50 Motivational John Travolta Quotes

John Travolta is an American actor, singer, and producer. Travolta is best known for his starring roles in films like ‘Grease, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Get Shorty’.

Throughout his career, he has won a Golden Globe for ‘Get Shorty’, and an Emmy award for producing ‘The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story‘.

Here’s a collection of the most motivational John Travolta quotes:


50 Motivational John Travolta Quotes

1. “Even if the script’s well written there’s something about the life of an improvisation that resonates better than a written word, sometimes.” – John Travolta

2. “I called my son Jett and I wanted to call my daughter Qantas but my wife wouldn’t let me.” – John Travolta

3. “I have fame on the level of a Marilyn Monroe or an Elvis Presley, but part of the reason I didn’t go the way they did was because of my beliefs. People make judgments about Scientology, but often they don’t know what they’re talking about.” – John Travolta

4. “I think aerobatic flying is athletic. I don’t do aerobatic flying, but I would put that in a category of a sport. I would put regular flying in the category of an art or machine-type thing.” – John Travolta

5. “I wouldn’t trade my career with anybody. I’d trade a few movies with Tom Hanks – ‘Apollo 13 and ‘Forrest Gump’ – but other than that, I love my career.” – John Travolta

6. “I’ve always slightly regretted not taking up Chicago.” – John Travolta

7. “It’s easier to be responsible for the decisions that you’ve made yourself than for the ones that other people have made for you.” – John Travolta


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8. “My road trips have been to Vegas, but you know, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” – John Travolta


9. “The first thing I ever rode when I was a kid was a motorcycle, so I knew how to drive a motorcycle before a car.” – John Travolta

10. “You gotta learn to laugh, it’s the way to true love.” – John Travolta

11. “Dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.” – John Travolta

12. “I believe in love and marriage, but not necessarily with the same person.” – John Travolta

13. “I have 12 paintings of Kaufman art. He is an amazing artist.” – John Travolta

14. “I rode many bikes and motorcycles. My brother was in an accident when he was a kid and my mom forbade us to use motorcycles.” – John Travolta

15. “I will direct one day, but I have a feeling that it will be very limited.” – John Travolta

16. “I’m willing to look my own nightmare on film, but if it endangers my life, then I’m willing to put my life before movies.” – John Travolta

17. “It is about getting a sense of integrity about issues. That was was my enlightenment over it and knowing that I had a safe place to go to handle anything in life.” – John Travolta


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18. “My frank response to all sex questions is that there is too much significance put on them to begin with. Sex is part of human nature, and I don’t know why such a big deal is made out of it.” – John Travolta


19. “Sports, entertainment, and aviation are three of the most exciting professions in the world; you are dealing with the same magnitude.” – John Travolta

20. “You feel alive to the degree that you feel you can help others.” – John Travolta

21. “Christopher Walken was probably the most experienced dancing partner I’ve had in movies because he has the same background as I do. He’s from theatre, Broadway and off-Broadway, and we both shared that.” – John Travolta

22. “I am not at all computer literate in real life. I haven’t yet found a reason to be. Once I find a reason why I need to be on the Internet, then I will be.” – John Travolta

23. “I had a bike the first time I moved to L.A. I had a Honda and I got around on that. But I’d never ridden Harleys.” – John Travolta

24. “I probably have some sort of chocolate five times a week. There’s definitely a change it does to the chemistry of the body. It’s my favorite feeling. I live for it.” – John Travolta

25. “I try to balance independent films with commercial films, and I’ve done a pretty good job of it over the years.” – John Travolta

26. “I’m too busy looking for the next role to do. I think about how to continue, to survive in the same vein. I like my career and my life as it is.” – John Travolta

27. “If you’re going to play a woman, you might as well play a woman that you liked, and someone sexy.” – John Travolta


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28. “Misdirection. What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.” – John Travolta


29. “One of the things about the whole Harley motorcycle culture is that it’s a little bit renegade.” – John Travolta

30. “When I was a very little boy, I lived underneath the air pattern of LaGuardia airport in New York and I watched the planes fly to their destinations. I was in love with the design of these airplanes.” – John Travolta

31. “America isn’t as lucky as you guys (Europeans), who for the most part have this quality of food that keeps you slim. We’re over-eaters in the United States by nature, with fast food and all this kind of thing.” – John Travolta

32. “Hollywood is controlled by homosexual Jewish men who expect favors in return for sexual activity.” – John Travolta

33. “I don’t want to create controversy; I just have an opinion on things, and there is nothing wrong with stating your opinion if you are asked. Everyone wants that right, and because you are famous doesn’t mean you have less of a right.” – John Travolta

34. “I like talking about sex. Especially when I’m horny, but even when I’m not.” – John Travolta

35. “I think what you have to do is have a box office success in every genre and then you’re set for life. And fortunately, I happened to do that, so I get a myriad of offers of various sorts.” – John Travolta

36. “I’m not big on sequels; I’ve done them, but I like doing little things that have their own timelessness to them, classic type things, and then you go onto something new.” – John Travolta

37. “I’ve ridden a bike since I was 18. It was the first transportation when I came to Hollywood because it was inexpensive and easy for me.” – John Travolta


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38. “Life is overwhelming. Life is not easy. Life is tough. And you need something that really works and helps you actually, not promise to help you, then fail.” – John Travolta


39. “Never say anything unless you have to.” – John Travolta

40. “Well, I enjoy my life. You know, I think life is an art, and that one has to live it as an art. That’s your choice.” – John Travolta

41. “After nine or 10 years of being interviewed, you start wanting to team up with the reporter and get the job done.” – John Travolta

42. “Every day my mother had tea. My dad has his ritual cigar. They had their evening cocktail. Those rituals were done nicely, with flair and feeling.” – John Travolta

43. “I don’t believe in regrets; I believe your future is in your tomorrows.” – John Travolta

44. “I have to believe there’s some other life force out there. I don’t know in what form. But we can’t have all these galaxies and universes without something going on.” – John Travolta

45. “I think my friend Tom Hanks knows me. He understands me very well. He’s always had a sort of parental feeling toward me. He knows I’m a big mushball, which is just part of my personality.” – John Travolta

46. “I’m definitely working class, and I still believe in those values. I know that losing everything would not be an unfamiliar feeling. Meaning, if you don’t have it anymore, you didn’t have it to begin with.” – John Travolta

47. “I’ve never had that concern of thinking of myself as stupid.” – John Travolta


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48. “It’s the interviewee’s job to know that his privacy is going to be invaded on some level. Otherwise, you are better off not doing the interview.” – John Travolta


49. “My son was autistic, and he suffered from seizure disorder every 5 to 10 days. He would suffer a seizure that would last 45 seconds to a minute and sleep for 12 hours.” – John Travolta

50. “There are two areas where you can’t stop people misbehaving: eating and sex.” – John Travolta



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