Jonah Hill quotes

  • Germany's amongst my top three places in the world I'd like to live.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Germany #Three #World

  • You really feel an obligation to someone when they're trusting you to do something, and you promise that you'll come through for them.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Promise #Obligation

  • New Orleans is like the bad-kid island in 'Pinocchio.'
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Kids #Islands #New Orleans

  • Writing has made me a better actor. Acting has made me a better writer. So why wouldn't directing make me a better actor and writer?
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Writing #Acting #Actors

  • As an actor, you tell part of a story. As a writer, you get more of telling that story. But as a director, they're seeing the world through your eyes.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Eye #Directors #Stories

  • I always say I want to eventually shift my career to directing and writing.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Writing #Careers #Want

  • The great romance of your youth is your best friend at that age.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Romance #Age #Youth

  • I've learned through experience of playing different characters, some of whom were jerks, that when you play a character who is pretentious or obnoxious, in any way, it's important to knock them down a peg.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Character #Play #Important

  • I just like to act and write and produce. To me, making movies is the ultimate goal.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Writing #Goal #Produce

  • I learn a lot from every director that I work with. I sit on set and watch them, every one.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Directors #Watches

  • I love it, man; I'm 23 years old and I'm lucky enough to write movies as a job! I just feel really blessed and can't believe it's happening.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Jobs #Believe #Blessed

  • I mean, I find things that happened in real life to be the funniest - things that you observe instead of crazy abstract things, you know.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Crazy #Real #Mean

  • I would never remake something that was like 'The Godfather.' Things that are truly important to me, I could never remake or reboot, or whatever.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Important #Remakes

  • I'm a big hip hop fan.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Hip Hop #Fans #Hips

  • I'm an actor, I'm not a comedian, I never was a comedian.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Comedian #Actors

  • Professionally, I feel like I won the lottery and I am the luckiest person in the entire world.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #World #Feels #Persons

  • '21 Jump Street' is great. I just made that, and produced it and was a writer on it. It's starring myself and Channing Tatum, and maybe some surprise guests.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Guests #Surprise #Made

  • I grew up in the '80s in L.A., so Ice Cube and Magic Johnson are my heroes.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Hero #Ice #Magic

  • I believe in collaboration. I think that is the most entertaining and effective way to write for me, personally.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Believe #Writing #Thinking

  • My heroes are Bill Murray and Dustin Hoffman. Those are the two actors that both do comedies and dramas, seamlessly. Also John C. Reilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman. They're all just great actors, neither comedic nor dramatic. They're just great actors.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Drama #Hero #Two

  • All this stuff is so mind-blowing to me that I get to do in my life. Throwing the first pitch out at the White Sox game on a random Wednesday? Like who am I? How did I get this life? I'm glad I'm not jaded, and little kids are the least jaded people in the entire world, so it's fun to be around people that still find wonder in how cool things are.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Fun #Kids #Games

  • I run and do a lot of push-ups and eat healthy.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Running #Healthy

  • I've never had issues with popularity. I was always a popular guy... I've always had friends and loved ones and everything, so it wasn't like, 'Oh man, I gotta fill some void that was left by high school.' I had a great high-school experience.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #School #Men #Issues

  • Albert Brooks is definitely one of my biggest influences, for sure.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Influence #Brooks

  • I assume everything I do in life is gonna be a failure, and then if it turns up roses, then I'm psyched.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Rose #Assuming #Life Is

  • I am a filmmaker fanatic. I have never been star-struck by an actor once in my entire life.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Stars #Actors #Filmmaker

  • Besides the fact that I make movies, there's nothing interesting about my life at all, unfortunately.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Interesting #Facts

  • When I first met the world, basically, or introduced myself to people, I was in 'Superbad,' and I feel the same way I felt promoting 'Superbad' in an underdog style that I feel promoting 'Moneyball.'
    -- Jonah Hill

    #People #Style #Underdog

  • When a movie like 'Superbad' or 'Moneyball' comes out, people make you feel like you're the most important person on the planet. The truth is, you're a billion percent not the most important person on the planet. It's all insulated in your world and no one could care less. It's just a movie.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #People #Important #World

  • Once you make a movie like 'Superbad,' when it's popular and you're the lead, you get offered all kinds of things and there's a temptation to make bad movies either for the money or to maintain your relevance in pop culture.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Temptation #Culture #Kind

  • It wasn't like, 'I'ma lose weight and start doing dramas.' I wanted to be healthier, and that was the impetus for wanting to lose weight - it's just about being healthy and feeling good.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Drama #Feel Good #Healthy

