Words matter. These are the best Josh Radnor Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
It’s really hard to be poor in New York – I was really poor when I lived in New York.
Film allows me to ask some really big questions with the time to explore them deeply. I love the form.
We’re like a gardener with a hose and our attention is water – we can water flowers or we can water weeds.
As a person, I’m anti-violence.
Kindness is not about instant gratification. More often, it’s akin to a low-risk investment that appreciates steadily over time.
It never made sense to me that someone would achieve any kind of success in show business, only to become a jerk.
I’m not sitting around saying, ‘Man, I’d really love to direct a western.’ That’s just not something I’m probably going to do, mostly because I’m allergic to horses.
Sometimes I watch the broad comedies coming out of Hollywood and I think, ‘You know, sex is a big part of people’s lives, but is that really the only thing men are ever concerned about?’ People are more complicated than they appear in film or television.
When I go to movies and I love the movie, it’s because it feels like it articulated something about how we’re living now, and also gives me some insight into my own life. I feel actually altered after having seen it.
Time off from the news is always something I welcome.
I kicked college nostalgia in my late 20s. As much as I loved college and treasure the memories, I no longer want to go back.
It really shocks me when I encounter people who think kindness doesn’t matter. Because I think it’s pretty much the only thing that matters.
I learned a lesson which I didn’t heed: Don’t put yourself in your movies. It’s too much.
I find myself going out less and less. When you’re 22 and see older people start to do that, it’s depressing, but once you hit 30, you think, ‘Wow, I’ve been working all week – it might be really nice to stay in!’
After a brief period in which I had let many a Southern Californian convince me that it was all ‘in my mind,’ I am once again officially allergic to dogs.
There are just things you can explore in a movie that you can’t in 22 minutes with a laugh track.
Here’s the problem: I don’t like who I’ve become when my iPhone is within reach. I find myself checking e-mails and responding to texts throughout the day with some kind of Pavlovian ferocity – it’s not a conscious act, but a reflexive one.
There’s so much nonsense tossed around about L.A. and how horrible it is and ‘don’t go out there’ and all that stuff. So I went out to L.A. and I was pleasantly surprised.
I tend to read things that are a little more on the nourishing side. But if I don’t enjoy something, I’ll put it down.
No matter how dark things may get in a story, I feel it’s the responsibility of the storyteller to leave the audience with at least a shred of hope.
I sometimes don’t know what I’m writing when I start writing it, on some level.
There’s something melancholy about professors because they’re chronically abandoned. They form these lovely relationships with students and then the students leave and the professors stay the same. It’s like they’re chronically abandoned.
I distinguish sentiment from sentimentality. Sentimentality makes your skin crawl. It’s like too much sugar. But, sentiment is a great feeling.
A lot of times, we’re just sold these movies that are really cynically conceived and marketed, and they just want you there opening weekend, before everybody finds out it’s not so good.
It’s not our job to play judge and jury, to determine who is worthy of our kindness and who is not. We just need to be kind, unconditionally and without ulterior motive, even – or rather, especially – when we’d prefer not to be.
Everyone has expectations. You just don’t want to have them dashed, so you’re quiet about them.
I’ll say this, and this has nothing to do with gender or sexuality: You do not want to get licked in the face repeatedly by another human being. You just don’t. It’s not pleasant.
My trick is the trick that everyone knows: Work really hard and prepare.
I don’t think evil people or negative people are inherently interesting all the time. People who are good people getting better at being themselves – to me, that’s something that’s really interesting to watch.
If I’m feeling something, I have a lot of different ways to express it, you know? I can write an article about it. I can write a screenplay about it. I can act in someone’s thing.