Tim Allen quotes

  • Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Mom #Sexy #Fun

  • All men like to think that they can do it alone, but a real man knows that there no substitute for support , encouragement or a pit crew.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Encouragement #Real #Wrestling

  • A guy knows he's in love when he loses interest in his car for a couple of days.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Romantic #Couple #Car

  • I have to get a licence to drive a motorcycle to protect myself and the people around me. I am adamant there should be some sort of licensing required to have children.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Children #People #Motorcycle

  • I'm a creative guy, artistically with graphics.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Creative #Guy

  • I love doing logos. I've been a graphic artist all my life.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Artist #Logos #Graphic

  • My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Funny #Mom #Mother

  • Electricity can be dangerous. My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn't go far didn't see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Funny #Nephew #Pennies

  • Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Funny #Witty #Car

  • Men are pigs. Too bad we own everything.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Men #Pigs #Comedy

  • In marriage, compromise nurtures the relationship.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Compromise #Nurture

  • Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Mom #Kids #Example

  • Jill, we became parents so we could tell our kids what to do. Otherwise we're just the tallest people living here.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Kids #People #Parent

  • Can we take a direct flight back to reality or do we have to change planes in Denver?
    -- Tim Allen

    #Reality #Denver #Flight

  • There is no greater feeling than when a groom turns to see his bride and has tears in his eyes because she is so beautiful.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Marriage #Beautiful #Eye

  • They say you only go around once, but with a muscle car you can go around two or three times.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Inspirational #Two #Car

  • Why go to a church to worship God? A church is man made. God never said, "And let there be aluminum siding." Climbing a tree to talk to God sounds like a better idea since only God can make a tree. And if that tree's on a golf course, all the better.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Humorous #Golf #Men

  • If you don't decide where you're going, life will decide for you.
    -- Tim Allen

  • Speeding is like drugs. It makes everything come at you fast, and when you go back to normal driving, safe driving, prudent driving, it seems boring. That's the danger of drugs. At first it's intoxicating, but then the rest of your life you're trying to find that very first time. It never is the same.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Drug #Trying #Safe

  • When you're 6 or 7, your father becomes this wonderful presence in your life. I really responded to my father. And then, the very moment I realized that I loved him unconditionally, that life was going to be great just because he was in it, he was gone.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Father #Gone #Wonderful

  • If you want to condemn yourself for the mistakes you've made, let's be fair, that means you've got to congratulate yourself for all the good things you've done. It's okay to say, "God, I wish I'd done this; yeah, but I did do that." Then it kind of balances out.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Mistake #Mean #Balance

  • The greatest missile in the world is useless ... unless it's targeted. A torpedo is adrift unless it has someplace to go. An arrow is pointless unless it hits something. So it's important for kids--for everyone, even if you fail at first--to target something and head in that direction. With all your might.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Kids #Arrows #Important

  • Sometimes you get the sense that the Creator is getting to that point of "Yeah, we might have to reboot.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Might #Sometimes #Yeah

  • Pere Noel. Babbo Natale. Pelznickel. Topo Gigio
    -- Tim Allen

    #Christmas #Noel

  • I don't understand why it has to be either - or - either socialism or democracy. Why can't we combine things to get the best of each system?
    -- Tim Allen

    #Democracy #Socialism

  • Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Jobs #Children #Men

  • Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Funny #Positive #Liars

  • You don't know what people are really like until they're under a lot of stress.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Stress #People #Stressed

  • The world's a mean place. It's unfair, then it's fair. It's hateful, then it's loving. It's a very peculiar place on philosophical and metaphysical and religious levels.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Religious #Philosophical #Mean

  • Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words 'large' or 'size' with 'rear end.' Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Use #Size #Comedy

  • Nothing's as easy as it is on a sitcom. Issues that we take care of in 20 minutes on the show can stretch out over years in real families.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Real #Years #Issues

  • While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot. The judge had suggested I get my act together, and I took him seriously.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Giving #Judging #Together

  • I was gone so much in my first marriage. I love the moments when I engage with my youngest daughter now. It's not my thing to sit on the ground and play tea party, but I'll do it because it's a moment that will stick with me forever.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Mother #Daughter #Party

  • Before Kady was born, I didn't think having a kid would be such a big deal. My attitude was simple: Babies are nice, play with them, put them in the closet until the next time.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Baby #Attitude #Children

  • Being wealthy when no one else is, is like being the only one at the party with a drink.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Party #Wealth #Drink

  • Men often do things for women that they don't want to do, so that women will do things for men that they don't want to do.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Love #Dream #Men

  • Playing golf is like going to a strip joint. After 18 holes you are tired and most of your balls are missing.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Tired #Golf #Missing

  • I used to live an isolated existence, even in relationships, but now my family knows me for who I really am. Mostly, that's a good thing.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Success #My Family #Good Things

  • The big advantage to playing the Venetian in Las Vegas - where it's a beautiful theater - is that unlike other places, even many other nice venues, I can do a set and lighting cues, I can put on a real show. I can dress up, wear a tux.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Beautiful #Real #Nice

  • In the last three years of racing I've met as many women fans as men fans, and in NASCAR it's the same thing. My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn't have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Men #Years #Differences

