James Dean Quotes

Who on Earth is James Dean?

James Dean was an American actor known for "Rebel Without a Cause", "East of Eden" and dying way too young in a car crash.

Born February 08, 1931
Died September 30, 1955

Best 20 Quotes by James Dean

“Am I in love? Absolutely. I'm in love with ancient philosophers, foreign painters, classic authors, and musicians who have died long ago. I'm a passionate lover. I fawn over these people. I have given them my heart and my soul. The trouble is, I'm unable to love anyone tangible. I have sacrificed a physical bond, for a metaphysical relationship. I am the ultimate idealistic lover.”

James Dean

“An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet.”

James Dean

“An hour or two of learning from the masters is usually enough to recharge my artistic batteries.”

James Dean

“Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.”

James Dean

“Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.”

James Dean

“I don't have to explain anything to anybody.”

James Dean

“I have a fairly adequate knowledge of Satanic forces.”

James Dean

“I think the prime reason for existence, for living in this world is discovery.”

James Dean

“I'm not going to go through life with one arm tied behind my back.”

James Dean

“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.”

James Dean

“If you’re not afraid, if you take everything you are, everything worthwhile in you and direct it at one goal, one ultimate mark, you’ve got to get there.”

James Dean

“Live fast, die young. Leave a good looking corpse.”

James Dean

“My purpose in life does not include a hankering to charm society.”

James Dean

“Only the gentle are ever really strong.”

James Dean

“Remember: Life is short, break the rules (they were made to be broken)
Forgive quickly, kiss slowly.
Love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.
The clouds are lined with silver and the glass is half full (though the answers won't be found at the bottom).
Don't sweat the small stuff. You are who you are meant to be. Dance as if no one's watching, love as if it's all you know. Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.”

James Dean

“Take it easy driving. The life you save may be mine.”

James Dean

“The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.”

James Dean

“To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even before he's out of the cradle.”

James Dean

“Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated.”

James Dean

“When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn't acting. It's following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.”

James Dean