The best Quotes by J. K. Simmons

The best Quotes by J. K. Simmons

Jonathan Kimble Simmons (born January 9, 1955) is an American actor. He is considered one of the most eminent character actors of his generation. He earned acclaim for his numerous supporting roles appearing in films such as The Cider House Rules (1999), Thank You for Smoking (2006), Juno (2007), Burn After Reading (2008), Up in the Air (2009), and La La Land (2016). For his role as the sadistic music instructor Terence Fletcher in Damien Chazelle's psychological drama Whiplash (2014), he received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

People evolve and it's important to not stop evolving just because you've reached 'adulthood.'
I actually have a degree in music and was aware that music was a tool used in therapy. I didn't realize how far it had come since I was in college in the mid-seventies.
I'm not a fan of any genre but am a fan of movies that are intelligent and/or funny. That goes across all genres: a horror movie, a zombie movie, alien invaders, chick flick, or raunchy comedy. If it's well done, I'm a fan.
I never listened to the Grateful Dead as a teen; the only exposure I got was what came through the walls when my sister was listening to them.
I like to act. Every other aspect of show business I find uninteresting.

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I was there to push people beyond what's expected of them. I believe that's an absolute necessity.
Terence Fletcher in Whiplash
Either you're deliberately out of tune and sabotaging my band, or you don't know you're out of tune, which, I'm afraid, is even worse.
Terence Fletcher in Whiplash
Neiman, you earned the part. Alternates, will you clean the blood off my drum set?
Terence Fletcher in Whiplash
Listen, the key is to just relax. Don't worry about the numbers. Don't worry about what the other guys are thinking. You're here for a reason.
Terence Fletcher in Whiplash
There are no two words in the English language more harmful than "good job".
Terence Fletcher in Whiplash
Six years ago, I came across a kid in a practice room, working on his scales. He was early second year and he'd started at Shaffer with a lot of hope. Like all you guys. But the truth was that he barely squeaked in to begin with and, uh... he was really struggling. The faculty were all telling him, "Maybe this isn't for you." But they didn't see what I saw. This scared, skinny kid, cursing himself because he couldn't get his scales right. I saw a drive in him. And I put him in Studio Band. And when he graduated, Marsalis made him third trumpet at Lincoln Center. A year later, he was first. That's who you're listening to now. His name was Sean Casey.
Terence Fletcher in Whiplash
That's L.A. They worship everything and they value nothing.
Sebastian Wilder in La La Land
Jazz is conflict and it's compromise, and it's new every time. It's brand new every night. It's very, very exciting. And it's dying. It's dying on the vine. And the world says, "Let it die. It had its time." Well, not on my watch!
Sebastian Wilder in La La Land
How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you're such a traditionalist? You hold onto the past, but jazz is about the future.
Keith in La La Land
I'm letting life hit me until it gets tired. Then I'll hit back. It's a classic rope-a-dope.
Sebastian Wilder in La La Land
People love what other people are passionate about.
Mia Dolan in La La Land
Mia: "I'm always gonna love you."
Sebastian: "I'm always gonna love you, too."
Here's to the ones who dream
Foolish as they may seem
Here's to the hearts that ache
Here's to the mess we make
Mia Dolan in La La Land - The Fools Who Dream
Mia: "Should have been a lawyer."
Sebastian: "'Cause the world needs more lawyers?"
Sebastian Wilder in La La Land
Sebastian: "I thought in this town it worked on a sort of 'one for you, one for me' basis type system. How about two for you, one for me?"
Sebastian: "How about all for you and none for me?"
Bill: "That's perfect, yes."
Sebastian: "Okay, a mutual decision then."
Bill: "Right, made by me."
Bill in La La Land
Bill: "You're fired."
Sebastian: "It's Christmas!"
Bill: "Yeah, I see the decorations. Good luck in the New Year."
Bill in La La Land
You could just write your own roles, you know, write something that's interesting as you are.
Sebastian Wilder in La La Land
You can leave Detroit, but it will never leave you.
There's cities that get by on their good looks. Detroit has to work for a living.
Detroit turned out to be heaven, but it also turned out to be hell.
Detroit, the heart of the country... I grew up on 10 Mile, 2 miles better than 8 Mile.
I come from Detroit where it's rough and I'm not a smooth talker.
For the soul, laughing is what oxygen is for the lungs.
It's not about the absence of fear. It's overcoming it.
If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me.
My father always said, "Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf" - so I make sure I read.
We think too much and feel too little.
If one does not attach himself to people and desires, never shall his heart be broken. But then, does he ever truly live?
One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.
I'm much more proud of being a father than being an actor.
I dream of a day where I walk down the street and hear people talk about Morality, Sustainibility and Philoshophy instead of the Kardashians.
It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
I never thought I'd see in my life a black candidate running for President.
You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see. But you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.
I'm a doer, and whether it was the tsunami in Sri Lanka or the earthquake in Indonesia, I was always saying, "I should be there; I should be helping out."
If I love you, I show you I love you every day. Little things, big things.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024

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