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

Famous As: American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Dan Conner’ in the TV Series ‘Roseanne’
Born On: June 20, 1952
Born In: Affton, Missouri, United States
Age: 70 Years

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.

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.

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

John Goodman
Believe me, nobody likes to loaf more than me.

Believe me, nobody likes to loaf more than me.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

You’re entering a world of pain.

John Goodman
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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