Best Quotes by Mike Myers

Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.

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My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.

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Canada is the essence of not being. Not English, not American, it is the mathematic of not being. And a subtle flavour – we’re more like celery as a flavour.

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I had done Shrek as a Canadian and I’m very proud to be Canadian, but I knew I could give more to it.

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My parents taught me to do whatever makes you happy – follow your bliss. That’s why I don’t make a lot of movies. I’m very meat and potatoes when it comes to work, putting in eight hours each day. I only do what I love.

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When you’re writing these things, you’re in a room making each other laugh, you really have very little sense of political correctness or incorrectness. This is a question that Europe tends to ask and America doesn’t.

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Marriage can be viewed as the waiting room for death.

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I love making comedy. I never stopped loving it. I will continue to love it and I can’t believe that I get to do it.

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There’s a joy in having the molecule of an idea, then testing it in front of audiences at secret shows that people only know about the night before.

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I like smart jokes, I like dumb jokes, and I like dumb jokes done smartly.

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I would love to be a father. I had a great father who taught me how gratifying that is. I’m not going to deny myself that. I think I’d be good at it. Everybody wants that experience. I definitely do.

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Europe is scooters. Europe is five young people on one bench sharing a chocolate bar. Their idea of entertainment and fun is so much different than ours, which is exactly why a movie about them would be funny.

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My Dad was from Liverpool, and he picked it up in the army. He’d often come out with this stuff.

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And I thought, when I have kids, that’s the sort of well told, silly, and fun fairy tale that I would want to take them to. But it was an amazing experience. And I think Shrek is a real classic, a fairy tale classic.

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My father was always a straight-up funny guy. He was silly. He was my inspiration.

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Justin Timberlake is the single most talented human being I’ve ever met in my life, and it sickens me. He is, like, 12 years old or something! He has 0 percent body fat, he is musically gifted, he has a great ear for accents, and he is hilarious.

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The message of the movie is to accept who you are and not to succumb to the pressure of what the media tells you is beautiful and what you should be looking like.

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Oh, you know, driving around, coming to a stop sign and an entire family, from 8 to 80, will be looking at me with that Dr. Evil look – pinkie on the mouth.

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Dr. Evil got shortchanged in the first one. The family dynamic between Scott and Dr. Evil – the adventures of being an evil single parent – needed to be explored.

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The interesting thing about life is, there is what you think is going to happen, and what actually happens.

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When I graduated from high school, I got accepted to York University, Fine Arts film program.

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Canada is a country of ingredients without a cuisine; we’re a country with musicians without an indigenous instrument; Toronto’s a city that doesn’t even have a dish named after it.

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My father was a very funny man, and one of my strongest recollections is hearing him laugh. He didn’t like people who had no sense of humour.

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Shooting this one was kind of like a two month party, we would literally play music between takes, and other movies that were shooting on our lot would play hookey, come over and hang out and stuff. We had a great time.

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I think that Scottish people, like Canadians, are often misunderstood and what I like about my Scottish friends and relatives is how quickly it can go from love to anger. It’s a great dynamic.

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My dad loved to laugh. He was very funny and very silly.

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Well, I like how people talk. I like language. You know, Linda Richman spoke in Yiddish.

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Verne’s all about what you can do versus what you can’t do. He just kept saying yes and his part kept growing. I would love to work with him in every movie.

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So they ended up turning this little twenty eight page book into the movie. And it’s all about this stinky, smelly ogre who doesn’t care what anybody thinks of him.

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People ask me to record their answering machines all the time. I love it. It’s a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters.

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My parents would read those books to me as well but they used to make me starving when I was a kid because they were always eating ham sandwiches with the crusts off and drinking ginger beer.

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I think when I have kids and grandchildren I will be very proud to have them watch this movie.

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I loved the logistical reality of a guy who wants to take over the world, yet who has a family too.

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I have very happy memories of fairy tales. My mother used to take me to the library in Toronto to check out the fairy tales. And she was an actress, so she used to act out for me the different characters in all these fairy tales.

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I had a blast, but I still wonder sometimes why they saw me as the perfect guy for this strange character.

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I do miss Saturday Night Live, that’s for sure. There’s nothing like it. I just hosted, and I felt I’d only been away for a week.

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For me, everything definitely comes from music.

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Europe to me is young people trying to appear middle-aged and middle-aged people trying to appear young.

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Europe is weird songs that would never make it in America.

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Comedy. It was just huge in my house. Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, Monty Python and all those James Bond movies were highly regarded.

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Austin sounds a little bit like Aston Martin, which is the type of car James Bond would drive.

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And I love Mel Brooks. My Dad loved his movies, too, they’re awesome, the kind of thing that if you’re in for ten minutes, you’re in for two hours.

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I still believe that at any time the no-talent police will come and arrest me.

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I love making stuff. There’s a joy in having the first molecule of an idea, then testing it in front of audiences at secret shows that people only know about the day before. I videotape those, study them, enjoy being in the character and figuring out the movie.

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I came out wanting to be an actor. From my first view of the world, that’s what I wanted to be. I’m made of 99 percent ham and 1 percent water. I was just cooked that way!

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With fame there is a crosswire between intensity and intimacy. You have decoy intimacy, but you are also very much alone.

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I’m a comedic actor, not to mix words, but it’s something I think about. A comedic actor. I like to think that Christopher Guest, Phil Hartman, Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness are comedic actors. And Dan Aykroyd, too. Those are my heroes.

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I grew up in Toronto and as long as I can remember, as long as there was cable, even those old cable boxes that were wired to the TV, there have been Bollywood movies on Toronto TV.

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My dad sold encyclopedias and my mom worked in a factory office.

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If I went by all the rejection I’ve had in my career, I should have given up a long time ago.

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Dad was in the British Army and my mom was in the Royal Air Force, so both of my parents believed in discipline.

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Once I turned 35, I got the bonus of some wisdom and began to accept life on its own terms.

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