"I think anybody who's doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you're a teen idol by default."
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."Jason Bateman on e. e. cummings
"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."Jason Bateman on John C. Maxwell
"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."Jason Bateman on Johnny Depp
"As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."Jason Bateman on Fran Lebowitz
"We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public."Jason Bateman on Bryan White
"People have often asked if I'm gay because I don't go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude."
"I remember my dad working with me on breaking down my script and writing out a back story for my character and all that stuff."
"Throughout my 20s I spent a lot of time just playing and not really working, but fortunately for me I continued to get just enough work, and have a reason to wake up in the morning. I really empathize with some of my peers who had success in the early years then it dries up, and so there's no reason to get up in the morning."
"My goal is to get another 30 years out of this business. So I need to figure out the fuel to do that. And so far, I think it's respect and quality and company, not celebrity or box office or stardom. It's not a sprinter's approach. It's more like a long-distance thing. You can stick around a lot longer if you kind of slow-play it."
"I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying."
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