Jenna Fischer quotes:

  • I'm a very thoughtful, forward-thinking, planner kind of person. I love Excel spreadsheets and five-year-plans, and I love to review every year how my New Year's resolutions went.

  • You never go into a marriage expecting to get divorced. You go into a marriage expecting it's going to last forever, and you have a lot of ways you dream about the future. You have all these expectations, and then you have to adjust those expectations, and it can be a very unnerving, confusing time.

  • My cat, Andy, has been my best buddy since I was 18, and he doesn't care if I'm on a TV show or if I'm red-carpet ready. He just likes it when I'm there.

  • I went to a little liberal-arts college in Missouri called Truman State University.

  • I had this crazy job, though, when I first got to Los Angeles... I answered this ad in the back of the newspaper to be a telephone psychic, and I did that for two days.

  • I got divorced, after having been married for almost eight years. That is a very life-altering experience. There's a period of time that you go through, where you're having to adjust to knowing yourself and knowing who you are from being a couple to being an individual again.

  • I loved the domesticity of my life as a struggling actor. When I wasn't going to auditions, I could do things like cook dishes from scratch and take them to parties or be really thoughtful about birthdays and anniversaries.

  • Sometimes acting is really cool because it forces you to exercise certain muscles in your personality that you wouldn't normally be called upon in life.

  • I also love horror movies; I like me a big Peter Berg action movie. I'm a movie lover in general.

  • When I'm writing my blog, I think of myself at 13 years old, back in St. Louis, daydreaming about Hollywood.

  • I think that there is a tragic misfit at the core of me, and I've just done a lot of work on myself. I love a good self-help book; I've read a ton of them. I love self-help seminars and therapy and all that.

  • The fun is getting to wear multiple disguises and getting to explore multiple personalities and bring them to life. So a movie career definitely affords me that.

  • Well, now that I have a baby, I'm that person who's looking for all the parks. I'm also the person who lost their coat because I was juggling so many items. So I'm that person: I lost my coat, I lost my scarf, and it's cold now.

  • I still get nervous when I have a lot of makeup on, a big hairdo, and a dress.

  • I'm not prepared for a zombie apocalypse. I need more bottled water, a shotgun, and stronger abs. I have plenty of canner food.

  • I'm a lover of lists and five-year plans and Excel spreadsheets. Any way that I can have any control over the direction my life is going, I gravitate towards that.

  • Sometimes doing a movie for a short period of time is better than committing eight months to a television show.

  • Growing up, I was a very shy, wallflower type. I was not a nerd, but not popular. I was just invisible, like that person you probably didn't know you were in school with.

  • Yeah, you know I don't ever see myself doing a super-gritty, hard-core drama.

  • Well, I knew I wanted to be an actor, and I didn't necessarily need or want to be famous or a celebrity actor.

  • I don't have real big aspirations to be a movie star. I would love to be on a long-running hit TV show. You end up playing a defining role.

  • I studied theater in college, and I really wanted to be an actress and play a lot of different roles. Then I made landing on a television comedy my main focus.

  • I don't have any type of sketch-comedy or stand-up background.

  • I spent my whole adolescence, when you just want to be accepted, looking much younger than everyone else.

  • As the lead of a movie, you really set the tone off-camera as well, and that's a really big responsibility.

  • I don't know if this is true of everyone, but I have this relationship with my parents where, despite however mature or articulate or grown-up I think I've become, as soon as I go home, I turn into this petulant 13-year-old, especially with the tone of my voice.

  • I'm not one to air my dirty laundry for the whole world.

  • I'm a believer in the parent first, friend second philosophy, and trying to find that balance.

  • The Farrelly brothers make movies the way you imagine a movie set would be when you're a kid - fun all the time.

  • Tilda Swinton is a great example of a person who completely disappears into a role.

  • I didn't want to go to college. I wanted to move to Los Angeles right out of high school.

  • It makes it really hard to just go to a dinner party because, in my work life, I'm surrounded by the funniest people, ever. I'm really spoiled. I laugh a lot, in my day.

  • I get really excited about jewelry.

  • I had a teacher who said something great. That was, 'Go out and collect your nos. Once you get fifty nos then you can start wondering when you can get a yes.' He said, 'It is not your job to get the job; its your job to do a consistent body of work. So, every time you go in there, just go in there and be consistent, and eventually it will get noticed and someone will hire you.'

  • Be willing to work for nothing in things you think are stupid. Make work for yourself. Make your own luck. Don't complain. Hopefully, the work will find you if you are ready.

  • Cause it's really hard, it's hard to be an actor.

  • Even in college I tended to get cast in the comedies more. It was what I liked doing.

  • I know so many amazing actors who don't get work... and then there are a bunch of real duds that work all the time. The industry is just not fair in that way.