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" My parents and my brothers and their wives are incredible and formed me as a person long before I got to Hollywood. "
" I definitely had fun being a waiter. I can't say for sure that I was a good waiter. I think that I made people have a good time. "
" I credit NTI, truthfully, with everything as far as where my head is and what my goals are and dreams are. I would say it was probably one of the most influential moments of my life, being there. "
" I'm a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J. D. Salinger. I'm that guy who rereads a book before I read newer stuff, which is probably not all that progressive, and it's not really going to make me a better reader. "
" The way the British 'Office' got away with being so dark was that it only had 13 episodes. There are realistic elements that people obviously enjoy, but they don't necessarily want to relive the trials and tribulations of their average work day. "
" My main focus is to always try to be myself first, and then, hey, if I wear a cool jacket, that's a bonus. "
" Each cast member brings their own vibe and antics to the set. You're constantly surrounded by fun loving people who can make you laugh in their own way. "
" I was a waiter before 'The Office,' so to me, this was a winning lottery ticket. Everything about my life has changed. "
" Growing up, I remember the 'Cheers' finale and 'M*A*S*H' and all these amazing finales, and I remember them being very, very important. "
" I learned that the best way to work is to allow the scene to live on its own before making major adjustments, whether in rehearsal or on film. "
" All relationships are a learning experience, even ones you continue to be in. If you don't see them as that, then that's a problem. "
" Luckily, I have two of the coolest parents around. They're so open about having any and all experiences, so they never hindered us in any way by categorizing or judging anything. "
" I admire him so much; if I was ever going to have a dude-crush, it would be on George Clooney. I mean, I don't think you can avoid it. It's like a superpower - he just sucks anybody in around him. "
" The things we always disengage with are one-sided stories or one-sided characters. They're very boring. When you feel like you're being hit over the head, you disengage. "
" There's the push and pull you put on yourself and the push and pull the world puts on you. Most of the time, the world's going to win out, because it's just logical that you should be more successful and more motivated. You can always be more. "
" I was one of those kids who had never seen an indie film before I got to college. If it wasn't a big, huge tentpole movie, or if it wasn't on the radio, I hadn't experienced it. "
" You can never perfect a relationship, and you can never perfect yourself to be in a relationship. You're always going to be changing, and you hope it's for the better. "
" I know I'll never be put in the position of making the adulterous mistake, but there are mistakes along the way that are as complicated, that get blown out of proportion because you're not willing to admit that you've made them. "
" If there was ever someone to look up to, it's Tom Hanks. "
" I remember when I saw 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,' I wanted to go out and direct a movie right there on the streets of Manhattan. Unfortunately, you can't without permits. "
" It looks like I've been smart about it, but truly, I've been incredibly lucky to have the right people notice me and want to work with me. "
" It's definitely particular to each situation, but whether it is a long history or someone that you're intimidated by or someone that you didn't think you ever had a shot at, at the end of the day, I think we're all living through high school, every day. "
" The real drawback when you write with a partner is that where you want it to go and where they want it to go is similar, but not exactly lined up, and that's where it's going to lead you into trouble. "
" There's a large oak tree in the Newton Centre park playground that is legendary because only a few humans have hit it with a baseball from home plate, and B.J. Novak is among them. And I was there that day. "
" I planned on being an English teacher, but I don't know where that went. "
" People aren't throwing themselves at me, but I also don't go out very much. Like, when I do go out, it's for breakfast, so it's a little hard to throw yourself at me during breakfast. "
" I think that whether you're married or not, in any relationship, there's always the terror that you're going to screw something up. "
" I think we all have a responsibility to tell good stories. "
" Always trying new things is always more fun, and it can be scary, but it's always more fun in the end. "
" I got fired from being a lunch-shift bartender because I had a reading of a play. "
" Being from Boston, I think we have to get the 'Good Will Hunting' poster tattooed on our backs when we're like 16 or 17; it's just a rite of passage. That movie is so, so, so huge. "