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68 Memorable Quotes By Kevin Smith

Famous As: Filmmaker, Screenwriter
Born On: August 2, 1970
Born In: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Age: 52 Years

An epitome of versatility, Kevin Patrick Smith is a well-known film-maker, comedian, podcaster, comic book writer and public speaker. Religiously followed by the comic loving and geek community, Smith is an ardent fan of superhero epics such as Batman, Superman and various DC and Marvel comics. He’s a proud owner of the Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash comic book store, which transformed into a subject of hit reality TV show ‘Comic Book Men’. Smith’s famous works in film making includes comedy such as Cop Out, Red State and one-third of the True North trilogy. He has also hosedt movie review shows and podcasts on his own SModcast Podcast Network namely Spoilers, SModcast, Fatman on Batman, and the live show Hollywood Babble-On. Along with various episodes of hit comic franchisees such as Daredevil, Green Arrow, Green Hornet and Batman, his notable writing works include Silent Bob Speaks, My Boring Ass Life and Jay and Silent Bob's Blueprints For Destroying Everything. Smith also developed a cult following through his provocative thoughts and sayings which largely emphasized on culture, religion, philosophy, motivation and righteousness. We have curated his famous quotes from his movies, dialogues, speeches, comic characters, interviews etc. Let us go through some of the famous quotes from this American celebrity.

Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.

Controversial' as we all know, is often a euphemism for 'interesting and intelligent.

Kevin Smith

There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be.

Kevin Smith
Storytelling is my currency. It's my only worth. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out.

Storytelling is my currency. It's my only worth. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out.

Kevin Smith
Don't let anybody tell you different, man: The main goal in life careerwise should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself.

Don't let anybody tell you different, man: The main goal in life careerwise should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself.

Kevin Smith
If there was no Internet, my career would have ended in 1995.

If there was no Internet, my career would have ended in 1995.

Kevin Smith
I know what it feels like to carry a lot of weight in a society that's very image-conscious. It's a thin person's world, and we try to navigate within it without being made fun of.

I know what it feels like to carry a lot of weight in a society that's very image-conscious. It's a thin person's world, and we try to navigate within it without being made fun of.

Kevin Smith
BRODIE:

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for SEGA.

BRODIE: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for SEGA.

Kevin Smith
Everybody's got one killer story. It doesn't take talent to tell that story, it just takes experience.

Everybody's got one killer story. It doesn't take talent to tell that story, it just takes experience.

Kevin Smith
Any book is a self-help guide if you can take something from it.

Any book is a self-help guide if you can take something from it.

Kevin Smith
Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.

Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.

Kevin Smith
The writer crafts their ideal world. In my world, everyone has really long conversations or just picks apart pop culture to death and everyone talks in monologue.

The writer crafts their ideal world. In my world, everyone has really long conversations or just picks apart pop culture to death and everyone talks in monologue.

Kevin Smith
People like to set the bar high. I like to put the bar on the ground and barely step over it. I like to keep the expectations really low.

People like to set the bar high. I like to put the bar on the ground and barely step over it. I like to keep the expectations really low.

Kevin Smith

You can have 10 bucks to 10 million bucks and if you got a crew, imagination and a lot of people willing to turn in some work next to nothing, you going to have a feature. But you can't get beyond how expensive marketing the movie is, it's so crushing.

Kevin Smith
All these people who say success changes people; well, no, it just magnifies what's there.

All these people who say success changes people; well, no, it just magnifies what's there.

Kevin Smith
If you're lucky, you go from being a movie fan to a movie maker.

If you're lucky, you go from being a movie fan to a movie maker.

Kevin Smith
From now on, any flick I'm ever involved with, I conduct critics screenings thusly: 'You wanna see it early to review it? Fine: pay like you would if you saw it next week.'

From now on, any flick I'm ever involved with, I conduct critics screenings thusly: 'You wanna see it early to review it? Fine: pay like you would if you saw it next week.'

Kevin Smith
It's taken me 15 years to step behind a camera and make something everyone agrees looks like a movie.

It's taken me 15 years to step behind a camera and make something everyone agrees looks like a movie.

Kevin Smith
AZRAEL:

No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater... than central air.

AZRAEL: No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater... than central air.

Kevin Smith
When you're a filmmaker you're part of a very expensive art form.

When you're a filmmaker you're part of a very expensive art form.

