Sending a handwritten letter is becoming such an anomaly. It's disappearing. My mom is the only one who still writes me letters. And there's something visceral about opening a letter - I see her on the page. I see her in her handwriting.— Steve Carell
The most sentimental Steve Carell quotes to get the best of your day
When you do an animated movie - at least the ones that I've been a part of - you never see any of the other actors. It's all done separately with headphones in a voice booth.
Everyone said to Vincent van Gogh, "You can't be a great painter, you only have one ear." And you know what he said? "I can't hear you".
Is it true that if you don’t USE it you LOSE it?
Whenever I hear someone describe something as a 'kids movie' or a 'family movie,' it immediately has a negative connotation in my mind because I think, 'Well, as an adult, I wouldn't go see it by myself, because it's purely for children and it holds nothing for me and it's simplistic and it's kind of easy.'
This year, more people will use cocaine than will read a book to their children.
I am both a night owl and an early bird. So I am wise and I have worms.
I'm not superstitious, but I'm a little stitious.
Fool me once, strike one. But fool me twice ... strike three.
I ate fiberglass insulation. It wasn’t cotton candy like the guy said… my tummy itches.
An office is a place to... live life to the fullest. To the max. To... an office is a place where dreams come true.
Reverse psychology is an awesome tool, I don't know if you guys know about it, but basically you can make someone think the opposite of what you believe, and that tricks them into doing something stupid. Works like a charm.
Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not.
I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it's not like a compulsive need to be liked. Like my need to be praised.
Whenever I'm offered something, I always read the script and meet the director.
I still appreciate just being considered.
Divorce is fairly common these days, and I think many times people disregard the emotional impact that divorce has on a couple and a family, because it happens so frequently.
You're doing your kids a disservice if they do get everything they want because that's not the way life's going to go, and I think kids have to have some reality.
Do I want to be feared or loved? That's a good question.
I want both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.
It's not a master plan to do every remake and every recreation of icons.
It's just what I've been hired to do.
Yes. It is true. I, Michael Scott, am signing up with an online dating service. Thousands of people have done it, and I am going to do it. I need a username, and I have a great one. 'Little Kid Lover.' That way people will know exactly where my priorities are at.
In my wildest dreams i never thought- well, I never thought I'd work
Everyone always wants new things. Everybody likes new inventions, new technology. People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me the choice is easy.
I can get lazy. I don't think I'm a very driven person. When I have work, I work very hard. But when I don't work, I really don't do anything. I could easily just fade away.
Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you are getting the best possible information.
When someone is good, but it doesn't seem like their world will collapse if they don't get the part, it's more appealing. It's like dating someone: You don't want someone who's too into you.
Do not to be as shy around girls, because they're probably just as shy and just as scared as you are.
People generally have sex fairly young, and probably younger than they should be having it.
Reading a book, watching a movie, going to a play, it's transporting, and very, very exciting. And to be a part of that, creating things with your imagination, whoa.
I wasn't a class clown, I never developed this comedic flair as a kid.
Even when I decided to become an actor, it was just to be an actor, not necessarily a comedic actor. I wasn't that guy who struck out with women so he became really funny, and that's when the women started to like him.
I don't want to be pretentious about, "yes, I need to move in to the more dramatic roles and express myself and prove to everyone that I'm capable of doing it," it really isn't that, I think that's a bad reason to choose roles. It's more like, who would I be working with and would they be fun to do and entertaining to watch, is it an interesting story or character.
There's plenty of room for all sorts of movies and all sorts of comedies, so I never saw that as a competitive thing. I think there's room in the marketplace for everything.
Six-year-olds are very wrapped up in their own lives, and that's the way it should be.
Taste in comedy, like fashion, changes all the time.
People say, 'What's the secret to a marriage?' There's no secret - I think you get lucky.
Whenever you see people talking about how real they are or how normal they are, it seems odd to have that self awareness that you could potentially not be normal.
I am always the type of person who is waiting for the other shoe to drop and for it to peter out and end. And if it does that's fine.
I've thought a lot about success, because it's very strange to me that I've been successful.
The only time I set the bar low is for limbo.
The ability to compromise and having the ability to laugh at ourselves is huge and works well for me.
I think there's a little bit of idiot in everybody and I think some people cover it better than others but I think I am very much a guy who wears his heart on his sleeve.
Your brain, like your tongue, is a muscle.
Practicing thinking by yourself really helps develop your brain, which you need throughout your day. I like to practice my thinking in a darkened room, alone.
I am a patriot and I want to see this country [the USA] soar again.
It's harder when people are playing along, because it's just not as funny.
They're trying to be funny, and it sort of cancels out the whole joke.
It's nice to find people who live on the fringe, finding one another and she's just unrelentingly funny.
Relationships shouldn't be disposable.
If there's something worth saving - not always the case, some relationships are irreconcilable - but if there is something that you determine is worth saving, then try to do that.
Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order.
You're so in love with your children that you'd do anything for them;
that's not necessarily the best thing.
I don't want to, I don't plan my career based on what I want people to believe I'm capable of doing. So I just take things that I think might be good or might be fun to do or might ultimately entertain.
I don't know how other people perceive the lives of actors, but my life is fairly ordinary. I go to work, I come home, I put my kids to bed. If I'm home in time for dinner, I have dinner, and then it's bedtime.
Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.
As soon as you start to talk about your own mannerisms, you are screwed.
Because if you are aware of your own mannerisms, or beyond that even what makes any one thing funny to people, I really ascribe to that that if you start deconstructing it too much, it is immediately not funny.