Robert Redford Quotes

“Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.” –

“I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” –

I think the environment should

“Never revisit the past, that’s dangerous. You know, move on.” –

“Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.” –

“The tough thing about adulthood is it starts before you even know it starts.” –

“If you can do more, you should.” –

If you can do more, you

“The technology available for film-making now is incredible, but I am a big believer that it’s all in the story.” –

“I think independent filmmakers, documentary filmmakers – they are journalists.” –

“Not taking a risk is a risk. That’s how I see it.” –

“The measure of our success will be the condition on which we leave the world for the next generation.” –

The measure of our success

“Be careful of success; it has a dark side.” –

“I have no regrets, because I’ve done everything I could to the best of my ability.” –

“You’re never going to be the same person you are right now.” –

“What is it with you people? You think not getting caught in a lie is the same thing as telling the truth?” –

What is it with you people

“Hollywood was not a place I dreamed of getting to. I never could take seriously the obsession people have about being a celebrity or getting to Hollywood – I was born next door.” –

“It’s an honor putting art above politics. Politics can be seductive in terms of things reductive to the soul.” –

“Storytelling is important. Part of human continuity.” –

“If you could ever do a project that really has magic in it, and justifiable magic, you should do it.” –

If you could ever do a project

“You should prepare when you go to a public event to be public. That’s when I will sign autographs. But not when you’re going about your normal business.” –

“People have been so busy relating to how I look, it’s a miracle I didn’t become a self-conscious blob of protoplasm.” –

“I never had to worry about divestment because I never invested.” –

“San Franciscans are very proud of their city, and they should be. It’s the most beautiful place in the world.” –

San Franciscans are very

“There’s a lot of money to be made by strip-mining and drilling the dirtiest oil on the planet. But why should the rest of us pay the price?” –

“When I grew up, shame was used as a tool for check and balance. If you stood a chance of hearing someone say, “Shame on you,” or “You should be ashamed of yourself,” you thought twice. It doesn’t seem to be a factor today.” –

“I think Hollywood… well, there is no Hollywood anymore so let’s just call it the mainstream since the business is no longer Hollywood producing its own films and then distributing, they just distribute.” –

“Lastly get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it, you know, if you can’t deliver the emotions to your script there’s no point to your story. Story is the key.” –

Lastly get emotionally connected

“What we are living with is the result of human choices and it can be changed by making better, wiser choices.” –

“Part of me is drawn to the nature of sadness because I think life is sad, and sadness is not something that should be avoided or denied. It’s a fact of life, like contradictions are.” –

“When I became successful, I put up a caution. I didn’t think it was fair to have the shadow of that kind of success thrown on my family. And I was cautious about being taken by things that could destroy you.” –

“I don’t remember spending any time with anybody on set. I don’t spend a lot of time with people.” –

I don't remember spending

“People are becoming more and more aware of how the dominance of development and business is altering their lives and, in particular, their own heritage.” –

“I’m not a facelift person. I am what I am.” –

“A lot of what acting is is paying attention.” –

“For me, personally, skiing holds everything. I used to race cars, but skiing is a step beyond that. It removes the machinery and puts you one step closer to the elements. And it’s a complete physical expression of freedom.” –

For me, personally, skiing

“I don’t think about when it’s going to stop and what you do before it stops. You just keep moving.” –

“He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.” –

“Have a strong vision about the story you want to tell and how you want to tell it.” – obert Redford

“I’m not good at compromise.” –

I'm not good at compromise

“Radio, newspapers, they were normal parts of my life. In those days, you had to go somewhere to watch television and leave something to see it.” –

“I have a very low regard for cynics. I think it’s the beginning of dying.” –

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