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32 Clark Gable Quotes To Inspire You

Famous As: Actor
Born On: February 1, 1901
Died On: August 16, 1960
Born In: Cadiz, Ohio, United States
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Method actors are like hams.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
I thought a thread of notable quotes relating to coffee may be interesting.

I thought a thread of notable quotes relating to coffee may be interesting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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