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All Quotes by author - David Duchovny
" 98% of the people in the world are harmless and wish you well, but it only takes one person who doesn't. That's what you're constantly on guard against. "
" Actually, I have an interest in finishing my Ph.D., but I just know I never will. "
" A lot of times passion projects or films are difficult to make because they don't have proven directors attached to them. "
" Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within. "
" Approaching a part or thinking about taking a part, I never think, 'Is that person like me?' "
" At one time there were voiceover artists, now there are celebrity voiceover artists. It's unfortunate because these people need the money less than the voiceover artist. "
" Chemistry is really about two people who like to act together, I think. It's like tennis in the most cliched way. It's like if you hit the ball, they hit the ball back, and they don't hit it into the stands, and they don't put the ball in their pocket and walk off - and they don't argue with the umpire, you know? "
" 'Duch' means spirit and 'ovny' is kind of the adjectival ending, so the word itself means spiritual. It's my father's name, obviously. He took the 'H' out because he was tired of people saying Duchovny, but he never did it legally. When my parents divorced, my mother, to my father, put the 'H' back in. "
" Every day I try to do breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga. These things sound awfully cliche, but they help me slow down and try to point to a truth. "
" Fame does lead to money, which I don't have a close relationship with. I'm the kind of guy who never sees the money - it all goes somewhere else. I don't understand it, I don't like to deal with it. I have a fear of not having it, because I grew up without it. "
" For hundreds of years, that was the major form of entertainment: The grown-ups sat around and watched the kids play. Now they sit around and watch the television. The actors are the kids. "
" Games, by nature, have more plot options and non-linear qualities than TV and film. "
" Generally, I don't like to walk out of a movie. It's like a relationship - you want to see it to the end; otherwise, you won't know if you left early or not. "
" Humility is considered an un-masculine quality. "
" I always dreamt of being a basketball player. A dream that only I believed in. "
" I'd love to direct more. "
" I do not think that Mulder trusts any one other than Scully. He s very solitary. She is the only one who takes him seriously. I don t know if they re in love. In a way, their relationship is deeper than that, because they cannot live without each other. "
" I don't believe in a conspiracy to hide the existence of extraterrestrial life. "
" I don't know how anybody gets better at anything aside from doing it. "
" I don't like the idea of being eaten by a shark. I like to swim in the ocean, and I think much more about sharks than anyone should. I really resent the fact that my oceangoing experiences are ruined by 'Jaws.' "
" I don't like watching people work if they're making art. "
" I don't make decisions based on money. "
" I don't mind close-ups, I like them, but they're kind of forceful - you see a lot, you get a lot of information in a close-up. There's less mystery. "
" I don't need my phone to play me music. I need it to be a phone and an e-mail thing. "
" I don't think I'd ever be cruel to an animal. "
" I don't think of myself as a TV actor. I think of myself as a film, television and Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway actor. "
" I don't want to know what happens in any movie that I go to see. "
" I drive an electric car. "
" I enjoy comedy and I hope that people enjoy watching me do it. "
" I enjoy trying to figure out the best way to compliment the picture and not overpower it. "
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