06 April 2008

Charlton Heston (1924 - 2008)

Rest With God

"I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses - and that's probably enough for any man."

"Society mends its wounds. And that's invariably true in all the tragedies, in the comedies as well. And certainly in the histories."

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners."

"The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business."

"If Americans believed in political correctness, we'd still be King George's boys - subjects bound to the British crown."

"You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect."

"From my cold, dead hands."

"Mr. Clinton, sir, America didn't trust you with our health-care system. America didn't trust you with the military. America doesn't trust you with our 21-year-old daughters, and we sure, Lord, don't trust you with our guns."

"You do not define the First Amendment. It defines you. And it is bigger than you. That's how freedom works. It also demands you do your homework."

"It's been quite a ride. I loved every minute of it."


  1. Freadom said...

    He left some great quotes. He was a great man.

  2. Khaki Elephant said...

    And what is rarely mentioned is the role he played in the civil rights movement. Back while most hollywood types were still riding the safety fence, Chuck was out doing what was right.