Harrison Ford Quotes

“Work hard and figure out how to be useful and don’t try to imitate anybody else’s success. Figure out how to do it for yourself with yourself.” –

“‘May the Force be with you’ is charming but it’s not important. What’s important is that you become the Force – for yourself and perhaps for other people.” –

'May the Force be with you'

“I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn’t give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.” –

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

“You have to have a darkness…for the dawn to come. You have to have experienced difficulties and challenges to fully appreciate and be grateful for success.” –

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” –

Hokey religions and ancient

“If you’re going to define me properly, you must think in terms of my failures as well as my successes.” –

“I don’t think I’ve mastered anything. I’m still wrestling with the same frustrations, the same issues, the same problems as I always did. That’s what life is like.” –

“I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up.” –

“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.” –

I wanted to live the life,

“You keep on going until you get it as close to being right as the time and patience of others will allow.” –

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

“I don’t want to be a movie star. I want to be in movies that are stars.” –

“Behind every great man is a woman. Telling him he’s not so hot.” –

Behind every great man

“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.” –

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

“To me, success is choice and opportunity.” –

“You have to have the darkness for the dawn to come.” –

You have to have the darkness

“You know how a woman gets a man excited? She shows up.” –

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

“Whoever had the bright idea of putting Indiana Jones in a leather jacket and a fedora in the jungle ought to be dragged into the street and shot.” –

“The Force is within you. Force yourself.” –

The Force is within you.

“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?'” –

“All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You’ve got to find it on your own terms.” –

“What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily.” –

“Failures are inevitable. Unfortunately, in film they live for ever and they’re 40 ft wide and 20 ft high.” –

Failures are inevitable. Unfortunately,

“I believe that the racial injustice which existed such a short time ago probably would have persisted longer if the color barrier had not been broken in baseball.” –

“I’m still interested in perfecting whatever talents I have and continuing to grow as an actor and continuing to be useful to the telling of the story.” –

“I’ve always wanted to be bald. I mean it, completely bald. Wouldn’t it be great to be bald in the rain?” –

“The focus and the concentration and the attention to detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation. I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away.” –

The focus and the concentration

“I like working. It is where I feel useful. I have no plans to cut down. I am happy with what I do. There will be a lot more of me yet, that’s for sure.” –

“I do not go to the gym. I do not train. I am not that careful about what I eat. I cannot give you any advice about keeping fit. The best advice I can give is choose your parents wisely.” –

“My goal was just to work regularly. I didn’t ever expect to be rich or famous. I wanted to be a working character actor.” –

“Our health relies entirely on the vitality of our fellow species on Earth.” –

Our health relies entirely

“Some actors couldn’t figure out how to withstand the constant rejection. They couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.” –

“The loss of anonymity is something that nobody can prepare you for. When it happened, I recognized that I’d lost one of the most valuable things in life. To this day, I’m not all that happy about it” –

“Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself.” –

“I don’t think nostalgia is very useful to me. There is a story to be told, there’s behaviour to create or to bring to the screen that will help tell that story, and nostalgia is just not really a big part of my emotional package.” –

I don't think nostalgia

“I’m addicted to Altoids. I call them ‘acting pills.'” –

“I just don’t think of age and time in respect of years. I have too much experience of people in their seventies who are vigorous and useful and people who are thirty-five who are in lousy physical shape and can’t think straight. I don’t think age has that much to do with it.” –