Movie Wisdom – Paul Newman Edition

10 Sep

In the past, I have listed the “stuff to live by” that can be found in the movies of Burt Reynolds, Don Knotts and Kevin Costner. This is the wisdom that can be found in the films of Paul Newman.

From Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity!

You can’t buy back your life when it’s finished.

A family crisis brings out the best and the worst in every member of the family.

You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.

From The Hustler

A 25% slice of something big is better than a 100% slice of nothing.

From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Don’t ever hit your mother with a shovel. It will leave a dull impression on her mind.

From The Towering Inferno

You know there’s… nothing that any of us can do to bring back the dead.

From The Color of Money

Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.

You gotta have two things to win. You gotta have brains and you gotta have balls.

From Fatman and Little Boy

It’s all about ass, isn’t it? Either you kick it… or you lick it.

From Cars

If you’re going hard enough left, you’ll find yourself turning right.

Respect the classics, man!

Ain’t no need to watch where I’m goin’; just need to know where I’ve been.

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8 Responses to “Movie Wisdom – Paul Newman Edition”

  1. John September 10, 2012 at 02:42 #

    Was there ever a cooler movie star than Mr. Newman?

    • surroundedbyimbeciles September 10, 2012 at 02:51 #

      I can’t think of one.

  2. javaj240 September 10, 2012 at 05:48 #

    Of course my favorites are from”Cat On a Hot Tin Roof”. While I love Paul Newman’s delivery, no one but Tennessee Williams could have written them!

    • surroundedbyimbeciles September 10, 2012 at 12:45 #

      Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is one of my favorite movies. All of the characters are great. I like Burl Ives as Big Daddy. And, there’s nothing like seeing Elizabeth Taylor in a slip.

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