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The 10 Best Movie Quotes by Charlton Heston

charlton hestonCharlton Heston has unfortunately become best known for his pro-NRA stance.  This obscures much of his great work in films.  He has played many of history’s best characters, including Michelangelo, Ben-Hur, Moses, John the Baptist, Marc Antony, and Henry the Eighth.  In honor of Mr. Heston, here are the 10 best quotes from his acting career.


“A true man is not afraid to show himself, his inner self.  He relies on who he is rather than what he is.”
Gideon (1999) – Addison Sinclair
 

“One way or another, if you’re persistent, fortune always smiles on you.”
Alaska (1996) – Colin Perry
 

“I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man - has to be.”
Planet of the Apes (1968) – George Taylor
 

“There is a beauty beyond the senses, Nefretiri - beauty like the quiet of green valleys and still waters, beauty of the spirit that you cannot understand.”
The Ten Commandments (1956) – Moses
 

“All border towns bring out the worst in a country.”
Touch of Evil (1958) – Mike Vargas 

“It's a good way to stay alive while you're at peace.”
Arrowhead (1953) – Ed Bannon

“Love cannot drown truth.”
The Ten Commandments (1956) – Moses
 

“Oh, there were women. Lots of women, lots of love-making, but no love. You see, that was the kind of world we'd made. So I left, because there was no one to hold me there.”
Planet of the Apes (1968) – George Taylor
 

“A policeman's job is only easy in a police state.”
Touch of Evil (1958) – Mike Vargas 


I have always thought that one should move through life accumulating silent victories. I believe that you are such a man, Gideon. One who walks the quiet road.”
Gideon (1999) – Addison Sinclair

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