Greg Kinnear quotes

  • Cat lovers turn into cat collectors.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Cat #Lovers #Turns

  • There is a gambling element to being somebody who is going to take on the job of constantly trying to represent and prop up people who might be somewhat shady. That notion is probably part of how they got the rap. But, I have to find the balance of being colorful, being at times despicable, and also being somebody who does believe in something.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Jobs #Believe #Rap

  • When I look back on my childhood, I think of that short time in Beirut. I know that seeing the city collapse around me forced me to grasp something many people miss: the fragility of peace.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Thinking #Cities #People

  • Part of filmmaking is always a guessing game, and part of it is always a game of trust.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Games #Guessing #Filmmaking

  • Let's keep the chemists over here and the food over here, that's my feeling. What do I know? But that is a big aspect of fast food is their ability to artificially taint the colors and the smells and stuff to stimulate appetite.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Smell #Color #Feelings

  • I don't consider a lot of actors that I really admire movie stars.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Stars #Actors #Admire

  • I really don't make a concerted effort to try to find a type of role.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Effort #Trying #Roles

  • I was 12 when my parents told me we were moving to Lebanon. I remember thinking, 'Leba-who?' I had absolutely no concept of the place.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Moving #Thinking #Parent

  • Of course, actors look forward to the day when they can do a big courtroom scene.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Looks #Actors #Scene

  • Sometimes I look back and think, 'Good. I'd love to go in and bang out a good episode of 'Talk Soup' today.'
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Thinking #Bangs #Looks

  • There's no harmony in most people in a way, and I'm attracted to it, and I think it makes for good storytelling.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Thinking #People #Way

  • You don't get to pick your partners in families; you get assigned a seat at the table.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Tables #Partners

  • I went door-to-door selling cable television subscriptions when I was in college. Not to date myself, but cable was just coming on. I had terrible territories, and they would give me $25, if I got somebody to let them come and just put the little cord in their house.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #College #Doors #Giving

  • You learn more about a person from the people around that person than you do from the person themselves. We all have our own ideas of who we are that may or may not be justified, and you can really find out a heck of a lot more accurately from the people around an individual.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Ideas #People #May

  • My grandfather had two boys, my uncle had three boys, my dad had me and my two brothers, each of my brothers have had two boys. Then something happened with the chromosomal experiment and suddenly I've got three girls.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Girl #Brother #Uncles

  • Cher's great, she's incredible. She is an enormous, enormous star, who goes anywhere and crowds follow her...and yet she's a disciplined actress and she's down to Earth and cool. I can't say enough good things about her.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Stars #Actresses #Earth

  • I do give a great deal of forethought and zone in on character and all sorts of things like that. Never before have I just stuffed something away in the back cupboard of my brain because it was just such a crazy concept.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Crazy #Character #Giving

  • I like complicated characters.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Character #Complicated

  • I have always been interested in the concept of ruin.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Ruins

  • The irony is that you can't use real rain to make movies.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Real #Rain #Use

  • I'm happy to report that everybody whose face I've wanted to punch on Earth has already been punched.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Earth #Faces #Wanted

  • The tragic element of a character is always intriguing I think.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Character #Thinking #Elements

  • There's something in human nature, the trying-to-get-on-with-it quality of people, the struggle to maintain or keep the show going can be exhausting.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Struggle #People #Quality

  • A man always looks good in a dark suit.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Dark #Men #Looks

  • Audiences don't ever disappoint me, in the sense that movies I feel really good about, they usually feel really good about too.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Disappoint #Feels #Audience

  • Everybody's family has problems.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Problem

  • Good scripts and interesting stories are hard enough to find.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Interesting #Stories #Scripts

  • I can't not find humor in elements of most parts of life, but at the same time nothing ever seems perpetually funny to me.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Funny #Elements #Parts Of Life

  • I find fear is a great motivator to work hard.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Hard Work

  • I have a very well organized closet.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Closets #Wells #Organized

  • Talking about corporations - they're so big. There's not a person at a corporation.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Talking #Corporations #Bigs

  • I was always explaining why my term papers were never on time. I think that's where I got my acting training!
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Thinking #Training #Acting

  • Well, I don't know what image people have of me.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #People #Wells

  • When I was a kid, I was obsessed with this idea of opening a restaurant back in Indiana on a little pond. The guests would order their dinner and then take a little boat out with a colored flag on the front of it. When the matching color of the flag on their boat went up on a flag pole, their dinner was ready!
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Kids #Order #Color

  • Whenever Hollywood gets involved with real life events, certain liberties have to be taken.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Real #Taken #Liberty

  • I'm very leery of show business, having been in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. Buzz is a dangerous thing that I've heard applied to a lot of people that I've since not heard of again.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Years #People #Buzz

  • The automotive corporations, including Ford, I think are in the business of trying to make cars that people will drive.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Thinking #People #Car

  • I was just a quiet kid, really. I wasn't the class clown at all.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Kids #Class #Quiet

  • We all have to lead double lives, not just celebrities. The face we put on publicly with our jobs and certain situations. I think that's part of the human condition.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Jobs #Thinking #Faces

  • I've always thought Mexico City was incredibly dynamic.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Cities #Mexico

  • She is such a scene-stealer. She's got these lashes and big eyes, and when she walks on to the set everybody just says "ooh."
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Dog #Eye #Training

  • I've never felt like my career has been on fire.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Fire #Careers

  • I've never had a clear road map. When things come along, I benefit.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Benefits #Maps #Clear

  • Setting goals can blind you to opportunities. You might be trying to get to point C. When opportunity B comes, you don't even look at it because you're going straight to C.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Opportunity #Goal #Trying

  • In my sophomore year, a kid told me that the secret to getting women is to play really, really hard to get. I followed his advice, and I didn't have so much as a date that year.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Kids #Years #Play

  • I'm a terrible procrastinator. When we go to the airport, if they're not literally closing the door behind my sweaty, hyperventilating body, I feel I've been there too long.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Airports #Doors #Long

  • It's not easy to tell a story about writers and make that feel like a complete story and an interesting story.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Interesting #Stories #Easy

  • There's times when I'll see a show, or something cooking on TV, and think, 'That can really be fun when it's working.' But it's a grind. I did that at NBC, it was five days a week. I was doing 'Talk Soup' and 'Later' at the same time. It's a hard job, more difficult than people realize.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #Jobs #Fun #Thinking

  • I really don't make a concerted effort to try to find a type of role. Maybe I've just done enough of them now where people are like, 'Oh, it's the guy that's in a swirling vortex of despair, send it to Kinnear!' I don't really know, but it does seem to be a recurring theme.
    -- Greg Kinnear

    #People #Effort #Guy