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We all have that burning question about what happens
by Kevin Costner

We all have that burning question about what happens
if we lose somebody we love,
especially if we lose them tragically.
We wonder what fear was going on, we wonder if we could
have reached out and touched them,
held their hand, looked in their eyes,
been there.
- Kevin Costner

I haven't tried to buffer myself.
I like rolling the dice.
- Kevin Costner

Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being
a beautiful woman as you can get.
- Kevin Costner

I don't think I ever take huge risks,
though I'm not scared of doing so.
- Kevin Costner

 

I like when my face tingles, when the hair on the back of my neck stands up.
- Kevin Costner

Lincoln was the greatest speaker and he was ridiculed for how he looked,
you know?
- Kevin Costner

When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was
Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me.
I always think that leading actors should be called
the best supporting actors.
- Kevin Costner

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If you don't understand your limitations you won't
achieve much in your life.
- Kevin Costner

You have to decide if you're going to wilt like a daisy
or if you're just going to go forward and live the
life that you've been granted.
- Kevin Costner

One person doesn't have to shoulder all the responsibility
for why a film does or doesn't do well.
- Kevin Costner

I'm a big fan of dreams.
Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life -
people seem to give them up,
quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'
- Kevin Costner

I enjoy sports.
I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies.
Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given
Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me.
- Kevin Costner

If you think of 'Liberty Valance' or 'The Searchers,'
there are moments in there that you'll never,
ever forget...
And it does not matter what century you are from.
- Kevin Costner

I'm getting those familiar feelings,
and I'm just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again.
- Kevin Costner

I'm a pretty convenient foil for a lot of people.
- Kevin Costner

Failure doesn't kill you...
it increases your desire to make something happen.
- Kevin Costner

I am not a cynic.
- Kevin Costner

I've had some movies that have been ridiculed,
but that's OK with me.
I don't feel that really defines me.
Should I change who I am to be popular?
- Kevin Costner

Field of Dreams is probably our generation's It's A Wonderful Life.
- Kevin Costner

In America, politicians do whatever to get re-elected,
and a lot of decisions that were being made at that
time by Kennedy were certain not to get him re-elected.
- Kevin Costner

Money isn't a major motivating force in my life.
Nor is my profession.
There are other things that I care more about than being an actor.
- Kevin Costner

When I make a film I'm away from home for two to three months.
So I want my kids to look at my films one day and say,
I love his movies, I love his choices-because he loved them.
- Kevin Costner

If it's going to be wrecked, I want to make sure I wreck it.
- Kevin Costner

I don't think I'd have been as good as Bruce was.
He was a better JFK than I would have been.
- Kevin Costner

You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved
with and the end game is you'd like to be a part of a hit.
But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart.
- Kevin Costner

I stand up for what I believe.
I don't know if it's always paid off for me,
because I've been ridiculed and humiliated.
- Kevin Costner

I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema,
rather than for the critics.
- Kevin Costner

I've been around where I knew other actors were going to steal the scene,
and I don't compete with them.
- Kevin Costner

What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie,
it didn't make much money.
I'm gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in
10 years' time and really enjoys it.
- Kevin Costner

I'm proud of all the movies I've made.
They're not sequels, they're not franchises.
And the reason I pick my films carefully is that I
don't want to spit on my life.
I like to think of myself as more than that.
- Kevin Costner

I think there are good men and women in all decades.
We've grown cynical.
And look at what we do to all our heroes:
Churchill,
FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs.
But heroic things happen every day.
- Kevin Costner

I don't feel the need to direct.
I tried to get other people to direct Dances,
but they wouldn't do it.
They all thought it was too long.
One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence.
Another thought the white woman was very cliched.
- Kevin Costner

There are a lot of things that come to bear on movies
now that I don't think are good for movies.
They're trying to appeal to the biggest demographic and,
when they do that, you sometimes flatten out.
- Kevin Costner

