Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A collection of quotes by Matt Dillon on change, growth, belief, fear, stress, women, trust, improvement, travel, life, power, love, passion, and God.

25 Insightful Quotes By Matt Dillon

Quick Facts

Born On: February 18, 1964

Born In: New Rochelle, New York, U.S.

Matt Dillon is an eminent American film director and actor. ‘Over the Edge’ marked his film debut. He established himself as a teen idol when he appeared in films such ‘Tex,’ ‘The Flamingo Kid,’ ‘My Bodyguard,’ ‘Rumble Fish,’ ‘Little Darlings,’ and ‘The Outsiders.’ ‘City of Ghosts’ marked his directorial debut. He bagged in an ‘Independent Spirit Award’ and earned the ‘Academy Award’ and ‘Golden Globe Award’ nominations for his performance in the drama film ‘Crash.’ Following is a list of quotes by Matt Dillon, which have been excerpted from his films, dialogues, interviews, tweets, etc. Go through the collection of thoughts by Matt Dillon on people, children, relationships, politics, music, father, experience, comedy, romantic, history, friends, character, and more.

I'm not a Buddhist, or a card-carrying member of any religion.

Matt Dillon

I'm drawn to women who live in a world different from my own. I don't believe you have to marry someone from your own backyard. James Joyce married a woman who never read any of his books.

Matt Dillon

I used to make fun of the kids in school who acted or went to dance class.

Matt Dillon

I think anytime you can do something you haven't seen or done in a film before, it's always a great day as an actor.

Matt Dillon

I only hear my own voice. When you start hearing other voices, then it's time to worry.

Matt Dillon

I like to do comedy, but I'll be perfectly honest, I prefer to do drama and more character-driven-based stuff, generally.

Matt Dillon

I like conflict, drama's conflict and if you don't have that in the character it's really not a worthwhile role to play for me.

Matt Dillon

I know this sounds kind of crazy, but I think we're all actors.

Matt Dillon

I had acting teachers, and one of the things that was encouraged was to keep it fresh, to be spontaneous. That's the magic of film often.

Matt Dillon

I grew up with the white picket fence. My dad went to work nine to five, and he had a station wagon.

Matt Dillon

I don't worry about whether a character is likable, as long as the character is believable.

Matt Dillon

I don't like to give out advice. I make suggestions when I get to know somebody a little bit, but I don't know about advice.

Matt Dillon

I don't like movies where everything happens fast. I like the buildup, the obstacles, the mystery.

Matt Dillon

I don't know why, but I like the saxophone.

Matt Dillon

I don't hide out. If you build a wall around yourself, it draws people to invade it. Fear is the enemy.

Matt Dillon

I don't consider myself a Hollywood liberal, but I have my convictions and my beliefs.

Matt Dillon

As an actor, you can't be off the market for too long.

Matt Dillon

Actors don't generally go asking other actors for advice too much, but I'll take suggestions wherever I can.

Matt Dillon

Acting is very competitive. There are few good scripts out there and the ones that are good are very competitive. You look at your options and often times they're not too appealing.

Matt Dillon

I do get bottled up in interviews. You're thinking about what you're saying, and suddenly you get all tangled. So people think I'm sullen, or that I don't have much to say. But my friends will tell you: a lot of times I talk too much.

Matt Dillon

I have always wanted to play different kinds of stuff, but it's hard, first to find good material, and then to change people's perception of you so they'll let you do it. I mean, I would really like to play a poet, but once they get this notion of you as a street guy, it's hard to change that.

Matt Dillon

I look for really great characters. I say great because as long as they're really good, there's something you can do. And really good storytelling. And when people ask me what the story is, I say it's really several stories really. They're intermeshed.

Matt Dillon

I sometimes think love is God's way of hoodwinking people into having kids. You fall in love, and all that passion goes into procreating and wanting children. I've felt that need to want to raise a child. It's a creative urge.

Matt Dillon

I think a lot of directors, they come out of film school, they don't know anything about acting. Or they're writers that don't know anything about the process. And I think they're afraid sometimes to talk to actors and be honest with actors.

Matt Dillon

I think the reason I've survived that long is because I've taken my work so seriously. Maybe sometimes too seriously, but it's always been important for me to do my best regardless of the film. I think the biggest compliment I get is when people on the street stop me and say they've liked the choices I've made.

Matt Dillon