Jason Alexander Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld made a puddle, I stepped in it, and wonderful things happened.

Wonder Quotes

Things that make me laugh range from a wonderful stand-up like Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K. and Chris Rock to my son Gabe, who does great improv work. I also look backwards to the great comedic actors like Jackie Gleason, Paul Lynde and Phil Silvers.

Great Quotes, Work Quotes, Wonder Quotes

Do you want to have a career that goes beyond, you know, 11 minutes in a 22-minute television show every week? Some people don't. That's fine.

Vision Quotes


I do think that the days of gathering around a television set that functions merely as a television set, to receive a live broadcast of some networked programming, those days are probably numbered.

Work Quotes, Vision Quotes

Television, in particular, doesn't look for talent; it looks for personas. You have a great persona? You can be a TV star.

Great Quotes, Talent Quotes, Vision Quotes

I found that looking at the Israeli/Palestinian conflict from an outside vantage point was actually quite distancing. The history of the conflict, the personalities, the violence, the distrust, and the seeming lack of viable solutions made meaningful involvement feel impossible. What changed that, for me, was changing the vantage point.

Change Quotes, Trust Quotes, Conflict Quotes, History Quotes, Violence Quotes

There is no community service in 'Seinfeld.' But rather than lauding that, I think it shows the insane banality of it.

Vice Quotes, Community Quotes

I know what it's like to be in the closet! I know what it's like to be bullied and attacked because someone or some group thought I was different or below them... so, I'm coming out of the closet as an ally of equality for everyone; as an ally to hope.

Hope Quotes, Thought Quotes, Equality Quotes

I have actually lost a couple of roles - film roles - because a director or producer thought I looked too much like George Costanza, and I could not get out of that box.

Thought Quotes

When CNN does a story and then says, 'Tweet us what you think' - why? Why does it matter what I think? Why should my thoughts be broadcast on a national news program? It's enough for me to just sit and listen and learn.

Thought Quotes

I was the teenage kid growing up in New Jersey watching the Tony Awards and thinking, 'Oh, maybe if I'm lucky I'll make it to Broadway by the time I'm 40!'

Time Quotes, Luck Quotes, Thinking Quotes

In New York, the theater is a destination point. In Los Angeles, no matter how provocative, how successful, how star-studded the theater event may be, it is, at best, a second-class citizen.

Success Quotes

There are always things that I'd love to do. As an actor, none of them are specific; all I'm looking for are things that are good quality, that are challenging for me to work on, and even better if I get to work with people that I respect and am excited to work with.

Love Quotes, Work Quotes, Respect Quotes

I had gone to the doctor. The doctor said, 'You're healthy as a horse. You've got two weight problems - two health problems because of your weight. Please do something.'

Health Quotes, Problems Quotes

I think that I have very few personal gifts to bring to real politics.

Politics Quotes

The world of the stage and the performance on the stage usually does not tend to translate very well - it doesn't tend to hold very well - once cameras are on it; it's not like it's terrible or embarrassing or bad anything, but, I, as an actor, would perform a role differently for an audience than I would for just cameras.

Performance Quotes

You need to find the size of performance that's appropriate to the material, appropriate to the shot, or appropriate to the scene.

Performance Quotes, Material Quotes

Poker is just a hobby I'm passionate about. It's not supposed to bring glory.

Passion Quotes

I'm always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny.

Character Quotes, Pain Quotes

I'm a singer and performer in a hybrid show that's standup, music and audience participation.

Music Quotes

Most of the musical film work that I have done has been in this realm of what I think of as real family entertainment.

Work Quotes, Music Quotes

Actors go, 'I just want to act.' And I say to them, 'You know, stop for a second and think about what charges you up the most. Do you want to be on the stage, do you want to be in film, do you want to be a comic actor? Do you just want to make it for the money and capitalize on your look and do commercials and soaps?'

Money Quotes

I've gotten a lot of compliments on the 'Criminal Minds' guy. I guess it's because the look of that character is so different from what people expect of me.

Character Quotes, Mind Quotes

Even when I was an actor in training, one criticism my teachers had was that I should think about directing instead of acting, because the best actors see the material they're working on through blinders. They can't see anything but their role. I could never really do that.

