54 Total Quotes

James Stewart Quotes

James Stewart
I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy, Doctor, I finally won out over it.
James Stewart
#American Actor

James Stewart
We had an apartment on west side of Central Park. The rent was very reasonable. We found out later that it belonged to a gangster called Legs Diamond and it was a front to his headquarters. It was fine.
James Stewart
#Canadian Journalist #Apartment

James Stewart
I always told Hitch that it would have been better to put seats around the set and sell tickets.
James Stewart
#Canadian Journalist

James Stewart
Film itself is very technical, and I think you need this period when things are a little out of control for it to work right.
James Stewart
#Control

James Stewart
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
James Stewart
#American Actor #Audience

James Stewart
It's much easier, for example, to play a heroin addict and you're withdrawing - you tear the ceiling off - that's much easier than it is to come in and say, 'Hello.' Or, 'I love you'. When you judge it in that way, the heavy isn't as difficult.
James Stewart
#Canadian Journalist #Example #I Love You

James Stewart
After the awards, I didn't win, my father called me up and told me that the man from Johnstown had put all kinds of signs in the theatre saying, 'This year's Academy Award winner... ' because my father had said I was going to win. And I didn't. But this guy asked if it would be alright if he took the Oscar and put it in the lobby and put a sign saying, 'This is what it would look like if he had won'.
James Stewart
#Awards

James Stewart
It was amazing that a play that seems dated in this world... A man whose best friend is a six-foot white rabbit... But it caught on, especially with young people - they surprised me most of all.
James Stewart
#Canadian Journalist #Best Friends

James Stewart
One time they traded me for seven horses. Seven stunt horses.
James Stewart
#Canadian Journalist #Horses

James Stewart
William Wyler has always been famous for taking a lot of takes. There is this story that he did this scene with a bunch of very competent people, a very important scene in the movie, and he'd already done it thirty times. One of them came to Willie and said, 'I want to know what we're doing wrong. What do you want us to do?' And Willie said, 'No, you're doing it fine. I'm just waiting for something to happen'.
James Stewart
#Famous

James Stewart
When it came to kissing, Harlow was the best.
James Stewart
#Canadian Journalist

James Stewart
I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun.
James Stewart
#Canadian Journalist #Architecture

James Stewart
If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, speed it up a little.
James Stewart
#Canadian Journalist

James Stewart
Frank called me one day and said, 'I have an idea for a movie, why don't you come over and I'll tell you?' So I went over and we sat down and he said, 'This picture starts in heaven'. That shook me.
James Stewart
#Canadian Journalist

James Stewart
It's well done if you can do a part and not have the acting show.
James Stewart
#American Actor #Acting And Actors

James Stewart
All the senators were there, and Frank Capra was in a box with his wife with the vice president and his wife, and several other senators. They, as the picture started going, became very quiet. After the picture had been going for three quarters of an hour, the film broke. Frank didn't know where the projection room was exactly, and he found himself outside the building, crawling up a ladder.
James Stewart
#Senators

James Stewart
This was the time of training, when you were learning your craft, and I don't think that you can work too hard at that particular time.
James Stewart
#Learning #Canadian Journalist

James Stewart
I'd like to do Harvey again. I did it two years ago with Helen Hayes in New York. It was a joy. I was so glad to do it again because I never thought I did it right the first time.
James Stewart
#Canadian Journalist

James Stewart
I always stayed for the first curtain call and people always said, 'Who's that?' But this got me started in acting.
James Stewart
#People #Canadian Journalist

James Stewart
I lasted one night. They said my playing spoiled people's appetites.
James Stewart
#Canadian Journalist