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Cary Grant
English stage and Hollywood film actor
(1904-86)



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I suppose you might call me the sophisticated type. I like to act with dialogue. Not with grunts.
-- Quoted in "Cary Grant is puzzled because you have No Time for Laughs" by Robert Ottaway in Picturegoer magazine;; (4 January 1958)

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

Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
-- Quoted in "Even I want to be Cary Grant" by John Preston in The Telegraph (6 March 2005)]

I'd like to have made one of those big splashy Technicolor musicals with Rita Hayworth.
-- 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.
-- Quoted in "Love – That’s All Cary Grant Ever Thinks About" by Sheilah Graham Westbrook in Motion Picture (June 1964)

Don’t go to extremes. Don’t hate too much and don’t love too much. Try to live somewhere in the middle. Hate destroys the hater. And if you love too much you get too involved and you cannot see too clearly. Love and hate are like night and day. They do exist together and you must accept them both, but you must also understand them and be in control of both emotions. It is peaceful in the middle. You won’t be hurt in the middle.
-- Quoted in "Love – That’s All Cary Grant Ever Thinks About" by Sheilah Graham Westbrook in Motion Picture (June 1964)

The drama in a Cary Grant movie is always seeing whether the star can be made to lose his wry, elegant and habitual aplomb.
-- Cary Grant

Cary's enthusiasm made him search for perfection in all things, particularly the three that meant the most to him -- film making, physical fitness and women.
-- Cary Grant

A completely private person, totally reserved, and there is no way into him.
-- Cary Grant


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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