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A collection of top quotes and sayings by Sam Elliott on sports, work, art, people, and Hollywood.

21 Top Quotes By Sam Elliott On Sports, Work, Art & Hollywood

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actor

Born On: August 9, 1944

Born In: Sacramento, California, United States

The ideal poster boy for an American ranch, Sam Elliot is known for his trademark lanky frame, thick moustache and deep voice. His resonant voice has help him bag several voice-over projects. However, he is extremely choosy with the roles he takes up. He has spent most of his childhood in Poland and is a very simple man by nature. His simplicity and humbleness reflects in his thoughts and words. He never holds himself when praising a contemporary, which show his sense of security. We have gathered some of his quotes from his interviews with various entertainment websites and magazines. Here are some of Elliott’s quotes on positivity, sports, work, art, people, and Hollywood.

Hugh Grant is the main man. He's the number one romantic comedy man in the world.

Sam Elliott

I'm a four star general in this thing, and you don't rise to the ranks of a four star general by hanging about the house being the perfect dad.

Sam Elliott

I'm picky, very picky. I wanted to be an actor since I was nine years old, and I figured that was only one way to ever have any longevity, and that's to be careful about what kind of work you do.

Sam Elliott

Even after nearly 50 years in this business, I still feel like I'm lucky every time I get a decent job, but an opportunity to work with people of that ilk.

Sam Elliott

Everyone is so preoccupied by youth. People talk about how the movie business is a microcosm of the bigger picture, or life imitating art, but the business is guilty for getting women out of the way.

Sam Elliott

I've spent my entire career on horseback or on a motorcycle. It boxes you in, the way people perceive you.

Sam Elliott

I'm not a quick study, so I'm always struggling for my words right up until.

Sam Elliott

I love the fact that I'm having an opportunity to make people laugh and you actually get to hear it.

Sam Elliott

Sometimes, you get the bear. Sometimes, the bear gets you.

Sam Elliott

Making movies is never going to get better than working on a Coen brothers project.

Sam Elliott

I truly loved Jason Reitman. I was there on his first film, 'Thank You For Smoking,' and I'd go work with him to do anything.

Sam Elliott

I'm picky, very picky. I wanted to be an actor since I was nine years old, and I figured that was only one way to ever have any longevity, and that's to be careful about what kind of work you do.

Sam Elliott

I just went to see too many movies and I sat in too many dark matinees watching those old serials.

Sam Elliott

The opportunity, number one, to work with Ang Lee is an amazing thing for me.

Sam Elliott

Any of these Vietnam vets that have been there and know the deal, they don't feel that any Hollywood endeavor about the Vietnam era has ever gotten it right yet.

Sam Elliott

I was single-minded on what I wanted to do since I was like nine or ten.

Sam Elliott

Hugh Grant is the main man. He's the number one romantic comedy man in the world.

Sam Elliott

I'm a four star general in this thing, and you don't rise to the ranks of a four star general by hanging about the house being the perfect dad.

Sam Elliott

I've spent my entire career on horseback or on a motorcycle. It boxes you in, the way people perceive you. I read a lot of scripts. Most of 'em go to other actors.

Sam Elliott

I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you're a lucky individual.

Sam Elliott

I think I might have been a more interesting actor, had more of a career earlier on, if I had more formal preparation. When I see something ten years later that I was in I think, 'Boy, would I love to do that over.'

Sam Elliott