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I haven't tried to buffer myself.
by Kevin Costner

I haven't tried to buffer myself.
I like rolling the dice.
- 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 don't think I ever take huge risks,
though I'm not scared of doing so.
- Kevin Costner

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am not a cynic.
- Kevin Costner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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'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 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

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

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 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

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 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

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 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'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

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

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

I auditioned on my own.
I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help,
not even Mom's.
- Kate Hudson

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

Today, try something you have never tried before.
Perhaps just a food that is new to you -
perhaps a whole new way of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years
to have breakfast together,
but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
- Winston Churchill

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident,
because when you get overconfident, that's when something snaps up and bites you.
- Neil Armstrong

For as long as I can remember I have suffered from
a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art.
- Edvard Munch

Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering.
Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble.
That was the end of that.
- Jean Rostand

I get recognised sometimes, and that's really cool.
I've tried certain disguises, but that doesn't work.
- Rupert Grint

I hope my work has inspired young artists.
I have always tried to maintain my freedom as an artist
and I feel it is one of the main reasons I have been successful.
- Frank Frazetta

I tried to write with someone else once before,
but it was not successful.
- Paula Danziger

But with the slow menace of a glacier,
depression came on.
No one had any measure of its progress;
no one had any plan for stopping it.
Everyone tried to get out of its way.
- Frances Perkins

I've tried to help a lot of young artists get started.
- Charley Pride

Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts to talk about Chinese culture,
Chinese people.
What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope.
- Jet Li

They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes
and they will undoubtedly keep trying.
But it won't work.
She was an original.
- Billy Wilder


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