John Malkovich Quotes (30 Quotes)

    And if you say a word about this over the radio, the next wings you see will belong to the flies buzzing over your rotting corpse.

    You have to do things people see or you don't get to do anything.

    Some people die before their time so that others can live. It's a cornerstone of civilization.

    I haven't physically attacked anyone in a couple of years.

    If you don't interfere with me, I'll always do something really good.

    Some directors expect you to do everything; write, be producer, psychiatrist. Some just want you to die in a tragic accident during the shooting so they can get the insurance.

    I can have incredible self-discipline. But see, I think it's obviously a form of stupidity.

    I wouldn't say anything I ever did in film would be something I'd use the word proud about. I've done better work in the theater.

    I've permitted myself to learn and to fail with some regularity. And that is probably the one thing I was given, and that I'm still grateful for.

    I only have two rules for my newly born daughter: she will dress well and never have sex.

    You can't work in the movies. Movies are all about lighting. Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story. You get very little rehearsal time, so anything you do onscreen is a kind of speed painting.

    I've lived in Europe for the better part of twenty years, and I've noticed that one of the biggest errors Europeans make is to dismiss America as having no culture. That's an incredible mistake, and whether it's born of arrogance or neurosis, it's wrong.

    I don't want to be boring. But that's not always easy.

    I wasn't really raised to be the type of person to have doubts.

    I don't lose my temper very often now, and if I do, it's well deserved.

    I was a very good baseball and football player, but my father always told me I was much more interested in how I looked playing baseball or football than in actually playing. There's great truth in that.

    I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't measure up to the standard he set.

    About 98 percent of the time we not only got along but worked together very well. So anything else wouldn't be up to me to discuss.

    She has this Jayne Mansfield body and a horrifyingly great brain.

    It's not a gift of mine, but one given to me, to be able to criticise myself and not be crushed, by myself or by others.

    My life before children I don't really remember. I've heard references to it, but I really don't remember.

    I'm more likely to lose my temper on a film set than almost anywhere. Often the level of idiocy is so exalted that it's impossible to comprehend.

    Even if you do succeed most people wouldn't notice anyway.

    Where women are concerned, the rule is never to go out with anyone better dressed than you.

    I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that - the ghosts you chase you never catch.

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