50+ Iconic Cary Grant Quotes on Success & Movies

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Cary Grant Quotes: When it comes to sense of humor and sense of comic timing, there are only a handful of actors who can match up to the level of Cary Grant. He is one of the most iconic American actors majorly known for his transatlantic accent and unique approach to acting. Born and brought up in England, he was quite interested in acting from an early age and performed at the age of 16 as a stage performer with Pender Troupe. He toured and performed in almost all major cities of the United States before moving on to Hollywood. Cary Grant is best known for his moving performances in ‘The Awful Truth’, ‘The Philadelphia Story’, ‘Gunga Din’, and ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’. When he was in the twilight of his career, Grant was more praised for his romantic roles and got numerous nominations for Golden Globe Award for the best actor. To honor his work, Cary was named as the second greatest actor of the golden age of cinema by the American Film Institute. To hail the greatness of Cary Grant, we have chalked out the top Cary Grant quotes that will give you a deep understanding of his acting and character.

Iconic Cary Grant Quotes

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. » Cary Grant

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops. » Cary Grant

Destiny is not necessarily what we get out of life, but rather, what we give. » Cary Grant

My father used to say, ‘Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.’ » Cary Grant

There’s no point in being unhappy about growing older. Just think of the millions who have been denied the privilege. » Cary Grant

I really am a happy, amusing fellow at heart. Trouble is I seem the only one left. » Cary Grant

Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one’s own past failings. » Cary Grant

A shot of brandy can save your life, but a bottle of brandy can kill you. » Cary Grant

I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me. » Cary Grant

Simplicity, to me, has always been the essence of good taste. » Cary Grant

There are only seven movie stars in the world whose name alone will induce American bankers to lend money for movie productions, and the only woman on the list is Ingrid Bergman. » Cary Grant

I’m a fatheaded guy, full of pain. It tore me up not having you. » Cary Grant

It is the law of life that if you are kind to someone you feel happy. If you arecruel you are unhappy. And if you hurt someone, you will be hurt back. » Cary Grant

When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are. » Cary Grant

To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you’re impotent. She can’t wait to disprove it. » Cary Grant

It’s better to buy one good pair of shoes than four cheap ones. » Cary Grant

I have no plans to write an autobiography, I will leave that to others. I’m sure they will turn me into a homosexual or a Nazi spy or something else. » Cary Grant

It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression. » Cary Grant

Nature eventually has her own way, so perhaps the best procedure is to accept what old Mother Nature or God, if you will, dictates. Accept it and you’ll get along better. » Cary Grant

I began by acting like the person I wanted to be, and eventually I became that person. » Cary Grant

If you want to be an actor, my advice is to learn your lines and don’t bump into the other actors. » Cary Grant

We should all just smell well and enjoy ourselves more. » Cary Grant

Divorce is a game played by lawyers. » Cary Grant

Sometimes angels rush in where fools fear to tread. » Cary Grant

The only really good thing about acting in movies is that there’s no heavy lifting. » Cary Grant

Do your job and demand your compensation – but in that order. » Cary Grant

To write an autobiography, you’ve got to expose other people. I hope to get out of this world as gracefully as possible, without embarrassing anyone. » Cary Grant

All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there’s one secret – The Simpler The Better » Cary Grant

We have our factory, which is called a stage. We make a product, we color it, we title it and we ship it out in cans. » Cary Grant

Probably no greater honor can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues. » Cary Grant

I can’t bear to hear a woman talk baby talk. » Cary Grant

One pretends to do something, or copy someone or some teacher, until it can be done confidently and easily in what becomes one’s own style » Cary Grant

I’ve often been accused by critics of being myself on-screen. But being oneself is more difficult than you’d suppose. » Cary Grant

I’m prepared. I have a gun and I know how to shoot, and whoever comes calling without an invitation will get it in the rear end. » Cary Grant

When I’m married I want to be single, and when I’m single I want to be married. » Cary Grant

I think that making love is the best form of exercise. » Cary Grant

Everyone tells me I’ve had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it’s been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern. » Cary Grant

There must be something between us, even if it’s only an ocean. » Cary Grant

Who is omnipotent or wise enough to decide each new standard of good taste? Or sensitivity? » Cary Grant

It’s important to know where you’ve come from so that you can know where you’re going. I probably chose my profession because I was seeking approval, adulation, admiration and affection. » Cary Grant

Comedy holds the greatest risk for an actor, and laughter is the reward. » Cary Grant

I may not have married for very sound reasons, but money was the least of them. » Cary Grant

I was a fat-headed guy, full of pain. » Cary Grant

…and there I suddenly found my articulate self in a dazzling land of smiling, jostling people wearing and not wearing all sorts of costumes and doing all sorts of clever things. And that’s when I knew! What other life could there be but that of an actor? » Cary Grant

I’d like to have made one of those big splashy Technicolor musicals with Rita Hayworth. » Cary Grant

I improve on misquotation. » Cary Grant

Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant. » Cary Grant

Dying’s tough – but not as tough as comedy. » Cary Grant

When people tell you how young you look, they are telling you how old you are. » Cary Grant

You know I have about the same interest in jewelry as I have in politics, horse racing, modern poetry, and women who need weird excitement – none. » Cary Grant

In the world of advertising, there’s no such thing as a lie. There’s only expedient exaggeration. » Cary Grant

I suppose you might call me the sophisticated type. I like to act with dialogue. Not with grunts. » Cary Grant