Tom Selleck quotes

  • It is scary for an actor when you get hired as a lead. No matter what the plot is, it is your job to do something interesting enough to make them want to get inside the lead character's head.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Jobs #Character #Interesting

  • I haven't gotten fired from many jobs, but you finish a job and nine times out of ten you're just unemployed and you don't know where the next one is. And that does get old. It's stressful.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Jobs #Doe #Nine

  • I've learned by hanging out in Hollywood, where I disagree politically with most people, that most people's hearts are in the right place, and the only thing we have to argue about is the way to solve the problems
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Heart #People #Hollywood

  • Risk is the price you pay for opportunity.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Opportunity #Risk #Pay

  • There was a time I could have been mistaken for Burt Reynolds. I had a moustache and so did he. But he was the number one star in the world, so there wasn't really much confusion
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Stars #Numbers #Confusion

  • We judge ourselves by our good intentions, but we're judged by our last word.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Judging #Lasts #Good Intentions

  • Unless you treat failure as part of the journey, you're never going to get anywhere.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Journey #Treats

  • Few of us are as good as we think we are; none of us are as good as we can be.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Thinking

  • People tracking your life and photographing you anywhere you go, that can make you crazy.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Crazy #People

  • Hopefully you marry someone who you not only love, but who you like as well.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Wells #Hopefully

  • I had a strong, really good upbringing, not puritanical
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Strong #Upbringing

  • I feel the other element of a western is the land, which is very important in this movie. I mean the land is another character in the piece, actually
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Character #Mean #Land

  • But, you know there's a lot of westerns - not that they were bad - it's just that they can be remade because they're great stories that aren't indelible in an audience's mind when it comes to both the cast and the story
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Mind #Stories #Casts

  • I realized I really liked the screen. I knew it was a challenge, but I wasn't afraid of risk
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Risk #Challenges #I Realized

  • Im a registered independent with a lot of libertarian leanings,
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Independent #Libertarian

  • It's not that conservatives don't care. We do. We just have different answers than liberals do. It's a difference of the mind, not of the heart.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Heart #Differences #Mind

  • All I see is people out there who are hungry for more.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #People #Hungry

  • Why westerns get segregated into a genre in Hollywood, I don't know... It's just good entertainment.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Entertainment #Hollywood #Genre

  • If a guy as good and decent with as much grace as Chuck Heston can stand up for an issue that I think is very important ... then I certainly could stand up and I plan on remaining a life member for life.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Thinking #Issues #Guy

  • Popularity is the pocket change of history. The true measure is courage. There will never be another Charlton Heston.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Pockets #Popularity

  • You know I grew up watching the TV series The Rifleman.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Tvs #Grew #Grew Up

  • Shooting clay targets is a very cleansing experience. It's very relaxing. It takes a lot of concentration. It's also very social, since you're usually shooting with friends. You can talk and forget about almost anything else that's on your mind.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Mind #Target #Shooting

  • Which to this day is a source of enormous guilt, because I left with three classes to go in the business school to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #School #Class #Guilt

  • My mustache gets so many questions he has his own agen now.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Mustache

  • Stand up and pledge with me: A government of the United States is not on the auction block. And America is not for sale!
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Block #Government #America

  • And besides, because of all she has accomplished, Barbara Jordan has always been a hero of mine
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Hero #Jordan #Accomplished

  • Having had that experience... I think, what modern culture wants to see is the relationship with the woman. I don't think you can tell a story on film nowadays where the woman simply is there for the man when he decides to settle down
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Men #Thinking #Stories

  • I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the price you pay for opportunity. This is not standard movie of the week storytelling. I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Opportunity #Thinking #Risk

  • I guess after Dances With Wolves they probably tried some derivative westerns, and if they didn't work, they said the western is dead and moved on to something else
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Derivatives #Moved On #Said

  • The Westerns I like aren't really comedies. I'm drawn to the scope of them and the land as a central character.
    -- Tom Selleck

    #Character #Land #Comedy