Lake Bell Quotes & Wallpapers

Lake Bell
Total Quotes: 48


I respect deeply that each project brings its own secret and wonderful gifts and happy accidents. Lake Bell

I'm going to say a phrase or terminology or vowel that I don't know how to attack . Lake Bell

I feel tremendously lucky that I am offered incredible jobs all the time to direct, but the problem that I have just personally is that there are only so many years in my life to dedicate to certain projects. Lake Bell

You have to be steadfast, and right now I'm on a stream train forward to make . Lake Bell

If I'm going to pour that kind of love and energy and sweat and heartache, all that juju into something, I'm going to lean into my own projects before someone else's. Lake Bell

I love fashion. I always have. When I was a kid, I was in almost full-on costumes when I went to school, and I've retained a bit of that in my adulthood. Lake Bell

You have to keep hobbies in L.A. Otherwise, it's sad. Lake Bell

I've made it very clear that I'm interested in voiceover work. I mean, I'm always looking for voiceover gigs. I love that. Lake Bell

It's like the most profound accomplishment that I've had in my career, that I can finally be that voice. Lake Bell

You can't live in a dialect without tremendous work. Like any muscle, accents and voices and languages are all formed out of the muscles that we have in our mouths and faces and tongues. Lake Bell

I'll be totally honest in that I feel tremendously lucky that I am offered incredible jobs all the time to direct, but the problem that I have just personally is that there are only so many years in my life to dedicate to certain projects. When you're directing something that's generally two years of your life, you have to understand that. If I'm going to pour that kind of love and energy and sweat and heartache, all that juju into something, I'm going to lean into my own projects before someone else's. Lake Bell

I think coming to work and being absurd and neurotic and thoughtful at the same time is far more interesting. Lake Bell

I like my body, I like to have fun with what I put on, but I also want to remain classic. So I guess my signature is sexy and eclectic but classic. Lake Bell

When I do an accent I commit fully and take it very seriously. Lake Bell

When I'm tired of taking on too much responsibility as a director I then look for an acting gig. Lake Bell

Something that has always attracted me to even taking on the occupation of actor is the idea that I could be lucky enough to portray different characterizations from different places in the world, whether it's speaking another language or taking on a dialect and building a history from where they were born. I was very attracted to that concept, in becoming an actor. Lake Bell

I vowed to never use my American accent, and I didn't. Even going to get the paper in the morning to buying milk down at the shop, getting a cab, wherever. Lake Bell

I am lactose intolerant, and I always thought it was really funny how people who are lactose intolerant continue to eat dairy, because they like it so much. And I find it not acceptable. Lake Bell

With more money brings more fear and when you're trying to be creative in a fear-based environment it's dangerous. Then decisions are made out of fear, not what's best for the film. Lake Bell

I completely bombed the audition... I was insecure, stopping and starting. I went to the bathroom and cried. Lake Bell

Part of what's cool about being an actor or being in this industry, frankly, is to be able to travel to distant lands. That's part of the deal. I always thought when I was growing up, "I wanna be an actor and go see the world.' Lake Bell

I think great directors really respect their actors and vice versa. That mutual respect makes the job fun instead of anything but. Lake Bell

I think of myself as a content creator and hopefully one day a content enabler and supporter of others, so that's what my immediate and hopefully future journey is. Lake Bell

What's the trick to writing a genuinely funny comedy? The trick is therapy. Take notes. Lake Bell

Filmmaking is a huge privilege; it's not brain surgery. It's art, and art is supposed to be an enjoyable process, and it is an enjoyable experience for me. Lake Bell

Actually, in my own life I think I probably feign neuroses to be more interesting than I am. Lake Bell

A friend of mine told me, you know your obsession with girls who talk like sexy babies? You have to put that into your script. Lake Bell

I'm in full transparency here of "Yeah, I'm trying to find my financing." Lake Bell

I've learned from every director I've worked with. Everybody's style is very different, and I always say that being an actor is the best film school that I could ever go to. Lake Bell

I'm vegan on home base, but when I travel to other countries, I throw it all into the garbage. Lake Bell

I feel very lucky that when I'm burnt out of acting I take to the pen and I write something I want to direct. Lake Bell

It's priceless what you learn when you actually do. The best education is effectively to be functioning in the occupation that you want to take on. Lake Bell

But I'd say 'How to Make It in America' is the most accurate depiction of the New York hipster community on television for sure. Lake Bell

