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Quotes by Patrick Swayze on life, death, lessons, soul, success, failure, etc.

54 Top Patrick Swayze Quotes

Famous As: Actor
Born On: August 18, 1952
Died On: September 14, 2009
Born In: Houston, Texas, United States
Died At Age: 57

Patrick Swayze was a prominent American dancer, songwriter, actor and singer. He hogged the limelight in the 1980s with appearances in films and became famous for playing romantic male leads. In 1991, he was named the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by ‘People Magazine.’ He earned ‘Golden Globe’ nomination thrice fir his phenomenal performances. Some of his noteworthy works include ‘Ghost,’ ‘To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar,’ ‘She’s Like The Wind,’ ‘Dirty Dancing,’ and more. Read through the collection of famous sayings by Patrick Swayze which have been extracted from his songs, writings, movies, thoughts, dialogues, lyrics and interviews.

The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.

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A person who can connect with their partner, another human being who can connect with their soul − it's not just learning steps, it's about expressing something. I've found in dancing all my life that I can release something as a dancer that I can't in any other way.

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All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it's absolutely necessary. And three, be nice.

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As always, I appreciate all the love and support people have sent and continue to send my way.

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Dance is the pure language of the soul - it's been with us from the very beginning.

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Everything is designed to help you sell out.

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Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.

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Feel what the wave is doing, then accept its energy.

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Good-looking people turn me off. Myself included.

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How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you're a dead man? You go to work.

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I am very, very clear on how difficult it is for a young kid out there to go into the arts without taking a lot of heat from his peers.

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I don't know what's on the other side.

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I don't want to be a poster child for cancer.

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I don't want to be Mr. Romantic Leading Man. I don't want to be the Dance Dude. I don't want to be the Action Guy. If I had to do any one of those all my life, it'd drive me crazy.

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I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life.

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I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life. When you dance, things just go away, things don't seem so bad. There's no better way to take care of health than through something as joyous and beautiful as dance.

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I got completely fed up with that Hollywood blockbuster mentality. I couldn't take it seriously any longer.

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I had a lot of anger because I wasn't happy with the way I had been raised.

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I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light.

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I keep my heart and my soul and my spirit open to miracles.

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I like to believe that I've got a lot of guardian warriors sittin' on my shoulder including my dad.

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I thought it was all over. My lungs were filling with water and I began to black out. Then I saw an ancient warrior rise up out of the water. He said we'd make it, and we did. I believe we all have an angel watching us.

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I want you to be nice...until it's time to not be nice.

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I will go so far as to say probably smoking had something to do with my pancreatic cancer.

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I'm not afraid of death. I'm going home.

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I'm trying to shut up and let my angels speak to me and tell me what I'm supposed to do.

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I've never been one to run from a challenge.

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If anybody had that cure out there like so many people swear to me they do, you'd be two things: you'd be very rich, and you'd be very famous. Otherwise, shut up.

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If I leave this Earth, I want to leave this Earth just knowing I've tried to give something back and tried to do something worthwhile with myself.

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If I'm going to do television, I wanted that 'North and South' experience. I wanted something that's going to challenge me on a constant basis.

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If you live through the initial stage of fame and get past it, and remember thats not who you are. If you live past that, then you have a hope of maybe learning how to spell the word artist.

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It just blows me away that I am on, I don't know what generation of fans.

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Life sure has a sick sense of humor, doesn’t it?

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Look at it! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, man! Let me go out there and let me get one wave, just one wave before you take me in. I mean, come on man, where I am I gonna go? Cliffs on both sides! I'm not gonna paddle my way to New Zealand! Come on, compadre. Come on!

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My indigestion issues got gigantic and constant. And then I started thinking, I'm getting skinny. I dropped about 20 pounds in the blink of an eye. And then when you see it in the mirror, when all of a sudden, you pull your eyes down and the bottom of your eyes go yellow and jaundice sets in - then you know something's wrong.

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My work... is my legacy.

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One thing I'm not going to do is chase staying alive. You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won't live.

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Sometimes a movie encapsulates a period or a moment in all of our lives in such a way that it never dies.

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Surfing's the source. Can change your life. Swear to god

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Talent deserves to be honored. Hands deserve to be slapped if you do something stupid as well, but don't take it too far.

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The longer your life goes on, the more death you face.

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The steps aren’t enough. Feel the music.

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There are people who want me to do a cologne. They want to call it 'Patrick.' I was offered a fortune to make exercise videos. Posters, all kinds of stuff - something like $10 million worth. It's insanity. I'm not going to do any of it.

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There's just something about dance. It's like a primal thing in all of us.

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There's no better way to take care of health than through something as joyous and beautiful as dance.

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To be honest, I've made a game out of trying to live through my James Dean, Janis Joplin, Freddie Prinze, Jim Morrison period, those demons that we all have that we're either successful or not at making work for us rather than destroy us.

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Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse.

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What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what's thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.

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There's just something about dance ... It's like a primal thing in all of us.

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What's powerful about a love scene is not seeing the act. It's seeing the passion, the need, the desire, the caring, the fear.

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Pain don't hurt.

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When it looks like I may live longer than five minutes I'll drop cigarettes like a hot potato.

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When people are away from home, they do things they might not normally do.

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I think what creates a winner is a person who can connect with their partner - another human being.. connect with their soul

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