Every time we sit down to eat, we make a choice. Please choose vegetarianism. Do it for animals. Do it for the environment and do it for your health.— Alec Baldwin
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Books make great gifts because you don't have to plug them in.
Never go with a hippie to a second location.
To me, the Republican Party is the real great tragedy of the last 25 years because there are lot of good and decent people and a lot of good political points [that have] come from the Republican Party in the post-war period, but it has been hijacked by these fundamentalist wackos.
I suppose if the offending paparazzi was wearing a hoodie and I shot him, it would all blow over.
There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap.
One of the truest things to commit to is your own nature.
New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.
In the theater, you act more of the time.
In the movies, you get to act maybe 20 or 30 minutes of the day. I love acting in movies. It's just different.
If we were in another country, we would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families, for what they’re doing to this country.
My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure.
I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.
Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor.
Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy.
[American family court] is a system that is corrupt on his best day.
It is like being tied to the back of a pickup truck and dragged down a gravel late at night. No one can hear your cries and complaints and it is not over until they say it's over.
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
Great acting can be almost a psychotic mix of self-consciousness and unself-consciousness. And thats the terrible conflict. You have to be free to jump off into that volcano and you have to be pathologically self-conscious.
You ask me if I have a God complex? Let me tell you something — I am God.
You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later.
Denzel Washington's career is an enormous luxury. Compare him to Wesley Snipes.
I think my exact comment was that if Bush won it would be a good time to leave the United States. I'm not necessarily going to leave the United States.
There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time.
Cheney is a terrorist. He terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens here at home indiscriminately.
Most women in leading roles are very boyish looking.
The one girl working right now who I think is a real beauty in a classic sense - the only real 12-cylinder engine - is Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Anderson Cooper has a job to do. And that job is to try to reinforce his credibility in the gay community after the fact that you couldn’t get him out of the closet for 10 years with a canister of tear gas. Now he’s the sheriff; now he’s running around writing everybody a ticket!
All those animals live a pretty dreary life, then they get chopped up and put on a griddle.
You can tell Gov. Bush to rest assured that I'm not going to leave the country because we have to get him out of office and we have to get his brother out of office in 2004. We're not resting until we get that done.
Ultraconservatism is, to me, so illogical.
Everywhere you go, conservatives want to cut, cut, cut, cut - cut money for powerless people. So, that's the biggest problem I have with them.
I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing.
Do I regret getting married? It's hard for me to say anything because ultimately we're talking about the mother of my child.
I wanted to be president of the United States.
I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.
In the film business, when you're young, you just want to work.
But when you're older, it has more to do with who's involved with the project - who you're going to get in the boat with.
When you're with someone, you want everything to be great.
And that's the pressure that you put on, and what you just can't do.
Doing these parts is not fun. It's challenging, but no fun. It's creepy. I would rather play the guy that throws the touchdown pass and gets carried off the field.
I would like to devote myself to the cause of parental alienation.
We both grew into the people we wanted each other to be.
Marriage changes things because there's a lot more at stake.
You can't get too toxic because you have to live together. No one can reach for the nuclear button too quickly.
Behind each number is a person, a victim, whose individual story is ghastly.
I don't think I really have a talent for movie acting.
I'm not bad at it, but I don't think I really have a talent for it.
If Obama was white, he’d be up by 17 points.
I am still playing 'Words With Friends,' but on Virgin Atlantic.
I collect travel alarm clocks. I was in a flea market in France once, in 1994, and I opened up this beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre folding eight-day winding clock folded into a beautiful case, and I went, 'Wow, man.' And I've been collecting travel alarm clocks since 1994.
A lot of people want to not wear a tie when they go to a restaurant.
They feel they don't have to wear a tie. I think it's kind of a statement they're making. I don't know what that statement is. I haven't quite figured that out yet.
I believe we can balance the scales if Tom Cruise would lower his quote by a mere $29 million... I assure you my salary would not make a difference. My annual salary is the budget for Altoids on one of Tom's movies.
Well, actors get very frustrated with giving control to other people.
They have their own ideas and wants for their characters. Warren Beatty once told me that he thought actors ended up directing out of frustration. If you have a strong sense of how to communicate a film, you should direct. The problem is that it is a huge commitment. I'd rather direct a play than a film due to the time. A movie can tie you up for a year or more.
When I am sitting home, and I am happy and I have my TV show and I don't need to work and I'm married now and I like to be in line by my pool with my yoga instructor wife and eating fruit and taking in the sun, then life is good.
I am so much of a mind now to be in the audience, to watch and to experience, and to feel, rather than having to get up and perform, I want my life to be less about performing.
I probably have to move out of New York. I just can’t live in New York anymore.
When I'm not working, I dress like a surfer.
I look like I'm going to come into your house and clean your pool.
I was very competitive with my brothers when I was younger.
Now we are all in completely different worlds. Im not in direct competition with my brothers for anything, ever. Stephen and I and Billy and I are better at staying in touch with each other. Danny is married, he has a new baby and he is very peripatetic, he goes to golfing tournaments and charity things. He really travels a lot.
I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.