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    Well, a younger woman is a type, but not necessarily a type for me. And what is a younger woman? I mean, I'm pretty old. Almost everyone is younger.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: women 
     
    Well, I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I haven't been a rogue most of my life.
    — Jack Nicholson
    I worry from the moment I take a job. I worry about how I'm going to do it, if I can do it... Then I walk on set and the director says, 'Roll', and all of a sudden, all of it disappears and it's all happening, and I relax, and I'm doing what I do, and I'm not even thinking about it.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: moment  job  worries  thinking 
     
    You only lie to two people in your life, your girlfriend and the police.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: people  lies 
     
    I've never been able to say I've been influenced by a list of artists I like because I like thousands and thousands and I've been influenced in some way by all of them.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: artist 
     
    People who speak in metaphors should shampoo my crotch.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: people  metaphor 
     
    Just let the wardrobe do the acting.
    — Jack Nicholson
    Men dominate because of physicality, and thus they have mercy where women do not.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: men  women  mercy 
     
    Having kids is the most innately positive thing that anyone can do.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: positive  kids 
     
    I would never want to vilify somebody who considered abortion murder. I was an illegitimate child myself. I may not have existed today.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: children  murder  child 
     
    We learn how to kiss, or to drink, talk to our buddies-all the things that you can't really teach in social studies or history-we all learn them at the movies.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: movie  learn  kiss 
     
    I've always had lots of friends who share my perspective - I guess you could say that I'm a guy who aggressively pursues his happiness.
    — Jack Nicholson
    I'm very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I'm positively against it. I don't have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: gratitude  emotion  right 
     
    It's very easy to go down, so always live up. Incline yourself upward.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: live 
     
    Liberalism is the right to question without being called a heretic. That's what America did for the world.
    — Jack Nicholson
    I usually don't get too bogged down with my personal problems because that's a one-way street if you get yourself into a negative frame of mind and only see the dark side of life.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: personal  dark  problem  mind 
     
    Before I moved into the mainstream of American movies, I wrote a script as an experiment. I wanted to get very far away from the clichés about the three-act play - structure, development.
    — Jack Nicholson
    I learned a long time ago in Hollywood that the only person I should vote for is myself.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: time  people 
     
    I love working with women directors. They don't mind making you cute.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: women  cute  mind 
     
    I don't think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives.
    — Jack Nicholson
    Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: world 
     
    Human beings are always going to find interesting ways of making a mess of their lives. It's human nature.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: nature  live  human 
     
    The minute that you're not learning I believe you're dead.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: believe  learning 
     
    I'm Irish. I think about death all the time.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: death  time 
     
    There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: people  lies 
     
    I love women who have a strong sense of themselves because I know I have a pretty good idea of what I want out of life and I like to be around other people who are also pretty secure. It just makes things easier.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: people  women  strong  ideas 
     
    I think it's good if a man gives a woman some time to herself because I think we all need that and we can all benefit from that. It doesn't imply a rejection of the other person, just a sense that because we do have our separate identities, sometimes you have to be less involved in another person's life or need to have that other person be less involved in your life.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: time  men  people  women  identity 
     
    Sometimes a bit of distance can be very healthy. You can go away by yourself on a trip and come back very glad to be with your partner because you've cleared your head out of all the negativity.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: healthy 
     
    I'm very fortunate in the sense that outside of cohabitating relationships and so forth, I've always got on just as well with women.
    — Jack Nicholson
    I don't know if this is a true statistic, but I heard somewhere that there are three times as many single women over forty as single men. That's what we got from the women's movement. The chickens have come home to roost.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: time  men  women  true 
     
    Million bucks won't see you through a major health crisis.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: health 
     
    I eat breakfast 300 yards from 4000 Cubans, who are trained to kill me, so don't think for one second that you can come down here, flash your badge and make me nervous.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: breakfast 
     
    If you think you're attractive, you're always attractive.
    — Jack Nicholson
    Everyone pretty much acknowledges that he's the man, and I still feel that underrates him.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: men 
     
    OK, the director makes the movie. But some movies can't get made without someone like me in them.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: movie 
     
    I have never lied to you, I have always told you some version of the truth.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: truth 
     
    With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60.
    — Jack Nicholson
    Once you've been really 'bad' in a movie, there's a certain kind of fearlessness you develop.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: bad  movie 
     
    It's difficult for people sometimes to recognise when they're happy. People sometimes seem to me to be afraid to be happy.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: people  afraid 
     
    No issue is more compelling than the air we breathe, be it hot or cold, be it hawk or human.
    — Jack Nicholson
    tags: human 
     
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