Michael Caine Quotes

Who is Michael Caine?

Michael Caine is a über-British Cockney actor known for a million movies like 'Hannah and Her Sisters' by [Woody Allen|woody-allen], The Prestige and the Batman trilogy by [Christopher Nolan|christopher-nolan], Children of Men by [Alfonso Cuarón|alfonso-cuaron] and The Italian Job. He also played Nigel Powers, the father of Austin Powers in the comedy Goldmember.

Born March 14, 1933

Best 20 Quotes by Michael Caine

“A lot of people said, Who do you think you are? I told them I know exactly who I am and I'll tell you exactly where I'm going.”

“A man should dress in a way that you don't notice. He looks good and you don't know why. But it's the tailoring, the materials, and the clothes.”

“A man's body may grow old, but inside his spirit can still be as young and as restless as ever.”

“Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.”

“Do you know that the harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing? Nothing that has meaning is easy. Easy doesn't enter into grown-up life.”

“I did everything. I ran my life exactly as I wanted to, all the time. I never listened to anybody. I'm pig-headed.”

“I don't have any regrets because I'm very optimistic, and live each day as though it's the last.”

“I don't think human beings are bad. They're weak. And that's what makes 'em bad.”

“I have been rich and I have been poor. I know which one I prefer.”

“I never listened to the people who said I should give it up, which is the main advice I got.”

“I never regret anything. I always said that when I'm old, I want to be sitting there regretting the things that I did and not the things that I didn't do; and now I'm old, and I don't regret anything! I had fun. I had fun, and I'm still having it.”

“I'm every bourgeois nightmare - a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.”

“I've always got to have one impossible dream on the back burner.”

“If you start pretending to have fun, you might have a little by accident.”

“It’s a lesson in life—don’t look back, you’ll trip over.”

“Maybe it's time we all stop trying to outsmart the truth and let it have its day.”

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“Use the difficulties - if you can't avoid them.”

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