Jenna Fischer Quotes

  • The Farrelly brothers make movies the way you imagine a movie set would be when you're a kid - fun all the time.

  • I'm a believer in the parent first, friend second philosophy, and trying to find that balance.

  • Sometimes doing a movie for a short period of time is better than committing eight months to a television show.

  • I know so many amazing actors who don't get work... and then there are a bunch of real duds that work all the time. The industry is just not fair in that way.

  • I had this crazy job, though, when I first got to Los Angeles... I answered this ad in the back of the newspaper to be a telephone psychic, and I did that for two days.

  • I also love horror movies; I like me a big Peter Berg action movie. I'm a movie lover in general.

  • The fun is getting to wear multiple disguises and getting to explore multiple personalities and bring them to life. So a movie career definitely affords me that.

  • I went to a little liberal-arts college in Missouri called Truman State University.

  • As the lead of a movie, you really set the tone off-camera as well, and that's a really big responsibility.

  • You never go into a marriage expecting to get divorced. You go into a marriage expecting it's going to last forever, and you have a lot of ways you dream about the future. You have all these expectations, and then you have to adjust those expectations, and it can be a very unnerving, confusing time.

  • I don't have real big aspirations to be a movie star. I would love to be on a long-running hit TV show. You end up playing a defining role.

  • 'Cause it's really hard, it's hard to be an actor.

  • Well, I knew I wanted to be an actor, and I didn't necessarily need or want to be famous or a celebrity actor.

  • Well, now that I have a baby, I'm that person who's looking for all the parks. I'm also the person who lost their coat because I was juggling so many items. So I'm that person: I lost my coat, I lost my scarf, and it's cold now.

  • I think that there is a tragic misfit at the core of me, and I've just done a lot of work on myself. I love a good self-help book; I've read a ton of them. I love self-help seminars and therapy and all that.

  • I don't have any type of sketch-comedy or stand-up background.

  • I still get nervous when I have a lot of makeup on, a big hairdo, and a dress.

  • Well, I don't know if this is true of everyone, but I have this relationship with my parents where, despite however mature or articulate or grown-up I think I've become, as soon as I go home, I turn into this petulant 13-year-old, especially with the tone of my voice.

  • I'm a very thoughtful, forward-thinking, planner kind of person. I love Excel spreadsheets and five-year-plans, and I love to review every year how my New Year's resolutions went.

  • Sometimes acting is really cool because it forces you to exercise certain muscles in your personality that you wouldn't normally be called upon in life.

  • I'm not one to air my dirty laundry for the whole world.

  • I loved the domesticity of my life as a struggling actor. When I wasn't going to auditions, I could do things like cook dishes from scratch and take them to parties or be really thoughtful about birthdays and anniversaries.

  • When I'm writing my blog, I think of myself at 13 years old, back in St. Louis, daydreaming about Hollywood.

  • Tilda Swinton is a great example of a person who completely disappears into a role.

  • Even in college I tended to get cast in the comedies more. It was what I liked doing.

  • I get really excited about jewelry.

  • I've had Susan Sarandon play my mom, and now Lesley Ann Warren has played my mom, so if I could have Debra Winger play my mom, then I would have the trifecta of my favorite actresses playing my mother.

  • I spent my whole adolescence, when you just want to be accepted, looking much younger than everyone else.

  • I studied theater in college, and I really wanted to be an actress and play a lot of different roles. Then I made landing on a television comedy my main focus.

  • Yeah, you know I don't ever see myself doing a super-gritty, hard-core drama.

  • I didn't want to go to college. I wanted to move to Los Angeles right out of high school.