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All Quotes by author - James Van Der Beek
" Being the lead of the show and working a lot of hours - all good stuff, a tremendous education, incredible opportunity, it changed my life - it was a marathon, and by the end of it I was pretty beat. "
" Don't ever put anything past kids. They will surprise you in the best ways. "
" I always show up to work and give it everything, and some things turn out better than others - and some things you can expect that it will come out better than others. "
" I can intellectualize myself out of anything. "
" I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan. "
" I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once, then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. So, I just keep my private life to myself. "
" I'm pretty much your average, energy-saving-light-bulbs-recycling citizen. "
" In a way, you kind of get caught up in whatever image of yourself you think is out there. "
" I never wear white or black socks. "
" I think anybody with an insecurity, which is everyone, appreciates the fact that it's much easier to be a predator than it is to be prey. "
" It's a free country and I can keep my mouth shut whenever I want. "
" I've always been a clown trapped in a leading man's body. "
" I've been through quite a few hurricanes. I worked in North Carolina, where there's a housing development whose name was Landfall. "
" I've never really had a problem with the imagination level of an audience. They're always smarter and savvier than any studio exec will give them credit for. "
" I've only dyed my hair blond once, after 'Varsity Blues.' "
" The ego certainly is the biggest obstacle as an artist or performer, so any chance you get to destroy that is really healthy. "
" The less seriously you take yourself, the better work you're going to do. "
" The more you make fun of yourself and don't try to go for any kind of respect, the more people seem to respect you. "
" Ultimately, I'd love to be able to work in film. "
" When you're the lead of a series, things happen around you, and you react to them. "
" You are incredibly fortunate whatever success falls on you, which is what happened with me. "
" You buy a house and you get it checked out and you feel like you've kind of made your mark here in some way. And then an act of God just comes up the coast and has the potential to just completely wipe it clean. Weather like that is certainly humbling. "
" You can't really pretend something is rosier than it is and expect people to buy it. "
" You start thinking the world is a certain way and forgetting that there's another world outside of the campus boundaries that has nothing to do with what is your world at the time. "
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