John Krasinski Quotes.
I know I’m guilty of and I think a lot of people are guilty of sort of getting starry-eyed with love and sort of looking over the bad things and keep going and you don’t really prepare for how much work marriage really is.
I want to start a Dunkin’ Donuts in Los Angeles. I already have the perfect location picked out. It would be the old Tower Records buildings on Sunset.
I taught English in Costa Rica before I went to college. I’m not an especially outdoorsy guy, but sometimes I would spot wildlife while whitewater rafting or walking in the rainforest at 5 A.M.
I’m not trying to be the triple threat guy. I’m still working on this one threat; acting.
I’m a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J. D. Salinger. I’m that guy who rereads a book before I read newer stuff, which is probably not all that progressive, and it’s not really going to make me a better reader.
I think one of the coolest things about the job is the level of trust we have for each other. The actors fully trust that the writers will write amazing episodes, and the writers trust that the actors will follow their instincts with the characters.
I’m a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger. I’m that guy who rereads a book before I read newer stuff, which is probably not all that progressive, and it’s not really going to make me a better reader. I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, you should read To Kill a Mockingbird.’
For me, there are worse things than being pigeonholed as the nice guy.
I was a waiter before ‘The Office,’ so to me, this was a winning lottery ticket. Everything about my life has changed.
I went to Dave Eggers with this idea of doing a movie about a guy going through some sort of Frank Capra-esque journey.
My parents and my brothers and their wives are incredible and formed me as a person long before I got to Hollywood.
Sadly, I’m one of those people who emotionally puts things off and then gets caught very blindsided at the end.
The way the British ‘Office’ got away with being so dark was that it only had 13 episodes. There are realistic elements that people obviously enjoy, but they don’t necessarily want to relive the trials and tribulations of their average work day.
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.
A good part’s a good part. You can play serious and funny moments with a well-written role.
Directing was a great experience, but it’s terrifying to have the responsibility of carving up the other actors’ performances.
I remember when I saw ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,’ I wanted to go out and direct a movie right there on the streets of Manhattan. Unfortunately, you can’t without permits.
I think we all have a responsibility to tell good stories.
For me, anything I do is totally up for conversation and it’s not my right to be able to stop a person from writing whatever they want. What’s harmful and hurtful is when people speculate.
I’ve always loved where my dad came from and the ideals that he instilled in me.
Bizarrely, on movie sets, they don’t really dig it when you look in the camera, which is a bizarre fact.
Why don’t we try falling in love first and then I’ll see what happens after that?
David Foster Wallace, in my opinion, is one of the greatest writers we’ve ever had, certainly in the last twenty years. His obvious dominance of the English language is partnered with honest moments and the most beautifully dark sensibility.
Each cast member brings their own vibe and antics to the set. You’re constantly surrounded by fun loving people who can make you laugh in their own way.
I’m not looking to do ‘Half Nelson’ next, but to play anything that’s a little more complex is really fun.
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.
We can appear to be tough as nails, but guys have a level of insecurity and vulnerability that’s exponentially bigger than you think. With the primal urge to be alpha comes extreme heartbreak. The harder we fight, the harder we fall.
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.
No matter what a guy says, if he shows up at all the places you’re at, he’s hooked.
I admire him so much; if I was ever going to have a dude-crush, it would be on George Clooney. I mean, I don’t think you can avoid it. It’s like a superpower – he just sucks anybody in around him.
I’ve always loved where my dad came from and the ideals that instilled in me.
To me, it seems like both ‘Brief Interviews’ and ‘The Office’ deal with characters that see themselves differently than the world sees them.
Being from Boston, I think we have to get the ‘Good Will Hunting’ poster tattooed on our backs when we’re like 16 or 17; it’s just a rite of passage. That movie is so, so, so huge.
I learned that the best way to work is to allow the scene to live on its own before making major adjustments, whether in rehearsal or on film.
I don’t think I’ll ever be comfortable being considered a sex symbol, especially after you work with someone like George Clooney.
We actually try our best to be non-biased, but for me, that was the best movie [“Sicario”], filmmaking-wise and storytelling-wise, and connected to me the most. I thought it was great.
I’ve never been someone who dates all that much – I’m more of a serial monogamist.
