Steve Carell quotes

Born
August 16, 1962, Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Steve Carell is an American actor, writer and director.

I’ve thought a lot about success, because it’s very strange to me that I’ve been successful.
– Steve Carell

I love my wife dearly, and, therefore, I’ve never cooked a meal, romantic or otherwise, for her.
– Steve Carell

Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.
– Steve Carell

In my wildest dreams I never thought – well, I never thought I’d work.
– Steve Carell

Don’t underestimate your kids. Don’t be condescending, because they’re children but they’re not stupid.
– Steve Carell

I tend not to be someone who’s on all the time, or is always trying to make other people laugh.
– Steve Carell

I’m a fun dad, but I don’t know if I’m the fun, crazy dad.
– Steve Carell

I’m not a crazy Vegas guy. I’m not a gambler.
– Steve Carell

You know what Disneyland is known for? The Big Turkey Leg. People walk around with enormous deep-fried turkey legs. Like little kids, three-year-old kids eating these five-pound turkey legs.
– Steve Carell

Maybe the coolest people are the ones who don’t care about being cool.
– Steve Carell

I joined an improv group in college, which was a lot of fun. After I graduated, I moved to Chicago to try to get into the Second City.
– Steve Carell

Children are very smart, in their own stupid way. A child’s brain is like a sponge, and you know how smart sponges are.
– Steve Carell

Anything nice that’s said about me is diametrically opposed to who I am.
– Steve Carell

Six-year-olds are very wrapped up in their own lives, and that’s the way it should be.
– Steve Carell

What kind of person would have a real craving for gummy worms?
– Steve Carell

I have no idea where my pathetic nature comes from. If I thought about it too long, it would depress me.
– Steve Carell

I think in most relationships that have problems, there’s fault on both sides. And in order for it to work, there has to be some common ground that’s shared. And it’s not just one person making amends.
– Steve Carell

Everyone is flawed and everyone makes mistakes and is culpable.
– Steve Carell

The best food is in Chicago. There are great restaurants everywhere, from fancy places to burger joints.
– Steve Carell

You’re so in love with your children that you’d do anything for them; that’s not necessarily the best thing.
– Steve Carell

I think when someone who’s known for doing drama does a comedy but just tries to be funny, that’s a mistake.
– Steve Carell

You know, what’s funny to one person is not at all to someone else.
– Steve Carell

Taste in comedy, like fashion, changes all the time.
– Steve Carell

Anchorman‘… is not grounded in anything. There is absolutely no heart to that movie, which I love.
– Steve Carell

Sending a handwritten letter is becoming such an anomaly. It’s disappearing. My mom is the only one who still writes me letters. And there’s something visceral about opening a letter – I see her on the page. I see her in her handwriting.
– Steve Carell

I’m not good with pickup lines or flirting. I don’t have that kind of self-confidence or natural charisma.
– Steve Carell

Everybody should be normal. Everybody should be nice. I think they go hand in hand, and that to me is the default setting.
– Steve Carell

Everybody wants to be a Bond villain. That is the coolest. To be able to portray a Bond villain, that is the feather in any actor’s cap.
– Steve Carell

It’s interesting when you’re trying to create a character in animation. It’s really a communal effort.
– Steve Carell

Style advice? Always wear clothes… that are… clean, for starters. An added bonus if it is pressed as well. Unless you are wearing clothes that are supposed to look rumpled.
– Steve Carell