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Patrick Dempsey quotes on racing, speed, life, career, films, acting, passion, wife, etc.

44 Interesting Quotes By Patrick Dempsey

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Actor

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Lewiston

Founder / Co Founder
Dempsey Company

Best known for his role as Derek ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd in the popular series ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Patrick Dempsey is also an accomplished racing driver. Born and raised in Maine, USA, Patrick started his career with stage and eventually moved to screen acting with the 1985 film ‘Heaven Help Us.’ He rose to immediate success with early films such as ‘Loverboy’ and ‘Can’t Buy Me Love,’ and later appeared in some successful films, such as ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘Freedom Writers.’ He also made a mark in television with roles in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Once and Again.’ Interestingly, he also participated in motor racing competitions. His magnetic personality reflects in his quotes on topics, such as racing, speed, life, career, films, acting, passion, and wife. We have compiled a list of best Patrick Dempsey quotes taken from his speeches, interviews, and talk show appearances.

I base all my characters on hair.

- Patrick Dempsey

I think TV is much more the writer's medium and film is about the director and their vision and how you can collaborate with them and see that through to the end. They are so different

- Patrick Dempsey

My wife and I try not to get into each other's work too much.

- Patrick Dempsey

I like physical comedy. And I like the old comedies.

- Patrick Dempsey

With bikes, it is absolutely the case that you will get what you pay for. Invest in quality so it will endure wear and tear.

- Patrick Dempsey

And, sure, if you have a political point of view, you have every right to share it. But you have to be careful not to get too self-important. You have to find the balance between being entertaining and being preachy.

- Patrick Dempsey

In Los Angeles, as I gained and lost celebrity, then gained it again, I often found myself wondering why I, out of thousands like me, had become famous.

- Patrick Dempsey

Housekeeping is incredibly difficult with three kids. I'm trying to be more relaxed. You'll go insane if you try to have a picture-book house

- Patrick Dempsey

The hardest thing about having three kids is trying to find a balance, because there's always the odd man out, and you also need to make sure each child gets the attention he or she needs.

- Patrick Dempsey

I have a specialized racing bike, which is great because it has a solid build, is comfortable to ride, and is lightweight.

- Patrick Dempsey

I'm really happy to have a family and a life outside of the business.

- Patrick Dempsey

I love having a big family. I think it's easier, oddly, in some ways, having three children as opposed to one.

- Patrick Dempsey

If I can sleep in until 9 A.M. - wow, what a luxury.

- Patrick Dempsey

When I left Maine, I always wanted to be a working actor. I never cared too much about being the star. I just wanted to do the work and get on with it.

- Patrick Dempsey

I hate shaving. It's much easier to just do a little stubble, but my wife and daughter like it when I'm clean-shaven. If you see me with a clean face, then you know I'm in the kissing mode!

- Patrick Dempsey

You'll go insane if you try to have a picture-book house.

- Patrick Dempsey

What you want in a romantic comedy, is to have two people that you want to see together and how do they overcome the obstacles that are in the way for that to happen.

- Patrick Dempsey

As obvious as it sounds, I strongly recommend shopping at a specialty bike store. They are the experts, and they will be able to help you decide which bike is best for you.

- Patrick Dempsey

I was 17 when I left the small Maine town where I'd grown up. I wanted to do something I thought was important with my life, so I headed to California and didn't look back.

- Patrick Dempsey

If biking is your passion, set aside time to enjoy a good ride.

- Patrick Dempsey

The worst part about being married is when you're not connecting. Your partner is going out the door when you're coming in, and you don't have a chance to debrief on the day. That's the worst.

- Patrick Dempsey

Didn't you take economics? You could have had me for $49.95.

- Patrick Dempsey

I look forward to a time when my career in a place where I can get out of Los Angeles and find a nice small town like I grew up in to raise my family.

- Patrick Dempsey

Sometimes in television, if there are storylines that are oft-told, people can be hypercritical of them.

- Patrick Dempsey

Drama is easier to do because you just have to have the emotion and not get caught acting, but comedy is much harder.

- Patrick Dempsey

When you discover first love as a teenager, your whole life revolves around it and you open yourself up to it.

- Patrick Dempsey

With competition there is always ego and hubris... competition gets in the way of work.

- Patrick Dempsey

Fame is a delicate and dangerous creature; I saw people who didn't honor it, who refused to take responsibility for it, get destroyed by it. I also saw that stardom in and of itself was empty.

- Patrick Dempsey

I grew up in a house full of women. I have two older sisters and my mum who is a very strong woman.

- Patrick Dempsey

A wedding is like a funeral, but with musicians.

- Patrick Dempsey

One day my 3-year-old daughter said 'Your very handsome, Poppy.' That was the best compliment ever.

- Patrick Dempsey

My big thing is to make sure the lipsticks taste good when you kiss. And, well, so far they taste pretty darn good.

- Patrick Dempsey

Eventually feels a lot different than actually.

- Patrick Dempsey

I think fame is one of those things where you have a window of opportunity and you have a certain amount of trust from the fans and without that you don't have a career.

- Patrick Dempsey

Fame is fleeting. Sometimes people like you, sometimes they don’t. Not all people are going to like you.

- Patrick Dempsey

People sometimes mistake being serious with being taken seriously.

- Patrick Dempsey

Now I'm just known as McDreamy, I've lost all identity as Patrick Dempsey, I'm now McDreamy.

- Patrick Dempsey

I know it can be dangerous, but I love racing. I worry my wife, but she knows it's important to me.

- Patrick Dempsey

I think dreams can come true, but not necessarily like fairy-tales. It's not always so perfect like that.

- Patrick Dempsey

The best part about being married is feeling centered. Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family.

- Patrick Dempsey

I did a play called 'On Golden Pond' in a dinner theater in Maine and then went to New York for a talent competition having put together a three-man juggling routine and some one-liners and I got myself an agent from that

- Patrick Dempsey

I started off as a juggler. I used to do a half-hour show on the weekends to make money as a kid. Then I went to Cleveland, Ohio in 1983 to the international jugglers competition junior division and came second. So that was my first job, being a juggler

- Patrick Dempsey

I don't necessarily want to direct because it's too much work and I don't have the attention span to stay with it that long. But I think getting everyone together on something that appeals to me and developing the material is something that I like to do.

- Patrick Dempsey

Kids take you outside your comfort level because you ask yourself, 'How do I answer that question for them?' You think back to your childhood, and it's like: I don't want to give them that, I want to give them this. My life is my children.

- Patrick Dempsey