Godzilla's a monster for the '90s. He's been working out.

— Hank Azaria

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When you become deeply involved with someone, their problems become yours, and vice versa. It's family.

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I wore a thong and a bra and a wig. Those things hurt. I mean, thongs? Like, they dig in. It takes a tough man to be a woman.

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I guess I'm used to seeing actors, but rock musicians still hold a special magic for me.

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There's no experience like on-the-job training.

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[Kids] are just like annoying short people

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As an actress, you're living something through the duration of the play and its geography. I've always seen writing the same way. It's like somehow I'm moving through the terrain of the book as a performer.

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A self-help book can't really address a problem unless it's individualized.

It's not going to talk about a globalized problem.

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Being funny with a funny voice is more my comfort zone, a broader character that I try to humanize, a kind of silly or wacky persona that I try to fill in.

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A lot of times, when I record with a group, I'll stay after class for another hour or two and go, 'Let me try a bunch of things I was thinking of, as you were doing that.'

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I've been divorced and I had to get back out there be single again and do some of that in the genuinely miserable state where you really do wonder what the hell is going on. And you feel like trying to have casual conversation with someone you don't know on the surface of the moon or something.

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I ask for a lot of advice from different fathers - all kinds of dads.

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Women are, in general, less shallow visually.

If their man gains 10, 20 pounds, they don't care as much. But I've been with women over the years when my weight fluctuated, and they're definitely more interested physically when I am in really great shape.

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About Hank Azaria

Quotes 55 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

I guess for me the greatest injustice is to see people robbed of that interiority and process of association.

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I had kind of sworn off network TV a while ago.

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I've met a lot of rock stars when they come to The Simpsons, and almost every one of them I get really freaked out.

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You never know who's going to kill you until you meet them.

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Women are, in general, less shallow visually.

If their man gains 10, 20 pounds, they don't care as much.

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I've done literally 100, 150 different characters.

Some of them have only appeared for a line or three. But the point is, every sound I can make has been harvested.

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I joke that my niche in Hollywood has been naked foreigners.

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When you do well in a movie that's seen as really great, you're revitalized for six weeks.

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I did a lot of theater in college, and I knew that not many people make it, but I just figured, 'Well, I really want to try acting while I'm young, and I don't ever want to look back and say that I never gave it a try.' I fully figured I'd be back in grad school - probably for psychology.

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I tend to not watch things that are current.

And then if everybody swears it's amazing then I'll like watch the whole series in a weekend.

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I've always been a fan of plain writing. I hate metaphor-laden, heavily larded, lyrical writing.

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I've done literally 100, 150 different characters.

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I've been doing silly voices since I was a child.

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I don't really remember much about the '60s at all.

You know, 1970 is the first year I remember pretty well.

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I put a tremendous amount of pressure on myself.

I felt like I shouldn't have to audition for anything and all that. And that energy did not serve me at all.

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Even trying it as an actor, I never thought I'd actually make it.

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I bartended for a catering company for two or three years...

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Association bring you into the larger world of other people and things.

Not having that is a kind of prison, a prison of such a limited consciousness, of such a limited frame of reference and association.

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Guys will definitely settle for women who get the joke.

But a woman who can make you laugh? It's not high on a guy's must list. Perhaps it should be.

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I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up, and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things, not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor. I just really, really amused myself and my friends with memorizing entire George Carlin or Steve Martin albums.

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It's not really difficult to go from one voice into the next.

It's like asking you to sing a line of Happy Birthday and then Goodnight Irene - assuming you know the words to both those songs

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It's not really difficult to go from one voice into the next.

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I'm very happy I get to keep working - it's an insanely fortunate thing.

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I love acting, but I want to explore other things.

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In gay culture hookups are a way of escaping your class.

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It's always impressive when talented comedians are easy laughers or generous with their laughs.

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I think the reason the Golden Age of television is so golden is because a lot of folks are willing to let creators do their thing and live or die by their own muse. They certainly allow us to do that.

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I would love to do Broadway again.

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I was hedging my bets by the time I got to college.

I was interested in drama and journalism and psychology.

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Literally, I see my writing as transcription - a transcription of what I see, hear, think, live.

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That's a true actor's nightmare: "Improvise in British sign language. Go."

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When you're on a series that's been cancelled, there's a little bit of a stink on you.

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The craft Emmys are kind of the kids table at Thanksgiving.

You're not really invited to the big dance. It's still really, really exciting, and the statue still counts.

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Politics is topical - it's what's happening now, and we can either respond in the present or avoid it.

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You can't be funny for funny's sake. You try to get as outrageous situation as you can but it always has to be believable and based in real character motivations and what people would really do.

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Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business.

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In my cranky old age, I actually prefer recording alone now, on 'The Simpsons,' for example, because I find that the director can just focus on what I'm doing and I can do a lot of variations. A lot of times, when I record with a group, I'll stay after class for another hour or two.

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