43 Total Quotes

James Dean Quotes

James Dean
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
James Dean
#Quote of the Day #Motivational #Editor's Pick

James Dean
Eternity? ... That is one hell of a movie.
James Dean
#Eternity

James Dean
"Since I'm only 24 years old, guess I have as good an insight into this rising generation as any other young man my age.And I've discovered that most young men do not stand like ramrods or talk like Demosthenes. Therefore, when I do play a youth, such as in Warner Bros. Rebel Without A Cause, I try to imitate life. The picture deals with the problems of modern youth. It is the romanticized conception of the juvenile that causes much of our trouble with misguided youth nowadays. I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too. But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds. You know, a lot of times an older boy, one of the fellows the young ones idolize, can go back to the high school kids and tell them, "Look what happened to me! Why be a punk and get in trouble with the law? Why do these senseless things just for a thrill?" I hope "Rebel Without A Cause" will do something like that. I hope it will remind them that other people have feelings. Perhaps they will say, "What do we need all that for?" If a picture is psychologically motivated, if there is truth in the relationship in it, then I think that picture will do good.
James Dean
#Life

James Dean
Dream as if you have forever. Live as if you only have today.
James Dean
#Dreams

James Dean
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
James Dean
#American Actor #Dreams

James Dean
And my heart just did a flip-flop over that.
James Dean
#Heart

James Dean
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.
James Dean
#American Actor #Acting And Actors

James Dean
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication. Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have. Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.
James Dean
#Duty

James Dean
The only thing I've seen so far are just raccoons running all over.
James Dean
#Running

James Dean
The only greatness for man is immortality.
James Dean
#American Actor #Greatness

James Dean
It's a nice acting challenge for me because the character's much older and he's Jewish and he's quite lonely. At first he feels like his home is being invaded by this person and they have a few spats, but then he discovers the younger character is also Jewish and he grabs a hold of that. (Gardiner) has other secrets that at first tear us apart then bring us together at the end.
James Dean
#Acting And Actors

James Dean
It was an accident, although Ive been involved in some kind of theatrical function or other since I was a child in school, music, athletics. To me, acting is the most logical way for peoples neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves. To my way of thinking, an actors course is set even before hes out of the cradle.
James Dean
#Children

James Dean
"To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication. Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have. Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done."
James Dean
#Imagination #Dedication #Concentration

James Dean
"Since I'm only 24 years old, guess I have as good an insight into this rising generation as any other young man my age. And I've discovered that most young men do not stand like ramrods or talk like Demosthenes. Therefore, when I do play a youth, such as in Warner Bros. Rebel Without A Cause, I try to imitate life. The picture deals with the problems of modern youth. It is the romanticized conception of the juvenile that causes much of our trouble with misguided youth nowadays. I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too. But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds. You know, a lot of times an older boy, one of the fellows the young ones idolize, can go back to the high school kids and tell them, "Look what happened to me! Why be a punk and get in trouble with the law? Why do these senseless things just for a thrill?" I hope "Rebel Without A Cause" will do something like that. I hope it will remind them that other people have feelings. Perhaps they will say, "What do we need all that for?" If a picture is psychologically motivated, if there is truth in the relationship in it, then I think that picture will do good.
James Dean
#Life

James Dean
Since I'm only 24 years old, guess I have as good an insight into this rising generation as any other young man my age. And I've discovered that most young men do not stand like ramrods or talk like Demosthenes. Therefore, when I do play a youth, such as in Warner Bros. Rebel Without A Cause, I try to imitate life. The picture deals with the problems of modern youth. It is the romanticized conception of the juvenile that causes much of our trouble with misguided youth nowadays. I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too. But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds. You know, a lot of times an older boy, one of the fellows the young ones idolize, can go back to the high school kids and tell them, "Look what happened to me! Why be a punk and get in trouble with the law? Why do these senseless things just for a thrill?" I hope "Rebel Without A Cause" will do something like that. I hope it will remind them that other people have feelings. Perhaps they will say, "What do we need all that for?" If a picture is psychologically motivated, if there is truth in the relationship in it, then I think that picture will do good. I firmly believe Rebel Without A Cause is such a picture.
James Dean
#Feelings #Relationships #Parents #Insight

James Dean
An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet.
James Dean
#American Actor

James Dean
Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.
James Dean
#American Actor

James Dean
Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have.
James Dean
#American Actor

James Dean
But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds.
James Dean
#American Actor

James Dean
Dream as if you'll live forever; live as if you'll die tomorrow.
James Dean
#American Actor