Inspirational Quotes from Harrison Ford

By | March 11, 2016

Bikes and planes aren’t about going fast or having fun; they’re toys, but serious ones.

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Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.

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We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

Harrison Ford

I actually like snakes! When I was young, I was a boy scout nature camp counselor, and one of our projects was collecting snakes and creating an environment for them, so I’m quite familiar with snakes and think they’re fantastic creatures.

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You may get real tired watching me, but I’m not going to quit.

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The kindest word to describe my performance in school was Sloth.

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I’m not a poster boy for Conservation International. I’m a working member of the board.

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I had a very strong feeling about the Vietnam War, and I had a strong feeling about participating in it. The military draft was in place, I was summoned for a physical exam, and I was either going to be classified as fit for military service or make my objection to it. So I made my objection to it.

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Am I grumpy? I might be. But I think maybe sometimes it’s misinterpreted.

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On the first ‘Indiana Jones’ movie, I tore an ACL in one of my knees – can’t remember which knee. The scene in which I was fighting the big German mechanic on an airplane called a flying wing, I was run over by the landing gear and injured my knee, but I can’t remember which one it was. Lots of bumps and injuries along the way.

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To me, success is choice and opportunity.

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I don’t mind doing interviews. I don’t mind answering thoughtful questions. But I’m not thrilled about answering questions like, ‘If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a whip in the other, which would you use?’

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You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.

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I don’t do nostalgia. It just doesn’t occur to me. I’m living in the moment, and I don’t have that gene.

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I think retirement’s for old people. I’m still in the business, thank you. I have a young child of nine years old, and I want to live as long as I can to see him grow up. I’m enjoying my life and I want to stick around for as long as I can.

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Really, what are the options? Levi’s or Wranglers. And you just pick one. It’s one of those life choices.

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I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office.

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When I first started out, I was a bad actor.

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I wanted to live the life, a different life. I didn’t want to go to the same place every day and see the same people and do the same job. I wanted interesting challenges.

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What’s important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are.

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I’d love to do another ‘Indiana Jones.’ A character that has a history and a potential, kind of a rollicking good movie ride for the audience, Steven Spielberg as a director – what’s not to like?

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The trick of this thing and the beauty of this thing is that it’s a cowboy movie first and then stuff happens. Even after stuff happens it doesn’t change – it hasn’t suddenly changed into another kind of movie. It’s still a cowboy movie. And that’s what’s incredible about it because nobody has done that before, that’s new territory.

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I’ve always been somewhere down from the top, so I’ve never had to suffer being knocked off the top.

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I’m like old shoes. I’ve never been hip. I think the reason I’m still here is that I was never enough in fashion that I had to be replaced by something new.

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I fly myself everywhere. I like all kinds of flying, including practical flying for search and rescue. And I also like to fly into the backcountry, usually the Frank Church Wilderness in Idaho. I go with a group of friends, and we set up camp for about five days and explore little dirt strips and canyons.

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The actor’s popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow.

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I think of myself as an assistant storyteller.

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I don’t like baseball movies. I like movies about moral courage and people who are indomitable and courageous and right.

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I don’t do celebrity endorsements. My work with Conservation International is a good use of whatever celebrity I might have to draw attention to important problems. I have the same responsibility as everyone to reduce consumption and to teach children to respect the environment.

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I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy.

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The original ‘Star Wars’ that I was a part of really was the beginning of my working life.

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I went down to Venezuela and ended up renting a helicopter and flew with my sons to the tops of the tepuis, these freestanding jungle mesas, ‘lost worlds’ as it were. In fact, it’s almost impossible to access them without one. So we were able to land and spend some time there. We were trapped for about six hours by clouds that came in.

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It doesn’t interest me to be Harrison Ford. It interests me to be Mike Pomeroy and Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan. I don’t want to be in the Harrison Ford business. I take what I do seriously, but I don’t take myself seriously.

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I don’t do a huge amount of physical activity. I play tennis, I work out sporadically, and I eat well and take care of myself.

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There is no child left within me, none whatsoever.

Harrison Ford

I could take Sean Connery in a fight… I could definitely take him.

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I’m addicted to Altoids. I call them ‘acting pills.’

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It’s very little trouble for me to accommodate my fans, unless I’m actually taking a pee at the time.

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All my friends were going off to be professionals, and I said I wanted to be an actor.

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Directing is too hard, it takes too much time, and it doesn’t pay very well.

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Everything I do, I’m sort of half in, half out.

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Hollywood’s got its own particular environment.

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I accrued anger from people’s low opinion of me and my work, and for the work I might be capable of.

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I enjoyed carpentry, and it was very good to me for 12 years.

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I have relationships with people I’m working with, based on our combined interest. It doesn’t make the relationship any less sincere, but it does give it a focus that may not last beyond the experience.

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I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship.

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I was always very grateful I was never hot. In the entire length of my career, I haven’t been the most adored.

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I was completely unprepared for the public spectacle my private life became, and didn’t like it a bit.

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I was never that much a focus of interest in my career. I’m aware of that now, which doesn’t give me a lot of pleasure.

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I’ve never wanted to be the boss.

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If I were a serious person, I’d probably have a real job.

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It took me a long time to figure out how to act, and how to conduct myself in the business so I could get what I felt I needed to support my potential and give them what they wanted.

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