Kevin Kline Quotes

I'm a real pushover for animals.

The technique's many benefits for actors include minimized tension centeredness vocal relaxation and responsiveness mind/body connection and about an inch and a half of additional height.

You know actors are fans too. And talent is very attractive to me.

Ambition without contribution is of no significance.

I think every American actor wants to be a movie star. But I never wanted to do stupid movies I wanted to do films.

People ask 'What's the best role you've ever played?' The next one.

Playing Shakespeare requires technique. You don't play a Bach toccata by getting in the mood.

But I do think on a very simplistic level that we can project onto dogs because they are so innocent. They don't come with a lot of baggage.

Nothing makes an actor feel freer and more inventive and more creative than being trusted.

The worth of a life is not determined by a single failure or a solitary success.

I never went to class. That the university graduated me at all is an indictment of our educational system.

I totally related to Cole Porter's magnetic pull to any piano that was in the room which he was famous for doing as was Gershwin. You couldn't drag them away from a piano.

Most of the comedies I've done have been rather farcical and extravagant.

I vowed I would never do a commercial or a soap opera - both of which I did as soon as I left the Acting Company and was starving.

Lots of people fantasize about what it would be like if they were president... Most think they'd be decent and wouldn't be corrupted at all that they'd remain true to themselves.

I've never felt completely satisfied with what I've done. I tend to see things too critically. I'm trying to get over that.

Dogs do have feelings I gather.

I've got the Jewish guilt and the Irish shame and it's a hell of a job distinguishing which is which.

It was all completely incomprehensible to me. I was fearful of the language. You had to look up every third word.

Hindsight. It's like foresight without a future.

Some of my favorite characters that I've played have been very pompous because I love making fun of pompous people.

I just don't think I'm a very good singer.

I see God as a song-and-dance man. If I had my way he'd be able to carry a tune too. Preferably one of mine.

Don't kiss a man who hasn't shaved.

Just because you're not sweating doesn't mean you're not putting in the work.

I had studied piano since I was 13 but I was surrounded by students who'd been playing since they were 5. I realized I was never going to be anything but mediocre.

I can play characters who sing but I don't like singing in a nightclub or something. It's not my metier.

When you have satire it has to be real. No matter how outrageous the comedy becomes you have to believe in the characters.