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By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I think independent movies are actually very challenging right now, because it was this huge scene and it was great for a few years. Then, it was totally co-opted by the studios. Now, it's become very corporate, the independent scene.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

My daughter got me a 'World's Best Dad' mug. So we know she's sarcastic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I honestly would tell anyone young to start looking at stories and learning story, because I think that’s the next step after people go, ‘OK, I’ve had enough of that improvisation, I’ve had enough of those short comedy bits. Tell me a story, tell me a more complex story, something that lasts and maybe has a little more meaning to it.’ Don’t ever look at what’s happening now; look at what’s coming next.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I think that cable TV is a great venue to do something interesting.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

If you surround me with darkness, suddenly, I am "somewhat fun.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I've always tried to have a rule that you shouldn't make fun of innocent people who can't defend themselves. I find that a little unseemly and distasteful. But nothing's really sacred to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I felt my personal life was not what it should be. It had nothing to do with Mr. Show - I'm monstrously appreciative and understand what it did for me and to me - but after four years, I just felt like I needed to do something else. I guess I wanted to be in a different place, physically.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

Even if people end up doing awful things, you can empathize with their motives when you know them. When you get to know the person, you can understand why they make those choices, even if they're bad. And oftentimes people do have good drives that are sympathetic and can even be seen as selfless and good-hearted.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

Directing is probably the best job, but acting is really, really great. It's like a fun vacation that you get paid for.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

If you're committed enough, you can make any story work. I once told a woman I was Kevin Costner, and it worked because I believed it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I learn things in a backward way. I learn all those limitations, and slowly my brain soaks them up, and if things go right, you just, in an organic way, translate your ideas into those templates. That's the way I perceive the process happening.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

You get to use everything you learned in movie business. You talk to actors, if you do it right - and I haven't always done it right - you should be shaping the material all the time. And the other thing is, you get all the blame when you direct and it doesn't work. You get slammed. So that's another reason to know what you're making, why you're making it, and make it the way you want.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

The alternative scene, for a couple years now, has been taken seriously and that's a cool thing. I don't think it's exploded or anything, but I think it's pretty cool that it still exists, it's still affecting people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

Being comedic is a skill, because there is a fine line where the context is important. And being dramatic is just being honest and real in that moment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I love any scene where there's a physical confrontation. It reminds me that I'm in show business and I play pretend for a living.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

In the end, the thing that really stays with you is not that you were clever enough to connect a sketch to another sketch, but what really sticks with you is when you just have an incredible moment happen, or execute a really funny idea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

Don't say you're going to stop eating red meat when you like red meat.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

Comedy can be destructive, and still very, very funny. But if I can do something that is fun to watch and critical of the world but not wantonly destructive, I pursue those kinds of ideas more. The world needs less destruction. And destruction is kind of “easy,” too.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

With acting, if a friend asked me to be in a movie or TV show, there's a lot of things on my résumé I did without reading them or knowing what they were. I just said I'd do that because a friend wrote it, directed, produced, acted in it. With directing, I'm sticking to my guns, not that a lot of people are begging me to direct.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

Everybody needs some good sketch comedy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I actually think there's a potential, a crazy potential, that network TV could become something valuable and worthwhile, just because of fear on the part of the networks.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

The worst thing is to read bad reviews and go, "Yeah, I agree.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

Not to knock the people who've given me the opportunity; I appreciate all the opportunities I've gotten, but one of the things I think I really learned from the features I got to direct is that your job as a director is everything about the movie. It's to pick a story that's really worth making, and make sure that the basic components are there. You're not just a part of the team. You're really in charge, and the responsibility falls on you if all the components aren't there for a worthwhile film.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I'm about to go to Sundance for my 3rd year, and Sundance has never felt like a real independent festival at all. On the other hand, it might to start feel that way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

You shouldn't eat red meat, but you shouldn't make resolutions you can't keep.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

We're all real people with moments of intense honesty and pathos and humanity. We all experience that, whether you're comedic or not.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

It's dangerous to get calm. You need some nerves to work from, it's good energy. It's not good to have no nerves. You'd fall asleep on stage.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

My goal, whenever entering a project, is always to gain 12 pounds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

Acting in particular is a fun job when you have a good script. I don't know about acting when you don't have a great script. I'm gonna say that's not a great job, it's kind of a dumb job. But when you have a good part in a good script, it's the best job, in a way.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

My godfather was a Chicago policeman, and I've always looked at law enforcement as a challenging and interesting job.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I pretty much read reviews and comments only looking for the negative. Literally, when I read positive comments, it's like a zero. I think the issue is if you agree with it or not.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I think everybody has a public persona. We all present ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

Comedy is tragedy plus timing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

In acting, you're only responsible for your part. When you're directing, the load is on your shoulders, so you have to feel a strong connection to the material. It's a higher bar to get over.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

When you're 20 you can put a ton of old-age prosthetics on and be an old guy, but when you're 70 you can't play a 20-year-old.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

It's nice that the independent scene is taken seriously, and has been.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

You can't guarantee that you'll make a great movie, but you can make a greater effort than I made at trying to see that the basics are there.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

I pretty much live about 10 minutes from my office. I have two kids, and I have about 8 projects that I'm working on, so I basically just get up and go to work, and go home every night and play with my kids, so I don't really know.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

The world needs less destruction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bob Odenkirk

When you envy actors, only envy them for their good roles. Keep in mind they have to do a lot of roles to make a living, and not all of them are good. When they're doing a stupid role in a bad production, it's kind of a dumb thing to do when you're an adult. When you're doing a great role that's well-written, it's an enviable job.