"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."
"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day."Jason Bateman on Dalai Lama
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."Jason Bateman on Marcus Aurelius
"Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening."Jason Bateman on Mahatma Gandhi
"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first."Jason Bateman on Mark Twain
"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."Jason Bateman on Kevyn Aucoin
"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."
"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."
"I think anybody who's doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies, you're a teen idol by default."