52 Humphrey Bogart Quotes from American Film and Stage Actor

Humphrey Bogart was an American actor who appeared in films and on stage.

Best Humphrey Bogart Quotes


I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains! ~ Humphrey Bogart.


I’m no Communist, just an American dope. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


The only point in making money is so you can tell some big shot where to go. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


You’re not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

The only way to find the best actor would be to let everybody play Hamlet and let the best man win. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


The whole world is about three drinks behind. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

I’m not good-looking. I used to be, but not anymore. Not like Robert Taylor. What I have got is I have character in my face. It’s taken an awful lot of late nights and drinking to put it there. When I go to work in a picture, I say, ‘Don’t take the lines out of my face. Leave them there.’ ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Famous Humphrey Bogart Quotes

Ugarte: You despise me, don’t you? Rick Blaine: If I gave you any thought I probably would. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


The problems of three little people in a big world don’t add up to much. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Acting is experience with something sweet behind it. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Everybody has something to conceal. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Unless you really understand the water, and understand the reason for being on it, and understand the love of sailing and the feeling of quietness and solitude, you don’t really belong on a boat anyway. I think Hemingway said one time that the sea is the last free place on earth. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Errol Flynn and I are the only ones left who do any good old hell raising. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

There never seems to be any trouble brewing around a bar until a woman puts that high heel over the brass rail. Don’t ask me why, but somehow women at bars seem to create trouble among men. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Top Humphrey Bogart Quotes

A hotdog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


I let my drinking do the talking. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Even when I was carrying a gun, she scared the be-jesus out of me. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Ah, nuts. I’m an actor. I just do what comes naturally. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

It is at least worth arguing that there is a modicum of the creative novelist in all of us, and that this absorption with how men get out of difficulties, single-handedly and alone if possible, is the stuff of which we weave the warp and woof of our own better dramatic imaginings. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

I always cry at weddings, especially my own. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

If a face like Ingrid Bergman’s looks at you as though you’re adorable, everybody does. You don’t have to act very much. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


All you owe the public is a good performance. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

I can’t say I ever loved my mother; I admired her. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Popular Humphrey Bogart Quotes

On the House Un-American Activities Committee: They’ll nail anyone who ever scratched his ass during the National Anthem. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

I think Marlon Brando is one of the best young actors in the business, and I think he’ll be great as soon as he gets that potato out of his mouth. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

I hate funerals. They aren’t for the guy who’s dead. They’re for the guys who are left alive and enjoy mourning. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

The only good reason to have money is this: so that you can tell any SOB in the world to go to hell. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

The only reason to make a million dollars in this business is to tell some fat producer to go to hell. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


I stick my neck out for nobody. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

There are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

I don’t hurt the industry. The industry hurts itself, by making so many lousy movies – as if General Motors deliberately put out a bad car. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Physically, I’m not tough. I may think tough. I would say I’m kinda tough and calloused inside. I could use a foot more in height and fifty more pounds and fifteen years off my age and then God help all you bastards. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Great Humphrey Bogart Quotes


Ain’t nothing a man can’t do if he believes in himself. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

I gave up drinking once – it was the worst afternoon of my entire life. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

There is more to talking than just words. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

The only thing money is good for is to buy your freedom. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

An actor needs something to stabilize his personality, something to nail down what he really is, not what he is currently pretending to be. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Sinatra’s idea of paradise is a place where there are plenty of women and no newspapermen. He doesn’t know it, but he’d be better off if it were the other way around. ~ Humphrey Bogart.


Awards are meaningless for actors, unless they all play the same part. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

A hotdog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

Of all the gin joints in the world, she had to walk into mine Casablanca. ~ Humphrey Bogart.

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