Probably the biggest challenge for me as a director was to not show how scared I was. I was surrounded by some of the most talented people in the industry, and I had to pretend I knew what I was doing.
The things we always disengage with are one-sided stories or one-sided characters. They’re very boring. When you feel like you’re being hit over the head, you disengage.
Hearing anyone think that I’m any form of sexy or handsome is incredibly flattering.
You can’t do anything to be funny. That’s cringeworthy. If your humor comes out of a place of love every time, you don’t make the joke bigger than you. The funniest comedians are in touch with their emotional level.
I was born in Newton, MA. Graduated from Brown University in 2001 with honors in English as a playwright. I attended the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Center in Waterford, CT just after Brown. I moved to NYC in 2002 and was a professional… waiter, for 3 years.
When everything gets turned upside down, it only leads to better quality stuff.
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.
It’s not about celebrity or not. It’s all about, do you have that ‘girl in a cardigan’ in you. You gotta have that.
My main focus is to always try to be myself first, and then, hey, if I wear a cool jacket, that’s a bonus.
Guys have a level of insecurity and vulnerability that’s exponentially bigger than you think. With the primal urge to be alpha comes extreme heartbreak. The harder we fight, the harder we fall.
‘The Office’ is not one of those things you move away from. I don’t want it to go away.
I was one of those kids who had never seen an indie film before I got to college. If it wasn’t a big, huge tentpole movie, or if it wasn’t on the radio, I hadn’t experienced it.
Boston is actually the capital of the world. You didn’t know that? We breed smart-ass, quippy, funny people. Not that I’m one of them. I just sorta sneaked in under the radar.
Family comes first for me in every single way.
It’s tough to live in New York and be in the business.
I had never taken acting at Brown to be the beginnings of a career. I always did it just for fun.
When you have two people that good in a movie, I think it adds a class and a feeling of importance for other actors that they want to be involved.
I always stay with my parents. When you come home, you gotta do that. It’s weird to be like, ‘Hey, I’m at a hotel. Drive 20 minutes to see me, and we’ll have dinner.’
I’ve fallen in love with shows like ‘Homeland’ and ‘The Wire.’ And I think ‘The Office’ is in a category like that.
There are always roles that seem enticing that you can’t do because of scheduling.
Growing up, I remember the ‘Cheers’ finale and ‘M*A*S*H’ and all these amazing finales, and I remember them being very, very important.
I credit NTI, truthfully, with everything as far as where my head is and what my goals are and dreams are. I would say it was probably one of the most influential moments of my life, being there.
Trophies and medals have never meant much to me. I’ve had amazing experiences, which let you feel like you’ve accomplished something.
I’m that sort of weird guy who will watch a movie almost every day if I can.
I had done one failed pilot. I remember, when it failed, I was like, ‘Oh my God, how does someone survive this? That’s it – that’s the end of my career; it’s over.’
Luckily, I have two of the coolest parents around. They’re so open about having any and all experiences, so they never hindered us in any way by categorizing or judging anything.
If there was ever someone to look up to, it’s Tom Hanks.
The perfect gadget would somehow allow me to fly. Isn’t that what everybody wants? It would also cook a damn good microwave pizza. So while in flight you had something to eat – an in-flight meal. Where would I go? Well, nowadays, it would probably just take me to work a lot quicker.
When people ask if I’m going to be sad that ‘The Office’ is over, they don’t even understand the depth of that question for me. It’s an era of my life. No one would have known my name if it wasn’t for the show.
People aren’t throwing themselves at me, but I also don’t go out very much. Like, when I do go out, it’s for breakfast, so it’s a little hard to throw yourself at me during breakfast.
My family’s the best so to call and say, ‘I’m in a movie with Robin Williams,’ and they’re like, ‘That’s ridiculous.’ And I’m like, ‘Good, as long as you think that, too.’ Because as soon as you say, ‘I deserve this,’ it’s over.”
There’s a large oak tree in the Newton Centre park playground that is legendary because only a few humans have hit it with a baseball from home plate, and B.J. Novak is among them. And I was there that day.
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.
Always trying new things is always more fun, and it can be scary, but it’s always more fun in the end.