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Jack Black Quotes

Thomas Jacob

Jack Black quotes: thoughts by JB Jables.

“The greatest gift in life is the ability to think great thoughts and have the strength to take action so that those thoughts become reality in this wonderful and abundant world.”

“It’s all about finding your voice in whatever your profession – it helps your confidence.”

“You can only really make a career of what you like to do.”

“It really is a drug unlike anything else.  When you get it, when you connect, it is that adrenaline rush of the game.  It’s electric.”

“If you lose the fun of the journey, then there’s no point in going on.”

“Figure out what you want to do for the rest of your lives… that’s the hard part.  But once you’ve figured that out, do a little Google research, and then if anyone asks you if you have any experience in the field, always say yes!”

“You gotta listen to your parents, you gotta listen to your teachers, you gotta listen to your friends… everyone who helped you to get to this magical moment where you are right now.  Listen to those people, because they’re going to help you move forward.”

“Habit is the strongest thing in life.”

“I’m always looking for talented people that I want to collaborate with.”

“Justice is a word that resides in the dictionary.  It occasionally makes its escape, but is promptly caught and put back where it belongs.”

“Never say no.  That’s the key.  You figure it out along the way – I’m the master.  That’s the key.  Do you think Einstein knew what he was doing before he solved the riddles of the universe?  Hell no he didn’t.  He faked it.  Fake it until you make it!”

“You have to be prepared to sometimes have thick skin.”

“You have to mind your Ps and Qs a little bit.”

“It’s fun to hang out with unpredictable people.  It is scary, but that’s what makes some people interesting.”

“My parents were very supportive of me and my artistic endeavors.  My father and mother came to every school play I ever did.”

“There were times when I thought I got a bit more punishment than was coming to me, but I don’t regret a minute of it now.  Each of us must be tempered in some fire.  Nobody had more to do with choosing the fire that tempered me than myself, and instead of finding fault with the fire I give thanks that I had the metal to take the temper and hold it.”

“My children are magical creatures and I love them to death.  But it is challenging.  It takes a lot of energy.  When you get home from work you need to spend time with them – you can’t just go and work on the computer.  You need to give them your attention and listen to them and play their games, and those crazy pretending games take a lot of energy.”

“I remember feeling early-on an acceptance, like from other kids, if you could make them laugh that was an in.  It was a way to create connections with people.  To put on a show there was a certain adrenaline and a certain kind of happiness.  Like a healthy drug.”

“As far back as I can remember, I loved putting on shows.  I loved acting.  I loved the attention.  Maybe there’s a connection in terms of finding an escape and always needing to be up onstage.  The turning point was when I started thinking acting was what I wanted to do.”

“With the acting, it’s somebody else’s brainchild, and I’m just sort of helping flesh it out.  There’s a special satisfaction to being the brains behind the operation.”

“When you do a good movie you feel good about promoting it.  When it’s a bad movie you want to release it quietly.  You try to keep it a secret, like an STD.”

“I can’t wait to see my ass in 3D.  How cool will that be?  I mean, no one gets that privilege to look at themselves from all angles.”

“Every movie presents its challenges.”

“I’m always looking for a fresh perspective because it’s fun to tell stories that are original and new in some way.”

“Part of the acting gig is when you let loose some improvs and put stuff into your own words every once in a while.  That doesn’t get you a writing credit or more money.  It just makes it more fun.”

“I’d rather be the king of kids, than the prince of fools.”

“When I was a kid, I thought I was the strongest man in the world.  Then, the fastest runner and then the smartest person in the world.  One by one my delusions got shut down.  Now I just see myself as the lamest guy in the world.”

“’I’m an aspiring writer.’  I hate that phrase.  You’re either a writer or you’re not.”

“Let’s face it, the great comedians now that are handicapped in the looks department are tremendous writers.”

“Whenever I work on a film I feel like, okay, this is the last one and then I’m going to retire.  And then whenever I get another job it’s like they pulled me back in.  That’s really how I feel and that’s kind of where I’m at right now.  But we’ll see.  We’ll see what’s next.  So I don’t know what that is.  I guess that’s the dance?”

“The real challenge is if you don’t look super sexy, like a Brad Pitt, you’re going to have to try harder.  You’re going to have to make up for it in other ways.  You’re going to have to charm the pants off them.  You’re going to have to make them laugh.  But those are good hoops to have to jump through.  You’re going to have to do some writing.”

“I’ve got some upper body strength.  It’s just covered in fat.  I’m trying to think if there’s any other good fat superheroes, but nothing’s coming to mind.”

“I really wanted people to pay attention to me and like me.  And the class clown thing, you know?  There’s a weird desperation to the class clown when you really investigate it.  Why are they trying to be the clown so much?  They’re filling some kind of hole.”

“You must never underestimate the power of the eyebrow.”

“I keep on meaning to play Red Dead Redemption.  I’ve started playing it but I’ve just scratched the surface.  I just can’t carve out the time in my life, you know.  I’ve got kids and I’ve got jobs.  I am looking forward to retirement when I’m in the old folk’s home and really catch up on all those video games that I’ve let fall by the wayside.  I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.”

“I don’t have any real spirituality in my life – I’m kind of an atheist – but when music can take me to the highest heights, it’s almost like a spiritual feeling.  It fills that void for me.”

“A long life or a short life are of equal importance to God.”

“I don’t know jack diddly squat about nothing.  I’m just a really good-looking rocker that stumbled into a tremendous acting career.”

“I’ve been on this ride that’s been really magical.  If there were no money?  I’d be putting on shows!  It has to be a story that’s going to blow people’s minds.  Then I don’t care if I get paid for it.”

“Hey guys, there isn’t gonna be a Plan B.  You called me in to bring the thunder and that’s what I’m gonna do.”

“I am the gatekeeper to my own destiny.”

“Never listen to dudes like me ever.  My ego is so big I don’t even realize I’m talking until I hear the applause.”

“I’m not worried about my place in history or a legacy.  If you’re chasing that dragon then you’re not going to be a happy guy.  History is for Einstein and those guys.  I just want to make good, smart, funny stuff.”

“Take a minute and just enjoy life.  Sniff those roses, you guys.  Sniff deep.  Don’t just rush into life’s next chapter.”

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