Will Ferrell quotes

Born
July 16, 1967 Irvine, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actor, comedian.

Will FerrellĀ is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004).

I know the nature of comedy, and you never know what will happen with the next movie or whether people will find it funny.
– Will Ferrell
Often times I’m confronted with a quote that I don’t remember saying. So, on one hand it’s very flattering, it is just so surreal.
– Will Ferrell
I will watch a movie that is quote unquote dark and not get the qualification of what is dark and what is not.
– Will Ferrell
My kind of wanting to be funny didn’t come from need, necessarily. The closest I can analyze it is that it was an easy way to make friends, I found out. It was just a great kind of social tool.
– Will Ferrell
I live by ‘Earnin’ and burnin’.’ Meaning, I like to make money and spend it before I even have it. That’s the way I live my life.
– Will Ferrell
I’ve never had a yard sale, ever, in my life. I don’t know if I ever thought about stuff I would get rid of.
– Will Ferrell
When you hear that you’re going to be working with a first-time director, sometimes that can be a concern to people.
– Will Ferrell
The funny guy doesn’t get the girl until later in life. High school, college, everyone still wants the brooding, dangerous guy you shouldn’t have.
– Will Ferrell
I speak as much Spanish as anyone who has grown up in Southern California or Texas or Arizona. I had my three years of high-school Spanish and a couple of semesters in college.
– Will Ferrell
I’m a Progressive. Much in the same way our founding fathers – who, oddly enough, wouldn’t get elected today – were Progressives.
– Will Ferrell
It’s very easy for me to play silly, but to reveal something closer to you, that’s so much harder.
– Will Ferrell
In the fourth grade, I learned how to fake walking into a door. You know, you hit it with your hand and snap your head back. The girls loved it.
– Will Ferrell
It’s tough for me to get rid of clothes. I grew up in a household with a limited budget and we really had to make our nice clothes last, and so now I’ll get free pairs of shoes and this, that and the other and I’ll be like, ‘Oh great!’; even though it stresses me out that I don’t have enough room to put them, I can’t throw them away.
– Will Ferrell
Anyone who does anything creative is always gonna want to change.
– Will Ferrell
I have only been funny about seventy four per cent of the time. Yes I think that is right. Seventy-four per cent of the time.
– Will Ferrell
I love playing the macho guy who looks like an idiot.
– Will Ferrell
I guess ultimately a lot of comedians just wanna be taken seriously.
– Will Ferrell
I’ve always had, when I needed it, an extreme amount of focus that I could put into something. That has served me well.
– Will Ferrell
You tend to get reluctant to talk about anything until the day before filming.
– Will Ferrell
I’m a selective pack rat. There’s some things I have no problem getting rid of and others I hold onto dearly.
– Will Ferrell
I’ve never been a conceited person or cocky, never felt boastful, but I always had a sense of self-worth; I always had a real sense of myself.
– Will Ferrell
A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal.
– Will Ferrell
Inappropriate behavior makes me laugh.
– Will Ferrell
When I was ten, I wrote an essay on what I would be when I grew up and said I would be a professional soccer player and a comedian in off season.
– Will Ferrell
Happens I am very political. I have deep political instincts.
– Will Ferrell
I grew up in an entertainment family, and so I saw how susceptible you are to the ups and downs of this business.
– Will Ferrell
Members of the Senate and House, if they want to send troops into war, should be forced to send a family member. That would really make everyone stop and go, ‘Ohhh-kaaay.’
– Will Ferrell
I’m a bit of a gourmet chef. I love cooking – mostly Thai food.
– Will Ferrell
Aren’t we all striving to be overpaid for what we do?
– Will Ferrell
Molly Shannon and I used to always talk about that we really felt strongly that we were comedic actors, that we weren’t comedians. You just played things real and the comedy came out of the context.
– Will Ferrell
James Caan told me at the end of filming ‘Elf’ that he had been waiting through the whole film for me to be funny – and I never was.
– Will Ferrell
There’s always going to be someone as funny as you or funnier.
– Will Ferrell
There’s nothing sexy about Orange County.
– Will Ferrell
It’d be great to be in a position where you can make choices regardless of money. My tastes are always gonna lead me to go for the amazing project where I’m being paid in Turkish cantaloupes.
– Will Ferrell
I was a strange kid in that, while most kids hate school and want to turn 18 or 21, I loved high school.
– Will Ferrell
Oftentimes, even as a little kid, I would get up before anyone else. My brother would still be sleeping, my mom would still be sleeping, so I would literally play ‘Monopoly’ by myself. I would play board games; I would do things by myself.
– Will Ferrell
Enjoy the little fun things – like taking your kids to school – before they’re all grown up.
– Will Ferrell
I’ve always wanted to sail around the world in a handmade boat, and I built a boat.
– Will Ferrell
I don’t know about living on an automatic pilot, but I’ve had times where I’ve decided to just test myself and my mettle, and for no good reason other than it’s what life is. Even before I was acting, I had, like, one day in high school I decided to just show them my pajamas, just for no good reason.
– Will Ferrell
I think ‘SNL’ was such a unique thing because it was material you created and you’re very comfortable with it, even though the setting was pressure-packed.
– Will Ferrell
In junior high P.E., I was way too shy to take a shower in front of the other kids. It was a horribly awkward time – body hair, odors… So I’d go from my sweaty shirt back into my regular clothes and have to continue the day.
– Will Ferrell
All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don’t have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.
– Will Ferrell
I still regret that I never played soccer in high school. I chose basketball over soccer.
– Will Ferrell
My dad turned me onto Peter Sellers as a kid. I loved the fact that he was a unique combination of being extremely subtle and over-the-top all at the same time, and that’s a hard thing to do. I admire that.
– Will Ferrell
I’m the minority in my house sometimes. My wife is Swedish, and we go to Sweden and everyone is rattling off in Swedish. It’s like, ‘OK, I can just read a book.’
– Will Ferrell
I’m a Cancer; I’m music-passionate. I like long walks on the beach.
– Will Ferrell