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Ben Stiller Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Ben Stiller.

The cliches are that it's the most generic Starsky
and Hutch plot you can find.
- Ben Stiller

Fashion is so over the top.
- Ben Stiller

If you look at my eyes when I'm dancing,
you'll see that glazed look.
- Ben Stiller

I don't think the public is dying to see me necessarily be funny all the time.
- Ben Stiller

 

I think most politicians could take a dodgeball in the face.
- Ben Stiller

My own parents were touchy-feely.
- Ben Stiller

I enjoy the work I do in comedies.
It's a valid test of your creative abilities.
- Ben Stiller

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I don't devalue comedy as compared to drama.
Not one bit.
- Ben Stiller

Very quickly after meeting Dustin, the whole image
I had of him was shattered.
- Ben Stiller

I'm not an expert on the Malaysian sense of humor.
- Ben Stiller

Maybe forced retirement isn't necessary after all.
- Ben Stiller

I'm always willing to endure humiliation on behalf of my characters.
- Ben Stiller

I think people will be curious to see what I can do as a dramatic actor.
- Ben Stiller

Zoolander was more of my own sensibility.
- Ben Stiller

It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents.
It was tough to go to auditions and be bad,
since I couldn't be anonymous.
- Ben Stiller

Paul is Starsky, and I met him before shooting.
He was very kind and encouraged us to go with what we wanted to do.
It was very sweet to see them back with the car after 25 years.
- Ben Stiller

There's an old saying in Hollywood: It's not the length of your film,
it's how you use it.
- Ben Stiller

I love New York.
I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow
countrymen and what they've done.
I wanted to give people a chance to see something funny,
have a distraction.
- Ben Stiller

Even when I'm not directing, that doesn't stop Owen
from having ideas for what I should be doing.
- Ben Stiller

Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming
the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it.
- Ben Stiller

I have a lot of nervous energy.
Work is my best way of channelling that into something
productive unless I want to wind up assaulting the postman or gardener.
- Ben Stiller

I just watched Paul Michael Glaser.
He was the reason I wanted to do the movie because
as a kid I was such a big fan of his.
I watched all the episodes and tried to get a feeling for what he was doing.
- Ben Stiller

My parents used to throw great New Year's Eve parties.
They invited such an eclectic mix of showbiz people.
All those cool people were always hanging out at our apartment.
- Ben Stiller

I don't have a burning desire to be taken seriously as an actor.
I don't have a master plan in that way.
- Ben Stiller

The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career.
I had to start writing and acting again.
- Ben Stiller

There's always an element of fear that you need to
work a lot until people get sick and tired of you or
finally figure out that you're a fraud after all!
- Ben Stiller

I don't think know if anything's going to translate anywhere.
You're making a movie, you hope it's going to be funny,
you can't think about how it's going to go over.
- Ben Stiller

I would like to do more dramas when I find a good role
that will allow me to politely upset people's expectations of me as a comic actor.
- Ben Stiller

I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way
I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy.
- Ben Stiller

Whatever talent I had, I'm sure it helped that my parents
were in the business and that I grew up around actors,
comedians and directors.
- Ben Stiller

Sometimes I wondered whether I hadn't let my career
get confined to one direction,
but lately I've decided to accept the fact that I have
this opportunity to be successful doing comedies.
- Ben Stiller

You're freaked out that you're going to be having a child,
and once you're looking after your daughter,
it's the most beautiful thing in the world.
- Ben Stiller

I've had a very good career and I'm grateful that the
public has had some level of acceptance and appreciation of my work.
- Ben Stiller

Political art expresses the cliches you agree with,
unlike propaganda, which expresses the cliches you don't.
- Brad Holland

The ground swell is what's going to sink you as well
as being what buoys you up.
These are cliches also, of course, and I'm sometimes
interested in how much one can get away with.
- Paul Muldoon

I would rather read a poorly structured story that
has fresh ideas than a tightly structured one with cliches.
- Douglas Wood

I'm one of the cliches that has grown up.
- Charles Olson

Let's have some new cliches.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life,
specifically Southern small town life,
and I think that this movie does the opposite.
- Josh Lucas

It is a cliche that most cliches are true,
but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
- Stephen Fry

The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
- Alan Perlis

Cliches and adjectives permeated my prose.
- Dick Schaap

I've never understood why artists, who so often condescend
to the cliches of their own culture,
are so eager to embrace the cliches of cultures they know nothing about.
- Brad Holland

Most of my cliches aren't original.
- Chuck Knox

I encourage students to pursue an idea far enough so
they can see what the cliches and stereotypes are.
Only then do they begin to hit pay dirt.
- Robert Morgan

I'm working class, and want people to know I'm not
unintelligent and all the other cliches that come with it.
- Timothy Spall

Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
- William Safire

Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.
- Harold Evans

Unfortunately, all the cliches we see about Hollywood are true.
- Douglas Wood

I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being
oversensitive about table manners.
- Evelyn Waugh

Buzzwords and cliches - those are stock in trade.
There's nothing wrong with them.
- Michael Nesmith

Cliches are what make you understand something.
- Matthew Vaughn

You need cliches.
Cliches are what people respond to.
- Matthew Vaughn

My interests were aroused, and my faith in the cliches
of the subject destroyed,
as so often with other subjects, by the discussions with my friend,
Aaron Director.
- George Stigler

In every election in American history both parties have their cliches.
The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.
- Newt Gingrich

We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches,
so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something
about Russian music and about Russian people and to
see things apart from being a tourist.
- Marc Almond

Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to
distract from failed policies,
policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war,
anything to steer the discussion away from the real
reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.
- Ron Paul

Our writers are full of cliches just as old barns are full of bats.
There is obviously no rule about this,
except that anything that you suspect of being a cliche
undoubtedly is one and had better be removed.
- Wolcott Gibbs

What I think is interesting is that the more you do,
you have to invent a book of rules of what you can
do and what you can't do.
And the very real danger is that if your book of rules
becomes a book of cliches.
- Adrian Lyne

I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature.
They are almost always cliches, copies of copies,
until the model is exhausted.
I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty,
not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material,
but because that is the way we humans really are.
- Jose Saramago

I think my mistakes were kind of common -
leaning on cliches and adjectives in the place of clear,
vivid writing.
But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days.
- Dick Schaap

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan


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