John Lithgow quotes

Born
October 19, 1945, Rochester, New York, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

John Lithgow is an American actor.

I never get tired of hearing compliments.
– John Lithgow
I am in the business of exploring crazy possibilities.
– John Lithgow
Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.
– John Lithgow
There’s nothing like spending an evening with an audience every night.
– John Lithgow
I don’t deal with the nuts and bolts of life.
– John Lithgow
Everybody’s a dreamer.
– John Lithgow
You don’t see many films about a long, long relationship.
– John Lithgow
I keep looking for things I haven’t done yet.
– John Lithgow
There’s no more private family than the royal family. People who can really only be themselves with each other. The rest of us just spend all our time fascinated by them.
– John Lithgow
I’m getting older, but better, too. And the roles are getting better.
– John Lithgow
Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor.
– John Lithgow
I look on myself as a sort of hybrid, having grown up in the world of Shakespeare out in the cornfields of Ohio.
– John Lithgow
I’m very concerned for the future of the earth and its amazing creatures. We’ve got to be careful and make sure we don’t foul our own nest.
– John Lithgow
When good things come along, you end up saying yes to them. Because they’re rare.
– John Lithgow
Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and be loving.
– John Lithgow
Actors are not necessarily smart people.
– John Lithgow
It’s not always easy to be proud of your government.
– John Lithgow
I have a lot of faith in people.
– John Lithgow
We’re in the business of using real emotions to bring pretend emotions to life.
– John Lithgow
What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy.
– John Lithgow
I’m a fun father, but not a good father. The hard decisions always went to my wife.
– John Lithgow
It’s a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows.
– John Lithgow
The way I approach acting when there’s a real life character, it’s sort of like a Venn diagram. What I come up with is some amalgam of the two of us.
– John Lithgow
No villain thinks of himself as a villain, and that’s the approach I always take.
– John Lithgow
Good acting is really excellent carpentry.
– John Lithgow
An artist is always thinking of something else. My father was like that. He had this feeling of abstraction, and I do, too.
– John Lithgow
I’m a lazy actor, lazier than you would think. I don’t usually do a lot of research.
– John Lithgow
Money is just a low priority for me. I’m more interested in good work than a big bank account.
– John Lithgow
I am such a coward when it comes to political arguments. I tend to sort of recoil rather than engage.
– John Lithgow