Ben Affleck Quotes

“No matter how much you change, you still got to pay the price for the things you’ve done.”

“It doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, because that’s going to happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up.”

It doesn't matter how

“All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared.”

“Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms.”

“People decided that I was the frat guy, even though I’ve never been inside a fraternity, or the guy who beat them up at school, even though that wasn’t me at all.”

“I just feel like sometimes I’m a force to be dealt with. My talents are sometimes overused and also sometimes underused. It’s not easy being me.”

I just feel like sometimes

“You get old, you slow down.”

“No matter what you’re doing, if you’re trying to make a movie, you need to be working with people that are really good and who make you better.”

“If I ever woke up with a dead hooker in my hotel room, Matt would be the first person I’d call.”

“I’m trying to make people feel welcome and feel valued.”

I'm trying to make people

“Marriage hasn’t been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out!”

“There’s something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.”

“One guy told me I was a great actor, I just would never be on the cover of a magazine.”

“I have three women in the house. I get to be wrong three times a day.”

I have three women in

“I’ve seen high and lows. When things go well that doesn’t make me feel like some genius. Nor will I allow the next disappointment to make me feel like a complete failure.”

“I try to cast really good actors and give them a chance to do their very best work, give them as much time and space as they need.”

“I’ve finally learnt how to say, ‘No comment’. To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt.”

“I dyed my hair for photo tests… I kept it because when am I ever going to be blond again?”

I dyed my hair for photo

“God help me if I ever do another movie with an explosion in it. If you see me in a movie where stuff is exploding you’ll know I’ve lost all my money.”

“I hate the whole reluctant sex-symbol thing. It’s such bull. You see these dudes greased up, in their underwear, talking about how they don’t want to be a sex symbol.”

“You’re basically the sum of all the experiences you’ve ever had, and they’re sort of shaken up in you and reproduced in the things you create, and that includes seeing movies.”

“Nobody goes to a movie and watches the script. There is a lot of other stuff going on.”

Nobody goes to a movie

“I feel like fame is wasted on me.”

“Anybody tells you that money is the root of all evil doesn’t have any.”

“I’m a writer. An amateur photographer. An actor.”

“I feel like casting is the most important aspect of making movies.”

I feel like casting is the

“If we try to define our own moral universe, there’s a price for that.”

“I find forgiveness to be really healthy.”

“I grew up in a home environment where I wasn’t getting esteem for anything I did.”

“I’ve never held myself up particularly high when I had movies that worked, and I never held myself all that low when I had failures.”

I've never held myself

“Memories, all those little experiences make up the fabric of our lives and on balance, I wouldn’t want to erase any of them, tempting though it may be.”

“(I) try new things and give myself permission to fail and experiment because only that way can you get really successful.”

“You wasted $150,000 on an education you could have got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library.”

“Yes, I’m going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President.”

Yes, I'm going to be the President

“I’m always described as ‘cocksure’ or ‘with a swagger,’ and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside. I feel plagued by insecurity.”

“I have a good instinct for what’s real and what’s not. I don’t have to second-guess myself.”

“Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston.”

“No actor forgets the times he couldn’t get a job. I think everyone doing this operates from that fear. You don’t want that momentum to stop when you get it”

No actor forgets the times

“I’m sure I can make a movie that doesn’t feel like a seventies movie! But the truth is, that’s my favorite era in American filmmaking. To me, those were the great years.”

“People ascribe a certain kind of silliness to the movie business. Everybody feels like, “In the movies, they do crazy stuff.””