James Garner quotes

  • I smoked ***** for 50 yearsIt opened my mind to a lot of things, and now its active ingredient, THC, relaxes me and eases my arthritis pain. I've concluded that ***** should be legal
    -- James Garner

    #Pain #Marijuana #Mind

  • Marriage is a lot like the army, everyone complains, but you'd be surprise at the large number that re-enlist.
    -- James Garner

    #Best Love #Army #Numbers

  • I don't take success very well, because I know it's fleeting. And the next day, it can all fall apart. I know that, too. So I don't get too high, and I don't get too low. You get through the world a lot easier that way.
    -- James Garner

    #Fall #Fleeting #World

  • When I started working, I didn't have a clue what I was doing, in that I was just wandering around, hoping that I could succeed. Then after I got a little under my belt, it took me about 25 years to feel like I knew what I was doing.
    -- James Garner

    #Years #Littles #Succeed

  • There's one difference between me and them: I know I'm not qualified. In my opinion, Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't qualified to be governor of California. Ronald Reagan wasn't qualified to be governor, let alone president. I was a vice president of the Screen Actors Guild when he was its president. My duties consisted of attending meetings and voting. The only thing I remember is that Ronnie never had an original thought and that we had to tell him what to say. That's no way to run a union, let along a state or a country.
    -- James Garner

    #Running #Country #California

  • I'm a 'bleeding-heart liberal,' one of those card-carrying Democrats that Rush Limbaugh thinks is a communist. And I'm proud of it.
    -- James Garner

    #Heart #Thinking #Cards

  • Ronald Reagan wasn't qualified to be governor, let alone president.
    -- James Garner

    #President #Qualified

  • Too many actors have run for office. There's one difference between me and them: I know I'm not qualified.
    -- James Garner

    #Running #Differences #Office

  • You can never have too many friends.
    -- James Garner

  • Learning is a gift, even if pain is the teacher
    -- James Garner

    #Teacher #Pain #Life Changing

  • I don't want to know what's good, or bad, or true. I let God worry about the truth. I just want to know the momentary fact about things. Life isn't good, or bad, or true. It's merely factual, it's sensual, it's alive. My idea of living sensual facts are you, a home, a country, a world, a universe, in that order.
    -- James Garner

    #Letting Go #Meaningful #Country

  • We know what the surface of the moon is better than we know what the surface of the sea floor is.
    -- James Garner

    #Ocean #Moon #Sea

  • In my opinion, Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't qualified to be governor of California.
    -- James Garner

    #California #Opinion #Schwarzenegger

  • I'm a Methodist, but not as an actor.
    -- James Garner

    #Actors #Methodists

  • Acting is just common sense. It isn't hard if you put yourself aside and just do what the writer wrote.
    -- James Garner

    #Common Sense #Acting #Common

  • You put on a face for the public. The face isn't false; it's just another side of you. If it were false, you couldn't last. People want something real and natural, and if they catch you acting, you're dead. It has to look real. In order to look real, it has to be real, and I've always thought of the characters I've played as real people.
    -- James Garner

    #Art #Real #Character

  • I saw my wife at a pool, flipped over her, and 14 days later we were married.
    -- James Garner

    #Swimming #Wife #Saws

  • With the exception of my wife and children, there's nothing I value more than my Oklahoma heritage.
    -- James Garner

    #Children #Oklahoma #Wife

  • The only reason I'm an actor is that a lady pulled out of a parking space in front of a producer's office.
    -- James Garner

    #Space #Office #Actors

  • I did a little bit of cocaine in the Eighties, courtesy of John Belushi, but fortunately I didn’t like it. But I smoked ***** for 50 years and I don’t know where I’d be without it. It opened my mind and now it eases my arthritis. After decades of research I’ve concluded that ***** should be legal and alcohol illegal.
    -- James Garner

    #Marijuana #Years #Alcohol

  • Everybody wants blockbusters. I like to see a few pictures now and then that have to do with people and have relationships, and that's what I want to do films about. I don't want to see these sci-fi movies, and I don't want to do one of those. I don't understand it.
    -- James Garner

    #People #Want #Film

  • Cause my wife gets up and goes shopping.
    -- James Garner

    #Shopping #Wife #Causes