Harry Dean Stanton Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

Harry Dean Stanton has spent a lifetime in show-business. He’s accumulated nearly 200 acting credits throughout a career spanning seven decades. Stanton has appeared in many classic films including, Godfather Part II, AlienEscape From New YorkCool Hand Luke, and much more. Most recently, he appeared on the reboot of Twin Peaks (The Return). The actor had also appeared in the original Twin Peaks series from 1990-1991.

Stanton was born in the bluegrass state of Kentucky on July 14, 1926. He passed away on Friday in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 91. Let’s take this moment to remember the legendary actor by replaying his words of wisdom in your mind…

Harry Dean Stanton Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

“I just want to say, good night, sweet prince, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”


“You want people walking away from the conversation with some kernel of wisdom or some kind of impact.”


“You want people to feel something when you tell a story, whether they feel happy or whether they feel sad.”


“I play myself all the time, on camera and off. What else can I do?”


“I don’t believe in singing lesson. You can sing or you can’t.”


“The band I’ve played with for 10 or 12 years now, we’ve been all over, but we mostly play in LA.”


“I’ve never been ambitious about recording.”


“I’ve received a lot of compliments. People come right up to me on the street. They recognize me.”


“I’m not really into religion.”


“I have a good ear for languages.”


“Speech lessons probably did more for my singing voice – they teach you breathing, resonance.”


“You want people walking away from the conversation with some kernel of wisdom or some kind of impact.”

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