I started working around eigth grade. I remember doing a Doritos commercial where there were four days in a row of eating them, and I will tell you, I have not eaten many Doritos since.— Tobey Maguire
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The most attention I get is in a book store or video shop when I go to the foreign film section. Sometimes that can be fun, but usually those women want to talk about philosophy or something very dense. It's not like they're tearing off my shirt, you know.
All the people throughout my life who were naysayers pissed me off.
But they've all given me a fervor; an angry ambition that cannot be stopped - and I look forward to finding a therapist and working on that.
I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive.
That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life.
If I'm in a social situation sometimes I'll hang back and observe people but I feel very much a part of things most of the time and feel very comfortable socializing and have for most of my life.
I have no illusions at all about being a sex symbol.
None of my former girlfriends ever thought of me that way, and I don't have any packs of women chasing me down the street like a Brad Pitt or someone like that.
It's never really been that hard for me.
I've never had any desire to eat meat. In fact, when I was a kid I would have a really difficult time eating meat at all.
I am a blank slate - therefore I can create anything I want.
I'll go do films for three or four months and then I can't wait to go home to LA. And I complain about LA left and right, but then I always end up wanting to go home, you know?
I'm going to try to stay buff as long as I can, but it takes a lot of discipline and staying away from your favorite junk food!.
There's so many things I want to do. I want to work with great filmmakers, great actors, great scripts. And there's no reason for me to do anything short of that, because I'm 24, I don't have a family, I don't need to make tons of money, and I'm not dying to get famous.
If I wanted to go be social I would. I don't have any fear of that. I don't feel like I'm a shy person at all.
I had no expectation about getting a nomination, but I was watching nonetheless.
My wife and my son got really excited. I was sort of surprised — I was like, 'Oh, wow.' And I couldn't hear the latter part of my name.
You live for those really great scenes where you almost feel that the film has gone beyond what was printed on the script pages and been raised to another level.
I'm not into sugar for kids, but you don't want your kid to be the carrot kid.
There's always the kid at the birthday parties carrying a bag of carrots. You've got to let them eat a little cake.
I felt like I was an outsider. I think what happened to me made me develop this street sense of watching people and working out what made them tick, wondering whether I could trust them or not. I went to a lot of schools along the coast in California, made few friends and stayed with aunts, uncles and grandparents while my folks tried to make ends meet. It was tough. We had no money.
I believe in a higher force that is within me.
I think the greatest way to learn is to learn by someone's example.
If you're sitting in the audience, you probably can't see the preparation and work that goes into creating a great scene or a great part, but I can assure you that a good film depends on lot of different things falling perfectly into place.
People, photographers, people in the press can sometimes be inappropriate.
I just try to try to keep an attitude that I don't know what I'm doing.
Not to the point where I'm beating myself up, but I just go in thinking that I have a lot to learn. And I hope I still have that attitude 30 years from now.
When I first saw Spiderman, I had no idea who he was.
I later read in an article that he doesn't work much because he only picks projects he believes in.
I'm so critical of my own work that it's difficult for me to disassociate myself and watch it as an audience.
It is hard to predict what I want in a partner.
It's more about what the universe brings to me, and what I feel is right.
I've been curious about certain things, but didn't let them get in the way of my life. I don't know how people becoem successful with some kind of habit.
To me, the whole idea of fame and I think it can be a real test of somebody, of who they are. You know, 'cause some strange things happen. I've seen some peculiar things as far as a person just living their life.