80+ Michael Keaton Quotes That You Just Cannot Miss

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Michael Keaton quotes that you just cannot miss. There are so many Michael Keaton 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 Michael Keaton quotes exists just do that.

Michael Keaton is a very famous actor, director and also a producer. Michael Keaton had first risen to fame for his roles on All’s Fair and also, The Mary Tyler Moore Hour. Michael Keaton had starred in Mr Mom (1983), Night Shift (1982), Beetlejuice (1988) and also, Johnny Dangerously (1984). Michael Keaton had earned a lot of fame for his portrayal of the main character in Tim Burton’s movie, Batman and also, Batman Returns.

Michael Keaton had then made an appearance in many movies ranging from romantic and dramas comedies to thriller and also action  movies like The Dream Team (1989), Clean and Sober (1988), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Pacific Heights (1990), The Paper(1994), My Life (1993), Jackie Brown (1997), Multiplicity (1996), The Other Guys (2010), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), Need for Speed(2014), Robocop (2014), The Founder (2016), Spotlight (2015), and also, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

We have dug up these Michael Keaton quotes from the depths of the internet and brought together best of these sayings in a single article. This post is probably the biggest database of Michael Keaton Sayings in a single place. These famous Michael Keaton quotes have the power to change your life by giving a novel outlook about the way you observe different aspects of your life. Hence, these popular Michael Keaton quotes should be read with caution and proper understanding of the context. Here are tons of Michael Keaton quotes that will open a treasure chest of Wisdom and experiences:

“No, I don’t see many movies. I don’t even see my own movies.”

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“Filmmaking is the ultimate team sport.”

Michael Keaton famous quotes “To this day, I have the most fond memories of some of my old toys.”

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“Ahhh… It’s good to be young and insane.”

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“Dying is a really hard way to learn about life.”

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“Westerns were always my favorite things when I was little. And it always bothered me when cowboys were too clean in movies, or when they wore their guns like they had an outfit on. It always worked better when a guy looked sweaty and smelly; I hadda believe, I hadda believe that.”

“Chris Nolan is great, but I’ve never seen any of the ‘Batman’ movies all the way through. I know they’re good. I just have zero interest in those kinds of movies.”

“I saw some Pixar movies like ‘The Incredibles’ and thought, ‘This is extraordinary. These are some of the best movies I’ve seen.'”

“I was raising a child full time, sharing the responsibility with his mom. He lived with me half the time, so I chose not to go away and make certain movies.”

“Sometimes I do movies that aren’t any good, or sometimes I might not be any good in them, or sometimes they don’t do very well.”

“I hope this doesn’t sound pretentious, but I very often like the way Europeans make movies. I think sometimes that don’t they care about having to clean certain things.”

“If you get a good comedy once a year, man, that’s pretty good. I may be pickier than some, but still, there aren’t that many movies that are really, truly, honestly that funny.”

“Work hard, don’t quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful, also to never whine ever, never complain, and, always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.”

“There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone. Then it really speeds up exponentially. With that, I think you start to put a lot of things into context; you start to see how huge the world is, and really, the universe.”

“I’m a really sensitive person. I cry if I miss a cab. I’ve always worn my emotions on my sleeve. I think it makes life so much better when you can talk about anything.”

“Well, I think I’m not a non-believer, and I’m not a believer. But, on the other hand, I couldn’t give you a good enough reason why EVP doesn’t exist. I don’t know enough about it, so how could I say it’s not true. Plus, a person’s reality is a person’s reality so that’s your belief system. It’s all perception anyway, isn’t it.”

“It’s great to be young and insane.”

“Small movie, small role, giant movie, giant role. Work is work. You’ve got to tell the truth and show up.”

“Shoot, two things I said I wasn’t going to do: Cry and give air quotes.”

“I never knew anyone who was cloned, but I played one in Multiplicity.”

“I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in that ballgame mindset of being really, really respectful, but at same time saying to yourself, “Don’t back down a single inch, hang with these guys if you can.” If they throw it high and tight you have to stand in there, you can’t take yourself out of that moment.”

“Unless you’re flat out dead, you have to think of some other questions like: what’s on the other side? It brings up issues of God, or no God. How does he play into this? Or he, or she, or it? How does it all play into this?”

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“It’s odd, how those things happen to actors. A thing where you think, “I have no idea how to do this,” something will happen in your life comes up and you just get it. I don’t know how you get it, but actors are pretty extraordinary, in that regard. I think it’s fear that happens.”

“I’m willing to be representative. I’m just an actor. I’m just playing a role, so even if it is a person I do not like, I would do that.”

“You tell me another gang that’s got a dental plan.”

“I’ll always stand by the first [Batman]. Even for its imperfections, people will never know how hard that movie was to do. A lot of that still holds up.”

“Is this a great country, or what?”

“We know there’s a clear gap in fairness. There just is in equity. In a lot of ways, economically, racially, blah, blah, blah. It just is. Not blaming anybody, it just is. So then you say, that can be interpreted and misinterpreted and used by a lot of different people. Some people run for office; some people try to gain influence. I generally believe all that’s true. It’s just, which one is the person who is accurately turning that dial and which one is using it as bullshit and lies? So, this is a tricky area to step into.”

