Kevin Costner Quotes To Prove Dreams Are Worth Following


Kevin Costner is one of few big-time actors who has spent decades on the big screen. Since his Hollywood break in the 1980’s, the “Yellowstone” star has taken over 60 roles in movies and television. Some of those big hits include Dances with Wolves (1990), The Guardian (2006), and the miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys (2012). With all those years of fame and his long list of starring roles, there are plenty of Kevin Costner quotes to give us a glimpse inside this famous man’s everyday life.

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While Costner has had both starring and supporting roles in dozens of films, he’s best known for his portrayals in westerns and sports movies. He was an athlete in high school, and his particular love for baseball has led to him working on more baseball-themed movies than almost any other actor. The most notable of these is Field of Dreams, which is number 28 on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 most inspiring movies of all time.

With two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, it’s hard to imagine Costner ever struggling as an actor. His career, however, didn’t happen overnight. In fact, Costner took a marketing job after graduating college. He didn’t think about acting as a career until an unexpected conversation with actor Richard Burton. With that encouragement, Costner quit his job, moved to Hollywood, and took on odd jobs while waiting for his big break. He gave bus tours, worked on a fishing boat, and drove a truck before his talent was finally noticed.

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These Kevin Costner quotes come from decades of acting experience and a life full of hard work and determination.

1. “I don’t give up. I’m a plodder. People come and go, but I stay the course.”
2. “I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema, rather than for the critics.”
3. “I don’t have a seller’s remorse about how I’ve lived.”
4. “I’m a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life – people seem to give them up, quicker than anything for a ‘reality.'”
5. “I haven’t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them.”
6. “Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.”
7. “I’ve always known that I’m a little out of vogue.”
8. “If you don’t understand your limitations, you won’t achieve much in your life.”
9. “Money isn’t a major motivating force in my life. Nor is my profession. There are other things that I care more about than being an actor.”
10. “I stand up for what I believe. I don’t know if it’s always paid off for me because I’ve been ridiculed and humiliated.”
11. “If you’re willing to tell somebody that you love them, are you also willing to say you’re sorry? You need to, even when you think you’re in the right.”
12. “Lincoln was the greatest speaker and he was ridiculed for how he looked, you know?”
13. “I don’t think I ever take huge risks, though I’m not scared of doing so.”
14. “If you’re going to tear down a hero, you should never forget that you’re tearing down someone else’s hero. You’re tearing down somebody else’s son. You might have to face her one day.”
15. “Broken people say awful things and do incredibly absurd things.”
16. “You have to decide if you’re going to wilt like a daisy or if you’re just going to go forward and live the life that you’ve been granted.”
17. “Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they’ve stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.”
18. “I like being around people that mean what they say.”
19. “Failure doesn’t kill you…it increases your desire to make something happen.”
20. “When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.”Kevin Costner quotes
21. “We all have to have our North Star that we fix on and go to, but life is so much about the things that bump into you.”
22. “It’s nice to be wanted. That’s a really good feeling. I’m not immune to it.”
23. “I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”
24. “When I see my children, and when I see the people who value me, I know how lucky I am.”
25. “You’re just as good, and if you work harder, you can be better, and you can be more than you think you can.”
26. “A good idea is something like an emotion, you just can’t keep it in.”
27. “I try to please myself. I don’t try to anticipate what people want to see.”
28. “I’m a ‘what if’ person. I have always felt that failure was a completely underrated experience. I have taken blows. I have had high moments. But I don’t think the blows have ever hardened me. My enthusiasms are still big.”Kevin Costner
29. “Life’s better when it’s fun. Boy, that’s deep, isn’t it?”
30. “There’s nothing more noble than a father and mother making an opportunity for their child, knowing that their life is gonna be hard. There’s something incredibly heroic about that.”
Costner’s story is proof that following your dreams is always worth it. Be sure to share these Kevin Costner quotes to spread his important message.
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