Nick Nolte quotes

Born
February 8, 1941, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Nick Nolte is an American actor.

You give up your narcissism, your egotism. That’s how you achieve chemistry.
– Nick Nolte

If I’m going to have to deal, as I get older, with arthritic pain, I don’t want to get into opiates.
– Nick Nolte

Birth is violent, and out of that violence is our only chance of rebirth.
– Nick Nolte

Acting is always therapeutic.
– Nick Nolte

Now, there is always a tremendous fear of science and progressing forward into areas of the unknown and it is a valid fear. Some of the genetic alterations of food are a little edgy.
– Nick Nolte

I’m glad I never went to war.
– Nick Nolte

No one wants to spend too long inside their own darkness.
– Nick Nolte

Violence isn’t really my thing.
– Nick Nolte

I never caught on to being a bully.
– Nick Nolte

After Civil Rights, it was very awkward for whites and blacks. We didn’t know how to talk to each other.
– Nick Nolte

Early on I decided that I was going to lie to the press. The best approach to talking about my personal life was to lie.
– Nick Nolte

Sometimes the writing can be so good that the actor doesn’t really have to do anything.
– Nick Nolte

I never fought much. It just wasn’t my thing. I suppose I could, but I’ve never got into fights. Not a real one.
– Nick Nolte

I’m pretty much of a physical actor.
– Nick Nolte

Everyone chases a bit of what they say life is about: money, desire… But when you stop chasing, you realise life is a rhythm and it’s very peaceful, very quiet. You see, it’s quite a miracle.
– Nick Nolte

I can’t get any satiation. My brain is wired in such a way that I – in my research, I probably have a lack of D1 and D2 receptor sites. These are dopamine receptor sites, and satiation is a process that involves a cascade.
– Nick Nolte

We truly have an ancient part of the brain that was about survival when we were prey but we seem to have gone past prey. We eat everything and nothing eats us.
– Nick Nolte

I can’t ad-lib, or not for long.
– Nick Nolte

The difference between a murderer and myself is only that I choose not to do it. But I’m capable.
– Nick Nolte

Actors are really working with bodies, with their minds, and with their emotions. Feelings, basically. That’s what movies are about, going from one feeling to another.
– Nick Nolte

You don’t want to make awards the reason you’re doing things.
– Nick Nolte

If I’m not a successful human being, who I am?
– Nick Nolte

We’re social animals. We’ve got to get along together. It’s in our nature. We’re hardwired that way.
– Nick Nolte

The truth was that, you know, there was no reason to send me to Shattuck Military School. But it was a disciplinarian school.
– Nick Nolte

You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you’re willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I’ll make the first film that costs zero dollars.
– Nick Nolte

Hollywood is all made up, anyway. Especially the stories and angles that people want to pin on you.
– Nick Nolte

We’re really all alone. We can’t ever get inside another person’s spirit, and see the world they do. So we are alone in that sense. The only way we have to communicate feelings is through words.
– Nick Nolte

In America, the old are neglected.
– Nick Nolte

You work at a job, and you reach a certain level, and you’re a little satisfied, and you keep going at it a little more, and you finally finish it. You go, ‘Ah,’ all your dopamine receptor sites are full. You’re satiated.
– Nick Nolte

Yes, you can get addicted to exercise.
– Nick Nolte

Obviously I had gone all through high school and into college, and you don’t do that not knowing how to read.
– Nick Nolte

I am a good sewer. My mother taught me how to sew.
– Nick Nolte

It’s easier to go somewhere if you’ve been there before.
– Nick Nolte

If you feel you have a film that’s valid, you stick your ass on the line.
– Nick Nolte

If you get yourself in a hole, you dig yourself out.
– Nick Nolte

American society is still puritanical.
– Nick Nolte

Nobody likes to lose power or reach a point of humility.
– Nick Nolte

Electing a black president was probably the only coup America could pull off.
– Nick Nolte

I like working with writer-directors because you can solve problems right there.
– Nick Nolte

I’d like to do one European film a year.
– Nick Nolte