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Kevin Costner Quotes


Kevin Michael Costner is an American actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and businessman.
(1955 - )

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Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.
 

Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen.
 

Field of Dreams is probably our generation's It's A Wonderful Life.
 

I am not a cynic.
 

I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.
 

I don't feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldn't do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched.
 

I don't think I ever take huge risks, though I'm not scared of doing so.
 

I don't think I'd have been as good as Bruce was. He was a better JFK than I would have been.
 

I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me.
 

I haven't tried to buffer myself. I like rolling the dice.
 

I like when my face tingles, when the hair on the back of my neck stands up.
 

I stand up for what I believe. I don't know if it's always paid off for me, because I've been ridiculed and humiliated.
 

I think there are good men and women in all decades. We've grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day.
 

I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check.
 

I wanted very much to do Traffic and at one point it looked like I was going to work on it. And then, of course, Catherine Zeta-Jones had her relationship with Michael Douglas and it suddenly didn't happen.
 

I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics.
 

I'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'
 

I'm a pretty convenient foil for a lot of people.
 

I'm getting those familiar feelings, and I'm just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again.
 

I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films.
 


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