"I know there are people, if I go into a market or a city for the first time, there are people that are there that just want to see the famous person, or the guy from 'Dumb and Dumber' or whatever movie they liked. And that's fine, it gets them in the door, but then it's my job to give them something different."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Jeff Daniels on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Jeff Daniels on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Jeff Daniels on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Jeff Daniels on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Jeff Daniels on Ambrose Bierce
"And regardless of the fact that in this country, certainly in the arts, we treat comedy as a second-class citizen, I've never thought of it that way. I've always thought it to be important. The last time I looked, the Greeks were holding up two masks. I've always thought of it not only as having equal value, but as the craft of it, being funny."
"I think it's a style of acting that you trust. You trust the instincts."