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Michael Cera Quotes

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Michael Cera quotes: the hilariously soft-spoken actor’s most popular quotes.

“Michael Cera was born in Canada in 1988 at the tender age of zero.”

“My father works for Xerox and fixes those gigantic copy machines that are about 10 feet wide.”

“My parents are both really, really funny, and my little sister is a really good painter, and my other sister is a really good writer.”

“If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not doing anything.”

“It’s great when you can just focus your whole attention on the music and hear all of the decisions and choices that were made.”

“I worry more about something that isn’t working rather than something that feels really good. You forget about the good stuff.”

“It seems like movies normally take a long time to get made. When you focus on it, and you’re waiting for something, it seems to take longer.”

“If someone wants to be a part of your life, they’ll be there. So don’t bother saving a spot for someone who won’t make an effort to stay.”

“Everyone you meet has something to teach you.”

“I like to write. I like to do that when I’m not working so I don’t go totally crazy, and so I feel like I’m still doing something constructive.”

“It’s so easy to get caught up in your own self-doubt when you’re writing. It can be so easy to tell yourself, ‘Who am I kidding?'”

“I’m not stereotypically Canadian. I don’t really follow hockey. I don’t feel like anything other than myself, basically.”

“I play piano a little bit. I can’t read music, but I can learn a song piece by piece. I just play the same songs over and over. I go on a lot of hikes. I read a lot. It’s so great.”

“I may not have gone to high school every day, but I spent a whole lot of my adolescence feeling vulnerable and confused and alone… just like everybody else.”

“Acting is such a weird job.”

“You try to pick good stories, and that’s pretty much all the control you have as an actor.”

“When I was 16, I was working on Arrested Development. My memories of being 16 were just trying to keep up with school while doing the show and trying to be around all those people on the show, as much as I could.”

Arrested Development never felt safe. Even the first season, we did 13 episodes, and we thought we’d never do a back nine. So I never thought in a million years we’d get to make three seasons. I was happy we got that far. I thought it was really good, and I’m really proud of it.”

“If you want to be treated like adults then start acting like them.”

“Since I was 15 I’ve felt kinda like… an old man.”

“The thing is, I really can’t relate to anyone my own age. Not in a superior way… an inferior way, if anything. Socially, I have no idea what my friends are talking about.”

“When you’re 18, you escape if you want to. Sixteen, you’re still really depending on the people around you. You can’t drive, and you can’t support yourself. You can’t legally be responsible for yourself.”

“Every choice you make ends up being really influential on your life, because you’re spending a lot of time working on this project, and you want to make sure you’re making good choices and you’re not making them for the wrong reasons. I just want to be careful and not jump into anything.”

“I just want to be really careful with decisions I make. When you make a decision about your career, it changes your life in a really big way.”

“I turned down the lead role in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, because that idiot Oliver Stone didn’t think the character should play the alto sax.”

“I don’t think anyone cares whether you’re working or not. I have the luxury now of not having to support anyone and not really needing a whole lot of money.”

“Hey, lady, those are some sexy-ass extensions. I guess you wont mind if I extend to you a personal invitation to party with me one-on-one in a scary motel room.”

“I kind of end up getting caught up in whatever the rhythm of the movie is and how open the director is to changing things in the moment or finding it in rehearsal.”

“There’s very little money and very little freedom in doing it [webshows] for a major corporation. Doing things independently is and always will be better I think, due to the recalcitrance of stubborn network hands.”

“I spend most of my time catching up on classic comedy… things you absolutely have to see.”

“The trick [in comedy] is always to figure out how real you’re playing it and how real it’s supposed to feel. That’s a hard thing to figure out.”

“Things move so quickly on set. When you’re about to do another take and you have a minute to figure out what you’re doing, you just kind of determine how you’re going to do it on the spot.”

“I’ve been wanting to do a play for years.”

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