17 Total Quotes

Michael McKean Quotes

I think you have everyone kind of pulling on the same end of the rope. It's not like you're Robin Williams and everyone else is a deaf mute. It's like - there's plenty of help.
Michael McKean
#American Actor

I'm kind of the town pump. I think I have a pretty good ear for what sounds good in this style.
Michael McKean
#American Actor

They were kind of like little Stephen King stories... but these go back many hundreds of years.
Michael McKean
#American Actor

Even when there are banalities, they're usually kind of benign banalities.
Michael McKean
#American Actor

Some people stay in the academic world just to avoid becoming self-aware. You can quote me on that.
Michael McKean
#American Actor

The process depends on the situation, and I don't think there are any two songs that have gone exactly the same way... well, actually, that's not true.
Michael McKean
#American Actor

I made some friends who are still friends, and this is the city of my birth. I love living here when there's a reason to, other than just moving here. I still don't like the winters here, but it's an amazing city and I love it.
Michael McKean
#American Actor

Well, it's that everyone's got all these sketches, and there are ways other than quality to get them on. You know?
Michael McKean
#Quality

You know, I think it's one of those cases where the situation really does dictate your level of ridicule.
Michael McKean
#American Actor #Ridicule

I'm all over the place. As you may have seen from the credits, I write with everybody.
Michael McKean
#American Actor

When we can figure out a way to really tour and make a profit, then we'll do it again.
Michael McKean
#American Actor

Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It's really a sight to see... or to hear!
Michael McKean
#American Actor #Fun

That's a job that it makes a few friendships, but it probably breaks more.
Michael McKean
#American Actor

Part of it is what it's always been -- the vicarious thrill of seeing people who are much richer and more famous live lives that are wonderful, even if they are complete fakes. I think people simultaneously worship and despise celebrities.
Michael McKean
#People

Eugene Levy came into the office with "A Mighty Wind" - that song - with the lyric complete, but the melody wasn't quite there yet, and he and Chris and I worked on the tune - and that's how that one became a three-person song rather than a one-person song. It's a different process every time.
Michael McKean
#Melody