The most nominated male actor in the Academy Award’s history Jack Nicholson turns 78 today. We took a look at some of the suave and quick witted actor’s more memorable and repeated quotes.

“My motto is: more good times.”

“The minute that you're not learning I believe you're dead.”

“If men are honest, everything they do and everywhere they go is for a chance to see women.”

“I'll tell you one thing: Don't ever give anybody your best advice, because they're not going to follow it.”

“I worry from the moment I take a job. I worry about how I'm going to do it, if I can do it... Then I walk on set and the director says, 'Roll', and all of a sudden, all of it disappears and it's all happening, and I relax, and I'm doing what I do, and I'm not even thinking about it.”

“We are going as fast as we can as soon as we can. We're in a race against time, until we run out of money.”

“I used to think that one of the great signs of security was the ability to just walk away."

“Well, a girlfriend once told me never to fight with anybody you don't love.”

“In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right.”

“Early on, if I was alone two three nights in a row, I'd start writing poems about suicide.”

“I don't think many people have a very good understanding of leisure and the importance it plays in our lives.”

“Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.”

“With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60.”

“There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend.”

“There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I'm not in that state now and that makes me sad.”

“I've never been able to say I've been influenced by a list of artists I like because I like thousands and thousands and I've been influenced in some way by all of them.”

“I always knew there wasn't going to be anybody to help me and emotionally support me, that whatever I did I'd have to do on my own.”


John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is a film director, producer, and writer most famously known for his roles in “Easy Rider”, “The Shining” and more recently “About Schmidt” and “As Good As it Gets.” He also famously played the Irish gangster boss, based on Whitey Bulger, in “The Departed.” Throughout his long career he has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards, making him the most nominate male actor in the award’s history.

The star, with Irish roots on his mother’s side, won aa best actor Oscar for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “As Good as it Gets.” He also won a golden statuette for best supporting male in “Terms of Endearment.” Nicholson also who a Grammy Award for best album for “Children for The Elephant's Child.”

As the wise man said himself here’s to “more good times” with this Hollywood treasure.

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