Top Quotes by Adam West

I have no patience with dinosaurs.

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My art, like my acting, is a profound expression of poetic license.

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I have become convinced that everything that is classy doesn’t go away.

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Anything that triggers good memories can’t be all bad.

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One of the most gratifying, rewarding things is when people come up, and they tell you how the show influenced their lives in a very positive way. When I do these things like Comic Con, I get people who are lawyers, judges, plumbers, carpenters, and entire families, and it’s mostly for ‘Batman.’ But now, amazingly, it’s also for ‘Family Guy.’

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If you hang around long enough, they think you’re good. It’s either my tenacity or stupidity – I’m not sure which.

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The wonderful thing with some of the things I’ve done – most of them, really – is to be trusted. To be able to do your thing, to work on it, hone it into my gem of creativity!

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When you wear a mask and create a character, nothing will pigeonhole you faster.

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Life is full of ironies and absurdities.

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In the late ’60s, there were the the three B’s: The Beatles, Batman, and Bond.

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Over the years, I’ve learned that if you can just hang in there and, regardless of what’s presented to you, take it as a challenge and try to bring in something fresh, then it works.

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I love to do voiceover because, for me, if you know what you’re doing, it’s simple. No makeup, no costuming, none of the baloney. None of the egos – you don’t have to deal with all that crap. I love voiceovers.

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When I got to Hollywood, there wasn’t even a Boulevard. I’m that old. It was just a little dirt trail. I’m kidding.

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Isn’t it fun to be nuts? Isn’t it fun to be crazy?

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To be an icon… I guess that’s a privilege.

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When you go to the Sistine Chapel with Sophia Loren, it can be quite some time before your thoughts turn to the ceiling.

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Favorite Bat-gadget was probably the Batboat, because it was fun to get out on the ocean and run that thing around at high speed.

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People love Batman, and I would be stupid, I would be a fool if I didn’t love Batman.

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I was a maverick. I went to five different colleges looking for I don’t know quite what.

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Crummy pictures, live appearances, circuses, avant garde theater, dinner theater. I’ve done it all. I’ve been shot out of cannons. I know what the people want. I’m out there with the people.

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My grandfather and my father had wheat ranches, so we had quite a few trucks around and a lot of mules. Talk about horsepower – we had mule power.

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I used to spend hours just sitting in an old wreck of a car with a stickshift; I’d just sit there and shift.

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When I was getting started, I was so busy just fighting my way through, and I was under contract at Warner Brothers. I did 40 hours of color television with the late Robert Taylor as a young cop.

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Some nights, I wear my cape, and I go out on the pier. It is foggy… I look for… Riddler.

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There was a time when ‘Batman’ really kept me from getting some pretty good roles, and I was asked to do what I figured were important features. However, Batman was there, and very few people would take a chance on me walking onto the screen. And they’d be taking people away from the story.

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I’ve always been able to work. I think it’s an actor’s obligation to keep working if you can.

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When ‘Family Guy’ came along, it was like a gift, and it expanded my fan base.

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You can’t play Batman in a serious, square-jawed, straight-ahead way without giving the audience the sense that there’s something behind that mask waiting to get out, that he’s a little crazed; he’s strange.

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‘Batman’ was a colorful and wild ride.

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If you paint a picture and I paint a picture, we each want to do it our own way. And we’ll stand or fall on whatever we did.

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I’ve always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family, rather than the other way around.

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How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It’s been very rewarding. I’m not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I’m getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go.

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The Batmobile wasn’t a stickshift, and it was a challenge to drive, believe me.

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I am a simple man, though my wife says I am complicated. I’ll trust her on that one.

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I am a private person. I don’t need a lot of company. And I find it really, really difficult to talk about myself.

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You have no idea the people I meet when I do these Comic-Cons. When I go sign autographs and say hello to people, I see everything!

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Look at ‘Batman’ – that was theater of the absurd, as is ‘Family Guy.’

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It’s a wonderful thing to be able to make fun of yourself and to do it in a way that sort of preserves your dignity but, at the same time, lets you play the theater of the absurd.

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I have the curse of thinking funny!

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I think our Batman had to be fun, light-hearted, funny, tongue-in-cheek… and I think that made kind of an homage to those earlier comic books, where Batman always had a quip or something.

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I like Christian Bale. I’ve heard he’s a big fan of mine, but I certainly reciprocate. I think he’s really very good.

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The new ‘Dark Knight’ movies, they’re wonderful in their own way.

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I think I’ve said I’m the luckiest actor in the world. I mean that.

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I’ve been able to reinvent myself and to keep an audience going at whatever age. This is terrific. I mean, how many actors get that chance?

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Oh, it’s fun to be an icon!

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The word that scares the hell out of me is ‘frail.’ I don’t want to be frail.

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Not to be able to move around or do things without thinking – that’s tough. I may end up that way, but if I do, I hope to hell my intellect will take over, and I’ll find some kind of joy and a way to contribute.

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Typecasting is really rampant in Hollywood, and because I played a costumed character and did it successfully, it was a real stigma.

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There were definitely times when I regretted ever being Batman.

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All I know is that my fans have been really wonderful and affectionate.

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I’m very lucky. I do voiceovers, ‘Family Guy,’ on and on, and quite frankly, I’m one of the luckiest actors in the world. I was able to create a character who became iconic.

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Playing Batman is an actor’s challenge. First, it’s different; then, you have to reach a multi-level audience. The kids take it straight, but for adults, we have to project it further.

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