John Krasinski Quotes In English

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John Krasinski Quotes In English

Hello, Welcome in a collection of notable quotes and sayings by John Krasinski on fun, comedy, work, love, marriage, friends etc. Our team gives you some quotes about John Krasinski. He was born on 20 October 1979 (age 40 years), St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. John Burke Krasinski is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of a number of accolades, including four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. He has got education in Brown University (2001), Newton South High School (1997), Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

  • “People have a sense of humor, even if it’s not a good one, and everybody has stakes.”

  • “I’ve never been compared to Bugs Bunny and that’s amazing, thank you.”

  • “I certainly went into losing my virginity terrified. Going on stage, I could only have imagined the worst possible outcomes. And then it went fine.”

  • “When everything gets turned upside down, it only leads to better quality stuff.”

  • “The first time I ever cried in a movie was in Dead Poet’s Society.”

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  • “I’m not going to pretend that bad things don’t happen. I just hope my daughter has enough understanding that when they do, just give me a call.”

  • “Richard Jenkins read the script [The Hollars] and really liked it, but he said, ‘If you can get Margo Martindale, I’ll do it. Otherwise, good luck.”

  • “I’m happy to announce to the world that I’m a crier. It doesn’t take a lot for me to cry at stuff.”

  • “I am in that everything [ David Foster Wallace] writes is pretty much the best stuff I’ve read, so that makes me a fan I guess.”

  • “My favorite scene on the show [The Office] is on the booze cruise when I finally get to talk to her and tell her, and I react exactly how I would react by saying nothing.”

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  • “All I’ve ever wanted to do was be a great dad, and yet there’s no stopping this existential mirror that’s held up to yourself when you’re about to have a kid.”

  • “Family comes first for me in every single way.”

  • “It’s a big thing to feel like you’re doing something that’s actually affecting people.”

  • “I grew up with the Boston vibe and the Catholic vibe. I don’t want to put anybody out.”

  • “That was okay [ working with George Clooney]. One of these days I’ll work with a good director.”

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  • “Writing and directing just sort of fell into my lap.”

  • “When I look at my parents I’m like, ‘This is easy. Staying together for 35 years? How hard is that?’ They’re like, ‘Very hard.”

  • “I think one of the coolest things for my daughters is that they’ll get to see their mom being a working mom. It’s one of the things I’ll be most proud of.”

  • “James Cagney as a baby is not my ideal thing.”

  • “Why don’t we try falling in love first and then I’ll see what happens after that?”

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  • “Imagination is the most powerful tool you have. You learn it from all the greats. The Star Wars films are secretive. Anything J.J. Abrams does is secretive. Those guys haven’t done too poorly.”

  • “You should know the ins and outs [of the marriage]. So it was nice to see a little bit of background.”

  • “I have people printing that I have. Never been engaged. As far as what I think of marriage, I think it’s great. I think I’d like to be married some day, but I’ll start with love.”

  • “I have no problem with people seeing me as the nice guy. I hope they don’t see me as just the nice guy.”

  • “I usually save these answers [on the institution of marriage] for my Barbara Walters Special, but she didn’t call so I’ve never been engaged, despite popular belief.”

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  • “To me, television is one of the most exciting things going on right now, as far as content goes. Some of these shows that are on television are better than any of the movies out there.”

  • “We live in a very modern age and the dynamic of raising kids and being a professional are intersecting a lot more – especially for women.”

  • “The one-liner of this movie [ The Hollars], you’ve probably heard before: ‘A guy goes home to his family and finds out about himself.”

  • “For me, anything I do is totally up for conversation and it’s not my right to be able to stop a person from writing whatever they want. What’s harmful and hurtful is when people speculate.”

  • “I’m a sucker where I love shifting tides.”

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  • “You can’t do anything to be funny. That’s cringeworthy. If your humor comes out of a place of love every time, you don’t make the joke bigger than you. The funniest comedians are in touch with their emotional level.”

  • “I love this script [The Hollars] because I’m lucky enough to come from a really tightknit family.”

  • “I don’t want my kids to ever think that I am choosing my job over them.”

  • “It’s not about celebrity or not. It’s all about, do you have that ‘girl in a cardigan’ in you. You gotta have that.”

  • “Let’s be honest, there are a lot of family movies; I like some of them, I don’t like other ones.”

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  • “You can make jokes but [ George Clooney] is everything that anyone’s ever said about him.”

  • “I fell in love with the book [ Brief Interviews with Hideous Men] and always wanted to do something with and fought to get the rights, which was pretty fun and an incredible experience in itself.”

  • “There’s not swelling music and emotional scenes in life, and there’s not long pauses when you tell a joke for everybody to laugh. That’s not how it goes. Life just sort of happens to you.

