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Jimmy Fallon quotes: The Tonight Show host talks about living life, happiness, having fun, success, family.

“There’s always going to be someone out there who doesn’t believe in you or who thinks your head is too big or you’re not smart enough.  But those are the people you need to ignore, and those are the times you need to just keep doing what you love doing.”

“Always have the courage to be yourself and chase your dreams.”

“Anything I learned was just work hard, just keep working, and don’t worry about the outside stuff.  Whatever happens will happen.”

“You gotta risk it to get the biscuit.”

“Life is like a clam, when it opens, you gotta grab the gooey stuff.”

“Don’t keep reaching for the stars because you’ll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason.”

“Live your life by doing activities that are beneficial.”

“I remember people saying to us, ‘You’re too nice.  Hollywood is going to eat you up and spit you out.’  I never listened to them.”

“Listening is more important than talking.  Just hit your mark and believe what you say.  Just listen to people and react to what they are saying.”

“The key to happiness.  Hmm.  There are just so many factors.  I think it’s just a way of being.  It’s about every little thing in moderation.  Whether it be stress, anger, joy, depression.”

“‘Have fun’ is my message.  Be silly.  You’re allowed to be silly.  There’s nothing wrong with it.”

“I don’t want to be bullied into not being me, and not doing what I think is funny.  Just because some people bash me on Twitter, it’s not going to change my humor or my show.”

“But as kids grow up, they need people to look up to – to show them what’s right, and good.  They need parents and teachers, and they need leaders who appeal to the best in us.”

“Success is just happiness.  When you are happy, that is success.”

“My parents were kind of overprotective people.  Me and my sister had to play in the backyard all the time.  They bought us bikes for Christmas but wouldn’t let us ride in the street, we had to ride in the backyard.  Another Christmas, my dad got me a basketball hoop and put it in the middle of the lawn!  You can’t dribble on grass.”

“A recent study shows that standing at work for long periods of time is bad for you, after earlier research indicated that sitting for too long at work is bad for you.  So really the only thing we know is, work is bad for you.”

“Thank you, fantasy football draft, for letting me know that even in my fantasies, I am bad at sports.”

“A new report found that Facebook has created more than 450,000 jobs.  Unfortunately, photos posted on Facebook have ended 550,000 jobs.”

“I’d do entire music videos in my bedroom, where I used to stand in front of my television memorizing the moves to Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It.'”

“I like being absurd.  Being silly.”

“If people want to see you, they’ll find you.  If they don’t see you on TV, they’ll find you on the internet.”

“Everyone looks so much better when they smile.”

“You only think of the best comeback when you leave.”

“I like doing energetic things.”

“I like video games, I like tech, I like being positive.”

“I think you just look for the person you have the most fun with.  And that’s enough.  You realize, ‘Wait, I can just keep having fun with her forever?’  Yes, you can do that.  That is the key.”

“We all need to stand against what is wrong, acknowledge that racism exists, and stand up for what is right and civil and kind, and to show the next generation that we haven’t forgotten how hard people have fought for human rights.  We can’t do this.  We can’t go backward.”

“Being a father is the most exciting, amazing thing that ever happened to me.”

“I didn’t think it was going to be this fun.  But everything just gets heightened when you have a baby.  The volume gets turned up on life.”

“Sometimes I wish I had a terrible childhood, so that at least I’d have an excuse.”

“People have disliked me.  You know, in high school, I wasn’t the most popular kid.  I wasn’t the nerdiest kid.  I was kind of in the middle.”

“I just really don’t like being the center of attention that much.  It’s kind of ironic.”

“I don’t like to kick people when they’re down.  I like to kick people when they’re up.”

“When you were a kid, work in IBM seemed like an awesome job.  I’d get to go to work and have a briefcase.  I loved how dad wore a tie and got a car.  I didn’t know if all those things came together.  I’d see my dad go off to work and we’d wait for him to come home, and we’d all be excited to see him.”

“This morning my dad called me up and said, ‘So, tonight’s your last show, huh.’  And I said, ‘No, dad, that’s someone else.'”

“When I was a kid, you would tune in to The Tonight Show before you went to sleep.  Johnny Carson.  A big treat.  I know it’s a privilege of mine to be able to be in people’s homes.  So I hope I make everyone proud, including my parents, and do a good job in this.”

“Politics is pop.  Our job as comedians – especially me, as a late-night talk show, which is a broader audience – is to amplify what we think America is thinking.”

“Honestly, I just want to keep people awake.  Or at least give you one joke to go to bed.”

“I’m on so late I’m definitely the last seconds of anyone’s attention.  So I just want to give them something dumb to laugh at, so they go, ‘That’s funny,’ then fall asleep.”

“And shouldn’t that be the whole goal of what we’re all doing?  To have fun?”

“At the end of the day, if you’ve had a bad day, if life sucks, you still have TV.”

About the author: Cory Johnson likes hip-hop, comedy, cold beer, curvy women and writing. His net worth is $11 million. Here’s how he did it.