Top 275 Richard Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Richard Quotes from famous people such as Joe Cocker, Fabrizio Moreira, Steve Jurvetson, Robert Dallek, Zubin Mehta, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry, Little Ri

Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis… you know in the ’60s.
Joe Cocker
In 1960, John F. Kennedy rode a superior televised debate performance to victory over Richard Nixon.
Fabrizio Moreira
When I was 11, I went to space camp at the Space Center in Texas, near where I grew up. There, I met video-game-industry pioneer Richard Garriott, better known to gamers everywhere as ‘Ultima’ creator Lord British.
Steve Jurvetson
Experience helped Richard Nixon, but it didn’t save him, and it certainly wasn’t a blanket endorsement. He blundered terribly in dealing with Vietnam.
Robert Dallek
In truth, I became a conductor because deep down I wanted to conduct Brahms’s four symphonies and Richard Strauss’s tone poems.
Zubin Mehta
My dear husband, Richard, has been the driving force behind my success and rise to whatever level I am now. My story and legacy is incomplete without his mention.
Joyce Banda
As far as stand-ups go, I always loved Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, and Sinbad. Basically, I love black comedians because they’re the funniest. I wish I were a black comedian, actually.
Adam DeVine
I’ve been watching the ‘Richard Pryor Show’ for NBC made during the ’70s. I’m a big fan of his work.
Fawad Khan
I met Gerald Ford. I met Richard Nixon. I met Jimmy Carter. I met Dwight Eisenhower when he was a general. George Bush senior. I haven’t met Bill Clinton or George W. Bush, although I got a letter from him.
Pete Rose
Richard Fliehr does not make any money.
Ric Flair
I woke up one morning with this song in my head, and the opening line of the song is, ‘My name was Richard Nixon, only now I’m a girl.’
Bruce Cockburn
Much as I like and admire Richard Dawkins, I do think that to call a book ‘The God Delusion’ is very worrying because the title implies that if you don’t believe in what I believe then you are ‘deluded.’ That, I think, is a dangerous concept and one that is unlikely to win hearts and minds.
Robert Winston
I had never had a particularly warm feeling about Richard Nixon, and it didn’t get any warmer after my service.
Rodney Frelinghuysen
Richard Nixon had a kind of Walter Mitty fantasy life. He was a man with a grandiose thoughts: dreams of not simply being president but maybe becoming one of the truly great presidents of American history.
Robert Dallek
Chef Michel Richard is always at the top of his game.
Jose Andres
I think basically lables were more interested in a Richard Page record than a Mr. Mister record.
Pat Mastelotto
I remember, as a kid, nothing struck me funnier than seeing Richard Nixon look into the camera and sincerely tell everyone he didn’t know where the 18 minutes had gone from his tapes. But there was all this sweat on his upper lip. We knew he was lying. He knew we knew he was lying. But he was determined to tell the lie.
Martin Short
I suppose trying not to fancy Richard Gere – that’s been quite hard!
Sarah Lancashire
I am not Richard Branson.
Fred Eychaner
When I was in middle school, the librarian there was secretary for a couple of groups of professional writers. She introduced me to Ray Bradbury and Richard Matheson, and I became very friendly with them over a period of two years. Both of them were very generous with their time, guidance and advice.
Jonathan Maberry
It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I started admiring writers as inspirations for my own work, and my earliest influences there were Stephen King, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Richard Adams.
Kelley Armstrong
Among non-fiction authors I like Richard Bach, Nichiren Daishonin, Burton Watson, Deepak Chopra and MJ Akbar.
Mukul Dev
Clinton and Obama practice this politics known quaintly as the Richard Speck strategy: if you cannot take on everyone in the room at once, take them out of the room one at a time.
Grover Norquist
When I see someone like Richard Dawkins, I see my father. I grew up with that. I’m basically the child of Richard Dawkins.
Alain de Botton
With ‘Richard,’ I was excited to make this film with such an amazing role for an actor. Play a wide range of emotion and really invest myself in the character.
Jack Reynor
The incurably suspicious Arthur Lee, youngest brother of Richard Henry, was of opinion that what others termed ‘errors’ in the Constitution were a deliberate scheme to create an oligarchy.
Douglas Southall Freeman
And I had a big opportunity with Richard Brooks, The Professionals, which is really a magnificent movie.
Claudia Cardinale
Previous presidents, including great ones like Roosevelt, have used the IRS against their enemies. But I don’t think Barack Obama ever wanted to be on the same page as Richard Nixon.
