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James Van Der Beek quotes

I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once, then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. So, I just keep my private life to myself.

I love sports and I love sports movies.

You are incredibly fortunate whatever success falls on you, which is what happened with me.

You know, I'm not big on conspiracy theory. It does really kind of get my blood going when I find out there really are conspiracies that actually happened.

I think anybody with an insecurity, which is everyone, appreciates the fact that it's much easier to be a predator than it is to be prey.

Being the lead of the show and working a lot of hours - all good stuff, a tremendous education, incredible opportunity, it changed my life - it was a marathon, and by the end of it I was pretty beat.

A lot of movies you do because they're fun, they make people forget about their day.

At a young age, acting was so inspiring and exciting, because to me it was play - make-believe, pretend.

I believe every religion captures a piece of the truth.

I never wear white or black socks.

I've always been a clown trapped in a leading man's body.

I've been through quite a few hurricanes. I worked in North Carolina, where there's a housing development whose name was Landfall.

It's a free country and I can keep my mouth shut whenever I want.

When you're the lead of a series, things happen around you, and you react to them.

I always show up to work and give it everything, and some things turn out better than others - and some things you can expect that it will come out better than others.

I love New York City. Everyone is busy with their own lives - and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity walking past in downtown Manhattan. That's why it's my favorite city. You can do what you want without attracting a crowd of curious onlookers.

I've never really had a problem with the imagination level of an audience. They're always smarter and savvier than any studio exec will give them credit for.

I was dyslexic, so math and formulas were not necessarily my strong suit.

Don't ever put anything past kids. They will surprise you in the best ways.

I can intellectualize myself out of anything.