Kevin Costner quotes

  • Broken people say awful things and do incredibly absurd things.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #People #Broken #Awful

  • I think if you want to make a good sports movie, you've got to cut down on the sports. You have to make it about people. You can't try to impress people with your knowledge and the X and O's and all the details and the technicalities.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Sports #Cutting #Thinking

  • Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Real #Fall #Hero

  • Here's the thing - the accent is cool. It's like a girl with big breasts - they get your attention first.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Girl #Attention #Firsts

  • You have to decide if you're going to wilt like a daisy or if you're just going to go forward and live the life that you've been granted.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Live Life #Granted #Daisies

  • I like being around people that mean what they say.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Mean #People

  • Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Desire #Increase #Things Happen

  • I have instinctually thought I could do things in my life, and I followed that up by sometimes putting everything I have at risk - my money, my house - to make a movie.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #House #Risk #Sometimes

  • I'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Dream #Reality #People

  • My whole life has been instinctual for me. I wouldn't do well in the computer world.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #World #Computer #Whole Life

  • Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you're not good at them.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Sex #Golf #Two

  • What is it you want? That's a question that we all get posed sometimes internally and sometimes externally.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Want #Sometimes

  • When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Inspirational #Defining Moments #Define You

  • It's never bothered me to work hard. I've probably worked on some of the longest schedules in movie history.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Hard Work #Schedules #Bothered

  • I believe in the soul ... the small of a woman's back, the hanging curveball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Sweet #Morning #Believe

  • Sometimes it takes a partner to say, "What is it you want?" because I think we operate in life and sometimes we don't know. We're all in some kind of maze going after the cheese at the end, and we get it and we go, "What is it that we want?"
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Thinking #Mazes #Want

  • I had a difficult time hearing my own inner voice about what I wanted to be in this life, because there were all these perfect examples of what a man actually does. The notion is that he goes to college, gets married and provides. That's what a man does.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #College #Men #Voice

  • It's such a cool thing in life to get what it is you want. Most of the time we don't, but occasionally we do.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Want

  • I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Believe #Kissing #Long

  • We all have to have our north star that we fix on and go to, but life is so much about the things that bump into you.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Stars #Bumps #Life Is

  • We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn, our children, by standing firm. In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream. But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Children #Rocks #Swings

  • I wouldn't do the movie unless I thought it had a chance to be good.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Chance #Be Good

  • If you're willing to tell somebody that you love them, are you also willing to say you're sorry? You need to, even when you think you're in the right.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Sorry #Thinking #Needs

  • I like American history.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #American History

  • I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #People #Cinema #Critics

  • I'm in a position where whatever I do, I can get my head handed to me. I'm in a position to fail because there is a whole group of people out there who want me to fail. It's a weird vibe.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #People #Groups #Want

  • It's nice to be wanted. That's a really good feeling. I'm not immune to it.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Nice #Feelings #Good Feeling

  • Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Beautiful #Beautiful Women

  • I've been evolving in my stunt career Stunts have always had their place, and I have to measure them now. I've done things where, if I make a mistake, I could die. You really need to look at each thing. That usually is a mechanical failure. So, I have gone from doing everything, to listening and saying, "Maybe I shouldn't do this."
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Mistake #Careers #Listening

  • I've never changed my approach to acting. I've always felt like I've gotten better. I think that all of us can get better. I feel like, in my acting, I'm better than I was three pictures ago. I think about it. I'm a slow study. It takes me a long time to grasp the material, in order to perform it. But when I come to the set, on the first day, I know the whole movie. That's why I have to start early.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Thinking #Order #Long

  • It's nice to be wanted in almost any capacity.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Nice #Capacity #Wanted

  • A good idea is something like an emotion, you just can't keep it in.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Ideas #Emotion

  • There's actually a big difference between story and character. A great story doesn't make a great movie. A great script, which defines its moments and characters can become a great movie. You can make a movie that makes a lot of money and it may or may not have great story or great characters.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Character #Differences #Stories

  • I'm a coach's coaching player. I like to be on the floor. So, if the coach tells me what to do out on the floor, I can get it done. I'm really comfortable being directed.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Player #Coaching #Done

  • I've always been distracted when somebody is coming after me and saying, "You're the only person who can play this part."
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Play #Distracted #Persons

  • Some people come to you because if you're in their movie, it'll help them raise money. And some people come to you because they think you're the person to play the part.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Thinking #Play #People

  • I feel like I've been able to live a dream life, but my view of things is absolutely inside behavior about how I behave and how I count on other people behaving.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Dream #Views #People

  • I have a tremendous belief in people, not that people don't let me down, not that I haven't maybe let some people down. But I have a tremendous belief in people and in the common experience.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #People #Belief #Common

  • I've had moments in my life where it was all out on the table. Everything I had. I'm okay with that, because I had a strong belief that what I was doing other people could believe in it, too, if I can get it just right.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Strong #Believe #People

  • I actually play sports better when I'm mad. Some players don't play better when they're mad. They lose their sense of where they're at. I have a tendency to do better when I'm under pressure.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Sports #Player #Mad

  • There's nothing more noble than a father and mother making an opportunity for their child, knowing that their life is gonna be hard. There's something incredibly heroic about that.
    -- Kevin Costner

    #Mother #Children #Father