The best Quotes by John Candy

The best Quotes by John Candy

John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian who is best known for his work in Hollywood films. He rose to international fame in the 1980s with his roles in comedic films such as Stripes (1981), Splash (1984), Brewster's Millions (1985), Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Spaceballs (both 1987), The Great Outdoors (1988), Uncle Buck (1989), and Cool Runnings (1993). He was also known for his supporting roles in The Blues Brothers (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), and Home Alone (1990); and had dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK (both 1991).

I think I may have become an actor to hide from myself. You can escape into a character.
The loss of my father left a great emptiness in my heart.
You don't pay an actor to act. An actor will do that for free because we love to act. You pay an actor to wait.
Who wants an orange whip? Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips.
I would come home and re-create every movie. Our backyard became a battleship, a war zone, a western town.

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Jake: "Hit it!"
Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers
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Elwood: "What kind of music do you usually have here?"
Claire: "Oh, we got both kinds. We got country and western."
Remember, people, that no matter who you are and what you do to live, thrive and survive, there're still some things that makes us all the same. You. Me. Them. Everybody.
Elwood Blues in The Blues Brothers
Jake: "Got any fried chicken?"
Mrs. Murphy: "Best damn chicken in the state."
Jake: "Bring me four fried chickens and a Coke."
Mrs. Murphy: "You want chicken wings or chicken legs?"
Jake: "Four fried chickens and a Coke!"
Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers
We're on a mission from God.
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I hate Illinois Nazis.
Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers
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We're putting the band back together.
Jake Blues in The Blues Brothers
You can be too old for a lot of things, but you're never too old to be afraid.
Old Man Marley in Home Alone
How can you give Kris Kringle a parking ticket on Christmas Eve? What's next, rabies shots for the Easter Bunny?
Waiter: "Two scoops of ice cream, sir?"
Kevin: "Two? Make it three. I'm not driving."
Kevin McCallister in Home Alone - 2: Lost in New York
Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen.
Kevin McCallister in Home Alone
Marv: "He's a kid. Kids are stupid. I know I was."
Harry: "You still are, Marv."
Harry Lime in Home Alone
I can't go in there 'cause Uncle Frank's taking a shower. He says if I walked in there and saw him naked, I'd grow up never feeling like a real man.
Kevin McCallister in Home Alone - 2: Lost in New York
Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back.
Kevin McCallister in Home Alone
Guys, I'm eating junk and watching rubbish. You better come out and stop me!
Kevin McCallister in Home Alone
The hospital needs it more than I do. Besides, I'm probably gonna spend it on stuff that'll rot my teeth and my mind.
Kevin McCallister in Home Alone - 2: Lost in New York
I'm not apologizing to Buzz, I'd rather kiss a toilet seat.
Kevin McCallister in Home Alone - 2: Lost in New York
I don't care if I have to get out on your runway and hitchhike! If it costs me everything I own, if I have to sell my soul to the devil himself, I am going to get home to my son.
Kate McCallister in Home Alone
Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I'm paid to tell elaborate lies.
I think that with any emotion - fear, love, nervousness - if the actor's feeling it, then the audience feels it.
Acting is stupid. Everybody's like, "How can you remain with a level head?" And I'm like, "Why would I ever get cocky? I'm not saving anybody's life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I'm making movies."
For the soul, laughing is what oxygen is for the lungs.
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It's not about the absence of fear. It's overcoming it.
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If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
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My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me.
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My father always said, "Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf" - so I make sure I read.
We think too much and feel too little.
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If one does not attach himself to people and desires, never shall his heart be broken. But then, does he ever truly live?
One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
1
I'm much more proud of being a father than being an actor.
I dream of a day where I walk down the street and hear people talk about Morality, Sustainibility and Philoshophy instead of the Kardashians.
1
It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
I never thought I'd see in my life a black candidate running for President.
You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see. But you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.
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I'm a doer, and whether it was the tsunami in Sri Lanka or the earthquake in Indonesia, I was always saying, "I should be there; I should be helping out."
If I love you, I show you I love you every day. Little things, big things.
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
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