Harrison Ford quote

"Starring in a science fiction film doesn't mean you have to act science fiction."

Harrison Ford

Born: July 13, 1942

Occupation: Film actor

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I am my age. I'm not making any effort to change it.

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All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You've got to find it on your...

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What I hate is the loss of anonymity.

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My occupation is assistant storyteller. It is not "icon."

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Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself.

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When we protect the places where the processes of life can flourish, we strengthen not only the future of medicine, agriculture and industry, but also the essential conditions for peace and prosperity.

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Our health relies entirely on the vitality of our fellow species on Earth.

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You have to have a darkness...for the dawn to come. You have to have experienced difficulties and challenges to fully appreciate and be grateful for success.

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I was always very grateful I was never hot. In the entire length of my career, I haven't been the most adored.

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There are a lot of different paths through the jungle, but...the simplest thing you can do is make yourself useful. Be easy to work with, be a hard worker and help people get the job done. And do it with...

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To me, success is choice and opportunity.

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The only thing that I have done that is not mitigated by luck, diminished by good fortune, is that I persisted, and other people gave up.

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I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn't give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the...

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'May the Force be with you' is charming but it's not important. What's important is that you become the Force - for yourself and perhaps for other people.

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People need to see what's going on, and they have to be exposed to the mechanisms that can help make it right.

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My character is meant to know nothing about rap, and not to like it very much, but I know about it, because my kids make me listen to it. There's some rap I do like very much. I like Eminem, Blackalicious.

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We have been led to believe that we have come a long way toward world nuclear disarmament. But that is not the case. Our government is not doing all that it could. We must urge our leaders to fulfill the...

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I was never that much a focus of interest in my career. I'm aware of that now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.

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We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

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I don't mind doing interviews. I don't mind answering thoughtful questions. But I'm not thrilled about answering questions like, 'If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a...

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You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.

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Am I grumpy? I might be. But I think maybe sometimes it's misinterpreted.

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What's important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less...

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Bikes and planes aren't about going fast or having fun; they're toys, but serious ones.

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I'm like old shoes. I've never been hip. I think the reason I'm still here is that I was never enough in fashion that I had to be replaced by something new.

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I wanted to live the life, a different life. I didn't want to go to the same place every day and see the same people and do the same job. I wanted interesting challenges.

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I've never wanted to be the boss.

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I don't do a huge amount of physical activity. I play tennis, I work out sporadically, and I eat well and take care of myself.

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I'm addicted to Altoids. I call them 'acting pills.'

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What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily.

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You may get real tired watching me, but I'm not going to quit.

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All my friends were going off to be professionals, and I said I wanted to be an actor.

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Directing is too hard, it takes too much time, and it doesn't pay very well.

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Everything I do, I'm sort of half in, half out.

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Hollywood's got its own particular environment.

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I accrued anger from people's low opinion of me and my work, and for the work I might be capable of.

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I am not the first man who wanted to make changes in his life at 60 and I won't be the last. It is just that others can do it with anonymity.

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I could take Sean Connery in a fight... I could definitely take him.

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I enjoyed carpentry, and it was very good to me for 12 years.

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I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy.

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I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship.

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I rarely play a real person, because I don't think I'm a good imitator.

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I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office.

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I was completely unprepared for the public spectacle my private life became, and didn't like it a bit.

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My goal was just to work regularly. I didn't ever expect to be rich or famous. I wanted to be a working character actor.

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Some actors couldn't figure out how to withstand the constant rejection. They couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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I think retirement's for old people. I'm still in the business, thank you. I have a young child of nine years old, and I want to live as long as I can to see him grow up. I'm enjoying my life and I want...

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I think what a lot of action movies lose these days, especially the ones that deal with fantasy, is you stop caring at some point because you've lost human scale.

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It doesn't interest me to be Harrison Ford. It interests me to be Mike Pomeroy and Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan. I don't want to be in the Harrison Ford business. I take what I do seriously, but I don't...

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Sometimes I try to improve the language, the lines, or the delivery, but I don't ad-lib because I think that makes it really hard for everybody else involved.

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Romantic love is one of the most exciting and fulfilling kinds of love and I think there is potential for it at any stage of your life.

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Failures are inevitable. Unfortunately, in film they live for ever and they're 40 ft wide and 20 ft high.

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Parenting is an impossible job at any age.

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Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

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When I first started out, I was a bad actor.

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It took me a long time to figure out how to act, and how to conduct myself in the business so I could get what I felt I needed to support my potential and give them what they wanted.

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You keep on going until you get it as close to being right as the time and patience of others will allow.

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Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist.

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Never again will I allow our political self-interest to deter us from doing what we know to be morally right. Atrocity and terror are not political weapons. And to those who would use them, your day is...

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Irish as a person but I feel Jewish as an actor.

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The Force is within you. Force yourself.

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When I was a carpenter, I once worked with this Russian lady architect. I would tell her, ‘Look, I’m terribly sorry, but I want to change that a half inch,’ and she would say, ‘No limit for better.’...

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Starring in a science fiction film doesn't mean you have to act science fiction.

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Hell of a thing when a man's got good health, plenty of money and absolutely nothing to do.

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It's not the years honey, it's the mileage.

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I just don't think of age and time in respect of years. I have too much experience of people in their seventies who are vigorous and useful and people who are thirty-five who are in lousy physical shape...

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You know how a woman gets a man excited? She shows up.

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The third time you say a thing it sounds like a lie.

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The kindest word to describe my performance in school was Sloth.

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Really, what are the options? Levi's or Wranglers. And you just pick one. It's one of those life choices.

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Why do I ask for directions? Because I hate wasting time.

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The focus and the concentration and the attention to detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation. I find it restful and engaging, and other things slip away.

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I think the thing is with a movie that has this much science fiction in it; you need characters who are more science fact, if you know what I mean, than they are human.

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Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot, play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.

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Michio Kaku

So often, science fiction helps to get young people interested in science. That's why I don't mind talking about science fiction. It has a real role to play: to seize the imagination.

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Arthur C. Clarke

One of the biggest roles of science fiction is to prepare people to accept the future without pain and to encourage a flexibility of the mind. Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and...

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Because television doesn't offer the kind of budget that a movie offers, you've got to be a little more careful where you spend the money to put the fiction in science.

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Norman Spinrad

There is only one definition of science fiction that seems to make sense: 'Science fiction is anything published as science fiction.'

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Alastair Reynolds

I really struggle to pinpoint whether I became a scientist because I like science fiction, or did I gravitate to science fiction because I identified strongly with scientists.

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Iain Banks

You need to read more science fiction. Nobody who reads science fiction comes out with this crap about the end of history

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Romola Garai

I love science fiction. I read a lot of science fiction.

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Terry Pratchett

It cannot be said often enough that science fiction as a genre is incredibly educational - and I'm speaking the written science fiction, not 'Star Trek.' Science fiction writers tend to fill their books...

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Gene Wolfe

I could speculate, but it would be just speculation and the kind of thing that you would get in with a science fiction story. And if I was doing a science fiction story then I would come up with what can...

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Brian Stableford

Science fiction is essentially a kind of fiction in which people learn more about how to live in the real world, visiting imaginary worlds unlike our own, in order to investigate by way of pleasurable...

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William Shatner

The mysteriousness and mystique of space is such, that science fiction attempts to tantalize you by telling you a story that could possibly be out there and that's the appeal of science fiction.

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