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I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
by John Malkovich

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

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I'm supposed to be a pretty good theater actor.
- John Malkovich

I haven't physically attacked anyone in a couple of years.
- John Malkovich

It's not a gift of mine, but one given to me,
to be able to criticise myself and not be crushed,
by myself or by others.
- John Malkovich

 

I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence,
but I would just say that - the ghosts you chase you never catch.
- John Malkovich

You have to do things people see or you don't get to do anything.
- John Malkovich

Where women are concerned, the rule is never to go
out with anyone better dressed than you.
- John Malkovich

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I don't want to be boring.
But that's not always easy.
- John Malkovich

I don't think my parents know what I do.
- John Malkovich

There's a reason screens are only this thick.
- John Malkovich

I only have two rules for my newly born daughter:
she will dress well and never have sex.
- John Malkovich

I don't lose my temper very often now,
and if I do, it's well deserved.
- John Malkovich

My life before children I don't really remember.
I've heard references to it, but I really don't remember.
- John Malkovich

I wasn't really raised to be the type of person to have doubts.
- John Malkovich

If you don't interfere with me, I'll always do something really good.
- John Malkovich

I've permitted myself to learn and to fail with some regularity.
And that is probably the one thing I was given,
and that I'm still grateful for.
- John Malkovich

I can have incredible self-discipline.
But see, I think it's obviously a form of stupidity.
- John Malkovich

Of course it's trivial, but then most things are.
- John Malkovich

I wouldn't say anything I ever did in film would be
something I'd use the word proud about.
I've done better work in the theater.
- John Malkovich

Some directors expect you to do everything;
write,
be producer, psychiatrist.
Some just want you to die in a tragic accident during
the shooting so they can get the insurance.
- John Malkovich

I'm more likely to lose my temper on a film set than almost anywhere.
Often the level of idiocy is so exalted that it's impossible to comprehend.
- John Malkovich

Even if you do succeed most people wouldn't notice anyway.
- John Malkovich

You can't work in the movies.
Movies are all about lighting.
Very few filmmakers will concentrate on the story.
You get very little rehearsal time, so anything you
do onscreen is a kind of speed painting.
- John Malkovich

I was a very good baseball and football player,
but my father always told me I was much more interested
in how I looked playing baseball or football than in actually playing.
There's great truth in that.
- John Malkovich

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

A true friendship always feels safe and comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

Home is where we feel comfortable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each day, I am healthier, younger,
stronger, more comfortable,
and more joyful than the day before.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a friendship isn't comfortable, it's not a friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with.
Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson Sr.

Seeing my glass of life as mostly full
triggers an amazing cycle of transformation
Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude -
which brings on that warm comfortable
feeling of joy and satisfaction with life.
Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance.
Being truly grateful for the abundance that
is now in my life causes an ever greater abundance
to flow in my direction.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is where our loved ones are.
Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable,
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
A palace is not a home without loved ones.
A shack or an open field can be paradise
when shared with a loving family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage,
but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
- Confucius

The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope
that keeps up a wife's spirits.
- John Gay

When they see me holding fish, they can see that I
am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
- Imelda Marcos

Swimming is normal for me.
I'm relaxed.
I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings.
It's my home.
- Michael Phelps

Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.
That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I think I've become more comfortable about being a human being.
- Cameron Diaz

Being taken for granted can be a compliment.
It means that you've become a comfortable,
trusted element in another person's life.
- Joyce Brothers

The only thing I can do is act, but it's not something
I even feel comfortable doing.
It costs me a lot, because I'm a shy person,
even if I don't look it.
- Javier Bardem

You're trying to find new ideas in people.
I always think to myself, what question I am least
comfortable asking the person? And then I make sure
I ask it early in the interview.
- Chuck Klosterman

Sailors ought never to go to church.
They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable.
- H. G. Wells

I feel my family's needs are a priority.
I'm not comfortable with the idea of serving the many and ignoring my family.
- Susan Sarandon

I worked with some wonderful people,
tried my best and I feel comfortable.
- Janet Reno

I made a few records here and there by default,
but I wasn't ever comfortable in that role.
I wasn't comfortable on stage.
We'll see how it goes this time.
- T-Bone Burnett

It was a lot of fun, and writing a series is comfortable.
It's almost like having a secure job.
- Thomas Perry

Long-term, we must figure out a way that the Kurdish
territory within Iraq operates with a certain amount
of autonomy so that they feel comfortable and safe going back.
- Les Aspin

Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which
the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction
that he is beating the man who keeps the table.
- Ambrose Bierce

The funny thing is, strangers still seem to feel comfortable
coming up to me and saying things,
but now usually it's because they recognize me,
and they say nice things.
- Todd Solondz

I've always been the only girl in those environments.
It's comfortable for me - I prefer it,
actually.
- Lisa Guerrero

Change is rarely comfortable.
- Arno Penzias

And it just made me realize again because I have know it for some time,
that you never get comfortable in this.
No matter who you are.
No matter who...
how successful you are.
- Dabney Coleman

People ask me to describe myself, but it's a very personal thing.
You don't feel comfortable.
- Damon Hill

We're just kinda surviving at a very comfortable level.
- Bruce Johnston

I find Jesus my confidant and companion,
brother and savior; our relationship is intimate,
vulnerable, demanding yet comfortable and reassuring.
- Malcolm Boyd

I am now in that happy comfortable state that I do
not hesitate to indulge in any fancy in regard to diet,
but watch the consequences, and do not continue any
course which adds to weight or bulk and consequent discomfort.
- William Banting

Critics are entitled to have an opinion,
but how can they judge how comfortable a building is?
No critic is smart enough to judge how a building will perform over time.
- Helmut Jahn

I would have made a lousy stripper.
I'm just not very comfortable exposing myself.
- Robin Wright Penn

It's cool to have a well run, comfortable and inviting home.
- Anthea Turner

Many jazz artists go to L.A.
seeking a more comfortable life and then they really stop playing.
- Sonny Rollins

I think life changes every year.
This is just a little more comfortable.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

I almost never try to make the audience comfortable.
I wouldn't want that if I were in the audience.
- Carter Burwell

I like the level of fame that I have.
You get nice tables in restaurants sometimes,
but fame isn't something that I find comfortable.
- Aidan Quinn

War is a way of shattering to pieces...
materials which might otherwise be used to make the
masses too comfortable and...
too intelligent.
- George Orwell

But I'm not particularly comfortable around guns.
- Ryan Phillippe

I really want to understand the mind so I can be more
comfortable with the way people are.
Being comfortable with people is incredibly important.
- Drew Barrymore

I've always been comfortable with my sexual desires and what I like.
- Izabella Scorupco


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