Unforgettable Humphrey Bogart Quotes to Inspire You

Humphrey Bogart, one of the best actors of Hollywood’s Golden Age, was known for his tough-guy roles and distinctive voice. Along with his iconic performances, Bogart also left a lasting legacy of memorable quotes that still have an impact on viewers today.

Bogart’s quotes offer timeless wisdom and insight, from his famous line “Here’s looking at you, kid” in Casablanca to his wise words about love and life. 

In this article, we’ll look at some of Humphrey Bogart’s most famous sayings and the things we can take away from them. You will undoubtedly learn something from these inspirational sayings, whether you enjoy watching vintage movies or are just looking for inspiration.

32 Humphrey Bogart Quotes

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  1. “The trouble with the world is that it’s always one drink behind.”
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2. “The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.”

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3. “I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.”

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4. “Acting is experience with something sweet behind it.”

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5. “The only point in making money is so you can tell some big shot where to go.”

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6. “You’re not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi.”

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7. “I can’t say I ever loved my mother; I admired her.”

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8. “The problems of three little people in a big world don’t add up to much”

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9. “I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.”

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10. “Everybody has something to conceal.”

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11. “Sinatra’s idea of paradise is a place where there are plenty of women and no newspapermen. He doesn’t know it, but he’d be better off if it were the other way around.”

12. “People who don’t drink are afraid of revealing themselves.”

13. “Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse.”

14. “I dont mind a reasonable amount of trouble”

15. “Acting is like sex: you either do it and don’t talk about it, or you talk about it and don’t do it.”

16. “The only thing you owe the public is a good performance.”

17. “The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.”

18. “I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history.”

19. “I don’t hurt the industry. The industry hurts itself, by making so many lousy movies – as if General Motors deliberately put out a bad car.”

20. “Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains!”

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21. “I let my drinking do the talking.”

22. “Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains!”

23. “Ah, nuts. I’m an actor. I just do what comes naturally.”

24. “I hate funerals. They aren’t for the guy who’s dead. They’re for the guys who are left alive and enjoy mourning.”

25. “As long as they spell your name right and you are not accused of dope or rape, you are all right.”

26. “The only way to find the best actor would be to let everybody play Hamlet and let the best man win.”

27. “An actor needs something to stabilize his personality, something to nail down what he really is, not what he is currently pretending to be.”

28. “The only reason to make a million dollars in this business is to tell some fat producer to go to hell.”

29. “It is at least worth arguing that there is a modicum of the creative novelist in all of us, and that this absorption with how men get out of difficulties, single-handedly and alone if possible, is the stuff of which we weave the warp and woof of our own better dramatic imaginings.”

30. “Acting is like sex: you either do it and don’t talk about it, or you talk about it and don’t do it. That’s why I’m always suspicious of people who talk too much about either.”

31. “Awards are meaningless for actors, unless they all play the same part.”

32. “Making money isn’t the main point of business. Money is a by-product…. A new product has been found, something of use to the world. A new industry moves into an undeveloped area. Factories go up, machines go in and you’re in business. It’s coincidental that people who’ve never seen a dime now have a dollar and barefooted kids wear shoes and have their faces washed. What’s wrong with an urge that gives people libraries, hospitals, baseball diamonds and movies on a Saturday night?”

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