I am interested in being in pictures that I would like to see.
– Burt Lancaster
Mother beat the hell out of us. She’d have wild outbursts.
I found marriage somewhat stifling. I don’t know that I am the kind of man who ought to be married.
A circus is like a mother in whom one can confide and who rewards and punishes.
Take the feeling of hunger out of your gut, and you’re no longer a champion.
I feel that I am a good actor.
You have to fight against being an antique.
I walked out of class one day and I never went back.
I have turned down a lot of garbage lately.
I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.
I’ve always wanted to get an education, and tonight’s as good a time as any.
I hate looking backward, but every once in a while it sneaks up on you.
Can anything be more Un-American than the Un-American committee?
I am reasonably happy, providing I keep busy.
My brother never had me to dinner in his life.
Obviously I am not the young man who came to Hollywood in 1946.
Sell yourself first, if you want to sell anything.
I had the luck of having an obedient body.
Sometimes I only succeed in beating myself to death.
They were fun days, and we set the town on fire with every movie we did.
I believe we should appeal to people at the higher levels.
I always try to improve, to find new ways of expressing myself, to keep looking for truth and originality.
My former wife is a truly wonderful person.