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1. "Of course it's difficult to turn anything down when Mike Nichols calls you personally."
Author: Andrea Martin
2. "I'm not Jack Nicholson. I'm not Brando. But I do mumble."
Author: Benicio Del Toro
3. "I idolize Gene Hackman. He is not a natural star, not an incandescent personality like Jack Nicholson, but he makes luminous the problems of being an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation."
Author: Brian Dennehy
4. "If I could transform my stage life to the movies, I'd be Jack Nicholson."
Author: Brian Dennehy
5. "A handful of older, romantic leading men, like Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, and Robert Redford are still landing parts."
Author: Charles Dance
6. "If I make a move, like raise my eyebrows, some critic says I'm doing Nicholson. What am I supposed to do, cut off my eyebrows?"
Author: Christian Slater
7. "Colonel Mickelson looks like he could defend Fort Hamilton by himself if Staten Island ever declared war and invaded...If Jack Nicholson looked like this when he yelled that Tom Cruise couldn't handle the truth, Cruise would have said, "Yes, you're right, I'm sorry. My bad."
Author: David Rosenfelt
8. "I've been in movies with Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson - but I was on 'The Simpsons,' and finally, in the eyes of my children, I was a star."
Author: Ed Begley Jr.
9. "I'm going to take a wild guess here and say the hard-on you've been sporting all afternoon is not on account of Mr. Nicholson continually bending over to pick up the golf balls, right?""For fuck's sake, Dad!" James cursed, looking horrified at his father, who just shrugged his shoulders at his son's shocked expression."Whaaat? Just making sure," he added, hardly hiding his amusement."
Author: Elle Aycart
10. "I met Jack Nicholson when I was about 10 at a party of my uncle's, and it wasn't so much that I knew his films because I was small, but he wore sunglasses inside at night and I thought that must mean he was very important and was suitably star struck by his charismatic presence."
Author: Emilia Fox
11. "I'm a big fan of Albert Brooks, Nichols and May. I'd like to follow in their footsteps and do comedy films."
Author: Illeana Douglas
12. "Teddy looked at him directly for the first time.Are you a poet?' he asked.A poet?' Nicholson said. 'Lord, no. Alas, no. Why do you ask?'I don't know. Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They're always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.' "- Teddy and Nicholson in "Teddy" (Nine Stories)"
Author: J.D. Salinger
13. "You know Sven? The man who takes care of the gym?' he asked. He waited till he got a nod from Nicholson. 'Well, if Sven dreamed tonight that his dog died, he'd have a very, very bad night's sleep, because he's very fond of that dog. But when he woke up in the morning, everything would be all right. He'd know it was only a dream.'Nicholson nodded. 'What's the point exactly?'The point is if his dog really died, it would be exactly the same thing. Only he wouldn't know it. I mean he wouldn't wake up till he died himself."
Author: J.D. Salinger
14. "(Dominic after winning King & Queen contest at Prom along with Tess) "You like me, you really like me!" he said in a mock high-pitched voice, channeling his inner Sally Fields. "First of all, I have to thank my first grade teacher, what was her name? Mrs. Johnson? Nichols? Jameson? Prescott? Yeah, that was it. Man, I had such a crush on her. Even at five, I had awesome taste in women—just look at Tess. Isn't she banging? Anyway, I need to thank Mrs. Pentecostal, because she told me I'd never win anything, and that hurt, man. But I guess I showed her. So take that, Mrs. Presley!"
Author: J.M. Darhower
15. "With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60."
Author: Jack Nicholson
16. "I would like to work with Jack Nicholson, before it's too late."
Author: Judi Dench
17. "She's already making the feast, Aaron. She's... perfect."[...]"Really? Jen! Get your ass in the kitchen and start making dinner. Julia is three hours behind you and she's already started!"I laughed out loud again when I heard Jenna's response in the background. "You get your ass dressed. The turkey will be served at McFarland's Corner of 15th and Nichols. Bring your wallet, asshole."
Author: Kahlen Aymes
18. "It was also wonderful to have the prospect of playing with Jack Nicholson. It was a terrific part, a terrific script, with Alexander Payne and Jack Nicholson. You can't get any better than that!"
