Jake M. Johnson Famous Quotes & Sayings

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31 Jake M. Johnson Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I view cats as more like wild animals. We feed it, but a lot of I view cats as more like wild animals. We feed it, but a lot of times it's not eating the food because it's murdering other animals outside and eating their meat.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: My day job is acting - I wouldn't direct something if I didn't feel passionate My day job is acting - I wouldn't direct something if I didn't feel passionate about it.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I was in a two-person show [with Oliver Ralli] called the Midwesterners where we wrote I was in a two-person show [with Oliver Ralli] called the Midwesterners where we wrote all of our own stuff and we traveled the country with it. That's what eventually led me to L.A.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I try to collect money and I keep it in a special place called the I try to collect money and I keep it in a special place called the bank. I collect a bunch of things called money, dollar bills, and I keep them in a safe under my bed.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I like dogs, but I have more respect for cats. I like dogs, but I have more respect for cats.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I've always been, in games, the bad guy. If there was ever cops and robbers I've always been, in games, the bad guy. If there was ever cops and robbers I was always a robber.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I never thought I'd be one of those guys who gets recognized. I never thought I'd be one of those guys who gets recognized.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: All of a sudden Mindy [Kaling] was writing on The Office and had sold a All of a sudden Mindy [Kaling] was writing on The Office and had sold a TV show. When we'd try to write shows, we'd jokingly call the word documents "Hit Show." We just couldn't crack the code.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I think a lot of people are very good, but I don't think anybody could I think a lot of people are very good, but I don't think anybody could do my rhythm. I was thinking, "If you want my rhythm" - and when I was writing, I was writing them for myself - "why am I watching another actor doing what I should be doing?" It was just a really unpleasant experience.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: We didn't make money but we never lost money. We'd sit around Times Square with We didn't make money but we never lost money. We'd sit around Times Square with fliers, walk around the Village and try and get people to come. Now you'd just tweet it, but that was the beginning of emails, or the beginning of me doing emails - I'm sure there were people in 1986 who were doing emails.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: When somebody is doing something really funny, in real life and as a performer, my When somebody is doing something really funny, in real life and as a performer, my instinct is to join them.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: Some actors pride themselves on disappearing into a role. I'm into the game because I Some actors pride themselves on disappearing into a role. I'm into the game because I like experiencing and exploring themes, so I put a lot of myself into the person.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: Aspire to do better. Instead of being the leader of the group, be the little Aspire to do better. Instead of being the leader of the group, be the little person.
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Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I like to move quickly. I don't like the nature of television of just sitting I like to move quickly. I don't like the nature of television of just sitting around and overshooting.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: If I were a teacher, I would like to teach freshman English - so I If I were a teacher, I would like to teach freshman English - so I could be the Robin Williams type in Dead Poets Society. I wanna be that guy. I couldn't teach seniors because they'd be smarter than me.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I'm not a guy who sees the desire to transform with each part; I'm not I'm not a guy who sees the desire to transform with each part; I'm not a piece of clay.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: If I'm not directing it, I need to be right in the director's ear so If I'm not directing it, I need to be right in the director's ear so we can be talking about this." You do something like use the wrong music, the tone's off, and everything feels off". And I was like, "I'm not going down with this one. I wrote it, but I don't like that play." Then I thought, "Well, no one's producing my stuff, letting me star in it, and direct it at these theaters, so I'll just do them in comedy clubs."
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: If I'm in a bar and I gotta be sitting next to some clown who's If I'm in a bar and I gotta be sitting next to some clown who's like, "It's my tune," I don't want to hear you belt out Bruce Springsteen. That's why we have jukeboxes! Let's let Bruce be Bruce.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: Problem is that my athletic abilities in my mind are greater than what my body Problem is that my athletic abilities in my mind are greater than what my body can accomplish. And my level of fear and anxiety of getting injured is greater than my courage.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: The craziest thing about TV directing is I turned in a version, and then they The craziest thing about TV directing is I turned in a version, and then they made their final changes - so I don't know what they are. So I'm like, "Ooo, I'm dying to see the final print."
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I like fictional stories - like, things that never happened but the seed of it I like fictional stories - like, things that never happened but the seed of it starts as real.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: We tried to do a show once every three weeks to a month. We'd always We tried to do a show once every three weeks to a month. We'd always do a new show. It was not successful. It did not become the Matt & Ben show, but it taught me what I like to do as an actor and what I like to do comedically.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I got really into writing plays. I did that for years and years and got I got really into writing plays. I did that for years and years and got some produced and didn't like it as much when I wasn't able to control it.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: It's a really weird feeling when you write something and you really know it and It's a really weird feeling when you write something and you really know it and then you watch actors come in and do it.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I had spent 10 days of my life digging for garbage. I had spent 10 days of my life digging for garbage.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: Everybody has their different tastes with television - there are some characters people like, some Everybody has their different tastes with television - there are some characters people like, some characters people hate.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: There are a lot of comedic actors who are just out to be the funny There are a lot of comedic actors who are just out to be the funny one and get all the laughs and they'll sacrifice your joke, the scene, the story just to be the star. All they want is attention and to be number one. You can spot those guys from a mile away and they're the worst.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: If you have the ability to work with people smarter than you, always try to If you have the ability to work with people smarter than you, always try to be the least smartest person in the room and surround yourself with talent, because iron sharpens iron.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I aspired to be a writer and then I just started getting acting work. I I aspired to be a writer and then I just started getting acting work. I really didn't have a direct goal, I just knew I wanted to be in this industry telling stories and doing this for a job. I thought my path was going to be as a writer, but I'm pretty happy doing it as an actor.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I don't believe in karaoke. Let's let the singers sing. I don't believe in karaoke. Let's let the singers sing.
Jake M. Johnson Sayings: I don't have an interest in being a director-for-hire on sitcoms - but if it's I don't have an interest in being a director-for-hire on sitcoms - but if it's a really cool show that I thought I could bring something to, I would love to do that.