Quotes by Jack Nicholson

Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.
– Jack Nicholson
I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor.
– Jack Nicholson
Now comes the part where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives. But remember, as my plastic surgeon always said: if you gotta go, go with a smile.
– Jack Nicholson
People who speak in metaphors should shampoo my crotch.
– Jack Nicholson
When I am cast in a movie where I feel that the woman's part is more interesting, I usually start thinking about Spencer Tracy and Fred Astaire. They seem to be the most clear actors when working with women.
– Jack Nicholson
Well, a girlfriend once told me never to fight with anybody you don't love.
– Jack Nicholson
We are going as fast as we can as soon as we can. We're in a race against time, until we run out of money.
– Jack Nicholson
There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend.
– Jack Nicholson
There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I'm not in that state now and that makes me sad.
– Jack Nicholson
The minute that you're not learning I believe you're dead.
– Jack Nicholson
It's a slight stretch of the imagination but most people are alike in most ways so I've never had any trouble identifying with the character that I'm playing.
– Jack Nicholson
If men are honest, everything they do and everywhere they go is for a chance to see women.
– Jack Nicholson
I'm not a power person. I like everyone to be on an equal footing.
– Jack Nicholson
I'm Irish. I think about death all the time.
– Jack Nicholson
I'll tell you one thing: Don't ever give anybody your best advice, because they're not going to follow it.
– Jack Nicholson
I think that's what distinguishes Schmidt, really. In the movies now, so much of what is appealing to an audience is the dramatic or has to do with science fiction, and Schmidt is simply human. There's no melodrama there's no device, It's just about a human being.
– Jack Nicholson
I sort of understood that when I first started: that you shouldn't repeat a success. Very often you're going to, and maybe the first time you do, it works. And you love it. But then you're trapped.
– Jack Nicholson
I never had a policy about marriage. I got married very young in life and I always think in all relationships, I've always thought that it's counterproductive to have a theory on that.
– Jack Nicholson
I just like art. I get pure pleasure from it. I have a lot of wonderful paintings, and every time I look at them I see something different.
– Jack Nicholson
I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it, which is rare in a public person.
– Jack Nicholson