Author: Kathy Bates
19. "I saw Nichelle Nichols in 'Truck Turner,' and she was so good."
Author: Kym Whitley
20. "I challenged that assumption by returning to a full, productive life. I had behaved, Nichols said, "as if death was an option"."
Author: Lance Armstrong
21. "Any chance you might sit on my face?''Carnal Knowledge''That's the stuff.''No, I mean 'Carnal Knowledge, the movie. Jack Nicholson says that to Ann Margret when they first meet. She's a skater.''Well, is there?''Are you always this direct?"
Author: Linda Banana
22. "I also couldn't pass up the opportunity to be in the same movie as Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close."
Author: Lukas Haas
23. "It's truly weird how everyone just thinks they can bring me Diet Coke and everything will be okay. Especially since it's pretty much true.-Lizzie Nichols"
Author: Meg Cabot
24. "'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is a movie that I just find flawless. Jack Nicholson... I just saw 'The Shining' again the other day; he's so brilliant. He's such a brilliant actor, just unbelievable."
Author: Michael Biehn
25. "Listening to people espouse beliefs different from mine is informative, not threatening, because the only thing that can alter my worldview is a new and undeniable truth, and contrary to what Jack Nicholson says in 'A Few Good Men', "I CAN handle the truth."
Author: Michael J. Fox
26. "Martin Scorsese, everything he does, I've got to see. And Jack Nicholson, I've got to see what he does."
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
27. "But I think the thing I'm proud of about the film is that there aren't many films - either independent films or mainstream Hollywood films - that are like this; it's of its own times, and it's the film Mike Nichols wanted to make."
Author: Patrick Marber
28. "The myth of writer as, like, Asperger-style misanthrope, or, like, the Jack Nicholson, 'As Good As It Gets' - it just doesn't work, because writers, in order to write good characters, need to understand people. You need to understand your audience. You need to have so much empathy you could almost encourage empathy in others."
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
29. "When I came up, guys like Nicholson and DeNiro were held in highest regard."
Author: Peter Gallagher
30. "When I really like something, I tend to never listen to it again. I want to remember the feeling even more than I want to remember the music. If you get that record back out, you risk learning that it's not as good in reality as it is inside of you. Better to have the memory than to go back and have to adjust your truth. And even if it is every bit as good, you're just going to deconstruct it. You're going to use your brain instead of your feelings. As you get older, feelings are hard to come by. - Richard Nichols"
Author: Questlove
31. "I'm a big fan of all the great movie devils, from Walter Huston to Ray Walston to Al Pacino to Jack Nicholson."
Author: Ray Wise
32. "So what he supposed to do? Grab Bobbie's ax and make like Jack Nicholson in The Shinning? He could see it. Smash, crash, bash: Heeeeeeere's GARDENER!"
Author: Stephen King
33. "These self-appointed deacons in the Church of Latter-Day American Literature seem to regard generosity (of words) with suspicion, texture with dislike, and any broad literary stroke with outright hate. The result is a strange and arid literary climate where a meaningless little fingernail paring like Nicholson Baker's Vox becomes an object of fascinated debate and dissection, and a truly ambitious American novel like Matthew's Heart of the Country is all but ignored."
Author: Stephen King
34. "People told me I couldn't kill Nicholson, so I cast him in two roles and killed him off twice."
Author: Tim Burton
35. "Take characters that Nicholson or De Niro play: they're not always tough."
Author: Tom Berenger
36. "Had Dr. Seuss been a slightly insane pornographer, he might have written a book like this.--reviewing Nicholson Baker's House of Holes"
Author: Tom Bissell
37. "I sincerely hope I'll never fathom you. You're mystical, serene, intriguing; you enclose such charm within you. The lustre of your presence bewitches me. I like the unreality of your mind; the whole thing is very splendid and voluptuous and absurd. It is not mere words on paper, Mrs. Nicholson, it is both my mind and heart addressing you."
Author: Virginia Woolf

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On stage, the audience watches from a fixed viewpoint and the director cannot retake something he doesn't like. It has to work straight through."
Author: Bruce Beresford

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