Darren Criss quotes

  • Buy my album because... it's the kind of music you can be friends with. And it's the only way that *pause* aliens won't come to Earth and destroy us. I am sure of this.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Albums #Earth #Way

  • As a composer and as a musician I'm a true believer - and this is not to be overly diplomatic - I'm a believer that there's artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There's art in absolutely everything.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Art #Symphony #Musician

  • My biggest fear? My biggest fear would be turning into an inanimate object.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Inanimate Objects #Would Be

  • Never let what is popular actually define your taste or interests.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Taste #Interest

  • People fall in love with a person, not a gender
    -- Darren Criss

    #Falling In Love #People #Gender

  • I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If I like it, I don't feel guilty about it
    -- Darren Criss

    #Believe #Guilty #Pleasure

  • The power of a smile goes a long way. My mom taught me that.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Mom #Long #Way

  • There's nothing more badass than being who you are.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Badass #Who You Are

  • As a musician, I hear the harmonic value of everything - I just enjoy music.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Musician #Enjoy #Values

  • That which makes you different is what makes you strong. Whether you're gay, straight, purple, orange, dinosaur; I don't care.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Strong #Gay #Purple

  • I always shoot for the moon in my work, so that I'm happy when I land on the roof.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Moon #Land #Roof

  • Sometimes I pretend to be an octopus.  But then people are like ‘Darren what’re you doing?’ And I just sit there and laugh because they’re not cool enough to be an octopus and I’m just like ‘Hah you’re just jealous because you’re not an octopus.’
    -- Darren Criss

    #Jealous #Octopus #People

  • I just hope I can continue to do work that matters to me, I’m not interested in being any kind of superstar or anything I’m not. I’m just a dude who got lucky and an artist who cares about the work that I do.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Artist #Who Cares #Lucky

  • I play mostly guitar, and I played drums in my brother's band for a while growing up.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Brother #Growing Up #Guitar

  • Im like any other composer. If you give me five years to write a symphony, Im still going to be asking for more time two days before its due.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Writing #Years #Two

  • No one's tried to stab me. That's cool. I enjoy not being stabbed.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Enjoy

  • Its always important to recognize your situation and not take it for granted.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Important #Granted #Situation

  • I was consumed by my love for Chris Colfer, and I just couldn't hold it in any longer.
    -- Darren Criss

  • It’s been a secret too long, but I’m actually a straight male.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Long #Secret #Males

  • After gaining the incredible platform from 'Glee,' it wasn't so much of a decision to get involved as it was an opportunity to take part. I'll be honest, I'm not so much into the idea of one cause being more important than another; however, I felt that the Trevor Project was a perfect fit for my efforts. It stands for a lot of things that I believe in, as well as falls in line with much of what 'Glee' stands for.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Believe #Fall #Opportunity

  • Hope for everything, expect nothing.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Expect Nothing

  • I've been lucky enough to work with the amazing Golden Globe Award winning Chris Colfer and that is fantastic. I get to work with him on a day-to-day basis and he is such a generous talent. Chris and I like to play. He always throws me things and I ping them back to him and it's really fun. We definitely have a very lovely rapport personally - I think on screen too - and I hope you can see that in the characters.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Fun #Character #Winning

  • I know. I'm Darren. I don't know what I'm doing here.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Darren

  • I think people love to attach themselves to the idea of an overnight success. That may be true about me.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Thinking #Ideas #People

  • I don't take breaks, man, I'm always doing something.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Men #Break

  • I remember seeing Aladdin when I was five or six and loving it. I looked at the big screen and said to my mum, Whatever this Genie guy does, I want to do. Mum said I couldnt be a genie, but that Robin Williams, who did the voice-over in the film, was an actor. So I said, OK, then, I want to be an actor.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Voice #Guy #Robins

  • I never thought I would meet Mariah Carey, but I really never thought I'd be introduced to her by Whitney Houston. She's like, 'Hey, baby, this is Mariah.' I'm like, 'I know. I'm Darren. I don't know what I'm doing here.'
    -- Darren Criss

    #Baby #Hey #Houston

  • I wish I was old Hollywood.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Wish #Hollywood #Old Hollywood

