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A collection of Don Johnson quotes on sports, boating, life, Hollywood, family, acting, and career.

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Flat Creek, Missouri, United States

Known best for portraying the role of menacing police detective James ‘Sonny’ Crockett in the cult 1980s series ‘Miami Vice,’ Don Johnson was born and raised in Missouri, USA. He received a Golden Globe award for his appearance in the series, and played another legendary cop in the series ‘Nash Bridges.' Beginning his acting career in the early 1970s with the film ‘The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweeheart,’ Don went on to play key roles in several films in the coming decades, and established himself as a bankable actor. Adorned with several acting honours during his acting career, Don also played power boat in his free time and participated in the 1988 Offshore World Championship, which he won. He has, over the years, shared his thoughts and views on a varirety of topics, such as sports, boating, life, Hollywood, family, acting, and career. We have curated Don Johnson quotes from his interviews, song lyrics, and talk shows.

I am seriously opposed to censorship of any sort.

- Don Johnson

Hollywood is very much an industry town. Your life becomes caught up in all of the parties and this list and that list. That's not something that I respond well to.

- Don Johnson

I do what I can to make young people understand that drugs can destroy their lives. I'm the perfect example of what people can accomplish when they have regained a sane body and spirit.

- Don Johnson

I am stable when my private life is a success.

- Don Johnson

The most aggressive artists often hide their romantic side.

- Don Johnson

I consider myself an artist. God granted me some gifts so that I could express myself artistically.

- Don Johnson

If the material is inspiring and motivates you, then it doesn't really matter what it is.

- Don Johnson

My favorite actor is Wallace Beery.

- Don Johnson

I've had some ambivalent feelings about being an actor. I don't know that I've ever been totally and completely comfortable with it.

- Don Johnson

I struggled for 15 years in this business before Miami Vice came along.

- Don Johnson

It's my job to really commit myself to the material and the project and be proud of what I've done, and I am in most cases.

- Don Johnson

Even though some of the films I've made haven't been particularly commercial, I don't find them failures.

- Don Johnson

I could hear and feel music going on in me, and I couldn't get it out. You can always depend on a guitar.

- Don Johnson

I pestered the hell out of everybody I ran into until I could play the guitar well enough to write and sing with it.

- Don Johnson

I'm not qualified for anything else, so I would imagine I'd either be doing something larcenous or I would have already been caught.

- Don Johnson

I had no idea what I was going to do when they threw me out of school.

- Don Johnson

I joined the PBA way before I should have because I heard a rumor they were going to limit the number of people who could get in.

- Don Johnson

Being with all those great bowlers was the greatest three days I ever had.

- Don Johnson

I try to parent equally, but I think little girls are a little more sensitive.

- Don Johnson

My sons are a hell of a lot easier to get through to than my daughter is. She seems to have my number. She can just run through the buttons.

- Don Johnson

The way our business is, the way it works out, we end up being residents of everywhere.

- Don Johnson

Let me just say, I've seen a pub or two.

- Don Johnson

I made a decision that whether or not I was going to make under the national poverty level wasn't going to play a part in whether or not I was an actor. That's what I do.

- Don Johnson

You're in this constant state of flux and transition, as if you had jet lag all the time. The acting part of it is easy. It's all the other things that come with it that are a bit difficult.

- Don Johnson

I've never been very successful in a monogamous relationship, but I'm looking forward to the day when I can assume that responsibility.

- Don Johnson

I can do whatever I want - I'm rich, I'm famous, and I'm bigger than you.

- Don Johnson

Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous.

- Don Johnson

If I die tomorrow, I've accomplished everything I wanted to do in life.

- Don Johnson

Every bowling center should have a house pro.

- Don Johnson

London is one of the most enchanting places I've ever been on this planet.

- Don Johnson

It wasn't a mission to be a rock star. It wasn't a mission of mine to even be a movie star. I just intended to be a good actor.

- Don Johnson

It's a joy to be recognized and to have people that are interested in what you do. That can pick up your whole day.

- Don Johnson

I'd like to think I haven't done my best yet.

- Don Johnson

I was a little, skinny, runt kid, and I decided that bowling was what I was going to do in life.

- Don Johnson

This is what I do for a living. It's not who I am as a human being.

- Don Johnson

People in the business will stay with you through drugs and alcohol and divorces and insanity and everything else, but you have a failure, pal, and they don't want to know nothing about you!

- Don Johnson

I'm just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks.

- Don Johnson