Kirk Douglas Quotes
I’m glad they gave women the right to vote, but sometimes I’m sorry they have the right to smoke. Most women are messy about it, particularly about their lipstick. I don’t mind wiping lipstick off myself, but I hate seeing it on cigarettes, napkins and coffee cups! I don’t like women with all their beauty machinery showing-curlers, cold cream, mascara brushes. I’d even prefer to not see a woman touch up her lipstick, but I guess that’s expecting too much.
Michael [Douglas] was just leaving the TV series The Streets of San Francisco and he said, ‘Dad, let me try it.’ I thought, ‘Well, if I couldn’t make it…’ So, I gave it to him and he got the money, the director and the cast. The biggest disappointment for me, I always wanted to play McMurphy. They got a young actor, Jack Nicholson. I thought, ‘Oh God. He will be terrible.’ Then I saw the picture and, of course, he was great in it! That was my biggest disappointment that turned out to be one of the things I’m most proud of because my son Michael did it. I couldn’t do it, but Michael did it.