Top 19 Wilford Brimley Quotes

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“I didn’t go to acting school, but I’ve been observing my fellow man for 66 years now, and I would think that’s the best school there is.”

― Wilford Brimley

“Well, we all are what we are, I guess you might say by an accident of birth.”

― Wilford Brimley

“Hopefully, generations after us will continue to protect, preserve, and look after this wonderful land.”

― Wilford Brimley

“I’m not anybody’s judge; I don’t know what motivates people to do what they do. But I have a lot of admiration for anybody who can start with absolutely nothing and make a little something out of it.”

― Wilford Brimley

“I live on a ranch in Utah for now, but I’m gonna move. I’ve got another ranch to move to, but its location is a secret. When I get there, I’m gonna plow the road in behind me.”

― Wilford Brimley

“The place was built on the premise that people want to gamble, and they may as well do it here. They look after their clientele, and, hell, they treat me like I’m one of their family.”

― Wilford Brimley

“I maintain that if there is such a thing as a true and honest environmentalist, it’s people like Slim and hopefully me, who have been caretakers of the land all our lives, along with the generations before us.”

― Wilford Brimley

“I didn’t go to high school. I think that after you learn to read and write and do your numbers and flush the toilet behind yourself, you don’t need no more schoolin’. You need to get out in the water and swim.”

― Wilford Brimley

“My saddle horses are my friends. My dogs are my friends.”

― Wilford Brimley

“What I know about poker, you can fit into a thimble with room left over, but I’m learning.”

― Wilford Brimley

“Everybody that’s an actor leaves it for a while ’cause they ain’t got a job.”

― Wilford Brimley

“I’m very proud of my heritage.”

― Wilford Brimley

“I resent the fact that people in places like Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco believe that they should be able to tell us how to live our lives, operate our businesses, and what to do with the land that we love and cherish.”

― Wilford Brimley

“I’m a widower with three sons and seven grandchildren. One of my sons is my partner on the ranch.”

― Wilford Brimley

“I raise quarter horses. Mine are mostly thoroughbred cross horses, a little bigger horses than some people like. I sell them or use them on the ranch. A lot of them go to the rodeo arena and some of them go to racetracks.”

― Wilford Brimley

“I rope steers in team roping events. There’s a header and a heeler on a roping team, and I’m the heeler.”

― Wilford Brimley

“I love watching a good horse do what he’s bred to do – I guess that’s what I like the most about it. And I love to see good athletes do what they’re bred to do.”

― Wilford Brimley

“I’ve already got my rent paid, and it’s too late in my life for me to go around talking up stuff that I don’t like or believe in.”

― Wilford Brimley

“No, that’s poker. To win, you’ve gotta get damned lucky.”

― Wilford Brimley
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