Quotations by James Stewart

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Born: Wednesday, May 20, 1908
Died: Wednesday, July 2, 1997 (89 years old)
Profession: Actor
Nationality: American


Frank called me one day and said, 'I have an idea for a movie, why don't you come over and I'll tell you?' So I went over and we sat down and he said, 'This picture starts in heaven'. That shook me.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: Idea, Day, Heaven)

I always stayed for the first curtain call and people always said, 'Who's that?' But this got me started in acting.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: People, Acting, First)

I always told Hitch that it would have been better to put seats around the set and sell tickets.
- James Stewart

I always watch Dean Martin's show... just to see if he falls down.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: Martin)

I lasted one night. They said my playing spoiled people's appetites.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: People, Night)

I sort of got into Westerns... It was a sort of desperation move, really. I had several pictures that didn't go very well, and I just realised that I would have to try something else.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: Desperation)

I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: Architecture, College, Fun)

I'd like to do Harvey again. I did it two years ago with Helen Hayes in New York. It was a joy. I was so glad to do it again because I never thought I did it right the first time.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: Time, Thought, First, Joy, Right, Years)

If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, speed it up a little.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: Career)

It was amazing that a play that seems dated in this world... A man whose best friend is a six-foot white rabbit... But it caught on, especially with young people - they surprised me most of all.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: People, Friend, Man, Play, World)

One time they traded me for seven horses. Seven stunt horses.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: Time, Horses)

We had an apartment on west side of Central Park. The rent was very reasonable. We found out later that it belonged to a gangster called Legs Diamond and it was a front to his headquarters. It was fine.
- James Stewart

Well, I think one of the main things that you have to think about when acting in the movies is to try not to make the acting show.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: Movies, Acting)

When it came to kissing, Harlow was the best.
- James Stewart
(Keywords: Kissing)







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