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John Krasinski quotes: Jim Halpert’s hottest sayings.

“There’s the push and pull you put on yourself and the push and pull the world puts on you.  Most of the time, the world’s going to win out, because it’s just logical that you should be more successful and more motivated.  You can always be more.”

“One of the best lessons I’ve ever gotten in my life is to anticipate nothing because it’s always worse in your head than it really is.”

“Real change is organic.  The only responsibility you all have is to hold fast to everything you have lived.  To not conform, to realize that when you’re out there, you’ve done all this before.  Remember fondly the discomfort you felt when you were asked to push yourself farther than you were ever sure you could go.  And the elation when you finally got there.”

“Imagination is the most powerful tool you have.”

“Always trying new things is always more fun, and it can be scary, but it’s always more fun in the end.”

“When everything gets turned upside down, it only leads to better quality stuff.”

“In real life, you don’t have time to prepare for the bad stuff and you don’t have time to prepare for the good stuff, it just sort of happens.”

“There’s not swelling music and emotional scenes in life, and there’s not long pauses when you tell a joke for everybody to laugh.  That’s not how it goes.  Life just sort of happens to you.”

“It’s a big thing to feel like you’re doing something that’s actually affecting people.”

“I think we all get into situations where we don’t know how to proceed, and those are really the scariest moments that we have, but that’s also what makes us ‘grow up’ and learn a lot about each other.”

“I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life.  And I’m really sensitive, so I take even small mistakes as huge ones.”

“You’re always learning.  So I always knew I was learning.  I always knew I could get better.”

“Most of the people I know who work out seriously do so because they have such an amazing outlook on life.  To be who I want to be, I’m going to work out to be more positive, more active.  It’s proactive.”

“People ask me how I got into acting, and the truth is, I didn’t get into acting.  I got into everything.  For the next four years I wanted to be part of it all, I formed a new way of thinking.  A new way to execute those thoughts.  I left my comfort zone and then stayed there, and left again.”

“I wanted to be an English teacher.  I wanted to do it for the corduroy jackets with patches on the side.  When I got to college, as I was walking across campus one day, I ripped off a little flyer for this sketch-comedy group.  It ended up being one of the greatest things I’ve ever done.”

“I held down as many jobs as I could find, from being a waiter to working at a yoga studio and as a ticket-taker at a small theater company – anything that would allow me to go out and do auditions.”

“Writing and directing just sort of fell into my lap.”

“Acting is always more fun for me.  I love being a part of a story, I love collaborating, I love working with different directors.  If I just directed more and more, it would lessen the opportunity to work with all these big directors that I’ve had the opportunity to work with.”

“I’m sure there’s pieces of me in all the characters I play.”

“Being in a show that you get to say good-bye instead of being asked to leave is a real honor.”

“Trophies and medals have never meant much to me.  I’ve had amazing experiences, which let you feel like you’ve accomplished something.”

“I have no problem with people seeing me as the nice guy.  I hope they don’t see me as just the nice guy.”

“If you did go to high school and then college, there’s definitely a solidarity with someone that is from your hometown and knows your mom, and all that stuff.  There’s this weird politeness that we have, as a society.  You don’t want to make it hard for anybody.”

“It’s definitely particular to each situation, but whether it is a long history, or someone that you’re intimidated by, or someone that you didn’t think you ever had a shot at, at the end of the day, I think we’re all living through high school, every day.”

“It’s funny: I’ve always had the analogy of a snow globe, that Hollywood is a snow globe.  No, it’s true.  If you shake it up, you can look at it and really enjoy it.  But don’t ever go in.  Don’t ever buy into it and be like, ‘I deserve all of this!’ because it can go away at any time, so just have a lot of fun.”

“When I say the show has given me everything, it’s given me everything.”

“It looks like I’ve been smart about it, but truly, I’ve been incredibly lucky to have the right people notice me and want to work with me.”

“One of the best decisions I made in my life was just to lean all the way in.”

“The idea of family is really one of the only things we can all say we have and we can’t run away from.  Whether you like your family or not.  Whether it’s complicated or not, there’s something – call it spiritual, call it existential, whatever – that’s in you.”

“I have the most incredible parents and they didn’t put pressure on me.  I grew up in a house and no matter what they thought of things, it was always about my choice.”

“When I look at my parents I’m like, ‘This is easy.  Staying together for 35 years?  How hard is that?’  They’re like, ‘Very hard.'”

“You can never perfect a relationship, and you can never perfect yourself to be in a relationship.  You’re always going to be changing, and you hope it’s for the better.”

“All relationships are a learning experience, even ones you continue to be in.  If you don’t see them as that, then that’s a problem.”

“I’ve always loved where my dad came from and the ideals that he instilled in me.”

“All I’ve ever wanted to do was be a great dad, and yet there’s no stopping this existential mirror that’s held up to yourself when you’re about to have a kid.”

“At some point you have to let your kids get hurt.  I hope I’m brave enough to be as good as my parents were.  Family comes first for me in every single way.”

“I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by incredible friends and family who keep me on track, and don’t let me spin out into my own universe for too long – namely, and most important, my wife.  I think my wife gets me.  Not just to sound adorable, but the truth is she gets me more than anyone else has ever gotten me.  And so she allows me to, for lack of a better term, bottom out for a second and get really scared.”

“People have a sense of humor, even if it’s not a good one, and everybody has stakes.”

“Being funny is one of my greatest strengths.  I can make girls smile when they’re down, and when they’re having a good time, I can carry on the joke.”

“My main focus is to always try to be myself first, and then, hey, if I wear a cool jacket, that’s a bonus.”

“Remember to believe in something.  Fall in love as many times as it takes.  And remember before you do something special, just do something.”

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