As Jack Nicholson Turns 78 Today, Here Are Some Of His Best Quotes

By : Alex Bentley |


Jack Nicholson is one of my favourite actors ever. I’m actually booked in for a tattoo of him from The Shining. True story. He turns 78 today… Happy birthday, sir!

When he wasn’t acting in some of the best films ever made, he was nipping down his own secret tunnel to the Playboy mansion.

The legend has had some of the most iconic roles in Hollywood history, and has come out with some of the best quotes from any actor.

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I would never complain about my life, even though I really would like to have a mate. It’s not like I’m starved for company – I have a few very good lady friends – but there’s only a certain amount of times a woman wants to see you and never go out for dinner. I got tired of arguing with women about going to have dinners, so I hired somebody to cook. The food is better at my house.


Well, I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I haven’t been a rogue most of my life.


With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.


I can’t hit on women in public any more. I didn’t decide this; it just doesn’t feel right at my age.


In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder. Rung by rung or claw your way to the top. It’s sure been tough on my nails.


You only lie to two people in your life: your girlfriend and the police. Everybody else you tell the truth to.


I only take viagra when I am with more than one woman.


One of the toughest parts of aging is losing your friends. At first it starts quietly, then pretty soon it’s every month, and you can’t help but think, “When is that bell going to go off for me?” And on top of that you feel this constant loss. At this time of life, you feel just a sword’s point from death. It’s frightening – who wants to face God and the clear white light? I know I definitely don’t. Yet.

I’m genuinely gutted that he has retired from acting, but it’s not as if he hasn’t contributed more than enough.

Happy birthday, Jack.