  • “One of the best lessons I’ve ever gotten in my life is to anticipate nothing because it’s always worse in your head than it really is.”

  • “My favorite water cooler topic is fantasy football. I used to make fun of friends for doing it and now I’m obsessed.”

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  • “I planned on being an English teacher, but I don’t know where that went.”

  • “Being [in] a show that you get to say good-bye instead of being asked to leave is a real honor.”

  • “Truly, when I say the show has given me everything, it’s given me everything.”

  • “I’m not looking to do ‘Half Nelson’ next, but to play anything that’s a little more complex is really fun.”

  • “I’ve always loved those movies where somebody thinks they want something, and then they realize that the thing they really want is right in front of them.”

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  • “I’m really not feeling one way or the other with comedy or drama, I’m just sort of doing projects that I’ve been finding really fun to be a part of.”

  • “For me, there are worse things than being pigeonholed as the nice guy.”

  • “All the cliches are true about parenting. All I’ve ever wanted to do is be a father, but there’s this existential mirror that’s held up when you have a kid.”

  • “The only reason why I acted in school was because of the community, like I was in the chorus of every play, I was never really the lead.”

  • “I didn’t go to the special screening on a spaceship where everybody goes to have their special screenings…Everybody knows that’s what happens in Hollywood.”

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  • “Being from Boston, I think we have to get the ‘Good Will Hunting’ poster tattooed on our backs when we’re like 16 or 17; it’s just a rite of passage. That movie is so, so, so huge.”

  • “I think we owe absolutely everything to the fans.”

  • “I have the most incredible parents and they didn’t put pressure on me. I grew up in a house and no matter what they thought of things, it was always about my choice.”

  • “Luckily, I have two of the coolest parents around. They’re so open about having any and all experiences, so they never hindered us in any way by categorizing or judging anything.”

  • “I’m a sap, I’ll cry at anything. But I don’t cry when I feel manipulated, or when there’s a music cue telling me to.”

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  • “People aren’t throwing themselves at me, but I also don’t go out very much. Like, when I do go out, it’s for breakfast, so it’s a little hard to throw yourself at me during breakfast.”

  • “I’ve always loved where my dad came from and the ideals that instilled in me.”

  • “I think it’s a big chance to take to make a movie that’s about as something as pure and honest and something people can relate to everyday.”

  • “My parents and my brothers and their wives are incredible and formed me as a person long before I got to Hollywood.”

  • “When you have two people that good in a movie, I think it adds a class and a feeling of importance for other actors that they want to be involved.”

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  • “I’m sure there’s pieces of me in all the characters I play.”

  • “Probably the biggest challenge for me as a director was to not show how scared I was. I was surrounded by some of the most talented people in the industry, and I had to pretend I knew what I was doing.”

  • “[George Clooney] knows exactly what he wants and so he knows that you’ve done a good job before you do.To be that big of a star and that grounded and that classy, I’m mean [ George Clooney] was a true mentor for me and, as a director, he’s incredible.”

  • “Ninety percent of your job is done if you find the right cast.”

  • “I learned that the best way to work is to allow the scene to live on its own before making major adjustments, whether in rehearsal or on film.”

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  • “After three takes, [George Clooney] is like, ‘We got it,’ and I’m still thinking, ‘I’m just getting used to this. I shouldn’t have done it in a Russian accent.’ No, he’s great. He’s a good guy.”

  • “Keeping it real is the key and I don’t know how they’ve done that week after week. I think the key is that everybody can sort of empathize with [The Office].”

  • “There’s a large oak tree in the Newton Centre park playground that is legendary because only a few humans have hit it with a baseball from home plate, and B.J. Novak is among them. And I was there that day.”

  • “Trophies and medals have never meant much to me. I’ve had amazing experiences, which let you feel like you’ve accomplished something.”

  • “After three takes, [George Clooney] is like, ‘We got it,’ and I’m still thinking, ‘I’m just getting used to this. I shouldn’t have done it in a Russian accent.’ No, he’s great. He’s a good guy.”

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  • “Boston is actually the capital of the world. You didn’t know that? We breed smart-ass, quippy, funny people. Not that I’m one of them. I just sorta sneaked in under the radar.”

  • “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life. And I’m really sensitive, so I take even small mistakes as huge ones.”

  • “I went to Dave Eggers with this idea of doing a movie about a guy going through some sort of Frank Capra-esque journey.”

  • “Directing was a great experience, but it’s terrifying to have the responsibility of carving up the other actors’ performances.”

  • “I think that whether you’re married or not, in any relationship, there’s always the terror that you’re going to screw something up.”

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  • “I had done one failed pilot. I remember, when it failed, I was like, ‘Oh my God, how does someone survive this? That’s it – that’s the end of my career; it’s over.”

