The 10: Paul Newman movie quotes


Actor Paul Newman died Friday, but his work on the silver screen will live on for years to come. Here are 10 quotations from some of the characters he played during his illustrious career.

“I have vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.” -As Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) – Source.

“Sometimes nothin’ can be a real cool hand.” -As Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke (1967) – Source

“The big difference between people is not between the rich and the poor, the good and the evil. The biggest of all differences between people is between those who have had pleasure in love and those who haven’t.” -As Chance Wayne in Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) – Source

“Don’t ever hit your mother with a shovel. It leaves a dull impression on her mind.” -As Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) – Source

“What men do after work is what made us rich. No need to screw them at work as well.” -As John Rooney in Road to Perdition (1998) – Source

“That that poor girl put her trust into the… into the hands of two men who took her life. She’s in a coma. Her life is gone. She has no home, no family. She’s tied to a machine. She has no friends. And the people who should care for her – her doctors… and you and me – have been bought off to look the other way. We’ve been paid to look the other way. I came here to take your money. I brought snapshots to show you so I could get your money. I can’t do it; I can’t take it. ‘Cause if I take the money I’m lost. I’ll just be a… rich ambulance chaser. I can’t do it. I can’t take it.”-As Frank Galvin in The Verdict (1982) – Source

“Alright, I wanna know who’s responsible for wrecking my town, Sheriff. I want his hood on a platter! I’m gonna put him in jail ’til he rots. No, check that… I’m gonna put him in jail ’til the jail rots on top of him then I’m gonna move him to a new jail and let that jail rot.” -As the voice of Doc Hudson in Cars (2006) – Source

“What am l, a headshrinker? Maybe the man was unhappy.” -As Sidney J. Mussburger in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) – Source

“To tell you the truth, I would rather have a complete idiot for a child than an ingrate.” -As Max Roby in Empire Falls (2005) – Source

“People like to do what they used to do after they’ve stopped being able to do it.” -As Brick Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) – Source

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