141 Interesting Quotes By Alec Baldwin That You Will Regret Missing
Actor, Producer, Comedian
Amityville, New York, U.S.
Alec Baldwin is an illustrious American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He grabbed the limelight when he appeared on ‘Knots Landing’ season 6 and 7, a CBS television drama where he portrayed Joshua Rush. He has played both supporting as well as lead roles in romantic comedy, action thriller, horror comedy fantasy, and super hero films. He was nominated for the ‘Academy Award’ for 'Best Supporting Actor' for his phenomenal role in ‘The Cooler,’ a romantic drama. He has also been the host of ‘Match Game’ since 2016. He also holds the feat of being the male performer who has bagged in the most SAG Awards. We have compiled some most popular, famous, whacky, liberal, inspiring, and meaningful quotes and thoughts by the renowned artist. Read through the quotes and sayings by Alec Baldwin which have been corralled from his writings, thoughts, interviews, shows, movies, dialogues, populace utterances and life.
The way we produce food is killing the land and water. I have no desire to run for public office. My brothers and I grew up in a time where talking, storytelling, telling jokes was sometimes all you had. It wasn't like today, with so many options and portability. New York... where people come for their Ph.D. in corruption. You read some columnists in the newspapers; you have to wonder who they are really working for. You can see they have an agenda. America is competitive. We compete with each other every day. Everybody has their own taste, and I allow for that, but personally, I don't like a striped tie on a striped shirt. I don't like brown shoes with a blue suit. Cordovan maybe, but not brown. Zegna has the perfect weight fabric. There are a lot of designers who make clothes that are a little too heavy. They feel heavy. They almost feel like a coat. So Colleen Atwood introduced me to Armani for the fabric and the dyes - what made Armani, Armani, beyond his motion-picture credentials. It was Cerruti after that. And then Zegna. I wear a Zegna suit and tie every day, pretty much. The way we divorce in this country hurts people on the deepest level. The ripple effect and resonance of it is remarkable, vast - vast - and if I ever went into Parliament, I would become very involved in that. If you're going to have someone defend you, it doesn't get any better than Kristen Stewart. We need more participation, so when I see someone like Trump, I go, 'You know something? Good for him'. I may not support him, but let him run. If MSNBC went off the air tomorrow, what difference would it make? If the 'Huffington Post' went out of business tomorrow, what difference would it make? Morning Joe was boring. Scarborough is neither eloquent nor funny. I'm not interested in offending anyone. If homosexuality was an issue for me, I would have moved out of New York years ago. I find that laughable. I know women that act queeny, I know men that are straight that act queeny, and I know gay men that act queeny... To me, those are people who think the rules don't apply to them. I have dear friends of mine who represent real Republicans. Goldwater Republicans. Strong on defense. Tough on immigration. Fiscal conservatives. If Hank Williams Jr. wasn't such a pathetic, wheezing fossil, I'd have a talk with him. As a lifelong Democrat, I never thought I'd lead an effort to defend the symbol of the Republican Party. But when I saw the cruelty that Ringling inflicts on elephants every day across the country, I had to speak up. Acting in the theatre is fun; acting in film is work. There are women who get divorced in order to punish. Out of this bitter, bitter hatred that some of these women have for their ex-husbands, they turn their children against them. The harshest thing I can say is I was married to someone for whom all dissent was abuse. If you had your own opinion, you were abusive. John McTiernan, the director, is not Ingmar Bergman. He does action-adventure movies. I don't hate Trump, but he's not somebody I admire. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I probably would never work again. All actors have a significant amount of vanity about work, and necessarily so. Things they will do and won't do, and I've completely lost all of that. I don't care. I want my weekends back so I can be with my kids. The Trump name is now going to mean something else. 'The Apprentice' was a huge success, and Trump was a huge television star who managed to trick people into thinking he was the guy from the show. I'm not an impressionist, per se, but if you do any kind of comedy - and they ask you to do that, most of the time - there's some degree of appreciation, I think, involving somebody you like. Everybody had posters in their room; everybody had the four symbols of Zeppelin on the wall and all that. I went to Jimmy Gandolfini's funeral, and when I was there, I realized Jimmy Gandolfini didn't have Twitter. My goal was always to take a talk show to the network. I never wanted to be on MSNBC. I find myself bitter, defensive, and more misanthropic than I care to admit. I think Rachel Maddow is quite good at what she does. I also think she's a phony who doesn't have the same passion for the truth off-camera that she seems to have on the air. It's good-bye to public life in the way that you try to communicate with an audience playfully, like we're friends, beyond the work you are actually paid for. I'm doing 'Rock of Ages' one day, making out with Russell Brand. Soon after that, I'm advocating with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Cynthia Nixon for marriage equality. Am I a homophobe? Look, I work in show business. I am awash in gay people, as colleagues and as friends. Everything I hated about L.A. I'm beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that. I need to be home more. That's the goal now. I have a steady flow of things people want me to do. I worked all the time. Every moment I wasn't working, I was home with my family. I got divorced. And now I'm doing it all over again, and I've learned that the key is, I've got to work less. I want to go make a movie and be very present for that and give it everything I have, and after we're done, then the rest of the time is mine. I won every award you could