  • “It looks like I’ve been smart about it, but truly, I’ve been incredibly lucky to have the right people notice me and want to work with me.”

  • “I’ve fallen in love with shows like ‘Homeland’ and ‘The Wire.’ And I think ‘The Office’ is in a category like that.”

  • “I’m not trying to be the triple threat guy. I’m still working on this one threat; acting.”

  • “It’s tough to live in New York and be in the business.”

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  • “The real drawback when you write with a partner is that where you want it to go and where they want it to go is similar, but not exactly lined up, and that’s where it’s going to lead you into trouble.”

  • “I credit NTI, truthfully, with everything as far as where my head is and what my goals are and dreams are. I would say it was probably one of the most influential moments of my life, being there.”

  • “I want to start a Dunkin’ Donuts in Los Angeles. I already have the perfect location picked out. It would be the old Tower Records buildings on Sunset.”

  • “I’ve always loved where my dad came from and the ideals that he instilled in me.”

  • “I had never taken acting at Brown to be the beginnings of a career. I always did it just for fun.”

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  • “I’m really not feeling one way or the other with comedy or drama, I’m just sort of doing projects that I’ve been finding really fun to be a part of.”

  • “No matter what a guy says, if he shows up at all the places you’re at, he’s hooked.”

  • “For me, ‘Arrested Development’ is the cornerstone of recent television comedy. It’s so incredibly flawless and perfect.”

  • “I’m really not feeling one way or the other with comedy or drama, I’m just sort of doing projects that I’ve been finding really fun to be a part of.”

  • “There are always roles that seem enticing that you can’t do because of scheduling.”

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  • “I always stay with my parents. When you come home, you gotta do that. It’s weird to be like, ‘Hey, I’m at a hotel. Drive 20 minutes to see me, and we’ll have dinner.”

  • “Hearing anyone think that I’m any form of sexy or handsome is incredibly flattering.”

  • “Most of the people I know who work out seriously do so because they have such an amazing outlook on life. To be who I want to be, I’m going to work out to be more positive, more active. It’s proactive.”

  • “This is the time for me to step out and show that I don’t just want to play the nice guy roles, and I think I’ll find out what my limits are.”

  • “Being funny is one of my greatest strengths. I can make girls smile when they’re down, and when they’re having a good time, I can carry on the joke.”

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  • “My name was originally John Collins, but I just didn’t think it had the flair I needed. I found out the poet laureate of Poland was named Krasinski and so it seemed like a shoe-in for show business.”

  • “Bizarrely, on movie sets, they don’t really dig it when you look in the camera, which is a bizarre fact.”

  • “Always trying new things is always more fun, and it can be scary, but it’s always more fun in the end.”

  • “My favorite water cooler topic is fantasy football. I used to make fun of friends for doing it and now I’m obsessed.”

  • “I think we all have a responsibility to tell good stories.”

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  • “My main focus is to always try to be myself first, and then, hey, if I wear a cool jacket, that’s a bonus.”

  • “To me, it seems like both ‘Brief Interviews’ and ‘The Office’ deal with characters that see themselves differently than the world sees them.”

  • “If there was ever someone to look up to, it’s Tom Hanks.”

  • “I know I’m guilty of and I think a lot of people are guilty of sort of getting starry-eyed with love and sort of looking over the bad things and keep going and you don’t really prepare for how much work marriage really is.”

  • “Growing up, I remember the ‘Cheers’ finale and ‘M*A*S*H’ and all these amazing finales, and I remember them being very, very important.”

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  • “Sadly, I’m one of those people who emotionally puts things off and then gets caught very blindsided at the end.”

  • “You can’t do anything to be funny. That’s cringeworthy. If your humor comes out of a place of love every time, you don’t make the joke bigger than you. The funniest comedians are in touch with their emotional level.”

  • “I definitely had fun being a waiter. I can’t say for sure that I was a good waiter. I think that I made people have a good time.”

  • “I was a waiter before ‘The Office,’ so to me, this was a winning lottery ticket. Everything about my life has changed.”

  • “David Foster Wallace, in my opinion, is one of the greatest writers we’ve ever had, certainly in the last twenty years. His obvious dominance of the English language is partnered with honest moments and the most beautifully dark sensibility.”

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  • “All relationships are a learning experience, even ones you continue to be in. If you don’t see them as that, then that’s a problem.”

  • “I’ve always loved those movies where somebody really wants something, and then the thing they want is right in front of them.”

  • “I used to make fun of my friends who had BlackBerries. And I know that the expression CrackBerry has been going around, but now I fully understand it. I’m actually addicted to a piece of machinery, and that’s really embarrassing.”

