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Kevin Costner quotes on movies, desire, people, decision, belief, hard-work, ideas, artist, women, etc.

28 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Kevin Costner

Famous As: Actor
Born On: January 18, 1955
Born In: Lynwood, California, United States
Kevin Costner is a well-known American actor, filmmaker, and musician. He has bagged in various awards and accolades, including two ‘Golden Globe Awards,’ two ‘Screen Actors Guild Awards,’ one ‘Primetime Emmy Award,’ and two ‘Academy Awards.’ ‘Sizzle Beach, U.S.A’ marked his acting debut. Some of his other successful works include ‘A Perfect World,’ ‘The Upside of Anger,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘The Untouchables,’ ‘Hidden Figure,’ ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,’ ‘Molly’s Game,’ ‘Bull Durham,’ ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Dances With Wolves,’ ‘No Way Out,’ ‘The Bodyguard,’ and ‘JFK,’ besides others. We bring to you a compilation of famous sayings by Kevin Costner which have been excerpted from his movies, dialogues, and interviews. 

Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.

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I haven't had a perfect life...but I have had a perfectly good life!

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I stand up for what I believe. I don't know if it's always paid off for me, because I've been ridiculed and humiliated.

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I don't read as much as I'd like. I've been writing a lot. I've been doing a lot of music, but I don't read as much as I should. I just don't.

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I don't like definitions. I like four-hour movies.

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I don't have a seller's remorse about how I've lived. I am cognizant of what I have done, and any of us could maybe draw the line better. But I've tried to live pretty fearlessly.

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I don't go against the grain because I'm a contrary person.

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I don't give up. I'm a plodder. People come and go, but I stay the course.

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I didn't realize Toronto was so beautiful. Everywhere you go you see beautiful architecture.

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I deal with pressure. I have a tendency to probably be at my best under pressure.

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I can't say I really see much difference between my son and daughters except that my girls will occasionally make me a sandwich and my son won't.

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I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.

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I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

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I am a really writer-oriented actor.

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I always thought the leading actor should be the best supporting actor, because you're the only person that can help every other actor on the set.

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I actually play sports better when I'm mad. Some players don't play better when they're mad. They lose their sense of where they're at. I have a tendency to do better when I'm under pressure.

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Great stories don't often make great movies. Its' a crafted art form.

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Field of Dreams is probably our generation's It's A Wonderful Life.

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Failure doesn't kill you... it increases your desire to make something happen.

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Cowboy movies aren't supposed to be in vogue. I still like them. You know, I'm still out there pitching the hell out of them.

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Conventional wisdom is so scary because what if everybody's wrong?

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Conventional wisdom can get us into so much trouble, especially as artists.

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Broken people say awful things and do incredibly absurd things.

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Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.

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Audiences trust Westerns when you hit the right tone. I think they're not in vogue, but they will always be in vogue when you hit the right note.

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A good idea is something like an emotion, you just can't keep it in.

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I believe in the soul ... the small of a woman's back, the hanging curveball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

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I don't feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldn't do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched.

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