10 Paul Newman Quotes That Make You Appreciate Him More

There’s a great deal of wisdom to be learned from those that have come before, and no matter what anyone thinks Paul Newman was one of those that could bestow his many years of experience on others so that they too might find some sort of inspiration. From the many movies he was in to the fact that you can’t go down certain aisles in the grocery mart without seeing his smiling face, Paul Newman did just about everything he could to remain in the public consciousness. While he was slightly controversial at times in his career, not worth mentioning right now, he was also highly influential.

All you have to do is read and believe.

10. If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.

If you’re even raising your eyes while sitting at a poker table you need a serious reality check and an exit out of the game like right then.

9. Newman’s second law: Just when things look darkest, they go black.

Once that happens it means you’ve either screwed up royally or you’re passing through the tunnel and should be seeing the light soon.

8. Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.

There’s effort put into it, but winnings are often greater than money earned since you don’t have to break your back for it.

7. Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser.

It doesn’t matter if you’re good, bad, or indifferent when you lose, you’ve still become a loser for as long as you choose to be.

6. If you don’t have enemies, you don’t have character.

Some might say that not having enemies is a good thing, and they could be right. But having those that don’t agree with you can push a person to take on new challenges and see what lies beyond their scope. In doing that you’re bound to build some character and make some enemies.

5. Who’s to say who’s an expert?

So just who’s the expert on saying anyone’s an expert in anything? It’s a confusing circle that has a few twists but makes a good point. Who in the world sets the standard?

4. People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.

What goes on behind locked doors is their business, but it’s not the reason they got together and not the reason they stay together.

3. Newman’s first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you’re upside down.

If you’ve gotten to this point then floor it because the damage has been done. Full speed ahead and see if the course changes any.

2. You only grow when you are alone.

The stimulation you need to grow as a person comes from the world around you, but the time you need to grow comes when you remove yourself from it for just a while.

1. Acting isn’t really a creative profession. It’s an interpretative one.

Art imitating life imitating art, right?

He was wise man in his time. Rest in peace sir.


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