Inspirational Quotes from Charles Nelson Reilly

Just get a bag and drop a dream in it, and you’ll be surprised what happens.

Charles Nelson Reilly

I live at the dentist’s. I’m on my third set of teeth that they put in with nails and screws.

Charles Nelson Reilly

I was 24 yesterday. Suddenly you wake up, and you get on the elevator, and there’s a mirror there. And you look in the mirror, and you’re an old man.

Charles Nelson Reilly

The thing that’s funny is that everyone thinks I’m dead.

Charles Nelson Reilly

It’s fun to get a message on the phone service that Lucille Ball or Burt Reynolds called, and play it very blase by asking, ‘Anyone else?’

Charles Nelson Reilly

Everyone should have hair. When you get dressed up, you must do that last whip of hair spray, or life’s not worth living.

Charles Nelson Reilly

If I make $30,000 a month, I’ll spend $29,999. I tell friends, ‘Oh, you need money to go to college?’ I’m a little crazy, but the backwash is heaven.

Charles Nelson Reilly

When I die, it’s going to read, ‘Game Show Fixture Passes Away.’ Nothing about the theater, or Tony Awards, or Emmys. But it doesn’t bother me.

Charles Nelson Reilly

You can’t do anything else once you do game shows. You have no career.

Charles Nelson Reilly

The favorite thing I like to do is nothing. I’m such an expert at doing nothing. I have a boat. I make training films for the Coast Guard. I listen to a great deal of opera.

Charles Nelson Reilly

If you ever get injured or have an asthma attack, the last words you get out are, ‘Sammy Davis suite, please.’ That’s, like, three rooms on the eighth floor of Cedars-Sinai.

Charles Nelson Reilly

My friends are very rich. Elizabeth Taylor sends flowers the size of the bathtub. I’m not kidding.

Charles Nelson Reilly

A voice in my head tells me that I’m at the twilight of an extraordinary life. I say extraordinary because of the people who have loved me. I say twilight because of what people say to me in the supermarket.

Charles Nelson Reilly

Opera is full of trappings that make us go away from being human. You can’t let them do that. You can’t walk like you’re in an opera! You have to make it real. You have to just be there.

Charles Nelson Reilly

If you’re entering a room for the first time, do it the way you would in life – look around; see how they have the furniture arranged. If your character is meeting another character for the first time, meet them the way you would in life.

Charles Nelson Reilly

Capricorns like to stay in one place. I have to go to work in places like New York, but basically, I don’t want to go anywhere. One time, I got a trip around the world for doing something on television, and the travel agent was so excited, I gave her the tickets.

Charles Nelson Reilly

Because I was an only child, I don’t like many people around, and that’s why I don’t have any servants.

Charles Nelson Reilly