Quotations by Leslie Nielsen

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Born: Thursday, February 11, 1926
Died: Sunday, November 28, 2010 (84 years old)
Profession: Actor
Nationality: Canadian


Doing nothing is very hard to do... you never know when you're finished.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Nothing)

I had to weave and play around with a honey bear, you know, and I could wrestle with him a little bit, but there's no way you can even wrestle a honey bear, let alone a grizzly bear that's standing ten feet to eleven feet tall! Can you imagine? But it was fascinating to work that close to that kind of animal.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Work, Feet, Play)

I have always loved science fiction. One of my favorite shows is 'Star Trek.' I like the trips, where it drops my mind off, because they give you a premise and all of a sudden, you say, 'Oh!' and I'm fascinated by it.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Science, Favorite, Fiction, Mind)

I like that kind of 'straight-faced' comedy. I like to be straight-faced and outrageous.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Comedy)

I played a lot of leaders, autocratic sorts; perhaps it was my Canadian accent.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Leaders)

I really have to keep an eye on myself, because sometimes I think I might say something important.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Eye)

I wore that same shirt yesterday playing golf. There goes the Nike account.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Golf, Yesterday)

I've always been part of comedy. One of the things about our family was that if we were reasonably funny with each other, particularly my two brothers and myself, when my father was upset with something you'd want to make sure in some way you made him laugh. Because when he didn't laugh, you were in trouble!
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Family, Funny, Father, Brothers, Comedy, Want)

I've finally found my home - as Lt. Frank Drebin.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Home)

It was a boy's name first.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: First, Name)

It's been dawning on me slowly that for the past 35 years I have been cast against type, and I'm finally getting to do what I really wanted to do.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Past, Years)

It's not really that I've been an advocate for hearing aids for a long time, it's just that I've been losing my hearing for a long time! So it's actually very important for me because I'm actually hearing impaired and I simply want to hear better!
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Time, Hearing, Losing, Want)

Shirley! Don't call me Shirley!
- Leslie Nielsen

The reason there's a question mark on my front door is just in case I forget my address.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Forget, Question, Reason)

The reason they call it 'golf' is that all the other 4 letter words were used up.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Reason, Words)

The violence or the vaudeville style of comedy is a technique all by itself. You get up there, and you are a comedian, and you're doing one thing. That is, you're going to make the audience laugh.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Comedy, Style, Violence)

There were 15 people in the village, including five of us. If my father arrested somebody in the winter, he'd have to wait until the thaw to turn him in.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Father, People, Winter)

There's an old saying that God exists in your search for him. I just want you to understand that I ain't looking.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: God, Old, Saying, Want)

Yes, it's true, I've been called the Laurence Olivier of spoofs. I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the Leslie Nielsen of Shakespeare.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Shakespeare)

You know it's very difficult to be an actor, and to have people depending on you to say the right line, at the right time, and to not be able to hear your cues! I can't tell you how many times I would've had to have said What? if I didn't have my hearing aids. So my hearing aids are a life saver, and they allow me to practice my craft.
- Leslie Nielsen
(Keywords: Life, Time, People, Actor, Hearing, Practice, Right)







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