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Clark Gable quotes and sayings on life, love, acting, hope, confidence, death, etc.

32 Clark Gable Quotes To Inspire You

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actor

Born On: February 1, 1901

Died On: November 16, 1960

Born In: Cadiz

Died At Age: 59

Clark Gable was an American actor who began his career as an extra in silent films.  He is best known for portraying ‘Rhett Butler’ in Hollywood classic ‘Gone With the Wind’ (1939). Subsequently, he starred in a number of successful films, such as ‘Boom Town’ (1940), ‘The Hucksters’ (1947), ‘Homecoming’ (1948), and ‘The Misfits’ (1961). Gable won an ‘Academy Award for Best Actor’ for ‘It Happened One Night’ (1934). Voted as the ‘seventh-greatest male actor’ of all time, Gable was often referred to as ‘The King of Hollywood.’ Gable often shared his views on life, love, acting, hope, confidence, and death in his interviews and speeches. We have curated a few of Clark Gable quotes for you.

Every picture I make, every experience of my private life, every lesson I learn are the keys to my future. And I have faith in it.

William Clark Gable

I don't want a lot of strangers looking down at my wrinkles and my big fat belly when I'm dead.

William Clark Gable

They see me as an ordinary guy, like a construction worker or the guy who delivers your piano.

William Clark Gable

Single men never have any problems. I suppose that the public builds some kind of idea from what they've seen of me on the screen.

William Clark Gable

Method actors are like hams.

William Clark Gable

When the public doesn't want me any longer, I'll quit.

William Clark Gable

Clark Gable was the only real he-man I've ever known, of all the actors I've met.

William Clark Gable

If any child of mine becomes an actor I will turn in my grave.

William Clark Gable

Working with Marilyn Monroe on The Misfits (1961) nearly gave me a heart attack. I have never been happier when a film ended.

William Clark Gable

This power that I'm supposed to have over women was never noticed when I was a stage actor on Broadway. I don't know when I got it. And by God, I can't explain it.

William Clark Gable

I hate a liar. Maybe because I'm such a good one myself, heh? Anyway, to find someone has told an out and out lie puts him on the other side of the fence from me for all time.

William Clark Gable

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William Clark Gable

The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence.

William Clark Gable

Marilyn is a kind of ultimate. She is uniquely feminine. Everything she does is different, strange, and exciting, from the way she talks to the way she uses that magnificent torso. She makes a man proud to be a man.

William Clark Gable

I bring to a role everything I am, was and hope to be.

William Clark Gable

Types really don't matter. I have been accused of preferring blondes. But I have known some mighty attractive redheads, brunettes, and yes, women with grey hair. Age, height, weight haven't anything to do with glamour.

William Clark Gable

I'm just a lucky slob from Ohio who happened to be in the right place at the right time.

William Clark Gable

The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds... And he must be ready to choose death before dishonor without making too much song and dance about it.

William Clark Gable

I'm no actor and I never have been. What people see on the screen is me.

William Clark Gable

The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great - and they know I know it.

William Clark Gable

Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames I'm supposed to have jumped on, I'd have had no time to go fishing.

William Clark Gable

When you smile it's like the sun coming up.

William Clark Gable

It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with.

William Clark Gable

When it's over it's over. No questions, no tears, no farewell kisses.

William Clark Gable

I am intrigued by glamorous women ... A vain woman is continually taking out a compact to repair her makeup. A glamorous woman knows she doesn't need to.

William Clark Gable

I never laugh until I've had my coffee.

William Clark Gable

Honey, we all got to go sometime, reason or no reason. Dying's as natural as living. The man who's too afraid to die is too afraid to live.

William Clark Gable

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

William Clark Gable

The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. He's got to have some inner standards worth fighting for or there won't be any way to bring him into conflict. And he must be ready to choose death before dishonor without making too much song and dance about it. That's all there is to it.

William Clark Gable

I don't discuss women at all with anyone. There are good qualities in all women. Some may be lacking in some of these qualities and should have them. I'm liable to say so and hurt their feelings, and it wouldn't be meant that way at all.

William Clark Gable

It's a chain of accidents. When you step into Hollywood, you wind yourself into thousands of chains of accidents. If all of the thousands happen to come out exactly right-and the chance of that figures out to be one in eight million-then you'll be a star.

William Clark Gable

I never did like the idea of sitting on newspapers. I did it once, and all the headlines came off on my white pants. On the level! It actually happened. Nobody bought a paper that day. They just followed me around over town and read the news on the seat of my pants.

William Clark Gable