Words matter. These are the best Kelsey Grammer Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
For every story you hear that’s tragic, there’s another that’s equally tragic or more so. I think you come to look at it as part of life.
I got fired when I was a dishwasher at Denny’s. That set me back a little bit. You don’t realize how important dishwashers are until you do the job.
I don’t tend to warm too well to people that tell me how I’m supposed to think. So, my life in Hollywood – I’m afraid I was destined to be a Republican.
I cry a lot. I find great solace in it.
It takes me a while to figure things out. I usually have to repeat a lesson or two – maybe three times!
The first thing I did on television was a PBS thing where I played a priest. It was a Walt Whitman or Carl Sandburg story – I can’t quite remember – but I was a turn-of-the-20th-century priest kind of guy. Never saw it; don’t know if I was any good or not.
Do I believe it’s possible that some young person, young voting actor, or even older voting member for the Emmys, would sit there and go, ‘Yeah, that’s a great performance, but oooooh, I just hate everything he stands for?’ I don’t believe that’s possible.
I miss her in my bones. I was her big brother. I was supposed to protect her – I could not… It very nearly destroyed me.
I want to speak seventeen languages. When you think like that, you’ll be consumed by failure. I’m haunted daily by what I don’t know.
‘A Passage To India’ by E. M. Forster – It opened my mind to a world I’d never known before.
Some of the greatest achievements ever have been achieved as a result of the Church. The Catholic Church. I’m not Catholic but yeah, the Church, for instance, you take a walk through the Vatican, and to your right is the double helix staircase built, I think, in 1138 or something.
There’s almost nothing better than a baguette and a pound of salami.
I’ve said nice things about the people I was with before, but that’s what you do.
I think it’s your duty to overcome what you inherit in life.
I hope they find some way to come up with a new story that involves Beast in my timeline.
Frasier will always hold a special place in my heart. He’s a great character I Ioved playing, and he’s still a wonderful part of my life. But he was a lot of work!
I became an actor, and because I had success as an actor, I became famous. I was acting for quite a while before I got famous; television made me famous. I guess that it’s television that is responsible for everybody’s desire to be famous.
‘Frasier’ works because we stay focused on the idea that – how he continues to grow. It is not that you are really – the mission is not to try to keep him fresh; the idea is if you naturally put a character in a situation that demands growth of him, then he will remain fresh.
I’ve never really allowed anyone else to tell me whether I’m good or not.
I think it’s important to approach a house in a way that’s reflective of the original environment. Maybe I’m a sentimentalist, but I think that certain geographies call out for certain architecture. I like residences that reflect their place.
No day-to-day mishaps or indignities can really compromise your sense of self after you’ve survived a deep tragedy.
Life is supposed to get tough.
In camp when I was eight – a bunch of kids threw me outside naked. I got ’em back!
That’s the trick in this business: if you want longevity, just keep people guessing a little bit.
I love to sit down and have my drink in the afternoon. It’s so lovely if there’s no noise, no calamities, no children that have to be attended to.
Different things made ‘Cheers’ and ‘Frasier’ special. Both of them, though, were honest. It was the old Shakespeare thing: Hold the mirror up to life.
I thought ‘Back To You’ was a good show. The writers’ strike really kind of put an end to that, though, honestly. There were a couple of factors involved, but to start a show and then to have it disappear and not come back for that long… it’s just bad form.
I think of houses as having their own personality.
I don’t really want to go into it, because whenever I say anything about my past now, it becomes a pissing match… but I realised that I had acquiesced, in my 40s, to an idea of ‘You know what, maybe this thing that you wanted in your life, maybe it just wasn’t important.’
I can’t say it was challenging for me to shake the image of Frasier. I’ve been fortunate to have had a very interesting career since the series ended. I think the turning point for me was the show, ‘Boss.’
I’m an actor and I’ve created a lasting and memorable character named Frasier, who is not me, but who most people think is. So when I have a chance to play something that’s different, I embrace it because it’s fun; also in this case, he’s a memorable character.
As a Christian, we always fail because we can’t become Christ. But I can try to at least emulate the best qualities, even if I may fall short.
As you wrestle with life… You’re going to come out on the other end healed… I’ve fallen short sometimes, and I’ve risen pretty high a few times.
My favorite snack is caviar.
‘Macbeth’ is a show I’m going to do again someday.