James Dean Quotes (46 quotes)
“There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning.”
Second part of the quotation is supposedly from a letter he wrote to Reverend DeWeerd, accordingly to the book "James Dean: The Mutant King: A Biography" by David Dalton, Chicago Review Press, 2001, p. 81 - ISBN: 9781883052775
As quoted in: James Dean in Mendocino: The Filming of East of Eden, edited by Bruce Levene, Pacific Transcriptions, 1994, p. 70
“Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated.”
The unabridged James Dean: his life and legacy from A to Z (McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, 1991) by Randall Riese, p. 411
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Dean
Born: February 8, 1931
Died: September 30, 1955 (aged 24)
Bio: James Byron Dean was an American film actor. He is a cultural icon, best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were as loner Cal Trask in East of Eden, and as the surly ranch hand, Jett Rink, in Giant.