I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody,
they can't.
But what they have to be is recognisable.
I don't equate myself with a master painter,
but I think you can recognise my films.
- Kevin Costner

We still live with this unbelievable threat over our heads of nuclear war.
I mean, are we stupid? Do we think that the nuclear threat has gone,
that the nuclear destruction of the planet is not imminent?
It's a delusion to think it's gone away.
- Kevin Costner

I'm only interested in being a good actor and in being
remembered for my best films,
not for the way I look.
But it seems inevitable in this line of work that I
have to care about the way I look without getting obsessed about it.
- Kevin Costner

President Kennedy was willing to go to war.
He was not a coward.
The man had been in war and so had Ken O'Donnell.
He was ready to protect this nation,
but he was not ready for a military solution just because
it was being rammed down his throat.
- Kevin Costner

I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing.
And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics.
In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.
- Kevin Costner

When I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it.
It was just a great time for the world,
in terms of looking back in history and seeing how
we got ourselves into trouble and how we got ourselves out of trouble.
- Kevin Costner

I wanted very much to do Traffic and at one point it
looked like I was going to work on it.
And then, of course, Catherine Zeta-Jones had her relationship
with Michael Douglas and it suddenly didn't happen.
- Kevin Costner

I think these movies are as much for people of that
time as for people who weren't born.
For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must
act under a crisis situation,
not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls,
that they go from their gut check.
- Kevin Costner

We stand our best chance of leaving a legacy to those who want to learn,
our children, by standing firm.
In matters of style, hey, swing with the stream.
But in matters of principle, you need to stand like a rock.
- Kevin Costner

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

What is to give light must endure the burning.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The world is a mirror for anger,
which returns to its source as burning torment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Poetry is just the evidence of life.
If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
- Leonard Cohen

If your house is burning, wouldn't you try and put out the fire?
- Imran Khan

Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.
- Don Henley

I am dominated by one thing, an irresistible,
burning attraction towards the abstract.
- Gustave Moreau

A cat's rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame,
all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks,
eyes blazing and sputtering.
- William S. Burroughs

No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America,
has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging,
shooting, and burning alleged offenders.
- Ida B. Wells

The only burning passion I'm sure I have,
is the passion for sex.
- Robert Crumb

We're lucky, real lucky.
Our friends lost their house.
We just had some burning embers put holes in the screens.
- George Martin

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning
a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
- E. O. Wilson

What progress we are making.
In the Middle Ages they would have burned me.
Now they are content with burning my books.
- Sigmund Freud

Over time, the federal government should move the nation to a single standard,
clean-burning gasoline.
- Mark Kirk

The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat.
Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always,
plotting, scheming, working, fighting.
- Richard M. Nixon

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes
God made in establishing tonal relationships.
- Ansel Adams

I don't think having a My Chemical Romance action figure
will make a kid start his own band,
I like to think it will make him save children from a burning building.
- Gerard Way

The best that an individual can do is to concentrate
on what he or she can do,
in the course of a burning effort to do it better.
- Elizabeth Bowen

The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire -
the light of daring burning in the heart.
The more one dares, the more he shall obtain.
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky

There are worse crimes than burning books.
One of them is not reading them.
- Ray Bradbury

There is one quality which one must possess to win,
and that is definiteness of purpose,
the knowledge of what one wants,
and a burning desire to possess it.
- Napoleon Hill

Very few people possess true artistic ability.
It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate
the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint,
simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
- Fran Lebowitz

But you can make good radio, interesting radio,
great radio even, without an urgent question,
a burning issue at stake.
- Ira Glass

I don't have a burning passion to live in America per
se but I would certainly like to work there.
- Cillian Murphy

Every few thousand years some shepard inhales smoke
from a burning bush and has a vision or eats moldy
rye bread in a cave and sees God.
- Kerry Thornley

Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power -
a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves
up and start in again after a disappointment.
- Marsha Sinetar


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