Quotes from Christopher Atkins
"All of a sudden your whole life becomes a public issue. Money, wealth, people, prestige - all of that suddenly comes into play."
"As much as I didn't want to change, lifestyles do change."
"As time went on, I wound up on the other side of the island, at the nude beach, where I had no trouble getting an all-over tan."
"Brooke might tell a different story, but I've always loved the water."
"Brooke was special in the sense that we grew up together on that island."
"But when I take the time to look at myself and see what I've accomplished... like I've got two incredible kids and a wife."
"Everybody wants to be like everybody else."
"Hollywood wants press, any kind of press."
"I always wondered if I was supposed to be excellent at something or not. I think, because of that, I have a lot of insecurities about myself."
"I became a very angry person and it was all due to alcoholism."
"I figured that, if you do a vampire movie in Hollywood, you've made it."
"I had A LOT of coaching for the movie and no, I have never sung professionally before."
"I kick myself a little bit because I'm always worried. I'm trying to put my insecurities away in the sense of just letting things take their course."
"I sat backstage and had a beer with Richard Chamberlain, Paul Newman, and Princess Grace."
"I think the United States is way behind the times."
"I thought that would be kind of cool, to make a bad guy look sympathetic."
"I truly, truly believe that I was going in that direction and all of a sudden fate took me and put me here. It's like something else has other plans for me."
"I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing."
"I'm a very big believer in fate."
"I'm really a romantic at heart."
"I've been a scuba diver since I was 16 and I think that was one of the reasons they chose me."
"It's hard for me to see that it's mostly women doing nude scenes, because I'm always the one doing it in the films."
"It's only in the United States that they make a big deal about nudity."
"Larry Hagman was a huge star, and he was carrying my stuff for me."
"Let me tell you something: if you're on an island for three and a half months and you're four and a half hours by boat from the nearest store, and there's nobody but 30 crew members on the island, I guarantee that you'd be running around without your clot"
"Nastassia Kinski and I are friends."
"Now I'm growing and I can see my faults. I can look at myself objectively and say I can't blame anyone else; it was my own damn fault."
"One of my favorite stories is my first kissing scene with Linda Gray."
"Probably a lot wiser and a lot more grown up, though I've realized that I never want to lose the kid inside of me."
"The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it, so he planted pine trees all over the place!"
"There are times when directors just don't know what they're doing."
"They built these little tanning booths for Brooke and I to do nothing but lay down and tan all over."
"Usually I get recognized for The Blue Lagoon or Dallas."
"We also shot at a location that was an Aboriginal sacred ground for the shots coming up the cliff."
"Well, sometimes when you say you want to be like everybody else, you're really saying that you're not."
"Who cares who comes out of the closet or not, so long as you're happy?"
"You know, I never expected to enter the movie business."
Total Quotes: 37
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