Top 10 Paul Newman Quotes

Paul Leonard Newman(January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, philanthropist, and creator of Newman’s Own, a food company that donates all their profits to charity. His most famous movies include The Color of Money, The Hustler, and Cool Hand Luke.

Here are Paul Newman’s greatest quotes:


A man with no enemies is a man with no character.


You only grow when you are alone.


Newman’s first law: It’s useless to put on your breaks when you’re upside down.


Newman’s second law: Just when things look darkest, they go black.


If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.


I check my pulse and if I can find it, I know I’ve got a chance.


Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.


A man can only judged by his actions, and by his good intentions or his beliefs.


Make sure you live life, which means don’t do things where you court celebrity, and give something positive back to our society.


I’d like to be remembered as a guy who tried- who tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn’t complacent, who doesn’t cop out.

You will be remembered for that and much more. Thank you Paul Newman!

Interesting Paul Newman Facts:

  • His company, Newman’s Own, has donated over half a billion to charity so far.
  • He founded SeriousFun Children’s Network, which provides camping experiences to sick children.
  • He founded Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy.
  • He co-founded Safe Water Network.

What are some of your favorite Paul Newman facts or quotes?

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