"I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying."
"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."Jason Bateman on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Jason Bateman on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Jason Bateman on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Jason Bateman on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Jason Bateman on Henry David Thoreau
"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 think anybody who's doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you're a teen idol by default."