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A collection of insightful quotes and sayings by John Goodman on love, fear, power, hate, laughter etc.

45 Insightful Quotes By John Goodman On Love, Fear, Power, Hate & Laughter

Famous As: Actor

Born On: June 20, 1952

Born In: St. Louis, Missouri

John Goodman loves acting and feels lucky that he is able to do what he loves. He also loves writing and golfing. Talking about them in an interview with Scott Raab, he said, “I don't trust myself enough. When I write, I overwrite… Writing is probably the only hobby I have. But I wish I had another one. If I was just a little better at golf”. Indeed, he has been very free in his interviews, extensively talking on different subjects ranging from his early years to love for loaf. From his quotes, we also come across his views on several important topics, such as the power of laughter and love, importance of reading etc. Here are some of them.

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.

John Goodman

I'd like to come back because I really miss doing situation comedy.

John Goodman

Believe me, nobody likes to loaf more than me.

John Goodman

I'd bowled a lot, but I never really had proper lessons.

John Goodman

I'm really getting to appreciate traditional jazz now - the New Orleans stuff - a lot more than I did before.

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

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.

John Goodman

You’re entering a world of pain.

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

Basically, though, I'm just lucky to love what I do for a living.

John Goodman

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.

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

Pardon me for loitering in front of an orchestra.

John Goodman

I'm just a lazy boy. I'd rather sit in my recliner and act.

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.

John Goodman

If I don't trust [in] it, then it's worthless.

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

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.

John Goodman

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.

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

It was a fight for a very long time. After the end of the first season, all that was done.

John Goodman

I'm just a lazy boy. I'd rather sit in my recliner and act.

John Goodman

If you want to direct, you've got to work.

John Goodman

I'd like to come back because I really miss doing situation comedy.

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

Basically, though, I'm just lucky to love what I do for a living.

John Goodman

Yeah, the material's been good so far, although I'm sure there's got to be a drought coming someday.

John Goodman

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.

John Goodman

I'm really getting to appreciate traditional jazz now - the New Orleans stuff - a lot more than I did before.

John Goodman

Then I started checking out blues albums from the library and playing the harp along with them.

John Goodman

That was all Rose, and Rose knew what she was doing. Her main thing was story.

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

It was cool for a couple of weeks, but how much bad golf can you play?

John Goodman

I'd bowled a lot, but I never really had proper lessons.

John Goodman

I flew into New York for the Raising Arizona audition, and we just started joking around.

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

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

John Goodman

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.

John Goodman

TV is the best babysitter.

John Goodman

Like, every couple of months you read, they rewrite, you come back in, they've animated more stuff - they usually videotape you while you're reading it - so they'll incorporate some gestures and some facial expressions into it.

John Goodman