Bill Hader Quotes

Best 24 Quotes by Bill Hader

“A lot of times I think people, when they're doing a movie that's a family movie, they're worried about this being too esoteric or too dark or too weird.”

“A person being patient with an insane person is my favorite thing in the world.”

“All the stories have to do with emotion. Emotion is driving everything.”

“Comedy is incredibly hard. You have to be loose. You have to be not afraid to fail.”

“Comedy is this weird thing. You have no idea why certain things work and other things don't work.”

“Growing up in Oklahoma, there wasn't much to do. Play sports, do a lot of drugs, or read and watch movies, which is what I did.”

“I can't cook. I can barely make a bowl of cereal.”

“I really enjoyed playing Vinny Vedecci, the Italian talk show host. He was the first character I ever came up with where I gave him a name and a way of dressing.”

“I remember getting in the elevator for my audition and there was a guy next to me who had a backpack full of props and wigs and things, and I went, 'Oh, my God, that guy is so prepared, I have nothing, I have no props.'

And that was Andy Samberg. And Andy Samberg said he was looking at me going, 'Oh, that guy has no props. He doesn't need props.' And that was the first time we met, was in that elevator.”

“I was into writing and directing. I was a bit of a reluctant actor. I would always ask friends to shoot or direct their movies, but then they'd want me to be in them.”

“I would say the biggest difference is that you're just in a studio by yourself when you're making an animated movie. You don't have anybody to play off of.”

“I'm never the romantic lead. I'm the guy walking in on the romantic lead, going, 'Oh sorry! I'll leave you guys alone'.”

“I'm not a fan of the Eagles, but I've watched their documentary numerous times and everyone who's watched it with me has sung along to the songs, much to my dismay.”

“If a guy doesn't like a funny girl, something is wrong with him.”

“If you can't forgive yourself, you think you're never going to be able to forgive yourself.”

“Improvising only really works 100% when you're with somebody.”

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“It's not like you get up on stage and you're immediately a genius. It takes a long time. So, don't be discouraged.”

“My kids, they're always embarrassed when my voice shows up in something. I took them to Inside Out, and my voice comes in, and they were like, 'Ugh, Dad, what are you doing? Get out of there'.”

“No one knows anything. You're going to make mistakes and you're going to do things that people think are stupid. You can't sit there and go, 'I never want to make a mistake'.”

“Oddly enough, I have really bad stage fright – getting up in front of people. And I made a living going on live television.”

“The best thing to do is to get out in front of an audience as much as you can, and learn from the experience.”

“The idea of a Chicago band that wanted to sing songs about California is really funny. Having never been to California.”

“When I got to Saturday Night Live, it was a lot like going from pre-school to Harvard, and it took a long time to figure stuff out.” Quotes

“I always felt better co-writing something – always co-writing. Because if I was the lead of it and it failed, then it failed on my own accord. I would say, 'Well, I liked it or I screwed up. I take the hit on this one'.”

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