We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Jack Lemmon Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.
Stay humble. Always answer your phone – no matter who else is in the car.
The trouble is that, while my parents were great when they were apart, they were terrible together.
Once I had started film, I suddenly said, ‘Wow, I love it.’ I moved there from New York. But I’ve always gone back to the theater, and it is more satisfying, really, because you get to give a continuous performance – no sequels.
Nobody deserves this much money – certainly not an actor.
It’s hard enough to write a good drama, it’s much harder to write a good comedy, and it’s hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.
I’d rather make the cut in the Crosby than win another Oscar.
I would rather play Hamlet with no rehearsal than TV golf.
I think it’s great fun sometimes when I am playing golf, just to give it a little uch, is to bet the other guy five bucks a hole or something like that.
When I’m reading material, if I’m a little bit afraid of a part and I’m willing to admit that to myself, then I’ll do it, definitely. If I’m worried about being able to do it, to get it – I absolutely just love it.
My career has been full of remarkable coincidences that have nothing to do with me.
If you really do want to be an actor who can satisfy himself and his audience, you need to be vulnerable. You must reach the emotional and intellectual level of ability where you can go out stark naked, emotionally, in front of an audience.
I’ll tell you God’s truth: I think that this script that Neil has written – ‘Odd Couple Two,’ I think, is superior to the original one – to the first one.
If I’d been bright, I’d have realized that I was horribly uncomfortable, amazingly frustrated, and like any sensible person, I’d have quit. But it never occurred to me that I wouldn’t be successful eventually.