Kevin Durand quotes

  • I think the first villain that I ever played was on Stargate. I was this superior being that would take over a human host and believe that he was the most superior being in the universe.
    -- Kevin Durand

    #Believe #Thinking #Firsts

  • I was a hockey player, growing up. Being a big guy and being imposing, I had to use my size to protect my teammates. As an actor, I've been all over the map, but since I've moved to Hollywood, people tend to cast me in these more imposing characters, which is actually really fun for me.
    -- Kevin Durand

    #Growing Up #Fun #Character

  • There's a whole new set of rules, in this new world. If you don't abide by them, then you'll perish.
    -- Kevin Durand

    #World #Whole #New World

  • I've always been way more attracted to playing imposing characters than the hero. I've always been more intrigued by Iago in Shakespeare than playing Romeo. That was always boring to me.
    -- Kevin Durand

    #Hero #Character #Way

  • I'm always excited to carry more and more weight and responsibility within a story. It's all about putting my time in and showing people that I'm good and responsible and, hopefully, kicking ***** in every frame.
    -- Kevin Durand

    #Responsibility #People #Kicking

  • I'm really open to anything that's good. If I read something and it's good, and I like the director, it never really needs to be a specific type of character.
    -- Kevin Durand

    #Character #Directors #Needs

  • I did stand-up for a long time and I did classical theater. As much time as you could spend on a stage will always inform you and your job, as you evolve.
    -- Kevin Durand

    #Jobs #Long #Theater

  • I feel the freedom of being able to find comedy in the darkest moments because it makes it way more interesting, I think. Otherwise, you're just cruising down a path that's been traveled millions of times. It's cool to find the strange truth in those moments.
    -- Kevin Durand

    #Thinking #Interesting #Able

  • A country scratching a lazy irritation at sagging doorjambs and late trains, whose greatest attribute is a collective, smelly tolerance, where a chap will put up with almost everything, which means he won't care about anything enough to get out of a chair.A country of public insouciance and private, grubby guilt, where you can believe anything as long as you don't believe it too fervently. A country where the highest aspiration is for a quiet life.

  • The Christian that is bound by his own horizon, the church that lives simply for itself, is bound to die a spiritual death and sink into stagnancy and corruption. We never can thank God enough for giving us not only a whole Gospel to believe, but a whole world to give it to.

  • You can have whatever you want if you believe in yourself and keep your feet firmly planted in the ground.

  • I believe it was the great ogre philosopher Gary who observed that complexity is, generally speaking, an illusion of conscious desire. All things exist in as simple a form as necessity dictates. When a thing is labeled 'complex,' that's just a roundabout way of saying you're not observant enough to understand it.

  • I was a common man, and I will always remain a common man. No amount of stardom will ever consume my soul. Money comes, money goes. Fame comes, fame goes. I believe every human being is a celebrity in their own right.

  • Think it over, think it under.

  • The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

  • If at first you don't succeed/You can dust it off and try again/Dust yourself off and try again.

  • Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.

  • That's already been tried before only means the first attempt got it wrong.