32 Spectacular Neil Patrick Harris Quotes

Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, comedian, and singer best known for his major television roles and stage roles. Named one of the Time’s magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2010 and is married to his male partner with two children. Here is a look at some of the most memorable Neil Patrick Harris quotes ever documented.

“As actors you don’t want to have one label. You’d rather have seven.”

“As an actor, you most often play relatively average parts, so to get to play extreme versions of anything, those are the most exciting parts.”

“Being able to live my life transparently does empower me to feel like I can be myself more. It’s easier for me to flirt with girls now that girls know that I’m gay. It almost makes it a sexier encounter than if I was trying to pretend that I was straight.”

“But magic is like pizza: even when it’s bad, it’s pretty good.”

“I always thought filet mignon was the steak to beat, but the fat content in a rib eye is fantastic.”

“I enjoy being a hyphenate. I’ve always thought of my career as a plate spinner in the circus.”

“I felt a little green, because Shakespeare writes the thought process within the text; it was tricky not to think of what to say and then say it, and instead just deliver the lines.”

“I have an unbelievable assistant who handles all of my scheduling! It’s like a Tetris game.”

“I have more artistic control in a smaller show. But it doesn’t really matter. Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still make a big impact.”

“I like to make decisions based on things I’m interested in doing, not what seems like the next move in my quote-unquote career.”

“I love the American musical for the simplicity of emotion that gets expressed.”

“I often feel like books find us for reasons, and we read them when we need them the most.”

“I often teach a graduate theater seminar on Greek tragedy in performance. I usually begin by saying that no matter what technological advances occur, the wisdom of these plays will never be obsolete.”

“I think flirting is great fun. It doesn’t mean that anything’s going to come of it but it’s fun to be told that you’re hot and that your tits look great. You all get your pens out.”

“I think things through a lot, so I probably use my head more than my heart. That probably comes through in my acting.”

“I think, in life, being nervous about something that’s forthcoming is very helpful, whether it’s an awards show or a family gathering or a job interview.”

“If I wrote a musical it wouldn’t be about me. Although I do some magic, so it would probably be about a magician who appeared and re-appeared all over the place.”

“I’m probably my biggest critic. I worry that if you spend any quality time reveling in good things then karma will slap you upside the head, so I try to stay as even keel as I’m able.”

“It’s really something for people who are approaching 30 to take a look at what that means to them. I think turning 30 is a chance to re-identify with yourself.”

“I’ve been very fortunate to go from interesting chapter to interesting chapter.”

“Love is awesome and endless, but it is constantly changing its form. You love something for what it is, then it changes. But that change can make you love it even more.”

“May I suggest a drinking game where everytime I do a ridiculously long awkward blink, someone does a shot of some kind of alcohol?”

“My favorite time to dance is at, like, wedding receptions, when it’s all ages and everyone seems to be having fun.”

“Parents need to be more accepting of who their kids are and less concerned about what society thinks they need to be.”

“Rather than ignore those who choose to publish their opinions without actually talking to me, I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love.”

“So pluck up your courage and take that risk! Add another story to the book of your life. Even if it doesn’t go the way you planned or wanted, you’ll still learn from it.”

“Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still make a big impact.”

“The tots both started laughing. On the same day. I’m now obsessed with getting them to do it. Babies laughing is like opium.”

“Tonight we celebrate Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry… brightest.”

“What defines a relationship is the work that’s involved to maintain it, and it’s constantly changing.”

“When I’m Sad I stop being sad, and be awesome instead.”

“You can’t just put gay in a little gay box anymore.”

Here is a look at more than 70 questions answered by Neil Patrick Harris as he shows off the inside of his home.

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