Best Quotes by Thomas Middleditch

By | March 29, 2019

It’s not as if I’ve never been awkward myself. I’m a big gamer, so I’ve had access to that type of personality. I used to go to these LAN parties; that was before high-speed Internet. The only way you could get lag-free gaming was to haul these huge computers to people’s houses.

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I got into performing fairly young and went from, like, a shy kid to a total weirdo.

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Even if things are going well, I’m always thinking that I’m about to be hit with the dreaded gut punch and – psych! – I’ll find out that it’s all falling apart.

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There’s all these little bubbles of nerddom.

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I’m a bit of a curmudgeon. I don’t like Valentine’s Day and New Year’s and Halloween.

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I’m cool as a cucumber, baby.

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In D&D, you’re only in that fantasy world. But with GURPS, you can, like, play a game that’s Los Angeles film noir, or a game where the premise is you are world-jumpers, and you can go to different worlds.

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When you’re on film or TV, essentially you’re in front of the camera. Unless it’s a Tim Burton thing, the desire is to be real and grounded.

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I wish I was more industrious, but I don’t necessarily have that drive.

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The first home system we had was an Apple II, and I remember playing a game called ‘Conan.’ It should have been called ‘Tarzan’ because you were essentially Conan running around a forest with a boomerang, but it was obviously Tarzan.

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In eighth grade, when I was just the school weirdo, my drama teacher put me in a play, and we came up with a few comedy bits. And that very first reaction, for an audience of supportive middle schoolers, I put my head out and pretended I got scared by the audience, and ducked back in. They all went: ‘Yeah! That’s great!’

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Sometimes you just need words on a page to memorize.

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I don’t program, so I don’t belong in Silicon Valley. If I did belong in Silicon Valley, I’d be there creating a revolutionary compression algorithm for billions of dollars.

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I laugh at stuff like Snapchat thinking it can change the world.

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People go on Snapchat – I don’t understand it. It’s the first app I felt, ‘Oh no, I’m out of touch with burgeoning technology. I’m not 16!’

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I’m undeniably very nerdy, but I’m trying to recognize and pursue more masculine pursuits.

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I need some more followers! I need to get my stats up to a million so I can make any movie with The Rock I want!

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Married life is the same as dating life, except now you have a ring, and the state of California has a vested financial interest in the outcome of your marriage.

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After going to theater school, and then subsequently dropping out, I would say that when I first went to Chicago and learned long-form improv, that was a far better acting workshop than any acting school I’ve been to.

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I went to University of Victoria on Vancouver Island and their theater program.

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I don’t think anyone can do any character that doesn’t have at least some ounce of themselves in it. You are who you are, and your brain is drawing on things that you’ve experienced.

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I’ve had the fortune of meeting most of the ‘Kids in the Hall.’ One meeting was special in particular because this was before I had gotten anything, before anything was clicking, and I just found myself hanging out with Scott Thompson.

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T.J. Miller and Kumail Nanjiani I met when I was in Chicago, learning how to do comedy.

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I’ve always been a gamer. I play a version of Dungeons & Dragons.

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Everything needs to be lampooned. I believe that there’s not any sacred ground.

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You get a lot of apps and companies that are trying to sell you on something that’s totally useless or potentially unhealthy. Only occasionally does something really worthwhile really come out.

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Speaking as someone who’s played a lot of video games, and at the end of the video game all you have is a memory, after woodworking you get this piece of furniture.

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I make very basic country rustic furniture.

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I wanted to be like ‘Kids in the Hall.’

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I just grew up liking computers and stuff like that. Mainly cool stuff, like video games.

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I’m not in Hollywood because I’m good at math.

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I’m more nerdy in a sense of, like, video games and Dungeons and Dragons and Renaissance Faire. But not nerdy in a sense that I know how to create apps.

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Part of me wants a bunch of jocks to go to Comic-Con and call them all dweebs so they can be like, ‘Pump the brakes a little bit.’ But that said, it’s all positive. It’s just, of course, I’m going to find some cynicism in it.

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I grew up on ’80s action movies… Jean Claude Van Damme, Schwarzenegger, Stallone… If there were ever some opportunity to do that, it’d be great.

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I have a fairly pragmatic view on all those bullies that came before, because everybody makes you who you are now.

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I met Mike Judge when I was working on my own cartoon for MTV; it did not air. But I got on with Mike and then did a few voices on ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ because of it.

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All the sharky elements of Hollywood are similar to sharky elements in Silicon Valley. It’s obviously different, but the deals are the same. And you get hot, then you’re not.

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I don’t want to make some super cliche comment about how much more acceptable gaming is. I think it was always acceptable for me and my peers. But I think it’s become more so in pop culture, media, stuff like that – people with money have discovered that they can make money by marketing to us.

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With YouTube streaming and Twitch and all that, you can just hop on on any given night and play videogames and have people come watch you. And even if you’ve only got 400 people watching your stream, that’s more people than would see my comedy if I went to UCB.

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The Valley is a place that takes itself too seriously, and it has yet to be properly lampooned. So it’s time for a wedgie.

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I’m a total pessimist.

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I watched Season 1 through 9 of ‘Seinfeld’ bloopers one day, just having a ball. It’s fun to see people having fun.

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I’m going to be all over your TV for the foreseeable future.

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The show is not really about finding love in Silicon Valley, and it never really claimed be so.

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We thought it would be pretty cool to officially declare ourselves a gang. Our gang name was called the Rude Boys. Of course, any Rude Gang would need a jacket.

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If you think ‘Game of Thrones’ throws around some erroneous, unnecessary nudity, wait til you see ‘Silicon Valley.’

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I’ve spoken to people in Silicon Valley, and many times they have said to me, ‘X storyline, or that thing that happened in your show – pretty much verbatim has happened to me.’ And it’s either identical or similar enough to be scary.

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My interests in the world of technology are mainly video games, but I like tech as a means to help solve big issues, such as the demands on natural resources.

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I had to be sick for a scene in the first season, and we used some fruit smoothies with little banana chunks. I had to put it in my mouth and spit it out. It was absolutely delicious.

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I would never say that girls and their bachelorette parties are tame.

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I remember trying to stay up late and catch as much ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ as I could, and then ‘King of the Hill.’

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I had this website that, at one point, I listed myself as ‘actor, writer, comedian, and fart enthusiast’ just because I thought that would be a really clear joke.

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