30 Thought Provoking James Dean Quotes For the Rebel in You:

1. “If you’re not afraid, if you take everything you are, everything worthwhile in you and direct it at one goal, one ultimate mark, you’ve got to get there.” — JAMES DEAN


2. “Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse.” — JAMES DEAN

3. “Am I in love? Absolutely. I’m in love with ancient philosophers, foreign painters, classic authors, and musicians who have died long ago. I’m a passionate lover. I fawn over these people. I have given them my heart and my soul. The trouble is, I’m unable to love anyone tangible.” — JAMES DEAN


4. “Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done.” — JAMES DEAN


5. “I don’t even want to be just the best. I want to grow up so tall that nobody can reach me. Not to prove anything, but just to go where you ought to go when you devote your whole life and all you are to be one thing.” — JAMES DEAN


6. “I don’t care what people write about me. I’ll talk to people I like. The others can print whatever they please.” — JAMES DEAN


7. “If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man. To me the only success, the only greatness, is immortality.” — JAMES DEAN


8. “To me, acting is the most logical way for people’s neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves.” — JAMES DEAN


9. “The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.” — JAMES DEAN



10. “An hour or two of learning from the masters is usually enough to recharge my artistic batteries.” — JAMES DEAN


11. “It’s a dream. Don’t let anyone wake me up.” — JAMES DEAN


12. “I think the prime reason for existence, for living in this world, is discovery.” — JAMES DEAN


13. “I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed.” — JAMES DEAN


14. “Whatever’s inside making me what I am, it’s like film. Film only works in the dark. Tear it all open and let in the light and you kill it.” — JAMES DEAN


15.“Only the gentle are ever really strong.” — JAMES DEAN


16. “If I can keep this up and nothing interferes with my progress, one of these days I might be able to contribute something to the world.”  — JAMES DEAN


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17. “Death can’t be considered because, if you’re afraid to die, there’s no room in your life to make discoveries.” — JAMES DEAN


18.“If you’re not afraid, if you take everything you are, everything worthwhile in you and direct it at one goal, one ultimate mark, you’ve got to get there.” — JAMES DEAN


19. “You try to be yourself, do only what you’ve always done and like to do, and right away, you’re tagged as an oddball.” — JAMES DEAN


20. “My purpose in life does not include a hankering to charm society.” — JAMES DEAN


21. “To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.” — JAMES DEAN


22. “Forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably.” — JAMES DEAN



23. “There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning.” — JAMES DEAN


24.“I think all of us have a great need to let go. Acting is my outlet.” — JAMES DEAN


25. “People were telling me I behaved like Brando even before I knew who Brando was. I’m not disturbed by the comparison – nor am I flattered.” — JAMES DEAN


26.“You are who you are meant to be. Dance as if no one’s watching. Love as if it’s all you know. Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” — JAMES DEAN


27. “Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated. You must say, ‘Wait. Let me see.’ And above all, you must be honest with yourself.” — JAMES DEAN


28. “Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that’s all you have.” — JAMES DEAN


29. “You’re tearing me apart!” — JAMES DEAN


30.“Remember: Life is short, break the rules.” — JAMES DEAN

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