Quotes from Actors and Actresses

This newest update for my quote section features quotes by famous actors and actresses. Some are humorous, some are serious and some are just a little off-beat. Hope you all enjoy these, and that you find them interesting. I often wonder why people read quotes, and then I just keep on wondering. I’ve come to the conclusion that most people read quotes for the same reason that I do, for inspiration or just because most of us are bored.


Ben Stiller: A famous actor, born in 1965 in New York City in the US. He’s well-known for his roles in There’s Something About Mary, Keeping the Faith, Zoolander, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers and a few other movies.

“We covered ‘Hey, Jude.’ My father panicked, misunderstanding the lyrics and thinking our lead singer was belting out ‘Hey, Jew’ to a roomful of Holocaust survivors.”

“I don’t have a burning desire to be taken seriously as an actor. I don’t have a master plan in that way.”

“I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy.”

“I’m always willing to endure humiliation on behalf of my characters. ”

“Maybe forced retirement isn’t necessary after all.”


Drew Barrymore: An actress than needs no introduction. Born in 1975 in California in the United States. She is well-known for her childhood roles in E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and Firestarter. She’s been an actress practically her whole life, getting parts for movies like Never Been Kissed and Batman Forever, to name just 2.

“I don’t know anybody’s road who’s been paved perfectly for them, there are no manuals, you don’t know what life has in store for you.”

“I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.”

“If you’re going to be alive and on this planet, you have to, like, suck the marrow out of every day and get the most out of it.”

“Sometimes I bust out and do things so permanent. Like tattoos and marriage.”

“When you’ve been locked up in a mental institution, people are going to ask questions. It was OK, because I didn’t have to act perfect all the time.”

John Cleese

John Cleese: A famous British actor. He was born in 1939 in England. Most famous for his roles in the Monty Python movies in the 1970s and 1980s. Also gained fame for his role as Hotel Manager, Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers.

“I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and that’s to get rid of all my other desires.”

“You don’t have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life’s about change.”

“If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking ‘Do you want fries with that?'”

“Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.”

“A man will give up almost anything except his suffering.”


Gwyneth Paltrow: Born in 1972 in Los Angeles, California in the United States. Active as an actress since 1990. Married to Chris Martin, the Coldplay frontman. Famous for her roles in Shakespeare in Love, Shallow Hal, The Talented Mr Ripley and a few others. She needs no introduction.

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.”

“I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation defending America because no matter what the political agenda, it’s still a fantastic, amazing place.”

“If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish.”

“It’s a waste of time for people to say things they think other people want to hear, or try and come off in a certain way. I try to be as honest as I can.”

“There’s something that sort of weirds me out about actors who want to be rock stars, and the other way around too.”

Related Links:
Gwyneth PaltrowWikipedia
John Cleese – Wikipedia
Drew Barrymore – Wikipedia
Ben Stiller – Wikipedia

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