Patrick Dempsey Quotes (24 Quotes)


    I think that's when I get the most insecure ... it's very hard for me to read it off the page. I need to memorize it, in order to go on.

    I think TV is much more the writer's medium and film is about the director and their vision and how you can collaborate with them and see that through to the end. They are so different.

    One day my 3-year-old daughter said 'Your very handsome, Poppy.' That was the best compliment ever.

    I hate shaving. It's much easier to just do a little stubble, but my wife and daughter like it when I'm clean-shaven. If you see me with a clean face, then you know I'm in the kissing mode!

    We were on the waterfront, now we're here. And I think we're doing some street scenes. It's good for us as a cast. We were out last night at a restaurant and we're getting a sense of what the community is like, what the restaurants are like, what the people are like and that will help inform us and be much more specific when we're shooting.


    We wouldn't be able to do what we're doing without her. We love her and respect her immensely and she makes us look good.

    Now I'm just known as McDreamy, I've lost all identity as Patrick Dempsey, I'm now McDreamy.

    I got a lot out of it it made me a much better man. But with the age people wind up going through two different cycles in their lives.

    I did a play called 'On Golden Pond' in a dinner theater in Maine and then went to New York for a talent competition having put together a three-man juggling routine and some one-liners and I got myself an agent from that.

    We need to spend more time here, ... If the show is about personal relationships, we need to expand that and show what their relationship is to the city. I'm certainly lobbying for that. I'm falling in love with the city, and I want to spend more time up here. ... There's nothing that makes you feel like Seattle in Burbank.

    I look forward to a time when my career in a place where I can get out of Los Angeles and find a nice small town like I grew up in to raise my family.

    We shot everything. We had no idea what was going to happen. If the show was going to be any good. We hadn't seen anything. So when it finally came out and started building this momentum, we were all extremely pleased and shocked at the success of it.

    When I left Maine, I always wanted to be a working actor. I never cared too much about being the star. I just wanted to do the work and get on with it.

    I really love it now. But I also have a life outside it, with Jill and Tallulah. I am really thankful that it is all going well.

    The hardest thing about having three kids is trying to find a balance, because there's always the odd man out, and you also need to make sure each child gets the attention he or she needs.


    My wife and I try not to get into each other's work too much.

    I started off as a juggler. I used to do a half-hour show on the weekends to make money as a kid. Then I went to Cleveland, Ohio in 1983 to the international jugglers competition junior division and came second. So that was my first job, being a juggler.

    I know it can be dangerous, but I love racing. I worry my wife, but she knows it's important to me.

    The best part about being married is feeling centered. Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family.

    My big thing is to make sure the lipsticks taste good when you kiss. And, well, so far they taste pretty darn good.

    Housekeeping is incredibly difficult with three kids. I'm trying to be more relaxed. You'll go insane if you try to have a picture-book house.

    The worst part about being married is when you're not connecting. Your partner is going out the door when you're coming in, and you don't have a chance to debrief on the day. That's the worst.

    If it has an overriding theme it is about ego. It's very competitive, and with competition there is always ego and hubris, ... There is certainly a lot of ego in some of the characters and it gets in the way of their work.


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