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Top 26 James Stewart Quotes About Life (MOVIE)

Top 10 James Stewart Quotes To Ponder (BEST)

“Having friends around for a pleasant evening is one of life’s most cherished joys as far as I am concerned. But when those with me are fellow believers, how much greater that joy is, for we know that it’s rekindled, one day in eternity.”

James Stewart
I think one day you'll find that you're the hero you've been looking for.
I think one day you’ll find that you’re the hero you’ve been looking for.

“I wouldn’t give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn’t have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.”

James Stewart
The secret to a happy life is to accept change gracefully.
The secret to a happy life is to accept change gracefully.

“To the man who prays habitually (not only when he feels like it-that is one of the snares of religion-but also when he does not feel like it) Christ is sure to make Himself real.”

James Stewart
Fear is an insidious and deadly thing. It can warp judgment, freeze reflexes, breed mistakes. Worse, it's contagious.
Fear is an insidious and deadly thing. It can warp judgment, freeze reflexes, breed mistakes. Worse, it’s contagious.

“I have my own rules and adhere to them. The rule is simple but inflexible. A James Stewart picture must have two vital ingredients. It will be clean and it will involve the triumph of the underdog over the bully.”

James Stewart
Learn from the masters, learn from your contemporaries. Always try to update yourself.
Learn from the masters, learn from your contemporaries. Always try to update yourself.

“The true Christian reaction to suffering and sorrow is not the attitude of self-pity, fatalism or resentment; it is the spirit which takes life’s difficulties as a God given opportunity, and regards its troubles as a sacred trust, and wears the thorns as a crown.”

James Stewart
You have to develop a style that suits you and pursue it, not just develop a bag of tricks.
You have to develop a style that suits you and pursue it, not just develop a bag of tricks.

2 James Stewart Quotes on Audience

“It is the spectators, the people who are outside, looking at the tragedy, from whose ranks the skeptics come; it is not those who are actually in the arena and who know suffering from the inside. Indeed, the fact is that it is the world’s greatest sufferers who have produced the most shining examples of unconquerable faith.”

James Stewart
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.

4 James Stewart Quotes on Movies and Acting

“Frank called me one day and said, ‘I have an idea for a movie, why don’t you come over and I’ll tell you?’ So I went over and we sat down and he said, ‘This picture starts in heaven’. That shook me.”

James Stewart
Well, I think one of the main things that you have to think about when acting in the movies is to try not to make the acting show.
Well, I think one of the main things that you have to think about when acting in the movies is to try not to make the acting show.
I always stayed for the first curtain call and people always said, 'Who's that' But this got me started in acting.
I always stayed for the first curtain call and people always said, ‘Who’s that?’ But this got me started in acting.
The great thing about the movies... is - you're giving people little... tiny pieces of time... that they never forget.
The great thing about the movies… is – you’re giving people little… tiny pieces of time… that they never forget.

2 James Stewart Quotes on Animals

I have developed a deep respect for animals. I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans.
I have developed a deep respect for animals. I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans.
Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight.
Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight.

6 James Stewart Quotes that Will Make You Think

It may sound corny, but what's wrong with wanting to fight for your country. Why are people reluctant to use the word patriotism?
It may sound corny, but what’s wrong with wanting to fight for your country. Why are people reluctant to use the word patriotism?
You must be oh-so smart, or oh-so pleasant. For years I was smart. I recommend pleasant… and you may quote me.
You must be oh-so smart, or oh-so pleasant. For years I was smart. I recommend pleasant… and you may quote me.
The problem of evil is raised more often by spectators of life than the actual combatants. You will hardly ever find that the great sufferers are the great skeptics.
The problem of evil is raised more often by spectators of life than the actual combatants. You will hardly ever find that the great sufferers are the great skeptics.
You know, people seldom go to the trouble of scratching the surface of things to find the inner truth.
You know, people seldom go to the trouble of scratching the surface of things to find the inner truth.
Champagne's funny stuff. I'm used to whiskey. Whiskey is a slap on the back, and champagne's a heavy mist before my eyes.
Champagne’s funny stuff. I’m used to whiskey. Whiskey is a slap on the back, and champagne’s a heavy mist before my eyes.
If I had my career over again Maybe I'd say to myself, speed it up a little.
If I had my career over again? Maybe I’d say to myself, speed it up a little.

2 James Stewart Quotes on Dogs

“The truth is that it’s just really hard for me to get to sleep without a dog in my bedroom. I once had a dog named Beau. He used to sleep in the corner of the bedroom. Some nights, though, he would sneak onto the bed and lie right between Gloria and me. I know that I should have pushed him off the bed, but I didn’t. He was up there because he wanted me to pat his head, so that’s what I would do.”

James Stewart

“The difference between ‘trained OK’ and “trained perfectly” doesn’t really matter all that much to me. I once did a film with Lassie. When that dog got excited he jumped all over Rudd Weatherwax [Lassie’s trainer]. Now that’s the smartest dog in the world. If the world’s best-trained dog can jump around to show he’s happy then my dogs should be allowed to do the same.”

James Stewart

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