Quotes by: J. K. Simmons

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The best complement I ever got from the public or producers or directors is that I just totally blend in and become the character and they don't notice me and that the play happens or the movie happens or the TV show happens.
J. K. Simmons
By the time I started doing TV and film, I was in my forties, so I wasn't going to do the young up-and-comer.
J. K. Simmons
I've always believed, maybe naively, that 'The play's the thing.'
J. K. Simmons
I just saw 'Men, Women & Children' last night, and it's a devastating movie in a lot of ways, but it's so well done, so well acted.
J. K. Simmons
There's a kind of numbness, a sameness, a lack of motivation in 'good job' culture.
J. K. Simmons
The retired L.A.P.D. motor cops who work set security now, all wear the same uniform, they're great guys with great stories, and they're great at their job, providing security on sets.
J. K. Simmons
Whether you need to like a character, I don't think that's necessary in order to portray him.
J. K. Simmons
We're raising a generation of kids who are being overly praised for incredibly minor accomplishments. I think it's counter-productive.
J. K. Simmons
I was in New York. I had been doing theater for many years, and then I got hired to a little part - they weren't calling it an extra, but I didn't have lines. It was a 'featured' part.
J. K. Simmons
For me, if the words are good on the page, the rest of it comes from spending some time with the script, and not like you're learning lines but absorbing what the script has to offer.
J. K. Simmons
If I see a now-28-year-old woman coming up to me, she's probably thinking of 'Juno' because she watched it with her parents when she was 18 years old.
J. K. Simmons
If you are lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call them. Don't text; don't e-mail. Call them on the phone.
J. K. Simmons
Music has become so ever-present in our lives. You can't walk through a shopping mall or go into a restaurant without what we used to call Muzak.
J. K. Simmons
My aunt was so attuned to commercials that she could always identify the voiceover actor.
J. K. Simmons
I actually was a musician in college, a composer and singer, and really intended to be the second coming of Leonard Bernstein when I got out.
J. K. Simmons
I did Broadway shows. And I started realizing that this is actually how I'm going to make my living. So maybe I should try to do television and film and make a better living and get an occasional residual check so I can pay a mortgage someday.
J. K. Simmons
I wasn't a comic book aficionado at all when I was a kid, but my cousin Weed was. Every time we went to visit him on the farm, he had two really fun things: comedy albums and comic books.
J. K. Simmons
I like to stay home. I don't want to be away shooting in Europe for six or eight months at a stretch.
J. K. Simmons
I read a very romantic book when I was young, when I was in college: Rilke's 'Letters to a Young Poet.' And I've always felt that if you are in any kind of an artistic, creative endeavor, and you feel there's something else you can do for a living and be happy, I think you should do something else.
J. K. Simmons
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