Ron Howard quotes

Born
March 1, 1954, Duncan, Oklahoma, U.S.

Occupation
Actor, director.

Ron Howard is an American actor director.

I like to make all kinds of shows and films, whether it’s fantasy or big-popcorn, big-screen escapism or dramas based on real events.
– Ron Howard

There’s something rare and wonderful that’s very particular to television, and it’s when a great cast meets a great show runner/creator with the right set of characters to play. That’s what happened with ‘Arrested Development.’ It happens every so often, but all too rarely on TV.
– Ron Howard

There was a combination of shyness and just fear of looking stupid that kept me out of a lot of interesting creative conversations that I could have had at an early age.
– Ron Howard

I always think of the good comebacks on the car ride home.
– Ron Howard

It’s hard to define change in oneself unless something really dramatic happens, like you give up some vice, fall in love, or something like that.
– Ron Howard

I’d rather risk confusion and stay creatively fresh and stimulated. I feel like I’m growing and challenging myself all the time.
– Ron Howard

With ‘Apollo 13,’ I wasn’t sure the genre would work, because space films hadn’t done that well.
– Ron Howard

Don’t make election popularity largely a matter of which candidate hires the most creative and effective propagandists. Insist that it be, instead, a running conversation with the public.
– Ron Howard

We’re all constantly keeping score. You can’t help it. But trying to pit ourselves against other people in some measurable way is largely a waste of time.
– Ron Howard

I want every movie to have a big audience. I’m always hopeful that it’s going to be discovered, and audiences are fantastic that way because every once in a while they surprise you. I didn’t think ‘Beautiful Mind‘ was going to be that kind of global success.
– Ron Howard

I just don’t think of myself as an actor much at all, so I don’t lust after any particular roles.
– Ron Howard

I used to feel that I had to be dictatorial in order to be respected, but after I did a couple of TV movies, I began to see that authority came with the job. So I began to relax and let more people into the process, and my work really improved.
– Ron Howard

Can you imagine the first time they figured out how to mechanically raise somebody up through the stage and make them appear, or drop them down on a rope or a wire? It blew everybody’s minds, I’m sure.
– Ron Howard

I love all kinds of stories and movies, and I did work hard to get through to the creative community and studio executives that I could work in a number of different genres and tones.
– Ron Howard

My wife and I invest very, very conservatively.
– Ron Howard

I love leaving the door open to good ideas. I love the collaborative swirl. I get charged by problem-solving, usually under some kind of stress – the sun is going down, and we have eight minutes, and we have to solve it. Great things come out of it.
– Ron Howard

The regrets I have are strong enough that I wouldn’t share ’em. I think that you can’t live without suffering some.
– Ron Howard

I’ve worked with Bette Davis, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda. Here’s the thing they all have in common: They all, even in their 70s, worked a little harder than everyone else.
– Ron Howard

I’ve been around the ‘Star Wars’ universe from the beginning.
– Ron Howard

I think child stars have a leg up, actually, because they have an innate sense of what creative problem solving is all about. But to make a life out of it, you have to be ready to take on project after project. You have to like the action.
– Ron Howard

Nina Gold is a fantastic casting director. She’s doing the new ‘Star Wars’ movies, but she also does ‘Game of Thrones’ and many of the Working Title movies, and she did ‘Rush.’
– Ron Howard

If you think about it, for almost any moment, any mood that you might be in, there’s probably a Beatles song that will address that mood, that feeling, that set of emotions. I don’t know that that can be said about very many groups, if any.
– Ron Howard

There are creative benefits to getting older.
– Ron Howard

I’m not a caterer. I just have to stay with my creative convictions. At some point, you have to just get past the special-interest groups and do what you’re there to do, which is make a movie.
– Ron Howard

I have the career that I want.
– Ron Howard

Nobody can compare themselves to what The Beatles went through. It was wild.
– Ron Howard

We assume that healthy habits are a good idea, but in and of themselves, they are not the reason we’re going to be active at age 95 or 100. The body works in more complex ways.
– Ron Howard

I do really like serio-comic movies that treat real difficulties in a real way.
– Ron Howard

If you’re not out there taking some risks, if you’re just coasting along with your wins, then you’re not really trying.
– Ron Howard

When you’re young and you’re striving, it’s all uphill, and it’s easier to climb. Then, when you get and look around, you sort of say, ‘Wow, the altitude’s kinda thin up here!’
– Ron Howard

Anytime you really take a close look at people who are dealing with the aging process, you’re going to have a complicated reaction to what you’re seeing and feeling. If you’re in the middle of it, those emotions are going to be quadrupled. It’s immediate, it’s relatable, so it’s good human drama.
– Ron Howard

When you read about it, you realize that mental illness is so prevalent. People didn’t always have the right terms for it, but most families have had a brush with it.
– Ron Howard

There is something inherently tough about Americans. They will not accept defeat.
– Ron Howard

For my 10th birthday, what I wanted was Beatle boots and a Beatle wig. My parents couldn’t find Beatle boots, but down at the dime store, Woolworths or someplace, they found a Beatle wig!
– Ron Howard

My folks met at the University of Oklahoma, in the theater department in the 1940s. They were married touring the country in ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Snow White.’ My mother was married in Cinderella’s costume; the dwarves were the best men.
– Ron Howard