30 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes On Success

George Clooney is an American actor and filmmaker who made his acting debut in 1978. He is known for his roles in the ‘Ocean’s’ movie series. Clooney is also an on-going activist and public advocate for a number of movements.

Check out these inspirational George Clooney quotes on life, success and motivation as an actor!

1. “Failures are infinitely more instructive than successes.” – George Clooney

2. “Growing old on screen is not for the faint of heart.” – George Clooney

3. “The simple truth is that everyone has an opinion, everyone has the right to voice it, and they should if they want to.” – George Clooney

4. “You need to have flopped quite a few times to get a sense of how little any of it has to do with you.” – George Clooney

5. “Art takes different forms… But it represents something that is basic in all of us — our history.” – George Clooney

6. “I don’t like to share my personal life… it wouldn’t be personal if I shared it.” – George Clooney

7. “You need to have flopped quite a few times to get a sense of how little any of it has to do with you.” – George Clooney

9. “I’m kind of comfortable with getting older because it’s better than the other option, which is being dead. So I’ll take getting older.” – George Clooney

10. “If we turn our heads and look away and hope that it will all disappear then they will – all of them, an entire generation of people. And we will have only history left to judge us.” – George Clooney

11. “I love my grey hair and wrinkles. I love the fact that my face has more of an edge and more character than it did when I was in my twenties and thirties. No Botox for me.” – George Clooney

12. “I watch ‘Batman Robin’ from time to time. It’s the worst movie I ever made, so it’s a good lesson in humility.” – George Clooney

13. “Anyone would be lying if they said they didn’t get lonely at times.” – George Clooney

14. “Directors are the captains of the ship, and it’s your job as the lead actor to make sure that the rest of the cast understands that by doing whatever he says.” – George Clooney


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16. “Directing is really exciting. In the end, it’s more fun to be the painter than the paint.” – George Clooney

17. “It’s not about an opening weekend. It’s about a career, building a set of films you’re proud of. Period.” – George Clooney

18. “I think it’s the most responsible thing you can do, to have kids.” – George Clooney

19. “You can only get so far without discernible talent.” – George Clooney

20. “When you’re young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that’s the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you’re a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.” – George Clooney

21. “It’s possible for me to make a bad movie out of a good script, but I can’t make a good movie from a bad script.” – George Clooney

23. “I certainly direct with confidence even if I’m not confident. I learned early on as an actor that confidence can be faked, and it’s not always a terrible thing to do.” – George Clooney

24. “You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark, and I’m there now.” – George Clooney

25. “An acting career usually has about a shelf life of ten years before people get sick of seeing you. It’s a good thing to have a job to fall back on and I really do enjoy directing.” – George Clooney

26. “I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.” – George Clooney

27. “It’s a humbling thing when you find someone to love. Even better if you’ve been waiting your whole life.” – George Clooney

28. “I’ve had some success at writing and directing, and I like it. It’s infinitely more creative than just acting, and I have things I want to say and do.” – George Clooney

29. “When you first start out, you are just happy to get a job, any job. And as time moves on, either you move forward or screech to a halt.” – George Clooney

30. “I’ve been my most happy and my most unhappy in relationships. I have family and friends and people I care very much about. I’ve got a really, really, really good life.” – George Clooney

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30 Inspirational George Clooney Quotes On Success