It isn't what they say about you, it's what they whisper.
My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
The public has always expected me to be a playboy, and a decent chap never lets his public down.
By instinct I'm an adventurer; by choice I'd like to be a writer; by pure, unadulterated luck, I'm an actor.
Any man who dies with more than $10000 to his name is a failure.
I can't imagine anything more stressful than monogamy.
If you're dealing with monkeys, you got to expect some wrenches.....
There is nothing like lying flat on your back on the deck, alone except for the helmsman aft at the wheel, silence except for the lapping of the sea against the side of the ship. At that time you can be equal to Ulysses and brother to him.
I've had a hell of a lot of fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it.
My dream of happiness: a quiet spot by the Jamaican seashore . . . hearing the wind sob with the beauty and the tragedy of everything. Sitting under an almond tree, with the leaf spread over me like an umbrella.
I enter a whorehouse with the same interest as I do the British museum or the Metropolitan - in the same spirit of curiosity. Here are the works of man, here is an art of man, here is the eternal pursuit of gold and pleasure. I couldn't be more sincere. This doesn't mean that if I go to La Scala in Milan to hear Carmen I want to get up on the stage and participate. I do not. Neither do I always participate in a fine representative national whorehouse - but I must see it as a spectacle, an offering, a symptom of a nation.
I crave the indulgence of my senses but this is countered by an interior desire that is even keener than my senses to know the meaning of things
I had now made about 45 pictures, but what had I become? I knew all too well: a phallic symbol. All over the world I was, as a name and personality, equated with sex.
I portray myself as wicked, hoping I will not be regarded as wicked. But I may be wicked in the biblical sense
It is a mistake to think you cant be hurt if you don't care
I always see about six scuffles a night when I come to San Francisco. That's one of the town's charms.
If they say I am inconsistent let them say it, for it is true, because inconsistency is a part of living
I like the Whisky old an the women young
If there is anyone to whom I owe money, I'm prepared to forget it if they are.
You once liked the blissful mobility, but then you wonder, who's the real you? And who's the chap on the screen? You know, I catch myself acting out my life like a goddamn script.
The rest of my life will be devoted to women and litigation
Women won't let me stay single and I won't let me stay married.
I am convinced of the validity of contradiction. There are many worlds. Each is true, at its time, in its own fashion
I intend to live the first half of my life. I don't care about the rest.
You can never trust a human being to behave as you would have expected in a given circumstance
Man's indecency to man all over the world rules out the idea of humanity as an actuality. It is a dream of young idealists. In practice a misnomer