"Making movies was more a reaction to not being chosen for sports. Other kids were out there playing at whatever I was off making something blow up and filming it, or making a mould of my sister's head using alginating plaster."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."J. J. Abrams on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."J. J. Abrams on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."J. J. Abrams on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."J. J. Abrams on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."J. J. Abrams on Henry David Thoreau
"We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there's almost a sense of entitlement to that."
"I try to push ideas away, and the ones that will not leave me alone are the ones that ultimately end up happening."
"My mother is the coolest, most amazing person I know."
"I mean, my dad's a television producer, and I knew I could get a job as an assistant or a reader with one of his friends, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted to do."
"I think when you're 10 years old, it's too much to see something with the threat of death in every episode. Kids are better left naive about certain things."