Zitat des Tages von 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.
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!
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.
I love the smell of juice boxes in the morning.
I like the good feeling movies.
Around my own friends, I like to mess around.
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.
I can't live without a woman. I have to have a woman, have to have a wife.
Everybody likes to win.
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.
You just can't take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie.
You have a little bit of feeling for everyone you play.
It's no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.
Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad, but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.
Too many people think that economics is this subject that should wait until the university level. But it can't wait that long.
I like to do things that I develop from the ground up.
I can always grow a little bit, and try to do something different. So I'm always looking for what's out there - the potential.
I hope I left behind a legacy that people will enjoy. But whatever they want to say, I can't predict.
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.
Very often some of the religious miracle plays you see on television can be very corny, I find. And so simplistic.
Today, everything has to be made by committee, and has to have special effects, but there's always room for good films.
A young actor once asked me, What do you do between jobs? I said, Hobbies, hobbies, and more hobbies.
There was nothing wrong with shouting at God.
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.
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.
I always thought of myself as a later bloomer, so I like some of my work more later than earlier.
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.
Hollywood sometimes tends to patronize the interior of the United States. As Horton Foote used to say, the great Texas playwright, that a lot of people from New York don't know what goes on beyond the South Jersey Shore.
Although it wasn't that easy to do, it was wonderful working with John Wayne.
Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.
God does guide the lives of individuals and does fill them with the Holy Ghost.
I'm better than Olivier.
To this day, I still think Lonesome Dove is my best part.
Spending two years on my uncle's ranch in Montana as a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
My uncle always said that I could have been a rancher.
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.