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James Van Der Beek quotes

I never wear white or black socks.

I love sports and I love sports movies.

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.

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.

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

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'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.