  • I don't shave when I'm not working.
    -- Darren Criss

  • I mean, part of me would love to be a fat tenured professor of theater someday.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Mean #Someday #Theater

  • I never let my politics supersede my manners.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Manners

  • I'm very specific and ambitious in plotting out my goals and never take no for an answer - so it's not like things just fall in my lap.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Fall #Goal #Ambitious

  • Challenge is good for any relationship.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Challenges

  • Fashion is about owning whatever you're wearing, regardless of if it's a high fashion statement or not.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Fashion #High Fashion #Fashion Statement

  • I would be the worst president in the history of the United States. Unless you want the apocalypse to happen really soon then yes, I'll run for president.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Running #President #Want

  • For me, I think everybody with half a heart tries to do their best to do their part of good during the holiday season.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Heart #Holiday #Thinking

  • I’ve always loved fairytales, and I’ve loved the concept of, um, some of the best parts of a lot of stories are the beginning.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Stories #Fairytale

  • There's not a damn thing that I do on my own that's not for my fans or for people that have supported me. So I don't really care about my agenda, I wanna be on yours.
    -- Darren Criss

    #People #Fans #Agendas

  • I'm on cloud nine.. i wouldn't even say cloud nine... more like cloud ten... cloud nine was old news.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Clouds #News #Nine

  • I like orange and blue together, but I would never wear them.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Blue #Orange #Together

  • What can you expect from me in the next five years? Well... I'll get older
    -- Darren Criss

    #Years #Next #Wells

  • Yeah, there has been alot of changes in my life since I started glee...I bought a new sweater...
    -- Darren Criss

    #Sweaters #Glee #Yeah

  • I have an unabashed adoration of cheesy pop music.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Cheesy #Pops #Adoration

  • No matter what, I will always prefer a live performance. Whether it be a play or a musical, or playing music live. As long as it's live, it's the best because there's sort of an immediacy to connection between an audience and a performer, whereas where you do film or television, you're at the whim of so many different forces.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Play #Long #Musical

  • I'm always just waiting for someone to cut me off; I'm a chatty guy.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Cutting #Guy #Waiting

  • I’m super annoying, I’m the kind of guy that if there’s no recycling bins around I hoard plastic bottles, put them in my bag and I bring them home. If I can afford it I want to put solar panels in.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Home #Guy #Want

  • I want people to know that there is nothing more badass than being yourself.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Being Yourself #Badass #People

  • Glee is more then just a show now. It's become a wonderful culture celebrating the underdog and glorifying individuality.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Individuality #Underdog #Glee

  • Please don't kill me, I'm nice.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Nice #Kill Me #Please

  • Guys I’m kind of nutty, but you have to understand that that’s all just me being myself.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Guy #Kind #Being Myself

  • Chris Colfer... he's like a... playful wood-nymph.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Nymphs #Woods

  • I've always been the annoying kid who sang.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Kids #Annoying

  • My name's Darren. I'm a musician, part time idiot. That's a full time job actually.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Jobs #Names #Musician

  • All my aunts in the Phillipines, they look at me and say 'Darreeeeeen! You so thin! Eat!'
    -- Darren Criss

    #Aunt #Looks #Look At Me

  • When I was in college, I was in the theater department, which for anyone who has been involved in any kind of theater program, you know that it's really wacky and tight-knit, a real family. Me and my good friends from college would do random shows and plays that were sometimes serious, but most of the time really goofy and funny.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Real #Good Friend #College

  • I mean, come on, Beyonce's the queen of pop music. She's the queen. If you could run for queen... I would put her name in the suggestion box. She's incredible.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Running #Queens #Mean

  • When you're an artist, you have to hope for everything and expect nothing.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Artist #Expect Nothing

  • I'm ambitious in the sense that I raise the bar high for myself.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Ambitious #Bars #Raises

  • We are a categorically obsessed culture, where we have to compartmentalize everything in reference to another thing, like, 'What does it sound like? Does it sound like this?
    -- Darren Criss

    #Sound #Doe #Culture

  • I'm this goofball. I look at myself in the mirror, and the person that I know doesn't match up to what I think people love to perceive me as.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Thinking #Mirrors #People