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James Caan quotes

Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain. The initial contact has to be the sniffing.

Showing up every day isn't enough. There are a lot of guys who show up every day who shouldn't have showed up at all.

Actors have bodyguards and entourages not because anybody wants to hurt them - who would want to hurt an actor? - but because they want to get recognized. God forbid someone doesn't recognize them.

My least favorite phrase in the English language is 'I don't care.'

You're the only one who's closing your eyes at night. There's no one else who can do it for you.

I never saw my dad cry. My son saw me cry. My dad never told me he loved me, and consequently I told Scott I loved him every other minute. The point is, I'll make less mistakes than my dad, my sons hopefully will make less mistakes than me, and their sons will make less mistakes than their dads.

It is that, but really, it's about how we don't recognise the little things in life, or appreciate the little things in life like belonging. A sense of belonging is a big thing today.

I never rode a bull - I'm not that stupid.

People are always backing up when I'm just going to shake their hands.

To get over my divorce, I got a prescription to live at the Playboy Mansion for a while.

I think we have to believe in things we don't see. That's really important for all of us, whether it's your religion or Santa Claus, or whatever. That's pretty much what it's about.

I always thought of myself as some sort of athlete until I started playing golf a couple years ago.

I don't think silicone makes a girl good or bad.

I lost my passion for work. No, that's a negative statement. I just had a bigger passion for something else, for my son, and growing up with him.

I went to a shrink once, but I caught him going to a fortune-teller so I quit.

Saving a letter from an old friend doesn't exist anymore. Everything is texted or emailed.

There's nothing more boring than actors talking about acting.

One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy. After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen, went over with a baseball bat to kill him. I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other. I thought, Who am I kidding?

I play a guy who believes he's a king. He's the most common man in the world; in fact his family, like his suits, are just make-up. It's about dysfunctional people and dysfunctional relationships.

Anyone of my generation who tells you he hasn't 'done Brando' is lying.