Harrison Ford Quotes
All my friends were going off to be professionals, and I said I wanted to be an actor.
Bikes and planes aren’t about going fast or having fun; they’re toys, but serious ones.
Directing is too hard, it takes too much time, and it doesn’t pay very well.
Everything I do, I’m sort of half in, half out.
Hollywood’s got its own particular environment.
I accrued anger from people’s low opinion of me and my work, and for the work I might be capable of.
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.
I could take Sean Connery in a fight… I could definitely take him.
I enjoyed carpentry, and it was very good to me for 12 years.
I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy.
I have relationships with people I’m working with, based on our combined interest. It doesn’t make the relationship any less sincere, but it does give it a focus that may not last beyond the experience.
I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship.
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.
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.
I was always very grateful I was never hot. In the entire length of my career, I haven’t been the most adored.
I was completely unprepared for the public spectacle my private life became, and didn’t like it a bit.
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.
I’m addicted to Altoids. I call them ‘acting pills.’
I’ve always been somewhere down from the top, so I’ve never had to suffer being knocked off the top.
I’ve never wanted to be the boss.
If I were a serious person, I’d probably have a real job.
If you’re asking me to acknowledge that I’ve gotten older, I can do that.
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.
It’s very little trouble for me to accomodate my fans, unless I’m actually taking a pee at the time.
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.
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.
My older kids are fantastic people. It can’t be the result of my influence on them.
Parenting is an impossible job at any age.
Really, what are the options? Levi’s or Wranglers. And you just pick one. It’s one of those life choices.
Some actors couldn’t figure out how to withstand the constant rejection. They couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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.
The actor’s popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow.
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.
The kindest word to describe my performance in school was Sloth.
The third time you say a thing it sounds like a lie.
There is no child left within me, none whatsoever.
To me, success is choice and opportunity.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily.
When I first started out, I was a bad actor.
You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
You may get real tired watching me, but I’m not going to quit.