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Kelsey Grammer Quotes

Allen Kelsey GrammerKelsey Grammer quotes: Frasier’s finest quotes.

“You are in charge of your own life.”

“Passions run high.”

“While it is tempting to play it safe, the more we’re willing to risk, the more alive we are. In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took.”

“Life is supposed to get tough.”

“I have always been a risk taker.”

“The mark of a man is one who knows he can’t control his circumstances, but he can control his responses.”

“What I can control is how I react. I can’t control anything else.”

“Apologies are pointless, regrets come too late. What matters is you can move on, you can grow.”

“We can get better.”

“The greatest sin is judgment without knowledge.”

“People are swift to judge, swift to react, swift to punish. I don’t think it’s the best side of us to punish everybody who says something that we don’t particularly like. The first amendment is an important part of our lives and of our culture.”

“If I expect respect, I will offer it.”

“I got fired when I was a dishwasher at Denny’s. That set me back a little bit. You don’t realize how important dishwashers are until you do the job.”

“Every boy who grew up when I grew up was told that they could be president if they wanted to be. I always wanted to try to do the world some good in a selfless way and facilitate government of the people, for the people, by the people; I’m a bit of a broken record on that.”

“There’s a part of me that’s always wanted to live life strong, as hard and as deeply as you can, to understand all things. But habitual excess is a dangerous place to end up. It takes away your choice, and if you don’t have choice then you lose the ability to determine your future, and that’s already a limited thing.”

“In each life, a little rain must fall… but the human experience is what we hold the mirror up to. If we haven’t lived, we don’t have a lot to call on.”

“You don’t need to walk around in character for eight or nine hours a day not speaking to anyone. It’s just boring. When you put down a paintbrush, you’re still a painter. Pick it up. Put it down. Put it on, take it off. Enjoy your life.”

“Obviously you play the hand you’re dealt.”

“I think it’s your duty to overcome what you inherit in life.”

“For every story you hear that’s tragic, there’s another that’s equally tragic or more so. I think you come to look at it as part of life.”

“No day-to-day mishaps or indignities can really compromise your sense of self after you’ve survived a deep tragedy.”

“It’s the way of the world that something else will come up that has to be resolved. But I await each day with anticipation and optimism, to quote Auden, to ‘face with all our courage, what is now to be.'”

“I was brought up to never lie. Sure, I have. But in the final mix, the lies I’ve told are far outweighed by the truths I’ve lived.”

“I’m someone who likes to try new things and take on new challenges.”

“I want to speak 17 languages. When you think like that, you’ll be consumed by failure. I’m haunted daily by what I don’t know.”

“I’m an actor and I’ve created a lasting and memorable character named Frasier, who is not me, but who most people think is. So when I have a chance to play something that’s different, I embrace it because it’s fun; also in this case, he’s a memorable character.”

“I’m a much more interesting person than Frasier! I’m probably a little more intelligent. There’s more diversity and worldliness in my life than Frasier’s. He does know more about opera than I do.”

“The show is never off the air. It’s forever. So to be unpleasant about it would just be ungentlemanly. People come up to you because they are genuinely happy to see you, and to give anything else back would be unacceptable. I embrace them always and say, ‘Thank you, it was a wonderful time in my life.’ And people who come up to me usually have a personal story to relate about something that happened on the show that helped them through something or he was in the hospital for six months and Frasier made them laugh. To hear that—what a blessed way to live a life. I have been extremely blessed and honored to play Frasier. It was a highlight of my life.”

“Different things made Cheers and Frasier special. Both of them, though, were honest. It was the old Shakespeare thing: hold the mirror up to life.”

“I’ve been fortunate to have had a very interesting career since the series ended.”

“That’s the trick in this business: if you want longevity, just keep people guessing a little bit.”

“The audience is the equal sign in the equation. They tell you what it’s worth.”

“Fame obviously has become a premium in everybody’s life. Everybody thinks they deserve it, everybody thinks they want it and most people really don’t enjoy it once they get it.”

“I became an actor, and because I had success as an actor, I became famous. I was acting for quite a while before I got famous; television made me famous. I guess that it’s television that is responsible for everybody’s desire to be famous.”

“I don’t know if I’m addicted to fame; fame is more of an unpleasant circumstance of an addiction to creativity.”

“I am just a guy who has been trying his best for a long time. I happened to do it all in the public arena.”

“My life is a party thrown for me by my own decisions.”

“As you wrestle with life, you’re going to come out on the other end healed. I’ve fallen short sometimes, and I’ve risen pretty high a few times.”

“I’ve got this great home life I want to keep living, and I don’t want to neglect it.”

“I’ve been fortunate to have had a very interesting career.”

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