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Warren Beatty Quotes


An American actor, producer, screenwriter and director.
(1937 - )

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Although Ronald Reagan was somebody I disagreed with on most ideological things, he was a friend of mine, and he was a very, very likable man. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was maybe more able to get the very rich to do the right thing sometimes.
 

And the success of the union movement, historically, has always been to benefit all working men and women - not just people who belong to the union.
 

And then the conditions of safety - or lack of safety - for teachers in public schools, and the disparity between public schools and private schools is shameful.
 

Arnold has had his spokesman call me a crackpot. That was a mistake.
 

Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.
 

But the Republican right-wing agenda, these people - Arnold and his patrons - felt it could be accomplished by circumventing the Legislature and spending money and organizing and giving sound bites.
[Accomplished]
 

For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship.
 

Government is not show business.
 

How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they're giving you an enema.
 

I believe if a private citizen is able to affect public opinion in a constructive way he doesn't have to be an elected public servant to perform a public service.
 

I don't want to run for governor, but I don't think anyone should put public service out of the question because that's not what a good citizen does.
 

I have a day job. I can make movies when I want to.
 

I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, 'I don't know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor.'
 

It's very clear you have to engage the public and say: You have to vote no on 74, no on 75, no on 76, no on 77. Those are the issues that Arnold pushing. And those are reactionary, Republican initiatives.
 

Lenin said that people vote with their feet. Well, that's what's happening. They either go, or they don't go. It's all politics. It's all demographics.
 

Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.
[Marriage]
 

Movies are fun, but they're not a cure for cancer.
 

My mother and my father were teachers. My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in, because he couldn't make enough money.
 

My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s.
 

Organized labor, if they're doing a responsible job, is going to organize the pooling of small amounts of money to protect the interests of the people who are not rich.
 


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