Kirk Douglas quotes

“All children are natural actors, and I'm still a kid. If you grow up completely, you can never be an actor.”

Kirk Douglas

“Fear is a terrible thing. It makes you do awful things.”

Kirk Douglas

“I came from abject poverty. There was nowhere to go but up.”

Kirk Douglas

“In order to achieve anything you must be brave enough to fail.”

Kirk Douglas

“Life is like a B-picture script.”

Kirk Douglas

“My kids never had the advantages I had. I was born poor.”

Kirk Douglas

“My mother and my father were illiterate immigrants from Russia. When I was a child they were constantly amazed that I could go to a building and take a book on any subject. They couldn't believe this access to knowledge we have here in America. They couldn't believe that it was free.”

Kirk Douglas

“Obey the voice within - it commands us to give of ourselves and help others. As long as we have the capacity to give, we are alive.”

Kirk Douglas

“The cure for depression is to think of others, to do for others. You can always find something to be grateful for.”

Kirk Douglas

“The learning process continues until the day you die.”

Kirk Douglas

“Virtue is not photogenic. What is it to be a nice guy? To be nothing, that's what. A big fat zero with a smile for everybody.”

Kirk Douglas

“What would my parents think about America if they arrived here today? Would they even want to come? I wonder.”

Kirk Douglas

“When you become a star, you don't change - everyone else does.”

Kirk Douglas

“You haven't learned how to live until you've learned how to give.”

Kirk Douglas