Motivational Michael Caine Quotes And Sayings

Michael Caine Quotes:- Michael Caine (born 14 March 1933) is an English actor, film producer, and author. He has appeared in more than 130 films in a career spanning over 60 years and is considered a British film icon. Known for his cockney accent, Caine was born in south-east London.

Inspirational Michael Caine Quotes

I am a great admirer of other actors, but I never compete with other actors. I always compete with what I did last, and I’m my own most vicious critic. So I’m always trying to do it better.
Michael Caine

Inspirational Michael Caine Quotes

My own mentality is that I’ve retired. They send me these scripts and if I absolutely have to do it, then I go to work.
Michael Caine

There’s quite a lot of bad stuff written about me. My wife even says a lot of bad stuff about me. But it is wonderful.
Michael Caine

Things are not quite what they seem always. Don’t start me in class, otherwise, you’ll get a four-hour lecture.
Michael Caine

When I’m doing an accent, you shouldn’t notice it for a while, if I’m doing it right.
Michael Caine


The standing ovation threw me… to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.
Michael Caine

Oh, what a shock. My career must be slipping. This is the first time I’ve been available to pick up an award.
Michael Caine

I read books like mad, but I am careful to let anything I read influence me.
Michael Caine

I’ll always be there because I’m a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I’ve any talent is beside the point.
Michael Caine

I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things that I had done, not the things I hadn’t.
Michael Caine

Memorable Michael Caine Movie Quotes

I think what is British about me is my feelings and awareness of others and their situations. English people are always known to be well mannered and cold but we are not cold – we don’t interfere in your situation. If we are heartbroken, we don’t scream in your face with tears – we go home and cry on our own.
Michael Caine

My most useful acting tip came from my pal John Wayne. Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.
Michael Caine

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
Michael Caine

A lot of my best parts I’ve been the second choice for, so you never get too egotistical about anything.
Michael Caine

I see myself as 38, but you don’t notice it.
Michael Caine

January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out.
Michael Caine

I am in so many movies that are on TV at 2:00 a.m. that people think I am dead.
Michael Caine

I used to get the girl; now I get the part. In ‘The Quiet American’ you may have noticed I got the part and the girl. It’s a milestone for me because it’s the last time I’m going to get the girl.
Michael Caine

I don’t work very much, and I just sit here waiting for a script that I can’t refuse – and I’m not talking about money.
Michael Caine

Quotes by Michael Caine

My wife comes with me on all the movies, but she is not an appendage to a film star or anything like that. She is a completely intertwined partner. She is the other half of me. Also, we’re still very much in love with each other. We always have been, we always will be.
Michael Caine

I’ve made the transition from star to character actor and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.
Michael Caine

I regard myself as someone who is retired but who occasionally goes out to work. In fact, I’m offered so much good stuff that it’s not so occasional.
Michael Caine

The three actors I admire the most are all dead. Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy and the French actor, Jean Gabin. They’re all very natural, sort of masculine without being overly macho.
Michael Caine

I admired Marlon Brando as I grew up. I though he was one of the finest screen actors around.
Michael Caine

Hollywood is a cross between a health farm, a recreation center, and an insane asylum. It’s a company town, and I happen to like the company!
Michael Caine

I feel like 35. At 35 you’re old enough to know something and young enough to look forward to what you can do with the knowledge. So I stayed at 35!
Michael Caine

The American cinema in general always made stories about working-class people; the British rarely did. Any person with my working-class background would be a villain or a comic cipher, usually badly played, and with a rotten accent. There weren’t a lot of guys in England for me to look up to.
Michael Caine

Famous Michael Caine Quotes

My problem was that I was blond. There were no heroes with blond hair. Robert Taylor and Henry Fonda, they all had dark hair. The only one I found was Van Johnson, who wasn’t too cool. He was a nice, homely American boy. So I created my own image. It worked.
Michael Caine

In the sixties, everyone you knew became famous. My flatmate was Terence Stamp. My barber was Vidal Sassoon. David Hockney did the menu in a restaurant I went to. I didn’t know anyone unknown who didn’t become famous.
Michael Caine

If you’re a movie star, you get the girl, you lose the girl, and then you get her back. But if you’re a character like me, you lose the girl, then you get another one, then you get another one, then you lose them all, then you lose your life.
Michael Caine

