Kevin Kline quotes

  • I think every American actor wants to be a movie star. But I never wanted to do stupid movies, I wanted to do films.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Stars #Stupid #Thinking

  • I think every American actor wants to be a movie star. But I never wanted to do stupid movies, I wanted to do films. I vowed I would never do a commercial, nor would I do a soap opera - - both of which I did as soon as I left the [Acting] Company and was starving.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Stars #Stupid #Thinking

  • The technique's many benefits for actors include minimized tension, centeredness, vocal relaxation, and responsiveness, mind/body connection and about an inch and a half of additional height.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Relaxation #Mind #Technique

  • I've got the Jewish guilt and the Irish shame and it's a hell of a job distinguishing which is which.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Jobs #Guilt #Hell

  • Most of the comedies I've done have been rather farcical and extravagant.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Done #Comedy

  • I'm a real pushover for animals.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Real #Animal #Pushovers

  • I never went to class. That the university graduated me at all is an indictment of our educational system.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Educational #Class #Indictment

  • Some of my favorite characters that I've played have been very pompous because I love making fun of pompous people.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Fun #Character #People

  • When you have satire, it has to be real. No matter how outrageous the comedy becomes, you have to believe in the characters.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Real #Believe #Character

  • You know, actors are fans, too. And talent is very attractive to me.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Fans #Actors #Talent

  • I totally related to Cole Porter's magnetic pull to any piano that was in the room, which he was famous for doing, as was Gershwin. You couldn't drag them away from a piano.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Piano #Rooms #Drag

  • It never ceases to surprise me, the people I get to work with. I'm in a French film with Sandrine Bonnaire? I adore Sandrine Bonnaire. I'm doing a picture for Robert Redford? The Sundance Kid? I have to pinch myself sometimes.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Kids #People #Sometimes

  • Lots of people fantasize about what it would be like if they were president... Most think they'd be decent and wouldn't be corrupted at all, that they'd remain true to themselves.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Thinking #People #President

  • Nobody sees the same movie. I'm sure there are people who saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and thought "Finally a gay movie about men who really care about each other. Thank God!" That's not what I saw necessarily but I don't think any two people see the same movie.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Kids #Gay #Men

  • Don't kiss a man who hasn't shaved.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Kissing #Men

  • I just don't think I'm a very good singer.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Thinking #Singers #Very Good

  • Hindsight. It's like foresight without a future.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Inspirational #Hindsight #Foresight

  • I had studied piano since I was 13, but I was surrounded by students who'd been playing since they were 5. I realized I was never going to be anything but mediocre.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Piano #Students #Mediocre

  • People ask, 'What's the best role you've ever played?' The next one.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Successful #People #Roles

  • I see God as a song-and-dance man. If I had my way, he'd be able to carry a tune, too. Preferably, one of mine.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Song #Writing #Men

  • The worth of a life is not determined by a single failure or a solitary success.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Determined #Life Is #Solitary

  • Dogs do have feelings, I gather.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Dog #Feelings

  • It was all completely incomprehensible to me. I was fearful of the language. You had to look up every third word.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Looks #Language #Look Up

  • Playing Shakespeare requires technique. You don't play a Bach toccata by getting in the mood.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Play #Theatre #Technique

  • Nothing makes an actor feel freer and more inventive and more creative than being trusted.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Creative #Actors #Feels

  • We're all animals, but we're a different sort of animal. Maybe they're better than us. They're more loyal. They're more pure. They're more simple. They're not neurotic. Well, there are some neurotic dogs.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Dog #Animal #Simple

  • I can play characters who sing, but I don't like singing in a nightclub or something. It's not my metier.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Character #Play #Singing

  • I've never felt completely satisfied with what I've done. I tend to see things too critically. I'm trying to get over that.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Trying #Done #Satisfied

  • But, I do think, on a very simplistic level, that we can project onto dogs because they are so innocent. They don't come with a lot of baggage.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Dog #Thinking #Levels