Burt Reynolds Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

Burt Reynolds, one of America’s favorite actor has left us at the age of 82 due to a heart attack. His death has been confirmed by TMZ.

The mustachioed actor is known for some of his favorite movies such as DeliveranceThe Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights and more. But another thing he left behind is his famous quotes.

Burt Reynold’s Best Quotes:

“Money doesn’t buy happiness. It buys great hookers – but not happiness.”


“All you really have in the end are your stories.”


“I can tell a young person where the mines are, but he’s probably going to step on them anyway.”


“Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done.”


“You can only hold in your stomach for so many years.”


“The audience will always forgive you for being wrong and exciting, but never for being right and dull.”


“You’re not a man until your father says you’re a man.”


“There are no awards in Hollywood for being an idiot.”


“Women are my drugs and alcohol. When I’m involved with one woman, I’m involved with one woman. Period. But between romances, I am carnivorous.”


“My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes because nobody can leave.”


“I can tell a young person where the mines are, but he’s probably going to step on them anyway.”


“I’ve always gotten along well with Texans. You’ve got to.” 


 

Reynolds was born on February 11, 1936, in Lansing, Michigan. Over the course of his career, he has won awards such as Best TV Actor – Drama (1970), Best Actor in a Motion Picture (1979) and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (1990 & 1997). Many Americans have spent hours on top of hours watching his movies and recognizing him as the “sex symbol” of the 70’s and 80’s.  His successes were not just limited to acting. He made a name for himself as a football star at Palm Beach High School and was talented enough to earn an athletic scholarship to Florida State University. Unfortunately, Reynold suffered injuries that sabotaged his football career. Not giving up in life, Reynold decided to pursue acting. But success didn’t come easy. He was fired from multiple places and got remarks such as his Adam’s apple was too big and that he wasn’t cut for acting. It wasn’t until the late 1950’s where he made his film debut in Angel Baby. From there on, his legacy began.

Twitter Reacts:

Rest in peace to a legend and a friend. #BurtReynolds pic.twitter.com/HnmCCTv1d1

— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) September 6, 2018

WWE is saddened to learn that Academy Award-nominated actor and Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82. https://t.co/V1G8pE9bVB

— WWE (@WWE) September 6, 2018

Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer. He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me. He also had a great sense of humor – check out his Tonight Show clips. My thoughts are with his family.

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) September 6, 2018

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