"The more you make fun of yourself and don't try to go for any kind of respect, the more people seem to respect you."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."James Van Der Beek on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."James Van Der Beek on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."James Van Der Beek on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."James Van Der Beek on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."James Van Der Beek on Abraham Lincoln
"Being the lead of the show and working a lot of hours - all good stuff, a tremendous education, incredible opportunity, it changed my life - it was a marathon, and by the end of it I was pretty beat."
"I've never really had a problem with the imagination level of an audience. They're always smarter and savvier than any studio exec will give them credit for."
"I believe every religion captures a piece of the truth."
"I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once - then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further."
"I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once, then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. So, I just keep my private life to myself."