Kevin Spacey quotes

Born
July 26, 1959, South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Kevin Spacey is an American actor.

You have to always be ready, always be alive, and always be willing to move in a new direction.
– Kevin Spacey

I’m used to people thinking I’m nuts. And you know what? I kind of love it.
– Kevin Spacey

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time in Washington. It’s a great theater town.
– Kevin Spacey

People have really long attention spans, and they love complicated plots. TV series are giving the audience what they want.
– Kevin Spacey

My life will change, because I want it to change; and also because this is something I’m committed to doing and that I believe my life has been leading towards.
– Kevin Spacey

I have always believed that the risk takers are eventually rewarded.
– Kevin Spacey

The process of doing a play is an organic one, and the process of doing a film is totally inorganic.
– Kevin Spacey

I became a bit of a jerk. A kind of a nasty jerk.
– Kevin Spacey

I have wanted to have children. I do want to have children.
– Kevin Spacey

No one’s personal life is in the public interest. It’s gossip, bottom line. End of story.
– Kevin Spacey

While data can only tell you what has happened in the past, it can in some ways give you a sense of what might be of interest to an audience in the future.
– Kevin Spacey

I’ve taken the experiences that I’ve had in the theatre and applied them to film and television and now games.
– Kevin Spacey

It’s not easy to sustain a long career, and sometimes I don’t even think about how long I’ve been doing it.
– Kevin Spacey

One can never take the cynicism one comes across in life too seriously.
– Kevin Spacey

If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.
– Kevin Spacey

I feel it’s a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling… to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.
– Kevin Spacey

I couldn’t imagine something asking as much of me as ‘House Of Cards.’ It’s a great warm-up for coming back to the screen.
– Kevin Spacey

Film is very condensed.
– Kevin Spacey

Audiences grew to like this duality of feeling, where you’re both championing a character and you’re revolted by them.
– Kevin Spacey

London is a very energising place to be.
– Kevin Spacey

The only real experiences I’ve had with therapists were the ones who were working with me and my family when my mother was ill.
– Kevin Spacey

I am different than some people would like me to be. I just don’t buy into that the personal can be political.
– Kevin Spacey

I’m supposed to convince you, for two hours, that I’m somebody else. Now if you know everything about my life, if you think you’ve got me figured out and you think you know all my dark secrets, how am I ever going to convince you that I’m somebody else?
– Kevin Spacey

When you’re just able to distill it down to the idea and the feeling that a character is experiencing in a scene, it can become very, very razor sharp and really clean and really efficient and simple. And sometimes it takes twenty-five years to learn how to be simple.
– Kevin Spacey

I’m not someone who’s led my life trying to get publicity; I’d rather do my work and go home.
– Kevin Spacey

I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman.
– Kevin Spacey

As the years have gone on, I find one of the dangers of watching dailies… is you fall in love with moments.
– Kevin Spacey

Secondarily, I think films that are driven by music also terrify studios.
– Kevin Spacey

I’ll tell you one thing. I’ve never heard a director saying that the dailies suck.
– Kevin Spacey

Working in film tends to isolate actors – it’s your close-up; it’s all about you.
– Kevin Spacey

I like being able to go to a local pub and have great food and particularly love pubs that welcome my dogs.
– Kevin Spacey

I am now a commander of the British Empire.
– Kevin Spacey

I accept the fact that some things don’t go the way you hope.
– Kevin Spacey

I might have lived in England for the last several years, but I’m still an American citizen and I have not given up my right to privacy.
– Kevin Spacey

It’s a great thriller or mystery, but on another level it’s a film about the fact that, if you only look at a person through one lens, or only believe what you’re told, you can often miss the truth that is staring you in the face.
– Kevin Spacey

Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get.
– Kevin Spacey

As long as we, in the United States, continue to insist that our politicians have to spend all of their time raising millions of dollars for television ads, it will be corrupt. If we leave it up to the politicians to clean up lobbying and finance reform, nothing is going to change.
– Kevin Spacey

Give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price, and they’ll more likely pay for it rather than steal it. Well, some will still steal it, but I think we can take a bite out of piracy.
– Kevin Spacey

Maybe there are people who are gamers who haven’t seen movies I have made, or the movies I have made have made no impression on them at all.
– Kevin Spacey

I’m lucky if I find one movie a year that’s worth doing, and when I do find one, it usually only takes 20-30 days to shoot.
– Kevin Spacey

Living in London has become incredible. I suppose it’s easy to love where you live if you love what you’re doing. But this is not just a visit: it’s my home.
– Kevin Spacey

I don’t categorize characters into one syllable. These are fully-rounded characters that I don’t judge; I just play them.
– Kevin Spacey

I think people love it when anybody acts bad; it’s not particular to me.
– Kevin Spacey