There are a lot of funny people and a lot of unfunny people. Some of them are women and some of them are dudes. Lake Bell

I sort of loved the bustle of a thousand questions. Women are inherently kind of multitaskers. Lake Bell

I'm not a drug person. I don't like drugs. I went to college in London, so it was kind of the curriculum there. I got it out of my system really young. Lake Bell

The producers had seen "In a World..." and that's where they found me out and consequently sought me out for this role [in Man up]. Lake Bell

I wrote an entire movie [Man up] about how important I think voices are, so it was funny. Lake Bell

I hope, my career is never predictable. And my interests are diverse in that way. I feel very lucky that when I'm burnt out of acting I take to the pen and I write something I want to direct. And then when I'm tired of taking on too much responsibility as a director I then look for an acting gig. And I've made it very clear that I'm interested in voiceover work. I mean, I'm always looking for voiceover gigs. I love that. Lake Bell

I find the female tragedy of insecurity to be hilarious. We get obsessed over issues like the tiny skin tags on our backs or that we're fat. You read one line in a magazine and it sends you into a tailspin. Lake Bell

I worked with an amazing dialect coach named Jill McCullough. We did Skype sessions while I was shooting "No Escape" in Thailand, actually. So three times a week I would have long, two-hour sessions with her just working on the nuance of the accent, which I had had a huge background in because I went to drama school in England for four years. Lake Bell

I had had a huge background in the nuance of the accent because I went to drama school in England for four years. Lake Bell

The reason I got into this business was for the privilege to exist in different genres and different worlds and play out different realities. Lake Bell

I have this necklace I always wear. I collect pendants from people I love; my best friends and members of my family have all given me one, and I put them on this chain so no matter where I am they're always with me. Lake Bell

I learned how to direct by being in the trenches of movies. Getting to be a student from the inside looking out, and if you're a respectful observer you can sponge lots of information. That was my film school. Lake Bell

Without strong financial roots, our generation is in a constant state of redefinition. This forces us to think outside the box when it comes to making a living... which sometimes makes it look like we're a mess, but really we're just creative. And we like weed. Lake Bell

A woman needs her privacy while drinking a dirty Belvedere martini on the rocks with a splash of Tabasco. Lake Bell

I'm not a sketch writer. I know what I am: I have a sensitive comedic sensibility. What turns me on is subtle neurosis. That's my game. I'm not an action writer or a thriller writer and I'm not a sketch writer. I don't pretend to be those things. Then it would not be fun. Then you are in a space where this is painful. Lake Bell

I always tried to make people laugh. I attribute that to - I come from a family of divorce. It was a way to distract myself from stuff. I always thought it was interesting that my brother and I existed in this really tight bond, and we would just take the piss out of pretty much everything. I knew I wanted to be an actor so it would be great if I could make people laugh while I was doing this, because I could be other characters and other people, and I could hide behind things. It was a great out for me, and a mode of expression. Lake Bell

I get really restless if I'm not working. I generate or try to generate my own stuff. I'm constantly on the prowl for working with the people I love and respect. Lake Bell

I'm a music person. Music is, for me, the best way to cure any sort of anxiety or icky feelings. I think it immediately takes you out of your element and makes some other person do the work for your thoughts. Lake Bell

We're all part of movie and we're all incredibly and equally important but it is your actor's job to perform and to deliver. Lake Bell

When you're a director, you have great respect for directors. I am really pretty loyal to any director that I am working for and I want to help them realize whatever story and mood and tone that they're trying to realize. As an actor, you really just are a cog - you are an important cog, but you are just a piece of the machine. Lake Bell

The most difficult thing about acting and directing in a film is acting and directing in a film. Every ounce of your physical and emotional being, and your analytical and thoughtful and producorial being, is being exercised at all points. You are 100% working on overdrive, but because it is only for X amount of days, if you have the stomach for it, you hustle through. It's a massive undertaking, and I think preparation is the key to success for that endeavor. Lake Bell

People do horrible things when they're young. There might be betrayal and there might be things that should be forgotten. Lake Bell

When you make a movie, you're spending a month of your life with someone and, down the line, you have to spend more months with them. It is this mini-marriage that you have. Lake Bell

Part of why I love being an actor is the opportunity to be able to go to distant lands and take on different worlds and concepts and pretend to take on different occupations and statuses. Lake Bell



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