Adam Driver Quotes

I don't know what else you could do that is more vulnerable - maybe dancing - than singing.... - Adam Driver

I don't know what else you could do that is more vulnerable - maybe dancing - than singing.
— Adam Driver

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I don't really have foresight as an actor as far as career trajectory - I just stick to no-brainer situations.

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I don't understand technology, and I'm very scared of it.

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I feel like I have to move violently once a day, or I'll lose my mind.

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I feel like I'll never get over red carpets. They're so bizarre and awkward.

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I have a control problem. I hate the feeling of not being in control.

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I have this really big face.

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I like everything I do to have some kind of meaning.

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I loved being in the Marine Corps, I loved my job in the Marine Corps, and I loved the people I served with. It's one of the best things I've had a chance to do.

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I mean, I did plays in high school, but I was convinced you couldn't make a living doing it.

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I never played sports or got into the whole guy camaraderie of, like, 'I love you, man! Seniors forever!' So suddenly being in the military with these guys who were under these very heightened circumstances, isolated from their families, living this very kind of Greek lifestyle, it changed my life in a really big way.

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I originally passed on 'Girls' because I thought TV was evil.

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I own a guitar, a piano, a bass.

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I saw the pilot for 'Girls' about six months before it aired.

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I studied Morse code.

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I think it's a common misconception in the civilian community that the military community is filled with just drills and discipline and pain. They forget that these are humans who are in an abnormal situation.

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I think it's good to live an artful life.

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I think some of my best theatre training has been in the Marine Corps. Not only meeting a bunch of characters, but growing up. You're in really adult situations at a young age, as far as being in charge of people.

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I trained myself, whenever I walk into auditions, to hate everyone in the room.

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I used to eat a whole chicken, every day, for lunch. I did that for four years. But it got tiring - go to the store, buy it, eat it. It's a mess.

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I want to show that theater isn't just talking about feelings or people wearing tights.

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I was an infantry Marine, and there are only so many things you can do when you get out of the military that you can apply your job to. Either a janitor or a cop. I tried to do both of those things because what else are you going to do?

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I was born in California. When I was six, we moved to a small town in northern Indiana called Mishawaka.

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I was having an argument with my stepfather, and he was like, 'Why don't you join the Marine Corps?' And I was like, 'Noooo! Well, maybe, actually... ' I went and saw the recruiter, who was like, 'Are you on the run from the cops? Because we've never had someone want to leave so fast.'

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I was in a mountain biking accident and broke my sternum about three months before my unit was supposed to deploy to Iraq, and it's such a close-knit community that the idea of not getting to go is hugely jarring, so I tried to get put back in training and wound up injuring it worse.

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I was living in a small town in Indiana working as a telemarketer and a vacuum salesman. I was really bad: the vacuums seemed to always be falling apart. Every time I did a demonstration, I'd say, 'This is the material the astronauts used on Apollo 13.' And no sooner had that come out of my mouth, something would malfunction.

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I wish I could pull shorts off. My wife tells me that I just can't. But that's okay. I'm tall, I can do other things, like change light bulbs.

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I'm conflicted with theater in the city because you want to reach a diverse audience, and that audience doesn't typically go to the theater.

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I'm constantly thinking about the role, and there's an infinite amount of questions you can ask yourself about a character to the point that it's hard to find the boundaries of when to not work.

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'Girls' feels very active and stirring a conversation and controversial, and you can't really ask for more as an actor.

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Acting is a business and a political act and a craft, but I also feel like it's a service - specifically, for a military audience.

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Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people.

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Acting, believe it or not, can get very self-involved! I feel fortunate to have been able to work on things with people who have a very specific point of view and perspective, and who feel like they're doing something very active.

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Acting, to me, has been many things: It's a business, and it's a craft, and it's a political act - it's whatever adjective is most applicable.

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Any actor is happy to be involved with something that's challenging, controversial, and not easily palatable. Things that are too dumbed down or easy to swallow are uninteresting... It's good when people have such a polarizing response.

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At Juilliard, suddenly I was reading these great plays that could articulate the ways I was feeling in the Marine Corps, and that felt very therapeutic, by putting words to feelings, in a big way.

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By the time I got into Juilliard, I was working at a Target distribution warehouse. It didn't make anything, it just shipped things, and my job was just to stand there and look at the security codes on the back of trucks and see if they would lock, and check them in.

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College wasn't something I saw myself doing.

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Costume people are always saying they don't have clothes big enough for me.

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Emphasis in the Marine Corps isn't on talking about your feelings.

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Even on your hiatus, you feel like you need to keep the character in the back of your brain.

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For me, becoming a man had a lot to do with learning communication, and I learned about that by acting.

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How do you take what you do as seriously as possible but not so seriously that it ends up inhibiting what you do?

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I actually run a non-profit where one of the main objectives is to branch out and get a new audience for the theater. Just because the writing is so good and nothing is more effective than seeing something live and happening right in front of your face, so I definitely want to continue to pursue that.

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I auditioned in Chicago for Juilliard and didn't get in. I was basically living in a back room of my parents' house, paying rent and not doing anything with my life. I'd like to say it was patriotic to join the Marines, but it was also that I was doing nothing honorable with my life and spending too much time at McDonald's.

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I can tell more about my weaknesses than my strengths.

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I did plays in high school, but I was convinced you couldn't make a living doing it. You don't have a lot of options in Indiana anyway, though, so I didn't want to stay there. I graduated early and worked a bunch of really odd jobs, and then I joined the Marines.

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I don't consider myself a celebrity. That would be kind of sad.

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I don't feel like I have to dress up to go to the deli.

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I don't have cable. I just never watched a lot of TV.

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I don't know what else you could do that is more vulnerable - maybe dancing - than singing.

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