I feel like I'm worried about my later years in life because I feel like I'm using up so much good karma right now. There's going to be some sort of karmic backlash somewhere down the road.— Ed Helms
The most simplistic Ed Helms quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
April is tax month. If you are having trouble filing your taxes, then you should hire an accountant. They'll give you the same advice that they've given hundreds of corporations - taxes are for douche bags.
So long as your desire to explore is greater than your desire to not screw up, you're on the right track.
Don't be afraid of fear. Because it sharpens you, it challenges you, it makes you stronger; and when you run away from fear, you also run away from the opportunity to be your best possible self.
This may come as a surprise, given the nature of my job, but I am very guarded and contemplative. I'm not a naturally boisterous person.
I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days before you actually left them.
I've been to Indonesia, but I've never been to Thailand.
I hear the people are lovely, the food is delicious, and that the heat and humidity are lethal.
I mean they [ Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis] are both just really good guys and also they're both extremely funny in very unique ways. We made each other laugh an awful lot, and that goes a long way. And we also went through some hard times. I mean it was hard to make this movie [The Hangover].
First there was the New Hampshire primary, and we had nearly a year leading up to it. And now, look! Three primaries in one weekend! How many of these things are they going to have?
You are literally too stupid to insult.
When you're in New York City or Los Angeles, even if you're not dealing with show business, there's still this sense that it's the center of the universe. And I think that's a really dangerous, limiting mindset.
It's incredibly fun to play someone that you don't like.
It exorcises your own demons in a way. It's cathartic. We all have things that we don't like about ourselves, little things. And I get to amplify those things and put them out there. It's fun and it has a cleansing effect.
Who among us wouldn't rush out and buy a Pepsi if we thought it would make the Osborne's disappear?
Improvisation is about finding the best joke or the silliest way to get something across. Improvising conflict is always fun because you can just go for it.
It's a fascinating culture [the South in the Civil War period] and so rife with comedic possibilities. And not in a way that...I have no intention of making fun of re-enactors. I think it's more just a celebration of their passion and enthusiasm, which is so infectious and maybe at times a little misguided.
I think that music at inappropriate times with inappropriate volumes can be the funniest thing ever.
There is something beautiful in the mundane if you take enough microscope to it and focus in on something that seems innocuous to begin with.
As a hobbyist, there's something about miniature anything that captures my imagination.
The biggest thing that comes out of improv that gets built on is just character traits. You know, for me the singing was born out of improv.
I'm pretty sure no one's reading action scripts saying, 'This has got to be Ed Helms.'
I lived in New York for 10 years, I loved it, I never second-guessed it.
There were definitely times when I thought, "I will never leave this place." And I kind of got into that center-of-the-universe mindset.
We played around and improvised a ton [in The Hangover], and I think it's hard to say at this point what's what. Gosh, I wouldn't even know how to take a stab at it. The script was so good that we really didn't need to improvise very much, but I think we just found a lot of moments on the set. It's really cool when you get onto the set of a movie and you start shooting the scenes and you start to actually incorporate the environment.
That's actually a rare thing to be on a set full of people that you admire and make you laugh all the time.
Chickens are a symbol of chaos. Wherever you stick a chicken, unless it's a chicken farm, it's just chaos.
I happen to think singing is hilarious, especially when it pops out at the wrong time.
I didn't mention the tooth thing to anyone until it became clear that.
..we started to discuss just taking it out of the movie [The Hangover] because we couldn't find anything that worked and they couldn't afford to do a full like digital effect. So that's when I called my dentist and it worked out.
Sometimes you just create a joke out of thin air in the editing room.
I'm really glad I've had that experience. It gives me a little more confidence in front of the camera.
I told personal stories the way [Bill] Cosby would spin a yarn for ten minutes.
I think in hindsight it works better as a long story than as a condensed monologue.
I had envisioned doing comedy since childhood. For sure.
It's kind of hard to win most elections on anti-family, immorality, and Satan-worship.
I'm the worst in The Office. It's a problem. They've had to shut down the set for like 30 minutes because of me.
It has been said that a rolling stone gathers no moss.
I would add that sometimes a rolling stone also gathers no verifiable facts or even the tiniest morsels of journalistic integrity.
I love travel. I love to go spend time in new places. And even though I got horribly sick in Thailand, and it was the sickest I may have ever been in my life, I still loved the trip.
A lot of kind of like the way that Andy [Bernard] talks, you know, the writers pick up on those things - little moments that I inject and then they start to write it in later. It's hard to say if a whole storyline is spun out of an improv. I feel like it has happened on The Office, I just can't think of it.
There are currently more political parties in Iraq than unbombed buildings to hold them.
They [Mike Tyson and Todd Phillips] actually struck up a really pretty incredible chemistry, those two, and I think they really trusted each other.
One of the biggest breaks we had actually, one of the biggest, the hardest I laughed on the movie [The Hangover] was the baby was just doing ridiculous things and making hilarious faces. But I'm sitting there and I'm supposed to be having this exchange with Zach [ Galifianakis] and the baby is like staring at me with these huge eyes and acting, and just making the most cerebral faces, and I could not keep it together.
I mean the fun part about when Andy Bernard sings on The Office is he usually embellishes the songs in fun, stupid ways. That's just something that I do in life, like in the shower or whatever. So a lot of that stuff is pretty spontaneous.
Going into editing when I got to New York was part of that.
I guess I just kind of wanted to know as much as possible. But I have a real love of the whole process, from start to finish. So right now, I fit into the acting part of the process, but I wouldn't rule anything out. I'm enamored with how the whole thing works.
To be totally candid, it was really born out of a panic attack the summer between my sophomore and junior years, when I realized I wasn't going to graduate in four years unless I somehow managed to glue together all the courses I'd taken. That said, I'm really glad I did it, 'cause it was really fun, and I was able to just take whatever the hell I wanted.
I think the culture of Civil War re-enacting is also incredibly fascinating.
[I read news] because no one's going to tell me what they really think of something.
I'm sure I cause just as much consternation for editors as any other actor, it definitely makes me feel more comfortable understanding how and why all the different camera setups exist.
I cannot stress this enough - if you try to install an HDTV in a non-HDTV compatible house, you may tear the space-time continuum.
Shouldn't EVERY week be Infection Control Week?
February is a month of months, and there is one special day: Valentine's Day on the 14th. I know it's still a ways off, but I just can't wait. Janice, if you're watching, will you make me the happiest man in the world and get out of my apartment?
I found myself often asking the question, "Who deserves to be made fun of?" Depending on your mood, the answer can be no one or everyone. It took me a while to understand the math of how those field pieces came together. I don't think that ridicule is ever funny, but there are times when that gets the biggest response.
I loved the show Lost, in part because the writers were so nimble in how they would take things from previous episodes, that probably weren't created with any intent towards a larger narrative, and they would get woven into narratives in a really elegant and exciting way.
Todd [Phillips] doesn't care. That's part of his genius as a director, he will say anything to anybody.
You see a lot of sides of people on a movie set because it can be really taxing and to kind of go through all that together - you really get to know someone.