  • “When I got to college, as I was walking across campus one day, I ripped off a little flyer for this sketch-comedy group. It ended up being one of the greatest things I’ve ever done.”

  • “I held down as many jobs as I could find, from being a waiter to working at a yoga studio and as a ticket-taker at a small theater company – anything that would allow me to go out and do auditions.”

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  • “I’m a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger. I’m that guy who rereads a book before I read newer stuff, which is probably not all that progressive, and it’s not really going to make me a better reader. I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, you should read To Kill a Mockingbird.”

  • “I don’t go out – ever. I’m lucky enough to have awesome friends, and we always end up at someone’s house. We’re big house-party guys.”

  • “I’m a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J. D. Salinger. I’m that guy who rereads a book before I read newer stuff, which is probably not all that progressive, and it’s not really going to make me a better reader.”

  • “I think we all get into situations where we don’t know how to proceed, and those are really the scariest moments that we have, but that’s also what makes us ‘grow up’ and learn a lot about each other.”

  • “By being a waiter 100 percent, I think I was a lot like any other actor in New York. I had credits because I’d work lunches during the week, and then on a Wednesday would go be lucky enough to be in a movie like ‘Kinsey.”

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  • “If you did go to high school and then college, there’s definitely a solidarity with someone that is from your hometown and knows your mom and all that stuff.”

  • “When people ask if I’m going to be sad that ‘The Office’ is over, they don’t even understand the depth of that question for me. It’s an era of my life. No one would have known my name if it wasn’t for the show.”

  • “I love feeling strong. You pick up your daughter with ease while everyone else makes a little grunt when they pick up their kids.”

  • “I taught English in Costa Rica before I went to college. I’m not an especially outdoorsy guy, but sometimes I would spot wildlife while whitewater rafting or walking in the rainforest at 5 A.M.”

  • “I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters.”

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  • “I’m that sort of weird guy who will watch a movie almost every day if I can.”

  • “’The Office’ is not one of those things you move away from. I don’t want it to go away.”

  • “I know I’m guilty of and I think a lot of people are guilty of sort of getting starry-eyed with love and sort of looking over the bad things and keep going and you don’t really prepare for how much work marriage really is.”

  • “I was one of those kids who had never seen an indie film before I got to college. If it wasn’t a big, huge tentpole movie, or if it wasn’t on the radio, I hadn’t experienced it.”

  • “[The Office] is incredible. It’s slightly overwhelming because you don’t think that anything you do….having anybody enjoy what you do is such a treat and so I know I’ve said this a hundred times but we owe it all to our writers.”

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  • “I got fired from being a lunch-shift bartender because I had a reading of a play.”

  • “I’ve never been someone who dates all that much – I’m more of a serial monogamist.”

  • “I love to have the people watching [The Office ] just because it’s fun to have people watching, but our fans are so dedicated, so smart and so cool for the most part. We don’t have these fans that overwhelm you if they see you on the street. They’re like, ‘Love the show’, or ‘What an idiot. You should have said something to her last week.’ I’m like, ‘I know.’”

  • “I remember when I saw ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,’ I wanted to go out and direct a movie right there on the streets of Manhattan. Unfortunately, you can’t without permits.”

  • “You can never perfect a relationship, and you can never perfect yourself to be in a relationship. You’re always going to be changing, and you hope it’s for the better.”

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  • “It’s definitely particular to each situation, but whether it is a long history, or someone that you’re intimidated by, or someone that you didn’t think you ever had a shot at, at the end of the day, I think we’re all living through high school, every day.”

  • “The things we always disengage with are one-sided stories or one-sided characters. They’re very boring. When you feel like you’re being hit over the head, you disengage.”

  • “Acting is always more fun for me.I love being a part of a story, I love collaborating, I love working with different directors. If I just directed more and more, it would lessen the opportunity to work with all these big directors that I’ve had the opportunity to work with.”

  • “A good part’s a good part. You can play serious and funny moments with a well-written role.”

  • “Let’s be honest, you and I have probably seen a whole lot of family films – you have to do something special. Jim Strouse has the ability to write this hairpin turn between emotion and comedy that is very real. In real life, you don’t have time to prepare for the bad stuff and you don’t have time to prepare for the good stuff, it just sort of happens.”

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  • “I wanted to be an English teacher. I wanted to do it for the corduroy jackets with patches on the side.”

  • “I admire him so much; if I was ever going to have a dude-crush, it would be on George Clooney. I mean, I don’t think you can avoid it. It’s like a superpower – he just sucks anybody in around him.”

  • “We were looking to collaborate with someone on both those fronts [ writing and directing] and it ended up just being me [in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men]. So, at this point, it’s the epitome of a passion project and I just hope people like it.”

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