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James Corden Quotes

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James Corden quotes: the TV host’s most helpful quotes.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

“The one thing you’ve gotta do is that you need to always do the best you can do, no matter what the given situation, no matter what comes up against you.  You do the best you can do, and you never give up.  Never quit.”

“Never stop believing.”

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

“The difference between doing something and not doing something is doing something.”

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

“It doesn’t help anyone to judge their happiness or career by looking at where others may or may not be.  Dad said it best: ‘All the time you’re looking left and right at other people, you’re neglecting what’s in front of you.  If you focus on looking straight ahead, you can take the odd glance at the future.'”

“Lots of people would say… that you’ve got to play to your strengths.  And I say, no, I think you’ve just got to ignore your weaknesses.”

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

“Keep you face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.”

“I mean, you can’t make anything without making mistakes, is the truth, and I’m very grateful for those misses that I’ve had in my career at home, because you learn so much more from them than you ever do from the hits.  You learn that you really have to work hard.  You sort of think, ‘I’ve cracked it, I’m doing it.'”

“You’ll always make mistakes and you’ll miss the mark sometimes.  That’s inevitably going to happen, because the best people in the world make mistakes – even people who are brilliant.”

“It would be really arrogant of us to not have any of the fears.”

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

“Life’s too short.  Fear is the absolute reason to do it.”

“It’s strange how things seem to come full circle.  You know what I mean?  I’m sure you do.  The way your life seems to drift along with no set path, then something good happens to you and you can trace the line that brought you there back to a specific disappointment or rejection you suffered in the past.  It’s nice that things can level out that way.”

“Nobody tells you when success comes around; in its transient way, you’re just working and exhausted all the time.”

“It’s enough now of being unhealthy.  I have a family, and I owe it to them to be as healthy as I can.  A great sense of clarity comes when you have a child.  It shows the important stuff to be important.”

“The only thing I know is that no one ever sat in a therapist’s or a psychiatrist’s room saying, ‘My parents just loved me too much.’  The only thing you can do is love them and be around.  Kids don’t really care what your car is like or how big their house is.  All they really care about is that you are around.”

“If you’re big at school, you’ve really got two choices.  You’re going to be a target.  If you go to school, and you’re me, you go, ‘Right – I’m just going to make myself a bigger target.  My confidence, it will terrify them.’  That’s how I felt in school.”

“I think everyone at school experiences some form of bullying.  With kids at school, it can be anything – it can be your shoes or the wrong bag or anything.  If you are big like I am, you are always going to be a target.  So I decided at school to make myself an even bigger target, if you like: to make myself as big as I could be.  You can either hope and pray you don’t get picked on, or you can, in a way, almost make yourself a bigger target, because it’s harder to bully something that’s really big.  It’s easy to bully something that’s small and frail.”

“There’s a difference between wanting to appear confident and actually feeling confident.  I think there have been many times when I’ve overcompensated for how nervous or out of place I feel.  I was like that at school.”

“I love hard work.”

“I’d just like to be doing things that are good, really.  I think that’s all you can aim for.”

“I knew acting was what I wanted to do.  I don’t know if I was brilliant at it, but when I was doing school plays, I loved it so much I didn’t want it to end.  I feel like I’m exactly the same as when I was doing plays at school, to be honest.”

“I don’t care about awards and all the attention being a ‘celebrity’ gets you.  It’s just part of the job.”

“It is a big adjustment when those first flushes of fame come around.  You can get a bit lost.  I had broken up a long relationship and was going out all the time.  But I was only ever going out to find someone to stay in with.  If you always hoped success would come but were told those things don’t happen to people like you, it’s easy to think, ‘I should enjoy this while it is here.’  But you can either be really good at going out or try to be good at your work.  I am lucky.  I come from a good family and all manner of people were saying: ‘What are you doing?’  But you only learn by going through it.”

“I want to act, I want to write.  To be honest, all I wanted to do, all I ever, ever wanted to do – I just wanted to perform.  I enjoy, always, the feeling of being in front of an audience.”

“Whatever it is, I just loved it and felt at my absolute happiest when I was performing for people.  And if that’s what you want from a job, then this is the best job you could ever do.”

“There’s nothing more creative I’ll ever do in my career than trying to make an hour of TV everyday.”

“Funny is funny.  And if it’s good, it travels.”

“There’s nothing nicer than getting a round of applause for turning up for work.  It’s amazing!  You start work, and people clap.  Do you know what I mean?  And then they stand up and clap at the end.”

“I guess I have a faith.  I have an overriding feeling that all of this can’t be for nothing.  But then I also fully understand that it might be.”

“My major ambition is just to stay relevant.”

“Wouldn’t have it any other way.  I just want to feel like this every day.”

“This sounds ridiculously deep, but none of us are promised tomorrow.  We’re here for a minute, so you have to try to do it all.  I’d rather regret something than not do it.”

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to do amazing things.  I feel like the luckiest man on earth.”

“I am touched and humbled.”

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”

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