Best Collection of Alan Ladd Quotes

Alan Ladd, American Actor ( September 3, 1913 - January 29, 1964 )

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I just want to make pictures that are entertaining. I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.~Alan Ladd


Scenery Want Someone

I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.~Alan Ladd


Think Hell Star

I was never trained for anything.~Alan Ladd


Never Anything Trained

I'm no good with words but I'll find ways from time to time to show you how grateful I am.~Alan Ladd


Time Good Grateful

Strangers still leave me self-conscious.~Alan Ladd


Me Strangers Leave

When I was on the air a lot my throat and vocal chords got tired. If you don't vary your tones you can't get pretty tired of your own voice.~Alan Ladd


Tired Voice You

I don't care how small the parts are, as long as they're good.~Alan Ladd


Good Small Care

If you can figure out my success on the screen, you're a better man than I.~Alan Ladd


Success Man Better

A producer has to know all about everything from set-building to costumes to acting.~Alan Ladd


Acting Know Everything

As long as my pictures go into theaters and we ask people to pay to see what I do on the screen, I should not object if customers want to know what kind of man I am.~Alan Ladd


Man I Am People

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.~Alan Ladd


Good Loneliness Youth

I had only that one picture, Hitler, the Beast of Berlin, in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone. I tried for better roles over and over again.~Alan Ladd


Picture Better Impress

I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans. It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.~Alan Ladd


Stars Me Hear

I know what's good for me. I can't play black or gray. I can't be a villain or anything close to one. I have to play white.~Alan Ladd


Good Black Me

I learned more about acting from George Stevens in a few months than I had in my entire life up until then.~Alan Ladd


Life Acting Up

I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.~Alan Ladd


Myself Down Feel

I was a dummy in school.~Alan Ladd


School Dummy

I wish I were the type who could walk into a place and have everybody love me. But I'm not, and there's no use wishing.~Alan Ladd


Love Walk Me

I'd rather be David Ladd's father than Alan Ladd any day.~Alan Ladd


Father Day Rather

I'm going to make it. Nothing is going to stop me. Nothing. I want it too much.~Alan Ladd


Me Nothing Want

I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back. I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death when someone comes over to talk to me.~Alan Ladd


Life Death Myself

I'm the most insecure guy in Hollywood. If you had it good all your life, you figure it can't ever get bad, but when you had it bad, you wonder how long a thing like this will last.~Alan Ladd


Life Good Long

I'm working myself to death.~Alan Ladd


Work Death Myself

I've always had a great respect for the picture business. It's been good to me.~Alan Ladd


Business Respect Good

If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps.~Alan Ladd


Way Steps Front

It seems only reasonable that the people have a right to know virtually everything about the personality they are buying each time they put their money through the box office.~Alan Ladd


Time Money Personality