Top 10 James Dean Quotes

James Byron Dean(February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor who was in the films East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant. 

Here are the top ten greatest James Dean quotes:


Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.


Forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that makes you smile.


I think the prime reason for existence, for living in this world is discovery.


I’m not going to go through life with one arm tied behind my back.


The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.


You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.


I don’t have to explain anything to anybody.


Only the gentle are ever really strong.


Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated.


Remember: Life is short, break the rules.

Thank you James Dean!

Interesting James Dean Facts:

  • He died in a car accident at age 24.
  • He received a speeding ticket a couple hours before his death.
  • He was the first actor to receive an Academy Award posthumously.
  • He dropped out of college to act.

What are some of your favorite James Dean quotes?


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