Jason Schwartzman Quotes

And since we were kids in the 80`s my parents could only take us to see comedies, and basically Martin was the star of the majority of those films.

I like being alone and I think this movie, as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding, I also think it`s just as much about loneliness.

But in a city where you drive a lot, you know your destination and you try to get there as quickly as possible unless there`s a roadblock or a detour.

The thing I definitely related to most in Jeremy was a sincere desire to be alive and meet people. He`s a pretty open-minded person.

After I quit my band, I definitely was so full, like I`m so full I could never eat again. I had that kind of feeling where the elements, like the touring stuff, were harder for me and I definitely felt fine not experiencing it again.

I was heartbroken at the end of that, because I thought that was going to be it for me. Somehow I had worked my way into this movie and it had exposed me to people and I had a chance to be an actor, which I loved, but I didn`t think it was ever going to happen again.

But actually, I`m planning on moving to New York this year and I can tell you one reason why I think New York is incredible: I think things happen to you that you don`t expect have happen to you.

To be honest, I`m happy in LA because my family is there and I think that`s a great reason to live in a city - to be near the ones you love.

I just have some restaurants to just go and eat there. Do mean places to watch people? I like to go shopping look for guitars and stuff with my friends. Look at Meyer, great old instruments, talk about pedals and stuff.

Dating is just awkward moments and one person wants more than the other. It`s just that constant strangeness. I think it`s a very real thing.

I`m a creature of habit. I go to restaurants all the time and stuff.

Whereas I think in New York every step is a detour in every direction.

As far as loneliness, I feel Los Angeles and its layout, having to drive everywhere - it is a lonely place. It`s an isolated city in that respect because you`re driving to places alone listening to the radio.

But I go in spurts, and lately I`ve been Watching School of Rock every night and I`ve been watching Valley Girl a lot. It just depends on the mood.

But I`d have to say Young Frankenstein, which I can watch forever.

Steve Martin is such an exquisite and precise writer. Everything is so clear; it`s like a bell. He says what he means and says it so beautifully.

I didn`t have an agent, I didn`t have a headshot. I didn`t even know if anyone would know where to find me. I just went back to highschool and started playing with my band.

I just find that the harder you work and the more effort you put into yourself, the better you`ll be.

I don`t know the first real thing about the dating game. I don`t know how to talk to a specific person and connect. I just think you have to go to person by person and do the best you can with people in general.

In a city where you walk around, it`s impossible to plan your day and your life as accidents will happen, you`ll overhear things, bump into people, and take unexpected turns.

At this point, I think I would garner a lot of hate mail if I was now on the cover of Modern Drummer seeing as I`m not a modern drummer anymore.

I always tell people that to be the funny person in a Steve Martin movie is like getting a call that Keith Moon wants you to play drums on his record. He should be playing drums on his record.

Also, the more you`re not focused on showbiz and instead focused on life, learning about other people, and keeping your eyes open and trying to be aware of the world.

I love the idea of playing a character that didn`t over think everything. He knows what`s in front of him and he has an ability to just say whatever he felt.

There`s all these ways to instantly communicate - cars, computers, telephone and transportation - and even with all that, it`s so hard to find people and have an honest communication with them.

Whereas Jeremy is just the opposite: always moving because he`s never really thinking of anything and the kind of guy you`d worry inviting to a dinner party because he says what he thinks. He can be insulting at times but doesn`t mean to be.

Man, I hate to get depressing on you, but I don`t have a game. I`m so alone, so depressed, so dark, no.

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