Kevin Smith

It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective. Like whether Nielsen works. For years, Nielsen has been based on sampling. It's not like an electronic bullet that hits your house that tells the people at networks at all times what you're watching.

Kevin Smith
Dudes know I'm not a threat. Chicks know I'm not a threat.

Dudes know I'm not a threat. Chicks know I'm not a threat.

Kevin Smith
The older you get, the more you realize you cannot win on the Internet.

The older you get, the more you realize you cannot win on the Internet.

Kevin Smith

I think the advent of the Internet gave us all a big boost, because by the time the Internet became mainstream and you could get it in your home, a lot of us were used to dealing in fan culture, writing to magazines or anything at the back of comic books.

Kevin Smith
The first few films I made didn't look good at all, and I wasn't trying to make them look good. People dig 'em because they like the content.

The first few films I made didn't look good at all, and I wasn't trying to make them look good. People dig 'em because they like the content.

Kevin Smith
I feel like if you're in Jersey, you have to be a Jersey Devils fan. Anybody born within the confines of the border of the state of New Jersey, I feel, should be a Jersey Devils fan.

I feel like if you're in Jersey, you have to be a Jersey Devils fan. Anybody born within the confines of the border of the state of New Jersey, I feel, should be a Jersey Devils fan.

Kevin Smith

The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. That's why I'm always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers.

Kevin Smith
I'm not even supposed to be here today.

I'm not even supposed to be here today.

Kevin Smith
It's like a dream come true. When somebody is paying you to talk about yourself, you've won.

It's like a dream come true. When somebody is paying you to talk about yourself, you've won.

Kevin Smith

I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment. In fact, maybe that's really it. In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing.

Kevin Smith
So I know how I watch movies which is on my laptop, man. And that's how I suspect a lot of people do it.

So I know how I watch movies which is on my laptop, man. And that's how I suspect a lot of people do it.

Kevin Smith
More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.

More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.

Kevin Smith
Indie film isn't dead, it just grew up.

Indie film isn't dead, it just grew up.

Kevin Smith
I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin. I'll never be thin. Let's be honest.

I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin. I'll never be thin. Let's be honest.

Kevin Smith
It's silly that anyone in this world tells you that there are only certain people that can marry you.

It's silly that anyone in this world tells you that there are only certain people that can marry you.

Kevin Smith
In Hollywood you just fail upwards.

In Hollywood you just fail upwards.

Kevin Smith
Haven't two hundred years of failed missionary work overseas taught anybody anything? You can't convert people to anything - whether religion, or something as inane as our flicks.

Haven't two hundred years of failed missionary work overseas taught anybody anything? You can't convert people to anything - whether religion, or something as inane as our flicks.

Kevin Smith
Why take life seriously? No one gets out alive anyways.

Why take life seriously? No one gets out alive anyways.

Kevin Smith
And the podcasting - I swear to you - on its worst day, the podcasts are better than our best films. Because they're more imaginative, and there's no artifice, and it's far more real.

And the podcasting - I swear to you - on its worst day, the podcasts are better than our best films. Because they're more imaginative, and there's no artifice, and it's far more real.

Kevin Smith
I'd see movies, comedies, and I loved 'Animal House', I loved all the John Hughes stuff, but I never saw me and my friends totally represented.

I'd see movies, comedies, and I loved 'Animal House', I loved all the John Hughes stuff, but I never saw me and my friends totally represented.

Kevin Smith
It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective. Like whether Nielsen works.

It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective. Like whether Nielsen works.

Kevin Smith
If you're alive, kick into drive. Chase whimsies. See if you can turn dreams into a way to make a living, if not an entire way of life.

If you're alive, kick into drive. Chase whimsies. See if you can turn dreams into a way to make a living, if not an entire way of life.

Kevin Smith
In the face of such hopelessness as our eventual, unavoidable death, there is little sense in not at least trying to accomplish all of your wildest dreams in life.

In the face of such hopelessness as our eventual, unavoidable death, there is little sense in not at least trying to accomplish all of your wildest dreams in life.

Kevin Smith
And George Carlin was a guy that the more he aged the younger he seemed.

And George Carlin was a guy that the more he aged the younger he seemed.

Kevin Smith
Generally, I wake up, honestly it's creepy, but I wake up around 4:20.

Generally, I wake up, honestly it's creepy, but I wake up around 4:20.

Kevin Smith
There's a trick to being whatever you want to be in life. It starts with the simple belief that you are what or who you say you are.