win in television. I got paid well. And people loved '30 Rock'. And I loved '30 Rock'. I mean, sometimes you do a show that's a hit show, and you hate it. I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible. My children are the only thing in my life that makes me happy. Everything I do is about my kids and wife and how we can all be together. I'm going to stop giving too much money to charity - the charity is going to become my family. I'm only half-kidding. There's almost no popular music I listen to now. I'll hear it because it's everywhere... Music is ubiquitous now. I turned popular music on the radio, and I never listened to it again after that, in about 1985. That's when I switched over to classical music, and I pretty much stayed with that since then. Being able to stay home with my children is what I prefer. There are shows that are monolithic successes on TV that nobody in the business ever watches one episode of. When you lack a certain vitality in the film business, there's no hiding it. It's like you've had your limb chopped off. How do you hide the fact that you're missing an arm? Hollywood does draw some very strange characters, and then the power of Hollywood and what they can do with it becomes like a blood sport to them. My brothers were funny, and there was a lot of shtick and comedy and nastiness and violence and fighting and sports. Have I thought about having more kids? Oh sure, that would be great; that would be heaven. That would be fantastic. My father would chaperone at high-school dances, and the toughest guy in the high school used to want to fight my father. My father broke his hand on a guy's head once in school. On a television show, precise acting isn't the order of the day. I'd rather live my life off screen and give only a certain amount of energy to the work. You have a lot of optimism when you are young. We all have that moment when we think, 'Hand me that Oscar now - you don't even have to have the ceremony'. Grown-ups yell. I don't know why, but they do. I consider myself a pretty good conversationalist, but you wind up being downgraded to idiot status when you don't speak the language! In the film business, when you're young, you just want to work. But when you're older, it has more to do with who's involved with the project - who you're going to get in the boat with. I don't want to be throwing the football on the front yard when I'm 75. I mean, I'm not opposed to men doing that. But I don't think it's gonna work for me. When you're with someone, you want everything to be great. And that's the pressure that you put on, and what you just can't do. I had a marriage that I came to in the same way everybody else comes to a marriage. We all take chances when we get married. I think I do want to go into politics. I really, really do. And I don't know if I will. I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing. When I told my parents, 'I'm going to be an actor,' they screamed and wept and freaked out. Ultraconservatism is, to me, so illogical. Everywhere you go, conservatives want to cut, cut, cut, cut - cut money for powerless people. So, that's the biggest problem I have with them. Everybody I've ever worked with - 99.9 percent of the time, I've had a successful or very agreeable experience with. I wanted to work with Cate Blanchett. She is one of the five greatest movie actresses of her generation. I don't think acting is addictive. If I stopped acting tomorrow, I really wouldn't care. If you told me that I would have to sell real estate in New York City to look after my family, that would be fine with me. I don't need to be married to Georgia O'Keeffe or Lillian Hellman, but I like being with a woman I can look up to. I'm not an awards-driven person in anything. Anytime you do get caught up in that, you usually end up getting whacked. I'm a pretty loyal person. When I'm not working, I dress like a surfer. I look like I'm going to come into your house and clean your pool. For better or ill, I was very heavily influenced by men I knew who always dressed formally. In the theater, you act more of the time. In the movies, you get to act maybe 20 or 30 minutes of the day. I love acting in movies. It's just different. I'd do anything to have more kids. But that's probably not gonna happen now. When I get onstage in a play, I feel very safe, very protected, very fulfilled. I wish I could play the lead role in one movie, one great movie. I don't think I really have a talent for movie acting. Doing these parts is not fun. It's challenging, but no fun. It's creepy. I would rather play the guy that throws the touchdown pass and gets carried off the field. To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough. Down with Dukes of Hazzard! Cheney is a terrorist. He terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens here at home indiscriminately. There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time. I think my exact comment was that if Bush won it would be a good time to leave the United States. I'm not necessarily going to leave the United States. Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy. Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines. You have actors who begin at a certain young age and there's very little change in their technique and the depth of their performances; they're the same 30 years later. I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue. I think about how much I used to work and how much I used to make that the priority. I just can't live in New York anymore. I have my older daughter Ireland and my wife Hilaria, and I have Carmen and Rafael.
The wealthy don't have any sense of humor. It's not like the English, where the theater is perhaps the one place where they have a sense of humor about themselves.
I'm the kind of person who does not want to be anywhere that I'm not wanted.
I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now. You have to go through this to understand.
I have always wanted to do a show where I could stay home. When you make movies, you might as well take a dart and throw it at a map.
My wife is the greatest person I have ever known. She is just a living doll; she is great person and a great mom. We have a girl and a boy, and we are going to have another boy.
I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.