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Tobey Maguire Quotes
Tobey Maguire Quotes
"All the people throughout my life who were naysayers pissed me off. But they've all given me a fervor; an angry ambition that cannot be stopped-and I look forward to finding a therapist and working on that." "Every actor has to establish a presence that not only fits the overall needs of the story but allows him to interact with other actors in a credible and meaningful way. Every actor wants to work under conditions and with material that enables them to create and use their craft." "I am a blank slate - therefore I can create anything I want." "I believe in a higher force that is within me." "I didn't read comics, didn't watch them on television. I was aware of the characters, probably ran around and pretended I was them." "I have no illusions at all about being a sex symbol. None of my former girlfriends ever thought of me that way, and I don't have any packs of women chasing me down the street like a Brad Pitt or someone like that." "I just try to try to keep an attitude that I don't know what I'm doing. Not to the point where I'm beating myself up, but I just go in thinking that I have a lot to learn. And I hope I still have that attitude 30 years from now." "I know there's all this talk about my charisma deficit and I have to admit that I'm not a wild, in-your-face actor. It's not my nature to be flashy or extroverted and that's why I see it as a great challenge to me as an actor to be able to play against type and shake up people's perceptions of me." "I might have some character traits that some might see as innocence or naive. That's because I discovered peace and happiness in my soul. And with this knowledge, I also see the beauty of human life." "I started working around eigth grade. I remember doing a Doritos commercial where there were four days in a row of eating them, and I will tell you, I have not eaten many Doritos since." "I think the greatest way to learn is to learn by someone's example." "I'll go do films for three or four months and then I can't wait to go home to LA. And I complain about LA left and right, but then I always end up wanting to go home, you know?" "I'm a lacto-ovo-vegetarian. I eat dairy and things with egg products although I don't like eggs and I'm not really fond of dairy. I was eating pizza the other day and my friend has this odd habit. When he eats pizza, he takes the cheese off of it. He only orders cheese pizza and he takes the cheese off of it." "I'm going to try to stay buff as long as I can, but it takes a lot of discipline and staying away from your favorite junk food!" "I'm so critical of my own work that it's difficult for me to disassociate myself and watch it as an audience." "I've been curious about certain things, but didn't let them get in the way of my life. I don't know how people becoem successful with some kind of habit." "I've been pretty fortunate; everybody I've worked with has been pretty ego-free and they're just there to do the work and they're famous because they do good work. And the people I've run into have generally been pretty giving, caring people. It's easy to connect with that." "If I wanted to go be social I would. I don't have any fear of that. I don't feel like I'm a shy person at all." "If I'm in a social situation sometimes I'll hang back and observe people but I feel very much a part of things most of the time and feel very comfortable socializing and have for most of my life." "If you're sitting in the audience, you probably can't see the preparation and work that goes into creating a great scene or a great part, but I can assure you that a good film depends on lot of different things falling perfectly into place." "My mom wanted to be an actress, so she figured her son could be one for her. She said she'd give me $100 to take drama instead of home ec-I wanted to be a cook like my pops." "People, photographers, people in the press can sometimes be inappropriate." "The most attention I get is in a book store or video shop when I go to the foreign film section. Sometimes that can be fun, but usually those women want to talk about philosophy or something very dense. It's not like they're tearing off my shirt, you know." "There's so many things I want to do. I want to work with great filmmakers, great actors, great scripts. And there's no reason for me to do anything short of that, because I'm 24, I don't have a family, I don't need to make tons of money, and I'm not dying to get famous." "This is interesting to me: On one hand you have just feeling happy: I don't mean, like,laughing and giddy, but feeling light, like you're free. And on the other hand, you have mirky discomfort, whiny self-pity. And I personally know the steps to get to both." "To me, the whole idea of fame and I think it can be a real test of somebody, of who they are. You know, 'cause some strange things happen. I've seen some peculiar things as far as a person just living their life." "You live for those really great scenes where you almost feel that the film has gone beyond what was printed on the script pages and been raised to another level." "You're asking me to give insight into my personality or my philosophy of acting. I just don't think that deeply about it. What it means when I do this or that - I don't know. That's coming outside of myself. I prefer to live my life from inside of me, rather than come outside." "He thinks he is super cool and suave, but really he's a cornball [on Peter Parker]"