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Jackie Collins Quotes


"I lived the stuff that Jackie Collins writes about." - Janice Dickinson

"Jackie?" "It wasn't your fault." - Tammara Webber

"Jackie Chan is a myth." - Jackie Chan

"Sadly, the immortal Jackie Milburn died recently" - Cliff Morgan

"Jackie Robinson is a true legend." - Sidney Poitier

"Don't try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead." - Jackie Chan

"According to my sister, the expert novelist Jackie Collins, most men stray. And sex doesn't mean anything to most men. But I wouldn't date a man who slept around. Absolutely not. I've divorced people for that." - Joan Collins

"Several children present me with scraps of paper for autographs: obviously don't know who I am and don't care. I sign Jackie Collins and they go away quite content." - Robertson Davies

"Several children present me with scraps of paper for autographs: obviously don't know who I am and don't care. I sign "Jackie Collins" and they go away quite content." - Robertson Davies

"I am still shocking people today, and I don't know why. Is it because I'm a woman talking about sex and men? One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley better than Jackie Collins." - Jackie Collins

"How could you get angry with Jackie Gleason?" - Maureen Ohara

"In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever." - Marion Jones

"Jackie considered his resurrection, the world's best return performance." - Audrey Meadows

"Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson's." - Sidney Poitier

"When I was a kid, I loved Jackie Chan." - Lucas Till


"Listening to Jason Collins describe his gayness as 'beautiful' makes me wanna puke. And kill him." - Jason Collins

"Joan Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judy Collins - that was my mom's era." - Cheyenne Jackson

"I'm not trying to be the next Dave Grohl or Phil Collins." - Taylor Hawkins

"You don't have to be great to be successful. Look at Phil Collins." - Noel Gallagher

"Let's face it I am not Joan Collins or Boy George." - Holly Johnson

"I was carrying Jackie Stewart's bag! Formula One was pretty much the same back then." - Martin Sorrell

"Anyone can be a Superman, but nobody can be Jackie Chan." - Jackie Chan

"There were three great child singing stars: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Jackie Washington." - Don Cornelius

"Not because I'm trying to be fabulous, but I love those big crazy Jackie O shades." - Alicia Keys

"When I was a young kid I loved Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett and Jackie Vernon." - Marc Maron

"Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson." - Willie Mays

"I always admired Jackie Kennedy for her dignity, integrity and grace." - Julianne Phillips

"Major League Baseball should retire Roberto Clemente's number, just like they did Jackie Robinson's." - Carlos Beltran

"Just because you sell lots of records it doesn't mean to say you're any good. Look at Phil Collins." - Noel Gallagher

"Expecting anybody else?" Shane asked Eve. "Your distant cousin Jack the Ripper dropping by too?" "Screw you, Collins." - Rachel Caine

"I feel terrible for women that have had Phil Collins tattoos. Their poor husbands have to deal with." - Phil Collins

"I love Joan Collins. She's a wonderful lady. She has such courage. She's such a good actress." - Robert Wagner

"Then I went through a big Peggy Lee stage, then I became Annie Ross, then Judy Collins." - Carly Simon

"Launching Collins in the U.S. fulfills the original vision of the 1989 union of Harper & Row and William Collins. Publishing has clarified the many benefits of working as a global company. I believe that a true 21st century publisher is a global publisher. Harper Collins is well on its way." - David D. Friedman

"If I had one wish in the world that wish would be to have Jackie Robinson here to see this happen. I don't think that I would have stood the pressure or have gone through what Jackie had to." - Frank Robinson

"I used to tell Jackie (Robinson) sometimes when they were throwing at him, 'Jackie, they aren't throwing at you because you are black. They are throwing at you because they don't like you." - Pee Wee Reese

"Jackie Chan is a very good comedy/martial arts star. He does one kind of martial arts that Jet Li doesn't know how to do, and Jet Li does a martial art that Jackie Chan doesn't know how to do." - Jet Li

"I jack, I rob, I sin. Aw man, I'm Jackie Robinson 'Cept when I run base, I dodge the pen" - Jay-Z

