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James Stewart Quotes

Actor
Born On
1908-05-20
Died On
1997-07-02
Birth Place
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Death Place
Beverly Hills
Birth Sign
taurus
Father
Alexander Maitland Stewart
Mother
Elizabeth Ruth
Spouse
Gloria Hatrick McLean
Nationality
American
Education
Mercersburg Academy, Princeton University

It was amazing that a play that seems dated in this world... A man whose best friend is a six-foot white rabbit... But it caught on, especially with young people - they surprised me most of all.

James Stewart

Frank called me one day and said, 'I have an idea for a movie, why don't you come over and I'll tell you?' So I went over and we sat down and he said,'This picture starts in heaven'. That shook me.

James Stewart

I always told Hitch that it would have been better to put seats around the set and sell tickets.

James Stewart

I sort of got into Westerns... It was a sort of desperation move, really. I had several pictures that didn't go very well, and I just realized that I would have to try something else.

James Stewart

I lasted one night. They said my playing spoiled people's appetites.

James Stewart

When it came to kissing, Harlow was the best.

James Stewart

If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, speed it up a little.

James Stewart

I always watch Dean Martin's show... just to see if he falls down.

James Stewart

I'd like to do Harvey again. I did it two years ago with Helen Hayes in New York. It was a joy. I was so glad to do it again because I never thought I did it right the first time.

James Stewart

I always stayed for the first curtain call and people always said, 'Who's that?' But this got me started in acting.

James Stewart

Just to look at it, most people, even other law enforcement agencies, would not have noticed that particular patch had been expired.

James Stewart

Film itself is very technical, and I think you need this period when things are a little out of control for it to work right.

James Stewart

Well, I think one of the main things that you have to think about when acting in the movies is to try not to make the acting show.

James Stewart

This was the time of training, when you were learning your craft, and I don't think that you can work too hard at that particular time.

James Stewart

I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun.

James Stewart

I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy, Doctor, I finally won out over it.

James Stewart