John Goodman Quotes

“When I was young, we couldn’t afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world.”

“Read, read, read, read, read. Read everything. You can’t work unless you know the world, and outside of living in the world the best way to learn about the world is to read about it.”

Read, read, read, read, read.

“Relax. Just relax and have fun doing what you’re doing. Don’t worry so much about being results oriented. Just commit yourself to the moment.” /blockquote>

“This happens to be that the power of laughter and love would beat out the power of fear every time. You know, I hate to sound corny about it but it’s true, and I think that’s what this movie is about.”

“Giving up a lot of yourself isn’t really that hard when you realize that you get more than you give up.”

“People in Medicaid ought to have access to the same insurance as the rest of the population. If they are segregated, it will be a poor plan for poor people.”

People in Medicaid ought

“The power of laughter & love would beat out the power of fear every time.”

“If I don’t trust [in] it, then it’s worthless.”

“George Washington Bridge? You throw yourself off the Brooklyn Bridge, traditionally. George Washington Bridge, who does that?”

“I’m just a lazy boy. I’d rather sit in my recliner and act.”

I'm just a lazy boy. I'd rather

“TV is the best babysitter.”

“Pardon me for loitering in front of an orchestra.”

“Smokey, this is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.”

“I don’t trust myself enough. When I write, I overwrite. Gingerbread. Too much gingerbread. Writing is probably the only hobby I have. But I wish I had another one. If I was just a little better at golf.”

I don't trust myself enough.

“You’re entering a world of pain.”

“I don’t need the bread, but it’s nice to do something creative.”

“I don’t need the bread, but it’s nice to do something creative.”

“Basically, though, I’m just lucky to love what I do for a living.”

Basically, though, I'm

“When I was a kid, I loved Popeye, but the old ones, the real old ones.”

“Lady, I got buddies who died face down in the muck so that you and I could enjoy this family restaurant!”

“People just do the strangest things when they believe they’re entitled. But they do even stranger things when they just plain believe.”

“Kids are at my level. I like goofing around with them.”

Kids are at my level.

“Sometimes I overtinker, which is something wrong with my brain chemistry. But in figuring out why I do that, maybe I’ll make myself a better person. I doubt it.”

“I hated Woody Woodpecker and Scooby-Doo, but I was a cartoon freak.”

“Social Security’s future has gotten worse, and each year we delay reform adds to the cost we are pushing off onto our children.”

“If you want to direct, you’ve got to work.”

If you want to direct,

“As far as I know, the guys at Pixar are opposed to a Monsters, Inc. sequel.”

“I’m really getting to appreciate traditional jazz now – the New Orleans stuff – a lot more than I did before.”

“I’d bowled a lot, but I never really had proper lessons.”

“Believe me, nobody likes to loaf more than me.”

Believe me, nobody likes

“I’d like to come back because I really miss doing situation comedy.”

“But I’m not as bad as Al Pacino – he doesn’t even know what month it is half the time when he’s working.”