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All Quotes by author - Steve Carell
" Actors and magicians are both performers, and they represent things that are not necessarily who they are. "
" A healthy body means a healthy mind. You get your heart rate up, and you get the blood flowing through your body to your brain. Look at Albert Einstein. He rode a bicycle. He was also an early student of Jazzercise. You never saw Einstein lift his shirt, but he had a six-pack under there. "
" 'Anchorman'... is not grounded in anything. There is absolutely no heart to that movie, which I love. "
" Anything nice that's said about me is diametrically opposed to who I am. "
" Because I went from the 'Daily Show' where I was a fake news guy on a fake news show, to 'Bruce Almighty' where I played a news guy, to 'Anchorman' where I played a news guy, now I'm... yeah, I tend to gravitate towards suits. "
" Being a leading man... that's like saying, 'I want to be astronaut.' That's not going to happen. "
" Being an action star is all I had ever hoped to be. I ultimately knew I would be an action star. "
" Children are very smart, in their own stupid way. A child's brain is like a sponge, and you know how smart sponges are. "
" 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. "
" Don't underestimate your kids. Don't be condescending, because they're children but they're not stupid. "
" Even the most self-confident people, at one point of their lives, felt like outsiders or felt like they weren't being heard or seen or witnessed in some way. "
" Everybody should be normal. Everybody should be nice. I think they go hand in hand, and that to me is the default setting. "
" Everybody wants to be a Bond villain. That is the coolest. To be able to portray a Bond villain, that is the feather in any actor's cap. "
" Everyone is flawed and everyone makes mistakes and is culpable. "
" For me, at least, all of my career goals, all of my focus, everything just shifted and the importance was my children, and that's where all the joy came from as well. "
" For the better part of my adult life, I proudly avoided nerd/nimrod/goober status. I was always just cool enough. "
" From cheesecake on a stick to meat skewers to deep-fried bananas on a stick - there are no plates anymore. In Los Angeles, everything has become a corn dog. Actually, corn dogs still work. But most other food should be stickless. "
" Goalies almost never get credit for winning a game, but they always get blamed for losing a game. "
" How did I end up in films with people like Keira Knightley... all these beautiful leading ladies and me - it's kind of shocking. "
" I always feel so pretentious talking about comedy and deconstructing it. It always feels somehow self-centred to talk about any sort of process. "
" I'd love to do Broadway some day. Before I started doing television I was just a primarily a stage actor, but I haven't done it in a while. "
" I don't even know if I have kind of a personal, like a take or a mental manual of how I'm raising kids. It's really - I think with everybody, it's just day-to-day and you just try to deal with every situation as they come. "
" I don't feel that I have to control every aspect of things that I appear in. You learn a lot performing someone else's writing. "
" 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. "
" I don't like to get angry. It doesn't make me feel good. It is very human, but it's also a loss of control, and I like to have that kind of control. "
" I don't text, I don't have a Blackberry. Literally, I just have a cell phone that I haven't programmed and the whole Bluetooth. No. I don't even have an earpiece for my cell phone. "
" I don't think my kids have to worry too much about me embarrassing them because that's not how I would want to grow up, with wacky dad showing up at school and performing for everyone. "
" I don't think of myself as funny - I don't fill up a room with my humor... I would fail miserably as a stand-up comedian. "
" I don't think something necessarily has to be mean or cynical to represent 'edgy.' I think 'edgy' can mean a lot of different things. "
" If I'd had a great level of success early on, who knows how I would have responded. I might have been a complete jerk. "
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