Donald Sutherland quotes

Born
17 July 1935, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Occupation
Actor.

Donald Sutherland s a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades. 

I don’t think I have one iota of cynicism about acting.
– Donald Sutherland

Not too much, though there’s a certain amount of rancour and bitterness when someone tries to fire you.
– Donald Sutherland

At my age, you sort of fart your way into a role.
– Donald Sutherland

I don’t want to give up living, because I enjoy it so much, and I love working – I don’t expect I’ll ever have to stop. But Alzheimer’s or something like that would render me pretty useless.
– Donald Sutherland

But no, I love acting, it’s a wonderful job.
– Donald Sutherland

But even with no money you could still go to places like the Scotch Club and, you know, John Lennon might be sitting right over there, but I was certainly not a part of any of that circle. I was truly peripheral.
– Donald Sutherland

I had a kind of meandering little career, and then I was given a chance to play one of the bottom six in The Dirty Dozen.
– Donald Sutherland

I haven’t been very good about dealing with disappointment. I suffer it, and then when that suffering becomes a kind of predation, then it’s gone. Because the disappointment is not always realistic.
– Donald Sutherland

I love grabbing my wife and going to a distant location to film.
– Donald Sutherland

Everything was my fault. I was so dumb. But if I hadn’t made the mistakes I made, I wouldn’t have met the wonderful woman I’ve been married to for over 30 years, so I guess that makes the mistakes OK.
– Donald Sutherland 
I was obsessed with not knowing what happened after you were dead. And I sat or kneeled for a whole day with my head against the wall, trying to figure it out. But I couldn’t, and I just said, ‘Okay.’ And then it was nothingness.
– Donald Sutherland
No, I’m not rich. I had a tax problem in this country, curiously enough, and my accountant said the British government was patently wrong in taxing me, and they were, but we couldn’t persuade them and it cost me everything I had.
– Donald Sutherland
I am so glad my wife tolerates me. And we have three wonderful sons.
– Donald Sutherland
I have never planned anything. I have been doing this job for over 50 years. I have been paid to work with some wonderful people and it has been a huge gift, to me.
– Donald Sutherland
I have been able to play a lot of guys and they have kept me working.
– Donald Sutherland
The only thing I feel passionate about is my wife.
– Donald Sutherland
To them though, not to us, we were just a catalyst for their imagination.
– Donald Sutherland
I just – I love my job. I love doing it. It’s a passionate endeavor. And sometimes you can get close to something that you believe is the truth. The truth of something. Not all the time, but sometimes.
– Donald Sutherland
I would look a little silly playing Casanova now.
– Donald Sutherland
What the nation’s built on is discussion, contradiction and growth, and at the moment you can’t discuss anything. If you do start to discuss it, you get criticized. If people hate us, you have to find out why and try to solve that problem.
– Donald Sutherland
I don’t think I’m an actor who takes their characters home with him. But I certainly do take the preparation home.
– Donald Sutherland
I was at my dermatologist, and she asked me what I was doing next. I told her I was about to do something called ‘The Hunger Games.’ She gasped and started calling everyone into the room, and they all came running.
– Donald Sutherland