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A collection of noteworthy quotes and sayings by Mark Harmon on work, team, hope, life, job, money etc.

27 Noteworthy Quotes By Mark Harmon

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American television actor

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Burbank, California, U.S.

Mark Harmon is an American actor, who says that he “was raised with the idea of maximum effort”. May be, that is why, whatever he does, he puts his hundred percent in that; even if the work is as mundane as carpentering, or roofing and framing, which he undertook when he started on acting. Now that he has become an established actor and director, work continues to remain his first priority, saying, "I don't care who's No. 1 on the call sheet or how big my trailer is. I care about the work". In his interviews, he has not only talked about his works, but also about himself and his background. Let us now look into some of his self-illuminating quotes on work, team, hope, life, job, money etc.

I think if you get asked to do this, then that's called doing your homework, and I try and do it.

- Mark Harmon

Some people say it's scarier to direct the people you work with; not me, I'm a team guy.

- Mark Harmon

If other people think I’m okay looking, that’s great, but I don’t see it myself. When I look in the mirror all I see is a bunch of fake teeth and football scars.

- Mark Harmon

I'm thankful to get the opportunity to direct. I hope I don't mess it up.

- Mark Harmon

I'm just beginning to direct. For all intents and purposes, this is the first time for me

- Mark Harmon

I went to Harvard High because it was a great school. That it happened to be a military school was just a part of it. I gained from the discipline there.

- Mark Harmon

When I got divorced and moved into an apartment, I started keeping the TV on, just for company.

- Mark Harmon

Hang onto your sense of humor. I picture my obituary : The sexiest man alive is now dead.

- Mark Harmon

In the world today , it’s easy to quit. I believe in putting up the fight.

- Mark Harmon

It's a lot easier to do good work when you have good words to say and work with good people.

- Mark Harmon

I was raised with the idea of maximum effort: as long as you could look in the mirror and say, 'I gave it everything I had,' it was OK. But if you gave it less, that would disgrace you.

- Mark Harmon

I used to hang out in my dad's workshop on weekends. Later, when I was starting out as an actor, I became a roofer and a framer to make money. But what I really enjoyed was the finished work. I like the longevity.

- Mark Harmon

I don't care who's No. 1 on the call sheet or how big my trailer is. I care about the work. I don't care who gets the laughs. I just care that the laugh comes.

- Mark Harmon

I like this job - most days I have a chance to make breakfast and take the kids to school or to read 'em a bedtime story. It's almost like a normal life.

- Mark Harmon

I think if you get asked to do this, then that's called doing your homework, and I try and do it.

- Mark Harmon

I'm in the business to push it. I'm not likely to be attracted to characters I've already done.

- Mark Harmon

I'm just beginning to direct. For all intents and purposes, this is the first time for me.

- Mark Harmon

People think what you are doing is real, on a TV show.

- Mark Harmon

St. Elsewhere was certainly a great show.

- Mark Harmon

At Chicago Hope they have a technical staff that works real hard to make that O.R. as realistic as possible.

- Mark Harmon

How many times have you been on the freeway and had someone fly by you at 100 mph then end up two cars ahead of you at the off ramp? What's the point?

- Mark Harmon

I'm not a big 'me' guy. I'm a 'we' guy. It's the way I was raised.

- Mark Harmon

If other people think I'm okay looking, that's great, but I don't see it myself. When I look in the mirror, all I see is a bunch of fake teeth and football scars.

- Mark Harmon

I'm thankful to get the opportunity to direct. I hope I don't mess it up.

- Mark Harmon

I'm not likely to be attracted to characters I've already done. I have to be almost frightened by the possibility of taking it on. Over the years, I realise I must enjoy walking that edge; I keep doing it.

- Mark Harmon

Some people say it's scarier to direct the people you work with; not me, I'm a team guy.

- Mark Harmon

It's a lot easier to do good work when you have good words to say and work with good people.

- Mark Harmon