God help me if I ever do another movie with an explosion in it. If you see me in a movie where stuff is exploding you'll know I've lost all my money.— Ben Affleck
The most sublime Ben Affleck quotes that will activate your inner potential
They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby!
There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy.
You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom.
I want to thank my wife who I don't normally usually associate with Iran.
I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It's good. It is work, but it's the best kind of work, and there's no one I'd rather work with!
No matter how much you change, you still got to pay the price for the things you’ve done.
All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared.
It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, because that's going to happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up.
I'm always described as 'cocksure' or 'with a swagger,' and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside. I feel plagued by insecurity.
If I ever woke up with a dead hooker in my hotel room, Matt would be the first person I'd call.
There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.
Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life.
I'm much more interested in what an actor has to say about something substantial and important than who they're dating or what clothes they're wearing or some other asinine, insignificant aspect of their life.
You wasted $150,000 on an education you could have got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library.
The value of work, and of always learning something new, and what it takes to achieve excellence. I really believe in those things that you have to dedicate yourself and spend time, that excellence is elusive. It's a little maddening, to try to have that level of discipline in your life, and I don't succeed all the time. But I do try.
Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States.
You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President.
My mother went to Radcliffe, and rather than just trying to get rich, she wanted to be a teacher and taught for over 30 years in the public schools. She's definitely got some war stories.
Marriage hasn't been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out!
Matt and I have set a date. Matt and I will tie the knot New Years Day in the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts. Reserve your hotel rooms now. I will be having a gay marriage.
When you are in your 20s and you're not married with kids, you're having fun.
But when you're in your 30s and you're not married and don't have kids, you begin to develop a Peter Pan complex. As you grow older, you have more responsibilities and you have to step up to them.
You don't know what the pattern of flour and chicken is going to be, but you know you're going to get some good fried chicken.
I hate the whole reluctant sex-symbol thing.
It's such bull. You see these dudes greased up, in their underwear, talking about how they don't want to be a sex symbol.
Rumors about me? Calista Flockhart, Pam Anderson, and Matt Damon. That's who I'm dating.
I have a promptness problem. I am a promptness-free zone.
Memories, all those little experiences make up the fabric of our lives and on balance, I wouldn't want to erase any of them, tempting though it may be.
Also, getting the chance to play a supporting part meant that I didn't have to do as much as the protagonist, such as running around telling the story. [As the protagonist] you push the story whereas, paradoxically, as a character part, you have a chance to explore some of the nuance and some of the more complicated aspects of a character.
Nobody I represent is pretending to be the pope or a role model for young people. People have to live their lives. They have the right to smoke if they want.
Anybody tells you that money is the root of all evil doesn't have any.
A sale is made on every call you make.
Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can't. Either way a sale is made, the only question is: Who is gonna close?
I just feel like sometimes I'm a force to be dealt with.
My talents are sometimes overused and also sometimes underused. It's not easy being me.
No actor forgets the times he couldn't get a job.
I think everyone doing this operates from that fear. You don't want that momentum to stop when you get it
I'm sure I can make a movie that doesn't feel like a seventies movie! But the truth is, that's my favorite era in American filmmaking. To me, those were the great years.
I kinda see my current position like this: Here's your five minutes in the toy store, so you gotta do all the good movies you can before 'Chuck Woolery' rings the bell.
There's a lot of noise in the world, and the internet magnifies that energy.
If you think Hollywood is depressing and corrupt, politics is really depressing and corrupt -- and fueled even more than Hollywood by money -- if that's possible.
I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands.
It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship.
My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel.
I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating.
Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs.
I don't presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are.
I remember back when I was a kid there was a comic strip called Plastic Man.
His body was elastic and he could make his extremities as long as he wanted. As a youngster I didn't fully appreciate. But I'm now thinking Plastic Man was probably pretty popular with the ladies.
Just because a lot of people know something nominal doesn't make it important.
A lot of people know what a pencil sharpener is, but that doesn't make it the most important invention of the 20th century.
There are two things for a marriage to be good.
One is to work hard on it. The other one is to marry above you. And I succeeded at both of those.
I think we all like to see ourselves as good dads, but there's also that fear, 'Oh, I don't want to be like my father,' or, 'I hope my kid doesn't turn out like me.' You know, I have those feelings too. So the key is optimism.
I really feel that's part of why audiences go to movies now is to take you to a world you have no access to, whether it's the world of Avengers or Middle-earth or bars in Boston you would be afraid to go into. You see characters there - they aren't hobbits but they're close.
I'm not known for having great relationships with ex-girlfriends, but I've been able to continue one with (Gwyneth Paltrow) that's really valuable.
I don't spend too much time just kicking back.
My professional success is really important to me, and my career is really important to me. It's the most important thing to me outside of my family. I take it very seriously and work really, really hard at it. Family comes first, but this is something that's really important to me too.
I think I'd rather tell the truth and say what I believe in and make people unhappy than sort of pretend to think something else to accommodate them and try to be liked. That's just the way it goes and I don't think I'm any great champion of anything, but if they're going to put me on a show, I'm going to say what I think.
The thing about online gambling is that it's never away, it's always accessible.
And so, if you have an issue with gambling, it's designed to take advantage of that.
I never really thought of myself as a beefcake kind of guy.
I learned that as a director, you're around all these talented people, so you have this window that all these really good ideas can come in to help your movie, so you're crazy to close them. You need to be inspiring people, engaging people. There are lots of people who are really good at their jobs but might not know or feel like they want to come up to people and get them to participate and want to do their best.
When I look up at the screen and see myself I always have to laugh.
Not because I think I'm doing a horrible job, quite the contrary, I just feel it's so surreal to feel like one person can entertain so many at one time.