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I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
by Harrison Ford

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

Related topics: Dad

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- Harrison Ford

 

The actor's popularity is evanescent;
applauded today,
forgotten tomorrow.
- Harrison Ford

I've always been somewhere down from the top,
so I've never had to suffer being knocked off the top.
- Harrison Ford

Really, what are the options? Levi's or Wranglers.
And you just pick one.
It's one of those life choices.
- Harrison Ford

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I'm addicted to Altoids.
I call them 'acting pills.'
- Harrison Ford

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.
- Harrison Ford

All my friends were going off to be professionals,
and I said I wanted to be an actor.
- Harrison Ford

If I were a serious person, I'd probably have a real job.
- Harrison Ford

Directing is too hard, it takes too much time,
and it doesn't pay very well.
- Harrison Ford

It took me a long time to figure out how to act,
and how to conduct myself in the business so I could
get what I felt I needed to support my potential and
give them what they wanted.
- Harrison Ford

I've never wanted to be the boss.
- Harrison Ford

I could take Sean Connery in a fight...
I could definitely take him.
- Harrison Ford

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.
- Harrison Ford

There is no child left within me, none whatsoever.
- Harrison Ford

I get mad when people call me an action movie star.
Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book,
a fantasy.
- Harrison Ford

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.
- Harrison Ford

Everything I do, I'm sort of half in,
half out.
- Harrison Ford

It's very little trouble for me to accomodate my fans,
unless I'm actually taking a pee at the time.
- Harrison Ford

I was always very grateful I was never hot.
In the entire length of my career, I haven't been the most adored.
- Harrison Ford

The kindest word to describe my performance in school was Sloth.
- Harrison Ford

You may get real tired watching me, but I'm not going to quit.
- Harrison Ford

The third time you say a thing it sounds like a lie.
- Harrison Ford

If you're asking me to acknowledge that I've gotten older,
I can do that.
- Harrison Ford

Sometimes I try to improve the language,
the lines, or the delivery, but I don't ad-lib because
I think that makes it really hard for everybody else involved.
- Harrison Ford

I was completely unprepared for the public spectacle my private life became,
and didn't like it a bit.
- Harrison Ford

What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily.
- Harrison Ford

When I first started out, I was a bad actor.
- Harrison Ford

My older kids are fantastic people.
It can't be the result of my influence on them.
- Harrison Ford

Hollywood's got its own particular environment.
- Harrison Ford

I enjoyed carpentry, and it was very good to me for 12 years.
- Harrison Ford

I am not the first man who wanted to make changes in
his life at 60 and I won't be the last.
It is just that others can do it with anonymity.
- Harrison Ford

Some actors couldn't figure out how to withstand the constant rejection.
They couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.
- Harrison Ford

Bikes and planes aren't about going fast or having fun;
they're toys,
but serious ones.
- Harrison Ford

To me, success is choice and opportunity.
- Harrison Ford

I was never that much a focus of interest in my career.
I'm aware of that now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.
- Harrison Ford

Parenting is an impossible job at any age.
- Harrison Ford

I accrued anger from people's low opinion of me and my work,
and for the work I might be capable of.
- Harrison Ford

My character is meant to know nothing about rap,
and not to like it very much, but I know about it,
because my kids make me listen to it.
There's some rap I do like very much.
I like Eminem, Blackalicious.
- Harrison Ford

I have relationships with people I'm working with,
based on our combined interest.
It doesn't make the relationship any less sincere,
but it does give it a focus that may not last beyond the experience.
- Harrison Ford

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

In my prayers I never said I needed a home.
I said I wanted a sanctuary.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Today is the right day to do
what you have long wanted to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett


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