David Duchovny Quotes

Who is David Duchovny?

David Duchovny is an American actor, writer and poet known for his roles in Red Shoe Diaries, The X-Files and Californication and for writing the novels Holy Cow and Miss Subways. Duchovny also used to write some poetry and even wrote a book 'God Hates Us Al' as Hank Moody, his fictional character from Californication.

Born August 07, 1960

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Best 31 Quotes by David Duchovny

“At one time there were voiceover artists, now there are celebrity voiceover artists. It's unfortunate because these people need the money less than the voiceover artist.”

David Duchovny

“Every day I try to do breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga. These things sound awfully cliche, but they help me slow down and try to point to a truth.”

David Duchovny

“For hundreds of years, that was the major form of entertainment: The grown-ups sat around and watched the kids play. Now they sit around and watch the television. The actors are the kids.”

David Duchovny

“I can’t say that I enjoy writing; it’s difficult. I would say I enjoy having written.”

David Duchovny

“I don't know how anybody gets better at anything aside from doing it.”

David Duchovny

“I don't like the idea of being eaten by a shark. I like to swim in the ocean, and I think much more about sharks than anyone should. I really resent the fact that my oceangoing experiences are ruined by 'Jaws'.”

David Duchovny

“I don't like watching people work if they're making art.”

David Duchovny

“I don’t read any reviews of anything I do. I haven’t for 10 years, and it has made life a lot better. So much criticism today is snarky and ad hominem.”

David Duchovny

“I hear insects are going to be the next source of protein, and I look forward to that. I’m O.K. with killing insects.”

David Duchovny

“I like fooling around with words.”

David Duchovny

“I lost my virginity when I was 14. And I haven't been able to find it.”

David Duchovny

“I love animals and I love working with them because they don't lie.”

David Duchovny

“I’m a very lazy vegetarian, which means I will look for the vegetarian meal, but I will also give up.”

David Duchovny

“I’m of the school that says: judge the work, not who did it.”

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“If I were a cow, why wouldn’t I try to get to India?”

David Duchovny

“If I were a pig, I’d try and get to a place where kosher laws were enforced and I wouldn’t be eaten.”

David Duchovny

“If my work was good enough, I would never have to do publicity.”

David Duchovny

“If you're smart, you'll always be humble. You can learn all you want, but there'll always be somebody who's never read a book who'll know twice what you know.”

David Duchovny

“Maybe the best things about celebrity are the things like being able to get that seat on the plane that you wouldn't normally get, but that's kind of like cheating.”

David Duchovny

“One of the nice things about acting is that it allows you to open up to the other people within you.”

David Duchovny

“One of the scary things is that, when you're a kid, you look at your dad as the man who has no fear. When you're an adult, you realize your father had fear, and that you have it, too.”

David Duchovny

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“People always love and respect characters who speak the truth, even if the truth hurts.”

David Duchovny

“Privacy is something I have come to respect. I think when I was younger I wanted to tell everybody everything, because I thought I was so damn interesting. Then I heard the snoring.”

David Duchovny

“Reading reviews is like finding your beloved’s journal: the only reason you’re going to open it is because you want to hurt yourself.”

David Duchovny

“The worst thing a man can admit is 'I'm not 100 percent fulfilled by my family.' But it doesn't mean he doesn't love his family. I love my family, but I still want to work; I still want challenges. It took me a while to fall in love with the responsibility of family life, and it was a deep thing when I did.”

David Duchovny

“Well, I still write poetry, but I wouldn't call myself a poet.”

David Duchovny

“Women's fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It's men's way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high-heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they're actually tied up.”

David Duchovny

"Cliché Juice" Quotes

“Home is where the heart is and my heart is
out traveling.”

David Duchovny
Cliché Juice

"Holy Cow" Quotes

“Hate is like a poison you make for your enemy that you end up swallowing yourself.”

David Duchovny
Holy Cow

“There is something in man that loves a wall, but what wall menders and fence builders do not get is that when they fence something out, they are also fencing themselves in. Not one but two prisons are made by one wall.”

David Duchovny
Holy Cow

“What a strange god that instead of bringing people together, divides them.”

David Duchovny
Holy Cow