"Jackie [Kennedy] wore one of my dresses - it was made from kitchen curtain material - and people went crazy." - Lilly Pulitzer

"Jackie Wilson said it was Reet-Petite, kind of love you got knock me off my feet." - Van Morrison

"I know what love is: Tracy and Hepburn, Bogart and Bacall, Romeo and Juliet, Jackie and John and Marilyn..." - Ian Shoales

"We had a love-hate relationship. Jackie knew exactly what she could get out of one of my photos." - Ron Galella

"I wound up signing to RCA Victor as a trumpeter, guesting on shows like Jackie Gleason's Honeymooners." - Frankie Avalon

"I'm inspired by my master's movie 'Kerd ma lui,' Bruce Lee's 'Fists of Fury,' and Jackie Chan's 'Police Story.'" - Tony Jaa

"I love 'Enter the Dragon,' and I love Japanese movies. I love Jackie Chan movies; they are my heroes." - Rain

"As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family, my first loyalty was to Jackie." - Pierre Salinger

"I was one of the first people to learn that Jackie was going to marry Aristotle Onassis." - Pierre Salinger

"Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks immediately following her husband's assassination. She was especially wonderful to me." - Pierre Salinger

"I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan." - Jackie Chan

"Why did I become Jackie Chan? Mostly because I work very hard. When people were sleeping, I was still training." - Jackie Chan

"My schedule goes: wake up, running, exercise, downstairs, running shoes off, then to the shower. That's the Jackie Chan diary." - Jackie Chan

"Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter." - Chuck Jones

"Jackie Chan, I've known him, he's a great guy. I know he's very watchable and fun. He's perfect, actually." - Dolph Lundgren

"Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"My first concert makes me sound like a real old man. My very first concert was Jackie Wilson." - Eddie Murphy

"To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I don't think it's necessarily deserved." - Sidney Poitier

"I did the Ed Sullivan show four times. I did the Steve Allen show. I did the Jackie Gleason show." - Elvis Presley

"Jackie Kennedy was the most appropriately dressed first lady we've ever had. You can see how lasting Jackie's style is." - Lynda Resnick

"When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was at the height of his brilliant career." - Ernie Harwell

"I have two sons in America, and all they care about in Chinese culture is Jackie Chan and Jet Li." - Ang Lee

"The first real thing was Divine as Jackie Kennedy [in Eat Your Makeup]. His mother found the bloody Jackie Kennedy outfit in the boot of his car and said, 'What is this?" and Divine said, "I am Jackie Kennedy!" His mother just changed the subject; she didn't know what to say." - John Waters

"For my last birthday, Dad bought me a pocket-sized Collins English Dictionary. It would only fit in a pocket that had been specially designed." - Joe Dunthorne

"It is my considered opinion that in the fullness of time history will record the greatness of Michael Collins and it will be recorded at my expense." - Eamon De Valera

"I need a dose of the natural environment on a regular basis. It balances the bitumen and high rises of Collins Street." - Simon McKeon

"See?" she heard Shane yell at the kitchen. "She doesn't stomp around like a cattle stampede!" "Bite me, Collins! No bacon for you, either!" - Rachel Caine

"Suzanne [Collins] was very involved in the development of the script. She wrote the first draft. She was very involved with Billy Ray, when he wrote his draft." - Nina Jacobson

"Joan Collins told a reporter that she hasn't had plastic surgery; come on... she's had more tucks than a motel bedsheet!" - Joan Rivers

"I would' wear a tie-dyed tee-shirt unless it was dyed with the urine of Phil Collins and the blood of Jerry Garcia." - Kurt Cobain

"Phil Collins sold five times as many records as I did. Does that make him nearly as influential as I am? Nope." - Noel Gallagher

"I envy drummers. It must be the ultimate to sing and play drums at the same time. Phil Collins, no wonder he's so f... happy." - Noel Gallagher

"Well, Gosse, would you like to know what I think of Churton Collins? I think he's a Louse on the Locks of Literature." - Alfred Tennyson

"This is a song inspired by the work of Phil Collins; the nasty, whining little git. Ch. 36, 1:18:46" - Bill Bailey

