Jesse Eisenberg quotes

  • Every character I play has to be the hero of his own story, the way we're all heroes of our own lives.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Hero #Character #Play

  • I think I prioritize other people's opinions of me very highly, which is not necessarily a good thing - it's a thing that causes a lot of anxiety.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Thinking #People #Anxiety

  • Society will decide after the technology is created what we will and won't accept.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Technology #Accepting

  • Everyone's a geek in some way or other. Everyone's an outsider.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Way #Outsiders #Geek

  • I think it's a room full of insecure actors, which is ultimately very comforting.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Insecure #Thinking #Comforting

  • I guess the more serious you play something, if the context is funny, then it will be funny and it doesn't really require you to be necessarily, explicitly humorous, or silly.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Humorous #Silly #Play

  • I don't concern myself with thinking ahead to the finished product. I focus more specifically on what the character is experiencing. Once you relieve yourself of the very arbitrary and always punishing pressure of what an audience is expecting you to do, acting becomes a lot more fun and pure.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Fun #Character #Thinking

  • I always thought Woody Harrelson is quite a persuasive guy. He's the kind of guy who can call you up in the middle of the night and tell you, 'Let's all go get a donut!' And you're thinking, 'It's the middle of the night,' but somehow you still get up and go get a donut.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Thinking #Night #Guy

  • As for environmentalism, I'm only an environmentalist by accident. I live in New York, so I bike, and the closest grocery store to me sells organic produce. I also shop with a book bag because I ride a bike, and it's hard to carry the paper or plastic bags.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #New York #Book #Paper

  • As an actor, you are in a unique position because you're not only memorizing dialogue but really embodying it. You naturally feel the rhythm of good writing.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Writing #Unique #Actors

  • Any time you play a character for a long period of time, regardless of how close it is to you, it infiltrates your life. It's impossible for it not to.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Character #Play #Long

  • Acting is a weird, kind of alienating job because you're in an isolated place. Even if you're working with a lot of other people, you're kind of alienated. Actors say that a lot, and I kind of find that to be true.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Jobs #People #Acting

  • And I'm sure after Facebook it will be the little cameras that we have implanted into the palms of our hands and we'll be debating whether we should get them, and then we'll all get them.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Hands #Cameras #Littles

  • The only suggestions I get on my plays is to make them more of what they already are, and that's wonderful.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Play #Suggestions #Wonderful

  • The movies that are really big, at least in my experience, oftentimes don't have characters that I feel as personally connected to.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Character #Bigs #Feels

  • The more people say nice things about me, the more I feel it's false.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Nice #People #Nice Things

  • The ideal way to approach a character is to find something in yourself that relates in some way.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Character #Way #Approach

  • The frustrating part of being a movie actor is waiting in your trailer to do two takes of a scene you've prepared for two months.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Two #Waiting #Actors

  • I hate watching me. I hate watching me. It just makes me feel awful. I think, 'I look stupid from that angle. I wish I didn't let them put that shirt on me.'
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Stupid #Hate #Thinking

  • I made the mistake of writing something very, very short about Obama for this website that I write fiction for, and my father told me never do that again. And he was right. I have nothing to add to a political conversation because it's not my area.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Father #Mistake #Writing

  • I personally don't feel the need to be radical for its own sake, but I probably couldn't if I tried anyway.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Needs #Sake #Radical

  • I like driving; I don't drive since I live in New York. I don't have an opportunity to drive, like, ever.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #New York #Opportunity #Driving

  • Mother Teresa was asked what was the meaning of life, and she said to help other people, and I thought, 'What a strange thing to say' - but maybe it's the right thing to say.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Mother #Helping Others #People

  • When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving. So, both Facebook and theatre provide contrived settings that provide the illusion of social interaction.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Theatre #Way #Roles

  • First rule of magic? Always be the smartest guy in the room.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Guy #Magic #Rooms

  • I write all the time because I'm lonely. When you're acting, you're working every day all day. But then you have long amounts of time off.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Lonely #Writing #Long

  • I think I'm an abstinence symbol. If I take my shirt off, people will not have babies.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Baby #Thinking #People

  • The scariest people to turn a movie over to are always the people who are drawing up the poster, because that's the first impression it's going to make. And very often it's portraying a very different film from the one the actors actually did.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Drawing #People #First Impression

  • It's so nerve-wracking to be on a set. They're the most stressful place in the world, because you're making something permanent, and there are so many people relying on you in a lot of ways.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #People #Nerves #World

  • In 'Zombieland,' it was such a freewheeling plot it almost didn't matter what the characters were doing scene to scene as long as there was a consistent banter.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Character #Long #Zombieland

  • I've never had tastes of people my own age. All of my friends when I was 15 were in their 40s. I'm not actually mature, just very self-conscious around people my own age because I feel like I'm supposed to act the same way they act and I don't know how.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Self #People #Age

  • I think it's my nature to - every time I hear about an award or a nomination, it makes me realize how much I must've been losing before, because I was not aware that every major city had these critics' awards.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Thinking #Awards #Cities

  • I see writing and acting as different parts of the same continuum. Writing is better for intense emotion. If you're very angry about something, you shouldn't present it as strongly when you're acting. But if you're really angry and writing about it, that's the best way to get it out and across.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Writing #Acting #Way

  • People ask me what my hobbies are in interviews, and I always say biking. But all I bike for is to get to rehearsal more quickly.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #People #Interviews #Hobbies

  • I have an iPad and I watch three things: 'The Daily Show,' '60 Minutes,' and 'Meet the Press.'
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Ipads #Watches #Three

  • I don't follow sports that much now, but I was a Phoenix Suns fanatic in the early '90s.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Sports #Phoenix #Sun

  • I don't attribute an actor's great success to their own individual performance when it's something as collaborative as a movie.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Actors #Individual #Great Success

  • I did children's theater when I was younger, and then when I was about 14 I started doing theater in New York City.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #New York #Children #Cities

  • I cried every day of first grade. In class. Which meant I ended up getting comfortable emoting in a place where it wasn't the norm.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Class #Firsts #Grades

  • Depression, if it's an unconsciously elected experience, is a luxury.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Luxury

  • As an actor, you try to bring as much of yourself to a part to try and create a feeling of authenticity and emotional truth and resonance.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Emotional #Feelings #Trying

  • As an actor, you have to be open to doing things where you look stupid, to be experimental.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Stupid #Looks #Actors

  • Acting forces me to socialise, which is good for me, I think.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Thinking #Acting #Force

  • All of my pleasures are guilty, but that's just the way I'm wired.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Way #Guilty #Pleasure

  • Actors dread working with studios because they dictate what you do in a way that independent movies can't.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Independent #Actors #Way

  • I am actually going to two therapists right now. I don't know, I actually feel like therapy has just made me more uncomfortable.
    -- Jesse Eisenberg

    #Two #Therapists #Made