“Magna carta. Master charga.”

“I performed stand-up because I didn’t have to ask anyone’s permission. My set was never joke-centric. It was a performance.”

“From an art perspective, I dont know how you get better than Beetlejuice. In terms of originality and a look, its 100% unique.”

“I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for even having a comedy category.”

“Yeah, I had to change my name because there were two other actors registered at Equity with that name.”

“[after interviewer Michael Parkinson commented on his birth name being Michael Douglas] Yeah, I had to change my name because there were two other actors
registered at Equity with that name. One of them is doing quite well from what I understand, the other is making cheap porn movies–like Basic Instinct
(1992).”

“[comparing making Batman Returns (1992) to the first Batman (1989) film] In some ways this one was harder, because I felt like I was doing an impersonation
of myself. Which, aside from being nearly impossible, is really weird.”

“[on his decision not to reprise his role as Batman in Batman Forever (1995)] I was waiting in line for another movie and just kind of poked my head in . . .
watched about 10 minutes. I saw enough to know that I made the right decision.”

“[When asked what he thought of Batman Begins (2005) before its release] My prediction, I don’t know anything about it, but I feel this way about it. It’s
gonna be good, because he’s a really good actor [Christian Bale] and that’s a really good director [Christopher Nolan]. And they’ve had years and years and
years, and hundreds of millions of dollars, or at least tens of millions of dollars to figure it out. I say it’s gonna be good. I picture it’s gonna be good.
And also, I swear to God it’s not an “I told you so”, it’s maybe an interesting thing, that when I didn’t like the third script . . . I just said “I really
don’t like this, and I don’t want to do it”, ’cause what I wanted to do, is what I’m told and I don’t know if this is true yet so don’t hold me to this until
I see it, but I’m told it’s more a prequel. And that was what I thought would’ve been a hip way to go the third time. This guy is so endlessly fascinating
potentially, why not go and see how he got there.”

“[when asked if he was ever offered a villain role in a superhero film] No, but it would be fun. I don’t think I’d take Jack’s [Jack Nicholson] stance on it.
I think it’d be fun because those are the roles where you get to chew it up. I’ll always stand by the first “Batman”. Even for its imperfections, people will
never know how hard that movie was to do. A lot of that still holds up.”

“[on filming Batman (1989) in London] It was a lonely time for me, which was great for the character, I suppose. I would run at night in London just trying to
get tired enough so I could sleep. I didn’t talk to people much. My little boy was a toddler, and the woman I was married to at the time, we were not
together but we were trying to figure it out and get back together. It was me in London, alone, and my sleep during that whole movie was never right. As
often as I could, I was getting on the Concorde and trying to get back to spend some time with my kid . . . It was an extremely difficult undertaking and
[Tim Burton] os a shy guy, especially back then, and there was so much pressure. We were in England for a long time shooting at Pinewood and it was long,
difficult nights in that dank, dark, cold place, and we never knew if it was really working. There was no guarantee that any of this was going to play
correctly when it was all said and done. There had never been a movie like it before. There was a lot of risk, too, with Jack [Jack Nicholson] looking the
way he did and me stepping out in this new way. The pressure was on everybody. You could feel it.”

“[2011, on his work ethic] I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in that ballgame mindset of being really, really respectful, but at same time
saying to yourself, “Don’t back down a single inch, hang with these guys if you can.” If they throw it high and tight you have to stand in there, you can’t
take yourself out of that moment.”

“[2011, on Night Shift (1982)] The character I invented was a combination of some people I knew and some things I made up, and afterward there [were other
projects and offers] that would have meant trying to repeat that over and over, to be the “glib young man”, whatever that is, but that held no interest for
me. I literally thought the idea of all this, when you do it for a living, is to play a lot of different things. If you do the same thing over and over, that
will eventually start to close in on you.”

“[2011, on Beetlejuice (1988)] From an art perspective, I don’t know how you get better than “Beetlejuice”. In terms of originality and a look, it’s 100%
unique. If you consider the process of taking something from someone’s mind–meaning Tim Burton]–and putting it on the screen, I think that movie is
incomparable.”

“[2011, on playing Beetlejuice] I wanted him to be pure electricity, that’s why the hair just sticks out. At my house, I started creating a walk and a voice.
I got some teeth. I wanted to be scary in the look and then use the voice to add a dash of goofiness that, in a way, would make it even scarier. I wanted
something kind of moldy to it, too. [Tim Burton] had the striped-suit idea and we added the big eyes. I think that movie will go forever because it’s 100%
original.”

“[2011, on filming Batman Returns (1992)] We got to be back home [filming in Burbank] so that made me happy. It was quite the cast with Michelle Pfeiffer and
Danny DeVito and everyone. It wasn’t as satisfying to me when I saw it, but maybe that’s because the bar was set so high on the first one. I think I only
watched it one time. I knew we were in trouble in talks for the third one when certain people started the conversation with “Why does it have to be so dark?”
“Why does he have to be so depressed?” “Shouldn’t there be more color in this thing?” I knew I was headed for trouble and that it wasn’t a road I was going
to go down.”

