Burt Reynolds – Heat – Get Well Soon!

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Heat-Burt ReynoldsBurt Reynolds was admitted to the hospital for being dehydrated along with a bad case of the flu.  He’s expected to make a full recovery, and Tough Guy Wisdom hopes it is real soon.  As a get well soon message, here’s a classic Tough Guy line from one of Burt’s films:

Well, I’ve been knocked down, blown up, lied to, shit on, shot at.  I’m not a virgin except in my heart.  Nothing much surprises me anymore except what people do to each other.  I’m a licensed pilot.  I’ve lectured on economics at Yale.  And I can memorize the front page of The New York Times in five minutes and repeat it back to you in five weeks.  I was national Golden Gloves champion three years in a row, and I’m fluent in four languages, and … don’t interrupt me, I’m not through … Yeah, I lie a lot.”

Burt Reynolds as Nick ‘Mex’ Escalante – Heat (1986)


Escalante tells Cyrus Kinnick (Peter MacNicol) his qualifications when Kinnick interviews him regarding a bodyguard job while Kinnick gambles.

From Tough Guy Wisdom.