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Will Ferrell Quotes

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Will Ferrell quotes: perspective from the f*cking legend.

“Enjoy the process of your search without succumbing to the pressure of the result.  Trust your gut, keep throwing darts at the dartboard.  Don’t listen to the critics and you will figure it out.”

“No matter how much you screw up your own life by the wrong decisions that you make, it’s never too late to do the right thing and change your ways and you can teach old dogs new tricks.”

“There’s a benefit to losing: you get to learn from your mistakes.”

“If you set up an environment where failing is encouraged, then you want to try everything.  It’s obviously the best way to work.”

“My fear of failure never approached, in magnitude, my fear of ‘what if.’  What if I never tried at all?”

“I guess destiny isn’t the path chosen for us, but the path we choose for ourselves.”

“Anyone can memorize facts and figures.  The real way to learn anything is to go out and experience it.  Let your curiosity lead you.”

“Anyone who does anything creative is always gonna want to change.”

“You have to listen a lot, and you have to be open and ready to adjust to anything.  It kind of provides a framework that you use all the time.  You never really shut off that part of your brain when you’re doing something.  It’s invaluable to have.”

“Why not work with your friends?  It’s working with people you know, and you share the same sensibility.”

“Aren’t we all striving to be overpaid for what we do?”

“I’ve never been a conceited person or cocky, never felt boastful, but I always had a sense of self-worth; I always had a real sense of myself.”

“One of my first memories of being a kid was, ‘I want to have a real job when I grow up.’  And to me that meant you wear a suit and a hat and carry a briefcase and go to your job.”

“When I was 10, I wrote an essay on what I would be when I grew up and said I would be a professional soccer player and a comedian in off-season.”

“By the time I was ready for college, I didn’t know what I wanted to do.  I think I secretly wanted a show business career, but I was suppressing it.”

“Lucky that I had a very supportive and understanding mother.  And she recognized that while I had an interest in pursuing sportscasting, my gut was telling me that I really wanted to pursue something else.  And that something else was comedy.”

“My kind of wanting to be funny didn’t come from need, necessarily.  The closest I can analyze it is that it was an easy way to make friends, I found out.  It was just a great kind of social tool.”

“A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out.  I pretty much have had a normal childhood.  Maybe it was too normal.”

“I think people don’t understand that comedy is an outlet for me.  Comedy allows me to get outside of myself, and exercise this thing that is still kind of scary to me.”

“I think SNL was such a unique thing because it was material you created and you’re very comfortable with it, even though the setting was pressure-packed.”

“All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts.  You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny… is funny.  I don’t have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.”

“When I first started doing sketch comedy, I promised myself that if I were ever to have any success in this business, I wouldn’t hold back.  Why get there and play it safe?”

“Every time I do a partnership with the corporation, it’s usually – I mean, it is – reflective of me and they really want who I am.  They want what I’ve established for my brand and the respect and quality that I’ve established.”

“Inappropriate behavior makes me laugh.”

“I always just forced myself to do crazy things in public.  In college I would push an overhead projector across campus with my pants just low enough to show my butt.  Then my friend would incite the crowd to be like, ‘Look at that idiot!’  That’s how I got over being shy.”

“I put my pants on just like the rest of you – one leg at a time.  Except, once my pants are on, I make gold records.”

“To some people I will be annoying.  Some people will not think I’m funny, and that’s okay.”

“I’ve not been able to avoid periods of time where I felt super-lonely.  Luckily, I have a side that is able to always see the glass as half-full.”

“It’s nice to be in a place where I can be a little more selective, and to be sought-out for ideas that I have.”

“I’ve always had, when I needed it, an extreme amount of focus that I could put into something.  That has served me well.”

“I look good.  I mean, really good.  Hey everyone!  Come and see how good I look!”

“I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal.”

“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.”

“Working out reignited what I loved about high school sports.  Whenever I’d run, I’d get these great ideas.  I learned from working out… to run without headphones and music so I could focus and get into my thoughts.  I love what running does for your mind and the great release you get from it.”

“No matter how cliché it may sound, you will never truly be successful until you learn to give beyond yourself.  Empathy and kindness are the true signs of emotional intelligence.”

“Enjoy the little fun things – like taking your kids to school – before they’re all grown up.”

“No matter how much you screw up your life, you can fix it.”

“You will never be alone on whatever path you may choose.”

“Thank you.  Good luck.  And have a great day tomorrow.”

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