“[2011, on Clean and Sober (1988)] The subject matter was so difficult, but oddly everyone really had fun on the shoot. One great thing about being an actor,
too, is that if you have a pulse you learn something. That’s one of the great joys and bonuses of it. You’re forced to ask certain questions.”

“[2011, on Much Ado About Nothing (1993)] That’s a movie where I said, “I can’t do this” and it ended up being probably one of my top five experiences ever. I
had to find a way in; I didn’t really know what to do, quite frankly . . . In the end, [Kenneth Branagh] didn’t get scared off by my unorthodox approach, he
embraced it and was really hands-on, thankfully. It was literally like acting in another language. I had taken maybe one two-day Shakespearean class in my
life, so I had no knowledge.”

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“[2011, on filming The Paper (1994)] It’s an awful lot of fun to be in an ensemble, especially when you’re talking about Glenn Close, Robert Duvall and that
level of actor. It was also the first time I met Duvall. People were nervous on the set when he was coming in; he’s a presence, somebody to [reckon] with. I
just loved it. I had a ball being there with him. It felt like the first time I acted with Jack Nicholson. These guys are in their very nature larger-than-
life personalities, and then they’re great actors on top of that and then they’re iconic on top of that.”

“[2011, on his life as an actor] I never saw what I did for a living as who I am. But if there’s a job in the world where that can get blurry, this is the
one. The line gets really blurry for a lot of people, and for understandable reasons just as you go through life and this business. You don’t have to be
especially weak to become extremely self-involved in this business, and I just never wanted to go down that road . . . Alan Arkin said to me once that he
wanted to have a really big life and a really good career. And I think that’s really sane.”

“[on the backlash over his casting in Batman (1989)] When they hung me in effigy, that was, for me, harsh.”

“[on Michelle Pfeiffer] What impressed me about Michelle is that she’s a California beach chick, no elevated education, but when you’re smart you just get
smarter.”

“[on being asked if he got jealous when other actors played Batman] No. Do you know why? Because I’m Batman. I’m very secure in that.”

“[Paying tribute to Michael Gough] To Mick–my butler, my confidant, my friend, my Alfred. I love you. God bless.”

“I never really thought about being famous. I always wanted to be good. That’s all I really ever wanted to be, was good at what I did. When I go to work, I
want to see how good I can get. And that’s the great thing about my job – it’s a never-ending quest.”

“I’ve taken movies for the money in order not to have to take movies for the money.”

“Filmmaking is the ultimate team sport.”

“Small movie, small role, giant movie, giant role. Work is work. You’ve got to tell the truth and show up.”

“Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.”

“I performed stand-up because I didn’t have to ask anyone’s permission. My set was never joke-centric. It was a performance.”

“It’s odd, how those things happen to actors. A thing where you think, “I have no idea how to do this,” something will happen in your life comes up and you just get it. I don’t know how you get it, but actors are pretty extraordinary, in that regard. I think it’s fear that happens.”

“Anesthesia is quite remarkable. Its lost time. And you wake up kind of refreshed.”

“I never knew anyone who was cloned, but I played one in Multiplicity.”

“To this day, I have the most fond memories of some of my old toys.”

“High energy creates more energy, more energy, more energy. It kicks off synapses, I guess. It opens up your brain and you think of one thing after another thing, after another. You can really open yourself up comedically, which is fun.”

“I’ll always stand by the first ‘Batman’. Even for its imperfections, people will never know how hard that movie was to do. A lot of that still holds up.”

“There comes a point in your life when you realize how quickly time goes by, and how quickly it has gone. Then it really speeds up exponentially. With that, I think you start to put a lot of things into context; you start to see how huge the world is, and really, the universe.”

“Unless you’re flat out dead, you have to think of some other questions like: what’s on the other side? It brings up issues of God, or no God. How does he play into this? Or he, or she, or it? How does it all play into this?”

“Yeah, I had to change my name because there were two other actors registered at Equity with that name.”

“From an art perspective, I dont know how you get better than Beetlejuice. In terms of originality and a look, its 100% unique.”

“I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in that ballgame mindset of being really, really respectful, but at same time saying to yourself, ‘Don’t back down a single inch, hang with these guys if you can.’ If they throw it high and tight you have to stand in there, you can’t take yourself out of that moment.”

“Is this a great country, or what?”

“You tell me another gang that’s got a dental plan.”

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“Dying is a really hard way to learn about life.”

“It’s great to be young and insane.”

“Well, I think I’m not a non-believer, and I’m not a believer. But, on the other hand, I couldn’t give you a good enough reason why EVP doesn’t exist. I don’t know enough about it, so how could I say it’s not true. Plus, a person’s reality is a person’s reality so that’s your belief system. It’s all perception anyway, isn’t it.”

“I’m a really sensitive person. I cry if I miss a cab. I’ve always worn my emotions on my sleeve. I think it makes life so much better when you can talk about anything.”

“Shoot, two things I said I wasn’t going to do: Cry and give air quotes,”

“I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for even having a comedy category.”

“Magna carta. Master charga.”

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