But Im totally capable.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Running #Mean #Dark

  • Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Progress #Littles

  • The corn that is B something 5 corn thats been genetically altered in the United States, it cant reproduce but it has huge kernels, its very sweet and its wonderful but the winds have blown this across into Mexico. And so the Mexican corn is being infected with the inability to reproduce.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Sweet #Wind #Mexican

  • The only people who ever called me a rebel were people who wanted me to do what they wanted.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #People #Rebel #Wanted

  • This is a service station, we offer service. There is no higher purpose.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Purpose #Servant Leadership #Higher

  • I never felt comfortable in real life very well. It's always been an awkward kind of thing for me and so when I hit the stage I just sensed freedom. I sensed here's a place that I can have all the experiences of life and not feel uncomfortable about it.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Real #Awkward #Kind

  • We truly have an ancient part of the brain that was about survival when we were prey but we seem to have gone past prey. We eat everything and nothing eats us.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Past #Brain #Survival

  • If you feel you have a film that's valid, you stick your ***** on the line.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Risk #Sticks #Lines

  • Class isn't something you buy. Look at you ... you've got on a $500 suit and you're still a low life.
    -- Nick Nolte

    #Money #Class #Suits