  • Writing is as big a part of my career as acting is, financially and time wise. So, yeah, I love it. That's all I wanted to do since I was young was be a writer. So that and acting are the two most important aspects of my career.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Wise #Writing #Careers

  • I mean, being shot in slow motion doing cocaine by Martin Scorsese is, like, maybe every actor's dream. Nothing will compare to it. Except maybe having kids.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Dream #Mean #Kids

  • The great thing about 'Allen Gregory' is that we try to make it really questionable that the things he says have happened, have really happened. We like that ambiguity.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Trying #Ambiguity #Questionable

  • I love my parents. But I'm almost 28 and it's not fun to be asked, 'What are you doing today? What do you want for dinner? When are you going to be home?' It just makes you feel like a kid. It's this juxtaposition of feeling annoyed and really lucky to have people who love you so much.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Fun #Love You #Kids

  • I play a lot of games on my iPhone. There is a game called Rat on a Scooter that I will promote as much as possible because it has brought me so much joy.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Iphone #Games #Play

  • I was thin in high school and then I gained weight. I went to a nutritionist. I learned for the first time about what things are healthy to eat, basically.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #School #Healthy #Weight

  • I'm really proud of 'Moneyball.' To me, it's about feeling pride in a movie I made. I think when I'm an old man I'll be able to show it to my grandkids with pride. That's all I can really go for: making movies to please me.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Pride #Men #Thinking

  • I started writing and acting in these little plays and then I was discovered by Dustin Hoffman. He got me my first audition for a film he was in, called 'I Heart Huckabees.'
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Writing #Heart #Play

  • I'm sure a bunch of 15-year-old kids would way rather I do 'Superbad 2 than 'Moneyball.' But I would love to do movies like 'Superbad' and movies like 'Moneyball.'
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Kids #Years #Way

  • I think our culture has gotten so skewed. People assume that because you're an actor you want to write a book to exploit your celebrity, but my celebrity is only a byproduct of me making movies. I have no intention of being a celebrity.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Book #Writing #Thinking

  • It's always better to shock people and change people's expectations than to give them exactly what they think you can do. It's not unexpected for me to be in a comedy film anymore; I'm no longer the underdog in that world. Not that I'm great or good at it or anything, it's just that I've done a bunch of them, so you're not shocked.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Thinking #People #Giving

  • A whole generation was raised to learn about comedy from 'The Simpsons.' To get to be in a booth with Homer and Marge and be in Springfield - it was unimaginable the emotions that I felt.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Generations #Comedy #Emotion

  • Stanley Kubrick made Shelly Duvall go crazy during 'The Shining.' It's like one of the best performances ever. Maybe he shouldn't have gone that far, but I love that movie.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Crazy #Shining #Gone

  • The fact that the Kardashians could be more popular than a show like 'Mad Men' is disgusting. It's a super disgusting part of our culture, but I still find it funny to make a joke about it.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Men #Mad #Facts

  • One of the greatest moments of my career was on the road promoting 'Superbad' with Michael Cera and Chris Mintz-Plasse. We were showing the movie at colleges.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #College #Careers #Moments

  • I grew up with baseball; I played in Little League and went to games with my dad. But I, as I grew up, became more of a basketball fanatic than a baseball one.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Basketball #Baseball #Dad

  • If I ever over hear people saying I give off an 'Ed Harris type of sexy vibe.' I'll be pretty psyched.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Sexy #People #Giving

  • I want to meet the man who saw a turtle and said, "People will LOVE the ninja version of that."
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Men #Turtles #People

  • Jump Street merging with MiB I think that's clean and rad and powerful.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Powerful #Thinking #Rad

  • 'Allen Gregory' came about because we wanted an animated show and we were just tossing around some ideas about me playing a 7-year-old. We thought that would be cool, because we couldn't do that in real life.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Real #Years #Ideas

  • I really care about this stuff, I care about movies, and you just have to be strong and don't be stupid; freedom of choice is a big responsibility, and I'm lucky enough not to have to just take any movie to pay the rent, so there's no need to be greedy.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Strong #Stupid #Responsibility

  • It's harder to be funny if you're handsome than if you're very normal-looking. It's just more relatable. You're the underdog. I mean it's funny to see people struggle, and you don't buy that Brad Pitt is struggling, you know that guy could be the most skill-less guy in the world, but if you look like that you will be fine for the rest of your life.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Struggle #Mean #Skills

  • 'Funny People' is my favorite performance of myself to date. Even though it's a comedy and there are serious moments, I really felt like Leo felt like a real person. It didn't feel like I was playing myself. Whether it's a comedy or drama, I just try to make it as realistic as possible.
    -- Jonah Hill

    #Real #Drama #People