I don’t think I ever expected anything like an Oscar ever, to tell you the truth. That is not my motivation when I do these roles. I really am motivated by being able to work with great people and create a body of work that I can look back and be proud of.
Hedda Hopper: You’ve got a long and beautiful life ahead of you.
James Dean: I hope the second adjective is the more abundant.
Hollywood, March 1955
i think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy
because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless
and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that