Gregory Peck quotes

  • Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Life And Love #Giving #Perspective

  • I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Stubborn #Streaks

  • I just do things I really enjoy. I enjoy acting. When I'm driving to the studio, I sing in the car. I love my work and my wife and my kids and my friends. And I think, 'You're a lucky man, Gregory Peck, a damn lucky man.'
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Kids #Men #Thinking

  • Tough times don't last, tough people do, remember?
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Attitude #People #Tough Times

  • Overacting is a self-indulgence, while underacting comes either through a lack of talent or a lack of courage.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Self #Acting #Talent

  • The emotion is the music and the script is the libretto.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Scripts #Emotion

  • I have tales to tell, but I don't tell them. Discretion. Discretion.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Tales #Tact #Discretion

  • If you have to tell them who you are, you aren't anybody.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Vanity #Who You Are

  • I never liked the name Eldred. Since nobody knew me in New York, I just changed to my middle name.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #New York #Names #Middle

  • You have to dream, you have to have a vision, and you have to set a goal for yourself that might even scare you a little because sometimes that seems far beyond your reach. Then I think you have to develop a kind of resistance to rejection, and to the disappointments that are sure to come your way.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Dream #Disappointment #Thinking

  • In art there is compassion, in compassion there is humanity, with humanity there is generosity and love,' Peters said.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Art #Compassion #Generosity

  • I don't think I could stay interested for a couple of months in a character of mean motivation.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Couple #Motivation #Character

  • Entertainment is all right, but entertainment with an idea behind it is much more important.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Ideas #Important #Entertainment

  • There we were, hundreds of us lined up, waving at the great man as he tipped his hat to us. And that is the extent of my acquaintance with Albert Einstein.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Men #Hats #Great Men

  • I don't lecture and I don't grind any axes. I just want to entertain.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Axes #Want #Lectures

  • I'm not a do-gooder. It embarrassed me to be classified as a humanitarian. I simply take part in activities that I believe in.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Believe #Humanitarian #Embarrassed

  • What did I do in high school? I grew from 5 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 2 inches.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #School #Gnarly #Feet

  • There is no doubt that the princess did become a queen---not only on the screen. One of the most loved, one of the most skillful, one of the most intelligent, one of the most sensitive, charming actresses---and friends, in my life---but also in the later stages of her life, the UNICEF ambassador to the children of the world. The generosity, sensitivity, the nobility of her service to the children of the world and the mothers of the world will never be forgotten.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Mother #Queens #Children

  • Inside of all the makeup and the character and makeup, it's you, and I think that's what the audience is really interested in... you, how you're going to cope with the situation, the obstacles, the troubles that the writer put in front of you.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Character #Makeup #Thinking

  • They say the bad guys are more interesting to play but there is more to it than that - playing the good guys is more challenging because it's harder to make them interesting.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Play #Interesting #Guy

  • Gregory Peck is the hottest thing in town. Some say he is a second Gary Cooper. Actually, he is the first Gregory Peck.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Firsts #Towns #Hottest

  • What is wrong with keeping guns out of the hands of the wrong people?
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Gun #Hands #People

  • I put everything I had into it - all my feelings and everything I'd learned in 46 years of living, about family life and fathers and children. And my feelings about racial justice and inequality and opportunity.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Children #Father #Opportunity

  • It just seems silly to me that something so right and simple has to be fought for at all.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Silly #Simple

  • I hold no brief for Communists, but I believe in and will defend their right to act independently within the law. I question whether members of the committee are interested in defending our form of government or whether they are attempting to suppress political opinion at odds with their own.
    -- Gregory Peck

    #Believe #Odds #Government