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"Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me." James Dean
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"When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn't acting. It's following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that." James Dean
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"You never gave any of us an inch, ever, for what you thought was right," James Dean
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"It was an accident, although I’ve been involved in some kind of theatrical function or other since I was a child – in school, music, athletics. 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. To my way of thinking, an actor’s course is set even before he’s out of the cradle." James Dean
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"It breezes along quite quickly." James Dean
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"It was an accident, although Ive been involved in some kind of theatrical function or other since I was a child in school, music, athletics. To me, acting is the most logical way for peoples neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves. To my way of thinking, an actors course is set even before hes out of the cradle." James Dean
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"But I can't go with you. Son, you drive too fast.'" James Dean
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"Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done." James Dean
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"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
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"I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too." James Dean
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"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." James Dean
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"Only the gentle are ever really strong." James Dean
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"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
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James Dean

"Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated." James Dean
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James Dean

"But I can't go with you. Son, you drive too fast." James Dean
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"Eternity? ... That is one hell of a movie." James Dean
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""Since I'm only 24 years old, guess I have as good an insight into this rising generation as any other young man my age.And I've discovered that most young men do not stand like ramrods or talk like Demosthenes. Therefore, when I do play a youth, such as in Warner Bros. Rebel Without A Cause, I try to imitate life. The picture deals with the problems of modern youth. It is the romanticized conception of the juvenile that causes much of our trouble with misguided youth nowadays. I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too. But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds. You know, a lot of times an older boy, one of the fellows the young ones idolize, can go back to the high school kids and tell them, "Look what happened to me! Why be a punk and get in trouble with the law? Why do these senseless things just for a thrill?" I hope "Rebel Without A Cause" will do something like that. I hope it will remind them that other people have feelings. Perhaps they will say, "What do we need all that for?" If a picture is psychologically motivated, if there is truth in the relationship in it, then I think that picture will do good." James Dean
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James Dean

"Since I'm only 24 years old, guess I have as good an insight into this rising generation as any other young man my age. And I've discovered that most young men do not stand like ramrods or talk like Demosthenes. Therefore, when I do play a youth, such as in Warner Bros. Rebel Without A Cause, I try to imitate life. The picture deals with the problems of modern youth. It is the romanticized conception of the juvenile that causes much of our trouble with misguided youth nowadays. I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too. But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds. You know, a lot of times an older boy, one of the fellows the young ones idolize, can go back to the high school kids and tell them, "Look what happened to me! Why be a punk and get in trouble with the law? Why do these senseless things just for a thrill?" I hope "Rebel Without A Cause" will do something like that. I hope it will remind them that other people have feelings. Perhaps they will say, "What do we need all that for?" If a picture is psychologically motivated, if there is truth in the relationship in it, then I think that picture will do good. I firmly believe Rebel Without A Cause is such a picture." James Dean
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James Dean

"I want to be a Texan 24 hours a day." James Dean
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James Dean

"The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results." James Dean
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James Dean

"There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning." James Dean
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