Seth Rogen Quotes

Seth Aaron RogenSeth Rogen quotes: on never having a real job, skinny jeans, writing versus acting, his biggest fear, and more.

“You want to create an environment where we’re fostering ideas, not rejecting them.”

“My characters come from a good place.”

“I am lazy, but for some reason, I am so paranoid that I end up working hard.”

“I’ve never really had a real job.  When I was young doing stand-up, I’d get 50 bucks a week here or 100 bucks a week there.  You know, sometimes for headlining one of the rooms, or MCing, or something like that.  So yeah, I’ve never had like a normal job.”

“I knew I just loved comedy, and I think it was my parents who initially brought up the notion of me trying to do stand-up.  I think I actually tried writing jokes just at home, just kind of sitting around.  But it seemed like a very real way to step into the world of comedy.  I felt I could do it, so why not?”

“Sometimes, you just get in this mentality of ‘F*ck you, this is funny.’  If you don’t think so, you’re the asshole.”

“As soon as I realized you could be funny as a job, that was the job I wanted.”

“I feel much more comfortable as a writer than an actor.  I feel like I am a much better writer than I am an actor.”

“I’m not one of those actors where filmmakers that I admire ask me to be in their movies.  I meet them at parties and they’re nice to me, but they never ask me to work with them.”

“The current Babe Ruth of improv?  Sacha Baron Cohen.  He’s pretty amazing.”

“People don’t usually wanna kill me for one of my movies until after they’ve paid 12 bucks for it.”

“I’m the person who writes most of my movies so every role is exactly what I want to be doing.”

“Luckily, I think, I never really wanted to be famous, I just wanted to make movies.”

“I guess it’s kind of a goal for any actor to be the lead of a movie.  Not for ego reasons, but because it is creatively the biggest challenge.”

“I first did standup at a lesbian bar.  I didn’t know it was a lesbian bar at the time, but the lesbians loved me.  I was huge among the lesbians and am to this day.  I’m thrilled with the lesbian support.”

“I know most people don’t like their jobs very much and don’t get a lot of personal satisfaction from their jobs.  That’s something that I really do get a lot of.”

“I grew up in Vancouver, man.  That’s where more than half of my style comes from.”

“Claiming that someone’s marriage is against your religion is like being angry at someone for eating a donut because you’re on a diet.”

“It’s definitely not true what they say about women wanting a guy with a sense of humor.  What women mean is that they want a guy with a sense of humor who is really handsome.  If a girl had a choice between Brad Pitt or me, she’d pick Brad Pitt.  And I’m a lot funnier than he is.”

“Please don’t wear skinny jeans if you don’t have skinny genes.”

“To me, what separates a funny movie from a good movie is something personal.”

“I think almost any guy is redeemable, yeah – if you haven’t done anything truly terrible.”

“It’s important to see your parents as individuals.  As a son or as a daughter you don’t stop and think that your parents might have their own expectations, dreams or disappointments.”

“The good thing about L.A. is that there’s always someone more famous 100 yards away from me.”

“I’m so good at procrastinating.”

“For me and my wife, the easiest part of my life is my marriage.  Like if everything was as smooth and easy and fun as my relationship with my wife then I would have a much easier time getting through the day.  We really get along and we like the same stuff.”

“I’ve seen a lot of movies get made where no one has control.  No one likes it.”

“To me all men are boy-men.  I don’t know any man that’s actually mature.”

“Life, as I see it, is R-rated.”

“Marriage can be expensive, and if I lose millions then it’ll be the best millions I’ve spent.”

“I always try to be truthful to kind of what’s going on with my life and my friends and my experiences.”

“You have to plan a lot and you have to be really smart about how you’re spending your money.”

“People constantly make pop-culture references.  That’s why it’s called ‘popular culture,’ because people are aware of it and reference it constantly.”

“I’m a complete coward in real life.”

“After every single take, I laugh.  It’s my own awkwardness and discomfort about being an actor.”

“I don’t make the best movies in the world, but at times, I do feel like I’m adding something to the cinematic community.”

“I love cold weather.”

“I was in high school when Will Ferrell was first on Saturday Night Live and I remember thinking, ‘Man, that guy is the funniest guy ever.'”

“You don’t often see fight scenes with people who have no idea how to fight.”

“I’m not really a goal-oriented guy.”

“I’m not the most in-tune guy with what is getting nominated and winning awards in general.”

“There is a certain security in having a great supporting cast.”

“With me, I probably work a lot more than people assume I do, but people don’t realize how much work goes into writing and producing and making a movie.”

“Trying to constantly get yourself into movies is extremely stressful and sometimes just impossible.”

“Most comedy comes out of misery.”

“It’s not dying you need to be afraid of; it’s never having lived in the first place.”

“I’m intimidated anytime I work with someone who’s directly outside my very insulated group of friends.”

“People recognize me and come up to me sometimes, but I’m not like George Clooney.”

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