  • I'm a pretty solid Christian. But even as an altar boy, I was always asking the bigger questions--you know: if God is, in fact, good, what is all this death I see? And if God is gentle, what is all this suffering I see? I've found some of the answers in Eastern religion. It explained my Christianity to me. Good and evil are the same thing. You can't have one without the other. It's the balance, it's the temperance of things.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Christian #Boys #Evil

  • I have way too many commitments. I get pulled in too many directions and I never seem to be able to satisfy anybody. People get turned on by knowing a celebrity, even my friends and family. They feel that there's something exciting about me, but in reality there's no substance to it. People in airports just hold on to me expecting something and it seems that I always come up empty. It's frustrating because I'm trying to please everybody, and ya just can't do that ... at least I can't.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Commitment #Reality #Knowing

  • What causes sibling rivalry?" "Having more than one kid.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Sibling #Kids #Causes

  • Man is the only animal to borrow tools.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Men #Animal #Tools

  • I had a very easy time loving an audience. But when it's one-on-one with somebody, all I wanted to do was run away, because maybe they're going to want something from me I can't give, or they're going to hurt me.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Running #Hurt #Giving

  • The world is your oyster when you are successful. That was when I was getting scripts. I was planning for this. I like this business. Parts of it I love, and I didn't want it to just end. The further you get away from your success, the less your phone rings. The next thing you know, it's 20 years later and you're in a mall going, "Remember when Al and I used to do something like this...
    -- Tim Allen

    #Successful #Phones #Oysters

  • I think there's a percentage [of the audience] that don't realize, that don't know that [standup] is how everything began. We planned it, we work hard, rehearsals to get this. It's more of a ... it's not just coming in there in a T-shirt and holding a microphone.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Hard Work #Thinking #Rehearsal

  • Men aren't men until they can get to Sears by themselves.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Men #Sears

  • If it ain't broke, you can probably still fix it.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Broke #Stills

  • I may go back and spice it up with a little bit of the tool stuff and grunting and all that that I know so well. But it feels like I'm rehashing old material. And some of my audiences like that. So I'm there to entertain. I'm not there to make a political statement or anything like that. I'm there to entertain.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Political #Spices #May

  • Men aren't allowed to have self-esteem, because we're already supposed to have all the power.... But most men earn less than they want, barely the minimum wage. They're drones. They do stuff they don't want to do to support their families, and they're not sure why they do it. They don't know what they're doing half the time, and any time we stick up for ourselves, we're pigs because we don't know how to articulate our frustrations and joys.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Self Esteem #Frustration #Men

  • Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Real #Son #Men

  • I do a lot of family shows.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Shows

  • I have a thing for tools.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Tools

  • I have an only child. She's so independent and good with adults.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Children #Independent #Adults

  • I have irrational fears, and they all go back to losing my father as a kid. I've never gotten over it.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Father #Kids #Irrational Fear

  • I think women like Ferraris. A Ferrari is everybody's car.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Thinking #Car #Ferrari

  • In my experience, it's all wonderful with girls until about 16. Around that time, boys kind of calm down and start focusing their testosterone. Girls get a little challenging, especially for fathers.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Girl #Father #Boys

  • When somebody tells you they're not very smart, they're saying exactly the opposite.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Smart #Opposites #Very Smart

  • I have always enjoyed do-it-yourself projects, .. Being in a position to actually help design and bring tools to market is an incredible opportunity. Being able to fund charities as a result is phenomenal.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Opportunity #Design #Tools

  • There are flaws in the way politics is reported in this country today and we should do something about it, .. Radio and television coverage of politics doesn't see its role as a mission to explain, but to destroy, in a pernicious culture in which journalists pit themselves against politicians.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Country #Pits #Television

  • I've always felt, and I don't like to say this because I sound like an ex-patriot, I always feel quite a bit more comfortable sometimes in Canada. For a variety of reasons. I just think it's a politer place. Kind of. You don't have quite the population to deal with but you don't immediately get into skirmishes with everybody. If you had any passport, any terrorist would let the Canadians off the plane.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Thinking #Population #Canada

  • Can a woodchuck chuck wood? Because the question is, "how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if," so you haven't established or proved without any shadow of a doubt that a woodchuck could chuck wood. Frankly, I believe that they chew wood. I don't think they can chuck wood at all! I take offense to the whole chucking question.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Funny #Believe #Thinking

  • I look at it this way: How much of the day are you awake? You think, "I've gotta get that dry cleaning, I gotta get this going, and this, and this, and this." And all of a sudden it's dinnertime. And then there's a moment of connection with your spouse or your friends. Then you read and go to bed. Wake up and then it's the same all over. You're not awake, you're not living, you're not experiencing. We start early medicating ourselves. We start kids early, on TV and video games and so on.
    -- Tim Allen

    #Life #Kids #Thinking

  • Now the denominator ... why don't they just call it the bottom number? The denominator ... that sounds like a Schwarzenegger movie doesn't it? [impersonating Arnold Schwarzenegger] I am the Denominator. I'll give your leg a compound fraction!
    -- Tim Allen

    #Numbers #Giving #Legs

  • I wonder if to stare into the face of God will drive me crazy. (I wonder who would blink first.)
    -- Tim Allen

    #God #Crazy #Humorous