"A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Jack Nicholson on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Jack Nicholson on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Jack Nicholson on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Jack Nicholson on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Jack Nicholson on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Age is the first limitation on roles that I've ever had to encounter, and I hit that awhile ago."
"I can't hit on women in public any more. I didn't decide this it just doesn't feel right at my age."
"Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide."
"I just like art. I get pure pleasure from it. I have a lot of wonderful paintings, and every time I look at them I see something different."
"Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world."