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Joe Mantegna Quotes

But we're still in somewhat a Puritanical society in a lot of ways.

But what I will do is I'll acknowledge it and if it can be of any help the fact that I do acknowledge it then maybe other people will benefit from it because I do have somewhat of a public forum being in the line of work I am.

Dean Martin is one of my heroes.

For every Mother Teresa, there's a Jeffrey Dahmer.

For the last thirty years in my career I never know what I'm doing next.

I did plays and movies and whatever all over the place.

I mean, believe me, I'm not for censorship.

I mean, it's the life lessons that I suppose you learn that nobody gets a free ride and that you do the best you can with the means that you can and try to open yourself to as much knowledge and all that that you can.

I reached that day that I always thought might happen, where I say to myself I don't want to do this anymore. I'm looking for some stability. I want to stay home.

I wouldn't be surprised if some day, they put the Simpsons in the Smithsonian. It's become part of our culture, those characters.

I'm a character actor so I've jumped around to all kinds of things.

I'm in the wrong racket if I didn't want a public life.

I've loved it, but I have a wife and two children.

I've spent the better part of the last twenty-five years doing a lot of traveling.

If at the end of the day, people look at it and say, oh, yeah, I liked his stuff, or for the most part I liked his stuff, or I've enjoyed watching some of the things he's done, that's all I can hope for.

If you're going to believe in a God, then you also have to equally believe that there's a flip side to this.

That's why I really don't play cards or gamble. Because I'd crack.

There are a lot of people who will come to me for advice or whatever.

There's good and evil going on. We have cops. We have robbers.

There's now a Fat Tony doll, which cracks me up. But you feel honored that they asked you to do a voice.