25 Best Edward G Robinson Quotes

Last Updated on February 4, 2021 by Scott M. Thomas

Edward G Robinson was a Romanian actor. He played gangster roles in many movies. More than 100 films and 50 broadway plays during his 50-year career. He is also a public critic. 

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“Every one of us bears within him the possibility of all passions, all destinies of life in all its manifold forms. Nothing human is foreign to us.” – Edward G Robinson

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“I remember just before going onto the soundstage, I’d look in my dressing room mirror and stretch myself to my full 5’5″ or 5’6″–whatever it was–to make me appear taller and to make me able to dominate all the others and to mow them down with my size.” – Edward G Robinson

“My father and uncles and all their friends turned their lungs black trying to satisfy my collector’s zeal.” – Edward G Robinson

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“Things got so bad that when I went shopping for a house, some people would refuse to open the door if they saw it was me standing there. And drunks would always want to challenge me.” – Edward G Robinson

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“In those days I would go for an interview and find myself competing with this other chap who would always be younger and taller, and much handsomer than I.” – Edward G Robinson

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“I didn’t play at collecting. No cigar anywhere was safe from me.” – Edward G Robinson

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“If I were just a bit taller and I was a little more handsome or something like that, I could have played all the roles that I have played, and played many more. There is such a thing as a handicap, but you’ve got to be that much better as an actor. It kept me from certain roles that I might have had, but then, it kept others from playing my roles, so I don’t know that it’s not altogether balanced.” – Edward G Robinson

“It was, in fact, the third lead. I debated accepting it. Emanuel Goldberg told me that at my age it was time to begin thinking of character roles, to slide into middle and old age with the same grace as that marvelous actor Lewis Stone . . . The decision made itself. It remains one of my favorites.” – Edward G Robinson

“I have not collected art. Art collected me. I never found paintings. They found me. I have never even owned a work of art. They owned me.” – Edward G Robinson

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“To be entrusted with a character was always a big responsibility to me.” – Edward G Robinson

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“To my mind, the actor has this great responsibility of playing another human being . . . it’s like taking on another person’s life and you have to do it as sincerely and honestly as you can.” – Edward G Robinson

“Ah yes, I remember well what it was like to be a true collector, that soft explosion in the heart, that thundering inner “Yes!” when you see something you must have or die. For over 30 years I made periodic visits to [Auguste Renoir’s] “Luncheon of the Boating Party” in a Washington museum, and stood before that magnificent masterpiece hour after hour, day after day, plotting ways to steal it.” – Edward G Robinson

“Of course, I started as a collector. A true collector. I can remember as if it were only yesterday the heart-pounding excitement as I spread out upon the floor of my bedroom The Edward G. Robinson Collection of Rare Cigar Bands. I didn’t play at collecting. No cigar anywhere was safe from me. My father and uncles and all their friends turned their lungs black trying to satisfy my collector’s zeal. And then came cigarette cards, big-league baseball players. I was an insatiable fiend, and would cheerfully trade you three Indian Joes for one of that upstart newcomer, Ty Cobb.” – Edward G Robinson

“Paintings never really belong to one of us. If we are fortunate, as I have been, we are allowed at most a lovely time of custody.” – Edward G Robinson

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“Acting and painting have much in common. You begin with the external appearance and then strip away the layers to get to the essential core. This is reality and that is how an artist achieves truth. When you are acting, you are playing a part, you are being somebody else. You are also, at the same time, being yourself.” – Edward G Robinson

“Some people have youth, some have beauty – I have menace.” – Edward G Robinson

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“The sitting around on the set is awful. But I always figure that’s what they pay me for. The acting I do for free.” – Edward G Robinson

“I always felt sorry for him–sorry that he had imposed upon himself the character with which he had become identified.” – Edward G Robinson

“I had the advantage of reading the book, and when the script was first submitted to me, it was just another gangster story – the east side taking over the west side and all that.” – Edward G Robinson

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“No more conservative or patriarchal figure existed in Hollywood, no one more opposed to communism or any permutation or combination thereof, and no fairer one, no one with a greater sense of decency and justice.” – Edward G Robinson

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“I know I’m not much on face value, but when it comes to stage value, I’ll deliver for you.” – Edward G Robinson

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“As feisty, individual, unpredictable and honest as any man I’ve ever known.” – Edward G Robinson

“Live beyond your means, then you’re forced to work hard, you have to succeed.” – Edward G Robinson

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“To last you need to be real.” – Edward G Robinson

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“You gave me the greatest exit a ‘heavy’ ever had. No actor would break friendship with a writer who created a tempest, then an earthquake, then opened a fissure and had me fall through into hell. Even in Little Caesar (1931) I never had an exit as good as that!” – Edward G Robinson

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