"I suppose Phil Collins offers something for everybody, and in hipdom that's not cool. But in the real world, there's no shame in that at all." - Phil Collins

"I wouldn't wear a tie-dyed tee-shirt unless it was dyed with the urine of Phil Collins and the blood of Jerry Garcia." - Kurt Cobain

"When I was a wee little kid, I used to watch 'Dark Shadows' all the time, so I was a Barnabas Collins fan." - John Schneider

"We've been around long enough and have been to enough award shows to know that it is easy to lose to Phil Collins at any time." - Matt Stone

"I think that business book reporting, it's all Jim Collins, it's the story of victory; it's success bias over and over again." - Ben Horowitz

"Wilkie Collins was a rival and competitor of Dickens. His novel Moonstone sold more copies at the time than Dickens' last two books. But that meant nothing in the long run. Right now, to be honest, Wilkie Collins is what he deserved to be back then: a footnote, an almost lost memory. And he knew he would become that." - Dan Simmons

"You think when Jesus comes back, he really wants to see a cross? That's like going up to Jackie Onassis with a rifle pendant on." - Bill Hicks

"He struck a mighty blow for equality, freedom and the American way of life. Jackie Robinson was a good citizen, a great man, and a true American champion." - Ronald Reagan

"My personal style icon is Steve McQueen. My design style icon is a mix of everyone from Jackie O. to Lauren Hutton to my mother." - Michael Kors

"Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive" - Lou Brock

"There was never a man in the game who could put mind and muscle together quicker and with better judgment than (Jackie) Robinson." - Branch Rickey

"It's a mixed crowd at the dogs - black, white, hispanic - but to Walt they all look like Jackie Gleason. Heavyset guys with big plans and polyester souls." - John Sayles

"Poirot: Do not allow Hate into your heart, for it will make a home there. Jackie: If Love cannot live there, Hate works just as well." - Agatha Christie

"Bruce Lee brought the martial arts movie to the attention of the world - and without him, I don't think that anyone would have ever heard of Jackie Chan." - Jackie Chan

"I was doing an hour drama on television and a Jackie Chan movie in Toronto, so I was on a plane every three days." - Debi Mazar

"I used to skip school to go there when I was growing up in Newark, ... I saw the Flamingos, the Heartbeats, Jackie Wilson, Chuck Jackson." - George Clinton

"I am not a boy, not a girl, I am not gay, not straight, I am not a drag queen, not a transsexual - I am just me, Jackie." - Jackie Curtis

"This guy don't come to the ballpark to beat you. He comes to beat you bad. This (Jackie) Robinson, he plays a ton." - Leo Durocher

"It was a bit of a lark when I agreed to do [Smokey and the Bandit], and I knew we'd have fun if we could get Jackie Gleason." - Burt Reynolds

"I play the Father/Son every year on the PGA TOUR Champions. I split it between Jackie and Gary as my playing partners." - Jack Nicklaus

"Major League Baseball has not forgotten and will never forget the great contribution and sacrifice that Jackie made to baseball and to all of society" - Bud Selig

"When I try to speak perfectly then I am not Jackie Chan anymore. Some words sound like I am trying too hard. The whole thing is not me." - Jackie Chan

"Each morning, before Jackie started her studies, she wrote on a clean piece of paper: Tarde venientibus ossa. To the latecomers are left the bones." - Junot Diaz

"I was like a Borscht Belt comedian trapped in the body of a 6-year-old. I was channeling Jackie Mason at 7." - Josh Gad

"What makes a comedian has nothing to do with religion. Think of Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante, Jackie Gleason, who were all Catholics." - Buddy Hackett

"In terms of comedians, I loved, growing up, Jonathan Winters, Sid Caesar, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers, Carol Burnett, all those people." - Ed Oneill

"Before I did 'Rush Hour,' I was a big fan of Jackie Chan movies and I had seen all of them." - Brett Ratner

"A lot of people ask me when I do a stunt, 'Jackie, are you scared?' Of course I'm scared. I'm not Superman." - Jackie Chan

"After all those years in Asia, I don't have to do promotion anymore. We just release a Jackie Chan movie and - Boom! - people go." - Jackie Chan

