Mackenzie Astin Quotes

Guns are evil! And very little good comes from the availability of a bullet designed to kill human beings!

And it is easy to believe you are not good enough if you listen to everybody else.

I think it is obvious that people repeat acts that are shown on the television or the screen and I wouldn’t want to inspire any violence on anyone.

It is tough to say what has influenced me the most because I know that Mozart makes me think better, but you cannot beat Dave Matthews for feeling good!

And I found I didn’t like myself at the end of the day because I didn’t care for the guy I was playing. I learned a little bit about acting in that.

There are a couple of teachers I have had without whose influence I would not be as happy with who I am.


Life can only be understood backwards.

You never get every job you want.

If I couldn’t broadcast baseball games, I think I would make a good impression on people.

I used to get some flack from my agents because I wouldn’t even audition for parts where the hero uses violent force to be a hero.

It is important to make the fans that support me feel supported.

I think I would have a better time writing films rather than directing.

When I was eight years old I went to visit my brother who was working on a movie of the week with my mother and I saw how much fun he was having and I decided I wanted to try it too.

I technically have two last names, which is a lot of fun when you’re making airline reservations.

I haven’t gone to college yet and I intend to in a few years.

I started at the age of 8 and have been lucky to be still working.


Have you noticed how most directors are either bald or grey-haired?

I still have not given up the idea of becoming a journalist, but at 17 I decided to follow my heart and stay in Los Angeles with my girlfriend as opposed to going to Johns Hopkins.

When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television.

Well, I never got to meet Jack Nicholson.