Im in love with red. I think its such a passionate color. Every flag of every country pretty much has red it it. Its power, theres no fence sitting with red. Either you love it or you dont. I think its blood and strength and life. I do love red. I love all colors. Great shades of blue, you find them in nature. Theyre all magic.

— Bryan Batt

The most terrific Bryan Batt quotes you will be delighted to read

Labels don't really impress, it's the uniqueness and risk in decor that inspire.

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Some actors have to make a choice. If they have the opportunity to become these huge megastars, making millions and millions of dollars and have to live a lie, that's a choice they have to make. Not that I would ever be a big star, but I just had to live my life the way I saw fit.

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My mantra is, 'Don't be afraid of color.

' What did it do to you? Do a color testing in alternate kinds of light you desire in the room because the pigment will change. And I refuse to believe that pale pale or white colors in a small room will buy you more square footage. Go with color all the way.

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We have a costume closet at home. My family will put on a costume for any excuse.

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As a rule, I try to avoid the French Quarter because of the crowds, especially Bourbon Street. But hey, some people love it. A great, wild, adult thing to see is the costume competition in front of the bar Oz on Bourbon early morning on Fat Tuesday.

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Put every light you have on a dimmer.

Because after a certain age, we can play with the lighting and set it on how you look best on it. Its cheaper than plastic surgery.

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I did grow up in New Orleans. I grew up right on the lake, right across the levee.

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I tend to wake up in the middle of the night with ideas crying to be documented.

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I didn't have any role models. I really thought I was doomed to this loveless, lonely life. I didn't know any gay people until I began doing theater.

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In the dining room, next to my collection of colorful papier-mache Mardi Gras float art, hang draperies made of the New Orleans toile fabric that I designed pre-Katrina for Hazelnut.

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There are many Broadway songs that apply to moments on 'Mad Men,' and I sing them on set all the time.

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When I did 'Ugly Betty' it was very similar to working on 'Mad Men' - great group of people in their own little world. But I don't really see a lot of difference. Of course, on the cable shows, you can tackle subjects and be more specific, because networks have to appeal to the masses, but that's constantly changing and evolving.

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About Bryan Batt

Quotes 24 sayings
Profession Actor
Birthday March 1, 1963

You know, I think I was always intrigued by theater since I was a small child.

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I live a bi-coastal and sometimes tri-coastal life.

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It's funny... musical theater is what paid my rent and kept me going for the longest time.

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People are easily intimidated when they decorate their home.

They think it has to be one way. But there's no one way. It's your way, your style. At the end of the day, you have to live there. It's your cocoon, your nest. You have to be happy in it.

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Gay actors have been playing straight since Euripides.

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When Ive ridden in parades, I always throw to the kids, the elderly and anyone who is smiling and having a great time. I try to make eye contact with the person. If you catch a ton and a kid nearby hasnt caught much, share.

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Until everyone is free, the experiment of America is not succeeding. We all want opportunity.

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Be fun! I don't like homes or rooms that don't have a sense of humor or have some sense of whimsy or a personality. Your home should reflect who you are, and what you love. I would never have something in my home because it's the thing to have. I have to love it and it needs some connection to me.

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I am a collector of many things, but I particularly love the sterling silver mint julep cups, each engraved with the titles of the Broadway shows in which I appeared.

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Did Anthony Hopkins really have to be a serial killer to be in 'Silence of the Lambs?,' I don't think so, no. It's called acting, people.

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I do find, coming form the stage and all that, I've always been conscious of my posture and my body, but also the style aspect, I do find myself throwing on a blazer and a nice pair of loafers more often. Daddy always likes a new pair of Guccis.

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