Sam Elliott quotes

Born
August 9, 1944, Sacramento, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Sam Elliott is an American actor.

I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you’re a lucky individual.
– Sam Elliott

Sometimes, you get the bear. Sometimes, the bear gets you.
– Sam Elliott

Making movies is never going to get better than working on a Coen brothers project.
– Sam Elliott

Any of these Vietnam vets that have been there and know the deal, they don’t feel that any Hollywood endeavor about the Vietnam era has ever gotten it right yet.
– Sam Elliott

I’m picky, very picky. I wanted to be an actor since I was nine years old, and I figured that was only one way to ever have any longevity, and that’s to be careful about what kind of work you do.
– Sam Elliott

I’m a four star general in this thing, and you don’t rise to the ranks of a four star general by hanging about the house being the perfect dad.
– Sam Elliott

Even after nearly 50 years in this business, I still feel like I’m lucky every time I get a decent job, but an opportunity to work with people of that ilk.
– Sam Elliott

I’ve spent my entire career on horseback or on a motorcycle. It boxes you in, the way people perceive you. I read a lot of scripts. Most of ’em go to other actors.
– Sam Elliott

The opportunity, number one, to work with Ang Lee is an amazing thing for me.
– Sam Elliott

I was single-minded on what I wanted to do since I was like nine or ten.
– Sam Elliott

I think I might have been a more interesting actor, had more of a career earlier on, if I had more formal preparation. When I see something ten years later that I was in I think, ‘Boy, would I love to do that over.’
– Sam Elliott

It’s never going to get better than working opposite an actor like Jeff Bridges. That’s as good as it gets. I don’t even know what to refer to him as. He’s just a great guy. He’s iconic on his own merits.
– Sam Elliott