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    • (on working for three years on Ellen)
      Jeremy: It was the first and last time in my life that I dragged myself to work.

    • Jeremy: One of the great things that you should never do that I learned from John Malkovich is to never judge your characters.

    • Jeremy: We all have so many different elements inside of us and we're not all one thing.

    • Jeremy: I'm not a boy now. I'm a man, I hope. I hope I've had my artistic bar mitzvah somewhere.

    • Jeremy: The stage is my love, it's where I started and where I do my best work.

    • Jeremy: I remember I was in high school and it was very late at night. I was in the middle of watching It's a Wonderful Life and my dad came downstairs and wanted me to go to bed. But after he found out that I hadn't seen it before, he told me I had better stay up and watch it. So I stayed up until dawn, with my dad, watching the movie while it snowed outside. It was a beautiful moment and is something that really stands out in my mind. I'll cherish that moment forever.

    • Jeremy: The biggest compliment to me is that guys really approach me and they have a connection with me, so there must be something I'm doing that is authentic, otherwise they wouldn't connect with me so strongly. It's a real compliment.

    • Jeremy: I want to be radical on the inside, but not on the outside.

    • Jeremy: The Dalai Lama was once asked for his favorite chant, and
      he said it was better not to have a favorite anything, which I think is a great thought. Also, I did this sort of thing once and I gave away the name of my favorite acupuncturist, who's my hero, and now I can't even find him anymore. I don't know if I can give away all my secrets.

    • Jeremy: I'm not a pretty boy who came to town and burst out of the gate, which is a good thing, because if I was, I probably wouldn't have been good enough then. I probably wouldn't have lasted. So I was very lucky not to be pretty.

    • Jeremy Piven: I'm just mystified and fascinated by women, and I'm still single. Hence all of that, and the fact that I celebrate them so much, I understand that I'm unevolved at this exact moment to share my life with one. I wouldn't inflict that upon anyone yet. But, I'm getting closer.

    • Jeremy Piven: I think just a combination of being able to be comfortable with your own voice, your own opinion, and take on life. And to be able to be open to someone else's, to have your own loves and skills and talents, and yet be able to have enough room for someone else's. Those are really interesting things to me.

    • Jeremy Piven: I have a place in Chicago and I get there as much as I can. ... The city is so unbelievably beautiful. It's one of the greatest cities on the planet. My heart beats differently when I'm in Chicago. It slows down and I feel more at ease.

    • Jeremy Piven: I feel, as a person, very uninteresting.

    • Jeremy Piven: Unless an entire row of people got up in the middle of a performance and left the theater in disgust, I felt as though I hadn't done my job.

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