Michael Douglas Quotes

“If we confront anti-Semitism … if we combat it individually and as a society, and use whatever platform we have to denounce it, we can stop the spread of this madness.” –

“Out there is nothing but possibilities.” –

Out there is nothing but

“Being single is pretty good. It’s a nice sense of irresponsibility.” –

“Players never die – they just try their luck at another table.” –

“Cancer did not bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.” –

“Wherever arms flow, violence follows. Bullets replace ballots as the solution to political disputes.” –

Wherever arms flow, violence

“I’m impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.” –

“We must unite to make nuclear weapons a horror of the past.” –

“When you’re making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move.” –

“The one thing that men and women have in common – they both like the company of men.” –

“There was a lot of tabloid journalism about my supposed sex addiction. Bullshit. It’s all bullshit. I mean, come on, I never pretended to be a saint. But give me a break.” –

There was a lot of tabloid

“Cigar smoking by it’s very nature is much more reflective than interactive.” –

“Someone reminded me I once said, ‘Greed is good.’ Now it seems it’s legal.” –

“Relationships are like bubbles – they’re fragile.” –

“Oh, I get it, it’s simple. PG means the hero gets the girl, 15 means that the villain gets the girl, and 18 means everybody gets the girl.” –

Oh, I get it, it's simple. PG

“It’s a phenomenon that I see with young actors – a lot of American speaking parts going to British actors.” –

“Money itself isn’t lost or made. It’s simply transferred from one perception to another.” –

“There’s nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life.” –

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” –

Greed, for lack of a better

“Greed is good! Greed is right! Greed works! Greed will save the U.S.A.!” –

“Suddenly you’ve worked yourself up to the top of the pecking order and you say to yourself, okay, this is going to be fun.” –

“A lot of actors get concerned about their own image, even going so far as to rewrite a movie to best serve that image. All I want to do is be in good movies.” –

“Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.” –

Actresses have more fear of

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies and cuts through to the essence of the evolutionary spirit.” –

“Since Catherine [Zeta-Jones] and I got together, I’ve cut back dramatically. My priorities changed, and I still love acting and all that, but not as much as I love watching my two kids grow up.” –

“Everything’s so repressive now – it’s the No generation. You can’t do anything, you can’t eat anything, you have to abstain.” –

“Human Rights for everyone is the necessary foundation upon which all of us may build a world where everybody may live in peace and serenity and plenty.” –

Human Rights for everyone is

“Never knew how poor I was until I started making money.” –

“For an actor, its great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks. Audiences love to hate them.” –

“It’s all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation.” –

“What’s worth doing is worth doing for money.” –

“I am a Jew. Those are four words of pride. My Jewishness is as deep as my genes.” –

I am a Jew. Those are four

“My brain cannot conceive how old my body is.” –

“Basketball is great; no one in Europe seems to believe just how close the spectators can sit to the players.” –

“A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.” –

A fool and his money are

“The history of second-generation actors isn’t great in our industry.” –

“It’s difficult for me to meet women because my crowd is much older. I know that for some of the young women I do meet, a relationship with me can be envisioned as a benefit to their career.” –

“I’ve always tried to kind of stretch my wings as an actor and do things that are different.” –

I've always tried to kind of

“I’m not a big filmophile. I don’t watch movies a lot for a hobby. I spend all my time watching sporting events. Because, opposed to movies, you can never tell how they’re going to end.” –

“I went into rehab to save my marriage, but I wound up saving myself.” –