I've always believed that service to others is rent we pay for our time on this planet.
I look at everything in an artistic way.
If you don't know your gift, you've got no lift.
Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.
While you're doing it, you don't really know what you're doing.
Jack Lemmon is my best friend and he's a very wonderful actor. A very talented, very funny man. A lovely man. We're like brothers! We are gifts to each other. He's such a fun personality. There will only ever be one Jack Lemmon.
We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
My whole world before I joined the Navy was my neighborhood in the Bronx.
If you know how to live in Vegas you can have the best time.
It is for the latter that I always wanted to be an actor: to play characters who are always on the move.
Its not age as much as the experiences I have had.
You wanna know the secret of life? The saliva of young girls.
They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis For A Weekend competition. The woman who won was disappointed. She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove.
Painting is much more than therapy to me its a way of life.
I'm world famous, everywhere I go there are people who love me because of I've been able to bring them some joy from the movies I've made.
I used to be good friends with my depression, saying oh I'm so depressed, or life is terrible.
The service meant so much to me. You don't know privileged I feel and how lucky I am to have served.
Joe: We can't just walk out on her without saying goodbye. Jerry: What? Since when? You usually walk out and leave 'em with nothing but a kick in the teeth. Joe: That's when I was a saxophone player. Now I'm a millionaire.
That so many people respond to me is fabulous. It is like having a kind of Alzheimer's disease, where everyone knows you and you don't know anyone.
The government gave me enough money to go to acting school.
I was born in and worked in a period that could be called enviable.
Now I'm a painter. That was another opportunity I was able to pursue, I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second career because of my success in the movies.
Hollywood ... the most sensational merry-go-around ever built.
Art is an emotional experience
I like Vegas for its spontaneity.
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