There's a trick to being whatever you want to be in life. It starts with the simple belief that you are what or who you say you are.

Kevin Smith
I just love movies, so suddenly, you're political about movies, and that's dark. It's just not fun when something you love becomes calculated.

I just love movies, so suddenly, you're political about movies, and that's dark. It's just not fun when something you love becomes calculated.

Kevin Smith
In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing. It makes sense. But I had always admired filmmakers who made movies that didn't sound like them at all.

In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing. It makes sense. But I had always admired filmmakers who made movies that didn't sound like them at all.

Kevin Smith
If you grow up fat, you have to try harder.

If you grow up fat, you have to try harder.

Kevin Smith
I say what other people won't.

I say what other people won't.

Kevin Smith
You know, there's a million fine looking women in the world, dude. But they don't all bring you lasagna at work. Most of 'em just cheat on you. (As Silent Bob)

You know, there's a million fine looking women in the world, dude. But they don't all bring you lasagna at work. Most of 'em just cheat on you. (As Silent Bob)

Kevin Smith
I didn't get into film to win Academy Awards. I wanted to have a conversation with the audience.

I didn't get into film to win Academy Awards. I wanted to have a conversation with the audience.

Kevin Smith
I grew up in a pretty gay world - my brother's gay and he's been married to a man for 20 years, which is like 60 in straight-people years.

I grew up in a pretty gay world - my brother's gay and he's been married to a man for 20 years, which is like 60 in straight-people years.

Kevin Smith
It's a joyful thing, being a Catholic. I can't even think about sex without thinking about bodily waste.

It's a joyful thing, being a Catholic. I can't even think about sex without thinking about bodily waste.

Kevin Smith
Batman has an impeccable moral compass, he’s clever and mysterious, and when fucktards get sassy, he punches them in the face.

Batman has an impeccable moral compass, he’s clever and mysterious, and when fucktards get sassy, he punches them in the face.

Kevin Smith

I always wanted to see if I could sell a movie to the public without doing any marketing because my philosophy was like, 'Hey man, I'm reaching my audience everyday. I'm twittering with them. I'm in direct contact with them on the podcast.'

Kevin Smith
I don't have to write to South West buddy. In an hour South West gonna come looking for me!

I don't have to write to South West buddy. In an hour South West gonna come looking for me!

Kevin Smith
Oh, I'm online all the time now. I'm not an outdoorsy type.

Oh, I'm online all the time now. I'm not an outdoorsy type.

Kevin Smith
I liked hockey, and I still like hockey.

I liked hockey, and I still like hockey.

Kevin Smith
When you're an artist, all you're trying to do is self-express.

When you're an artist, all you're trying to do is self-express.

Kevin Smith
I saw Richard Linklater's film 'Slacker' for my twenty-first birthday. That was the moment when it all seemed possible. This guy gave me hope.

I saw Richard Linklater's film 'Slacker' for my twenty-first birthday. That was the moment when it all seemed possible. This guy gave me hope.

Kevin Smith
I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment.

I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment.

Kevin Smith
You know, comics and movies, even if you take a comic and turn it into a movie, we can't all be Joss Whedon.

You know, comics and movies, even if you take a comic and turn it into a movie, we can't all be Joss Whedon.

Kevin Smith
I think: 'Wouldn't it be great to work with Bill Murray?' And then I'm like, 'You know what, just appreciate Bill Murray from afar, don't find out that maybe he's not the dude you want to work with.'

I think: 'Wouldn't it be great to work with Bill Murray?' And then I'm like, 'You know what, just appreciate Bill Murray from afar, don't find out that maybe he's not the dude you want to work with.'

Kevin Smith
People wanted more advice. So I finally thought I could totally put this advice into a book.

People wanted more advice. So I finally thought I could totally put this advice into a book.

Kevin Smith
Other filmmakers make their movies and put them out and that's that. For me, for some odd reason, it goes deeper than that.

Other filmmakers make their movies and put them out and that's that. For me, for some odd reason, it goes deeper than that.

Kevin Smith
It's too expensive, that's the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That's not true, it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not.

It's too expensive, that's the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That's not true, it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not.

Kevin Smith
Brodie Bruce:

I LOVE THE SMELL OF COMMERCE IN THE MORNING!

Brodie Bruce: I LOVE THE SMELL OF COMMERCE IN THE MORNING!

Kevin Smith
Why do my movies make people feel so dead inside?

Why do my movies make people feel so dead inside?

Kevin Smith