Gary Cooper Quotes

“In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.” – Gary Cooper

“One nice thing about silence is that it can’t be repeated.” – Gary Cooper

One nice thing about silence

“One man who saw through his own eyes and thought with his own brain. Such men may be rare, they may be unknown, but they move the world.” – Gary Cooper

“This is a terrible place to spend your life in. Nobody in Hollywood is normal. Absolutely nobody. And they have such a vicious attitude toward one another. They say much worse things about each other than outsiders say about them, and nobody has any real friends.” – Gary Cooper

“This is a terrible place to spend your life in. Nobody in Hollywood is normal. Absolutely nobody. And they have such a vicious attitude toward one another. They say much worse things about each other than outsiders say about them, and nobody has any real friends.” – Gary Cooper

“The only achievement I am really proud of is the friends I have made in this community.” – Gary Cooper

“Having to work hard never had any real appeal for me, and that may have some connection with me being in the movies.” – Gary Cooper

“No mistake. I shall regret the absence of your keen mind. Unfortunately it is inseparable from an extremely disturbing body.” – Gary Cooper

No mistake. I shall regret

“People all say that I’ve had a bad break, but today – today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.” – Gary Cooper

Until I came along all the leading men
were handsome, but luckily they wrote a
lot of stories about the fellow next door. – Gary Cooper

“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.” –

I'm just glad it'll be Clark

“I looked it at like this way. To get folks to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don’t mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fella who answered the description of a right guy.” – Gary Cooper

“There ain’t never a horse that never been rode; there ain’t never a rider that can’t be thrown.” – Gary Cooper

There ain't never a horse

“It’s literally true, as Shakespeare said–all the world’s a stage. It wasn’t that way when I first got into the movies in 1924, but it is now. That’s why I find Hollywood newer and more exciting every day. Whatever you hear it’s still a place where a kid from Montana can jump on a horse, ride that-a-way, and keep right on going.” – Gary Cooper