Jason Bateman quotes

  • I love a massage. I'd go every day if I could. I don't need to be wrapped in herbs like a salmon fillet, but I do love a massage.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Salmon #Needs #Herbs

  • My comedic instinct, is a little bit more rooted in - my mother's British so I've always been more of the dry receiver of the crazy as opposed to the initiator of the crazy. I'm kind of predisposed to be the straight man.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Mother #Crazy #Men

  • By definition, gay is smart. I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots, but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Inspirational #Smart #Gay

  • I did a good bit of episodic television directing, but directing a movie is so much more complicated. And there's so much more responsibility because the medium is very much a director's medium. Television is much more of a producer's writer's medium so a lot of the time when you're directing a television show they have a color palette on set or a visual style and dynamic that's already been predetermined and you just kind of have to follow the rules.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Responsibility #Color #Style

  • The longer you stay in the job that you do the more you learn about what those around you do. As an actor I've always nosed around apologetically about: "oh wouldn't it be interesting if I could do that?" I can't imagine not wanting to do this everyday.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Jobs #Interesting #Everyday

  • I only wanted to get married once, so when I felt I was ready to handle it, I looked at my relationships and noticed that boyfriends get tired of girlfriends, and vice versa, but you never get tired of your friends.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Girlfriend #Tired #Vices

  • I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Sports #Growing Up #Team

  • I really enjoy playing that everyman part because that part is us, the audience. And you need somebody inside a comedy to tether the absurdity to reality.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Reality #Needs #Comedy

  • I remember my dad working with me on breaking down my script and writing out a back story for my character and all that stuff.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Dad #Writing #Character

  • I think anybody who's doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you're a teen idol by default.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Thinking #Years #Idols

  • I would rather do three or four small parts every year as opposed to some of the lower-hanging fruit that might get my name above the title.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Years #Names #Titles

  • I'd worked so hard that by the time I was 20, I wanted to play hard. And I did that really well.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Play #Wells #Wanted

  • If I'm enjoying something, I'd like to be able to just have it all. Frankly, that's the way I'm approaching my career now. I'm a total workaholic.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Careers #Able #Way

  • Jennifer Aniston and I have always just really gotten along well... I was just fortunate to be a good fit for parts in her films.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Film #Fit #Wells

  • Marathons are good training goals.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Goal #Training #Marathon

  • I never looked at fan mail, for some reason. My mother and grandmother handled my mail - although it's not like I was ever in the stratosphere of Kirk Cameron or Scott Baio.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Mother #Fans #Mail

  • I have to warn you: I bet horses like a girl.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Girl #Horse

  • I don't worry about people misinterpreting my kindness for weakness.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Kindness #People #Worry

  • I became an adult before I had a kid, which I highly recommend. I just like to throw her around. She's a really good snuggler, and she likes to give kisses and hugs.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Kids #Kissing #Giving

  • Guys like Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Sacha Baron Cohen, they do things you love to watch. I like to do the other half.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Guy #Watches #Half

  • And I've always loved commercials. I like working out how to organically weave a brand's message into the writing process. It's like an improv show, where comics ask the audience to throw out a word and a skit is built around it.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Writing #Work Out #Messages

  • Tony Hale is a devout Christian and is a complete ***** when it comes to swearing. The script called for him to swear for about 30 seconds and he just couldn't do it.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Christian #Scripts #Hale

  • Acting is just playing the violin in an orchestra. Directing is being the conductor.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Acting #Orchestra #Violin

  • I just love doing sitcoms. I'd be in them till I was gray if they'd have me.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Doing Me #Gray #Sitcom

  • A straight factor is important in any comedy, because you need something to tee it up and also to ground it.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Important #Needs #Comedy

  • My hobbies have varied over the years. There were a whole set of new ones before I got married. Now I spend as much time with my wife, who is my best friend.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Years #Wife #My Best Friend

  • I play around with my Japanese Garden. Since Im half way to 70 today I need to start pruning trees and sharpening plants like an old fart.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Garden #Play #Tree

  • I love a massage. I'd go every day if I could.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Massage

  • People have often asked if I'm gay because I don't go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Attitude #Gay #People

  • I was just a lot smarter about not getting caught. I mean, I never stuck anything in my arm, but I certainly enjoyed my youth.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Mean #Hands #Arms

  • If people are going to complain about stereotyping, it's as likely to be Italian-Americans as gay people.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Gay #Italian #People

  • Will Arnett is one of the funniest guys I know. He has seen it all and done it all and come out the other end pretty savvy and pretty strong.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Strong #Guy #Done

  • I don't have anything to fix! I don't smoke, I don't drink, and I don't eat carbs. My life is just great now. Normal. Vanilla.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Vanilla #Normal #Life Is

  • I'm in a little bit of a different situation, because working in the business that I do and living in the city that I live in, I haven't had a problem with people who are gay. Since I was 10 I've been working alongside them, and some of my best friends are gay.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Gay #Cities #People

  • Not many get a chance to hit the career re-set button.
    -- Jason Bateman

    #Careers #Buttons #Chance