35 All-Time Favorite Kevin Spacey Quotes

Kevin Spacey is an American actor, producer and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980’s before grabbing the major film and TV roles he is known for today.

Spacey has starred in movies such as Horrible Bosses, American Beauty, Seven, Baby Driver. He’s also the face of the world famous TV series, House of Cards.

We’ve put together this collection of the best Kevin Spacey quotes:


35 Kevin Spacey Quotes

1. “Sometimes it’s the crazy people who turn out to be not so crazy.” – Kevin Spacey

2. “If you only look at a person through one lens, or only believe what you’re told, you can often miss the truth that is staring you in the face.” – Kevin Spacey

3. “Be willing to push and bend and move in a new direction of actually capturing the character and storytelling.” – Kevin Spacey

4. “It’s always the big question in our lives if you have a lot of success. What do you do with it? Buy more houses, buy more cars, buy more stuff, be wealthy and distant and unengaged? Or do you take all that good fortune that has come towards you and spread the love, do something with it?” – Kevin Spacey

5. “Directing a film was something I was yearning to do. I always wanted to see if I had the capacity to be a good storyteller.” – Kevin Spacey

6. “Essentially, your voice is an instrument; it’s a muscle, and you have to treat it like a muscle, and so you have to work it.” – Kevin Spacey

7. “There are a lot of people out there who offer roles to actors because they’ll elevate the movie would never reach.” – Kevin Spacey


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8. “You have to always be ready, always be alive, and always be willing to move in a new direction.” – Kevin Spacey


9. “I’m aware that, from the outside, this looks like I’ve got quite an ego.” – Kevin Spacey

10. “Success is like a death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get.” – Kevin Spacey

11. “If someone can watch an entire season of a TV series in one day, doesn’t that show an incredible attention span?” – Kevin Spacey

12. “I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me.” – Kevin Spacey

13. “I’m attracted to things that are challenging and fun and interesting.” – Kevin Spacey

14. “If you wanna compete, you’ve got to get into the original content game.” – Kevin Spacey


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15. “I feel it’s a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.” – Kevin Spacey


16. “My mother always, always, always thought that I was going to be famous. Thought that I was going to win Oscars. In fact, I believe I accepted the Oscar as a ketchup bottle many a time in front of my mother in the kitchen. I’d like to thank the Academy, I said with a ketchup bottle.” – Kevin Spacey

17. “I’m not someone who’s led my life trying to get publicity; I’d rather do my work and go home.” – Kevin Spacey

18. “Exposure to the arts and culture is enormously valuable.” – Kevin Spacey

19. “I open myself up every time I walk on screen and give you everything that I am. There are parts of me that are in every movie that I’ve done. That to me is what my job is.” – Kevin Spacey

20. “I felt that I shouldn’t be an actor who just makes movie after movie in a quest for prestige and money.” – Kevin Spacey

21. “You learn every single day when you’re running a company. You learn as you go.” – Kevin Spacey

22. “We’re all victims of our own hubris at times.” – Kevin Spacey


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23. “At the end of the day, people have to respect people’s differences. I am different than some people would like me to be.” – Kevin Spacey


24. “My life will change because I want it to change; and also because this is something I’m committed to doing.” – Kevin Spacey

25. “If you’re not concerned about maintaining an image, you can pursue roads that another actor might not take.” – Kevin Spacey

26. “Sometimes the person who is most logical is the person whom we call insane.” – Kevin Spacey

27. “One can never take the cynicism one comes across in life too seriously.” – Kevin Spacey

28. “It’s a really wonderful thing to focus your life on something other than your own personal career and ambition.” – Kevin Spacey

29. “I am so leading the life that I want and wanted of as a kid. I’m trying very hard not to abuse it or take advantage of it.” – Kevin Spacey

30. “Storytelling helps us understand each other, translate the issues of our times, and the tools of theater and film can be powerful in helping young people to develop communication/collaboration skills, let alone improving their own confidence.” – Kevin Spacey


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31. “Life’s all about perceptions.” – Kevin Spacey


32. “I don’t live a lie.” – Kevin Spacey

33. “People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone’s reasons in the same box.” – Kevin Spacey

34. “For me, coming to work every day has turned out to be exactly what I hoped it would be.” – Kevin Spacey

35. “I have always believed that the risk takers are eventually rewarded.” – Kevin Spacey



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