Inspirational Quotes by Robert Duvall

We either accept weaknesses in good people or we have to tear pages out of the Bible.

Robert Duvall

A young actor once asked me, What do you do between jobs? I said, Hobbies, hobbies, and more hobbies.

Robert Duvall

If you don’t have heroes in the beginning, you don’t grow.

Robert Duvall

I always figure from the cradle to the grave, we all have our individual journeys, and maybe my journey was a positive one and I accomplished certain things without stepping on too many toes.

Robert Duvall

It’s no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.

Robert Duvall

I always considered myself as a character actor. I always try to be versatile to show different sides of human experience.

Robert Duvall

Being a star is an agent’s dream, not an actor’s.

Robert Duvall

Hollywood’s a mecca, but it’s not the final answer. You pick up a camera anyplace in the world, you can make a movie.

Robert Duvall

I wanted to show that crime doesn’t pay. If you are saved and accept the Lord, you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.

Robert Duvall

I’ve always remembered something Sanford Meisner, my acting teacher, told us. When you create a character, it’s like making a chair, except instead of making someting out of wood, you make it out of yourself. That’s the actor’s craft – using yourself to create a character.

Robert Duvall

I was fortunate in the last century to be in the two biggest hits film-wise, ‘Godfather I’ and ‘Godfather II,’ and ‘Lonesome Dove.’

Robert Duvall

I am getting some good offers still. Some nice things are coming my way just as they always have, so unless I lose my inspiration or there is too much drool to wipe, I will keep going.

Robert Duvall

The money part is one of the most difficult things. Coppola always said I should do a tango movie. If it hadn’t been for him, I don’t know where we would have gotten the money.

Robert Duvall

To this day, I still think Lonesome Dove is my best part.

Robert Duvall

The greatest king of Israel, King David, the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in battle so that he could sleep with his wife.

Robert Duvall

I love the smell of juice boxes in the morning.

Robert Duvall

When I knew nothing, I thought I could do anything.

Robert Duvall

What people don’t understand about Sarah Palin is that she is a rancher’s wife. From Alberta down to Texas I’ve known women like that: good common sense, bright and vilified by city people.

Robert Duvall

The most solitary I ever felt was when I was living in New York. I used to live in Enrico Caruso’s old apartment, and I had a special staircase that took me up to the roof. There was nobody up there.

Robert Duvall

You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right. If you’re making a fiction film, it’s entertainment, but you want it to be as real as possible.

Robert Duvall

You just can’t take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie.

Robert Duvall

You have a little bit of feeling for everyone you play.

Robert Duvall

You get below the Mason-Dixon line and you have some of the best music, culture, the two races, the literature, and it’s so rich.

Robert Duvall

We all have a cradle-to-the-grave journey to make and, in between, what do you do? There’s got to be something hereafter.

Robert Duvall

Very often some of the religious miracle plays you see on television can be very corny, I find. And so simplistic.

Robert Duvall

Today, everything has to be made by committee, and has to have special effects, but there’s always room for good films.

Robert Duvall

The cultural contrast I saw between religions… Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever. Protestants in general say things to God directly.

Robert Duvall

Spending two years on my uncle’s ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.

Robert Duvall

My uncle always said that I could have been a rancher.

Robert Duvall

My father’s people… are from Fairfax in northern Virginia, just across the Mason-Dixon line. So it was an honour to play Lee, he was a great general.

Robert Duvall

It’s a cyclical thing. When they make one, everyone loves them. Different genres come around in succession. People always welcome the western. It’s America’s genre.

Robert Duvall

I’ll keep on acting ’til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven’t lost my enthusiasm yet!

Robert Duvall

I wouldn’t mind starting to ride some more if I had a really good horse to just work a little bit with every day.

Robert Duvall

I like to do things that I develop from the ground up.

Robert Duvall

I don’t have many people showing up at my door. Very few people come out. When they do, I get a little suspicious. I live way up on a hill, way, way back in the country.

Robert Duvall

I always thought of myself as a later bloomer, so I like some of my work more later than earlier.

Robert Duvall

Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn’t the beginning or end for filmmaking.

Robert Duvall

High Noon is a pretty corny movie.

Robert Duvall

God does guide the lives of individuals and does fill them with the Holy Ghost.

Robert Duvall

Around my own friends, I like to mess around.

Robert Duvall

Although it wasn’t that easy to do, it was wonderful working with John Wayne.

Robert Duvall

I’m better than Olivier.

Robert Duvall

Too many people think that economics is this subject that should wait until the university level. But it can’t wait that long.

Robert Duvall

Everybody likes to win.

Robert Duvall

When I knew nothing, I thought I could do anything.

Robert Duvall

Stripping away artifice – it’s the constant standard I aim for in acting, to approximate life. People talk about being bigger than life – but there’s nothing bigger than life.

Robert Duvall

I try not to look for messages in films.

Robert Duvall

I like the good feeling movies.

Robert Duvall

I’ve always liked country music. It’s a certain aspect of America that goes back to the British Isles and the influence is very native to America.

Robert Duvall

What drives me is I love my profession. I love to do it.

Robert Duvall

I love going to black churches, and I love some of these black preachers. The best preacher I ever saw in my life was a 93-year-old in a black church in Hamilton, Virginia. What a preacher!

Robert Duvall

Well, I can’t live without a woman. I have to have a woman, have to have a wife.

Robert Duvall