Best Quotes from Robert Sean Leonard

Sure, theater is tough because you’re not home at night a lot and you work on weekends – every job has its downside. But to do something that you love doing for two hours a night, that’s a pretty sweet gig.

Robert Sean Leonard

As a kid, the theatre always felt a bit like running away to join the circus.

Robert Sean Leonard

I didn’t want to be the lead guy. That’s too much work. But I thought that it might be fun to be the lead guy’s friend. I’d have days off, and still get a paycheck every week.

Robert Sean Leonard

This is kind of a uniquely New York experience, but when you can’t afford an apartment nicer than the place you’re renting, there’s something so inherently depressing about it.

Robert Sean Leonard

The less I work, the happier I am. I discovered that, as most people discover at some point.

Robert Sean Leonard

I want to read books and go for walks and make dinner. I guess there are people who love working and that’s great. I’m not one of them. I love tackling roles and I love theater, but filming, I don’t get it. It seems mind-numbing to me.

Robert Sean Leonard

I want to know everything there is to know about Lewis and Clark. And I want to do the Sunday crossword in less than an hour. I want to be the best dad in the world. I want to play Richard II, and I want to win another Tony award.

Robert Sean Leonard

I’m allergic to the word ‘important’ in film and theatre. Cancer research is important.

Robert Sean Leonard

I didn’t want to chase movies. It’s too hard. You’ve got to work at it – opening nights, photo shoots, publicity people, managers. I never wanted to do that. I’m too lazy.

Robert Sean Leonard

Any time the character is in a moral quandary is interesting. That’s been true from the Greeks on down.

Robert Sean Leonard

Los Angeles is a bleached-out, soulless pit.

Robert Sean Leonard

I prefer stage work, as an actor.

Robert Sean Leonard

My wife and I are really strange people. We never spend any money.

Robert Sean Leonard

I think people respect my work, but I was never in one of those movies that made me a star.

Robert Sean Leonard

My career has mostly been jobs I love or cases where I needed money.

Robert Sean Leonard

My brother is a policeman; my sister’s an English teacher. When I hear what they make versus what I make, it’s ridiculous.

Robert Sean Leonard

There are a few roles I want to play, but mostly I just want to keep doing a play every now and then, watch kids grow and eat cookies and drink tea.

Robert Sean Leonard

When I was a kid, it was a little bit exciting working with Peter Weir and Robin Williams, but that faded pretty quickly for me.

Robert Sean Leonard

I probably haven’t even seen ten of the films I’ve done. I don’t get a joy out of it, and I don’t go to the movies.

Robert Sean Leonard

I was proud of ‘House, MD,’ and I think it was good for what it was and remarkably smart for a television show. I loved Hugh Laurie and was proud to be by his side that long and to be trusted by him.

Robert Sean Leonard

My greatest desire was to be in a sandbox with Kevin Kline or Kenneth Branagh – to be with the people I admired – and I have.

Robert Sean Leonard