Quotes by: J. K. Simmons

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Most of my friends - when I was five, six, seven years old - their dads were working in an auto plant in Detroit until 5:30, and then they were sat in rush hour. They weren't around as much. My dad finished at three o'clock, so he was just around more.
J. K. Simmons
I am who I am. I have a low voice, and I look like somebody's dad or boss or a police chief, and those roles come my way.
J. K. Simmons
It's OK to turn down stuff that isn't really interesting and spend the summer with my family.
J. K. Simmons
The first thing I did that was at all in the public eye, other than on stage, was 'Oz,' in which I played the head of the Aryan Brotherhood in a maximum-security prison.
J. K. Simmons
I've gone back and forth with fine-tuning the kind of conditioning I'm doing. Sometimes trying to shed weight and getting leaner and sometimes trying to pack on a little more muscle.
J. K. Simmons
We all want to not repeat ourselves constantly, and explore the limits of our capabilities.
J. K. Simmons
I come from a family of educators. My sister is a college teacher. My dad is a college teacher, but first a junior high teacher.
J. K. Simmons
Sometimes I read a really good script, and I just know that it's not a good fit.
J. K. Simmons
If the awards buzz is happening, and it's coming from critics and people in the business and all of that, that's only more good news.
J. K. Simmons
I was studying music in college. I was singing, I was doing operas and Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and then I was offered a job as the music director of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, in Bigfork, Montana.
J. K. Simmons
My understanding, from what I've learned so far about Commissioner Gordon, is that he's the older guy with the mustache who relates with our hero in a certain way.
J. K. Simmons
I actually have a degree in music and was aware that music was a tool used in therapy. I didn't realize how far it had come since I was in college in the mid-seventies.
J. K. Simmons
I went from being a jock to a hippie. It was a very clear-cut decision. I had to be one or the other. I had to forsake that other aspect of myself. Or thought that I had to, which is regrettable. Quickly, I was back in the pine trees with the hippies, listening to my Jimi Hendrix and my Janis Joplin and turning on, tuning in, and dropping out.
J. K. Simmons
I would like to thank the 49 actors who appear on screen in 'Whiplash' for realizing Damien Chazelle's vision so beautifully.
J. K. Simmons
I was not a giant comic book fan as a kid, but to the extent that I did read comics, Spider-Man was always my favorite guy.
J. K. Simmons
I completely agree with feeling the need for or the benefits of being pushed and of being directed on a project and collaborating.
J. K. Simmons
Music to me was never something that I could listen to while reading a book. Especially when I was studying music, if I was going to listen to music, I was going to put on the headphones or crank the stereo, and by God, I was going to sit there and just listen to music. I wasn't going to talk on the phone and multitask, which I can't do anyway.
J. K. Simmons
For me, the lean times were a wonderful, beautiful time of my life, struggling for many years in regional theater all over the country for not much money.
J. K. Simmons
I never listened to the Grateful Dead as a teen; the only exposure I got was what came through the walls when my sister was listening to them.
J. K. Simmons
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