Words matter. These are the best Alan Ladd Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I don’t care how small the parts are, as long as they’re good.
If I had my way, I’d do all my entertaining on the front steps.
A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.
I’d rather be David Ladd’s father than Alan Ladd any day.
Maybe I thought too much about picking up the money and not enough about the really good parts.
It seems only reasonable that the people have a right to know virtually everything about the personality they are buying each time they put their money through the box office.
When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired. If you don’t vary your tones you can’t get pretty tired of your own voice.
I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.
I’m working myself to death.
I wish I were the type who could walk into a place and have everybody love me. But I’m not, and there’s no use wishing.
It’s natural to want your kids to have all the things you didn’t have.
I’ve always had a great respect for the picture business. It’s been good to me.
I was a dummy in school.
Maybe I can’t act, but I know the gimmicks. I studied acting all my life and know what’s good for me.
I know what’s good for me. I can’t play black or gray. I can’t be a villain or anything close to one. I have to play white.
I had only that one picture, Hitler, the Beast of Berlin, in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone. I tried for better roles over and over again.
It’s a funny thing about me. I don’t have any interest in food most of the time now, although when I was a kid I was always hungry.
Strangers still leave me self-conscious.
Our children were trained to look after each other.
As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask people to pay to see what I do on the screen, I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.
I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.
I learned more about acting from George Stevens in a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.
I’m going to make it. Nothing is going to stop me. Nothing. I want it too much.
I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans. It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.
I just want to make pictures that are entertaining. I’ll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.
Just as Jimmy Stewart and Tyrone Power get 50 percent of the profits, so do I.
I’m shy and can’t for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back. I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death when someone comes over to talk to me.
Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.
I’m the most insecure guy in Hollywood. If you had it good all your life, you figure it can’t ever get bad, but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last.
Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
What good will a tax break do me if I’m crippled for life?
Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
I’m no good with words but I’ll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am.