"In the past when I was in Hollywood, I was like a dog. I felt humiliated. My English was not good. People would even ask me 'Jackie Who?'." - Jackie Chan

"When I make a film - I direct my own film, I write my own script - that's what I want to hear from the audience. 'Oh, thank you, Jackie!'" - Jackie Chan

"Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot. And, he was always right on the mark." - Audrey Meadows

"I think I've drawn from some of the most feminine women, like Jackie Kennedy. I am totally devastated that she's gone. She had it all." - Sandra Bernhard

"Every year we discuss Jackie Robinson Day, which is April 15. We talk about it throughout baseball, promote it throughout baseball." - Curtis Granderson

"There's people saying that 'Jackie Brown' was a blaxploitation movie, when there's nothing at all blaxploitation about it other than Pam Grier being in it." - Michael Jai White

"I guess what really made me a Dodgers fan from the beginning was that the team had Jackie Robinson, the first 'Negro' in the major leagues." - Cheech Marin

"Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive." - Lou Brock

"I wake the dead. I bring Jackie Robinson and the Roosevelts to life. Who do you think Im trying to wake up?" - Ken Burns

"It's not every day you get to be in a movie about Jackie Robinson, so you want to do it as right as you can." - Andre Holland

"When Toots finally could breathe again and the blood returned to his brain, he recalled that he had not passed or been passed by Jackie at any time in the race. Toots never used foul language but he came close that night. Jackie paid." - Audrey Meadows

"Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Bruce Lee are my masters; they're the inspiration for my work. Bruce Lee was a heavy fighter who threw hard punches. Jackie moves very fast and uses a lot of comedy, and Jet Li is very fluid. I've tried to combine all of their styles and added some things of my own" - Tatchakorn Yeerum

"The martial arts that I got into was because of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, because of all of the animal styles at the time. It was around about the time when Jackie was doing 'Drunken Master,' and, like, Snake versus this and that." - Ray Park

"I've stayed buddies with my old buddy Jackie Slater. I talk to Jackie Slater. I play golf with Marcus Allen a lot. I play golf with Marshall Faulk a lot. My buddy Craig Young, he lives up in New Mexico. I still talk to a lot of the guys." - Eric Dickerson

"Whenever I'm waiting behind the stage, it's kind of like my normal Jackie mode is me talking a lot, playing around, but superstar Jackie mode is me concentrating on making sure that this performance was going to be a great performance." - Jackie Evancho

"As I look out there and see the culture of baseball, a lot of blacks and Latins, it's given me a lot of joy to know that Jackie started that. If Jackie hadn't come in '47, me and Ron Santo wouldn't have played in Double-A and all those years in the big leagues." - Billy Williams

"I hear poetry whenever I turn on the radio. Eminem is a better poet than just about everybody. He's better than Billy Collins; he's better than Richard Wilbur; he's better than me." - Sherman Alexie

"I think Phil Collins is one of the most underrated musicians, singers, performers - he is absolutely amazing, I think, and I think hes probably got a bit of a rough ride occasionally because he became so mainstream and so popular." - Rick Astley

"I think when young kids can see Jason Collins, myself and Michael Sam, and Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe and different athletes come out, it will definitely change and encourage younger gay men and women to play the sport." - Robbie Rogers

"Collins masterfully blends fact and fiction...transcends the historical thriller." - Jeffery Deaver

"I haven't had the recognition I deserve, You can go back to anybody's career - Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, David Haye, Amir Khan, Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn, Steve Collins, Naseem Hamed. My record is better than all of theirs." - Carl Froch

"I put Liam at the top of the list, the male actor list, because I had just seen Schindler's List again and Michael Collins, and I was just like, 'God, what an incredible actor.'" - Maggie Grace

"People say footballers have terrible taste in music but I would dispute that. In the car at the moment I've got The Corrs, Cher, Phil Collins, Shania Twain and Rod Stewart." - Andy Gray

"You know what I hate about rock? I hate tie-dyed tee shirts. I wouldn't wear a tie-dyed tee shirt unless it was dyed with the urine of Phil Collins and the blood of Jerry Garcia." - Kurt Cobain

