62 Harrison Ford Quotes On Success In Life

These Harrison Ford quotes will inspire you. Harrison Ford is an American actor. Ford is an Academy Award nominee, a four-time Golden Globe nominee, a three-time Saturn Award winner, and the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Harrison Ford quotes, Harrison Ford sayings, and Harrison Ford proverbs.

Best Harrison Ford Quotes

  1. “Work hard and figure out how to be useful and don’t try to imitate anybody else’s success. Figure out how to do it for yourself with yourself.” ~ Harrison Ford
  2. “‘May the Force be with you’ is charming but it’s not important. What’s important is that you become the Force – for yourself and perhaps for other people.” ~ Harrison Ford
  3. “I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn’t give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.” ~ Harrison Ford
  4. “We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.” ~ Harrison Ford

  5. “You have to have a darkness…for the dawn to come. You have to have experienced difficulties and challenges to fully appreciate and be grateful for success.” ~ Harrison Ford
  6. “I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up.” ~ Harrison Ford
  7. “There are a lot of different paths through the jungle, but…the simplest thing you can do is make yourself useful. Be easy to work with, be a hard worker and help people get the job done. And do it with as much passion and quality as you can.” ~ Harrison Ford
  8. “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” ~ Harrison Ford

  9. “Money is really only important if you don’t have any.” ~ Harrison Ford
  10. “I wanted to live the life, a different life. I didn’t want to go to the same place every day and see the same people and do the same job. I wanted interesting challenges.” ~ Harrison Ford
  11. “Behind every great man is a woman. Telling him he’s not so hot.” ~ Harrison Ford
  12. “Why do I ask for directions? Because I hate wasting time.” ~ Harrison Ford

  13. “You have to have the darkness for the dawn to come.” ~ Harrison Ford
  14. “Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself.” ~ Harrison Ford
  15. “The Force is within you. Force yourself.” ~ Harrison Ford
  16. “You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.” ~ Harrison Ford

  17. “Am I grumpy? I might be. But I think maybe sometimes it’s misinterpreted.” ~ Harrison Ford
  18. “You keep on going until you get it as close to being right as the time and patience of others will allow.” ~ Harrison Ford
  19. “Some actors couldn’t figure out how to withstand the constant rejection. They couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.” ~ Harrison Ford
  20. “To me, success is choice and opportunity.” ~ Harrison Ford

  21. “I do not go to the gym. I do not train. I am not that careful about what I eat. I cannot give you any advice about keeping fit. The best advice I can give is choose your parents wisely.” ~ Harrison Ford , Harrison Ford quotes advice
  22. “If I were a serious person, I’d probably have a real job.” ~ Harrison Ford
  23. “If you’re going to define me properly, you must think in terms of my failures as well as my successes.” ~ Harrison Ford
  24. “You may get real tired watching me, but I’m not going to quit.” ~ Harrison Ford

  25. “I just don’t think of age and time in respect of years. I have too much experience of people in their seventies who are vigorous and useful and people who are thirty-five who are in lousy physical shape and can’t think straight. I don’t think age has that much to do with it.” ~ Harrison Ford
  26. “There’s a real simple analogy. You have to perceive it from the ground up. You have to lay a firm foundation, then every step becomes part of a logical process.” ~ Harrison Ford
  27. “It’s always nice to anticipate working in something that you know people will have an appetite for.” ~ Harrison Ford
  28. “I don’t want to be a movie star. I want to be in movies that are stars.” ~ Harrison Ford

  29. “You know how a woman gets a man excited? She shows up.” ~ Harrison Ford
  30. “The capacity to create [visual] effects in the computer has made the job easier, but it has also introduced the complexity that you can with a few more keystrokes generate such a busy canvas that the eye doesn’t know where to go. You lose human scale on an event and you’re just wowed by the kinetics and the visualization. But, often in those cases I feel you lose touch with the human characters and what it is that they would feel and how they might feel, and that’s still the most important part.” ~ Harrison Ford
  31. “Acting is not about competing. Acting is about cooperating. Acting is about collaboration. It’s about your utility, your usefulness, your capacity to add to the work that has already been done and will be done. You’re just part of a team. I never feel competitive about acting.” ~ Harrison Ford
  32. “It’s not the years honey, it’s the mileage.” ~ Harrison Ford

  33. “What I think is important for a young person is to figure out how to be useful and not be so concentrated on themselves, but to see what they can do to make the overall collaboration with all the other people involved in a movie work better.” ~ Harrison Ford
  34. “There comes a point when you’ve exhausted your opportunities playing good guys. I’ve been around long enough, I think I’m entitled to explore a bit. But what I saw there was an opportunity to play a character different from what the audience’s expectation was. A chance to take their crude experience of me – of my iconography, if you will – and turn it on its ear at an appropriate juncture in the film to be useful to the process of telling the story.” ~ Harrison Ford
  35. “When we protect the places where the processes of life can flourish, we strengthen not only the future of medicine, agriculture and industry, but also the essential conditions for peace and prosperity.” ~ Harrison Ford
  36. “I never feel sexy. I have a distant relationship with the mirror.” ~ Harrison Ford

