Yeah but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could they didn't stop to think if they should.— Jeff Goldblum
The most joyful Jeff Goldblum quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
It's best not to stare at the sun during an eclipse.
No. I'm simply saying that life, uh, finds a way.
There is a fine line between passion and gas.
I love both puppies and kitties. I could just scrunch up their little faces!
As soon as you're interested in what is good taste, then you're in bad taste land already. What's comfortable and what represents your life, what's unique and individual about you, that's style.
It's mysterious what attracts you to a person.
I love the ocean. Boats, not so much.
Amazing tradition. They throw a great party for you on the one day they know you can't come.
I like the idea of being a student, and I play with very good musicians.
So playing with them allows me to get better. My aim is to get better, but I really love it for its own sake.
The marrying of an actor and his whimsical and theatrical vision is very enjoyable, because he wants it to be filled with something honest, truthful, human, soulful, substantial.
Sometimes I think that people's characters get forged, at least in part, from their names.
I don't go to these places where there are belly dancers and this and that.
People work harder when conditions are worse.
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
If any movie people are watching this show, please, for me, have some respect.
You wanna sell some tickets, act like you know what you're talking about.
Going back to the noir fiction of the 30s, 40s and 50s. It's very contemporary.
My friend Ed Begley goes fishing. It's a little smelly to me, I don't like it so much. I like to eat fish, but I don't like to catch them.
God help us we're in the hands of engineers.
It's not charming to go on a show and say, I dunno.
It doesn't fool anybody. There's nothing glamorous about it at all.
The universe is so big, there's so many worlds, there must be one of them or more, something that's alive.
It's nice to play a character that has a soulful, dependent, close relationship.
It must mean my character is interesting in some way.
I now, more and more, appreciate when I'm in a group of good people and get to work in good movies and projects. I'm wildly grateful and appreciative.
The movie feels to me like a real work of lovely art.
Actors don't necessarily want to be famous or rich or anything else.
It's a very bad gamble if that's what you're after.
I do a lot of talking, playing with the audience, but I don't really know what that's going to be. Somebody kind of feeds me cold. He gives me these kind of cold games that I play with the audience or quizzes that I do with them.
No pay, no Goldblum. That's it.
How can you say when you're attracted to something? It's not easy to articulate my tastes.
I'm a humble student of acting myself and part of that studentship is teaching.
I'm always interested in craft and I was interested to see how people work.
For me, it's a little like lessons at school.
Well, Well, Well, its certainly a compelling provocative exciting delicious to think about idea, smart people say the universe is so big there must be something statistically it could be likely there could be something happening on some other world.
No matter how you travel, it's still you going.
Oh yeah, oohing and ahhing, that's how it always starts, but later there's the running and screaming.
I like little collaborations where the other thing happens, where it's half-baked or it's improvised, and let's develop it together. "What do you want to wear? Do you have an idea?" All that's fun to do, and I like that, but it doesn't take anything away.
I like a pickled cucumber. A regular cucumber I'm not so interested in.
I'm always interested in the unexpected and know that things, especially in show business, but in life generally, are inevitably fleeting to one extent.
I like how time goes on set. It's almost like time on an airplane or something where people are together. It's a different, very trippy kind of time, I find, because you're together in imaginary time where you're out of time. You're called upon to be present and honor what can happen in the moment. And the whole day can go like that. The whole day can be a kind of meditation.
Anybody can die, everything is fleeting, and you've just got to make sure that you catch up on what you can catch up on.
Well, of course I would choose to be the top scientist in my field.
Don't knock rationalization. Where would we be without it? I don't know anyone who'd get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They're more important than sex. Have you ever gone a week without a rationalization?
It's an important fact of life, war.
You want to be in a movie where your part works.
That's the main thing. No matter how you beat yourself working on the thing, if it doesn't work, it doesn't work.
I travel for work, but recently, friends said I should take major trips.
I, uh, don't think I'm, y'know, so different than your average, y'know, average.
I had a brother who died early on - he was 23 when I was 19.
And, boy, I certainly didn't expect that. That was utterly shocking.
Involve yourself every day. Work hard and figure out how to love acting all day, every day. It's getting into a made-up situation and making it good and making it real and just playing, just practicing and playing. Like the musicians that I played piano with: they never expect to be rich or famous, but they, for the sheer joy of it, play every day, all day.
An actor wants to get up every day and they can't think of anything particularly more fun to do than getting into a made-up situation and living it out as if it's real.
He was a great man. And he was also me.
I think we're dealing with a realm of human experience that doesn't get all that much attention on television.