If someone is very upper-class, you have a stereotype of him which is probably true. If someone has a working-class accent, you have no idea who you’re talking to.
Michael Caine

For me, the performance was always playing different people. And so when I got older, was no longer the romantic leading movie star, it became more and more interesting for me, the characters I played, you know?
Michael Caine

What a lot of people don’t realize about gangs, in my opinion, is that a gang is not there to attack you. Eighty percent of the people in a gang are there to stop anyone from attacking them. You join a gang for protection, not to go out and hit someone.
Michael Caine

Best Michael Caine Quotes About

I was a repertory actor, which meant that I did a play every week. I was a different character every week; for a year, I was doing 40 or 50 characters.
Michael Caine

Let me put it this way: If you’re sitting in a movie and you’re watching me, and you say, ‘Isn’t that Michael Caine a wonderful actor?’ then I’ve failed.
Michael Caine

My closest friends are Roger Moore, who is an actor, Sean Connery, who is an actor, Terry O’Neill, who is a photographer, Johnny Gold, who was the boss of Tramp, and Leslie Bricusse, who is a composer.
Michael Caine

I don’t meet stockbrokers or carpenters or coal miners; I spend all day with actors, composers, and photographers.
Michael Caine

I don’t do it often, but I do cry. I also laugh a lot; people tell me I’m funny and I do like to laugh.
Michael Caine

But the whole point of the Sixties was that you had to take people as they were. If you came in with us you left your class, and colour, and religion behind, that was what the Sixties was all about.
Michael Caine

You cannot have one bathroom. And it don’t matter how much you love your wife and everything, ’cause you wind up with no room at all. You just get a little corner, and you’ve got a toothbrush and your paste and a shaving brush and a razor.
Michael Caine

I’m always slightly envious of people who become extremely rich without anyone knowing who the hell they are, like financiers.
Michael Caine

When you’re a movie star and you’re young, you are always playing someone who’s a better fighter, a better lover, a better everything than you.
Michael Caine

Top Michael Caine Quotes And Sayings

I had been nine years in the theatre and hadn’t had massive success. My only thing was I wanted to be an actor and I didn’t care when, where, or how much for.
Michael Caine

I don’t worry about the last shot or the next shot. I concentrate. Every shot gets a clean slate. And when a shot is over, I wipe it out absolutely. Tell a joke or something. If you worry about how you looked, how well you did, you’ll go insane.
Michael Caine

You can see all sorts of things in film acting if you know where to look and what to look for. One thing I often notice is that the actor is looking for his mark, the place where he has to stand to be in the right place in the shot.
Michael Caine

I think I have the secret of a successful L.A. restaurant, especially now that so many Europeans live there. You have to have a place where they can see out the windows, see the world passing by. Europeans fancy that.
Michael Caine

Books were my window on the world. Growing up at the Elephant and Castle, which was very rough, my paradise was the library.
Michael Caine

I’m a frustrated stand-up comic. If you hand me a microphone and I get one laugh, then I’ll go on for 20 minutes.
Michael Caine

GreatestMichael Caine Quotes

The greatest luxury is not driving. I didn’t own a car until I was 30, and that was a Rolls-Royce, so it was cheaper to insure a chauffeur. I never want to drive again. My mind is always on other things. I hate parking, and I’m very short-tempered and would get road rage, I’m sure.
Michael Caine

I don’t want to sound like Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, but I do think there should be some sort of national service for young men.
Michael Caine

Am I a car aficionado? No: for me, cars have always been just for transport. I didn’t even know anyone who had a car until I was 14 or 15.
Michael Caine

I am often asked which of my films has come closest to my own ideal of performance, and I always answer, ‘Educating Rita.’
Michael Caine

Wherever I live, if there isn’t a restaurant I want to go to of a certain type, then I open it. That’s all. For selfish reasons.
Michael Caine

I’ve always loved reprehensible people because they’re so much more interesting to play on screen.
Michael Caine

People say I’ve ‘retained’ my Cockney accent. I can do any accent, but I wanted other working-class boys to know that they could become actors.
Michael Caine

My wife, my daughters, even my grandchildren are funny. You’ve got to keep a sense of humor because anger destroys you.
Michael Caine

When I look in the mirror, I see someone who’s happy with how he looks, because I was never one of the handsome Hollywood people. And I’ve had success as I’ve gotten older because I’m able to play characters. I no longer get the girl, but I get the part.
Michael Caine

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: