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    I regret that I do not have the dignity of Ricardo Montalban, the class of Dean Martin, or the humor of Bill Cosby. I DO have the heart of a lion.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: humor  heart  regret  dignity 
     
    But then when I'm in a halfway successful movie, it irritates the hell out of the critics in New York, because they'd like to kill my pictures if they could. So maybe I'm pretty good in the movie. Then they use all these words like I'm 'surprisingly' good, or 'shockingly enough,' I'm good. It's like I crawled out from under a magazine and they're surprised I can act.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: hell  successful  movie 
     
    The more the art dominated my life and my house, the more the house became a home.
    — Burt Reynolds
    I'm paying the third highest alimony and child support in the world. And the only two ahead of me are sheiks.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: children  world  child 
     
    There are no awards in Hollywood for being an idiot.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: idiot 
     
    My acting is a bit like basketball. Most females in my films come off very well. I give great assist. And if I'm lucky, I even score.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: film 
     
    The audience will always forgive you for being wrong and exciting, but never for being right and dull.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: right  wrong 
     
    I've always gotten along well with Texans. You've got to.
    — Burt Reynolds
    A fan is a fan is a friend no matter what current he/she/it operates on, AC or DC. Thanks for being one of mine.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: friends 
     
    The most important thing to remember is: to protect your quarterback - ME!
    — Burt Reynolds
    I'm terrified of marriage. I'm terrified of not doing something so important and at the same time I think you shouldn't rush into these things.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: time  marriage 
     
    In football you can make it if you've got the 'I'm-going-to-get-up-off-the-ground-and-kick-your-ass' attitude.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: attitude  football 
     
    There are three stages of an actor's career. Young, old, and "You look good".
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: young  career 
     
    Women are my drugs and alcohol. When I'm involved with one woman, I'm involved with one woman. Period. But between romances, I am carnivorous.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: women  alcohol  drugs  romance 
     
    I can tell a young person where the mines are, but he's probably going to step on them anyway.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: people  young 
     
    My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: prison  movie 
     
    If you hang onto something long enough, it will come back in style.. Like ME.
    — Burt Reynolds
    If you hold on to things long enough, they get back into style...like me.
    — Burt Reynolds
    The best way not to fail again is to be absolutely positive that when you do it this time, you're going to do it right.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: time  right  positive  fail 
     
    You're not a man until your father says you're a man.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: men  father 
     
    All you really have in the end are your stories.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: stories 
     
    Money doesn't buy happiness. It buys great hookers - but not happiness.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: happiness  money 
     
    Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: men  marriage 
     
    When an actor marries an actress they both fight for the mirror.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: fight  marry 
     
    I can sing as well as Fred Astaire can act.
    — Burt Reynolds
    All of the younger actors keep coming up to me and asking me where all of the land mines are because they know I've stepped on them all.
    — Burt Reynolds
    Goldie [Hawn] is one of the sharpest ladies I've ever worked with. She doesn't miss a thing. She's my greatest audience. She laughs at all my stories and in the right places, too.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: right  stories 
     
    Having done 300 television shows and almost 60 movies, I'm tired of having guys who are younger than some sandwiches I've had, telling me to turn left at the couch. There's no appreciation of actors and no sense of history.
    — Burt Reynolds
    The moment you grab someone by the lapels, you're lost.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: moment  lost 
     
    If I want to be up for an Academy Award, I'm either going to have to play a tour de force of some kind or have a tracheotomy just before the nominations.
    — Burt Reynolds
    Jay Leno is wonderful and a good friend, but it will always be the Carson show to a lot of people.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: people  friends 
     
    It was a bit of a lark when I agreed to do [Smokey and the Bandit], and I knew we'd have fun if we could get Jackie Gleason.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: fun 
     
    Smokey and the Bandit was the first picture [Hal Needham ] directed, and I knew he could handle it. I had just directed Gator, and he saw my style and used that as a pattern.
    — Burt Reynolds
    I had known Hal [Needham] for a while by the time he moved in, so I was sure we'd get along well, and we did. He'd go off and do his gigs and I would do mine, and when we were lucky we got to work on the same ones.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: time  work 
     
    I had an Indian Scout motorcycle during high school, but I never could take it to school. My dad would sneak out at night and pull the spark-plug wires.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: night  school 
     
    I'm really much more like Phil Potter from [the 1979 film] Starting Over. People do think I'm the Bandit [from Smokey and the Bandit ], and I'm a lot more serious than that.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: people 
     
    I love Stroker Ace. I love the whole team. Jim Nabors really stole the show, and Ned Beatty, well I've made more of my movies with Ned Beatty than anybody else.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: movie 
     
    Trans Am sales went up 70 percent after Smokey and the Bandit, and I was promised a free car every year for life by the Pontiac president.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: year 
     
    Our family really didn't have a car; we had my dad's police cruiser. Later he got a Buick, and that's what I was driving when I had a wreck. I'm lucky it was as big and strong as it was, because that Buick is what saved my life.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: strong 
     
    We got Sally Field onboard [in Smokey and the Bandit] and it changed the entire dynamic. About a third of the way into filming, I was in the car with Sally and there was this little moment where we kind of looked at each other, and then we both turned and looked over at Hal [Needham]. He gave us a thumbs up and said, "Yeah!" And we kind of knew there was some magic going on.
    — Burt Reynolds
    tags: magic  moment 
     
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