Alec Baldwin Quotes

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A lot of people want to not wear a tie when they go to a restaurant. They feel they don't have to wear a tie. I think it's kind of a statement they're making. I don't know what that statement is. I haven't quite figured that out yet.
— Alec Baldwin

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Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines.

Alec Baldwin

Cheney is a terrorist. He terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens here at home indiscriminately.

Alec Baldwin

Doing these parts is not fun. It's challenging, but no fun. It's creepy. I would rather play the guy that throws the touchdown pass and gets carried off the field.

Alec Baldwin

Down with Dukes of Hazzard!

Alec Baldwin

Everybody I've ever worked with - 99.9 percent of the time, I've had a successful or very agreeable experience with.

Alec Baldwin

Everything that Bush touches turns to manure in public policy.

Alec Baldwin

For better or ill, I was very heavily influenced by men I knew who always dressed formally.

Alec Baldwin

Getting older is hard.

Alec Baldwin

I collect travel alarm clocks. I was in a flea market in France once, in 1994, and I opened up this beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre folding eight-day winding clock folded into a beautiful case, and I went, 'Wow, man.' And I've been collecting travel alarm clocks since 1994.

Alec Baldwin

I consider myself a pretty good conversationalist, but you wind up being downgraded to idiot status when you don't speak the language!

Alec Baldwin

I don't need to be married to Georgia O'Keeffe or Lillian Hellman, but I like being with a woman I can look up to.

Alec Baldwin

I don't think acting is addictive. If I stopped acting tomorrow, I really wouldn't care. If you told me that I would have to sell real estate in New York City to look after my family, that would be fine with me.

Alec Baldwin

I don't think I really have a talent for movie acting.

Alec Baldwin

I don't think I really have a talent for movie acting. I'm not bad at it, but I don't think I really have a talent for it.

Alec Baldwin

I don't want to be throwing the football on the front yard when I'm 75. I mean, I'm not opposed to men doing that. But I don't think it's gonna work for me.

Alec Baldwin

I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.

Alec Baldwin

I had a marriage that I came to in the same way everybody else comes to a marriage. We all take chances when we get married.

Alec Baldwin

I just love Rome. It really does cast a spell on you.

Alec Baldwin

I never thought of myself as a wealthy person. I've thought of myself as a person who has had a lot of luck. I don't have the same stress that other people have, but there are too many things I could have done differently if wealth was what I was after. If I was all about money, I would have lived in L.A.

Alec Baldwin

I remember during my lifetime I would meet women, and it was almost like God would say to me, 'Now, this woman here is not the one you are going to end up with, but she is going to be a lot like this woman; look at this woman, study this woman.' And when my wife showed up, He was like, 'You recognize her now?'

Alec Baldwin

I think I do want to go into politics. I really, really do. And I don't know if I will.

Alec Baldwin

I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing.

Alec Baldwin

I think my exact comment was that if Bush won it would be a good time to leave the United States. I'm not necessarily going to leave the United States.

Alec Baldwin

I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.

Alec Baldwin

I wanted to work with Cate Blanchett. She is one of the five greatest movie actresses of her generation.

Alec Baldwin

I was in college in Washington, D.C. I did three years full-time. I did all my requirements, and my senior year was really a gut year. And I said, 'Law school will always be there.' I was in no hurry to get right into that.

Alec Baldwin

I wish I could play the lead role in one movie, one great movie.

Alec Baldwin

I'd do anything to have more kids.

Alec Baldwin

I'd do anything to have more kids. But that's probably not gonna happen now.

Alec Baldwin

I'm a pretty loyal person.

Alec Baldwin

I'm not an awards-driven person in anything. Anytime you do get caught up in that, you usually end up getting whacked.

Alec Baldwin

I'm the kind of person who does not want to be anywhere that I'm not wanted.

Alec Baldwin

In the film business, when you're young, you just want to work. But when you're older, it has more to do with who's involved with the project - who you're going to get in the boat with.

Alec Baldwin

In the theater, you act more of the time. In the movies, you get to act maybe 20 or 30 minutes of the day. I love acting in movies. It's just different.

Alec Baldwin

Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor.

Alec Baldwin

My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.

Alec Baldwin

Often in films, you have no idea where you're going to be six months from now. And I grew very weary of that. And television, although it wasn't necessarily as creatively diverse as filmmaking can be, it was the lifestyle choice that I needed to make.

Alec Baldwin

Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner. It ain't over 'til you both get your cookie.

Alec Baldwin

Soaps are the best. They really are. If you can do a soap, well, you can do anything. You have to learn pages of dialogue very quickly.

Alec Baldwin

Success begets success. I've been offered a lot of movies now that '30 Rock' has been successful.

Alec Baldwin

There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time.

Alec Baldwin

There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap.

Alec Baldwin

There's three things: there's masculinity, there's intelligence, there's sensitivity. You've got to bring those three things to a leading man's role: masculinity, sensitivity, intelligence. In some people, there's a little too much in the mix of one or the other.

Alec Baldwin

To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough.

Alec Baldwin

Ultraconservatism is, to me, so illogical. Everywhere you go, conservatives want to cut, cut, cut, cut - cut money for powerless people. So, that's the biggest problem I have with them.

Alec Baldwin

When I get onstage in a play, I feel very safe, very protected, very fulfilled.

Alec Baldwin

When I told my parents, 'I'm going to be an actor,' they screamed and wept and freaked out.

Alec Baldwin

When I'm not working, I dress like a surfer. I look like I'm going to come into your house and clean your pool.

Alec Baldwin

When you're with someone, you want everything to be great. And that's the pressure that you put on, and what you just can't do.

Alec Baldwin

A lot of people want to not wear a tie when they go to a restaurant. They feel they don't have to wear a tie. I think it's kind of a statement they're making. I don't know what that statement is. I haven't quite figured that out yet.

Alec Baldwin