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John Malkovich Quotes

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

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

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

I don't think my parents know what I do.

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

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

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

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 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 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'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 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 supposed to be a pretty good theater actor.

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.

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

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.

Of course it's trivial, but then most things are.

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.