Here are 10 quotes from Steve Carell that some people might find controversial
- “Everyone said to Vincent van Gogh, ‘You can’t be a great painter, you only have one ear.’ And you know what he said? ‘I can’t hear you.’” This quote is from the movie “Dinner for Schmucks”, where Carell plays a clueless and eccentric character named Barry. Some people might find this quote insensitive or disrespectful to the famous artist who suffered from mental illness and cut off his own ear.
- “Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.” This quote is from an interview with Carell, where he talks about his love for comedy and laughter. Some people might find this quote trivial or shallow, as if Carell does not care about anything else in life besides having fun.
- “Instead of telling our young people to plan ahead, we should tell them to plan to be surprised.” This quote is from the movie “Dan in Real Life”, where Carell plays a widowed father and advice columnist who falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend. Some people might find this quote irresponsible or unrealistic, as if Carell is encouraging young people to be reckless and unprepared for the future.
- “Children are very smart, in their own stupid way. A child’s brain is like a sponge, and you know how smart sponges are.” This quote is from an interview with Carell, where he talks about his experience of working with children on the movie “Evan Almighty”. Some people might find this quote offensive or condescending, as if Carell is mocking the intelligence of children and sponges.
- “Maybe the coolest people are the ones who don’t care about being cool.” This quote is from the movie “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, where Carell plays a shy and inexperienced man who tries to lose his virginity with the help of his friends. Some people might find this quote hypocritical or contradictory, as if Carell is trying to be cool by saying he does not care about being cool.
- “The only time I set the bar low is for limbo.” This quote is from the movie “Get Smart”, where Carell plays a clumsy and naive spy who teams up with a more competent agent to stop a terrorist plot. Some people might find this quote arrogant or boastful, as if Carell is implying that he is always successful and never fails at anything.
- “Do I want to be feared or loved? That’s a good question. I want both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” This quote is from the TV show “The Office”, where Carell plays a delusional and narcissistic boss named Michael Scott. Some people might find this quote creepy or disturbing, as if Carell is expressing a twisted and unhealthy desire for power and affection.
- “I am both a night owl and an early bird. So I am wise and I have worms.” This quote is also from “The Office”, where Carell tries to impress his co-workers with his knowledge and humor. Some people might find this quote nonsensical or absurd, as if Carell is making no sense at all and just saying random words.
- “Reverse psychology is an awesome tool, I don’t know if you guys know about it, but basically you can make someone think the opposite of what you believe, and that tricks them into doing something stupid.” This quote is also from “The Office”, where Carell attempts to use reverse psychology on his employees to get them to do what he wants. Some people might find this quote manipulative or dishonest, as if Carell is admitting that he lies and deceives others for his own benefit.
- “I don’t want to, I don’t plan my career based on what I want people to believe I’m capable of doing. So I just take things that I think might be good or might be fun to do or might ultimately entertain.” This quote is from an interview with Carell, where he talks about his choices and motivations as an actor. Some people might find this quote selfish or unprofessional, as if Carell does not care about the quality or impact of his work and only does it for his own enjoyment.