Top Quotes by Dan Castellaneta

Beer. Now there’s a temporary solution.

Dan Castellaneta

I think that most people don’t even know that I do other things. They think that Homer is all that I do.

Dan Castellaneta

Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you’re prejudiced against all races.

Dan Castellaneta

In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!

Dan Castellaneta

Go ahead and play the blues if it’ll make you happy.

Dan Castellaneta

It is better to watch things then to do them.

Dan Castellaneta

I’ve made a kind of pact with myself where I said, It doesn’t matter what it is as long as I’m acting.

Dan Castellaneta

The Simpsons take up so little time that I’m able to do other things as well.

Dan Castellaneta

I think the tone of the show has certainly changed over the years, because it’s really, really hard to do something different when you have a show going on as long as this has.

Dan Castellaneta

The Simpsons can go anywhere in the world and not worry about any budgetary issues. However, even when the show has had its run, I think the characters can go on in perpetuity.

Dan Castellaneta

I often say, if I wasn’t part of the show I’d be a huge fan of it.

Dan Castellaneta

The voice doesn’t take a lot of effort now, but in the beginning it was hard to try to find a voice. The one I settled on was just easier to do for a half-hour.

Dan Castellaneta

One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair. That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary, but that wasn’t even the issue of the show-the issue was Homer’s image changing because he had hair.

Dan Castellaneta

If I were actually Homer Simpson, I’d be getting scripts out the wazoo.

Dan Castellaneta

I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That’s one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing.

Dan Castellaneta

There are times when the writers ask us to improvise. Sometimes the animators are inspired by what you do, and sometimes you are inspired by what the animators do.

Dan Castellaneta

The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.

Dan Castellaneta

Don’t eat me. I have a wife and kids. Eat them.

Dan Castellaneta

Sometimes the only way you can feel good about yourself is by making someone else look bad. And I’m tired of making other people feel good about themselves.

Dan Castellaneta

To many, Homer may appear lazy and a loser, but he’s just much misguided. He’s boorish, sure, but well meaning and, I guess, the one thing we have in common is the pursuit of lousy diets.

Dan Castellaneta

The nice thing is that, at least in Los Angeles, I’m known as a character actor and I do auditions for other things besides just cartoon shows.

Dan Castellaneta

It’s the weirdest thing. When you go into acting, you expect to be a huge star and to be recognized… It did happen, but not in the way you expect it to… In L.A., I’m just another character actor.

Dan Castellaneta

It’s the cushiest job, but some lines are so funny that I crack up.

Dan Castellaneta

It’s hard to find a play that’s right for me to do. Rather than waiting around for the right script to come along, I decided to write one myself.

Dan Castellaneta

It’s a different way of getting across an emotion. You’re trying to get it across to the animator because the animator is inspired by the voicetrack in terms of how to animate the character.

Dan Castellaneta

After years of doing it, you learn the difference between your ego and your opinion. When you’re married you have to cut through that.

Dan Castellaneta

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