George Clooney Quotes

“You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.”
-George Clooney

“Directing is really exciting. In the end, it’s more fun to be the painter than the paint.”
-George Clooney

“I enjoy going on motorcycle trips and stopping in small towns and enjoying drinks with the locals.”
-George Clooney

“I think people in Italy live their lives better than we do. It’s an older country, and they’ve learned to celebrate dinner and lunch, whereas we sort of eat as quickly as we can to get through it.”
-George Clooney

“In doing the screenplay for ‘Good Night, and Good Luck,’ the most important thing for me was to constantly go back to wherever the opposition would argue. So I had to keep reading all the books and articles about why McCarthy is such a good guy.”
-George Clooney

“If people see me having dinner with a beautiful woman, they immediately believe that I’m having a love affair with her. Of course that’s rubbish. I’m not a playboy!”
-George Clooney

“I use my film-making to work through my deep questions and my deep problems. I think I could watch each film and tell you exactly which part of my psyche I’m trying to work out.”
-George Clooney

“But I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.”
-George Clooney

“Yes, I slouch. My mother tells me that.”
-George Clooney

“I bought a piano once because I had the dream of playing As Time Goes By as some girl’s leaning on it drinking a martini. Great image. But none of it worked out. I can’t even play Chopsticks. But I’ve got a nice piano at my house!”
-George Clooney

“I’ve been working with Pat Robertson on Africa debt-relief, and we disagree on virtually everything except certain very specific, inalienable rights, and the truth is that morality and patriotism come in all shapes and sizes.”
-George Clooney

“Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes.”
-George Clooney

“I think you should automatically donate your organs because that would turn the balance of organ donation in a huge way. I would donate whatever anybody would take, and I’d probably do the cremation bit.”
-George Clooney

“In the ’60s, when I was growing up, one of the great elements of American culture was the protest song. There were songs about the civil rights movement, the women’s rights movement, the antiwar movement. It wasn’t just Bob Dylan, it was everybody at the time.”
-George Clooney

“They say I was a bad Batman, that it was my fault, that I buried the franchise. But the truth is, it was a big project. I was pretty intimidated in that world. I did the best I could in the situation I was given.”
-George Clooney

“You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark, and I’m there now.”
-George Clooney

“Run for office? No. I’ve slept with too many women, I’ve done too many drugs, and I’ve been to too many parties.”
-George Clooney

“The simple truth is that everyone has an opinion, everyone has the right to voice it, and they should if they want to.”
-George Clooney

“You make a lot of films, do you? You make a lot of films yourself? Yeah, I’d like to see you make a film first before you get to talk about it. What a jerk.”
-George Clooney

“There’s no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq.”
-George Clooney

“There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn’t have anybody to look down on.”
-George Clooney

“I go on YouTube when somebody says to look something up.”
-George Clooney

“My parents were disappointed I didn’t finish college, and they were really upset when I went to Hollywood to become an actor. I was a big disappointment to them.”
-George Clooney

“For me, the definition of a patriot is someone who is willing to constantly question the government; that’s what separates us from other countries.”
-George Clooney

“I had to stop going to auditions thinking, ‘Oh, I hope they like me.’ I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem.”
-George Clooney

“It’s possible for me to make a bad movie out of a good script, but I can’t make a good movie from a bad script.”
-George Clooney

“I do know something about the news world. I was sitting on the floors of newsrooms since I was seven years old, and I’ve been around them my whole life. I understand that someone looks at a story with famous people in it, and you want to put it out.”
-George Clooney

“After doing One Fine Day and playing a pediatrician on ER, I’ll never have kids. I’m going to have a vasectomy.”
-George Clooney

“We’re picking on people we can beat.”
-George Clooney

“America can’t beat anyone anymore.”
-George Clooney

“The government itself is running exactly like the Sopranos and they sit back and they make deals. And they say okay, ‘I’m going do this: France, you’re getting the pipelines.'”
-George Clooney

“I’m not smart enough and I don’t know enough about what’s going on.”
-George Clooney

“I don’t care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association. He deserves whatever anyone says about him.”
-George Clooney

“I don’t like to share my personal life… it wouldn’t be personal if I shared it.”
-George Clooney

“I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad’s sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.”
-George Clooney

“I’d think, ‘In a relationship, we should never have his kind of fight.’ Then, instead of figuring out how to make it work, I looked for a way to get out of it. The truth is, you shouldn’t be married if your that kind of person.”
-George Clooney

“When you’re young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that’s the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you’re a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.”
-George Clooney

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