Work hard, don't quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful, also to never whine ever, never complain, and, always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.

— Michael Keaton

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Anesthesia is quite remarkable. Its lost time. And you wake up kind of refreshed.


There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone. Then it really speeds up exponentially. With that, I think you start to put a lot of things into context; you start to see how huge the world is, and really, the universe.


Well, I think I'm not a non-believer, and I'm not a believer.

But, on the other hand, I couldn't give you a good enough reason why EVP doesn't exist. I don't know enough about it, so how could I say it's not true. Plus, a person's reality is a person's reality so that's your belief system. It's all perception anyway, isn't it.


I'm a really sensitive person. I cry if I miss a cab. I've always worn my emotions on my sleeve. I think it makes life so much better when you can talk about anything.


Dying is a really hard way to learn about life.


Small movie, small role, giant movie, giant role.

Work is work. You've got to tell the truth and show up.


To this day, I have the most fond memories of some of my old toys.


Magna carta. Master charga.


Ahhh... It's good to be young and insane.


I never knew anyone who was cloned, but I played one in Multiplicity.


Is this a great country, or what?


I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in that ballgame mindset of being really, really respectful, but at same time saying to yourself, "Don't back down a single inch, hang with these guys if you can." If they throw it high and tight you have to stand in there, you can't take yourself out of that moment.


About Michael Keaton

Quotes 25 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Birthday October 16

High energy creates more energy, more energy, more energy.

It kicks off synapses, I guess. It opens up your brain and you think of one thing after another thing, after another. You can really open yourself up comedically, which is fun.


It's great to be young and insane.


Unless you're flat out dead, you have to think of some other questions like: what's on the other side? It brings up issues of God, or no God. How does he play into this? Or he, or she, or it? How does it all play into this?


I'll always stand by the first [Batman].

Even for its imperfections, people will never know how hard that movie was to do. A lot of that still holds up.


I'm willing to be representative. I'm just an actor. I'm just playing a role, so even if it is a person I do not like, I would do that.


Filmmaking is the ultimate team sport.


The thing about me not doing superhero movies, that's not true at all.

Movies are movies. You just go.


Yeah, I had to change my name because there were two other actors registered at Equity with that name.


I performed stand-up because I didn't have to ask anyone's permission.

My set was never joke-centric. It was a performance.


I'm gonna do four or five of these movies, and it's going to become my career.

I'll have to keep expanding the bat suit, because I get fatter every year. I'll be bankrupt. I'll be out opening shopping malls, going from appearance to appearance in a cheesy van. On playing Batman


You tell me another gang that's got a dental plan.


It's odd, how those things happen to actors.

A thing where you think, "I have no idea how to do this," something will happen in your life comes up and you just get it. I don't know how you get it, but actors are pretty extraordinary, in that regard. I think it's fear that happens.

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