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32 George Clooney Quotes About Life, Acting & Success

Emmy Wallin

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The Best George Clooney Quotes

George Clooney is one of my favorite actors of all time. Some of the roles he plays show exactly how hard he works as an actor. Here’s a list of some of the popular films he’s starred in:

  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Batman & Robin
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Up In The Air
  • The American
  • Gravity

We’ve put together this incredible collection of the best George Clooney quotes of all time:

 

32 George Clooney Quotes

1. “Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes.”– George Clooney

2. “You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.”– George Clooney

3. “Art takes different forms, but it represents something that is basic in all of us — our history.”– George Clooney

4.” For me, the definition of a patriot is someone who will constantly question government.”– George Clooney

5. “I find that as you get older, you start to simplify things in general.” – George Clooney

6. “I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it is better than the other option, which is being dead.”– George Clooney

7. “It’s a humbling thing when you find someone to love. Even better if you’ve been waiting your whole life.”– George Clooney

8.”I didn’t live my life in the right way for politics. I’ve f***** too many chicks and done too many drugs, and that’s the truth.”– George Clooney

9. “When you first start out, you are just happy to get a job, any job. And as time moves on, either you move forward or screech to a halt.”– George Clooney

 

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10. “The loneliest you will get is in the most public of arenas.”- George Clooney

 

11.”When a man hits 40 is when roles just begin to happen. And for women, it doesn’t happen. I find that to be a very concerning issue.”– George Clooney

12. “The hardest thing is trying not to correct everything on the Internet.”– George Clooney

13.”The simple truth is everyone has an opinion, everyone has the right to voice it, and they should if they want to.”– George Clooney

14. “Having ‘Oscar winner’ on your tombstone is a great thing.”– George Clooney

15. “It’s not about an opening weekend. It’s about a career, building a set of films you’re proud of. Period.”– George Clooney

16. “90 percent of films are pretty mediocre, but they have a built-in audience and open on 3,000 screens.”– George Clooney

17. “Directors are the captains of the ship, and it’s your job as the lead actor to make sure that the rest of the cast understands that by doing whatever he says.”– George Clooney

18. “It’s possible for me to make a bad movie out of a good script, but I can’t make a good movie from a bad script.”– George Clooney

19.”When you’re young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that’s the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you-you’re a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you will.”– George Clooney

 

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20.”In doing the screenplay for ‘Good Night, and Good Luck,’ the most important thing for me was to constantly go back to wherever the opposition would argue. So I had to keep reading all the books and articles about why McCarthy is such a good guy.”- George Clooney

 

21. “You don’t want to try to look younger, because you’ll look wrong.”– George Clooney

22.” You can only get so far without discernible talent.”– George Clooney

23. “An acting career usually has a shelf life of about 10years before people get sick of seeing you.”– George Clooney

24. “People know everything about everybody now.”– George Clooney

25.”Directing is really exciting. In the end, it’s more fun to be the painter than the paint.”– George Clooney

26. “Here are your options: live long enough to watch your friends die, or die young.”– George Clooney

27. “I think it’s the most responsible thing you can do, to have kids.”– George Clooney
28. “You can’t legislate good taste.”– George Clooney

29. “Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart.”– George Clooney

 

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30.”There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn’t have anybody to look down on.”- George Clooney

 

30. “In the ’60s, when I was growing up, one of the great elements of American culture was the protest song. There were songs about the civil rights movement, the women’s rights movement, the antiwar movement. It wasn’t just Bob Dylan, it was everybody at the time.”– George Clooney

31. “Run for office? No. I’ve slept with too many women, I’ve done too many drugs, and I’ve been to too many parties.”– George Clooney

32.”I watch Batman & Robin from time to time. It’s the worst movie I ever made, so it’s a good lesson in humility.”– George Clooney

 

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Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people.

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