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One pretends to do something, or copy someone or some teacher, until it can be done confidently and easily in what becomes one's own style — Cary Grant

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Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings. — Cary Grant

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I began by acting like the person I wanted to be, and eventually I became that person. — Cary Grant

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Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues. — Cary Grant

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It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression. — Cary Grant

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Comedy holds the greatest risk for an actor, and laughter is the reward. — Cary Grant

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My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. — Cary Grant

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I suppose you might call me the sophisticated type. I like to act with dialogue. Not with grunts. — Cary Grant

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When people tell you how young you look, they are telling you how old you are. — Cary Grant

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Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant," Grant is said to have replied, "So would I. — Cary Grant

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Nature eventually has her own way, so perhaps the best procedure is to accept what old Mother Nature or God, if you will, dictates. Accept it and you'll get along better. — Cary Grant

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My formula for life is very simple: in the morning, wake up; at night, go to sleep. In between I try and occupy myself as best I can. — Cary Grant

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To write an autobiography, you've got to expose other people. I hope to get out of this world as gracefully as possible, without embarrassing anyone. — Cary Grant

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To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent. She can't wait to disprove it. — Cary Grant

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I can't bear to hear a woman talk baby talk. — Cary Grant

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Simplicity, to me, has always been the essence of good taste. — Cary Grant

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All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there's one secret - The Simpler The Better — Cary Grant

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My father used to say, 'Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.' — Cary Grant

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I was a fat-headed guy full of pain. — Cary Grant

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If you want to be an actor, my advice is to learn your lines and don't bump into the other actors. — Cary Grant

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The only really good thing about acting in movies is that there's no heavy lifting. — Cary Grant

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I was a self-centered bore. I was masochistic, and only thought I was happy. When I woke up and said, "there must be something wrong with me", I grew up. Because I never understood myself, how could I hope to understand anyone else? That's why I can truly say that now I can give a woman love for the first time in my life, because I can understand her. — Cary Grant

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I think that making love is the best form of exercise. — Cary Grant

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I am reminded of a piece of advice my father gave me regarding shoes ... He said it is better to buy one good pair of shoes than four cheap ones. One pair made of fine leather could outlast four inferior pairs and, if well-cared-for, would continue to proclaim your good judgment and taste no matter how old they become. — Cary Grant

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I acted like Cary Grant for so long that I became Cary Grant — Cary Grant

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It is the law of life that if you are kind to someone you feel happy. If you arecruel you are unhappy. And if you hurt someone, you will be hurt back. — Cary Grant

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When I'm married I want to be single, and when I'm single I want to be married. — Cary Grant

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I'd like to have made one of those big splashy Technicolor musicals with Rita Hayworth. — Cary Grant

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Destiny is not necessarily what we get out of life, but rather, what we give. — Cary Grant

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I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be and I finally became that person. Or he became me. Or we met at some point. — Cary Grant

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And there I suddenly found my articulate self in a dazzling land of smiling, jostling people wearing and not wearing all sorts of costumes and doing all sorts of clever things. And that's when I knew! What other life could there be but that of an actor? — Cary Grant

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A shot of brandy can save your life, but a bottle of brandy can kill you. — Cary Grant

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There must be something between us, even if it's only an ocean. — Cary Grant

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I'm a fatheaded guy, full of pain. It tore me up not having you. — Cary Grant

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It's better to buy one good pair of shoes than four cheap ones. — Cary Grant

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Dying's tough - but not as tough as comedy. — Cary Grant

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Everyone tells me I've had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it's been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern. — Cary Grant

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I may not have married for very sound reasons, but money was the least of them. — Cary Grant

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Divorce is a game played by lawyers. — Cary Grant

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Do your job and demand your compensation - but in that order. — Cary Grant

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There are only seven movie stars in the world whose name alone will induce American bankers to lend money for movie productions, and the only woman on the list is Ingrid Bergman. — Cary Grant

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I'm prepared. I have a gun and I know how to shoot, and whoever comes calling without an invitation will get it in the rear end. — Cary Grant

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We have our factory, which is called a stage. We make a product, we color it, we title it, and we ship it out in cans. — Cary Grant

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I really am a happy, amusing fellow at heart. Trouble is I seem the only one left. — Cary Grant

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Who is omnipotent or wise enough to decide each new standard of good taste? Or sensitivity? — Cary Grant

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We should all just smell well and enjoy ourselves more. — Cary Grant

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Sometimes angels rush in where fools fear to tread. — Cary Grant

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I have no plans to write an autobiography, I will leave that to others. I'm sure they will turn me into a homosexual or a Nazi spy or something else. — Cary Grant

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Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant. — Cary Grant

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There's no point in being unhappy about growing older. Just think of the millions who have been denied the privilege. — Cary Grant