James Dean Quotes

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. 
James Dean (Quoted in James Dean: Dream as If You'll Live Forever, 2006)
Only the gentle are ever really strong. 
James Dean (Quoted in James Dean: A Rebel With a Cause, 2007)
An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet. 
James Dean (Quoted in Surviving Dean, 2006)
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.
James Dean (Quoted in James Dean: A Rebel With a Cause, 2007)
The only greatness for man is immortality. 
James Dean (Quoted in James Dean: Dream as If You'll Live Forever, 2006)
Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated.
James Dean (Quoted in The Unabridged James Dean, 1991)
If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.
James Dean (Quoted in The Death of James Dean, 1988)
Remember: 
Life is short, break the rules (they were made to be broken) 
Forgive quickly, kiss slowly 
Love truly, laugh uncontrollably 
And never regret anything that makes you smile. 
The clouds are lined with silver and the glass is half full (though the answers won't be found at the bottom) 
Don't sweat the small stuff, 
You are who you are meant to be, 
Dance as if no one's watching, 
Love as if it's all you know, 
Dream as if you'll live forever, 
Live as if you'll die today.
James Dean
When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn't acting. It's following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that. 
James Dean
I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed. 
James Dean (Quoted in The Unabridged James Dean, 1991)
The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results. 
James Dean
But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds.
James Dean
There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning. 
James Dean
Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me.
James Dean (Quoted in The Unabridged James Dean, 1991)
To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even before he's out of the cradle.
James Dean
Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.
James Dean (Quoted in The Unabridged James Dean, 1991)


James Dean Biography

Born: February 8, 1931
Died: September 30, 1955

James Dean was an American actor. He is best known from his movies such as "Rebel Without a Cause" and "East of Eden"

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