Michael Douglas quote

"Human Rights for everyone is the necessary foundation upon which all of us may build a world where everybody may live in peace and serenity and plenty."

Michael Douglas

Born: September 25, 1944

Occupation: Actor

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It's all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation.

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Wherever arms flow, violence follows. Bullets replace ballots as the solution to political disputes.

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I have met with political leaders, legislators, and diplomats, seeking the next steps to press in reducing and eliminating the nuclear threat in this century. I have participated in public coalitions developing...

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We must unite to make nuclear weapons a horror of the past.

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Players never die - they just try their luck at another table.

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Being single is pretty good. It's a nice sense of irresponsibility.

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Human Rights for everyone is the necessary foundation upon which all of us may build a world where everybody may live in peace and serenity and plenty.

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Cigar smoking by it's very nature is much more reflective than interactive.

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Michael Douglas

There was a lot of tabloid journalism about my supposed sex addiction. Bullshit. It's all bullshit. I mean, come on, I never pretended to be a saint. But give me a break.

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When I look at myself as a younger actor, I see what a tight ass I was. I had a pretty big shadow because of my father and the comparisons. I was self-conscious about that. Now I realize there was nothing...

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It's important to save your money. We need it for the long haul but too many Americans don't save and don't invest. It used to be that people would be proud of the fact that they were middle class. You'd...

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Michael Douglas

I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.

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There's nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life.

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Sometimes we spend more efforts with people that are strangers in terms of making an impression than the person that's closest to us. And you just got to remember not to take for granted that person that's...

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Michael Douglas

My brain cannot conceive how old my body is.

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The hardest thing about sex scenes is that everybody is a judge. I don't know the last time you murdered somebody or blew anyone's brains out, but everyone has had sex and probably this morning, which...

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Michael Douglas

What's worth doing is worth doing for money.

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A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.

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Michael Douglas

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies and cuts through to the essence of the evolutionary spirit.

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For an actor, its great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks. Audiences love to hate them.

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A lot of actors get concerned about their own image, even going so far as to rewrite a movie to best serve that image. All I want to do is be in good movies.

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Michael Douglas

Never knew how poor I was until I started making money.

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Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

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Michael Douglas

Oh, I get it, it's simple. PG means the hero gets the girl, 15 means that the villain gets the girl, and 18 means everybody gets the girl.

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Michael Douglas

Actresses have more fear of being disliked. I, on the other hand, revel in it.

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Michael Douglas

I'm not a big filmophile. I don't watch movies a lot for a hobby. I spend all my time watching sporting events. Because, opposed to movies, you can never tell how they're going to end.

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Michael Douglas

Someone reminded me I once said, 'Greed is good.' Now it seems it's legal.

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Michael Douglas

I've always tried to kind of stretch my wings as an actor and do things that are different.

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Michael Douglas

When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move.

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Michael Douglas

It's difficult for me to meet women because my crowd is much older. I know that for some of the young women I do meet, a relationship with me can be envisioned as a benefit to their career.

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Michael Douglas

The history of second-generation actors isn't great in our industry,

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Michael Douglas

Relationships are like bubbles – they’re fragile.

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Michael Douglas

Out there is nothing but possibilities.

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Money itself isn’t lost or made. It’s simply transferred from one perception to another.

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The one thing that men and women have in common - they both like the company of men.

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Cancer did not bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.

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I'm questioning it. We're trying to get a lot of money for health and education and I'm wondering... You look at these gangs, and I look back at Prohibition. When we didn't allow alcohol, what did we have?...

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There is enough in the world for everyone to have plenty, to live happily, and to be at peace with his neighbors.

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It is up to each of us to search for and build upon the gifts which God has given. We must remember that each of us is made in the image of God, that there are no unimportant persons. Everyone matters...

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I have come to understand that if we hope to build a better world, we must be guided by the universal human values that emphasize the kinship of the human race - the sanctity of human life and freedom,...

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Peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire...

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Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The great majority of us are Muslims. We follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (may peace be upon him). We are members of the brotherhood of Islam in which all are equal in rights, dignity and self-respect....

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Pope John Paul II

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Bea Arthur

PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight...

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Carlos Barrios

We live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything -- people, plants, animals. This becomes increasingly important as we draw...

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Arthur Schopenhauer

How very paltry and limited the normal human intellect is, and how little lucidity there is in the human consciousness, may be judged from the fact that, despite the ephemeral brevity of human life, the...

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Thomas S. Monson

This Sabbath day has been designated as a day of thanksgiving, a day of gratitude-even a day of prayer. We pause, we ponder, we reflect on the blessings an all-wise Heavenly Father has bestowed upon us,...

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Patch Adams

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Joshua L. Liebman

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George Bernard Shaw

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