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Johnny Galecki quotes on career, acting, life, love, comedy, passion, and work.

42 Interesting Johnny Galecki Quotes

Quick Facts

Famous As: Actor

Born On: April 30, 1975

Born In: Bree

Before getting recognition for portraying Leonard Hofstadter in in the popular sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ Johnny Galecki made his television debut with a key role in the 1990 series ‘American Dreamer.’ Born in Belgium and raised in the USA, Johnny dreamt of becoming an actor ever since he was a teenager. Johnny appeared in key roles in many television series’ such as ‘Billy,’ ‘Roseanne,’ and ‘Hope & Faith’ before he was signed for ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ in 2007. Johnny has also appeared in several successful films, including ‘Hancock’ and ‘Vanilla Sky.’ We have compiled Johnny Galecki quotes on career, acting, life, love, comedy, passion, and work from his interviews, films, and talk show appearances.

People always ask about learning all of your lines as an actor, and it's generally the easiest part of the job.

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When you read the news, and you see all this bad stuff happening, there's a tendency to lose faith in humanity. But I meet so many people who restore it and realize that, actually, 99 percent of people are great.

Johnny Galecki

I watch '60 Minutes' and 'Dateline' and '20/20.' I work in fantasy all day, so when I go home I want to touch reality.

Johnny Galecki

Theater audiences don't pull punches. They'll let you know when they're feeling ripped off.

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I'm not at my best when I'm not working - I'm certainly not at my happiest. Acting will always be my first love.

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I'm still a Chicagoan in the fact that I can't do Christmas with sand and palm trees. It just doesn't compute - it's not Christmas unless your face hurts when you step outside.

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When I started on 'Roseanne,' it was a great achievement for me at the time. But I wasn't a part of building it; I wasn't a carpenter in creating that juggernaut.

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I work in fantasy all day, so when I go home, I want to touch reality.

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When I'm back home in Chicago, since 'Roseanne' was such a Midwestern, blue-collar show, that's what sticks out in people's minds.

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It took me a long time to realize that to walk around without a certain amount of belief in myself, to walk onto a job with my tail between my legs, wasn't behooving anyone else.

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I know a lot of incredibly, profoundly talented, skilled people that aren't given certain opportunities or any opportunities, and that aren't working.

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I love to work. I absolutely love to work.

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I'm a fan of music in general.

Johnny Galecki

I'm not at all competitive. I'd rather play Solitaire than ping-pong.

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Right now, I'm very healthy. I have no vices left. Except sugary breakfast cereal. And absinthe, of course.

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I don't know what to do with myself between films. I end up doing unhealthy things like shopping or drinking. I'm pretty schizophrenic about it.

Johnny Galecki

We've all seen great actors and actresses who are missing a certain chemistry. And it's not about getting along or not getting along.

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I bought a little hideaway up north, so I'll ship my motorcycle up there. It's much less dangerous than West Hollywood.

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It's never been a priority for me to concentrate on the likability of the character.

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We didn't have a TV because we didn't have a whole lot of money. My parents would have their friends over - their friends who thought, 'How can you live without a TV?'

Johnny Galecki

Perhaps 'Big Bang' fans feel so protective of the show because it is, despite being a hit show on a big network, something of a word-of-mouth phenomenon.

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I used to know Jennifer Love Hewitt. We lived in the same apartment building when I was about... jeez, I guess it was when I was doing 'Christmas Vacation', so I was about 13 or 14.

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In a series, you really need to stay open-minded. It's not like a play or a film, where you can create and fully commit to your character's back-story.

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We can't really do any improv on 'The Big Bang' because we don't understand a lot of what the dialogue means to begin with, because of the physics jargon.

Johnny Galecki

People are complicated; you put two of them together and it's generally a mess, but hopefully a beautiful mess.

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You can't really claim too much ownership of your character. They really do belong to the writers, and in many ways, you're just their puppet.

Johnny Galecki

It's that one thing that you're passionate about, that you end up developing tunnel vision for and everything else tends to fall by the wayside. Passion is appealing and universal.

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'Entourage' is a great show, but it's fantasy. I spent my twenties in L.A. in this business, and my life didn't look anything like that. 'Big Bang' reflects a side of men that is rarely shown. We see their flaws - all of them.

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I was a huge theater geek growing up, and that was not the easiest thing in the world, especially growing up in Chicago, where sports are really the norm. I was always off to the theater at night, from 7 years old on. Friends there in the Midwest who could talk to you about the idiosyncrasies of 'Pippin' were few and far between.

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You get to a certain point - gratefully - when you're out of your twenties, and you realize how fleeting life is. So, it becomes important to feel as if the people in your life know exactly how you feel about them at all times.

Johnny Galecki

Scientists are not these guys in lab coats deep in the inner bowels of universities and hospitals with their Bunsen burners. They're the people molding the culture that we live in, the future of our culture, and the technology we rely on every day.

Johnny Galecki

Scientists are not these guys in lab coats deep in the inner bowels of universities and hospitals with their Bunsen burners. They're the people molding the culture that we live in, the future of our culture, and the technology we rely on every day. These are the rock stars of our time right now.

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Growing up in Chicago, I was a theater nerd. That might be very cool on the East Coast, but in Chicago, it's really the athletes that come in No. 1 on the cool scale. Maybe musicians after that. Community theater? That's way down the list, my friend.

Johnny Galecki

It's always interesting for me to watch the pilot of an established show because you see how the writers and actors weren't really sure what the show was and what the dynamics were. If you look at the pilot for 'Seinfeld,' for example, it's practically unrecognizable.

Johnny Galecki

My parents would have their friends over - their friends who thought, 'How can you live without a TV?' By the time they left, they understood why, because I had done the second act of 'West Side Story' and the first act of 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' playing all the parts. In many ways, that's what I'm still doing. I'm just getting paid better.

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When I grew up, scientists were anti-social people who worked in basements and wore coats and worked with bunson burners, and now they're in our technology every day, and our technology has almost become fashion accessories.

Johnny Galecki

I was the sibling that kind of kept it all on a level when life at home got tough. I did it through comedy, sarcasm and distraction. All families are complicated, but my home life was glaringly uncomfortable much of the time, and it was me that took the onus.

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I read the papers, and I watch the news a lot. I watch 'Dateline' and '48 Hours.' And I think we have a tendency to become terrified of one another, thinking that there is a serial killer that is on either side of you.

Johnny Galecki

Comedy is similar to hockey... in only one way. You get a lot of credit for assists. So I try to serve whatever the intention is, be it the joke or the story or the scene or the moment or the kiss, even if it's not my joke or moment.

Johnny Galecki

As they say, there are two rules in improv: Never say no, and never ask why. When another actor asks 'Why?' or says no to something you're suggesting, then it's very clear that they're putting the onus on you, because they're not comfortable with it themselves.

Johnny Galecki

You know, I read the papers and I watch the news a lot. I watch 'Dateline' and '48 Hours'. And I think we have a tendency to become terrified of one another, thinking that there is a serial killer that is on either side of you.

Johnny Galecki

There is that stereotype of a nerd with the high pants and pocket protector and that kind of thing. That can sustain comedy for maybe a movie - hence the 'Revenge of the Nerds' franchise - but not for hopefully years on the air. It's a sight gag, not a story.

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