Work Quotes, Criticism Quotes, Material Quotes

Life and families and babies are all joyous gifts. But if we do not begin to truly account for our numbers, we will surely create an ecological crisis that will only lead to anguish and despair.

Life Quotes, Accounting Quotes, Despair Quotes, Logic Quotes

The show is like an Edwardian play - emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in.

Life Quotes, Emotion Quotes

I have no illusions about having another 'Seinfeld' in my life.

Life Quotes, Illusions Quotes

I can get motivated seeing a kid at my son's school overcome a learning disability.

Ability Quotes, Learning Quotes

The thing about For Better or Worse is the only thing that made me an okay director for that is that I have a sense of humor, and it was supposed to be funny.

Humor Quotes

But one sets of grandparents lived on Davidson Avenue in the Bronx and one lived in Manhattan and I had an aunt and uncle in Queens, so in my heart I was a New Yorker.

Grandparents Quotes, Heart Quotes

I would work with any one of them again in a heartbeat because it was joyous and incredibly easy.

Work Quotes, Heart Quotes

'Broadway Bound' is near and dear to my heart, as it was one of my happiest times on Broadway.

Time Quotes, Heart Quotes

I went into performing for the community. Being backstage with your company of fellows is the best part of working in live theater. That energy, that combined focus, the synergy - it's addictive.

Company Quotes, Work Quotes, Energy Quotes, Community Quotes

The Middle East is a very difficult stage to play upon. Without doubt, it is a good drama. And on occasion, there are situations so unimaginable, if not ludicrous, as to make them almost comic. But the cast is constantly changing, the audience is often disengaged, and it seems at times that no one is actually running the show.

Time Quotes, Doubt Quotes

Usually, characters that are doing something nefarious have some extra layers to them. The general rule is bad people don't necessarily think they are bad.

Character Quotes

Do people absolutely need the arts to get by day-to-day? You can make that claim, but they also really need a lot of things before that.

Aim Quotes, Art Quotes

I started balding at age 17 and after first being sad, I really embraced it.

Age Quotes

The greatest part of the job was... that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work.

Great Quotes, Work Quotes

Comedy works best when people recognise themselves.

Work Quotes

The downside of being a celebrity is that people kind of know about you, and you really don't need them to know about you - you need them to know about your work.

Work Quotes

Isn't it time you came out and told the world what you believe?

Time Quotes

You know, because of the lack of budget, we had to find neighborhoods where time had stopped - kind of stuck in the '50s. And no place had that better than Staten Island.

Time Quotes

It's a question of finding the right thing, if I'm going to be an actor... if I have to get up eight times a week for a number of months, I want to be excited and challenged from the day I start to the day I leave.

Challenge Quotes, Time Quotes

I think with challenge comes a little more fun.

Challenge Quotes

The necessity for 'professionals' in the entertainment industry is being constantly challenged.

Challenge Quotes

I'm not a director to make an action or horror film. That's not for me.

Action Quotes

6 Top Jason Alexander quotes about Love

I love smart comedy.

Love Quotes

Where are reliable journalism and reliable investigative voices going to come from? I love the days of old - the Walter Cronkites, the Dan Rathers.

Love Quotes

One of the reasons I love acting is because I'm so interested in other people's lives, and I often incorporate things I hear or observe into my work. I've become a bit of a 'person addict,' and so I like brushing up against lots of different characters.

Love Quotes, Work Quotes, Character Quotes

I met the real George Steinbrenner on only one occasion when he actually came and played himself on an episode of 'Seinfeld.' He seemed to really enjoy himself. I did not get to know him, but the fact that he allowed himself and his beloved team to be satirized on our show is an indication to me of his true character.

Love Quotes, Character Quotes

Boston was a great town to go to college in. Maybe that's why there's so many colleges there. I love the town, and I loved Boston University.

Love Quotes, Great Quotes

Acting is not terribly important work, and I have always felt a bit of guilt about pursuing something that is so selfish. I love doing it, but it is never something that feels like it's going to change or save the world.

Love Quotes, Change Quotes, Important Quotes, Work Quotes, Guilt Quotes