120+ John Malkovich Quotes That Will Really Inspire You

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John Malkovich quotes that will really inspire you. There are so many John Malkovich quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these John Malkovich quotes exists just do that.

John Malkovich is a very famous American actor, producer, and also a fashion designer. John Malkovich had earned Academy Award nominations for his works in In the Line of Fire (1993) and also, Places in the Heart (1984). John Malkovich had made an appearance in over 60 movies like Empire of the Sun (1987), The Killing Fields (1984), Of Mice and Men (1992), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Rounders (1998), Con Air (1997), Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Being John Malkovich (1999), Johnny English (2003), Ripley’s Game (2002), Mulholland Falls (1996), Burn After Reading (2008), Mulholland Falls (1996), Warm Bodies (2013), Bird Box (2018), and also, Red (2010). John Malkovich has starred in Juno, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and also, Ghost World (2001).

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“I don’t care what other people think. I don’t think it matters.”

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“I admire sensible, kind people. They’re not often famous.”

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“As an actor there are no drawbacks.”

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“Failure’s a natural part of life.”

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

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“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.”

“Even if you do succeed most people wouldn’t notice anyway.”

“Fashion is chaotic, and it can be an aggravation, too, but it is at its best when it allows you to express yourself.”

“I always liked clothes; since I was very, very young, I was interested. I studied costume as part of my theatre education.”

“I am inspired by the appearance of a bohemian of the new millennium.”

“I brought my first fall/winter line to New York, and it was confiscated by U.S. Customs. They asked, ‘What is the value of this?’ I said, ‘I’m not so good with existential questions.'”

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

“I don’t understand how somebody wouldn’t have a sense of humor about themselves.”

“I grew up in the Midwest, quite far from any ocean or any beach, a million miles. I think for kids who grew up where I did, the idea of California, surfing and beach life was so exotic and glamorous.”

“I have at times spoken with my peers and the head of the actors’ union about why we’re not paid when we appear in, say, a ‘TMZ’ production, but there seems to be no real interest in combatting it.”

“I have driven school buses, sold egg rolls and painted houses, and I have often wondered what my life would have been like if I hadn’t gone into acting. Mind you, it’s a great life, going around pretending you’re other people and getting paid ridiculous sums of money for it.”

“I haven’t physically attacked anyone in a couple of years.”

“I just start with a pencil and paper. I don’t want something too trendy, too fashion-forward. I don’t want to make something I consider a regular person couldn’t wear with blue jeans. But I don’t want to make something that other people make, either – like a skinny black suit in a shiny material that you can buy anywhere.”

“I know fashion can be intensely goofy, but it is something I’ve always taken pretty seriously.”

“I know for a fact that a lot of actors are desperate and unhappy if their careers are not progressing at what they think is the correct rate. They just go crazy if they’re not working. I don’t feel I’d be that way. You can always get a few people together and put on a play. Maybe not in New York or L.A., but in a lot of other towns, you can.”

“I like design, I like details, to me it is just another form of self-expression.”

“I lost seventy pounds eating nothing but Jello for 4 months. But of course there is great variety in the colors! I think, if I remember correctly, it’s 230 calories for a whole bowl. Maybe 270? In the 5th month, I added fruit.”

“I love Chicago, but in a lot of ways it’s a disappointment. You can work there for years and years, and because you’re in Chicago, you don’t get the recognition. It has some of the best theater in the country, but when they shoot a movie there, they bring in all their actors.”

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

“I think when I went to psychoanalysis, I actually believed that people said what they meant. This was my whole problem.”

“I think with actors, if you just don’t set about trying to crush their confidence immediately, you’re usually OK.”

“I wasn`t really raised to be the type of person to have doubts.”

“I wouldn’t describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that – the ghosts you chase you never catch.”

“I’d hate to see any film I’m involved in fail, especially artistically but also business-wise.”

“If I had spent as much time in the weight room as I did designing football uniforms, I probably would have had a free college education.”

“If you didn’t do that, you didn’t see it. You never would see it otherwise; it wouldn’t be on TV.”

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

“I’ll never be the biggest kind of star; I’ll be like Bob Duvall, respected as an actor but a lot of people can’t identify the face. I don’t have the personality of a big star, or the looks of a Mel Gibson or a Paul Newman, or the style of a George C. Scott.”

“I’m a little bit phobic about stains on my clothes, so I never travel without a little packet of organic stain remover.”

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“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.”

“I’m not a Method actor. I don’t believe acting should be psychodrama. I look within myself and see what I can find to play the role with. If I’m playing a blind man, I don’t go around blindfolded for days. A lot of good actors would, but I don’t go in for that very much. I like to just make it up as I go along.”

“It’s funny – people think analysis or psychiatry is mad, and THEY go to CHURCH…”

“It’s not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day: if you can’t live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn’t describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch.”

“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.”

“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’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.”

“Most filmmakers’ entire body of knowledge is of other movies. When they describe things, they describe them in relation to other movies. That’s why we have so many cyclical movies that look like other movies. But I’m not cynical. I even go to some of those movies.”

“My father was an exceptionally strong influence on me.”

“Nothing you do particularly matters. But I’m not sure that’s a great excuse for doing it poorly.”

“People always say life is short. I’ve never been convinced of that – mine seems to have a tendency to go on and on.”

“People get up, they go to work, they have their lives, but you’ll never see the headlines say, ‘Six billion people got along rather well today.’ You’ll have the headline about the 30 people who shot each other.”