  37. “I am not the first man who wanted to make changes in his life at 60 and I won’t be the last. It is just that others can do it with anonymity.” ~ Harrison Ford
  38. “If people recognize me when I’m out in public, I’m very nice to them. I’m very nice to people even when they don’t recognize me. I don’t even mind if people come up to me while I’m eating dinner, but if they recognize me while I’m having sex, I refuse to sign autographs.” ~ Harrison Ford
  39. “All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You’ve got to find it on your own terms.” ~ Harrison Ford
  40. “I’m like old shoes, I’ve never been hip.” ~ Harrison Ford

  41. “I don’t think I’ve mastered anything. I’m still wrestling with the same frustrations, the same issues, the same problems as I always did. That’s what life is like.” ~ Harrison Ford
  42. “Really, what are the options? Levi’s or Wranglers. And you just pick one. It’s one of those life choices.” ~ Harrison Ford
  43. “My goal was just to work regularly. I didn’t ever expect to be rich or famous. I wanted to be a working character actor.” ~ Harrison Ford
  44. “Everything I do, I’m sort of half in, half out.” ~ Harrison Ford

  45. “What’s important is to be able to see yourself, I think, as having commonality with other people and not determine, because of your good luck, that everybody is less significant, less interesting, less important than you are.” ~ Harrison Ford
  46. “Whoever had the bright idea of putting Indiana Jones in a leather jacket and a fedora in the jungle ought to be dragged into the street and shot.” ~ Harrison Ford
  47. “I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy.” ~ Harrison Ford
  48. “Our health relies entirely on the vitality of our fellow species on Earth.” ~ Harrison Ford

  49. “I’m like old shoes. I’ve never been hip. I think the reason I’m still here is that I was never enough in fashion that I had to be replaced by something new.” ~ Harrison Ford
  50. “I don’t mind doing interviews. I don’t mind answering thoughtful questions. But I’m not thrilled about answering questions like, ‘If you were being mugged, and you had a lightsaber in one pocket and a whip in the other, which would you use?'” ~ Harrison Ford
  51. “I’ve always wanted to be bald. I mean it, completely bald. Wouldn’t it be great to be bald in the rain?” ~ Harrison Ford

  52. “The loss of anonymity is something that nobody can prepare you for. When it happened, I recognized that I’d lost one of the most valuable things in life. To this day, I’m not all that happy about it” ~ Harrison Ford
  53. “The trick of this thing and the beauty of this thing is that it’s a cowboy movie first and then stuff happens. Even after stuff happens it doesn’t change – it hasn’t suddenly changed into another kind of movie. It’s still a cowboy movie. And that’s what’s incredible about it because nobody has done that before, that’s new territory.” ~ Harrison Ford
  54. “I’m still interested in perfecting whatever talents I have and continuing to grow as an actor and continuing to be useful to the telling of the story.” ~ Harrison Ford
  55. “What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily.” ~ Harrison Ford

  56. “I don’t want to be a slave to electronic devices. I don’t want to be connected to my friends. I don’t want to send snapshots of my dog and cute pictures of my family life to my friends and family. I don’t want to be liked, by pushing a button. I use all of this technology to basically replace devices that I had in the past which worked just fine.” ~ Harrison Ford
  57. “With the CGI, suddenly there’s a thousand enemies instead of six – the army goes off into the horizon. You don’t need that. The audience loses its relationship with the threat on the screen. That’s something that’s consistently happening and it makes these movies like video games and that’s a soulless enterprise. It’s all kinetics without emotion.” ~ Harrison Ford
  58. “Failures are inevitable. Unfortunately, in film they live forever and they’re 40 ft wide and 20 ft high.” ~ Harrison Ford
  59. “I like working. It is where I feel useful. I have no plans to cut down. I am happy with what I do. There will be a lot more of me yet, that’s for sure.” ~ Harrison Ford
  60. “If you’re asking me to acknowledge that I’ve gotten older, I can do that.” ~ Harrison Ford

  61. “I continue to develop some things for myself and also take advantage of good parts as they come along.” ~ Harrison Ford
  62. “I knew that there was an aspect to this story that was beyond the typical and that it was something very important about America, about our culture, and about bringing a story to a new generation that perhaps didn’t know the details of it, (and) hadn’t had the visceral experience that this film is [42].” ~ Harrison Ford
  63. “It doesn’t interest me to be Harrison Ford. It interests me to be Mike Pomeroy and Indiana Jones and Jack Ryan. I don’t want to be in the Harrison Ford business. I take what I do seriously, but I don’t take myself seriously.” ~ Harrison Ford

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