Joe Klein
When Orson Welles was acting in ‘Compulsion,’ the director Richard Fleischer let him just take over and direct the courtroom scenes. To be able to see Welles – who knew more about directing than anyone – direct himself and the other actors, it was unbelievable and unforgettable.
Robert Osborne
I don’t have anything to prove as a writer anymore. I write about Panera Bread or Red Lobster or Satan or Richard Ramirez or whatever comes to mind. I just write.
Mark Kozelek
My dad was a slightly stricter version of Richard Dawkins. The worldview was that there are idiots out there who believe in Santa Claus and fairies and magic and elves, and we’re not joining that nonsense.
Alain de Botton
For me as a Welsh actor, Richard Burton is one of my bi

For me as a Welsh actor, Richard Burton is one of my biggest idols. And I’ve got so many: Peter O’Toole, Laurence Olivier and Oliver Reed. If they got ‘Hunky Dory’ and ‘Citadel’ offered to them, they would do completely different jobs on both of them.
Aneurin Barnard
The ways in which I was obsessed with Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp 20 years ago is completely replicated by my daughters’ and my crush on Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman now.
David Shields
One argument against open systems is that they become open to everything, good and bad. Like a Richard Meier skyscraper, the anal retentive, Bauhaus elegance of the Mac does prevent the loose ends and confusion of a less sterile environment. But it also prevents fertility. Apple’s development must come from within.
Douglas Rushkoff
My humor is channeling everything through my brain. For example, when I talk about something, it’s how Richard Lewis feels about it. I’m a storyteller. I do a lot of free association.
Richard Lewis
Richard M. Nixon honestly believed in his bones that an organized conspiracy of liberal media insiders had literally been plotting against him ever since he broke Alger Hiss in 1948 (he never shifted course, and lost his soul).
Rick Perlstein
My parents introduced me to ‘SNL,’ Monty Python, and Richard Pryor probably way earlier than they had any right to.
Seth Meyers
Richard Burton is my number one idol. One, because we come from very similar backgrounds and two, because of his fantastic talent.
Aneurin Barnard
‘The Beatles’ did whatever they wanted. They were a collection of influences adapted to songs they wanted to write. George Harrison was instrumental in bringing in Indian music. Paul McCartney was a huge Little Richard fan. John Lennon was into minimalist aggressive rock.
Chris Cornell
In late 2001, I contributed a short story called ‘Castaways’ to an anthology called ‘In Laymon’s Terms,’ which was a tribute to Richard Laymon, who had passed away earlier that year.
Brian Keene
Richard Nixon was an evil man – evil in a way that only those who believe in the physical reality of the Devil can understand it. He was utterly without ethics or morals or any bedrock sense of decency.
Hunter S. Thompson
Where I came from in the country, there was no place to hear pop music like Little Richard and people like that. Later, I heard James Brown, Otis Redding, The Drifters, The Four Aces, The Ink Spots.
Percy Sledge
Decades before President Richard Nixon bet his re-election on winning the Dixiecrat vote, Wilson worked out his own Southern Strategy. Even as he was moving the nation to war, Wilson re-segregated Washington and purged African-Americans from federal jobs.
Greg Grandin
Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.
Richard Branson
I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it. I didn’t ever want to be anything else. I just started banging away and semi-studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music but sort of half-heartedly.
Elton John
Larry Hogan Sr. was the first Republican to break with President Richard Nixon during his impeachment hearings, weakening not only the GOP firewall of support for the embattled president, but also Nixon’s own defiance.
S.E. Cupp
It’s true that at the time I was fond of Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan, and it was from them that I learned about this kind of simple, swift-paced style, but the main reason for the style of my first novel is that I simply did not have the time to write sustained prose.
Haruki Murakami
I can always do theater; I can do Ibsen, I can do Macbeth, I can do Chekhov, I can do Moliere, Othello, I can do Richard III.
Ving Rhames
It takes a while to establish a character. Richard Boone once told me he didn’t really get the character in ‘Have Gun – Will Travel’ until the 16th show. You just plant a seed, water it, let the sun shine on it, and hope it blooms.
Peter Graves
But I usually read non-fiction; I love Richard Branson books.
Pooja Bedi
As much as I love to slay a red carpet hitting the ground running with ‘Beale Street’ and ‘Native Son,’ representing two such important voices in James Baldwin and Richard Wright let people know that I’m an artist and I really have something to say with this gift.
KiKi Layne
If I go to heaven, I’d like Phillip and Fern or Richard and Judy – if they die first – to be waiting for me with a big plate of pork pies with piccalilli. A comforting thought.
Sara Cox