“Scary monsters are like Hula Hoops. They come in and out of fashion.”

“‘Secretariat’ was such a magnificent animal, unbelievably beautiful and powerful. It’s always nice to see something that close to perfection, a reason to celebrate.”

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

“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.”

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

“Theater is so ephemeral, and I love that.”

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“… I grew tired of religion some time not long after birth. I believe in people, I believe in humans, I believe in a car, but I don’t believe something I can’t have absolutely no evidence of for millenniums. And it’s funny, people think analysis or psychiatry is mad, and they go to church…”

“A dog that has rabies probably will do things it wouldn’t do if it didn’t have rabies. But that doesn’t change the fact that it has rabies.”

“All you have is the writer’s imagination. You have a very limited time to take this imaginary person and bring the details of their life, as you perceive them, to life. You attempt to do to that as fully and as vibrantly as you can. It’s depressing to read how much you’ve failed. And it’s not even particularly instructive or necessary to read how you succeeded because in the end don’t you have to judge that?”

“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.”

“Anybody doing something brings something to it.”

“Art is not disposable. If you want it, you have to hold it and smell it and touch it and read the credits and enjoy it and put it on your wall.”

“Every country has their problems.”

“I always wanted to be fashionable.”

“I can see how, given a certain degree of sensitivities, proclivities and rage, I could have ended up differently.”

“I don’t like things too overstated in the cut or too perfect.”

“I don’t mind tracksuits. At the track.”

“I don’t mind what I play, really.”

“I don’t need to be liked.”

“I don’t really go through a process, it goes through me.”

“I don’t remember my life before I had children.”

“I don’t think my parents know what I do.”

“I don’t throw things or yell.”

“I don’t want a trillion-dollar empire to run.”

“I don’t want to be boring. But that’s not always easy.”

“I find it hard to pre-plan every element of everything I do. It’s not my thing.”

“I go around the world, working with all kinds of people who I love.”

“I like to direct movies, but I don’t like to goof around for eight years talking about it.”

“I like very much to do movies.”

“I love to watch good actors who surprise and amuse me.”

“I mean, a lot of time rehearsals are taken up with other things other than preparing a character.”

“I mean, anything that money can be made off will never be a problem to make, no matter what it is.”

“I never really did a western western.”

“I prefer to conduct my life based on how I treat people.”

“I still have a temper, I suppose.”

“I think I was born at a time when an American male had so many advantages and opportunities that weren’t available to men before or after, just a very brief period.”

“I think people seem to sort of associate me with danger. And I don’t see that at all.”

“I think probably when I was little, after my brother turned on me, I just had to play by myself or with myself. I’ve always done that. I think either it’s some kind of weirdly competitive streak or it takes my mind off whatever’s bothering me.”

“I was a very good baseball player and football player as a kid.”

“I was never a fanatical movie person. There are many popular films I absolutely love like anyone else. Having said that, I don’t have time to go to the movies very much. I work a lot of different things, I’m always busy. But I’m always happy to see a popular movie.”

“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.”

“If you’re too smart it can limit you because you spend so much time thinking that you don’t do anything.”

“I’m a little bit of a fabric lunatic.”

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“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.”

“I’m not a psychiatrist. I’m not treating patients.”

“I’m not a very skeptical person.”

“I’m supposed to be a pretty good theater actor.”

“I’m very much a typical midwesterner, and I don’t think the condition is curable.”

“In New York in the Forties or Fifties, everybody’s in a suit, an overcoat and a hat.”

“It never occurred to me to be an actor.”

“It’s a little bit hard to have personal things subject to public scrutiny, and it’s a pressure that other people aren’t under, but then they’re under a lot of pressures that we’re not under.”

“I’ve always been an avid reader. Everyone in my family read a lot. Considering we were from a little town, we were pretty literate.”

“I’ve done quite a few big American films.”

“Most films, it doesn’t matter if you see them or not.”

“Most of the women that I like have a haunted quality – they’re sort of like women who live in a haunted house by themselves.”

“My father could be very distancing. My clearest memory is of him squatting, watering plants for hours and hours at a time, completely silent. He was very self-contained; my mother was more outgoing and chatty and social. I’m certainly more like her.”

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

“One doesn’t know if one had a happy childhood or not. I don’t really know what it means.”

“Politics is not really my thing.”

“Reviews are destructive by their very nature.”

“The ghosts you chase you never catch.”

“The one natural gift I have is easy access. That’s the only natural I gift I have at all. You have to have that, the third eye.”

“The projects I look for to produce or direct would not be ones in which I would want to act.”

“The theater is so disappointing, really, that it’s hard to go again and again. It’s just too heartbreaking. I’d rather watch football or play a game or read.”

“There are many, many benefits to being known for whatever it is you do. To deny that would be sort of asinine and vulgar.”

“There will be people who hate everything you do. And some people will really love it. But that’s not really different from the people who really hate it.”

“There’s a reason screens are only this thick.”

“Things are so much global and Americanised.”

“Unlike my grandfather or my brother, I’ve actually been able to make some money at a racetrack.”

“Utopia means elsewhere.”

“Well, I like to have fun at work.”

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

“You can be a mason and build 50 buildings, but it doesn’t mean you can design one.”

“You have to do things people see or you don’t get to do anything.”

“You know, I’m really not interested in someone telling me that something’s good or bad.”


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