"Roger Collins wasn't the most popular teacher at school only because he was interesting in class. In fact, most of the girls would have loved a little after-class attention from this teacher." - Francine Pascal

"Half of our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel. - John Churton Collins The person who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything." - William Magee

"Western record companies haven't always dealt with African musicians in the best way. Giving them a lot of money and telling them they're going to be bigger than Phil Collins is the wrong way to do it!" - Youssou N'Dour

"I'll do one eventually as life's too short and none of us is getting any younger. I'd like to make one while I still look good and before I look like Phil Collins, which, eventually, I will." - Noel Gallagher

"From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. - Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr Collins, and I will never see you again if you do." - Jane Austen

"There is no question but that nominally religious scientists like Francis Collins and Kenneth R. Miller are doing lasting harm to our discourse by the accommodations they have made to religious irrationality." - Sam Harris

"There are still many great surviving talents: Stevie Winwood. Another great talent is Stevie Wonder. Another one is Eric Clapton. Another one is Phil Collins. Eminem, Kanye West I like all those people." - Ahmet Ertegun

"I know somebody from university who's called Phil Collins, and I think there's something terribly unfortunate about sharing a name with somebody who either is famous or becomes famous." - David Walliams

"I think Phil Collins is one of the most underrated musicians, singers, performers - he is absolutely amazing, I think, and I think he's probably got a bit of a rough ride occasionally because he became so mainstream and so popular." - Rick Astley

"The opportunity to record the song came when Phil Collins' record label, Atlantic, was doing a tribute album to him and they asked all these different artists to do renditions of his songs." - Deborah Cox

"On the court, Jason Collins is not a huge basketball star, but he has already claimed his place in civil rights history as the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the four major U.S. sports leagues." - Nancy Gibbs

"Urban Fantasy is a subgenre pretty much designed for teenagers. It's pretty twee, but I adore it. I've been trying to come up with an Urban Fantasy comic ever since I'd read the Nancy Collins 'Sonja Blue' series years ago." - Ted Naifeh

"The records that I grew up listening to had feel, and the drummers that inspired me - like Stewart Copeland, Neil Peart, Phil Collins and Roger Taylor - all had their own voice and individual style." - Taylor Hawkins

"Harry Collins was the first magician I ever saw back in 1965 when I was five years old. He was doing a magic show and I was the volunteer from the audience." - Lance Burton

"When I started out back in Louisville, there was Harry Collins. He was my first teacher. He saw that I was so obsessed with magic that he taught me the love of magic." - Lance Burton

"I have a music video I was in coming out for M83 for their song 'Claudia Lewis.' It's directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, and I play opposite Lily Collins. It's a pretty edgy intergalactic music video." - Israel Broussard

"I know somebody from university who's called Phil Collins and I think there's something terribly unfortunate about sharing a name With somebody who either is famous or becomes famous." - David Walliams

"I had just turned 20, and Jackie told me the only way to be successful at anything was to go out and do it. He said baseball was a game you played every day, not once a week." - Hank Aaron

"Only three things them ladies talk about: they kids, they clothes, and they friends. I hear the word Kennedy, I know they ain't discussing no politic. They talking about what Miss Jackie done wore on the tee-vee." - Kathryn Stockett

"I had the fortune to spend some time, mostly during the summers, with Jackie Kennedy's and her sister Lee Radziwill's families and children. Cinema was an integral, inseparable, as a matter of fact, a key part of our friendship." - Jonas Mekas

"Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive. The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered." - Lou Brock

"The only stage direction Jackie ever gave him, George said was: 'If you want to stay in the picture, stay close to me.' The rest of the cast remembered a television director's adage." - Audrey Meadows

"When Jackie got his big contract at CBS and was putting together what turned out to be almost a stock company of players, he remembered Frank and said, 'Get me that kid who played the jail sketch." - Audrey Meadows

"Coretta Scott King was all about her pearl earrings. At one point, I'm wearing pearl earrings the size of golf balls. They're enormous! She was bold-she knew that she was the Jackie Kennedy of her community." - Carmen Ejogo



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